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  1. I need your advice on dealing with people who try to treat me like I'm stupid
    One time I was giving report to an RN after a long night. She seemed more preoccupied on who was walking down the hallway, and frequently interrupting my report so she could talk to her dayshift...
    Aug 15, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Too many SNAT patients!!
    I have noticed a huge increase in the "suspected non accidental trauma" patient population recently. Most of them are young infants ranging from 1 month to 2 years of age. It is wearing me down...
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  3. Neonatal/Pediatric Transport team
    My previous employment was with a Transport Team that did both NICU/PEDS. The team consisted of usually one RN and one RT. Both were trained to intubate just in case one was having difficulties. ...
    Oct 14, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  4. VA San Francisco New Grad Program 2012
    VA Hospital in SF brings back memories for me! Did my first clinical rotation there as a student from SFSU. Never forgot the smell! They were very nice people though.
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  5. 10th Nursing Caption Contest - Win $100
    The producers of "Ghostbusters" called. They would like you to be the new "slimer".
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  6. 9th Nursing Caption Contest - Win $100
    She just found out that we have to document finger and toe nail length Q hour for every patient.
    Aug 21, '12
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  7. Do you usually stay in the specialty you start out in?
    I started out working in the PICU for 8 years and just recently last year got a job on our neonatal/pediatric transport team. So far it has been lots of fun going out to different hospitals by ground...
    Mar 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. in need of MANY prayers....
    I took my NCLEX board examination in California in 2001. I also experienced the dreaded 265 questions and passed fine. I had to wait 1 month though to get my results because my fine alma mater had...
    Sep 19, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Washington/Oregon Wages vs California
    I moved from the bay area 5 years ago to work in Portland Oregon. My starting salary was much lower than I was getting in Childrens Hospital of Oakland at that time. Currently I'm employed at a PICU...
    Jun 25, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. 1 thing....
    I don't have any regrets on being a nurse. I luckily work in the PICU with a lot of male RN's and we try to make it fun and get the job done effectively. There are those few however that believe...
    May 24, '08
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  11. Cardiac ECMO
    Last night we placed a 2.5kg infant on VA ECMO in the OR due to not being able to come off bypass. The infants cardiac defect was a DORV, coarc of aorta, and VSD. She was bleeding profusely and was a...
    Dec 16, '07
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  12. PICU Nurses
    Hello all... I started out my PICU career in 2001 at Childrens Hospital of Oakland. I loved it there and miss many of my old friends. After not being able to afford a good home in the bay area,...
    Nov 16, '07
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  13. Univ of Mich ECMO training
    In my hospital we also utilize RN's in the PICU and NICU as ECMO specialists and primers. I have done ECMO for about 3 years now and find it very fun and interesting, especially as a primer. ...
    Nov 16, '07
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  14. Just took the boards....
    I know the feeling!! I took the boards 7 years ago and it didn't shut off until the very end....300+ questions or so. My feeling at that time was that I failed horribly!! I was miserable for the next...
    Oct 2, '07
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  15. Valium and ECMO
    Hello there all! First post here with a quick question. I am a Primer for our ECMO program and I was asked a question as to "Why do we not use Valium with neonates while on ECMO?" Well, I...
    Jul 20, '07
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric