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  1. Defibrillators that charged to 400 J
    On my fire department, we had an ancient MRL defibrillator with an aluminum case stashed in a closet ever since it had been taken out of service years prior. It would go up to 400 joules.
    Jun 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Survey Results: "Gender and the Experience of Moral Distress in Critical Care Nurses"
    "Female mean moral distress scores were 112.75 compared to 60.43 in males." I wonder if the results might be skewed by the possibility of men not being willing to admit their true level of moral...
    Sep 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. VA tentative offer to final offer
    I believe, but DO NOT know for a fact, that as long as you complete Vetpro & Equip in the time constraints provided, your tentative offer is almost a guaranteed final offer. Should a hiring freeze...
    Sep 6, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  4. Who's afraid of the ICU?
    I wouldn't say "be afraid" so much as "be paranoid." If you're part way through your shift and everything seems to be going too smoothly, consider whether you're missing something.
    Aug 2, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  5. VA Reputation vs Private Sector
    I've been a VA nurse since February, after having worked as a (2nd career) RN for 4 years in the private sector. The hiring process is long & drawn out. Plan on about 4-6 months from application...
    Jul 20, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  6. Er nurse vs icu nurse
    I LOVE your ADHD/OCD contrast. I've not done ER (but did volunteer in EMS x 19 years), and can see how the ER might be a triage/stabilize/move-'em-out environment, vs the ICU "What??? :no: You...
    Jun 16, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  7. Greetings!
    Welcome to Allnurses! There are lots of good people here...and then there's me.:rolleyes: This site can provide you with a tremendous amount of info. Don't be afraid to ask questions here, and...
    Jun 12, '13
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  8. New ICU nurse
    Congrats on graduating, and even more congrats on securing a job as an ICU nurse as a new grad!!!!! Your feelings of knowing "so little", yet being "eager to learn everything" are perfectly...
    May 30, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  9. Cursing on the job
    You can always learn to curse in a new language. This might serve to relieve stress & is less likely to cause problems at work, unless your coworkers happen to speak Russian or Japanese or...;)
    Mar 11, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Wasting
    Despite what your preceptor says, SWEAT IT. Each & Every time you access a "controlled substance" from the Pyxis, make double-darn sure that you account for the amount used, and the amount wasted....
    Feb 18, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. this is an interesting story, nurse turned detective loses job
    "Before the procedure started, the patient was given the local anesthetic lidocaine, the sedative propofol and 1 milligram of fentanyl." A milligram of fentanyl??? I sure hope not. That's 1000...
    Feb 16, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  12. Barrage of Terrible Cases: Remembering to Feel
    People live. People suffer. People die. As you stated "my job is to be there." Share both your joy and your pain with those whom you trust. Life is short and precious. Hold...
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. nursing after a near death experience
    Nope. Not weakness, but being open & honest about your feelings. Best of luck to you!:)
    Feb 5, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. Interview and future plans?
    I'd be careful in talking about stuff other than your immediate med/surg opportunity. If you mention CDE (??Certified Diabetes Educator??) as a goal, then the med/surg folks might feel that you're...
    Feb 5, '13
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  15. interview help
    Every unit will have a different style of interviewing. You may very well not have any clinical questions at all. Then again....:nailbiting: Be able to tell about the sickest pt for whom you...
    Feb 1, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  16. Need opinions, thinking of working in the ICU
    Your idea of shadowing is an excellent one. Contact the ICU's manager, expressing your interest. Good luck!
    Jan 31, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  17. Reference check
    Apologies in advance, but this is going to sound a bit harsh.... Congrats on having been able to be considered for a position. It sounds like you're being seriously considered, given that you've...
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  18. How to save my hands
    I'm a big fan of Gold Bond lotions. They are thick, not watery. Once they dry, your hands don't even feel oily. Good stuff!
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  19. peer interview= Job offer?
    It means that you made the first cut. There may still be multiple candidates for the available job(s). The folks interviewing you at the peer interview willl likely be your potential coworkers. ...
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  20. Need advice for possible transfer
    Your feelings of being 'constantly reminded of what happened all day long" sounds an awful lot like post-traumatic stress flashbacks. I'm not a psych person, nor did I stay at Holiday Inn Express...
    Jan 23, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  21. Need advice for possible transfer
    Does your employer have any sort of Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)? If so, you might want to get with them and talk over your thoughts about your dad's death, and how you're concerned that it is...
    Jan 23, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  22. PharmD student to Nursing school (long read)
    Having worked as a chemical engineer for 22 years (& volunteer paramedic for about 19 of those years, in my "copious free time") before going into nursing, I'd encourage you to follow your heart. ...
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. new allnurses logo - feedback wanted
    If allnurses MUST change its logo, I'd go with #202. The box around the "all" part suggests the all-inclusive nature of AN. That being said, I wouldn't change the logo at all.
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Job interview before NCLEX?
    As to whether you can get hired before NCLEX, that's up to the hospital. Some places will hire you, though. Congrats on getting an interview. Research the hospital beforehand, so you know some...
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  25. The good, the bad, and the ugly
    I'm sorry, but that's not the behavior of a gentleman.
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion