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  1. RT working as the new nurse?
    This is just not sitting right with me and I feel like I need some insight from other nurses. In the facility where I work(surgical sub-specialty clinic with on-site ambulatory care operating...
    Feb 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. what do you talk about at work?
    Mostly "debriefing" throughout the day ("If Dr. Bones doesn't make up his flipping mind soon, I'm gonna loose it again," "Dr. Brain just announced that the resident is no longer allowed to speak to...
    Oct 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. An odd staff member
    I'm confused. Why is everyone using the word "crazy" in such a negative context? I've always thought it was a term of endearment for people in hospital administration. As in, "You just missed...
    Oct 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. New Nursing Student
    Most people who seem miserable here are venting; they work stressful but rewarding jobs, and venting helps them to give better care to their patients day after day. Every job has ups and downs. ...
    Sep 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Saline in a bottle not for injection?
    You can also make a few holes in the top with a blunt fill needle, invert, and squeeze for a quick, controlled irrigation.
    Sep 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Profanity in the OR
    We all know that surgeons can be the worst offenders in terms of language. **** this, **** that, blah, blah, ******* blah. How do you respond? Do you reprimand ("Dr. Jones! Do you kiss your mama with...
    Sep 23, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  7. Controversial new policies at Baylor!!!!
    The hospital my husband works at has done this for about 4 years now. Each employee must do the "health risk assessment" each year. Urine samples are required to test for tobacco derivatives, and...
    Sep 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. I wasn't hired because I failed the personality test???
    When it was implemented in my hospital, we had to take it in order to change our shifts around (staying within the same department, but switching your day off!). Most nurses in my department failed...
    Sep 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Question about sending resume
    Walk it in. Hand it to the manager, if possible. When we have someone mail a resume in, it is generally filed in the back, because it doesn't mean much to me. When someone takes the time to walk...
    Sep 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Derm Nursing?
    MA's do not inject anything (in most facilities). Estheticians/nurses/PAs generally do laser treatments (sometimes the MD). Depending on the state, estheticians may or may not be able to...
    Sep 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Derm Nursing?
    search "aesthetic nurses"
    Sep 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Fake Nurses
    There are plenty of DPTs and DPhs that walk around in white coats and call themselves Dr. Soandso. Their scope of practice is nowhere near that of an MD or DO. In healthcare, the lines have...
    Sep 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Become a successful Nurse if you hate A&P?
    I hated anatomy. Neuro anatomy in particular. Now I specialize in neurosurgery. I set a goal (become a nurse) and one of the things I needed to do was pass A&P, which I did. It wasn't until...
    Sep 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Anyone made to actually work  two more weeks when resigning during orientation?
    When people on my unit did that, their orientation ended that minute, and they served their two weeks as a regular nurse with full load. Be careful, it could turn out very differently than you...
    Sep 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Specialities in the Operating Room...
    Neuro. Peds and adults; about 50/50 craniotomies/spines. Ortho sometimes (backs and trauma). Plastics if they're desperate.
    Sep 19, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  16. What is the demand for nurse esthetician jobs (in medical spas and plastic surgery)?
    I manage a plastic surgery clinic and medspa. The competition is tough. When we need to hire a nurse, people apply in droves. Our last new hire relocated from another state. I know of a...
    Sep 19, '11
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  17. Well you're not an OR nurse
    There is one solution to these kind of attitudes: cross-training. If the OR nurses are trained to do pre-op and PACU (and pre-op/PACU nurses are trained to the OR...and in some places it is like...
    Sep 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Tourniquet use
    Is Dr. Lambotte on staff in your OR? Everyone wears while silk gloves? I wish I was that good. All my patients tend to bleed. :(
    Sep 18, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Is this in our scope of practice?
    It is within your scope to care for a patient's hair, nails and skin. It is not within your scope of practice to receive compensation specifically for these services. So you could file and paint...
    Sep 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Tourniquet use
    1. Yes, typically pneumatic and adjusted based on blood pressure. Once they are up for 120 minutes, we let them down for 20. 2. No.
    Sep 17, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Being the OR Nurse for Organ Procurement
    It is just like circulating any other case, just without anesthesia. Clarify with your charge nurse about the time of death and whether or not you need to fill out death paperwork and how to do...
    Sep 17, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  22. Aesthetic Nursing-how do I prepare for an interview for this position?
    I have work in aesthetic plastic surgery and now manage the clinic and med spa. When I am interviewing a potential new nurse, I am looking for the whole package. I want someone who has a great...
    Sep 15, '11
    Forum: Aesthetics Nursing
  23. Filter needles for glass vials?
    I always do off the field (epi, neo/poly). We don't have sterile filter needles, so I can't use filters on the field (ie to draw up methyl methacrylate).
    Sep 13, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  24. New to Periop Services! HELP
    1. Get a copy of Alexander's Care of the Patient in Surgery, it is your best overview to OR nursing. 2. Orient to the OR as a nurse. You can't lead effectively if you don't know what your nurses...
    Sep 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. hidden cameras in patient's rooms allowed?
    We have cameras going in all of our rooms (displayed at the front desk). Patients are not told of the camera and do not sign any consent. They are there to protect patients. They have also cut...
    Sep 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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