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  1. Interview at Harborview, what to expect?
    Hey everyone, I was just extended an invitation to interview at Harborview. I'm wondering if anyone can offer me guidance on what your typical interview looks like there? Or share what your...
    Nov 14, '11
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  2. Who has more stess RT or RN?
    Here is how I tell people to decide (sort of funny but true): If sputum makes you want to vomit, become a nurse. If urine and feces and blood make you want to vomit, become an RT. But...
    Nov 14, '11
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  3. A question for all nurses...
    Yes you will be using your psych knowledge alllll dayyyy long. But non-nursing degrees don't count in the nursing world.
    Nov 14, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  4. intermediate care vs med/surg floors
    when i worked in intermediate care it was also considered cardiac step-down. So we got post-open heart surgery such as cabg and valve replacements, post stents, post MI, post pacemaker. Ocassionally...
    Nov 14, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. Acute care vs. Home health
    I left the "never-ending stress" of the hospital to go into home care. It is the worst decision I have ever made. Now, all home care agencies are not created equal but in my case there is nothing...
    Nov 14, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  6. how do you night nurses do your assessments?
    I worked nights on an IMCU. We were required to do an assessment every 4 hours unless otherwise noted (ie if they just came back from a procedure or were on hospice). I did mine between 2000-2100,...
    Nov 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. All Med-Surg patients require an IV site
    It's not required but in my opinion everyone should have an IV site. Why? So if they code you don't have to fumble around to get access. Even if the diagnosis is stable, anything can happen. The...
    Nov 14, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  8. Is med/surg really that bad?
    I spent a little over a year on a med-surg floor that took mainly post op patients. Yes, it was stressful at times but I enjoyed it. I learned a lot and grew as a nurse. I still look back upon that...
    Nov 14, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  9. Why hire RN's when other disciplines can do the job
    It's interesting what the public knows. First of all I have seen MAs, CNAs and even Vet techs called "nurses" which I do find offensive, though it is usually by the office staff or receptionist and...
    Nov 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Arrested while Occupying Wall Street - Will I Be Hireable?
    I was once arrested for "obstruction of justice". It was some a bs charge to get me into protective custody and away from an abusive boyfriend, whom they couldn't have arrested instead of me for some...
    Nov 13, '11
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  11. McKesson Horizon
    Ugh. That is all I have to say.
    Nov 6, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  12. Job market for experianced nurses?
    Hey all, I am currently living in WA and trying to get a hospital job after being in HH for 6 months. I have 3 years acute care exp, and have always been interested in living in Portland. What is...
    Nov 2, '11
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  13. The grass is always greener. . .
    Hey everyone. So about 6 months ago I made the decision to leave the hospital (night shift) for a day job in home health. I had a nagging little feeling that this was the wrong choice but night shift...
    Nov 2, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. What's the best area of nursing to start?
    i havent found an area that makes me WANT to clock in. But ive found areas that are tolerable. . . .which, I a miss now that i have left the hospital and am trying to get back in to.
    Nov 1, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  15. Hospital nursing question
    To be honest I went to case management in home health because i thought it would be less stress. Now, I am applying to hospital jobs hoping and praying I can have something similar to my old job back...
    Oct 31, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  16. Personality Typing...
    I am an INFJ. I dont know if there is one type that fits with nursing. I believe that it is a calling. I can't imagine not being a nurse. It is all I know, really. Ive been in healtcare since I was...
    Oct 22, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  17. Burnt out on HH after 6 months
    Hi everyone, I have been working as an RN case manager in home health for about 6 months. The first 2-3 months it was great, I got everything done in 8 hours. but the last 3-4 months I've been...
    Oct 12, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  18. Do you work at Providence Spokane, Everett, or Olympia?
    Like everything else it varies from hospital to hospital and varies from unit to unit. On top of it all that changes from year to year.
    Sep 1, '11
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  19. lay offs
    Prov SW WA is laying off managers, about 100 people took a voluntary layoff with bonus pay, and about 100 more people will be laid off involuntarily. This does include nurses.
    Sep 1, '11
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  20. What do you think of this agency? Transition to home care
    I got 6 weeks of orientation. . I am now going on the 90 day mark and I still feel completely lost most of the time. I'd definately say 2 weeks is not long enough for orientation. OASIS requires...
    Jul 19, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  21. Am I asking too many questions?
    I find even the RNs that have been with my agency for 30 years will still ask questions, nursing is constantly evolving, medicare laws are changing and agency policies change as well.
    Jul 19, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  22. Providing Home Health Aide services when patient has hired caregiver
    I am still fairly new at this, but I have had patients that had a hired "caregiver" and a HHA. My manager explained to to me like this, which could be way off base. . . so correct my if my thinking...
    Jul 17, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  23. Home Health RNs paperwork out of control
    The paperwork is horrible. . . and I am expected to see as many patients as the LPN and do case management. So after I spend hours in the office in the morning (getting sucked into meating with...
    Jul 17, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  24. Documentation of physician communication
    We have a notes section. . . so we create a "physician contact note" documenting the date and time that the physician was notified and what they were notified of, if we left a message or spoke with...
    Jul 14, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  25. How many admissions can you do or have been asked to do in one day?
    at my agency we have an admit nurse on the weekends who works 12 hour shifts. She does a maximum of 4 admits in 12 hours. I am not being asked to do admits yet because I am still learning the admit...
    Jun 13, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing


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