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  1. Housing in Anchorage, Alaska ?
    I want to get opinions about housing that is provided in Anchorage, Alaska. Does your company provide apartment for housing, or older home? I am traveling alone and prefer to have a gated...
    Mar 21, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  2. Alaska Travel Nursing
    Thank you for the information. very helpful
    Mar 9, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  3. Alaska Travel Nursing
    For those that have traveled to Anchorage, what apartment's were you put up in? Just trying to get an idea, of how nice they are, and areas located in. Thanks:)
    Mar 9, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  4. Xray tech~ more $$$ than RN???
    Where I work new grads start at $20.00/hr, not sure what the xray techs make. Your post reminded me of the SNL skit with Taylor Swift. You have got to see it, it will make you laugh, ...
    Jan 22, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. Vacutainers and PICC lines
    WE have vacutainers that screw on to the ten cc syringe. Then I just fill the tubes that way. We have blue color ones for infusaports and red ones for the luer lock 10 cc syringe for picc lines. ...
    Jan 22, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Is it appropriate for a Supervisor to throw  staffing paper in your face?
    I requested a meeting with my Director and the CNO today. I explained my reasons for not wanting those untrue negative statements on my eval. I requested that my eval be done by the other night...
    Jan 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Is it appropriate for a Supervisor to throw  staffing paper in your face?
    The story never ends.....now the supervisor that I went to that night, to report the other supervisor(that threw the staffing at my face) has given me a bad eval. Using words such as lacks...
    Jan 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Nightly chart checks - last 24 hours only or go through ALL orders?
    I do 24 hours only, unless the nurse from the previous night did not do one. Then I would go back to the last red signature. We have mostly 8-9 pts at night, no way to go through all the orders.
    Jan 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. ACLS
    I work on a remote Tele med/surg floor. We are standard med/surg with no drips, except renal dosing drips. We are allowed to push Cardizem, Lopressor, or vasotec. We all must have ACLS. The floor...
    Jan 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Pt Bites Nurse
    I think blood work should have been drawn also. I am not sure why injuries seem to be downplayed. I work on a med/surg floor and we have a room with 4 beds, for confused/combative pt's. and one...
    Jan 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. white scrubs
    I live where there is alot of iron in the water. So I would like to thank the one who decided that we should wear white pants. However Iron out is my new best friend. keeps them sparkling white, well...
    Dec 14, '09
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  12. Nurses/patient care/cell phones
    We also carry phones and now have to put our ext. on pt's board for them to call us, as well as use the call light. However since I am also charge you can double or even triple the amount of calls I...
    Dec 1, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Midnight Shift And The Rest Of The World
    I know how you feel, I usually get to work at 1750 until 0725. Sleep from 0830 to 1400, if I have something to do that day. Otherwise I try to sleep until 1500. I also try to schedule appt, when...
    Dec 1, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Is it appropriate for a Supervisor to throw  staffing paper in your face?
    Sorry about the long paragraph, it was late and I was in a hurry. Thanks for all the advice.
    Nov 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Is it appropriate for a Supervisor to throw  staffing paper in your face?
    I am a Charge nurse on a 34 bed med/surg unit with remote tele. We also take pediatrics on our floor, and usually do not have that many. Sometimes one, on a shift then you wont have a ped for a...
    Nov 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Is it True About Florida?
    I don't think this is true. I haven't heard of any talk, where I work. I do not have a BSN, and I am a Charge Nurse. I don't think very many nurses even have their BSN, where I work. I would like to...
    Nov 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Hospital changes attendance policy
    They told us you either get the seasonal flu shot or wear the mask. From what I am seeing, seems like most have taken the seasonal flu shot. I have seen a few wear mask, one even went on her first...
    Nov 6, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Hospital changes attendance policy
    I just found this on the CDC website Establish facility access control measures and triage procedures Establish non-punitive policies that encourage or require ill health care personnel...
    Nov 6, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Hospital changes attendance policy
    The hospital where I work has recently changed our attendance policy. In that policy they re-enforced that you can only miss 6 days of work per year, and after you miss so many days you will be...
    Nov 5, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Charting Bloopers
    Had an activity order once- OOB to bed, thought that was funny.
    Nov 4, '09
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  21. This morning I sat with a patient as he died
    Reading your post brought tears to my eyes. It brings back the real meaning of being a nurse, why we wanted to be nurse to begin with. To have more time to spend with out patients. What a blessing...
    Nov 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. learn to say it correctly!!
    Yes, I have also heard an RN say this in every conversation she has about pt's o2 sats. It bothers me also, how can they not know its sat, not stat. I just giggle to my self. I am glad to finaly...
    Jul 31, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Vital Signs and the Nursing Asst
    I also appreciate the aides, I try to help out when I can, I don't call them if the Pt's wants coffee, snacks, etc.. I just get it myself as I know they are busy also. I empty urinals, and put Pt's...
    Apr 20, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Vital Signs and the Nursing Asst
    Thank you, thats exactly what I thought,
    Apr 19, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Vital Signs and the Nursing Asst
    I work on a medical floor. Our usual pt load on nights is 6-8, we are required to take one set of vitals, for all of our Pt's, at some point during our shift. This was initially so the aides could...
    Apr 19, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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