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    masonicus and trytounderstand like this.

    Quote from canoehead
    I am not pleased about facilities wanting to use our personal cell for texts, they should be providing secure ones. I don't want to be going home with all that available on my phone. And I don't want to pay for cell service they use, I'm petty like that. But if it was private and approved by the hospital, sure. I'd love having a record of how often I texted and what was said.
    That's what my facility has done. Instead of portable phones for each staff member, there is now an iPhone. It is signed out and beginning of shift and signed in at end of shift. Being connected to our EMR also automatically populates the phone number in the care team if the nurse assigned him or herself to their patients.

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    Quote from chare
    Yes, you can. In fact, if you are a resident of AZ the FL board of nursing likely wouldn't let you renew.
    Why not? Many states allow non-residents to hold licenses. How else would travelers or those who work telephonic jobs covering multiple states be able to work?

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    psu_213, ffooxx, FurBabyMom, and 24 others like this.

    Quote from kimbagirl
    Wow..There really is something wrong with me..174 people who I would guess are nurses have looked at my post and two have commented.
    AN is public. You have no way of knowing if those views are registered members, bots, general public, or Bigfoot.
    No offense to anyone but it leads me to believe that 172 are texting..what has become of nursing?
    You know what happens when you assume, right? Additionally, no one is required to respond. This is a social media platform with voluntary participation. There may be some who have no input to provide or have no desire to provide input.
    Doctors should know better as well. If you have the time to text you can call. Its just lazy and huge HIPPA violation...Oh well
    Texting, if done appropriately (encrypted app), can actually reduce errors- written vs verbal, and the encryption would take care of the HIPAA concern. My facility has an entire mobile setup to allow texting, recording of images, and several other technological advances. Also, It's HIPAA, not HIPPA. If you're going to lambaste people, at least use the correct acronym.

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    brownbook and Sour Lemon like this.

    The non-trauma facility is likely to have points that offset the lower pay. Less likelihood of having to work evening or night shift, less probability of being called in when on call, probably less call to cover as well.

    3 months and still interviewing? The hospital is in need of a nurse NOW. Not one 6 months from now who needs a full orientation. Most likely, hiring someone without OR experience is their option of last resort. You have an offer from the community hospital- grab what is definite. Get a few years of OR experience, and then you will be a competitive applicant for the trauma facility or you may find that the community hospital is better than you think.

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    brownbook likes this.

    Not all facilities call them perioperative residencies. We don't, because we don't want ours confused with the additional facility wide nursing residency. If you see an open OR position, reach out to the HR contact and ask about info regarding orientation. My HR department has a flyer with the information about our orientation so that those who want to know can find out that information before applying.

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    broughden and a.smithrn like this.

    Quote from offlabel
    Is there a common pattern and size? If it's really a burn, it isn't occurring in the OR if they're at least one day post op. I'd start looking at the ICU.
    Agree with this. Is the ICU using a warming device on these patients post op?

    What are the common themes among these patients? Same ICU room? Same ICU staff? All warmed with the same device?

    Has your patient safety officer been notified in addition to risk management to assist in finding the cause?

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    lifeisnow11 and PeakRN like this.

    Quote from tonyl1234
    OK, one of my things on my resume is that I'm A+ certified as a IT technician. Mac computers don't magically work better or last longer. They're computers. You're using the same Western Digital hard drive, on the same B series motherboard, using the same DDR3 RAM, all running on the same intel i5 CPU. Literally the only difference is the operating system, which for the average user makes no noticeable difference.

    The HP equivalent of a macbook air is a few hundred dollars cheaper for 100% identical hardware. For a student, go with the HP. Don't waste your money on a logo. Also, for useful software as a student, Windows is the way better choice because if it's not designed for both OS's, it's more likely going to sell to windows users because there's just that many more of them, so as a result, you tend to get more choices of software.

    Don't listen to the apple fanclub's hype. Buy anything that's not designed as an "e machine" and you'll be fine.
    2001: Purchased Compaq laptop. Within 6 months, CD ROM no longer worked. By 2003, laptop was 100% unusable.

    2003: Purchased HP laptop. Within 2 years, was 100% unusable.

    2005: Purchased Compaq desktop computer. Within months, CD ROM no longer worked. By 2007, 100% unusable

    2007: Purchased Dell Inspiron laptop. 11 months later, motherboard was fried. Covered by warranty, but Dell sent me the new motherboard and said I was on my own for installation. Plus, I had to shell out hundreds of dollars to retrieve my files/photos/everything. I learned- that was when I started backing up. By 2009, motherboard fried again and no longer covered by the warranty.

    2009: Paid $1200 for a MacBook Pro. I'm typing this post on it now, more than 9 years later. Had the trend of replacing a computer every barely 2 to maybe 3 years continued, I would have spent far more than that. Plus, if I have an issue, I can make an appointment, sometimes even the same day, at the Apple Genius Bar 15 minutes from my house. They offered me free classes to learn their programs. I ended up installing Office for Mac when I went back to school, but Pages, Numbers, and Keynotes served me well outside of that. Based on my personal experience and the service I've had from Apple, it was money well spent.

    Also, I still have a working iPad from the very first generation. Most apps no longer work on it as the iOS can't be advanced enough to handle them, but it's perfectly fine for browsing the internet. Apple products may be expensive, but I won't go back.

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    brownbook, Davey Do, and Sour Lemon like this.

    What work have you already done and where are you getting stuck? Your post does not include the information needed to assist you in learning how to do this type of problem.

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    Kooky Korky and chare like this.

    Almost 24/7 open visitation. Only exception is 0700-0800 and 1800-2000 for bedside report and patient quiet time. No children under 12. Exceptions to both rules made for end of life situations and the occasional ICU wedding.

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    nursel56 and Sour Lemon like this.

    Job abandonment is different than patient abandonment. Walking out when on the clock without the approval of whoever is in charge of allowing staff to leave essentially means you've quit without notice.

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    Quote from mackenstadtb
    I don't know how to send a private message and it wont let me repost it. Any ideas?
    You won't have access to private messages until you have 15 quality posts.

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    brownbook likes this.

    Quote from offlabel
    As a busy ward nurse, you have a lot of contact and interaction with patients and their families. As an OR nurse, you will have none of that. You will be an umpire of sorts, seeing to the adherence of policy and procedure. Patient contact will be 10% of what you do and procedural orthodoxy and documentation will be your life. Understand this fully before coming to the OR.
    I don't think that's the type of advice the OP was looking for...

    OP, what does your employment record look like with your employer? Do you have disciplinary actions on file? Have your reviews been less than stellar? Is your current manager looking to keep you around and not giving honest input?

    You may want to start looking outside your current facility. Have your resume reviewed by another set of eyes.

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    brownbook likes this.

    Quote from K+MgSO4
    Pick-Pocket Nurses Pouch, Nurses Belt and Nurses Bag, Pick Pocket Bag I'm in Australia but sure there are local options. We tend to wear them on the hip.
    This would actually go against the standards of the OR. Bags from "outside" should not be brought into the environment. Does it happen? Yes (and anesthesia is the worst of the offenders), but it shouldn't.

    OP, do you truly need all that "junk" when going into the OR? My bet is not, in which case, leave it in the locker with your non-OR scrubs. Additionally, long sleeve jackets (because what facility actually buys long sleeved scrubs) are also the standard as human skin is one of the highest risks for contamination. Arms should be covered at all times unless scrubbing. Therefore, not being able to keep track of a jacket shouldn't be an issue- it should be on you. It's not about your comfort.