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  1. Do You Have a Bad Back from Nursing?
    Tait, The 50 lb weight restriction shouldn't have been an issue as 99.9% of all job descriptions I have ever seen say that the nurse has to be able to lift 50 lbs with assistance! I'd give my eye...
    Dec 14, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Do You Have a Bad Back from Nursing?
    Never heard of that! interesting... Tom, I won't knock your copper and magnets. I know people that have swore by them too. My theory is, "What ever works for you"....I went for some rolfing...
    Dec 14, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. PEPID for Treo 650
    I had a co-worker that used PEPID. He didn't have a Treo, he had a DELL Axim but he loved the program. I took a look at it and it seemed like a great program. I used Epocrates but that was on...
    Dec 13, '07
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  4. Do You Have a Bad Back from Nursing?
    I'm beyond flexeril and naproxen....I miss those days!
    Dec 13, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. how to get started in CM
    I would love some tips on how to get into the CM field. I have 15 yrs experience in step-down, ICU/CCU, ER, Amb-surg and PACU. I am enrolled in a CM certificate program. I had a vocational counselor...
    Dec 10, '07
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  6. Kaplan's program for Case Managers
    I have not found any other school that offers this particular certificate. I am currently enrolled in the course. You have a max of 1 yr to complete the course but you can complete it sooner, if...
    Dec 10, '07
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  7. Do You Have a Bad Back from Nursing?
    You are fotunate that topicals, like icyhot, and OTC POs still work for you. My injury happened in February 2006. I had a previous, similar injury in 2004 but I recovered nicely, not this time. And...
    Dec 10, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Do You Have a Bad Back from Nursing?
    I have Facet Arthropathy with DDD and ? herniated discs. I go to the chiropractor twice a month, sometimes more, primarily medicate at bedtime with Percocet, Valium and Zanaflex. Tried 2 rounds of...
    Dec 10, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. any nurses out there with back injuries
    I would strongly sugest that if anyone is planning on applying for SSI/SSD that they get themselves a lawyer as well. They usually take no fee if you do not get awarded SSI and if you do get the SSI,...
    Dec 10, '07
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  10. any nurses out there with back injuries
    :balloons: Hooz.. Thanks for taking the time to read my post. I am blessed that I do not have that sort of pain in any of my extremities, nor do I have any symptoms of RSD. I have intermitten...
    Oct 2, '07
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  11. any nurses out there with back injuries
    Hooz...I don't know what state you are in but in NY state they have a program called VESID(Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities) they help you try to find something...
    Oct 2, '07
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  12. starting in OR this Feb, what specialty would you suggest?
    Definitely ask for orientation to the basics and do a rotarion in general surgery so that you get a grasp for all the different instruments. I hope that you make out well. As for 37/hr for a FT...
    Jan 31, '07
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  13. Have you meet Jnette:  "Goody 1 Shoe"
    Jnette is a wonderful friend and a kind, compassionate and dedicated nurse. Her advice given over the years, taken from her experiences in life have always been appropo, delivered with love and...
    Jan 31, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. regarding agency??
    I do work for Medical Staffing Network and they try very hard to get you in for at least one day of orientation so that you have some familiarity with the facility that you will be working in. I have...
    Jan 31, '07
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  15. MSN Staffing......
    I work for MSN(Medical Staffing Network) doing per diem work. I did a 13 week assignment with them, which is how I landed my first FT PACU job. When I did the 13 week assignment, I was paid...
    Jan 31, '07
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  16. I'm Back!
    Thanks Tweety! I have missed you guys!:loveya:
    Jan 31, '07
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  17. Welcome, New York Nurses!
    Jasmin, I know that there are a few hospitals in Manhattan that offer internships. You might try contacting the Nursing Recruiters for several facilities and let them know that you are interested...
    Jan 30, '07
    Forum: New York Nursing
  18. Associate to Bachelor Degree
    I would say it is all what a person's personal goal is, their finances and what they wish to achieve in the end.
    Jan 30, '07
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  19. PCA's in PACU
    Any place that I have worked PACU, the PACU RNs start the PCA or at least set it up and send it to the floor with the patient. That way all the floor nurse has to do is turn the PCA on, make sure it...
    Jan 30, '07
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  20. OR patients bypass PACU for ICU
    At the trauma center the liver transplants go to TICU and sometimes the CABG patients will go straight to CTICU. Any other vented patient comes to PACU and is monitored for a short time. At the...
    Jan 30, '07
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  21. Preoperative Warming: Is this routine?
    I have never seen pre-op warming. Depending on the Anesthesiologist they may use and upper or lower body Bair hugger which helps with the confounded low temps that I see come out of OR and into the...
    Jan 30, '07
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  22. PACU RN's- what is your visitor policy?
    1. Does your PACU allow visitors? At my old facility, it was 1 person at the bedside for 15 minutes unless it was a child(up to age 18) and then we allowed 1 parent at the bedside at a time. At the...
    Jan 30, '07
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  23. Anyone using Vistaril?
    I think it is all a matter of preference of the Anesthesiologist writing your post op orders. When I worked down town in NYC, they usually started with Zofran and then used compazine IM, choosing to...
    Jan 30, '07
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  24. Frank bleeding?
    :caduceus: Frank blood is bright red in color and usually indicative that the doctor may need to take the patient back into the OR and find the bleeder and tie it off as opposed to serosanginous or...
    Jan 30, '07
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  25. I'm Back!
    :cheers: Thanks TraumaRUs
    Jan 30, '07
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings


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