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  1. The Economy and your job as a nurse
    At our facility if people quit their jobs their positions are not being filled. It will be filled by the current staff. Our housekeeping and maintanence depts have had their hours cut. We also...
    Feb 14, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Eat Before You Get Here!
    One noc I had a pregnant girl come in w/ N/V on and off for the past 5 mo. Ahh ya you are pregnant.:banghead: Anyhoo she was getting IVF---then turns around and gets pizza hut delivered to her...
    Jan 6, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Know it all tech
    We had a pt come in w/ her boyfriend and we're all apparently supposed to know who he is!!! After some digging we discovered he's a tech in OR.:eek: Anyhoo he brought his gf in b/c "She's definatly...
    Dec 26, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. A day off
    1) This post is old but still applies to the current world of nursing. :stone 2) We all hate to leave cowokers hangin but know that your probably not the only one who is saying NO! 3) I...
    Dec 23, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Bad Day!!!
    WTH would he even yell at u for anyways he got the easier assignement. What a jerk--I certainly would not want to work w/ someone like that and certainly not a manager who would not stick up for you...
    Dec 22, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Drawing Labs without an order
    We line & lab also. We've never has a problem w/ our docs not backing us up. We do have certain SO w/ what labs/xrays ect to get started. A lot of the times the doc will get xrays/labs done before...
    Dec 20, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Bad attitudes in the ED
    Our ER is great. We all get along and our ER docs are great. Of course we all have our days and at times it can get heated but we pull through it and move on. In general we always have a good time...
    Dec 20, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. how much do you make an hour/year?
    I make $20.91 days 21.71 nocs--this is after being a nurse for 2 1/2 yrs. It's pretty good pay for the area I lived in. As mentioned before location has a lot to do w/ how much you make. I am just...
    Dec 20, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. I hate my life.....
    I went to NS when my kids were 5, 3 & 2 yrs old. :eek:I did my ADN graduated in 06' and I'm now going back online for the spring 09' semester part time to work on my BSN. :clown:It's going to take me...
    Dec 19, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. migraine faker at the ED!
    We've got a list of pt's who are seekers. We have caught them before going from one faciliy and then a few hours later turning up at ours or checking several pharmacies in town and finding out how...
    Dec 18, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Immediate Bedding. Thoughts?
    I don't know how large your facility is but we are a 7 bed level 3 ER and so we are the triage nurse. Our pt's come straight back to the ER desk and get placed in a room. If we get busy we try to...
    Dec 18, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. ER Nurse is Being a JERK to EMS...
    In our ER we really appreciate our EMS and I have not once witnessed anything other than respect for them. Our EMS is great when we get slammed w/ a lot of traumas they dive right in and help. They...
    Dec 18, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Nursing caps required at your job?
    At one of the NH facilities the nurses have to wear white scrubs and a cap. You could not pay enough to wear a hat or work at that facility. Thank goodness for change.
    Dec 18, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Miracles to believe in
    Oh that is such a nice story. I can't stop the tears from flowing.
    Dec 18, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. What are the most/least popular jobs?
    I guess that depends on the individual. I personally love the ER but there are many that may not. Nice thing about nursing is that you can decide what is right for you. If you don't like where...
    Dec 16, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Holiday Blues
    Christmas is always hard for me. My grandma passed away Christmas Eve it's been 8 years ago but it is still hard. I always get sad around this time of year thinking about her and missing her sooo...
    Dec 16, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. 44 year-old woman with DVT dies of PE--- ???
    I thought teds were contraindicated w/ DVT's? I would suppose it depends on the doc.? I also know that awhile ago we had a pt in ER w/ a DVT & we asked about starting a Heparin gtt, the doc said...
    Dec 16, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Death bed visions
    I think that everyone is free to believe what they want. I don't try to force my beliefs on others and I don't appreciate it when others try to force theirs on me. People believe what they want and...
    Dec 16, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Do you sign "RN' after your name OUTSIDE of the hospital?
    I don't do it on purpose but it does occasionally happen esp if I've worked several days on end signing order after order and being fatigued. I don't advertise what I do for a living.
    Dec 14, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Do You Like, Love or Dislike Your current job?
    Depends on the day! :up::down: For the most part I love my job. :heartbeat I also work in 2 different areas and it helps not to get burnt out on one or the other. I like our new NM and our...
    Dec 14, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. 80,000 dollar in debt for AA degree in Nursing
    From my personal experience I have a little more than that in loans for my ADN. I have 3 kids and my husbands income wasn't enough to cover our expenses while I went to school. I tried to work but I...
    Dec 11, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. What is the highest BP reading you've ever recorded in a patient?
    I had one just the other day 280's over 188 as far as I know once we got her bp under control she did fine. Checked it manually as well-did start to drop after 2 doses of lopressor, 80 of lasix, and...
    Dec 6, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Dressing changes
    Call the doc.
    Dec 4, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. ADN to NP- Does it require a BSN first?
    I have an ADN in nursing and I am strongly considering NP school. Do I need my bachelors before I can start school for NP? :confused: I have applied to a few schools for RN-BSN and I figure I'll go...
    Dec 4, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. A memorial to one of our posters:  Josh Harmon
    Mr. Harmon, I'm so sorry for you and your families loss. Thank you for sharing your story, and thank you to Josh who helped protect and serve our country to keep all of us safe at home. He truly...
    Dec 1, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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