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ccakes, BSN, RN 4,046 Views

Joined: Apr 15, '07; Posts: 112 (32% Liked) ; Likes: 70
Infusion Nurse; from US
Specialty: 7 year(s) of experience

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    htohome likes this.

    I was wondering if yall could help me to identify the appropriate PPE for handling Cytoxin. Currently my manager says that since our facility has the hood, we do not need any kind of face protection. From what all I have found, one needs a gown, gloves, goggles and respirator. Does all this include the use of the hood? Or does the hood replace the need for facial protection. Also would a face mask with eye shield in addition to the hood be appropriate? Thanks in advance.

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    Osteoclast likes this.

    I think there are nurses out there who just don't like to teach. I love teaching and loved nursing students and loved orienting new nurses. I was there once and remembered how horrible I felt my first semester as a nursing student, being treated poorly by an overworked exhausted nurse.

    Don't take it personally. Teaching isn't meant for everyone. Write down any questions you have, ask your instructor or first before you even go there maybe ask your fellow students. Y'all can at least say you researched it and couldn't figure it out.

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    I live in Austin Texas. I started out with my ADN, worked for a few years then went back to get my BSN. If you want to work in a major hospital you will have to get your BSN eventually. Otherwise you can a job with your ADN. I still think getting your BSN is a wiser choice. BTW Austin is becoming so huge with an abundance of people. I am not in this position, but I have colleagues who are and they tell me they are having a hard time finding employment. Crazy!!

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    Completely normal. It never passes either. Some days I would have to talk myself to go into work because I would be so scared. It gets easier, it really does!!!

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    georgia6 likes this.

    I like job 2!! OR plus peds specialty = highly desirable by future employers if ya ask me!! Also the lower pay will be a second thought when you are not sitting in traffic (which I do daily blah!!). I did an OR externship and there were mean doctors and some nice doctors. I think that applies anywhere you go to be honest. Congrats on so many job offers! So exciting!

    I agree with previous poster. I hated med-surg!!!! I don't know how some of those nurses stayed for as long as they did. I did both nights and days and felt like I was a pain pill dispenser.

    Specialize specialize specialize!!

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    The worse you felt you did.... The most likely you are to have passed. [emoji6] keep us posted!!!

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    I started out on nights. It's a big adjustment mentally with those hours. But in all honesty it's a perfect shift to learn without being overwhelmed by all the day hustle and bustle. You'll do great. Good luck!

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    Congrats! Such a big relief off your shoulders.

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    Same. Mannequin for IVs. Oranges for injections. I think there is nothing like someone's actual arm for an IV start though. The mannequins are just not realistic enough. I think as long as everyone is consented it should be allowed. Wonder why not? Is there some type of liability against it?

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    Yeah that's odd. I got 0.0000016

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    When I first started nursing as a New grad in Austin that's what I was offered. 22/Hr granted that was 7 years ago. I haven't been put to Tyler in a very long time but from what I remember it was a small town.

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    bellakat, NutmeggeRN, OCNRN63, and 1 other like this.

    Seems to be a hot button for nurses in general, and pulls them in from the general site.[/QUOTE]

    Darn right this is a hot topic. At least for me it is. I get highly offended/annoyed when MAs get called nurses. Happens on a daily basis and it seems to be happening a lot from doctors!! I worked insanely hard to get my degree and would appreciate it if other people in the medical profession recognized that. I'm not saying I don't value my MAs. Would just be nice if the general public and others would notice the difference. One of the hospitals here have gone to color coding the staff so that the patient could be able to tell the nurse from the housekeeper and so on.

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    What crime are you talking about?

    If it had nothing to do with you then maybe you could write an email to the manager and explain the situation. Perhaps even get a letter from the cops who interviewed you.

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    I mix the biologics to be infused to our patients. I use dosage calculations on a daily basis!!!!!! We have a new nurse in our department who has a hard time figuring out how to get 25mg of Benadryl out of 50mg vial......... Yeah kinda scary right.

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    Hurst review all the way!