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  1. Tax question
    I would take your receipts to your tax preparer and ask. I was shocked at everything that I could deduct when I was traveling.
    Aug 16
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  2. Any OR RNs get their FNP?
    I am currently in an FNP program. Haven't graduated yet, so I can't speak to difficulty of getting a job. I can, however say that my OR experience has brought a different kind of experience to my...
    Aug 16
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. Vial Openers?
    Definitely not a wire cutter! But I see the resemblance. Like Sop said, it is made by OnQ and is specifically for lifting off the metal vial tops. Super easy and quick to use. Too bad they aren't...
    Aug 9
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. Vial Openers?
    15193 My facility doesn't allow the use of these anymore, but I found one the other day in a drawer and thought I'd post it.
    Aug 9
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  5. Shadowing in the OR
    I learned to love the OR because of some really great nurses who allowed me to do observation as a student and as a new grad. Therefore, I welcome all students, new grads, and experienced nurses that...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  6. operating theatre clinical placement
    http://allnurses.com/showthread.php?t=142748 This is the link to the sticky.
    Jul 27
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  7. operating theatre clinical placement
    Check out the sticky at the top of the operating room forum. It has some really solid advice for observing in the operating room. If you have any further questions after reading it, let me know. Good...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  8. Do you use smoke filtering bovie pencils?
    Many of the surgeons I have worked with hate them because of the added bulk the plastic smoke evacuator piece makes the hand piece. I don't think it's a horrible idea to use them. Gotta protect our...
    Dec 17, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  9. Starting an art line while a patient is still awake...
    It does have to do with AS or AI. Especially AS when it is severe. AS makes it harder for the blood to leave the heart to the body. So the body usually increases BP to help get past that aortic...
    Dec 15, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  10. Clinical hour requirements
    My program prefers NPs. That is what we are aiming for and wanting to learn that specific role in conjunction with the nursing model right? BUT they will allow MDs or DOs for some hours. I'm not far...
    Oct 6, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  11. New grad starting in OR...shoe help!
    I tried a number of different shoe styles and brands. I hated Danskos for whatever reason but fell in LOVE with C&C Sweden. They are backless clogs that are similar to Danskos with less break-in time...
    Oct 5, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  12. Any Neuro OR Nurses out there?  Need Advice.
    Every place I have worked Neuro they were counted.
    Oct 5, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  13. How can I prep for grad school?
    I will definitely look into this. Thanks!!!
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  14. How can I prep for grad school?
    Refresh on APA formatting and citing basics for those dreadful theory and research classes. Remind yourself how to do literature searches. Research, reading and writing papers is all I've been...
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  15. FNP feasible?
    I just started my FNP/ACNP dual program and am 5 months pregnant. Just done with my first week and the amount of assignments and readings are insane! I have spent about 12 hours on homework in the...
    Sep 1, '13
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  16. Passing the CNOR exam!
    Congrats on becoming certified!
    Jul 20, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  17. Experiences Travel Nursing as OR Circulating Nurse
    I started traveling after almost two years in my first OR. I was definitely a little scared of the experience but also excited and ready for the challenge! I am a very fast learner and was confident...
    Jul 19, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  18. is this description of a CABG clear and correct?
    Your terminology is slightly different that what I am used to for the last 8 years I've been doing open heart surgery as a nurse but it is still accurate. I would change medial to "median sternotomy"...
    Jun 24, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  19. Moving to Denver
    You could also try Stapleton/ Northfield area. There are apartments as well as condos to rent and it isn't too far from UCH.
    May 5, '13
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  20. Best and Least Cases?
    Hearts, vascular and thoracic are my favorites! I love cardiovascular! I dislike urology or gyn the most even robotic cases. I enjoy doing general cases: appys, gallbladder, bowel resections, etc...
    Apr 3, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  21. CNL at University of Northern Colorado
    Dina, I have been accepted to this program for the 2013 cohort and would love to hear a bit more about it. I am considering this track because I'm not totally sure what I want to do with an...
    Apr 2, '13
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  22. University of Arizona BSN-DNP
    Not yet. I contacted them at the beginning of January to check statuses and they said they would be making decisions by the end of March. Soooo anxious!!
    Feb 7, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  23. Medication access: nurse or tech?
    Where I work currently, only RNs get meds out of the Pyxis for patient cases but a number of ORTs and anesthesia techs have access to the Pyxis and it makes me uneasy.
    Jan 29, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  24. Will my Pacer/Defibrillator keep me from working in the OR?
    I know a scrub tech who has a pacemaker and she has no difficulty working in the OR. Obviously you would want to make sure you are healthy enough to work and withstand the long hours and being on...
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  25. Call pay?
    $5/hr currently just to be on call. Time-and-a-half when actually called in and 2 hr minimum pay like Sweet_Wild. I have gotten as low as $1.50/hr to carry my pager :/
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing


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