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  1. Getting back in the game
    I've been off of work for a year (staying home with my kids) and now I'm thinking about going back (prn or casual position, not full-time). Any tips to get back into the game? I think I'm going to...
    Apr 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Is there any nursing Job that is not stressful
    I think every nursing job is stressful in one way or another. I've worked both at and away from the bedside. When you work bedside, your shift is brutal but then you turn your patients over to...
    Feb 3
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  3. How Far Would You Commute for Part-time?
    I'm considering returning to work at some point this year, but I will not be willing to commute longer than 30 minutes each way. And no more than 2 days a week.
    Feb 3
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  4. To apply or not to apply...
    The previous response was great. I found the "Getting Started in Occupational Health Nursing" CD by AOHP to be super helpful, along with my local AAOHN chapter for education, networking and support....
    Feb 3
    Forum: Occupational Health Nursing
  5. National APIC conference
    Has anyone attended, and if so would you recommend it? Is it worth the cost if your employer is not paying? Our local conference is relatively inexpensive so I don't mind paying for it myself,...
    Feb 3
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  6. How to Return to Work after Raising Kids
    I've been out of the game for a year now, but have not worked full-time in 3 years because I've been home with my children. I've started networking with old colleagues and found that I've received a...
    Feb 3
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  7. I'm not answering call lights
    When I worked the floors I found that rounding every 15 minutes to half hour cut down on the number of call lights for things that could wait, by at least 80%. I also made it a point to chart on the...
    Feb 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Infection Preventionist jobs?
    Average salary in my area is about the same as a staff nurse with overtime. You generally need a few years experience as a floor nurse before moving to an IP position. A background in microbiology,...
    Feb 5, '13
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  9. Worth it?
    For those of you who are already NPs, has the time and money you spent worthwhile in terms of job satisfaction? Does the increased salary offset any loans you had to take out? I started a FNP...
    Jul 9, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  10. Negotiating for a raise/promotion
    When I was hired on in my organization, healthcare and 850 employees, I was the only one in my department and I also have responsibility for infection control. Since then my work has grown to 2 main...
    Apr 25, '11
    Forum: Occupational Health Nursing
  11. What do you do?
    I currently work in occupational health and I am responsible for the following: Writing policies and procedures for my department Writing protocols for others in the department Designing systems...
    Apr 18, '11
    Forum: Occupational Health Nursing
  12. Hourly Rounding/pain management?
    Oh, and we had to document the IV site assessment hourly as well. This came after a few lawsuits for infiltrated IVs. We managed to do our hourly rounding, but we usually only had four patients. ...
    Aug 29, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Hourly Rounding/pain management?
    In peds we were required to document hourly: Patient alertness, position and activity (ie calm, crying, etc). We had to do hourly pain assessments on all patients in pain, especially sickle cell...
    Aug 29, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Allergic reaction to n95
    You can see if they can order a different brand for you, or if they have any PAPRs available. Most hospitals have at least one PAPR. Not taking TB patients would probably NOT be considered a...
    Aug 29, '08
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  15. Dengue Fever
    There are many vector-borne diseases that are making a comeback. I just read a book about the Yellow Fever epidemic in Memphis around the turn of the century, and it certainly serves as a cautionary...
    Aug 29, '08
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  16. Pediatric Rapid Response Team in a Community Based Hospital
    At the peds hospital I worked at, the rapid response team consisted of a critical care RN, critical care RT (many times our team from the helicoptor would come by), out team's resident MD, and the...
    Aug 29, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Hep B titer
    I am still learning, having just started in infection control. I can tell you that our practice right now is not to do titers on new employees who have already gotten the series. Many times it will...
    Aug 29, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. BSNs Need Not Apply
    I know that there can be minimum qualifications for hiring someone, but can they discriminate against someone because they have "too much" education.? I would think that if they made this a written...
    Aug 29, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. ImmunoglobulinM problem
    PS I hope it's not urgent because you're taking an online test. Because if so, it's cheating to ask others for help....
    Aug 29, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. ImmunoglobulinM problem
    G stands for gamma, A stands for alpha, M stands for mu, etc. Greek letters
    Aug 29, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Nurse saves crash victim
    Sounds like he didn't make it...that's too bad. It was great that the nurse stopped and helped though.
    Aug 29, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. Documenting an IV insertion?
    We had stickers printed out on our unit because of a new IV initiative. It includes date, time, number of attempts, 22 ga or whatever, how IV was secured (statlock, tegaderm, etc), flushes easily...
    Aug 27, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. PreMed nursing
    If you want to be pre-med and be serious about it, then you will have to spend some time during undergrad doing research in a lab, heavy duty volunteer work, honors classes, or some other activity...
    Aug 26, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Is the RN liable for other's actions???????
    Many states do not allow phone triage by RNs without specific physcian protocols. LPNs, because they cannot assess and evaluate, cannot do phone triage. I doubt that MAs can either
    Aug 21, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. What's the most pain meds you've ever seen ordered?
    When I worked inpatient peds hematology, I had some pretty young adolescents on HUGE doses of morphine or hydromorphone via PCA. One guy had to have a special concentration of morphine prepared (5...
    Aug 21, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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