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  1. Is Sentara Careplex, Hampton good place to work for agency RN?
    I work there (careplex) and as far as I know there are not any agency nurses working in the hospital.
    Nov 6, '08
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  2. Highest BP you have ever seen on a pt
    A few months back I had a pt we where giving TPA after a stroke. She bled out and died with a pressure that was 270's over 150's. She was completely alert and oriented when it happened and I was...
    Aug 13, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. pedi code
    Here is an article that explains lactate levels in relation to sepsis. http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1235253 The baby had been ruuning a fever, vomiting, and...
    Jul 18, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. pedi code
    Our doctor in the ER said it doesn't need to be a mec case. The family is requesting one but I think in that circumstance the family may have to pay for it on their own. Your right the mother...
    Jul 17, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. pedi code
    5 months old. Parents wern't divorced. I really got the impression from the parents that it was normally well cared for. Dad said he thought he was getting better because the morning he died he began...
    Jul 16, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. pedi code
    Had a very nice debriefing. The doc said we all did a great job and did all we could do. Chaplains where very supportive. I don't feel bad for our effort.
    Jul 12, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. pedi code
    Two years and I have had four pedi codes. Tonite was the first one in which I was the primary nurse and we lost him. Mom said he had been running a fever for three days with a runny nose. Also found...
    Jul 12, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Virginia/virginia Beach nursing salaries
    I work Weekends at Sentara and the shift diff is 8 bucks per hour for any off shift including weekends, evenings, nights. At least at the hosp I work at.
    Jul 2, '08
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  9. Anyone have a dad for a nurse?
    I am an ER nurse. MY dad is an ER nurse after I convinced him that ER is beter than PACU. My mom is a nurse. My dads sister is a nurse. My moms sister is a nurse. My grandmother is a nurse. My great...
    Apr 24, '08
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  10. Suggestions for improvement
    It seems like her biggest problem is time management. IVs and NGs will improve with time as will her time skills as long as she is dedicated to getting better. Throw her to the wolves. Try...
    Mar 20, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. ER Experience
    I worked as an extern for a year in an ER before graduating. They put me with another RN and I worked there schedule for that year. IT was like a year long orientation. When I graduated I stepped...
    Mar 20, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Check these rates out!
    No insurance or other benefits. Just Cash and other cash type incentives. Hosp is in Virginia.
    Mar 19, '08
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  13. Check these rates out!
    At the hospital I work at we are giving non agency travelers in the ER 60/hr on 13 week contracts. None available right now but about 80% of our night shift are travelers.
    Mar 18, '08
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  14. BEST trauma shears?
    They give us pens to........and badge holders.......donuts but, bannana bread would really be special.
    Mar 18, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. We can't go on divert!
    WE probably have 7-8 big ED's in our area and none of us can go on divert.
    Mar 18, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Your state's "preferred" ED credentials?
    We hire new grads with BLS only. You better at least get ACLS soon after being hired. PALS would be nice but not required. CEN will get you a one or two dollar per hour raise as will CEN.
    Mar 18, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. BEST trauma shears?
    I am using yellow Avelox shears and they are better than anything I have ever actually bought.
    Mar 18, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. We can't go on divert!
    We went on divert once. Every unit in the hospital lost power except the ED. Generators where not working correctly and pts upstairs in the ICU where being bagged (ambus not body bags) and we thought...
    Mar 13, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. What is your day like?
    I work in the 2nd busiest ER in my state 7a-7p weekends. I show up at 0645 head to the time clock then go to the breakroom to get a glass of water. As I walk in I keep a watch out for stretchers in...
    Mar 5, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Lavage and the GI bleed
    In my ER all I remember doing is an NG.
    Feb 26, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. VA Salary
    I started at 21.00 an hour at a Sentara hospital. I am a new grad working in the ER.
    Oct 2, '06
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  22. HELP - Graduating from Another State
    Texas and Virginia are both part of a multistate privelege on their license. One license in Virginia is the same as a Texas license.
    Sep 28, '06
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  23. Nursing salaries in the Hampton Roads
    I am a brand new graduate and passed my boards a few weeks back. I have been working as an emergency department extern and I am working as a staff nurse in the ER at the hospital I did my externship...
    Jul 16, '06
    Forum: Virginia Nursing


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