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  1. Do you like day or night shift better and why?
    night shift .:dance: :lol2: :dance: :dance: :lol2: :dance: :dance: i don't deal well with people who wear suits.:bowingpur
    Nov 23, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. How Many Nurses are Glad They Have a Union
    Worked for a Union once:crying2: . I paid them alot:twocents: , I got nothing in return:banghead: . Won't do it again:deadhorse .
    Nov 23, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. How often do you take a break?
    :confused: What's a Break?;) I work Night Shift in a busy ER. We grab what we can, when we can because there is no float person. If your patients are caught up, you ask a co-worker to cover for...
    Nov 23, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. How many Nurse jobs have you had?
    Let's see:confused: I've been a nurse for over 25 years. Spent a year on a tele. floor:nurse: , a year of ortho:monkeydance: , a year of ccu:smiletea: , a year of hospice:icon_hug: and the rest...
    Nov 23, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Help, advice please
    Just a thought but....A. the hospital is going back on their work:angryfire ....B. The ER Manager is leaving.....:confused: Maybe it might be wise to keep your options open and look elsewhere, ...
    Nov 23, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Nursing Assistant VS. Telemetry Tech position
    I have to agree. Getting out on the floor will give you the best exposure. Once you learn to read a monitor you know it. :banghead: Check and see if your hospital uses Nursing Students in the ER. ...
    Nov 23, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Work and Sickness
    First thing you should learn is Wash your hands, never forget it, it really makes a difference. I work in an Emergency Room and "Knock on Wood" have never taken anything home. Seldom get the "bugs"...
    Nov 11, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. How is it that this can slip through the cracks?
    I know that in our state it is mandatory reporting and the hospital I work for reports quickly. It doesn't take that long to check a couple charts and you only need a couple. One might be a...
    Nov 11, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    On the same line we have a patient that comes in every once in a while to have something removed from his rectum, You would think by now he would be embarrised :imbar enough to go to different...
    Aug 2, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. "new grad-itis"...
    After 20+ years of dealing with New Grads I've had plenty of experience with all three kinds. Your type:welcome: I adore. You may start out timid, but you watch, you learn and you grow into terrific...
    Aug 2, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Anyone worked at St.Agnes?
    [quote=boonersmom]thanks i had my meeting today with hr and i am probably not taking the job. it sounds like they put you where they need you....and i am not thrilled with that. i have another...
    Jul 31, '06
    Forum: Maryland Nursing
  12. Does your hospital provide patient transportation?
    I believe somewhere in the past the hospital provided cab vouchers for truely needy people. Accident victums with no family, Pt's who arrived via ambo who's significant other was too old to drive...
    Jul 31, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Trend toward private rooms
    Our hospital has always been all private rooms. It's an excellent selling point. And now with HIPPA we have the privacy required. Our hospital aquired infection rates are also below the norm.
    Jul 31, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Weekend coverage hospitals
    I'm in the Baltimore Metro area. We work every 3 rd weekend and it may soon be a little less. I work in a moderate size ER and we just posted and filled 8 weekend option positions. 3=7A-7P ...
    Jul 31, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Views on New Grads Entering the ER.
    ERnurse04, From past experience using many agency nurses over many years both as charge nurse and Clinical Leader, I have found that the nurses that have had at least 3-4 years experience in a...
    Jul 31, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. propofol
    Just a side note. My husband has a very strange side effect to propofol as well as other asesthia agents. He is a "breast man" at heart. :coollook: The first time he had surgery it was at a very...
    Jul 31, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. 3rd Week of Orientation - now planning of quitting the job...
    I agree with Shammy. Go through the appropriate motions first, even if it means changing preceptors. It is not unusual for new grads to switch preceptors when they are concerned that they are not...
    Jul 29, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Getting Paid $$ for End-of-Shift Overtime?
    I also work at a non-union hospital. We get paid from the time we punch in till the time we punch out except for 1/2 hour lunch. If we have a busy night and don't get lunch we get paid for that to....
    Jul 29, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Putting RN on license plate???
    My licence plate holder is an ENA plate holder. The only people who notice it are our fine county and state police officers. They have helped me several time get around blocked roads so that I...
    Jul 29, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Need some suggestions about my mother in law
    My suggestion {from experience} is to go with her to a community group meeting about Diabetes. Even though our families run to us with every broken nail, when it comes to the big things sometimes...
    Jul 29, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Hippa
    Just be general in the information you give. There is no need for times, places or names. If it is easier to use name, make them up. John Doe always works
    Jul 29, '06
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  22. Salary Question
    A nurse I worked closely with for many years took on the position as Nurse Manager of our unit. She did interm first and was given a nice boost in her hourly salary because they were hunting for...
    Jul 29, '06
    Forum: Nursing Management
  23. Impaired staff nurse
    As well as everything below, are you pulling her Lugs for controlled substances she withdrawls and wastes intermittently to make sure the patient was...1} Orderd the Med. and it wasn't given by...
    Jul 29, '06
    Forum: Nursing Management
  24. Evaluation Formats
    We use a program called "Freedom to Achieve". It is a computer based program that once learned is way more time efficient that the old written ones. It keeps track of the prior evaluationa as well...
    Jul 29, '06
    Forum: Nursing Management
  25. staffing issues
    I work on a unit based staffing comm. Our ER is self scheduling. It used to work really well until theybuilt us a larger ER. :eek: We had some problems staffing the old one and filled in with...
    Jul 29, '06
    Forum: Nursing Management


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