Moving to larger facility, float pool LONG - page 2

Hi everyone, It's been AGES since I've been here, life has been very hectic this year. I put off writing this because I didn't want to only be here when something was wrong, but I can't help it. ... Read More

  1. by   LesJenRN
    Where are you down in AZ? I worked in Chandler for 6 years in their ICU. Loved it and loved my coworkers. Are you in the Phoenix area? I sure miss it......
  2. by   ParrotHeadRN
    Wow Agnus,

    Thanks SO much, you have made me feel SO much better. I think one of my biggest fears is that they will NOT welcome my questions and actually get annoyed with me. One of the things I do love and appreciate about my former position is that we could talk about EVERYTHING, every time I had a question I knew it was okay to ask. So I DO ask a lot of questions still, and we DO talk about what is going on with our patients a lot. I have learned a lot because of it. I just hope the new facility is similar in that respect.

    Thanks again Agnus!
  3. by   Agnus
    Last edit by Agnus on Mar 8, '04
  4. by   Agnus
    anyone who criticizes you for asking questions has a problem not you.

    I reciently heard a nurse criticize a new grad. She rolled her eyes say of the grad. "she looks up everything."

    Yea, she took initiative and the RN did not know the answer herself to her latest question until the grad looked it up.

    I'd rather have the grad care for me than that nurse.
  5. by   kimmicoobug
    I am a new grad, and I do look things up because I want to make sure I know what it is I need to do to provide the best care. Just had to mention it because the senior nurses do roll their eyes at me, and call me a nerd.

    Anyways, my year in med-surg will be up in Junish or so, I have toyed with going to the float pool. I have floated to ortho/neuro puhlenty of times and feel OK caring for these patients. If anything, it has helped me in med-surg when I suspect my patient may have stroked or any other weird neuro abnorms. I get floated to OB all the time (hate the unit and love it...) and often work extra shifts in this department. The only place I haven't gone is ICU because I have not been oriented. I stand my ground on this one. But I have thought of going float because now that I have had some really sick patients in med-surg, the thought of possibly going ICU kind of appeals to me. Going float would be a good way to see if I would like it or not. Those are some of the benefits I see. The disadvantages, no real patient continuity. Anyways, good luck to you. Try to maintain a positive attitude.