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  1. Concealed Carry...as a nurse?
    we have a new code at our hosp "silver" for shooter. it paged its duck and cover or barricade. Our rent a cops dont carry and wont intervene in a code green. all we are equipped is CPI non violent...
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  2. Why In The Heck Should I Be A Loyal Nurse?
    Union doesn't really mean a thing nowdays. If ya write a grievance you get retaliated against and all they do is sit in meetings and don't help. Loyalty is nothing to a company, customer service and...
    Nov 26, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. What are my chances of impaling my foot with sharp things?
    I've worn crocs for years and the only thing that has happened is the gush of fluids, but that saying all I had to do was scrub feet put on new socks and sanitize the shoes. If I had other shoes on...
    Sep 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  4. Is anyone else annoyed by the expectations of male nurses in transferring patients?
    I know where you are coming from, I have been a nurse for almost 20 yrs and back is holding out for most part. When I suggest the slide board or some other transfer device I am almost laughed at, or...
    Aug 14, '11
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  5. I'm New To ER...Share some tips please?
    oh yeah forgot the important snacks, im a walking snack bar and drink shop in my bag. we have a policy of no drinks at the desk and break room is far away and who gets time to go there ( if ya cant...
    Aug 3, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. I'm New To ER...Share some tips please?
    depends on how may patients you have, our ed has 4-5 a piece. prioritize, get to know what docs want what and protocols for speeding up getting them in and out ie, lab draws, work ups , xrays. oh...
    Aug 3, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Stop yelling! (vent)
    WOW sounds like my week in ER. We actually had to go on color the other eve and night for a few hrs to catch up. We never do! I spent 12 hrs in triage last night and had all those questions and...
    Jan 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. What does your username mean?
    well I was an agency nurse for a long time and always said i was a rental nurse. some people mistake and put renta nurse which is quite funny. been asked how much i charge... own domain...
    Dec 22, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  9. Just like Pig-Pen from Charlie Brown
    My assistant manager wrote me a note saying I was 'unprofessional' after a very smelly patient came into the er and at the triage desk stunk up the whole area and all the families in the area were...
    Nov 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Texas license wanting to move to oklahoma
    yes they wont compact (prob the money lost ) when I lived in Ark I had to carry Mo and Ok since both wernt compact. MO finally ratified their compact agreement
    Jun 4, '10
    Forum: Oklahoma Nursing
  11. manly scrub top protocol...
    http://www.smartscrubs.com/ cargo pants there that have elastic and draw string too, tons of pockets and last forever. hate 2 pocket tops everything used to fall out. have to say my pants almost...
    May 10, '10
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  12. itouch for drug books. vs using my blackberry...thoughts?
    I have an i phone with skyscape programs on it plus med math programs and a couple of iv programs. an i touch would work since you download just like the phone without phone capabilities. my eve...
    May 10, '10
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  13. Alright to have your husband start an IV on your patient?
    Most LTCs here send pateints out for piddly stuff so why wouldnt they sent someone to the ed to get an iv started.
    Apr 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. sex in the work place...really?
    I cant even get a lunch break so how would a sex break fit in..
    Mar 17, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Mumps Titer Question
    I had the same problem in MD. had titers drawn a few yrs back and have worked in at least 5 or more states. I had a contract at a local hosp but got the run around because of my MMR titer. It was as...
    Oct 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. AGENCY NURSING
    Ive been doing agency and travel nursing and took a staff position in July, pay is a little lower but with shift diff and benefits its a little better. Couldnt get hrs and hard to gind a contract
    Sep 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Frame for RN license
    My Degrees are custom framed and the mats around them are somewaht my college colors, expect to pay 100 +. I have run into a problem a few times where an agency or school wants a copy of my degree...
    Aug 31, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Changeover- Worst Night of my life (vent long)!!!!
    I can identify, I worked agency at a LTC a long time back and it was change over night. Well at places I had worked before most of the checking was done before hand and all I had to do was a quick...
    Aug 3, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. i placed 30 cc to a 16 fr 5 cc foley cath
    poor patient prob feels like their bladder is really full. aspirate the desired amount.
    Jul 28, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. ACLS
    get your handbook from channing bete aha.channing-bete.com its a little flip book and has all the algorithms easily laid out and it is what you will carry with you at wk too.
    Apr 28, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Travel Nusing with this economy!?
    I've been traveling for over 8 yrs and it is bad now, agencys state they have jobs but by the time they call you and you ok to submit and they submit your profile the job it is already taken. I...
    Mar 19, '09
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  22. Exceeding Expectations:  My First Mission Trip
    There is a good book that I came across years ago when I did medical wk to Mexico and India. where there is no doctor put out by Hesperian Society ...
    Mar 15, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Charting
    Thanks guys,it was the physical assessment that was left. I've only got 3 shifts left till my contract is up. I will double check everything till then since they are reading all my charts i guess.
    Mar 15, '09
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  24. Charting
    Just a question and didn't see another topic on this. At work the other night I received report on a patient that was just admitted 1730 and I come in at 1900 the nurse was still working on the...
    Mar 14, '09
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  25. Maryland agencies??
    I worked with MSN most of the time they were good
    Mar 8, '09
    Forum: Agency Nurses


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