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  1. Staffing in ASC
    We run two rooms a day 10 hour days 18 cases per room each day. Two Nurses in recovery room 1 RN at least other is PCA, Ma, or LPN Two admit nurses either RN or LPN One RN in each room and one...
    Jul 22, '10
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  2. is this a california thing? gi tech can't take biopsies!
    In washington state the only thing an OR tech is able to do in the GI Lab is clean scopes. They have worked in our GI lab for the past 10 years doing nearly everything but sedate the patient which...
    Apr 18, '10
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  3. how many colonoscopies per day?
    Two Rooms Two Doctors One Admit Nurse, Per room RN or LPN Sedation RN Per Room, 1 tech per room or if short Floats most of the time Most often this person doesn't exist. One Scope tech 2...
    Feb 27, '10
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  4. Surgical techs in GI LAB
    We sit on our butts and eat bonbons.
    Jan 17, '10
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  5. RN's making the cut for PEG placement.
    Who makes the cut for a Peg placement at your facility? What is the scope of practie in your state for RN;s making a cut in the skin? What state are you from? We have been making the cut...
    Jan 13, '10
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  6. Good Sam Hosp onsite daycare?
    Day care at Good Sam is from 0630 to 1800 for infants to kindergarten. After Kindergarten they have a summer program that the kids love. Summer program goes up to age 12.
    Dec 28, '09
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  7. how many colonoscopies per day?
    we do18 cases per room per day 0730 colon 0800 colon 0830 egd 0900 colon 0930 colon 1000 egd 1030 colon 1100 colon
    Dec 28, '09
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  8. LPNs laid off because working out of scope of practice
    Oh yes, LPNs can not sedate in the state of Washington. However they can work in GI doing to Physician assistant side of things. This does free up the RN to do the Sedation and monitoring of...
    Dec 19, '09
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  9. AF Flight Nurse,
    I'm a Retired Flight nurse from the 446 AES at McChord AFB WA. Flight Nurse is fun and interesting. The plane is C 17 now I retired from the C 141 nearly 12 years ago. Go for it.
    Dec 4, '09
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  10. graduating RN with 11 years Endoscopy Tech experience
    What state are you from? In Washington state OR tech's are working out of there scope of practice if they are working as GI Tech's. We are hiring RN's in the GI lab and are asking for experienced...
    Nov 14, '09
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  11. what is the pay and job availability difference between an rn with an asn or bsn?
    No pay difference from Diploma, ADN or BSN. I went back for my BSN in order for a Military Promotion. I retired a year after getting my BSN without the promotion because of personal reasons. The...
    Nov 13, '09
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  12. Surgical techs in GI LAB
    If anyone can help me with this I live in Washington State. The problem was Gi was always under Surgical services and at some point the surgical techs followed to Gi lab out of the surgical...
    Nov 11, '09
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  13. 40-yr-old ADN wants to join army reserves,
    Yes go for it. It is so funny to me I retired at age 40 after 22 years in the military. Joining was the best thing I ever did in my life. They paid for my nursing, diploma,degree and masters. Go...
    Oct 15, '09
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  14. Surgical techs in GI LAB
    LPN's are not hired at our hospital I guess management feels they don't know enough. Now our surgical techs will be PCA and transport patients. The problems is the cuting tissue with a snare techs...
    Oct 15, '09
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  15. Surgical techs in GI LAB
    Does anyone use surgical techs in the GI LAB? We have for ten years now all of a sudden there scope of pactice isn't good enough. The only thing I see which they are unable to do is inject through...
    Oct 3, '09
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  16. GI  RN pay scales and on call staffing concerns
    Where is your union that is bad I wouldn't do it. All RN's get paid the same in our hospital depending on years of experience we get $4.oo per hour for call pay and when we get called in we get paid...
    Sep 19, '09
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  17. Port access
    What are some of the policies on accessing ports on patients using a spray numbing med. I know our outpatient clinics use them, however the hospital sticks to stricter policies and do not allow this...
    Sep 7, '09
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  18. Can non-licensed person start an IV?
    We did many IV's in the Military as med techs on base with blood draws. I worked in Dr's offices as a civilian at the time too and I found out that I was allowed to do what ever the Dr needed I did...
    Jul 11, '09
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  19. fired for not practicing out of scope!!
    How does the Doc do a polypectomy alone. The reason for an assistan is to do the cut with his help.
    Jul 11, '09
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  20. questions about colonoscopy procedure
    We measure cecum time which is after reaching cecum desired time to exit is 7 minutes. Some doc's can get to cecum with in a minute some take much longer. Recovery is 30 minutes usually let...
    Jul 11, '09
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  21. What do you do exactly?
    I work both outpatient endoscopy and hospital GI Lab. In the outpatient we do 36 cases a day run two rooms. You need assessment skills, computer skills, and really good IV skills. The nurse does...
    Jul 10, '09
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  22. Sedation scales
    There is no scale that I know of.
    Mar 22, '08
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  23. Shriner's Hospital Cincinnati Ohio
    The burn unit at Shriner's Hospital in Cincinnati Ohio must be one of the most remarkable burn units in the states. My niece and her daughters were hospitalized there after an explosion at my...
    Feb 11, '08
    Forum: Burn Nursing
  24. hospital endoscopy nurses
    We as RN's start the IV either a lock or if needed fluids are hung.
    Jan 12, '08
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  25. BSN eager for ICU
    Why would you want to do ICU?
    Jan 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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