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  1. Looking for work in Alberta? Don't give up...
    I would just like to add that AHS is not the only game in town! I work for a major university, get way better benefits, and an excellent schedule with summer holidays and a week at Christmas. What's...
    May 5
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  2. Any MPH students out there?
    I'm starting in Fall 2014 at University of Alberta. Is there anyone else out there, Canadian or otherwise?
    Mar 28
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  3. Removing a ring with O2 mask strap
    Saw this going around FB and it's quite clever!
    Jan 24
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. questions about permission to conduct research
    Your local Ethics board should be able to point out how to obtain operational approval.
    Jan 18
    Forum: Research Nursing
  5. PLEASE HELP!! MRU, UofC, UofA or GMU??
    I can vouch for GMU being an excellent program that prepared me well. Sometimes the disorganization drove me nuts, but I'm pretty sure you get that everywhere.
    Dec 31, '13
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  6. Butterfly Injections
    I had a homecare infusion client whose RN wife wanted to give his infusions via butterfly as she was not comfortable with IV catheters. His infusions only lasted for 15-30 minutes. All the research I...
    Dec 16, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Nurse Practitioner specializing in Trauma/Emergency?
    In my ED, there are a few NPs, but their role is to manage chronic disease patients. So there is one who sets up follow-up care for heart disease patients, and another who prescribes IV antibiotics...
    Dec 1, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  8. Iv mag or k+ which do I hang first?
    According to Lexicomp, these are compatible, and there are no warnings against infusing concomitantly - is there any reason you couldn't run them together?
    Nov 17, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Alberta Cuts Nursing Jobs and to "Restructure Health Care"
    Already have my grad school application in for 2014, and it's not in nursing..
    Nov 16, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  10. Where to start?
    I would recommend that you work in the specialty where you eventually want to work in research. I'm an emergency RN and I have been working in Emergency Medicine research since January; my experience...
    Nov 10, '13
    Forum: Research Nursing
  11. Need advice! Private clinic nursing..
    I work for a university and a private homecare company. I don't regret leaving AHS for a second. The benefits are way better outside of the union negs, too. I kept my casual position to maintain my...
    Nov 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  12. AHS Media Campaign
    I heard the radio ad. They are very disparaging... the whole campaign is baffling! Unless it's to try and justify bringing on more NAs and HCAs in lieu of nurses...?
    Oct 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  13. Research career & per diem bedside job?
    I do this. I came from ED nursing and now work in Emergency research. I kept my old position on the floor and still pick up shifts every few weeks. It keeps me current, plus it's fun to be a bedside...
    Oct 17, '13
    Forum: Research Nursing
  14. Health Superboards: do they work?
    Well said Jan!
    Sep 17, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  15. Moving from ICU to research?
    Research nurses need to be highly organized and very detail oriented (ask me how I know). In life I am a very Type B, but at work I know the status of all my studies, my research patients, and all of...
    Sep 15, '13
    Forum: Research Nursing
  16. Can a new BSN grad w/research experience get a research nurse job?
    Depends what area you work in. I'm in Emergency Medicine. Several of our studies get me in the heart of the action without TOO much responsibility. I also find working to tight timelines to be very...
    Sep 12, '13
    Forum: Research Nursing
  17. Source Documents
    Yes, these are called Case Report Forms, and they are for officially documenting the data to be tracked at each visit: bloodwork, vitals, that kind of thing. We consider CRFs the actual study...
    Sep 5, '13
    Forum: Research Nursing
  18. GCP
    I did mine through CITI
    Aug 7, '13
    Forum: Research Nursing
  19. Can a new BSN grad w/research experience get a research nurse job?
    I had 6 months of ED RN experience before I was hired as research coordinator in emergency medicine research. It was all about what I brought to the table from my previous experience. I think you'd...
    Aug 6, '13
    Forum: Research Nursing
  20. Creating CRFs from scratch
    Amazing! Thanks for your help!
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: Research Nursing
  21. Creating CRFs from scratch
    Hi everyone, I'm currently in the beginning stages of coordinating a new study. I'm pretty new to this role (just hit 6 months). It's a brand new study (the PI basically just handed me the grant...
    Jul 2, '13
    Forum: Research Nursing
  22. Negotiating Salary for a Clinical Research Nurse in Charlotte, NC
    Me too
    Jun 20, '13
    Forum: Research Nursing
  23. AHS Board Fired
    I'm curious about how "at-risk" the bonuses really are. I mean, AHS fell short by basically every metric they measured. OCP all the time, no decrease in LOS for subacute, deep cuts to disabled care....
    Jun 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  24. More bad news at AHS - layoffs
    So happy my primary employer isn't AHS anymore. Although it's not so great working for a university right now either.
    May 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  25. RAAPID
    They aren't - we call RAAPID 24/7
    May 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Canada