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  1. New Grad in ICU feeling terrible...,
    No one who has started out as a new grad in ICU ever agrees. Some do well but I am talking about the learning curve. Talking about the beginning, not "several years later." I can't tell you how...
    Nov 7, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  2. New Grad in ICU feeling terrible...,
    Is there anyone who will admit to the fact that they really do believe that new grads should not be hired directly into ICU? It is such a horribly steep learning curve, from dealing with physicians...
    Nov 7, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  3. Getting even tougher here....
    Oh boy. It looks like the Hawaii Medical Centers are getting ready to close. News reports have it shutting down, not shutting down, shutting down. It's been in trouble for quite some time now....
    Nov 4, '11
    Forum: Hawaii Nursing
  4. Tell me how you made >$100K or more per year
    You're living in a place where the pay scale is low. But I bet you are living in a place where the cost of living is also low. The median sale price for a single-family home where I live is close...
    Sep 28, '11
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  5. Should I Include my Clinical Rotations in my Resume
    It just looks like "padding" to me. Hey, the recruiter knows that you're a new grad and that you had clinical experience during nursing school. LOL---if you didn't then THAT would be worth noting....
    Sep 27, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. Swan Ganz
    Because if you don't then you're not opening the path to the transducer and you can't get a reading unless the path from the particular port is open to the transducer. It's like completing a...
    Sep 25, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  7. What CCRN book do you recommend?
    I would stick to the ones that are sold on the AACN site. They know what's on the test and they gear their learning materials to the test. Years ago, when I took it, they offered a floppy disk (do...
    Sep 10, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  8. Older PCA/CNA
    That's ridiculous. I've worked in ICU's for many years and there is no way that I couldn't get a group of co-workers together to help lift a heavy patient. And yes, my co-workers certainly do pitch...
    Sep 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Older PCA/CNA
    Rest assured, Girlygirl. There is no danger of you ever being accused of being a Super Nurse. :yeah: And I'm curious---why would a patient have to be re-intubated after an ETT migrated 2 cm? Sounds...
    Sep 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Flotrac for Triple H therapy
    THANK YOU for pointing this out! We use Flo-Tracs fairly frequently on the critical care units on which I work and I can't tell you how many times medical personnel (including MANY residents) will...
    Sep 10, '11
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  11. Older nurses vs younger nurses
    Huh? Your post makes the assumption that any nurse who has been a nurse for a long time is out of the loop as far as technology goes. Wrong, dear. It's not an "either/or" thing when you're talking...
    Sep 10, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. what kind of unit is this considered?
    I would call it, politely, a "mixed unit." In other words, be prepared for anything. I've worked in mixed critical care units in the past and it can make for quite a wild ride, lol. Great learning...
    Sep 9, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  13. Need Some Help with a stressful situation
    Sometimes it's just time for a change. As others have said, have a new position lined up before you jump ship---with the economy what it is it's not a good idea to leave any job before you have...
    Sep 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Hawaii Nurses Association
    So what's happening with the negotiations for the upcoming contract? From what I have heard the prospects are not good. Can you make me smile this morning?
    Sep 9, '11
    Forum: Hawaii Nursing
  15. Slow nurse response time is a danger to pt health
    With all due respect, you are NOT a nurse (yes, I looked at your other posts---not even a nurses aide) and most certainly do not have the knowledge to evaluate what was going on that night. Others...
    Sep 9, '11
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  16. "Should I Report This?"  Yet Another Bullying Thread
    Okay, probably going to get smacked for this one but here goes. Yes, I am one of those "older nurses who should retire" and who no doubt has been accused of "eating the youngun's." PUHLEEZE. As...
    Sep 6, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Hawaii has low unemployment so why are RN jobs tough to get?
    The facts: Hawaii is overloaded with nurses and jobs are hard to land, even for experienced nurses who already live here. Residents get preference and here's why: mainland transplants are notorious...
    Sep 5, '11
    Forum: Hawaii Nursing
  18. Can you recommend an agency?
    "Specialized" for critical care, Altres for critical care and other specialties. I've used both and haven't had any issues.
    Sep 5, '11
    Forum: Hawaii Nursing


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