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  1. What Does Your Agency Do Differently to Keep You With Them??
    My agency knows me by name right away when I call. The founder and president of the company is an RN and knows me by name. They treat their employees with respect, listen to our concerns, and are...
    Jun 4, '07
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  2. Agency Nurse-from ER to Med-Surg
    I'm an ER agency nurse, and I worked one tele shift to see what it was like. It's VERY different! The facility where I was working had computer charting, so that slowed me down a lot. And I had to...
    Aug 26, '06
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  3. Officially an agency nurse!
    Hi! I'm a full-time agency nurse, mainly ER, but I also do some other areas from time-to-time. You can't beat the variety or the scheduling! Oh, and the money is nice too, but for me it's not...
    Aug 26, '06
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  4. can a single RN make it ok in Baltimore?
    Absolutely! I should know, I'm one of them. I put myself through nursing school with a mortgage and pets to take care of, and I survived just fine. I survived after graduating and starting to work,...
    Aug 1, '06
    Forum: Maryland Nursing
  5. Tele or med-tele holds in the ER...
    We have to start the some of the paperwork within 8 hours, and the complete database has to be finished in 24 hours. So if they're really boarding in the ER for days, yes, we do the MARs etc. But if...
    Feb 6, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. The Ban On Knit Pants and Shirts (take 2)
    I don't understand what you mean by knit items. As in a sweatshirt or cardigan sweater? How about a cotton shirt--is that considered a knit item?
    Feb 2, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. My  fear of nursing..
    I, too, switched from IT to nursing. I had to work some 3rd shifts in IT, years ago. I HATED it. Now I'm an RN working dayshift 7a-7p 3 shifts/week. I work in the ER and we have separate day and...
    Jan 30, '06
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  8. Off topic: How do you keep house?
    I live with my long-term boyfriend. We share the cleaning 50/50. That way we can each have a few days of slacking off while the other one cleans up behind. Then vice-versa.
    Jan 30, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. EMT convicted in fatal prank.
    This is so sad. I'm haunted by the fact that she was aware that she had been shocked, and yelled out to the driver after it happened. My heart goes out to all involved.
    Jan 30, '06
    Forum: Nursing News
  10. Room assignments and pt load.
    We're a busy community ED. 63,000 visits/year. Each RN has 3 assigned rooms, sometimes 4 if we're short-staffed. Ideally each tech has 6 rooms (works with 2 RNs). We will also put ppl in the hallway,...
    Jan 27, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Longest "Visit" in ER b/4 admitted to your floor
    Prob 2 days or so. We've also had pts discharged from the ED. It depends on the time of year. It's also not unusual for psych patients to be in the ED for the weekend waiting for transfer to an inpt...
    Jan 13, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Yoga
    I love yoga. Luckily there are two yoga studios within walking distance of my house :) Lucky me. I'm trying Bikram Yoga (hot yoga) for the first time on Friday... I'm a little apprehensive b/c I...
    Jan 3, '06
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  13. "I'm going to sue you", What do you say?
    I have had this said to me. But never when a breach of duty and/or patient harm occurred. It has been over minor things...delays in seeing the MD, going to Xray, etc. Everyday things in a busy ER....
    Jan 3, '06
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. Sick, sick sick of IBS
    I also have GI problems, but they are of the upper GI variety. I would strongly recommend acupuncture. That has helped me more than anything. I'm now down to about 1/2 of the meds I used to take,...
    Dec 29, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Baltimore Living Info
    I'd recommend areas around the JHU Homewood campus. You can take the shuttle from there. Charles Village and Hampden are safe and affordable.
    Dec 27, '05
    Forum: Maryland Nursing
  16. Would you become a nurse again
    Please spend some time following an RN in the field you want to work in. Shadow him/her for multiple shifts, if you can. Find out for sure! Although I know I won't be doing this forever, I DON'T...
    Dec 13, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Would you become a nurse again
    The jury's still out for me. I'm coming up on my one-year anniversary as an RN. Most days I ask myself what I'm doing, but I know that there are plenty of opportunities out there. I can't see...
    Dec 12, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. RN to pt ratio @ your hospital?
    maryland, ER 1:3 is the norm. We may have 1:4 for a few hours if we're short that day, but this is rare.
    Nov 28, '05
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  19. working on Christmas?
    Good point. There are plenty of nursing jobs that don't require weekends/holidays/etc. Some choose these jobs, others don't. It goes with the territory. My sister was in ICU over Christmas one year....
    Nov 18, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. My innards are falling out !!!! EEEKKKK
    My thoughts exactly! To the OP: best of luck to you. Hope you find a good solution.
    Nov 18, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. Soon to be new GN moving to Baltimore... Any advice?
    There are lots of great areas in Baltimore, especially if you're like me and love old houses and great architecture. There are also a ton of new developments outside of the city if that's more your...
    Nov 16, '05
    Forum: Maryland Nursing
  22. animal research
    So does the end justify the means? If we accept the basis premise that animals feel pain, then they really aren't so different from us. Would we use a mentally retarded child to test our drugs on?...
    Oct 25, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. What do you live for?
    I can relate to what you're feeling. I was on medication for a while after my sister died a few years ago. What gets me going? Well, it may sound cheesy, but it's music. Listening to Bach, I sense...
    Oct 11, '05
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  24. Describe your last day at work in 50 words or less !?
    Glucose 794. Low pulse ox while sleeping, takes 02 off. Insulin gtt started. Creepy guy. LOL, soaked in urine, feces, lives with neice, pacemaker, CP. Pulls out IV, blood everywhere. Smiles. No...
    Oct 11, '05
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  25. Describe your last day at work in 50 words or less !?
    double post
    Oct 11, '05
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing


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