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The transition has been good. There is always lots of support in case anything comes up that I may not know but overall things are uneventful. You may not have a problem since you'll be per diem but my biggest transition "issue" was leaving 3 12hr days for M-F (just feels like it's 2 days too many). Good luck! You'll love the change. I certainly do and hope to never go back to full time hospital nursing ever again.
Thank you for responding. Very helpful& much appreciated.
Does anyone have any books, materials, websites to recommend someone getting into Ambulatory (Day) Surgery Center...apparently they do a lot of eye surgeries (cataracts), shoulders, feet using blocks and I have been a bedside nurse in med/surg & tele units for 5 years so I'm excited at this opportunity but second guessing myself of my skills and if I'll be able to learn as I go in a fast paced area such as this.
BTW...I am so grateful a position like this has come my way because I have been burned to a crisp with bedside nursing and hoped something great came along before I threw in the towel on nursing completely. I'm sure it'll take a while to get used to M-F but I'm ready...so very ready. I've been applying like crazy but I live in a saturated/competitive nursing market so even to all the people who say nursing has all these opportunities...well, I've felt stuck in my position because they don't want to train in ER/ICU/OR/other specialities and want already experienced nurses. It has been frustrating but perseverance pays off
Thanks for reading and any words of wisdom you may have are welcomed!
Thank you all for replying. I appreciate all the input. If anyone else can think of how to answer pts tactfully when they ask, "Should I get X (any) surgery?" "When will the MD come? Why won't you move my water for me even though I'm perfectly capable? :smackingfOK, that last one snuck up as a frustrated common event.:icon_roll
I'm a fairly new RN (May '08 graduate) and was wondering how you experienced nurses deal with "tough" family questions. For example, during my 1st month at work, a family member asked if their dad would make it thru the night. I don't know how to answer these kind of questions just yet.
Would you please give me some examples of tough family questions and how you responded to them?
Thanks so much for any input.
Here's some pharmacology:
Librium-antianxiety used to tx symptoms of acute alcohol withdrawal.
Cogentin-used to tx parkinsonian side effects of Thorazine (antipsychotic med)
Methadone hydrochloride-opiod analgesic; tx for narcotic withdrawal
Procardia-antianginal med (CCB) decreases myocardial O2 demand.
Digoxin-strengthens myocardial contractio0n & slows conduction thru AV node
Coumadin-inhiits prothrombin synthesis
Amicar-antifibrinolytic; prevents recurrence of subarachnoid hemorhage.
Lithium-tx manic phase of bipolar
Nimodipine-CCB; decreases spasm in cerebral blood vessels
diltiazem-CCB; inhibits Ca+ influx in vascular smooth muscle; reduces myocardial O2 demand & decreases force of ventricular contraction
clotrimazole-antifungal; treats rashes.
Thanks healthyRN for your insight. I will graduate in May and working as an aide and seeing the hospital environment is already making me think of options outside of direct patient care. Do you mind sharing what it is you do? I'm glad you've found something you love and enjoy doing.
I know it's been a while since you've asked your question but here it goes...I am a nursing student in the Boise area so my experience is still limited. BUT, I know there is a nursing shortage here and there are some sign on bonuses and moving expenses covered. St. Al's and St. Lukes are the 2 main large hospitals and both have their websites with jobs if you'd like to research. There isn't a specific time they hire new grads...looks like it's constant. My suggestion would be to call both places and ask if they hire new grads into L&D areas (I'm pretty sure they do).
Good luck with the move. How exciting!
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