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  1. What do you think of 12 hour shifts?
    I work 12's. LOVE em. Would not have it any other way and would be very upset if they tried to take them away. i dont think its dangerous, only if your doing like 8 in a row. Your more likely to do 8...
    Aug 9, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series
  2. Buying a house in US- TN visa/ employer sponsorship
    Great thanks! Thats what I thought, just needed to put my mind at ease.
    Jul 6, '13
    Forum: Advice on Immigration
  3. Buying a house in US- TN visa/ employer sponsorship
    2 part question Hey all, so ive been in the US about 4 years now on TN visa, at my current hospital for the last 3 years. Ive been renting till now but am starting to think about buying a house...
    Jul 6, '13
    Forum: Advice on Immigration
  4. Have TN Visa.  What's next?
    You probably find the companies underwhelming because they can be. From what im told travel nursing was not what it was years ago. That being said, I started traveling 4 years ago and I still made...
    Jul 6, '13
    Forum: Advice on Immigration
  5. Working 5 12's for the 1st year as a new grad..is  this a good idea?
    Good luck with that. I wouldnt recomend it just because of pure exaustion and burnout. Even as an experienced RN who "has my crap together" so to speak- meaning Ive got my workflow down and am not...
    Jul 6, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. Getting Re-acquainted with Cardiac Step-down and the Darn Computer System Called EPIC
    Ive been using EPIC around 4 years now, it gets easier. I remember going from paper to EPIC when i started traveling and it was a tad painfull. At least you are orienting for a while and will have...
    May 26, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  7. Am I being too sensitive?
    I would just joke when I walk in "oh sorry were you talking about me, ill be out in a minute and you can continue" then laugh. your overthinking it.
    May 25, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Which attire do you feel gives school nurses the most respect?
    I like the idea of street clothes with a lab coat of some kind, maybe not a white one that looks tooo clinical but some kind of lab coat. You can take it on/off as you wants to change your appearance
    May 25, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  9. Irritating things about being a nurse VENT
    Yeah this is for good reason. One time as I was helping slide a patient back to bed I asked whoever the ancillary staff was to conect the oxygen tubing to the flow meter at 3L, I cant remember if it...
    May 23, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Is nursing hard on a marriage?
    I would think it would in some ways make things easier, if your full time 12 hr shifts, you only work 3 days a week. But if your working nights or total opposite shifts of your spouse and you never...
    May 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. My first med error (Rant)
    This is also a sign of system issues. First, its nice to be able to trust your co-workers but you cant always. The machines should be docking instantly. Its a huge waste of time for you to have to...
    May 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. What to do when a patient has an acute mucous plug?
    yeah sounds good, if theyre not intubated about all you can do is get them to cough and NT suction, if sats continue to drop gotta tube them
    May 11, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  13. Is it really necessary to learn to read an ekg? anyone really use it?
    Its sad but true. Im pretty sure I only knew what sinus rhythm was. I hardly understood what afib was, just that it was irregular. Finally once I graduated and started working, when I oriented to the...
    May 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Is it really necessary to learn to read an ekg? anyone really use it?
    Hahaha, sorry but your question just struck me as funny, in that ABSOLUTELY YES IT IS MAJORLY IMPORTANT. I mean if you work on a tele unit, you need to know what your looking at and basic rhythm...
    May 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Heparin and platelets
    Oy, sorry I guess you guys misunderstood. No I am not just holding the heparin and not talking to the doc, yes im refering to SC heparin. I am saying, if I have to give heparin SC in the morning,...
    May 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. I ignored my instincts...
    Sounds like a bunch of highschoolers. But yes I have similar anxieties about social stuff too. Give me a horrible mega trauma pregnant code anyday, haha. Find better people to hang with. And tell...
    May 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Heparin and platelets
    hey everyone, just curious to see what your practices are. When I have a patient on heparin, I always look at their labs, CBC/platelet counts. If its dropping, or low ill hold it and ask the doc. Not...
    May 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Charting...what to say?
    Yup I always use "writer". But now that I think about it I dont know using "I" is wrong
    Apr 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Does nursing change you into an angry person?
    Depends. In some ways yes. You become very jaded and synical. I guess it depends where you work, but society crosses all spans of nursing fields so you will see it everywhere. For me im sick of...
    Apr 25, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  20. Culturally insensitive patients
    We have floppy heads, beady eyes, and square tires, how aboot that. Most of the sterotypes ive encountered originated from Southpark. But yes most people are quite "surprised" I am Canadian, once I...
    Apr 12, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Culturally insensitive patients
    Try being from Canada and working in the U.S... the making fun never ends. I have a sense of humor though and give it right back. Its not my patients though, its my co-workers.
    Apr 12, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Workplace kudos mean so much
    Where I work its similar too, sometimes it almost seems too much but i wont complain. Sometimes I feel like im getting kudos for just doin my job, but maybe I go above and beyone what others might...
    Mar 23, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Call light abuse. What to do???
    Also, did they come from the ICU where they were used to more attention, that could be part of it, but it really sounds like this is a nutjob. Explain to them what the patient ratio is here,...
    Mar 7, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Call light abuse. What to do???
    Haldol, ativan and psych consult :wavey:
    Mar 7, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. 57 and need to start over YET AGAIN!
    well the good thing is you have 10 months to figure it out. So start agressively searching now, just in case!
    Mar 7, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice


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