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  1. Twelve hour shifts. Are you doing 3 or 4 days a week?
    I would find a new job. I worked a 4th day a couple of weeks ago and when I looked at my pay stub, I found out I got a 50% pay incentive. On top of the overtime, weekend and shift diff. And it was...
    May 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. How much do you know about other medical professions?
    Just want to point out: A radiologist is an MD. A radiographer (or rad tech, or RT(followed whatever initials they are qualified in) is a different animal altogether. Signed a retired RT(r).
    May 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Nursing Dose
    Everyone I work with on the unit watches the waste. And when you watch a co-worker get escorted out by the local PD, through the main hospital in handcuffs, and 3 other coworkers are fired, you...
    May 23
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  4. Twelve hour shifts. Are you doing 3 or 4 days a week?
    I am per diem, and recently I have been working 3 to 4 days per week. I have a couple of weeks (next week, for instance) where i only work 2 days. I pick up days for the OT. We have been running...
    May 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Nursing Home Chest Pain
    Sometimes you just have to over ride the supervisor. I have had to do that in the past. (2 years of LTC experience). I had a resident fall and hit his head. He lost consciousness for at least...
    May 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. People really need to stop coming into nursing
    Or worse, they cheated their way through nursing school. (I know a nurse who had her brother write all her papers for her BSN. She got kicked out of an MSN program. that's what happens when you...
    May 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Your opinion please
    I can't answer yes/no. If a patient is admitted to the hospital and dies within 24 hours, they are considered a coroners case and we are not allowed to remove anything (ANYTHING) from the body until...
    May 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Fastest, cheapest program that will allow the lowest GPA EVARRRRRR (and is al...
    You owe me a new keyboard! But thanks for the sinus cleanse.
    May 18
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  9. Lowest turnover specialty
    Infusion services. At least around here. You have to wait for someone to die (or retire, which doesn't happen often) to find an open position. And when you do, you better snap it up.
    May 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Proper Documentation
    It's the right side of HIS body. It should be documented as the right side. Try pointing it out this way to her: If a surgeon is going to amputate the right foot for a non-healing ulcer, what food...
    May 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Nursing shortage
    And so are areas where hospitals decided that hiring BSN's only was a great idea. My hospital is having problems filling positions.
    May 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Malpractice insurance?
    I have NSO, have for 4 years and pay a little over 100 a year. You get a discount for a new grad.
    May 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Causes of losing your license?
    I personally know of 5 nurses who have been sanctioned by the BON. 3 were sanctioned for drug diversion. (1 actually was suspended indefinitely, because she refused to appear before the board and...
    May 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Sepsis Screening?
    Document, document, document. That is about all you can do once you notify the doc. Just make sure you document all you did, that you spoke with the doc and what orders were received (or not...
    May 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. New grad...hate my job!
    I would hold out, if you can, for at least 6mos. A year would be better. The more experience you get the better. And whatever you do, DO NOT QUIT before you get a new job. Once you have at least...
    May 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Job Hunting Advice, Please
    I always applied to multiple openings (the facility I work at limits the number of open applications allowed, which can be a pain, because sometimes HR forgets to close the apps after the hiring...
    Apr 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Making it through the tough days...
    I pretty much do what you do, I cry for a minute, take a deep breath and move on. My unit has a long termer who makes our lives a living nightmare, and she is beyond demanding. She has a poor...
    Apr 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. I got a tour of the unit. Means I'm hired?
    I interviewed with 4 different managers at the hospital I work at (large teaching hospital) All managers gave me a tour. Only one (the 4th) hired me. I still had to go through 3 more interviews...
    Apr 29
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  19. patient complaints
    Document, document, document. If a patient denies pain, document that. If a patient refuses to be turned even though the wound team says turn Q2H, document. Always document so you have proof of...
    Apr 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Taking care of DNR patients. The point?
    I am going to try to be gentle here. DNR does not mean do not treat. All patients, regardless of code status, deserve dignity and in some cases, treatment, even iif it is only pain management. ...
    Apr 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Haldol IV?
    We give IV haldol all the time. IF the dose is 5mg or greater or if the patient will get 10mg or more in a 24hour period, hospital policy is the patient must be on tele. (Because of QT segment...
    Apr 24
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  22. Do you need a tb and an x-ray as part of your physical?
    I would suggest to your friend that she do some research on x-ray exposure from reputable sources. Yes, the exposure is cumulative but, the amount she gets from a single yearly x-ray would be...
    Apr 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. How did the 12 hour shift begin?
    I used to work 8 hour shifts and I was tired at the end of my shift. I was rushed, and I was exhausted at the end of the week. I do better with 12 hour shifts. I guess, to each their own. I won't...
    Apr 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Nurse Tracking Device
    Amen to that! We are treated like children who have to be followed around to make sure we are doing our jobs. The facility I worked at before had trackers, and we had to document rounding on...
    Apr 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. How do you sign your name?
    I sign CelticGoddess, RN. Except in emails to my manager, who requires our credentials in our emails. So, when I email her, it's CelticGoddess BSN-RN. Some of my co-workers have certs so it's...
    Apr 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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