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Showing content with the highest Reactions since 10/29/2020 in all areas

  1. 15 points
    I’m in a different country but it’s the same here. The nurses in the ambulances have standing orders for all the various medications that they have accessible to them. It’s an ambulance after all, not an entire pharmacy. For the meds they carry, they basically follow the the formula of: if conditions a, b and c are met, administer x mg of drug y. I’m not downplaying the work they do, but as an anesthetist I’m not super impressed by the fact that paramedics can administer medications after they’ve made their assessment. What I am impressed by is the fact that they work under conditions that are more challenging than a hospital. They have to consider scene safety, be it violence or potential hazardous materials at an accident site. They have to work outdoors in inclement weather and in poor lighting. There’s heavy lifting and sometimes having to work in cramped quarters. They have limited resources and less support at their disposal compared to a trauma hospital. So yes, I value the job they do. But I don’t see anything positive coming out of OP’s post with its anecdotal claim that being a paramedic is ten times more demanding than being a nurse is. I don’t believe it’s true and I frankly think the 10x is a bit dumb. What’s perceived as difficult and challenging to each one of us, in my opinion has very much to do with our own personal strengths and weaknesses.
  2. 8 points
    The only answer that makes sense is that he was trying to prevent the public from hoarding the masks that health care workers needed. I believe he messed up that one. But - ever since - he has stuck to the science and calmly explained it in ways that the general public could understand. If they would just listen and do it!
  3. 7 points
    Part time and per diem jobs typically only hire nurses with experience in that particular area. Orientation is literally two days on my unit for per diem staff. A second job probably comes with mandatory staff meetings, holiday requirements and other things that will have to fit in with your main job. The best way to make extra money involves overtime in your unit. Time and a half is the way to go. If the night and/or weekend differentials are good, pick a weekend night overtime shift. Find out if there are similar stepdown units you would be able to pick up extra shifts in if there are no overtime opportunities there. My hospital pays critical staffing pay for units really short-staffed, and a nurse can pick up a critical staffing bonus on top of all the overtime and shift differentials.
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  5. 6 points
    Getting old is normal and it comes to us all. Don't panic about it - enjoy youth while you have it. Once it's gone you will have other priorities and other pleasures. I'm 57 and I LOVE life!
  6. 6 points
    Your experience with office nursing, could be heaven or it could be hell. That will completely depend on the culture of the office. You will be scrutinized in the beginning. The medical assistants will be running the show. Let them. Smile and nod. Make FRIENDS with all of them . Do not pull rank until you have to. Best wishes.
  7. 6 points
    I worked as a Nurse from 1984 to 2020 and thought, "What would I say to myself coming and going?"
  8. 6 points
    I’m being optimistic and until rejection letters get sent out I’m staying hopeful.
  9. 5 points
    They called everyone?! Only 2 ppl on this post received calls.
  10. 5 points
    Well, it does sound like a fantastic place to work. No other options? I would sort out a Plan B. Not the pill- the other kind.
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