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i WAS JUST LOOKING AT A NURSING MAGAZINE AND SAW AN AD FOR NURSES TO GO ONLINE AND BID FOR ADDITIONAL SHIFTS AT "GREAT RATES". hAVE ANY OF YOU HEARD OF THIS OR WORK AT AN INSTITUTION THAT HAS THIS INNOVATIVE WAY OF SCHEDULING?i T HINK IT IS A GREAT IDEA WITH THE NURSING SHORTAGE AND TRAVEL NURSES MAKING UP TO 79-80 DOLLARS AN HOUR WHILE THE ACTUAL EMPLYEES DON'T EVEN MAKE THAT MUCH WHEN WORKING A DOUBLE.i THINK THAT PEOPLE WOULD AGREE TO FLOAT IF THE PRICE WAS RIGHT. wHAT DO YOU THINK?
Do you infuse Amiodarone through a peripheral line? We do this and find that our patients develop phelbitis frequently. Do you use an in-line filter as well? Does your hospital have a policy regarding infusing this drug over a period of time?
Does anybody out there draw blood from int's? Does your facility have a policy for doing this? Do you know of any literature related to this topic?
What kind of software have you downloaded into your palm pilot and find the most useful ? Do you think they are worth having?
I work on a 16 bed CCU and everytime we have to put a S/G in or a temp. wire ,we have to take the pt. to the SPR to be done under fluoro. Just wondering how many hospitals do this and how many float them in at the bedside?
Since I have worked on a CCU for 21 years, I guess I would have to say it is a good place to work. However, unlike sone ICU'S,the tempo changes constantly. Often, it is feast or famine. If you enjoy working in this type of enviroment then I would say go for it. I have also worked nights for 25 years. Why? I can always work my schedule around my family-school field trips, after school activities,etc. Yes, I am tired a lot but I am also ther when a lot of other working mothers can't be. I can go to the market and Dr. visits during the day hours. These are the benefits to me as a mother. As a nurse, I like the atmosphere better on the night shift. Less people around disturbing you,better team work with your co-workers,and more autonomy. I have thought about NP throughout the years I have been in nursing however, I have never had the time to go back to school. I haven't had a job interview in 25 years so I don't think I can be of much help to you there,but if you are willing to work the night shift chances are they will be glad to hire you.
There have been warning about the nursing shortage fro quite some time now, but as with everything in nursing,no one takes it seriously.Now that it is becoming a crisis, hospitals and schools are trying to lure people in with little incentives.The problem being that they are doing to little too late.Hospitals and other health care facilities have to change the way they treat their employees for one thing. I don't know one person I work with who would encourage a young adult to enter this profession. We have no respect from adminisrtators and the expectations placed on the staff nurse increases daily as does the responsibility.
I work on a 16 bed CCU. Our census has become quite low over the last few months and we are getting patients that don't really belong in on an intensive care unit because we will be the only floor that has monitoring. With the common use of lytics and caths,our patients are not as sick as they were years ago. Are we the only CCU experiencing this and if not what steps are being taken by your hospital to preserve the intensive care beds? Are you combining your medical ICU with the CCU? And another question regarding nurse to patient ratio. Do you have any policies as to how many and what types of patients a nurse can are for on an intensive care unit?
As a member of the code team, we are responsible to responding to codes throughout the hospital. This could mean going to areas where emergency equipment is not readily available.We have established a travel code cart that has become quite cumbersome and difficult to transport as more and more items are added. This also involves time taken away from the bedside to check the cart and expiration dates. I am looking to revise this cart and have only the real necessary equipment to stabilize a patient and transfer them to the emergency department. Any ideas??
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