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  1. Central Line associated BSI's
    I guess more specific questions might help. We currently do sterile dressing changes q 7 days unless moist/soiled with a standardized kit. Chloraprep for those greater than 2 months old, alcohol...
    Oct 24, '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  2. Central Line associated BSI's
    We've had a recent increase in the number of BSI's in our CTICU and I was wondering what protocols/procedures other facilities have in place for BSI prevention?
    Oct 17, '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  3. Moving to Seattle alone?
    Hi everyone! I'm 22 years old, been working currently in a pediatric cardiac ICU in Ohio for about a year and I am strongly considering moving to Seattle next year. I would be moving by myself,...
    Jul 3, '12
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  4. Sedation Woes...
    Typically precedex + an analgesic and midazolam. I've read about precedex drips having a 24 hr limit at other facilities but our facility sometimes has patients on precedex for weeks.
    Apr 10, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  5. Hypothyroidism & Nursing School?
    I have hypothyroidism, I was diagnosed in 2010 after I gained 50 pounds in 2 months. (21 year old female) I graduated in 2011, never had any problems with schoolwork just generally tired and...
    Sep 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. OK, So where did I learn this...?!
    Just thought you should know that in a few NCLEX books I had during school the answer to a question exactly like the first question you wrote is actually raising the head of the bed. Lol - how about...
    Aug 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Too young to be a nurse??
    21 year old RN. I haven't had anyone mention my age - if you act like a professional people will treat you like a professional. :)
    Aug 5, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Is ANYWHERE hiring new grads?
    Hi guys! I actually have accepted a position at a smaller local hospital on a med-surg unit, started last week. Definitely not my dream job but hey it's good enough for me! I am also in the...
    Jul 27, '11
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  9. Post-Mortem care, PLEASE realize it is a human being.
    You don't need to know the full extent of the story to expect every patient to be treated with dignity and respect, living or dead. Abuse of a corpse is a crime that is committed whenever someone...
    Jul 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Need Job Advice
    I have been offered two interviews for RN positions, one for NICU, one for Urgent Care, at a leading Pediatric hospital in my area that I currently work at as a tech. The problem is I have...
    Jul 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Color Code for All
    We're color coded - Nursing is navy. Techs are OR green. Unit clerks are purple. Dietary = black. Xray = red. Formula room = pink.
    Jul 3, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  12. RN in school getting BSN and hospitals still wont hire
    BSN only is becoming the a new Magnet status requirement. I am starting my BSN in September and am getting rejection after rejection - should I put I am 40K in debt and willing to kiss your butt all...
    Jun 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Bitter dried up nurses that need to RETIRE
    I'm confused as to how meeting your patients' needs takes away from Nursing. Complaining about bringing people something to drink - what is that preventing you from accomplishing? It's an act of...
    Jun 16, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Bitter dried up nurses that need to RETIRE
    Patients are customers. There is a lot of truth in this post - if you hate your life/job/whatever so much that you make patients cry with your derogatory and insulting words, which I've seen, it is...
    Jun 16, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Experience with Extendicare?
    Hi everyone, I'm wondering if anyone has ever worked for an Extendicare facility? I am a new grad and like thousands of others in Central Ohio cannot find a job. I am thinking about applying to...
    Jun 15, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Is ANYWHERE hiring new grads?
    I'm between Columbus and Dayton so I've applied to every hospital in both and in between lol! I have been licensed for about 3 weeks so I know I shouldn't be panicking yet but I have probably...
    Jun 12, '11
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  17. Ohio laws for the legal NA to resident get up
    When I worked as an STNA at a nursing home 2 years ago I remember it was illegal to operate a hoyer lift by yourself - I'm not sure that that's your question though. We had 3 aides on evening shift...
    Jun 10, '11
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  18. Is ANYWHERE hiring new grads?
    I am so frustrated. I have applied for over 50 jobs - I've had three interviews and no offers. This is so ridiculous. Does anyone know of a hospital hiring new grads?
    Jun 10, '11
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  19. update on 2nd interview
    You should take any schedule you can get - coming from an unemployed new grad this is not an economy you can afford be picky in.
    Jun 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. NCLEX this morning!
    I took the NCLEX this morning! 75 questions, wayyyy too many select all that apply! Got the good pop up! Can't believe it. =)
    May 27, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  21. Anyone apply to the OSU Medical Center Residency?
    Haven't heard from OSU, OhioHealth's is about to begin the interview process.
    Mar 15, '11
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  22. MVH Interview/Hiring Process
    Um I went in for an interview in HR and then he took me to the a nursing manager's office for a second interview. Then I was offered the position about a week later. I ended up accepted a job as a...
    Jul 27, '10
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  23. Working at Miami Valley Hospital as a Student Nurse?
    Hello I am currently being considered for a position at Miami Valley Hospital as a patient care tech/student nurse. I am wondering if any of you know how their pay is and how flexible they are with...
    Apr 16, '10
    Forum: Ohio Nursing


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