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  1. NP Contract
    No experience with that, but I have to say that this would seriously make me reconsider a position with them. Not a good way to start a professional relationship. They would have to convince me...
    Sep 18
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  2. Urgent question: Blood pressure
    It is common and makes no difference to the reading. It prevents the patient from possibly occluding the lead while they are asleep or during positioning, and it allows anesthesia provider easy...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. Post-Op Pain with PCA
    NurseStrelri I could be wrong, but I think you are getting your terminology mixed up which is why you are getting strange answers to your question. The devices that are commonly hooked up in the...
    Aug 30
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  4. Any one In the dual Nursing program in MCPHS Manchester Campus?
    You may have more responses if you post this under the UK forum. There is a tab at the top of the page "world" go to that tab and you will fund an appropriate forum where the people posting will...
    Aug 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. After 2 months, I have to leave my 1st FNP position
    If they feel able to pick and choose what parts of the "contract" they wish to honor (i.e., hourly vs. salary) then I would suggest to you that they have voided their own contract and you are free to...
    Aug 10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  6. HELPP!!  :(
    I can recall other posts with similar stories regarding home health companies. Stand your ground and don't let them threaten you.
    Jul 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Needlestick injuries during surgery
    It's covered in our consent so that we don't have to wait to draw blood until either the patient is out of anesthesia or we track down a family member.
    Jun 5
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  8. Need a seasoned nurse's advice
    While there will be people who are secure enough in themselves to be happy for your success, there will always be people who cannot be happy for you and will resent your attempts to improve yourself...
    May 28
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  9. Taking ownership of pts
    You are not over reacting. I used to try to be "Miss Go-Along-To-Get-Along" but recently I've taken a harder line, particularly when patient safety is clearly compromised. If I have a conversation...
    May 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Gel pads under heels
    I use these too, especially for cases longer than 1 hour. However, I do have a pet peeve regarding their use. Unless you have a pillow under the patient's knees IMO you should not use additional...
    May 23
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  11. The face of a medical error...
    I have resigned myself to the fact that if we stay nurses for long enough, we will all take a turn at being "that" nurse. Be as kind to yourself during this difficult time in your career.
    May 21
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  12. Staffing policies relating to call
    In our system, everyone is required to sign up for the requisite number of calls for the period once the list goes up. Only once this has been done can people take over other people's call, but the...
    May 12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  13. Best Stethoscope
    I too have a Littman 3200 electronic and can second traumaRUs "You can hear EVERYTHING!"
    Apr 18
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  14. Salary Discussion with Potential Employer
    You should also consider benefits as part of your evaluation. Are they paying a higher proportion for your healthcare and/or other benefits? Is it a closer commute so that you will be saving time...
    Jan 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. New job question
    Sounds like bait and switch. I find it very suspicious that they didn't discuss this with you from the start. To just spring it on you verbally seems odd to me. I would be very cautious.
    Jan 2
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  16. CRNA job stress vs NP job stress
    I have spent over 10 years in the OR and wouldn't want the job of CRNA for love nor money. All jobs are stressful, and all jobs have an overwhelming amount of responsibility. However, there are few...
    Dec 22, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  17. My NP job search--Cue the crickets and tumble weeds rolling by..
    Assuming you did well at your clinical sites, check back with your preceptors and see of they can help.
    Dec 17, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  18. Can employer ask for my liability insurance info?
    Unless having your own insurance was part of your pre-employment contract with them, it is none of their business. However, the fact that they don't have nursing liability insurance for you...
    Nov 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Multiple jobs
    I like the variety of three jobs. I like having the money from three jobs. I like having other options if one place seems to be heck bent on getting me PO'd - I'll go away for a while and see how...
    Nov 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. How many of you both circulate AND scrub?
    LandD, That drives me nuts when the scrub (be it nurse or tech) calls for a count then throws off 4 out of the 5 laps they have on the field!!!! Agrrrr!! I too used to be a tech and I have to say...
    Oct 16, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  21. Vanderbilt Medical Center to have nurses cleaning up
    I'm sure I'll be corrected if I'm wrong but it looks, at least from my understanding, as if they are talking primarily about cleaning the rooms in the OR and peri-operative areas. As a peri-op...
    Sep 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Part Time Job
    Fertility clinics need nurses 7 days a week and generally pay pretty well.
    Aug 21, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  23. Have I done all my research?
    Be careful in planning how you take your pre-requisite courses. Many programs will want you to have certain courses within a specific number of years i.e., must have taken A&P I and II within 3...
    Aug 21, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  24. Friend tells me she is diverting
    There are no good alternatives. Unless she is willing to be "owned" by this punk for the rest of her life she needs to turn him in to the authorities. This is going to end badly sooner or later,...
    Aug 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. question to current nurses
    "Fundamentals Success: A Course Review Applying Critical Thinking to Test Taking" by Patricia Nugent & Barbara Vitale. Gives a lot of multiple-choice questions along with rationales for how to...
    Aug 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student