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  1. Traveler nurse in Australia or New Zealand.
    I have not actually heard of travelling nurses over here like you have in the US. Most of the overseas nurses work in our dept for at least a year before moving on to Australia or wherever they are...
    Jan 20
    Forum: International Nursing
  2. False accusations.
    What a nasty post. She is trying to do her best and it sounds like she prioritised correctly in an emergency...if some one has fractured legs during nasty fall hardly the time to respond to the other...
    Jan 10, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Med Surg Nurses:  How many patients do you care for?
    I work in NZ and our ratio in ED is 1:4 or 1:1 if they are in resus or really sick. In the US I worked various ED's and it was normally 1:4 or occassionally 1:5. I cannot imagine working a floor and...
    Jan 8, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  4. Triage complaints- the good, the bad, and the shocking.
    Tonight: I have sunburnt feet...seriously.......... healthy person with red legs at 11pm at night in summer I hurt my foot.......pt has not had a shower in possibly months, drunk and feet...
    Jan 8, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. What will be your New Year resolution?
    To be nicer to people I don't like and surround myself with people I do! To continue spending as much time as I can with my family and to continue loving our new life in New Zealand!
    Dec 31, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  6. I am struggling with patient families lately.
    I hear all you guys! I work in a very busy ED in NZ and we have no visiting hrs for obvious reasons. We only encourage 2 visitors and quickly ask more visitors to leave or swap out, unless ot is...
    Dec 29, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Whats your biggest pet peeve working in the ED?
    Yes I agree, if you are going to post on a ED nursing board you probably want to know what you are talking about and have some experience, just to appear a little more credible. (nothing personal)
    Dec 26, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. That Dreaded 3-11 Shift
    I actually like the 3-11 shift but only cos my my OH can pick up kids from after school care. I can drop them at school, get some errands done, walk dog and sleep if I want. Mind you I am only...
    Dec 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. So, who is working tomorrow?
    I am off over holidays this year but only because I went casual(prn) after 22 yrs of nursing and sick of doing a lot of holidays. I now enjoy staying home with the kids on the holidays whilst they...
    Dec 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. US-trained nurse looking to migrate to Australia or New Zealand
    I trained in the UK, worked in the US for 20 yrs and have ben working in NZ for 18 mths in ER. I actually prefer working in NZ, (even though the pay is crap) but the staffing, way you get treated...
    Dec 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  11. Would you work on your day off?
    At this job...noo way. I am casual and work what I want/can. In the past I have at a job I had been at for a long time but no. My days are my days off.
    Dec 20, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  12. Left Nursing After 3 Months and Couldn't Be Happier!
    gloryfied Have not read all the answers so sorry if this repetetive but have you looked for a day postition or one with better hours? practice nursing, clinic, urgent care etc? I was miserable...
    Dec 20, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Are we forcing team work but shying away from relationships
    I agree with a lot of what you have said. However I think times have changed, some things for the better and some for the worse. I remember training and living in the Nurses Home, social club etc....
    Dec 20, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Be nice to new nurses!
    Good for you finding something that makes you happy! And I want to reassure you that a lot of us out here (more seasoned nurses) are very nice to new nurses. As long as they ask questions before...
    Oct 30, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  15. I want to be a nurse with a 9-5 job w/ weekends and holidays off
    I just went casual after 22 years of nursing and suddenly got tired of weekends, holidays and nights! I work 3 days per week(8 hr shifts) and choose to work no holidays or weekends. I did work a Sat...
    Oct 27, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  16. New grad RN in the ED.  Am I being hard on myself?
    Sounds like you are doing fine esp if you have a great preceptor. Use the monitors but don't rely on them, look at your pts first, On our monitors the resp rate is typically unreliable and I never...
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. Healthcare is NOT a basic human right.
    Exactly why I left the US! Here in NZ, socialised Health Care is a basic human right, as it should be .....
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  18. Soon to be new grad wanting to work @ Harborview.
    I spent 9 yrs at Prov Everett and generally enjoyed it. I worked ICU and ED. It is not a long commute out of Seattle. Just a suggestion.
    Aug 29, '12
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  19. Nurse/Patient ratio in the ED?
    I am overseas and I normally have 4 pts in the main adult area. Resus is 1:1, consult(like fast track) is 6:1, kids ed 5:1, short stay (obs area) 5: 1 and up to 10:1 at night. (pts mainly sleeping...
    Aug 29, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Soooo, I quit
    I did ICU for 13 years and the only time we ever had 3 pts was when they were about to be transferred to the floor and they were stable. The heart should have been a 1:1 for at least the first few...
    Aug 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Fast Track Nursing
    Fast Track is always a bit crazy in our dept and certainly not an easier assignment. 6 cubicles (no bedded pts allowed) and always a new pt in and out. Our pts wait in the w room, come in for...
    Aug 15, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. Would like a few answers from ER nurses
    Sorry you are feeling like this. Look at another field within nursing maybe...try PACU or even a clinic/outpts for a total change. I did 13 yrs of ICU and got fed up/bored so that is when I moved to...
    Jul 16, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. Nursing in New Zealand
    I applied and got PR as the age of 43, as you get older you get less points for age. So yes you can apply over 35!
    Jul 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  24. Would like a few answers from ER nurses
    Where does the mentality come in that it is ok to do a 12 hr shift with no break????? I agree that ED can be crazy, hectic and fast paced but you have to look out for yourself. I used to work...
    Jul 15, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. From USA to AU
    If you are looking for weather like Seattle you may want to try NZ..defintely more seasonal from what I understand (only just moved here) and less extremes of temperature.
    May 10, '12
    Forum: Advice on Immigration


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