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  1. Brigham and Women's Travel Assignment (NICU)
    You'll have a reverse commute if you do that, so expect between 20-30 minutes in the morning and about 45 minutes in the evening. If you're working straight nights there's often discounted or free...
    Dec 19
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. Brigham and Women's Travel Assignment (NICU)
    Hi. They are hiring tons of travelers because they are converting their EMR over to Epic. It's a crazy busy NICU with everything but ECMO. To get the most from your stipend I suggest living on the...
    Dec 18
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. Tips/tricks regarding peds and triage
    Whenever possible, butterfly over angiocath if your facility has them. I find butterfly IVs much easier to thread into little spaghetti veins. Also, thinking like a child goes a long way when...
    Dec 13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. why do nurses hate medics?
    I can't relate to this. I've worked in 4 ERs and we always have a great working relationship. The medics stick around when they bring in critical patients if they can to see if we need help, and we...
    Dec 13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. How long was your initial orientation to the ER?
    I was supposed to get 8-10 weeks but was off in 4.
    Dec 13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Boston children's hospital cicu
    I also just interviewed for this position and didn't get it. I just saw they reposted it 10/24 so maybe no one got it? I was told they would consider me for January and just need someone with ICU...
    Oct 27
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  7. Is 59 is too old to make this kind of career change?
    I am being totally honest here....I'm not sure it will be worth it for you...it really depends on what kind of nursing you see yourself doing. The big Boston hospitals are super political and the job...
    Oct 27
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  8. Boston Children's Hospital- B.S.N. Only?
    Hi Happy, yes, BSN only and even then you pretty much have to have a connection to get in. I have been applying for six years with a BSN, advanced certifications, and previous peds and ED experience....
    Oct 27
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  9. Sepsis
    We give fluid anyway and have a low threshold for intubation. We start 250-500ml boluses at a time and if no effect move on to levo or neo.
    Oct 20
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Short Circuit: Supraventricular Tachycardia for the Novice PICU Nurse
    I LOVED this Jan!
    May 18
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  11. Umass vs st vincents
    You have a better chance of getting into the ER if you have experience at a tertiary referral center like UMass...however, be prepared for overtime, dangerous nurse-patient ratios, and frustrated...
    Apr 11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  12. Major med errors...whose fault is it really?
    You got it Sassy. Both med errors were wrong doses - like WAY off and improper administration.
    Mar 10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Major med errors...whose fault is it really?
    Almost all agree and have verbalized to management but falls on deaf ears which has prompted the rapid turnover.
    Mar 10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. Major med errors...whose fault is it really?
    I can't get too specific but one involved anticoagulation and the other involved an IV med error that was close to being a sentinel event...the patient experienced organ dysfunction as a result of an...
    Mar 10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Sepsis + Antibiotics = Severe Hypotension?
    Vanco is famous for this.
    Mar 10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Dealing with stress, guilt, and emotions
    Wine. Lots of wine.
    Mar 10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. Pull until full triage
    We do the same and the triage nurse will do the computer triage bedside and start the line.
    Mar 10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Migraine treatment in er
    Imitrex injection, toradol, Benadryl, and Reglan.
    Mar 10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Chest pain protocol
    We aren't allowed to give Zofran. It's contraindicated unless expressly ordered and documented by provider.
    Mar 10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Major med errors...whose fault is it really?
    We recently had two *major* med errors in my ER in the past four months with DPH involved both times. Staff turnover is at an all-time high in my magnet hospital and the staff who remain are burnt...
    Mar 10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Nurse as a patient-how not to be a PITA???
    Good luck Redmorgan!! Hope you're snuggling your beautiful baby right now :)
    Feb 4
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. Need help nrp online exam lesson 3
    Can you please narrow down a question? Most of us don't know what the 3rd lesson is comprised of off the top of our heads. What are you stuck on?
    Nov 17, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  23. Any PICU RNs from CHOP or Boston Children's here?
    Sorry for the delay in responding, I fried my laptop and had to buy a new one! Each ICU does not have a dedicated transport team. CHB has their own transport team that does air/ground transports from...
    Nov 16, '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  24. Any PICU RNs from CHOP or Boston Children's here?
    Hi Sloan, I don't work at CHB but transported to there often and can tell you a few things...CHB has three ICUs...a medical ICU on 11 south with 12 beds, plus an ?11 bed IMCU on the same floor, a 30...
    Nov 7, '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  25. New Grad, No experience so no work
    Arlyne, I'm happy to look over your resume if you want to email it to me to see if there's anything that might be improved to catch recruiters' eyes. Also, check out Franciscan Hospital for Children....
    Oct 11, '13
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing


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