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  1. Peds CVICU vs Peds ICU Stepdown
    I don't have any advice to offer from a pediatric standpoint, but I did start in an adult ICU and it was terrifying. I now enjoy going to work every day. It will be a huge learning curve, but if...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  2. Epilepsy and Employment
    I wouldn't tell your employees about it. I only told my charge nurses in case something happened. I work night shift and it's been no problem at all-- I make sleep a priority and am diligent about my...
    Jun 21
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  3. Unplanned extubation while on orientation
    I'm not a NICU nurse, but I am an ICU nurse, and I can tell you that these things happen. It WILL happen again to you. The important thing is that you learned from the situation-- now you know to...
    Jun 14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. If the percent of men in nursing was 9.6% in 2011. What you think it is now?
    Half of the nurses on my unit are guys! Some nights us girls are outnumbered by the boys!
    May 29
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  5. Engagement Ring help!
    So I wear a plain diamond band. I don't wear my engagement ring because it pokes through gloves and is generally in the way and uncomfortable at work. If I could do it all over I would just pick out...
    May 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. ATI Learning Assessment Information Please!!
    I feel like ATI in general is useful for the NCLEX, if your school has been doing it throughout the year. The questions were similar. Predictor told me 93% chance of passing NCLEX in first try and I...
    May 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Inquiring about about diabetic trained dog
    Oh don't worry, I'm not. I work in the ICU. this thread just seems ridiculous to me and I'm honest. A grown man doesn't need a dog to tell him when his sugar is low.
    May 19
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  8. Calling NICU nurses!!
    Thank you so much for your responses! Going into ICU as a new grad was difficult, and I'm realizing Id almost be starting from scratch in the NICU. thanks all!
    May 19
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. first NICU interview! help is appreciated!
    Following because I am an adult ICU nurse thinking of making the transition to NICU! Best of luck!
    May 19
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. Calling NICU nurses!!
    Hi everyone!! I am an adult ICU RN with 1 year of experience thinking about making the transfer to NICU. I was wondering if you could give me some insight on what it's like until I can set up a...
    May 18
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. Inquiring about about diabetic trained dog
    It's called have a snack before you work out and check your sugar more often. Plenty of adults and even children manage their diabetes correctly on their own, a grown man can do it too without...
    May 16
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  12. Makeup under mask
    I second the lancome teint idole!! Lasts all night for me, is full coverage for my zits, blends perfectly with my skin tone. I use it over the Lancomr La Base Pro pore primer and it doesn't budge and...
    May 16
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  13. Nursing shortage???
    Usually you have to take at least a years worth of pre reqs (chemistry, nutrition, physio) to even get in to the program. I did a 13 month ABSN, already have a degree in biology so I had most pre...
    May 15
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. New Grad-Need Advice
    I backed out of a Cleveland clinic offer 2 days before my first day of orientation for a job back home in Cbus 🙊 burnt that bridge!
    May 12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  15. ICU RNs floated to floors?
    I interpret ABGs and call the physician, all while knowing what he'll want changed. Increase in rate, increase in TV, lower FiO2. Do I myself physically do it? Usually not. Do I interpret when...
    Apr 28
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  16. What is your nursing "joy?"
    For me, nothing is more satisfying that bridling an NG tube or deep suctioning a bunch of sputum out of someone.
    Apr 26
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  17. your irritation here!
    YES!! I was stuck in the back part of our unit with these two that flirt SO BAD it made me want to gag. It was a very long night.
    Apr 23
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
    In my hospital the ICU nurses respond and it's just kind of whoever isn't busy at the moment or is open for an admission then we take off. At least 2 ACLS certified RNs.
    Apr 22
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  19. First Day on my own!
    I'm sorry your first nights were so crazy! I'm glad you're taking a hike to decompress. Can you call a friend from nursing school who will be a good listener so you can get things off your chest? It...
    Apr 22
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. ICU RNs floated to floors?
    Nowhere did I ever say ICU nurses were better? Everyone needs each other. I can't manage 6 patients time wise and you can't manage my vent and gtts. I don't want my post to be twisted around that way...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  21. ICU RNs floated to floors?
    Thanks everyone for your feedback!! Sounds like we're definitely not the only hospital Doing it and I'll try to lose the "woe is me" attitude. It'll always suck being away from home base, though. I...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  22. Nurse Tech in ICU
    I'm a staff RN in the ICU. when a brand new tech or nurse tells me they want to go to CRNA school, my eyes roll into the back of my head and I have a difficult time wanting to get to know them...
    Apr 10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Nurse Tech in ICU
    Doesn't matter, when it comes time for the SICU to hire him once he is a RN with a degree, someone will remember how he said he wants to be a CRNA and think twice. Keep it to yourself, OP.
    Apr 10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. But you're a nurse, you could've done this....
    Exactly what you'd done. We're not trained first responders, and it's a conflict of interest to treat family the way they needed treated. You needed a different set of eyes and you did exactly what I...
    Apr 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. First Day on my own!
    This is exactly how I felt leaving orientatioN as a new grad in the ICU!! Trust me it will be okay. It sounds like your coworkers have faith in you-- if they thought you were dangerous, they would...
    Apr 9
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure

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