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  1. Agency pay in Ohio
    I make $30/hour doing agency prn. I have not had a shift in 2 months.
    Aug 2, '09
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  2. Anyone ever work for Favorite Nurses?
    I signed up with them almost a year ago, but have never actually gotten any work through them:down:
    Aug 2, '09
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  3. Another irritating question...CBI
    I work in an inpatient urology floor. Our doctors place our 3 way foleys and we maintain them. Usually we titrate them until the urine is pink. Things to watch for are flow, output, color and...
    Feb 6, '09
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  4. CBI...help
    If you are just stopping the irrigation and keeping the foley in you stop the irrigant disconnect it from the foley and put a foley plug into that lumen of the catheter.
    Sep 9, '08
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  5. Getting cancelled in the Summer
    I haven't been getting cancelled I just haven't been getting any shifts. Luckily my the sister floor at my full time job is way understaffed right now and the last month they have had 2 openings for...
    Sep 9, '08
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  6. are the rumors true???
    You can specify whatever you want to work with the agency. They might call you with other kinds of shifts but if you do not want to work them be strong and say no. I have not had a problem with...
    Sep 9, '08
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  7. Creatinine in JP fluid???
    If there is creatinine in the jp fluid it means there is a urine leak at one of the reanastamosis sites.
    Aug 29, '08
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  8. Lying Foley bag on floor?
    I work in urology/gynecology in one of those great magnet hospitals that are being spoken of and we do put our foley catheters on the floor. For some reason the catheters that they place in the or...
    Aug 20, '08
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  9. New here--haven't read a thing!
    I work full time mostly for the benefits because they are great. I work agency prn usually 1-2 shift/week.
    Jun 26, '08
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  10. Help, please! Need fast responses on Infection Control
    1) Do you have your parents scrub up and gown before coming in and visting their baby/babies? Visitors are supposed to be doing a 3 minute scrub. I can say that usually doesn't happen, usually they...
    Jan 26, '07
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. Best Practive for bathing neonates?
    According to our policy ELBW infants are bathed with sterile water and older ones are bathed with tap water and J&J soap.
    Jan 25, '07
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  12. Can someone offer an ante nurse some insight?
    I agree with the other posts. Only our neos go to consult and get consent and then they document a full page of their consult for the chart. It is not the rn's place to consult it is our place to...
    Jan 25, '07
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. What have you done besides NICU?
    med-surg
    Jan 8, '07
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  14. How bad would it be to get pregnant while in nursing school?
    I planned my second pg to be during my last year of nursing school. I had many kidney problems, was admitted to the hospital for 4 days. I was due 16 days after the final. I delivered on a...
    Jan 3, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. I did it!
    There was someone in there that I could have just said hey help if I needed to but it is not policy that we have two people. There are usually more than two around to do an IV and look the kid over...
    Dec 9, '06
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  16. Have you performed CPR?
    Did chest compressions on a neonate last night for the first time. I have only been in the NICU for 10 wks. Before that I was in med/surg for 1.5 yrs and never did compressions. We only had 2...
    Dec 7, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. I did it!
    I got my first IV stick all by myself from start to finish!!! I have done good hitting veins but I usually need help to finish off advancing the catheter and flushing and taping while holding the...
    Dec 7, '06
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  18. PT/OT: 100% satisfaction Nursing: 75% satisfaction
    It is even worse when you work at one of the largest hospitals in the area and one of the best hospitals in the country, that is noted for having the slogan of world class care. If I had a penny for...
    Dec 4, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. What's YOUR favorite specialty area?
    I just started in the NICU and love it. I always knew I wanted to work in peds/L&D and while I was looking for a L&D position and there were none available, I fell into a NICU position. A month...
    Nov 6, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Poll: Male Nurses in the OB? Ok or No Way???
    I did not get to vote in the poll cause it was closed, but I would not want a male rn delivering me. For the same reason I will not go to a male ob/gyn. It makes me uncomfortable to be examined by...
    Oct 27, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Blood glucoses
    I don't know our policy for new admissions cause I haven't had one yet. I have only been in the NICU for a month, but the only time I have seen them done so far is when a kid was changed from d10 to...
    Oct 27, '06
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  22. Thermometers- personal or shared?
    We have our own stethescopes and we use the rolling thermometers with probe covers. We do keep the probe covers attached to the isolette and reuse them on the same baby.
    Oct 26, '06
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  23. Do you like team nursing?
    There are a few floors at my hospital that do team nursing. I have never floated there but I think it is ridiculous. To have to float an LPN, RN or PCNA from our floor to their floor even though...
    Oct 13, '06
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  24. Is night shift easier?.....
    I work on a 36 bed med/surg unit in a teaching hospital. On nights we like to have 5 rns which would give us 7 pts and one rn would have 8pts. Lately we have had 4 rns which gives us 9 pts each. I...
    Oct 13, '06
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  25. Best Underwear to wear under scrubs??
    Just don't wear anything with lace. One of the new grads didn't even have to bend over all she did was turn around and I happened to be looking in her direction. It was like a train wreck, I...
    Oct 12, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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