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  1. What is the proper way to address an RN?
    No, I don't request the same from them. I earn the same from them.
    Nov 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. What is the proper way to address an RN?
    I don't call physicians "Doctor" because they make me. I call them Doctor out of respect.
    Nov 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Rejected now what?
    What you do next really does depend on why you were rejected! It's impossible to give any advice until we know why.
    Nov 5
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  4. Just a vent!!!
    I think it is fair to say that whatever you do in life there are people who will resent your success for any number of reasons. While it's good to reflect on what part you might have played in this...
    Nov 4
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  5. OR Coordinator
    Your facility should have a policy on this an you need to take this up the chain of command. Unless you are a licensed radiology technician who has had the training to use this potentially dangerous...
    Nov 4
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  6. Suggestions on possible NP job offer
    These patients are extremely complex. If you see 10-15 of these a day as a new grad, you will be doing well. The whole thing sounds shady to me.
    Oct 28
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  7. Is it normal to quit a job because the culture isn't welcoming?
    When you observe a pattern it is wise to look for a common denominator.
    Oct 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. "the 3rd degree" with report and other rude behavior
    It might help you to deal with these people better if you focus on the fact that they too want to provide their patients with safe, high quality, compassionate care, which is probably why they are...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. NP Contract
    No experience with that, but I have to say that this would seriously make me reconsider a position with them. Not a good way to start a professional relationship. They would have to convince me...
    Sep 18
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  10. Urgent question: Blood pressure
    It is common and makes no difference to the reading. It prevents the patient from possibly occluding the lead while they are asleep or during positioning, and it allows anesthesia provider easy...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  11. Post-Op Pain with PCA
    NurseStrelri I could be wrong, but I think you are getting your terminology mixed up which is why you are getting strange answers to your question. The devices that are commonly hooked up in the...
    Aug 30
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  12. Any one In the dual Nursing program in MCPHS Manchester Campus?
    You may have more responses if you post this under the UK forum. There is a tab at the top of the page "world" go to that tab and you will fund an appropriate forum where the people posting will...
    Aug 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. After 2 months, I have to leave my 1st FNP position
    If they feel able to pick and choose what parts of the "contract" they wish to honor (i.e., hourly vs. salary) then I would suggest to you that they have voided their own contract and you are free to...
    Aug 10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  14. HELPP!!  :(
    I can recall other posts with similar stories regarding home health companies. Stand your ground and don't let them threaten you.
    Jul 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Needlestick injuries during surgery
    It's covered in our consent so that we don't have to wait to draw blood until either the patient is out of anesthesia or we track down a family member.
    Jun 5
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  16. Need a seasoned nurse's advice
    While there will be people who are secure enough in themselves to be happy for your success, there will always be people who cannot be happy for you and will resent your attempts to improve yourself...
    May 28
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  17. Taking ownership of pts
    You are not over reacting. I used to try to be "Miss Go-Along-To-Get-Along" but recently I've taken a harder line, particularly when patient safety is clearly compromised. If I have a conversation...
    May 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Gel pads under heels
    I use these too, especially for cases longer than 1 hour. However, I do have a pet peeve regarding their use. Unless you have a pillow under the patient's knees IMO you should not use additional...
    May 23
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  19. The face of a medical error...
    I have resigned myself to the fact that if we stay nurses for long enough, we will all take a turn at being "that" nurse. Be as kind to yourself during this difficult time in your career.
    May 21
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  20. Staffing policies relating to call
    In our system, everyone is required to sign up for the requisite number of calls for the period once the list goes up. Only once this has been done can people take over other people's call, but the...
    May 12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  21. Best Stethoscope
    I too have a Littman 3200 electronic and can second traumaRUs "You can hear EVERYTHING!"
    Apr 18
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  22. Salary Discussion with Potential Employer
    You should also consider benefits as part of your evaluation. Are they paying a higher proportion for your healthcare and/or other benefits? Is it a closer commute so that you will be saving time...
    Jan 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. New job question
    Sounds like bait and switch. I find it very suspicious that they didn't discuss this with you from the start. To just spring it on you verbally seems odd to me. I would be very cautious.
    Jan 2
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  24. CRNA job stress vs NP job stress
    I have spent over 10 years in the OR and wouldn't want the job of CRNA for love nor money. All jobs are stressful, and all jobs have an overwhelming amount of responsibility. However, there are few...
    Dec 22, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  25. My NP job search--Cue the crickets and tumble weeds rolling by..
    Assuming you did well at your clinical sites, check back with your preceptors and see of they can help.
    Dec 17, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)

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