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  1. Kind of a rant, sorry!
    We are a stand alone facility and we don't have rapid response, we have to call 911 or ship them out if they are unstable. He was actually pretty stable. It was "just his thing". Generally with those...
    Jan 31, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Kind of a rant, sorry!
    I used to work nights at a SNF. One of my co-workers called the on-call doctor about a patient with an elevated BP. Her response was "I don't think it's that high. Just don't check his BP anymore"....
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. How did/do you pay for nursing school?
    I used TAA benefits too. We paid for my pre-reqs (already had all the GE type classes) and then used the retraining benefits to pay for nursing school itself. There have been changes to the extended...
    Oct 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Patient requests
    My favorite in a funny cute way was my 90+ year old patient's last night. I work in a rehab/SNF and this guy is just ready to go home. So last night at 3am, he calls me into his room to run his...
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Blood Pressure Query
    The BP doesn't really really worry me. It is well within the range of normal. If you are looking for other causes of confusion in addition to possible head trauma, I work in a SNF/rehab facility and...
    Sep 30, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  6. What gadgets/tools do you own?
    Hemostats and scissors. I don't usually bring my own BP cuff to work but I've been pretty tempted lately. I'd like to get a pulse ox so I don't have to steal the vitals cart from the aides or wait...
    Sep 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  7. Legacy Health RN Residency 2011
    If you are applying for your Oregon license straight out than you are fine. The endorsement is if you have a license in another state and also want to have a license in Oregon. Lilredrn (Hi!!) and I...
    May 25, '11
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  8. Legacy Health Residency, Portland, OR
    Congratulations!!! I still haven't heard anything either.
    Jan 22, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Math calculations
    You do not need to worry about the 1G. It is kind of extra information. You have 50mL that you need to get into the patient in 15 minutes and you want to convert that to mL per hour. So you could set...
    Jan 19, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  10. Legacy Health Residency, Portland, OR
    Congrats on the call back! That is the unit I selected so knowing that there is still a chance they'll call is great news. Thanks!
    Jan 11, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Legacy Health Residency, Portland, OR
    I wonder if you had a different person in the auditorium before the interview. Because I was told the same thing. No interviews on Thursday, 300+ applicants and 16-20 positions.
    Dec 15, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure

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