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  1. What are you most vigilant about?
    This. I am a big on drug levels and if it isn't ordered I will ask for it to be ordered. Several years ago my mother was hospitalized following an overdose and no one checked drug levels for over...
    Sep 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Terrible day at clinicals
    I would have definitely driven myself.
    Sep 17
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  3. Help me understand....
    What amazes me is when grown adults come in that didn't take anything for fever or pain. I had one lady tell me she didn't take anything cause she was worried about interactions with all of her...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. What are you most vigilant about?
    I have never seen post op vs done this often unless the pt is still in PACU or is transferred to ICU. And not every post op needs pulse-ox
    Sep 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. I want my MSN, but...
    I was also going to suggest CNL. I am finishing up a CNL program now. I had started a FNP program but realized that I wasn't ready to leave the bedside and I wanted something that also included...
    Sep 15
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  6. 16 hr work days in GA
    When I was working in PA years ago we were told that they were no longer legal "unless the unit is short staffed." I never looked for myself to see what the law was as i was not a fan of 16 hour...
    Sep 15
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  7. Masters in forensic nursing
    Do you work as a forensic nurse currently?
    Sep 13
    Forum: Forensic Nursing
  8. PARAMEDICS IN THE ED...Do you have them????
    I am not referring to basic EMT training, I am referring to paramedics, who have more training on advanced airways than nurses get in school
    Sep 12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. PARAMEDICS IN THE ED...Do you have them????
    You can not do everything a paramedics can do. A paramedic can intubate and trach, nurses can not
    Sep 12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. missed class
    He should be reimbursing you for gas if it is your car
    Sep 12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  11. Purposeless Ranting just to make myself feel better for a second.
    I am sorry for your situation. Are you applying for jobs out of your town? Are you applying for jobs outside the hospital?
    Sep 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. PARAMEDICS IN THE ED...Do you have them????
    No paramedics in my ER, but we do have EMT's that are super useful. They start IVs, rub labs, transport, do EKGs, assist with codes, and so much more.
    Sep 11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Denied because of small body?
    I am your size 5'0, and weigh 100 lbs, soaking wet. I never had a problem as a tech or now as a nurse finding employment. If you are using proper body mechanics you should be fine.
    Sep 9
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  14. Things You See On Craigslist
    Soon this nursing student will be on allnurses complaining about how unfair her instructors are and asking if she really has to work at the bedside if she is going to just be an FNP
    Sep 9
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Is this the route I have to take??
    No offense, but I am sure L&D would be a good job for you since many of the interventions done can be more controversial, especially by those who are holistic.
    Sep 9
    Forum: Holistic Nursing
  16. Is this the route I have to take??
    Just curious, but why RN? Have you thought about being a registered dietitian?
    Sep 9
    Forum: Holistic Nursing
  17. Can an RN work at a legal pot farm?
    I think she is going to have to ask the BON
    Sep 8
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  18. Any other CNL students?
    Anyone?
    Sep 8
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  19. Dirty hands in your house...
    Uhh not me at all. I am not going to freak out about germs when not at work. Plus overuse of hand sanitizer just leads to a resistance to antibiotics
    Sep 8
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  20. OB ultrasound...foley or no?
    I have only ever placed a foley pre OB U/S one time, and I remember it was a special situation where the pt was on the U/S table but they were having difficulty visualizing. I would speak with...
    Sep 3
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. morning report
    Just to play the devil's advocate, not everyone takes notes. Especially if you had the pts the day before and it is just updates
    Sep 3
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  22. How long did you work med-surg before getting an ICU job?
    I transferred from the floor to ER after working the floors for almost 5 years. While I don't have critical pts everyday, it was still a transition. You have to be willing to learn, and accept...
    Sep 2
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  23. Discrimination Against ER Nurses?
    So then how do you explain all the unemployed RN's?
    Sep 2
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  24. Discrimination Against ER Nurses?
    Dave, we encourage you to read and research the nursing shortage, especially here on allnurses. You will find that the average RN new grad does not have a job upon graduating, and most are...
    Sep 2
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  25. Would you want your child to become a Nurse???
    I have had a very positive experience in my 6 years in nursing and it has given me opportunities that otherwise wouldn't have been possible. I will fully support my future kids if they want to be...
    Sep 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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