jefccu 1,258 Views
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If you pass boards in my home state they send you your license as well as your letter, I got a business size envelope in the mail with the appropriate return address for the state board and started to panic. After a few hours and a few drinks I opened it to find out that the state board was having computer problems and instead of an official license sent me a notarized letter declaring my passing! Scared the dung out of me!
Recently spoke with a lawyer (somebody elses problem, not mine) and she reminded me that as an RN if you give advice in or out of work you may be liable. This could be dangerous, so use caution.
It is not only illegal, but it is disrespectful. Where is the line between practice, abuse and out right destruction of the body, and who are we to assume that the individual or their family would approve. This should be reported to your admin. and if it continues be sure to steer clear, because if there are no consents or agreements written out, someones going to find out and all will end up without licenses, jobs and self respect. Good luck.
The few places that I have worked would have left that as a 2:1 with the second pt. an extremely low acuity pt. Never would be given first admit though.
Your right PJH, I also have only 6 wks left on my assignment. I have a new company and have the new contract with specifics written on paper. I will never go to somewhere without eveything spelled out. Good luck and remember one or two bad assignments can't break our spirits.
I was going to give up also when some of the travelers that are at this Fla. hosp. told me they too were used by this hosp. They said don't let this one travel decide your future. Some have been traveling for several years and reccomended trying one more time with a different co. I am going with PPR to Johns Hopkins this June and am making sure everything I want is written out. Give it one more try, I am going to.
Thanks for the reply Kelly. I am currently switching companies. After I spoke with mine they did nothing and haven't called me since then.
I am a new traveler and was curious if others found this to be a problem. I phone interviewed with the critical care manager and was told that I was going to be in CCU or other critical care area as per my speciality. After asking about being pulled to other areas of the hosp. IE: tele,floors, etc..., that I would only be pulled if the census dropped. There have been no empty unit beds in the hospital and I have spent only 1 of my 12 days there in a critical area. The rest have been in their s/p OHS unit with 6:1 ratio. These are 3-4 day post-op with tele monitors and no lines except hep locks. I am not bashing tele as I probably couldn't handle 8+ pts. after being used to two, but I would not have accepted this assignment if I was informed that their CCU was staffed and their step downs were not. I have spoken with other travelers there who said they were told the same thing I was. Should I expect this level of dishonesty, or was this just their way of staffing their step downs?
Hi everyone, My name is Jeff. I am an RN and respiratory therapist currently employed in a twelve bed CCU. All the usual training: AACN critical care courses, ACLS, BLS instructor, IABP courses... Its nice to know that there are a few people out there tthat are not embarassed to call themselves nurses.
I too would be in the market for an affordable dosage calc. Please send any info. that you may have on this to: Thanks!!
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