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  1. Healthcare Facilities running out of medications + supplies
    IV tubing, Propofol..... At one point before we ran completely out they brought us some of the little 10 cc bottles from surgery..... Ummmm thanks?? We had to try to get everyone swapped to Versed....
    Jan 15
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  2. Three-year RN BSN, Still Having Great Difficulty Landing Hospital Job
    I think in my job search out here I came across a large VA hospital somewhere around Loma Linda. I know when I was looking for a job right after we got out here (Feb/ Mar) either Loma Linda or Arrow...
    Sep 16, '14
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  3. Yay!! I get the poop magnet award!! Who else is so fortunate?!
    I am the septic shock and full code nursing home patient queen! Any nursing home patient anywhere near me knew when I was working and came in as an absolute train wreck! Probably why I spotted her...
    Sep 15, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Yay!! I get the poop magnet award!! Who else is so fortunate?!
    oh my!! I think I would avoid public places until your little string of good luck passed!!
    Sep 15, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Yay!! I get the poop magnet award!! Who else is so fortunate?!
    That is awesome!! I may have to steal this and wear it proudly!!
    Sep 15, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Yay!! I get the poop magnet award!! Who else is so fortunate?!
    Yikes! I found out today little darling won herself a ticket to the ICU. A Flutter is just the beginning of her issues. My suspicions of sepsis were also confirmed a long with several other...
    Sep 15, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Pedal pulses
    I am usually pretty accurate about an inch to 2 inches above the second toe. For the time being I am working in a vascular surgeons office and I can tell you LOL with PVD have no palpable pulses....
    Sep 12, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Nursing School Oopsies
    Haha!! Love this!! I remember going to heparinize a PICC and trying to get that bubble out of the heparin flush. Too bad my clinical instructor and now good friend leaned over the exact same time I...
    Sep 12, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Yay!! I get the poop magnet award!! Who else is so fortunate?!
    Yay!! So today after I sent my umpteenth patient out to the hospital via EMS I was told I am the surgery center's poop magnet. Apparently I have managed to send out more patients to the hospital in...
    Sep 11, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. ~9,000ml's/24 hours out of nasogastric tube
    One of my first thought- are you sure someone isn't giving the patient ice chips to suck on? Adding to the output?
    Aug 27, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Did you know?  "Code Brown" means tornado. . .LMAO!
    The last hospital I worked for considered it to be a violation of privacy and they were also worried about family disagreements with code status when they came in and saw a DNR on momma. I call bull...
    Aug 24, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Experienced RN Moving to California
    I moved the beginning of the year to SoCal which apparently has a better job market. 3 years as an RN. First year telemetry med surg floor and the other 2 were SICU/TICU. I have ACLS, PALS, and TNCC....
    Aug 20, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Needing a location change......
    Just under a year ago we thought we were making a great change when my husband took a job that brought us out to the High Desert in California. The change on paper sounded like a fiscally great idea,...
    Jul 28, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. With-holding resuscitation on pt in the absense of a signed DNR order form? What?!
    @neverdone- when a patient is incapacitated either temporarily or permanently the next of kin becomes the healthcare proxy. The proxy becomes the decision maker UNLESS there existing health care...
    Jul 28, '14
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  15. 2014 RN pay in panama city, FL
    Obviously experience and degree level factors in, but generally pay is in the low to mid $20's/ hr. As a brand new grad at BMC I started out at just under $20/hr. I usually got my full 3 days per...
    Jul 27, '14
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  16. Fingerprinting for CA License endorsement
    From my personal experience don't wait for the card, it won't come. When I applied back in January as a transfer from FL I was reading where so many people were never receiving requested cards,...
    Jul 27, '14
    Forum: California Nursing
  17. peg tube dislodge
    It sounds like you did all that you could. Any reason an NGT couldn't be placed in the meantime to give meds and feed until the PEG can be resolved? That way your patient doesn't have to go without...
    Jul 27, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. how do I gain experience if I have no experience?
    Something else to consider also is a unit secretary position. While it may not be the hands on experience you were looking for, you still learn a tremendous amount. I worked as a unit secretary on a...
    Jul 25, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Endorsing a GA license to California
    Not a separate board, just the California boards. Back at the end of last fall they changed their computer system and the roll out of that was just about as bad as Obamacare sign ups. Nothing went...
    Jul 25, '14
    Forum: California Nursing
  20. Endorsing a GA license to California
    Honestly the biggest challenge I ran into was the enormous back log of applications that the state had. I have heard they have made a lot of progress on it, but when I applied in January it took...
    Jul 22, '14
    Forum: California Nursing
  21. Your best(or worst) exposure story
    My first day as a brand new baby nurse I was giving an injection of Levemir to a 400+ lb patient. I had my left hand in the shape of a C around the spot where I was going to stick for some stupid...
    Jul 21, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Dansko vs Sanita?
    I had a pair of Dansko's that I absolutely loved, however 2 horrible tumbles later and a visit to the ER I have had to reluctantly shelve them. Someone recomended the Sanita shoes and said they don't...
    Jul 12, '14
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  23. CPR in Prone Position
    Wow! This can be my learned something new today!! Never would I have imagined the concept! Have to credit those thinking outside the box. Although I have not worked in facilities that have had the...
    Jun 17, '14
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  24. Question for the cardiac guru's out there
    Makes sense. And I am glad you said that about the pacer too. My gut was thinking it should not have allowed for him to drop that low, that it should have continued to pace, but I wasn't 100% sure. I...
    Jun 17, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Question for the cardiac guru's out there
    Had a patient come into the office I work in for simple out patient procedure. He was having an Angiogram done on his RLE. This requires a 2 hour recovery period since the doctor does a femoral...
    Jun 17, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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