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  1. floating multiple times during shift
    I'm new to California and thought I would look in to my options as far as Travel/Contract nursing. I interviewed for a position today and was told to be prepared to float multiple times per shift. ...
    Jan 7, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  2. New to Travel any good agencies for California?
    I was quoted 20/hr for San Jose plus a housing stipend. I am new to travel nursing and California as well. I am wanting to work in Monterey.. if you feel comfortable with it, would you mind telling...
    Jan 7, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  3. Strategic Healthcare Staffing?
    I want to bump this back up there... I just responded to an offer from this company I found online too. I can't really find any reviews. Anyone have any experience with Strategic Healthcare or know...
    Jun 30, '11
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  4. Looking to connect with nurses in the Monterey Bay area!
    Greetings CA nurses :) I am an RN from Texas with about 2 years experience in acute care (Tele & Progressive Care). My significant other is going to school out there and I'm looking to see what I...
    May 7, '11
    Forum: California Nursing
  5. Travel Nursing in CA
    Has anyone ever done Travel nursing in or near Monterey, CA? I would love any info. Right now I have Tele and Intermediate Care experience but I'm open to other options.
    May 5, '11
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  6. Do you LIKE every patient that walks through your door?
    I was one of those delusional people that didn't realize that my feelings wouldn't stop when I got my RN. I never thought about how much I might *not* like some of them. After working for years...
    Apr 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What would you do?
    Yeah I think it's very unsafe to have a picc line when there is nobody to care for it... if it hasn't been touched in two days it's going to clot off! I don't know how the chain of command works in...
    Feb 26, '10
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. IV pumps make me nervous
    I was scared to do it too, I always would ask my preceptor to come make sure I did it right, lol. I use Alaris pumps too and once you get the hang of them it's pretty easy. Your hospital probably...
    Feb 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. To those who live in Colorado
    I grew up in Centennial/Englewood... very pretty, close enough to the mountains to easily take lots of weekend trips, and the schools were great. There was always a ton of community stuff going on...
    Feb 9, '10
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  10. Not prepared for clinical!
    Flag the drugs in your book that you most commonly see used at the hospital... for example, if it were me I would flag things like lopressor, lisinopril, darvocet, lovenox, rocephin, etc.. so it's...
    Feb 9, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Phantom saline in the ICU
    Ask the pharmacy to put it on the mar so you can scan it? I have seen them put a bag of saline on there specifically labeled "for carrier". And also "for blood". I think it's just a matter of...
    Dec 14, '09
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  12. Half of ICU Patients Suffer From Infections
    Uh yeah I was a little confused about that one too, but then again we don't know which hospitals were in the study.
    Dec 5, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  13. FDA states Prilosec & Plavix not to be given together. But....
    Our pt's are all on protonix too. But it's still a proton pump inhibitor so maybe it still blocks the effect of plavix? D:
    Dec 5, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. Patient - RN Sexual Harrassment
    I completely agree... they just want to get a reaction and they get really amused when it's anger and they push and push. I have only been a nurse for 4 months but I experienced a lot of harassment...
    Nov 19, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Moving on to Dogs...No RN 2 b
    Oh and in response to financial concerns (as I read through more of the posts) the vet clinic I worked for was corporately owned and no, they don't make as much as RN's but they did have good...
    Nov 19, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Moving on to Dogs...No RN 2 b
    I worked in a dog kennel and a vet clinic when I was studying nursing. Your schooling will not go to waste, trust me, ESPECIALLY the micro! Have you ever thought about becoming an RVT? I am...
    Nov 19, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Was I taught the wrong thing in school?
    I just came across that issue not too long ago.. my patient was having surgery in the morning and their HS blood sugar was in the 200's. I asked the charge nurse and she said to cover it. I would...
    Nov 17, '09
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  18. Albumin administration rate and IV tubing
    When I hung albumin with my preceptor it came in the glass bottle and we hung it with the tubing the pharmacy sent and hung it to gravity directly to the patient's saline lock. I just watched the...
    Nov 11, '09
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  19. Has anyone figured out how to be in 6 places at the same time?
    Thanks to everyone for all the support and words of encouragement. I just keep going in every night and hoping for the best. I've had smooth shifts and bumpy ones. I am noticing a little...
    Nov 11, '09
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  20. Has anyone figured out how to be in 6 places at the same time?
    I am yet another overwhelmed new grad and I have read the pages upon pages of people saying "stick it out a year" and "you'll feel better after 6 months! I have been out of a 10 week orientation...
    Oct 22, '09
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  21. How likely is it as a new nursing grad I'd have to work nights?
    There are 3 new grads working days right now at my job. I got hired for nights, but I like the extra pay and not having as many orders being written throughout my shift. I used to get up at 5am...
    Oct 19, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. learn to say it correctly!!
    It drives me crazy when people say they had "lasix" on their eyes.
    Oct 19, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Is this common?  Would you take this position?
    Maybe you could tell them that your start date will be 2 weeks from when you sign your papers then? That's what I did, I never got a letter.
    Oct 18, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Is nursing really for me? It's a little long (sorry)
    Hi! I've been off orientation about the same amount of time and sometimes I feel like I really got screwed with my patients too, and wonder if med/surg is for me. I have noticed they try to give me...
    Oct 18, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. The "woes" of 12 hr. Shifts
    12 hour shifts are rough for me too, but I also think I would be a lot more tired having only 2 days off a week and working at the pace that I do, than just getting it all over in 3 days and having 4...
    Oct 18, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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