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  1. Unbelievable
    anyone who may need confidence protected at our facilty has a password protected "break the glass" feature. Even if you hop on someone else's open computer, you need to enter your password and state...
    Apr 19
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  2. New grad struggling...should I stick it out?
    as far as time management, that is learned. To go to another unit or specialty, is going to require retraining and a whole different mindset as far as time and how you prioritize. ICU is stressful!...
    Apr 19
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  3. New Rapid Responder
    Welcome to the fold... its fun, its challenging...sometimes it makes you crazy. ...or maybe thats just me. ~Ivanna
    Apr 19
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  4. BSN or MSN
    food for thought.... in the setting of the affordable care act and more and more physicians employing the assistance of NPs, and the ability for NPs to work freestanding in certain areas, my money is...
    Feb 13
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  5. Left Speechless
    oh wow. Im tearing up. Beautifully written, thought provoking and makes us take a minute. ~Ivanna
    Feb 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Fevers In CCU
    Rubbing alcohol needs to be used judiciously, as it can be absorbed systemically. ~Ivanna
    Dec 19, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  7. Has this happened to you
    What is up with lovenox 50mg TWICE a day on a small statured patient?? Sounds like a full anticoagulation dose and 100kgs is not small statured. Ivanna
    Nov 26, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. What specialties have you tried? Did you end up where you thought you would?
    Totally thought I wanted to do ob while I was in school.... Got to the ob rotation and hated it! Did ER as my last clinical.. Thought I loved it. Wound up in medical icu and now rapid response. ...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Asymptomatic hypothermia
    Wonder if he's getting septic....
    Sep 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Anyone else have a problem with this ad?
    That's really sad :(
    Sep 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Xray tech~ more $$$ than RN???
    Lol :) I can just hear this booming voice in my head as I read this...
    Aug 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. Fall risk question. Need help
    Bwahahaha!
    Aug 3, '12
    Forum: Patient Education
  13. Rapid Response Team
    Totally true... It never ends well when I get ignored. I am the proverbial squeaky wheel! I'm all about getting these pts the treatment they need and the level of care they deserve!! Ivanna
    Aug 3, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  14. Does anyone work as Rapid Response?
    I was going to put in a hella long post and write out all kinds of stuff but this is my job in a nutshell :). I love my job! Silly calls, Codes, troubleshooting, you name it... I'm here!
    Aug 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Is it possible for a RN to work five 12 hr days?
    I'm semi oldish... 34. And sorta in shape. Round IS a shape! I work 3 12s for my regular position and at least one extra 12 if not 2 every week. For me, it's easy money and I don't mind going. But...
    Aug 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Which shift do you prefer, 7pm-7am or 7am-7pm and why?
    I love love love 7p to 7a. More money and more of a challenge because of less support staff. I can still have a portion of my day on the days I start my stretch and cheat the system and get up...
    Aug 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Having trouble applying knowledge, pls advise
    You've only been a nurse for a year! It takes time to feel good in the nurse shoes and apply all those book smarts. I started in the unit as a new grad and the first year is tough... It is learning...
    Jul 29, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  18. Certified Nursing Assistants - The Nurses think we have it so easy.
    I have also worked as a cna before I was a nurse. You are comparing apples to oranges. I agree with previous posters, If you havent done both, you just dont know.
    Jul 14, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  19. is it me??? I need help
    Its not you! NOONE is completely with it, excellent with time management and a perfect nurse one month after starting their first job! Its a learning process!! Its going to take time, and some...
    Jul 10, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. Abnormal EKG and Elevated Troponin Post CABG
    I just wanted to say kudos to you for being persistent and advocating for this pt! Sounds like he needed more and you were able to get the ball rolling! Ivanna
    Jul 10, '12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  21. Right or wrong? Need some advice
    What did the lpn/fellow student propose that you do? Not give it? Ivanna
    Jul 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  22. Not many Black/African American nurses working in the ICU's
    interesting thread, with lots of views and input. i have to agree hands down that it is a regional thing.... we are a very large hospital and house about 1000 employees. i am the minority among the...
    Jul 3, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  23. No Nursing Shortage At The Present Time
    I can see why there is not a surplus of travel nursing jobs at this time... makes sense! Ivanna
    Jul 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Dietary policy- vent
    Canned, my hospital has a McDonald's. It's tied into a children's hospital as well. Surely mine can't be the ONLY one?!?
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Share if you love your job!
    I love my job! Rapid response... I get calls for everything. I love to teach and help. Started prn while in medical icu, and a position opened up for full time. I never know what I'm going to see! ...
    Jun 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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