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  1. New Grads Finding RN Jobs?
    I think your goals of working full time M-F 8-4 with weekends off and "rural - the more secluded the better" are mutually exclusive.
    Apr 16
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  2. Major med error wrong fluid! Need advice please :(
    We don't scan anything either, except we have to scan our IDs to be able to do ANYthing with our volumetric pumps and to do POC glucose monitoring. Meds - nope.
    Apr 16
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. I passed! How I studied for CRNE:
    Not on here they won't! Those types of posts are not permitted by the Terms of Service of allnurses.com. What you do in private is one thing, posting solicitous posts or arranging a commercial...
    Apr 15
    Forum: Canada CRNE / CPNRE Nursing Exams
  4. Jobs in AB?
    Somehow that wouldn't surprise me at all. Pretty much everything AHS does is Calgary-based and Calgary-first. Payroll, EHR software development, email servers... it's all down there. And I...
    Apr 15
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  5. Australian Nurse moving to Alberta
    I've worked with several nurses from both Australia and New Zealand. Generally speaking they've had some issues with insufficient didactic and clinical education in pediatrics, obstetrics and mental...
    Apr 15
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  6. Stressed out new peds ER nurse
    I think there are some details missing here. D5W at a maintenance rate would not cause a child's "sugar to shoot up". But if the other nurse had continued running D5W at the bolus rate, that's a...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  7. **POLL** New 1st Year RN Salary
    Wow... The same single family home with a nice yard (like the one next door to me that's vacant right now - 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, detached garage and fenced yard) runs about $1750 a month.
    Apr 13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. g-jt and checking for residual in the jt port
    I'm with KelRN215 on this one. Because the JT empties into the small bowel there should BE no residuals. In fact, on my unit when we place NJ tubes blindly, one of the tests for proper placement is...
    Apr 13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  9. Pseudo Munchausen parents...
    MRI can't confirm or rule out seizures. But it can provide secondary gain to a "Munchy" mom. We've had several kids with normal MRIs who have very definite EEG-demonstrable seizures. By age 5 I would...
    Apr 11
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  10. Shift work help.
    From the first article: "One potential solution to safety issues associated with sleep deprivation is to encourage nurses to use their break times to take brief naps. Often known as restorative...
    Apr 11
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  11. Pedi and NICU the same???
    My employer says that I'm employed by the hospital not by my unit, and therefore I should just do what I'm told and be happy I have a job. (Actually, I think they'd be ecstatic if they could send us...
    Apr 11
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  12. Pedi and NICU the same???
    I suppose it would depend on what sort of patient assignment you're given. If all you're doing is feeding and diapering babies who need to grow or who are being treated for hyperbili, it's probably...
    Apr 10
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  13. Move to Northern BC
    Casuals don't accrue seniority in Alberta. In BC casuals do, based on hours worked in a fiscal year (up to the full-time equivalent) but this only comes into play when the casual employee becomes a...
    Apr 9
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  14. Shift work help.
    I'm not sure why we're dredging up a 2 year-old thread... It frustrates me that so many newly graduated and employed nurses immediately start complaining about working nights. It's as if they just...
    Apr 9
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  15. Family zone in PICU pt rooms
    We're also undergoing a redevelopment of our PICU and our PCICU. Our hospital has gone so far overboard with the concept of family-centred care that it has become family-directed care, so I guarantee...
    Apr 9
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  16. Special Care Nursery
    My first hospital job was in a special care nursery. The babies there are the ones still not ready to go home but not sick enough to require ICU care. They're feeders-and-growers, babies with...
    Apr 8
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  17. Leaving 1st job before 1 year
    There are a LOT of people who have no choice but to work rotating shifts (like me :sleep: ). In areas where there's a largely unionized nursing population, the collective agreement will essentially...
    Apr 7
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. Adult ICU to PICU??
    We use moderate hypothermia for kids too, with a target temp of 32-34C for 24 or 48 hours post ROSC, then a 0.5C increase every 4 hours to thermoneutral. Sometimes we don't do it, for example, if...
    Apr 7
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  19. Adult ICU to PICU??
    ECPR is what we call a resus that ends with cannulation for ECMO. Our unit does it about twice, sometimes three times a month. Outcomes are generally acceptable - meaning a patient survives with a...
    Apr 7
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  20. Second-Entry Nursing Programs - 2014 Hopeful
    It's extremely unlikely that schools compare notes in this way. They have way too much to do at this time of year to be bothered with checking who has accepted registration where. Okay, I was...
    Apr 7
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  21. Adult ICU to PICU??
    Does this unit have cardiac surgical patients? Ask to observe a sternal closure. If the hospital provides ECPR you should observe it in action. If you've never seen ICP monitoring established on the...
    Apr 7
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  22. Adult ICU to PICU??
    Here are just a few of the previous threads on this topic. There's probably not a hole lot more to be said... http://allnurses.com/picu-nursing-pediatric/adult-icu-picu-445845.html...
    Apr 6
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  23. Is it easy to take nclex in US but plan on maintaining Canadian residency?
    I think your bigger problem is going to be that you didn't write the PRC exam. All provinces in Canada insist that applicants have passed the licensing exam where they received their education -at...
    Apr 5
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  24. Obtaining an RN job in a city in Canada directly after graduation
    I think Saskatchewan is the only province where regular staff can give shifts to casuals. Here in Alberta, that would never fly. That's because if you get a casual to work your shift, they might not...
    Apr 4
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  25. Obtaining an RN job in a city in Canada directly after graduation
    On my unit it's the opposite, usually. Because our casuals often only work once or twice a month, they get the easy, straightforward patients because they just aren't able to maintain the skills they...
    Apr 4
    Forum: Nursing in Canada


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