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  1. Working for two hospitals
    I did before. I worked outpatient Per diem and med surf per diem at 2 facilities. It was awesome.
    Oct 21, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Abandonment if I don't pick up over time shifts??
    I often had to stay over when I worked LTC. Once you accept the assignment it is yours until you get relief. Her threats are ridiculous but they do put you in a bad spot.
    Oct 21, '15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  3. Is this unreasonable?
    The stories and poor practice would bother me. However I would not want to create an environment where being a team player is frowned upon. I expect that any other nurse on my unit is competent to...
    Oct 5, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Did you marry a doctor?
    No but I have seen it get awkward when a nurse and MD go from being "bed buddies" to not. Meaning..oh Dr Seuss is on call, can you talk to him about my patient please.
    Sep 22, '15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Brian Short News
    Sad news. I really don't know what to say other than my thoughts are with those personally affected and those who knew the family well.
    Sep 12, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Am I burned out?
    It doesn't sound like you are burned out. You said you are bored. Do you feel you aren't learning anything? Is it too routine?
    Sep 7, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Burnt out
    You have nothing to lose by applying to clinic jobs so go for it.
    Sep 6, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Food Pressure: Coworker Edition
    My coworkers are not that pushy. I always get asked and when I decline, that's it. I do appreciate being included as you never know when I might want to indulge. I would just continue to decline...
    Sep 5, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. O2 protocol 89 vs 90%
    That's pretty standard from what I've seen. Our wording may differ somewhat...ex: supplemental O2 up to 4L/NC for saturations less than 90%.
    Sep 5, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Is there a test to determine which area of nursing you are best for?
    I got school nurse. That's not for me at all.
    Sep 4, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. port accessing tips.
    Great tips. I always inspect the port with clean hands before I do the sterile stuff. The deep ports still give me issues but holding it stable and stretching the skin taut often helps.
    Aug 17, '15
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  12. how to leave a job...gracefully
    Are you saying you want to work your notice without people knowing you are leaving? That's a bit hard and would likely lead to more gossiping IMO. Anyway, I'm not phased by gossip or fake interest...
    Aug 16, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Every other weekend
    As a night shifter, I preferred to have the Friday night off at a minimum. If Thurs night was off, even better.
    Aug 14, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Feedback desired orienting new nurse
    I think it helps to set goals during the orientation (long and short term). That has worked for me as both the trainee and preceptor. The nurse sets her own written goals and the preceptor writes...
    Aug 11, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Med-Surg sentence
    That is totally unacceptable to have someone sitting with a patient while their assignment is uncovered. Anything could have occurred within that time frame. What happened after you stopped being a...
    Aug 7, '15
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  16. What is the least stressful high paying nursing specialty?
    If I REALLY wanted 6 figures and low stress, I would look outside of the nursing realm.
    Aug 7, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Interview next week....UM/UR
    Yes, there are 4 or 5 of us plus a lead specialist. I'd love to cross train but I think this will be quite intense from what I've been told.
    Aug 7, '15
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  18. Interview next week....UM/UR
    Well I did end up getting the job and start next month. My title is Case Manager RN lol. The other traditional case managers are also managed by the same director.
    Aug 6, '15
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  19. So excited!!!
    Congratulations! I will be working in a very similar role (the job title is slightly different). The training here is in partner with JA Thomas. I'm very excited and nervous as well.
    Aug 6, '15
    Forum: Quality Improvement
  20. So...What Kind of Nursing Task Do You LIKE?
    -Starting IVs (love me some blood return) -Foleys -End of shift report -Giving IV pain meds -Wound care (not ALL of them) -Post mortem care
    Aug 5, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Pt asks: Is my surgeon any good?  Your response is...
    I just say something simple like "you're in good hands and we'll take great care of you when you return to the floor" I don't elaborate on anything. As stated, patients just want some comforting...
    Aug 3, '15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Day shift or night shift
    Nights isn't quite as hectic however there are less resources. It just depends on what you like. Maybe you can work a shift or two at night before you commit to anything.
    Jul 30, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. To medicate or not to medicate
    I agree and I've been one to make it happen but it didn't always happen that way in these LTCs where I worked years ago.
    Jul 28, '15
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  24. To medicate or not to medicate
    If it's LTC, yeah I generally hope the prior nurse has given the meds for sleep. I don't mean to snow the patient but certainly if Ms. Beth has been getting 1/2 a xanax and a norco at HS for 5 years,...
    Jul 26, '15
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  25. Question about IVPB
    We use Plum pumps as well and you can hang the lines the same height.
    Jul 25, '15
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications


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