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    isn,t nurse Jackie a on the job drug abuser/ She may be tough ,but I hope my patients don't think I am in the getiing percs with a little on the side

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    New to OB and everyone tells me babies have a Sleepy time an hour or so after birth. How long is normal and when should I be worried if they won't nurse? Also , under the bili lights how long would it take for retina dammage. We have babies in pp rooms under lights and sometimes when checked the eye shields are off. All I hear is it will takes awhile. Awhile is different to everyone. thanks

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    no nurses week for us, it is now Health Care Workers Week, that way "everyone " is included, because otherwise, the other depts would be upset.

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    OBNurseInFL likes this.

    I just switched to OB after 18 years in ED, I say go for it,. I was getting a little "cranky" in the ED, but I do love it. Change is good, gets your mind working harder again, but I am a nervous wreck in OB, Its hard to help women breath through pain awhen I am used to giving morphine untill it goes away, and not treating them as "sick patients". Only been in OB for 6 weeks. We would have loved someone with Ob experience, could teach us alot. It was amazing how fast we could move a pregnant woman up to OB lol

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    So sorry for her treatment, too bad they didn't have a fast track/minor care area in ED. So what does everyone think of fasrt track/minor care four of the areas 6-8 hosp have them, run from 1100 to 2300 or 0900 to 2100. Do you think it encourages non emergencies in the ED or a necessity?

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    just being on oreintatio in labor and delivery,last two days no deliveries, and i stayed away from mother baby.sure i have a virus, sore throat cough headache, no fever and a nasty cough.today and tomorrow off, need to go to work wed and thus, now previously in ed, we all worked like this, patients const cought and sneesing directly in face.. I dont feel right up in the cbc like this with the babies amd mom, and i am sure they dont want to hear me coughing anywyhere on the floor. Shoul I call in sick, a little concerned because i am on orientation, but the that wouldnt make them short. I was rubbing etoh soap , even more than usual.. I suppose I could wear a mask, but would it bother the moms. got this lovely one from my grandson in of coures the germ ridded kindergarden!

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    we now have a policy if the patients tell us they are going to leave, we go get a doc to see them right away, most of the docs just treat them. only a few will saythis isn,t and emergency and we will see you as soon as we can. So lets reward the selfish rude pts, while the other pts have to wait for them, after all they are most important in the press gainey. And on the press gainey subjecy, are any of you being told the some insurances co, Blue Cross, Mass healthwont pay for things if our press gaineys do not go up to a certain percent? I can see not paying for hosp acquired infec, cut off wrong leg, but the food sucks, the nurses didn.t pay enough attention to me! what kind of crap is this. I think the administrators ar making some of this stff up, if they can nick pic, what will the agree to pay . I just transferred to the birthing center and someone was out of controll that there was no turkry wrap left, she was carring on and speaking to the nurse manager. I thing she orderd a turkey wrap out to be delivered.. so its the same there. I thinkk we should statr some type of nurse ganey. we could survey alll the hospitals around ustelllour fewwlo nurses which ones are good, rate them on many things.pass them out to the patients as they come. so after 18 years I left the ED, my job was removed, forcing everyone to work 3 12"s cant do 1 or 2 which i wanted to do. so i saw a position in birthing center and got it. I am enjoying itand I know longer limp to my car after work, so it is all for the best .. BUT I MISS THIS.......why is it soooo hard to leave it. wish me luck, i will have to live though u guys for my er fix. guess I will pop over to ob and make some new friends:typing:typing

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    Hi everyone, been around here for a few years, but after working 18 yeasr or so in the emergency dept, I have just started in the ChildBirth Center. My mind is so full and swimming with new stuff, I think it will explode any minute now! I just finished 5 days in the nursery, :crash_com. thats what I think of the computor charting, didn't do much computor charting in ED. I have been reading a lot of posts here, and getting a better idea of some things, but man, i am in a different land, I realy love it. miss my old friends though, hard after all these years, but I got some text books adn I am doing a lot of reading. some things are beginning to come back a bit, at least they are vagely familar. I will say one thing, it is so much cleaner and quieter here. rest of month in nurseryand postpartum the off to labor and deliv for 2 months. I have founf lots of answeres to questions I think up after work. this is great. we also have all the same bacis c/o in the ED. patient satisfaction and those press gaineys. So I will be lurking around, sucking up all your knowledge.cant wait

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    I was happily working my 3 10 hour shifts, some with their 8 hours snf some 12". then our new nurse manager decided everyone will have to work 3 12, no other way! I sais I would do 2 12 but with my arthrits ands knee inj, 3 would definatly kill me. I work in a very busy ed, start runnung when I get there, and can barely walk to car when I leave. So now I am in the Birrthing center with my 3 8 hours. I probally should have stayed, worked 3 12 and in 3 months been down on disability. I was so tired after 10 hours, esp when most of the time no lunch or breaks because we are so slammed. ther big thing is of course patient satisfaction, truthfully during my last few hours on after a couple days, a get a little testy, grtting you another warm blanket every 15 min is not making me smile. 12 hpur shifts are for the young. they want to keep experienced nurses in the ED, dont force us to work 12.5 of us "older" nurses left. They now only havemabey 4 nurses who have been there long enough to do triage, only a couple able to work in the trauma room. the rest are new grads barely offf orientationand a few with about 1 year experience. Who is going to be their resources, their mentors. I was sad to go,but every thing happens for a reason.
    This is a whole new land up in birthing..........kind of scary, even for an old ED nurse!
    wish me luck!!

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    TraumaNurseRN likes this.

    I treat every one the best I can , like all of you, but I think that if you work in the hospital, from housekeeper to adminstration and you come to the Ed ,if at all possible, I am not going to make you wait. There is little benefits to working in the medical community, and of courseyou wont get in before critically ill pts, but there usually is a way to get them in. That said, my brother sat for 4 hours in the wr last week, because patients we literally dropping like flies! And if you are ER staff, no waiting. Now the little old lady who tells me her family donates lots of money and she is not going to wait, gets a nice smile , out to the waiting room with a promise I will get her in as soon as I possibly can.

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    I feel your pain. i get horrible migranes from fragrances. We have a no scents policy at work, but it doesn't stop some people. Once I got such a bad migrane and started vomiting and ended up having to be seen, (work in the ED). She never wore perfume again. I have a lot of problems at the movies, change seats alot. I end up smelling a lot of Vicks lol. I will ask the patients visitors to step out if they are wearng a lot of perfume, most have no problem with it, some get outraged. Unless my nose is in your neck, I should not smell you!

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    I would love to hear about it. We are trying to work it out and do a trial one of these days. Any info would be so helpful. ikimiwi@hotmail.com

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    western Mass, union 35 per hour base,15 years experience

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    I'm trying to get into heaven the hard way!


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