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  1. Ugh. Rejected from dream job
    I kept trying. I always knew I wanted to work Onc but never managed to get a job. I just kept applying and finally got hired not only on the Onc floor but also with the system I have always wanted...
    Jan 28
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  2. Area of nursing with greatest amount of vomit
    I have worked med/surg/tele with a lot of post-op ortho patients. They puke a lot. And Chemo. Definitely chemo. I give a LOT of Zofran, phenergen and reglan. Lot's of pukers.
    Jan 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. New RN texting Dr. advice
    We only page or direct call our MD's. I don't trust them to check a text as they sometimes have to paged 2 or 3 times before calling us back. The only time I have texted anyone from work that was...
    Jan 25
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Area of nursing with the least amount of vomit?
    Avoid Onc at all cost also. I work it (love it) and vomit is NOT my strong point. I can handle trach care, mucus, and the worst wounds anyone can think of (outside of burns). However, I have found...
    Jan 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Bedside report
    I actually like bedside reporting, but I work acute care. LTC/Rehab, forget it I did that for 2 years, and most of the time it was "no change" because I had the same patients every day for...
    Jan 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Area of nursing with the least amount of vomit?
    I wish that were true. We had a pt who died with a total bowel obstruction. We had to clean her multiple times before we could bag her. So did the mortuary staff. Dead people can vomit.
    Jan 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. How do you give shift report where you work.
    We utilize bed side reporting. When I first started working at this facility, they did face to face outside the room then went in and met the patient. I actually find bedside shift reporting to be...
    Jan 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Blood, Guts & Bodily Fluids?
    In my former life, I was a rad tech. I got used to vomit, urine and feces because I worked at a level 1 trauma center and we got the drunks, druggies, etc. The only smell I never got used to was...
    Jan 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. No Nursing Shortage
    It took me 3 years and over 50 applications to get into the system I currently work in. I knew when I was in nursing school, I wanted to work in this system. My manager recently told me that HE saw...
    Jan 21
    Forum: Nursing News
  10. Healthcare Facilities running out of medications + supplies
    PAPR hoods, at a time when we had 3 TB patients, linens, and IV fluids (NS, LR and D5 1/2NS) At the nursing home we ran out of : Tylenol, colace, prilosec, benadryl and mepilex (and a whole lot of...
    Jan 16
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  11. areas of nursing you would NOT like?
    I knew I would never want to work peds (parents drive me nuts), mom/baby or L&D. I worked med-surg/tele for a couple of years and as there were a lot of ortho patients, I found I dislike ortho. ...
    Jan 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Do you carry around your stethoscope?
    Nope. I have had ER docs miss wheezing on me. My sats were good, my CXR was clear, EKG was normal, so there was nothing wrong. Except I couldn't breathe and was later diagnosed as having asthma. ...
    Dec 30, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. My favorite med:
    Yep. I also love Geodon but the haldol/ativan cocktail is the best.
    Dec 12, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  14. Why are Nurses paid so low in the south ??
    Don't forget South Carolina (Although some might argue about it being semi-decent). COL is hight in some parts of SC. Charleston, Columbia, Greenville are high. And it's not just the city, that...
    Dec 6, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Doing a little survey...
    June 12' Work onc/palliative
    Dec 2, '14
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  16. Medical Emergency and Abandonment
    I fell and broke my elbow and dislocated my patella while at work one night. I was unable to walk (obviously) and in serious pain. I had to pass my keys off to another nurse (who refused, because...
    Dec 2, '14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  17. How Is Your Census?
    It's similar for us also. I have also noticed that when it first turns cold, people tend to stay at home. Once they realize it isn't going to get warmer, they venture out and our census goes up. ...
    Dec 2, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. residents say the funniest things
    Oh yeah! I have stories from my rad tech days and now. Residents can be fun, can't they?
    Dec 2, '14
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  19. residents say the funniest things
    When I worked LTC, I had a couple of rather delightful residents who were confused. A preacher came in on a saturday to preach and he preached about Adam and Eve, Sarah and Abraham, Rachel, Leah...
    Dec 2, '14
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  20. Zofran
    And neither does my husband. Environmental won't clean the machine, only the floor. HE gets stuck cleaning the mess!!
    Dec 1, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  21. Best lotion for dry hands?
    I use Aveeno and badger balm. I use the Badger balm cuticle care for my cuticles and Aveeno after I wash my hands. It works for me. Aveeno has an eczema lotion that works. Udder cream is...
    Nov 26, '14
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  22. MRI question
    I can't answer your question because i don't know what kind of implants you have. If they are MR safe, then yes. If they aren't, then you can't go beyond Zone 2. At my facility, most of the...
    Nov 25, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  23. MRI question
    Can you clarify what you mean by "do MRI cases"?
    Nov 25, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  24. I love my job =)
    Congrats! I too love my job. I work Onc/Palliative and though some nights I just want to run away (to the mountains with a pitcher of margaritas) for the most part, I am very happy. It's good...
    Oct 3, '14
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  25. A poll, regarding nurses' opinions on Magnet status
    The hospital I work at has magnet status and it had NO bearing on my choice to work there. (Another hospital in the general area is trying to get magnet status and I wouldn't advise my worst enemy...
    Oct 3, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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