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  1. Liability insurance for nurses
    NSO... Endorsed by the ANA. Around $100/year.
    12:44 am
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  2. PNAP unfair
    I'm not saying that there aren't people who are put into these programs that don't need to be. My experience is that PNAP saved my life and probably the lives of patients I would have taken care of...
    May 2
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  3. PNAP unfair
    Here's how it works. When you enroll in PNAP you are given a large packet of information telling what you can and cannot do. You also have a case manager that you can call with any questions. You...
    Apr 26
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  4. Quitting CNA job and who do I give my notice to?
    2 weeks notice. I would give my notice to the director of nursing.
    Apr 6
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  5. bipolar recovering addict cant get job ! is it over
    I would like to say that I fifth the sentiment. OP, you are having a difficult time right now but to say it in the words of my fellow addicts, "keep coming back". You will find the support you need...
    Mar 19
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  6. My pharmacy doesn't follow DEA rules.
    Have u talked to your director or administrator?
    Mar 16
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  7. Band together against HPRP for innocent people
    I agree with Subee. I was in Pennsylvania's monitoring program and "graduated" in October of 2013. I was in the VRP, not DMU (disciplinary) and can tell you that I was treated fairly. The program...
    Mar 13
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  8. pittsburgh- applying without nclex?
    Upmc hired me as a gn but that was 6 yrs ago. Heard they weren't doing that so much anymore. I would apply anyway.
    Mar 11
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  9. Diluting IVP Natcotics?
    I dilute with 2 or 3 mls of nss and push according to the dose and pt. If they are an addict who is not opiate naive (sp?) I push fast because if I push slow, they say that their pain is not relieved...
    Mar 11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  10. Would you tell the BON about brief relapse?
    This issue is not simply "failing to brake completely at a stop sign" or exceeding the speed limit. The OP is talking about a full-blown relapse two months long. They entered into an agreement with...
    Mar 5
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  11. 2015 Current LPN Pay
    Western PA - around $18 per hour for LTC. County home = $20/hr (with experience, not new grad). Dr. Office can be as low as $10/hr.
    Mar 2
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  12. Would you tell the BON about brief relapse?
    Maverick thank you for your response. I couldn't have said it any better!
    Mar 2
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  13. Disclosing IPN after job offer
    In PA you have to disclose during the interview.
    Feb 23
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  14. Would you tell the BON about brief relapse?
    One of our basic spiritual principles is honesty. I am shocked by the number of nurses who would not be honest. Two months of abusing oxycodone is not just a little slip. It is a full-blown relapse....
    Feb 15
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  15. Floating non-ICU RN's to ICU!!?
    When I worked PCU, every once in a while one of us would get pulled to the ICU or ccu. You could only be pulled if you had previous ICU experience or if the assignment was going to be pcu pts. ...
    Feb 15
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  16. Did You Get CCRN Certified Without ICU Experience?
    I work LTAC and we are able to take the CCRN.
    Feb 15
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  17. PA new grad pay
    6 years ago I was offered $21.20 an hour on a general floor with half of it telemetry. Went up to $21.50 after probationary pd. Over (90 days). I had 8 years of lpn experience but was told they do...
    Feb 15
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  18. License issuing
    Congratulations on passing your boards! I received mine within 2 weeks 6 years ago but a friend of mine waited forever just a few months ago. After a month had passed she actually called her state...
    Feb 15
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  19. neo vs norepi
    So, I'm pretty sure I've got the alpha/beta 1 and 2 stuff down but I still have a question. One of my patients was hypotensive with a MAP in the 50's with heart rate 120's. Doctor orders norepi. If...
    Dec 11, '14
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  20. Stethoscope opinions
    I looooove my cardiology III. I hear so much better with it vs. Any other stethoscope I have ever used. While we have a good many isolation pts on my floor, I'm still glad to have my cardio III....
    Oct 21, '14
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  21. IV meds.
    What I mean is, I know that dopamine is used for hypotensive states, but what I'm having a hard time with is why use dopamine over levophed? Or levophed over neo-synephrine? I hope I don't sound...
    Sep 21, '14
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  22. IV meds.
    Hello everyone! I am making the switch from LTC to LTAC. The unit I will be working on is very similar to ICU. All types of iv drips such as Levo, neo, and the likes. I'm super excited but a little...
    Sep 21, '14
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  23. In monitoring program (DMU) 4 1/2 years sober and screwed up!
    I'm glad you are feeling better and let me tell you that I have been in your shoes before. I'm glad you reached out to someone in recovery.
    Aug 2, '14
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  24. Narcan
    That makes no sense. Let people die of drug ODd because you don't have the ability to monitor them after the narcan is given? Sounds like administration is trying to save some $$$. Narcan is...
    Jul 28, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  25. I'm not a nurse anymore. I'm a cashier! Yay!
    I don't mean to sound cliche but you're right where you are supposed to be right now. Keep your head up and no matter what don't use/drink.
    Jul 26, '14
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery


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