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  1. Name a stupid policy/idea your facility thought would fly
    We just started this in two units at my hospital, because it's cut down on patient safety events between ER and ICU transfers. The problem is that we're given 15 mins from the time the bed is...
    May 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. WGU RN-BSN 10/01/11 start...anyone with me?
    I recently got hired at a Chicago-area hospital after beginning my BSN classes through WGU. I have three classes to go! I've heard that, of the program you are looking into requires a GPA, you will...
    Feb 15, '12
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  3. Injuries r/t toning sneakers
    I have had MBTs since shortly after graduating, and, based on my bragging, others went out to buy cheaper versions. All of them have been injured since: tendon strains, stress fractures and a...
    Nov 11, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  4. Does anyone wear MBT shoes?
    I ABSOLUTELY SWEAR BY MY MBTs! A former classmate of mine recommended them to me when I made a facebook post about how horribly sore my feet and legs were after my 12 hour shifts. She had tried...
    Nov 11, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  5. Advocate System?
    Did you ever hear from anyone privately?
    Oct 20, '11
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  6. Any recommended nursing shoes?
    I highly recommend MBTs. They offer all-white varieties. I was 330 pounds when I started doing 12 hour shifts. Never once did my feet, legs or back hurt after my 12 hours once I found my MBTs. I...
    Oct 17, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  7. Moving from 12hr days to 8hr evening float position
    I've been working in the same department with the same people for two years. I'm about to move from my 12 hour day shift to 8 hour evening (3-11) float position at a different hospital. What types...
    Oct 17, '11
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  8. RN Bachelor's Degree
    I just started my BSN through Western Governors University after working 2 years with my ADN. It think it's helped with the classes tremendously. There's just no substitute for real-life experience...
    Oct 8, '11
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  9. WGU RN-BSN 10/01/11 start...anyone with me?
    I started 9/1 but had surgery right after, so I'm a bit behind. Would love to have a support group!
    Sep 30, '11
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  10. From a student, to, hospital floor nurses...
    It's so ironic that I see this post today, and this past week's clinical group was one of the worst I've had at a long time. I usually love having students around, and love being able to teach them...
    Sep 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. How long does it take to get a job in chicago:(
    I say we start staging sit-ins ;)
    Sep 20, '11
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  12. How long does it take to get a job in chicago:(
    I started applying to hospitals in the NW burbs last month and have only gotten one call, and that was from a hospital I have since heard really bad things about. I've tried to call the HR...
    Sep 19, '11
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  13. assessment or meds first?
    Real life nursing vs. school life nursing is different in a lot of ways. I have been known to take medications into a patient's room prior to assessing them, but I do my assessment at that time! ...
    Sep 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Tylenol IV
    We were told on a Friday that we would start using it on our post-op orthos. Orfirmev, I believe. We give it over 15mins, at 400ml/hour. Since there's no compatibility studies available, we will...
    Sep 19, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  15. question about vanc, trough, and holding the dose
    Our physicians usually defer to the pharmacists by writing "Vancomycin-pharmacy to dose and manage." And, we've recently found out that our lab's "normal limits" is actually lower than the...
    Sep 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Looking for info, Kindred Hospital, Northlake
    Wow! No one? I saw some older posts about Kindred's organization, but some of those posts were 2 years old. Any info would be greatly appreciated!!
    Sep 18, '11
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  17. Looking for info, Kindred Hospital, Northlake
    Hello, all. I've got several applications out there around the NW burbs, and got a call from Kindred in Northlake. I've read that some of Kindred's facilities have very poor reputations. Anyone...
    Sep 16, '11
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  18. Ever see "FULL LET" for code status?
    My reason for using those terms is that we are a small rural facility with only one doctor in the building at all times. If I have a doc that thinks it's okay to use a term he can't even explain it...
    Sep 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Ever see "FULL LET" for code status?
    Thanks! I kept trying to think of terms the abbreviation may have stood for and go nowhere with my searches.
    Sep 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Ever see "FULL LET" for code status?
    If you read the original post, we actually confronted him about it right when he wrote it, hence us seeing him fail to explain it and then sit down and attempt to Google the answer. I don't care how...
    Sep 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Ever see "FULL LET" for code status?
    I certainly have no problem learning new terminology. But, if a new doc thinks it's okay to use an abbreviation he himself can't explain...I will remain worried about him being my only doc in the...
    Sep 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Ever see "FULL LET" for code status?
    We had a new Doc start yesterday in the ER and for a patient with a uniform DNR order, he wrote "Code Status: Full LET" None of us, including nurses with over 30 years experience, have ever seen...
    Sep 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Calling Chicagoland RNs...
    Thank you for the info! I've put in a few apps, and will stalk the web until I see some more open up!
    Aug 30, '11
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  24. ER handoff report to floor
    A max of 4? I wanna work there! That being said, I've had 4 that felt like 8...numbers alone don't indicate acquity.
    Aug 29, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. Calling Chicagoland RNs...
    I just moved to Addison and would love some info on any of the NW Suburbs hospitals. I fully expect that many of you would prefer to send PMs instead of posting, but I would really appreciate any...
    Aug 28, '11
    Forum: Illinois Nursing


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