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  1. Three-year RN BSN, Still Having Great Difficulty Landing Hospital Job
    I think in my job search out here I came across a large VA hospital somewhere around Loma Linda. I know when I was looking for a job right after we got out here (Feb/ Mar) either Loma Linda or Arrow...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  2. Yay!! I get the poop magnet award!! Who else is so fortunate?!
    I am the septic shock and full code nursing home patient queen! Any nursing home patient anywhere near me knew when I was working and came in as an absolute train wreck! Probably why I spotted her...
    Sep 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Yay!! I get the poop magnet award!! Who else is so fortunate?!
    oh my!! I think I would avoid public places until your little string of good luck passed!!
    Sep 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Yay!! I get the poop magnet award!! Who else is so fortunate?!
    That is awesome!! I may have to steal this and wear it proudly!!
    Sep 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Yay!! I get the poop magnet award!! Who else is so fortunate?!
    Yikes! I found out today little darling won herself a ticket to the ICU. A Flutter is just the beginning of her issues. My suspicions of sepsis were also confirmed a long with several other...
    Sep 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Pedal pulses
    I am usually pretty accurate about an inch to 2 inches above the second toe. For the time being I am working in a vascular surgeons office and I can tell you LOL with PVD have no palpable pulses....
    Sep 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Nursing School Oopsies
    Haha!! Love this!! I remember going to heparinize a PICC and trying to get that bubble out of the heparin flush. Too bad my clinical instructor and now good friend leaned over the exact same time I...
    Sep 12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Yay!! I get the poop magnet award!! Who else is so fortunate?!
    Yay!! So today after I sent my umpteenth patient out to the hospital via EMS I was told I am the surgery center's poop magnet. Apparently I have managed to send out more patients to the hospital in...
    Sep 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. ~9,000ml's/24 hours out of nasogastric tube
    One of my first thought- are you sure someone isn't giving the patient ice chips to suck on? Adding to the output?
    Aug 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Did you know?  "Code Brown" means tornado. . .LMAO!
    The last hospital I worked for considered it to be a violation of privacy and they were also worried about family disagreements with code status when they came in and saw a DNR on momma. I call bull...
    Aug 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Experienced RN Moving to California
    I moved the beginning of the year to SoCal which apparently has a better job market. 3 years as an RN. First year telemetry med surg floor and the other 2 were SICU/TICU. I have ACLS, PALS, and TNCC....
    Aug 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Needing a location change......
    Just under a year ago we thought we were making a great change when my husband took a job that brought us out to the High Desert in California. The change on paper sounded like a fiscally great idea,...
    Jul 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. With-holding resuscitation on pt in the absense of a signed DNR order form? What?!
    @neverdone- when a patient is incapacitated either temporarily or permanently the next of kin becomes the healthcare proxy. The proxy becomes the decision maker UNLESS there existing health care...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  14. 2014 RN pay in panama city, FL
    Obviously experience and degree level factors in, but generally pay is in the low to mid $20's/ hr. As a brand new grad at BMC I started out at just under $20/hr. I usually got my full 3 days per...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  15. Fingerprinting for CA License endorsement
    From my personal experience don't wait for the card, it won't come. When I applied back in January as a transfer from FL I was reading where so many people were never receiving requested cards,...
    Jul 27
    Forum: California Nursing
  16. peg tube dislodge
    It sounds like you did all that you could. Any reason an NGT couldn't be placed in the meantime to give meds and feed until the PEG can be resolved? That way your patient doesn't have to go without...
    Jul 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. how do I gain experience if I have no experience?
    Something else to consider also is a unit secretary position. While it may not be the hands on experience you were looking for, you still learn a tremendous amount. I worked as a unit secretary on a...
    Jul 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Endorsing a GA license to California
    Not a separate board, just the California boards. Back at the end of last fall they changed their computer system and the roll out of that was just about as bad as Obamacare sign ups. Nothing went...
    Jul 25
    Forum: California Nursing
  19. Endorsing a GA license to California
    Honestly the biggest challenge I ran into was the enormous back log of applications that the state had. I have heard they have made a lot of progress on it, but when I applied in January it took...
    Jul 22
    Forum: California Nursing
  20. Your best(or worst) exposure story
    My first day as a brand new baby nurse I was giving an injection of Levemir to a 400+ lb patient. I had my left hand in the shape of a C around the spot where I was going to stick for some stupid...
    Jul 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Dansko vs Sanita?
    I had a pair of Dansko's that I absolutely loved, however 2 horrible tumbles later and a visit to the ER I have had to reluctantly shelve them. Someone recomended the Sanita shoes and said they don't...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  22. CPR in Prone Position
    Wow! This can be my learned something new today!! Never would I have imagined the concept! Have to credit those thinking outside the box. Although I have not worked in facilities that have had the...
    Jun 17
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  23. Question for the cardiac guru's out there
    Makes sense. And I am glad you said that about the pacer too. My gut was thinking it should not have allowed for him to drop that low, that it should have continued to pace, but I wasn't 100% sure. I...
    Jun 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Question for the cardiac guru's out there
    Had a patient come into the office I work in for simple out patient procedure. He was having an Angiogram done on his RLE. This requires a 2 hour recovery period since the doctor does a femoral...
    Jun 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. I may be beating a dead horse.....but utterly bewildered!
    That's what happens when someone with a finance degree and no clinical experience gets to make a staffing grid. And on the rare occasion said person actually has to be admitted they are considered a...
    May 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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