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  1. Anyone working at penn state hershey medical ctr?
    Hi Ethel, I am clinical head nurse in the emergency department, so although I wouldn't be able to answer most of your SICU-specific questions, I am able to speak to overall hospital attributes. ...
    Sep 21, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. Anyone working at penn state hershey medical ctr?
    I did work in the NICU for a while...now I am back in the ER. Send me a private message.
    Aug 25, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. Being a NICU parent while working on the unit...
    I don't know if anyone has ever been in this situation, but I'm looking for advice. Before I found out my wife was pregnant, I pursued a transfer opportunity in my hospital and went from being an...
    Jul 6, '10
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. Western Pennsylvania School of Nursing?
    Hi Sid, I graduated from West Penn in 2005. It was a difficult program, but extremely worthwile. I really feel like it prepared me well clinically. The instructors take the time to get to know...
    Jan 9, '09
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  5. West Penn Nursing students anyone ever live on campus?
    I didn't live there but a number of classmates did. In general, I think it provided less distraction for them than living elsewhere. I was lucky to find a house two blocks from the hospital. The...
    Dec 15, '08
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  6. Relocating to Hershey/Central PA
    Hey there, Just wanted to say hi and good luck with your interview. Hershey is an interesting place to live. While we're not urban here, we're certainly not completely rural either. You'll...
    Dec 14, '08
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  7. New in ER
    It sounds like you just need to get a clearer idea of what the advanced nursing protocols are for your department and what's expected of you as a nurse. If the doctor signed the order, I think you...
    Nov 10, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Burned out traveler - need a home base - any recommendations on a great ED?
    I know it's not on your list of places to live, but I thought I'd do a little recruiting for our department anyway. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA is the teaching hospital of the Penn State...
    Nov 10, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Ez-io
    So I had a pretty tense situation last night I was wondering if anyone else has ever encountered. Four week old infant, vomiting the past twelve hours, comes in pretty hypovolemic. Three...
    Nov 1, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Hershey GN Orientation?
    From what I've seen/heard, the graduate nurse internship is pretty thorough and rigorous. I work in the emergency department and our GNs who started in January have just come off orientation in...
    Sep 18, '08
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  11. Looking For Other Pa Nurses!!!!
    Hey, I saw your post over on the emergency nursing board. Just wanted to stick my head out there and say hi. You're from my old neck of the woods. Which hospital are you working at?
    Aug 27, '08
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  12. Emergency Nurses Week
    Our department is getting embroidered scrub tops for the nurses, ED techs, and secretaries.
    Aug 26, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. PALS Course
    This is just my opinion, but it doesn't hurt to take the course now and then maybe instead of waiting the two years before you take the refresher, take it again next year. A whole lot more will make...
    Aug 14, '08
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  14. West Penn School of Nursing anyone?
    Helen, Just wanted to say hi. I am a graduate of WPH, and I truly think they prepared me and gave me the foundation I needed to be a successful nurse. Good luck! Cheers, Josh
    Aug 10, '08
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  15. OMG! Hospital video shows no one helps dying woman on floor of waiting room
    http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/07/01/hospital.death.ap/index.html
    Jul 1, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. Changes this year
    This is similar to the first camp I worked at, which was huge (~1200 campers per 12 day session). We had 1 RN, who had "office hours" during the day (like 8 am-5:30 pm), but then she was available...
    Jun 27, '08
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  17. The Med Room: An inner sanctum where Angels of Mercy bare their souls...
    At my first ER, the med room was definitely the place to vent. Now I work in a facility where the med station is at the nurses' station, right around the corner from where many of our hall patients...
    Jun 23, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Looking For Other Pa Nurses!!!!
    Prioritization is key. Know what you would call the doctor for in terms of abnormal labs, what to do yourself, and what to delegate to an unlicensed assistant.
    Jun 18, '08
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  19. Questions Concerning EpiPens
    The Epi-Pen is included in the BLS protocols of many states so that even EMTs can give it without a doctor's order upon recognizing signs/symptoms of anaphylaxis. The 2 camps I have worked at...
    Jun 17, '08
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  20. new nursing grads
    Just out of curiosity, what part of PA are you from?
    Jun 17, '08
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  21. Who will buy tuition forgiveness in PA?
    I don't know of any loan "buybacks", but certainly West Penn Allegheny offers sign on bonuses to new grads. Mine was $10,000 over three years at West Penn, but that was awhile ago and they may have...
    Jun 17, '08
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  22. when should I take TNCC/PALS??
    Get PALS before TNCC. In many places, PALS is a prerequisite to getting hired in an emergency department, but TNCC is optional (or if required, can be taken within the first year of employment). ...
    Jun 17, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. update: Nurses not wearing gloves
    Wow, so sorry for your loss.
    Jun 17, '08
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  24. I get soo frustrated..............
    I had to laugh at the end of your post. That's the remark I make every time there's a difficulty patient. "Well, there goes our Press Gainey score for the month..."
    Jun 16, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. Good emergency resource book?
    Emergency Nursing Core Curriculum put out by the ENA. It's very comprehensive, lists conditions, assessment findings, nursing interventions, and helps you anticipate what tests/treatments will be...
    May 24, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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