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  1. Got myself stuck out west
    That's surprising. Prior to moving out here I was working just south of the MI border, in Indiana and I figured their wages would be similar. Hoping to someday go to possibly the GR area.
    Apr 19
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  2. Got myself stuck out west
    So I have been living out here in the Phoenix area. I would love to someday move back to West MI which will always be home to me. I feel as though that will not be possible due to the huge...
    Apr 13
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  3. What to do about barrage of questions from families
    Sometimes when a family member would ask me more questions than I could answer about the patient's plan of care by the physician who usually did not share that information with me I would give the...
    Jan 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Becoming an RN just for the paycheck
    Is it just my idealistic view of what a nurse should be or does this bother other nurses? I have heard several times lately and have read articles of people who are going to nursing school, not...
    Jan 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Places who pay for schooling ????
    When I was in nursing school I did not take the scholarship for the reasons mentioned by the previous poster but the hospital I worked for also had an option for tuition reimbursement. Unlike the...
    Jul 20, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Any outlandish therapy, you've thought up?
    - I wish that there was a headset device that you could talk into while doing the head to toe assessment of the patient that would automatically enter your assessment into the computer so I wouldn't...
    Jul 6, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. DVT prophylaxis orders
    So the hospital I work at recently instituted these DVT prophylaxis orders where each pt upon admission has a form placed on their chart for the doctor to review and sign. The form has boxes to...
    Apr 16, '07
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  8. Jcaho Medication Reconciliation
    I work on an ortho/neuro unit where the doctors are babied. Our med reconciliation forms used to be order sheets that the doctors could check mark DC or continue but none of them used the order form...
    Apr 16, '07
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  9. Can't decide where to go!!
    I have had experience with a level 1 trauma teaching hospital as well as a level 2 hospital. I am most concerned about the drive and safety. Both facilities are about the same distance from where I...
    Apr 13, '07
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  10. Can't decide where to go!!
    I have 2 offers for travel positions, one for Banner Good Sam on the Ortho/Neuro, med-surg unit, and the other on a med-surg/oncology unit at Banner Thunderbird. I have never been to either of these...
    Apr 12, '07
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  11. Considering Scottsdale Healthcare- Shea Campus
    Considering a travel position on the med/surg bariatric unit. If anyone knows about this unit or this hospital I would appreciate your input as I am going to be new to the area and I have no idea...
    Apr 11, '07
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  12. Southwest Michigan??
    From a fellow Michigander I want to congraulate you on passing the NCLEX!! I myself was raised and currently live in Berrien county. I have worked at Lakeland, Butterworth in Grand Rapids, and...
    Mar 29, '07
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  13. New hosptial computer systems pull nurses away from patient care
    Our hospital just switched to Cerner. We had started out with using computerized MAR but we just went back to the paper MAR because pharmacy was totally unprepared for the change and a lot of scary...
    Mar 18, '06
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  14. Considered Mandatory Overtime?
    The unit that I work on signs us up for 1-2 extra 8 hour 3-11pm shifts per schedule. I normally work 7am-7pm. They don't let us pick which days to be signed up for and they are mandatory. If you...
    Mar 18, '06
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  15. Pain Management
    I work on an Ortho/Neuro surgical unit and pain control is a huge issue. For total joint surgeries our patients usually have either a PCA or epidural with PO meds for breakthrough pain. If these...
    Mar 18, '06
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  16. Air Embolism
    We were told that it was a peripheral IV but we were not told many details.
    Dec 31, '05
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  17. Epidural vs. PCA pump
    I work in a Ortho/Neuro unit with many ortho surgeries. The patients are given a choice preop of epidural vs. PCA for pain management postop. I can't stand the epidurals. I don't think that they...
    Dec 7, '05
    Forum: Pain Management Nursing
  18. Air Embolism
    It was announced in a staff meeting that it was determined that the cause of death for a patient who had died on our unit was air embolism caused by the IV. No further details were given as to the...
    Dec 7, '05
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  19. I'm going to in charge for the first time.
    Well I was lucky, this weekend we were wonderfully staffed and not too many admits. We discharged a bunch of people and so my shifts ended up being fairly slow. I never realized though how many...
    Aug 1, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. I'm going to in charge for the first time.
    Tommorrow I will be charge nurse for the first time. I'm nervous but excited at the same time. Anyone have any words of wisdom to help me through my shift. Thanks.
    Jul 29, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Reality Shock
    Do you work at my old hospital? I used to work on a neuro med/surg unit as a new nurse. Absolutely hated it because I would have 7-10 patients on nights with maybe 2 -3 nursing assistants for a...
    Jul 19, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Total Hip restrictions
    Our docs say no more than 90 degrees of flexion, but when you sit in a chair it is better to recline than to sit in an upright position.
    Jul 13, '05
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  23. need to vent (duplicate posts merged)
    Honestly, I don't know how anyone passes that ridiculous test. I can remember feeling totally unsure of all of the questions that I received. My friend took the test the first time and failed. The...
    Jul 13, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. I have some questions about charting...
    There is nothing that is preventing me from charting in real time. This is just the way that I was instructed to chart at this particular institution and I am wondering if this is acceptable or if I...
    Jul 10, '05
    Forum: Legal Nursing
  25. Has anyone ever seen a prolapsed rectum?
    I'm laughing so hard tears are rolling down my eyes. Who knew that after 14 hours of work kitty 'rrhoid issues could be so funny.:rotfl:
    Jul 10, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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