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  1. Why Lactated Ringers?
    Thanks!
    Feb 26
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  2. Why Lactated Ringers?
    Something which I've wondered for awhile but could not get a definitive answer via online search or from coworkers: Why do most surgeons prefer to use Lactated Ringers as opposed to Normal Saline...
    Feb 25
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  3. Able to finish all tasks in ICU?
    Our facility also has a policy allowing us to chart on a patient within 24 hours, so we can come back the next night to add anything we may have forgotten. Not sure if that is an option for you. As a...
    Feb 11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  4. Advice for clinical rotations on ICU/Trauma/Stepdown ICU floors
    A lot of good suggestions here; I will add to not pretend you are in control of a situation when you aren't (don't let your ego overrule the needs of the patients) and don't try to be bossy or think...
    Feb 11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  5. Preceptorship in the ICU
    It sounds like you've prepared about well as you can. I am also beginning my ICU orientation as a new grad (I worked there as a CNA during school), and picked up that Kathy Taylor critical care...
    Jul 20, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  6. Young Male CNA discussion!
    I've had similar experiences to blackvans, though not quite 1/5. If they want a female CNA for toileting, etc, they just have to wait that much longer to be assited, so it's their loss. It does get...
    Mar 14, '13
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  7. Frequent flier narc users
    Hospitals will also lose reimbursements for revolving-door visits, so in this case it will probably be addition by subtraction if it cuts down on their overall visits.
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Sutter of Calif. does it again...
    Man, I used to go there as a patient and told myself if I moved back to the Bay Area and couldn't get in at Kaiser, Sutter would be a solid second option. I guess I'd better stay back East where...
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  9. Volunteer to be a union rep or not?
    There is good and bad in having union representation; the good is obvious, but one of the downsides is the laziest & complainingest employees are usually those who want to use the the union to take...
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  10. cna caught in the middle
    If you are given instructions by your charge nurse, those are what should be carried out. Explain to the other CNAs that you must do a, b & c before you help them out with their tasks for the...
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Time Management for the Not So New Grad
    Yeah, like Brandon the idea of pharmacy hours kinda threw me (as did the old-school concepts of paper charting, smoke breaks, and no hospitalist on site). The advice is great for this (hopefully)...
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  12. RN's pay in Dayton OH area?
    Starting pay at Springfield Regional is $22/hr I believe; add $5 to that for night shift. I can only imagine MVH and the Kettering Network pay as much or more, especially for an experienced BSN nurse.
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  13. Can i have a job during the nursing program?
    Yea, this is how I'm doing it too. I worked FT as a CNA up until this final semester while doing the RN program, the second year with a little guy at home. Basically it's time management and...
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. I'm 37 & male...
    There's a guy in my RN classes who is an LPN at Children's Hospital in Columbus OH; he's a brawny-lookin dude and has never mentioned catching flack for his appearance or gender. He started in the...
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  15. I said nothing; family, friends or a job will stop me from being a nurse
    Hey, I'm 37 years old and just finishing my Associate's after working as a CNA these past four years in acute care. It's a long road, but trust me it is worth it. Like yourself, I slacked off my 20s...
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  16. LPN school before RN degree to work my way up??
    I would recommend against this, since you're already an STNA and have a feel for the health care setting (best if you're in acute care). If you know for certain you want to be an RN, just go for the...
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  17. North Jersey hospitals
    Which are some of the better hospitals & health systems in North Jersey to work as an RN? I'm planning to move to the area in a couple years after I get out of school and get some nursing experience...
    Apr 22, '12
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  18. Question about Jobs in NJ.
    Try to get a nursing assistant position at a local hospital while you're in school. I've been a CNA for three years now, in three different units, and after making a good impression on each manager...
    Apr 22, '12
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  19. CSCC worth the wait?
    CSCC=Clark State, I'm assuming. I'm there now, Spring Quarter of the first year. Don't be intimidated by the waiting list; as long as you finish up your pre-req's, specifically A&P, you shouldn't...
    Apr 22, '12
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  20. What is the first thing you are going to buy once you are a nurse?
    So far I'm obsessed with paying off my debts, but I think I'll splurge on a vacation once those checks start rolling in.
    Apr 22, '12
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  21. Yes, it's possible to go to nursing school and work full time...
    I work full-time and am in nursing school. Luckily I work nights as a nursing assistant, in the ICU, where sometimes we have down time and I can study (including sitting with suicide/OD patients...
    Apr 21, '12
    Forum: About A Nursing Student - Nursing Cartoon Series
  22. How much do you make as a tech?
    Springfield OH, $9.80 to start.
    Apr 17, '12
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  23. Ohio University RN-to-BSN Program
    I plan to do this program after I get my associates & RN next year. Several RNs I work with are currently in the OU BSN program, and one is even going to use them for her Masters. It also doesn't...
    Apr 17, '12
    Forum: Ohio University Online Nursing Degrees
  24. Advice on managing full-time nursing school?
    Basically you have to go into it knowing you have no life to yourself for two years. It's a sacrifice, but it will be worth it. I'm six weeks away from completing my first year while working...
    Apr 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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