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Maricopa Medical Center

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by ashdawg ashdawg (New Member) New Member

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Hello everybody! I am new to allnurses.com. I am in nursing school at ASU, and I will be in my Senior 1 semester in January.

I am really interested in working the burn unit at Maricopa Medical Center. Does anybody have any advice for me? What is the work environment like? I heard from my clinical instructor that the nurses there do all their own lab draws. She also told me that since it's a teaching hospital, the nurses have a little more freedom to tell the residents if they disagree with what they are doing.

Does Maricopa Medical Center offer nurse externships? I am going to try and do my preceptorship there my last semester. Any tips, ideas, and help would be GREATLY appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I don't have much to offer but I am a senior 2 (Graduating in three weeks, yay!) and a girl in my learning community did her preceptorship at Maricopa Medical Center and on the burn floor. Yes, floor. Not just a unit.

She specifically requested the burn unit at Maricopa, so there's something to look forward to when you are putting in your wish list next summer!

I will forward this post to her and see if she has anything she wants to tell you.

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That's awesome!!!!!!! Thank you for your advice! CONGRATULATIONS ON GRADUATING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hoozdo has 15 years experience as a ADN and specializes in ICU, Research, Corrections.

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Something you should be warned about - I know several nurses who used to work in the burn unit. They keep the AC set at 90 degrees for patient comfort. Imagine........it's 118 outside and when you get to your unit it is 90.

That one is a show stopper for me.

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So is this the entire floor or just patient's rooms?

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I don't know what they keep the A/C set at in the burn unit, but I have been a volunteer at Maricopa for a while and I have never noticed a temperature difference between the burn unit and the rest of the hospital. It certainly wasn't uncomfortable anyway. I don't know what the patient rooms were kept at but the general floor was not significantly warmer.

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DesertwindRN specializes in NICU,PICU, Peds, Pediatraic Home Care.

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I've been on that unit working and can assure you that the temp is not 90 degrees. Can you imagine with masks and gowns on how many would faint?

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Rohan8 has 3 years experience and specializes in ER, Outpatient,.

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Have any of you worked in the ER there?

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