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Hi, I need some expert advice. I have met a guy thru online dating and he is having some cardiac problems. I need some advice about the nature/severity of his issues before I jump into a relationship. We are both in early 50's, exercise, no smoking, eat right. He has a-fib and has had an ablation but it doesn't seem to have solved his problems. He has needed to be cardioverted twice in the last month after going into flutter, and the last time the doc said he's considering another ablation. He's on several meds, I know one of them is sotolol. I don't have the cardiac background/expertise to evaluate how serious this is. He keeps saying how it's minor, how his doctor just likes him as a patient and is keeping him around (which I don't buy, as a provider myself). Is he at risk of going into arrest if we get to the point of intimacy? Should I be concerned? If we proceed to a relationship, do I need to get an AED? Is he looking at early disability? Please, cardiac nurses, help me sort this out. Thanks so much in advance.
Thx for suggestions. There are no RNs at this practice office as far as I can see. I really don't want to go back to the place where I've worked as an RN -- it's really gone downhill -- I think I will look for PRN work.
Hi all --
I graduate in a few months as a PMHNP and have started the job search. I interviewed for a private practice job in an office that takes insurance & found out that it takes at least 3 months to become credentialed with the insurance companies. Some take longer (up to 5 months). I'm wondering what the heck I'll do in between the time I graduate and am able to work. What do people do during this time? Go back to working as an RN? What will happen to everything I've learned? ARRGGG. It really bothers me that I didn't know this before I started interviewing too, I must say.
Thanks, Palemoon, I've been in your shoes & you put my thoughts into words so well. Treat me as a PERSON with an illness, not some freak with an "I don't really think it's an illness" thing going on.
At the psych hospital I work per diem, two of the young adults were caught 69'ing. Every single person in the facility knew about it by the next day. The sick thing is, the next time I was on that unit, the guy (patient) was mentioning it in conversation, "yeah, well when I ----ed Mary's ----, ..." Ewwwwww................ yuck. Now I'll go throw up.
Can you say more about sps in austin?
I'm not an NP (maybe some day!) but I am relocating to Austin & looking for a psych position. Have you checked the hospital web sites for Seton & St. David's? Those are the 2 big hospitals.
ITA. I get $45 an hour now for weekend per diem work, some of the nurses I work with are getting $50 an hour days per diem at Overlook, a large NJ hospital near here. It will be an adjustment but SOOOOOO worth it. I'd choose Austin over NJ any day.
That's exactly the info I was looking for. Actually, I would prefer to work part-time so it sounds like I'll be able to do that. And maybe even day shift! That's great news.
Can anyone fill me in on how the Austin State Hospital (psych) hires nurses? We are moving to Texas in June and I currently work at a state psych hospital here in NJ. I see that ASH has a permanent job listing for nurses & states that they will hire you as 20%, 60%, 80% etc. Does that mean that they do not hire you first as per diem, but rather as part-time? Here in NJ, they hire everyone, even aides, first as per diem to try you out.
Also, will I (sigh) have to work nights or evenings again?
....thanks for any info.
Thanks for those posts. That gives me lots of ideas. I just got a special gig at the Psych hospital doing all their wound care, so I'll be able to put that on my resume too. I hope I'll be able to move into a specialty area. I'm growing a little tired of the never-ending stress of med-surg. It seems like every day is a killer, with admissions that should've gone to ICU, detoxers in restraints, demented patients who won't stay in bed. Just another day in a small community hospital where we do it all.
I can't wait to go back to Austin. We are visiting family in a few weeks & I'm already thinking about all the places I'll get to go.
p.s. yes, I know all about the endless forms and rules of state hospitals. It's a fine art in NJ. I will certainly be applying there for per-diem work.
I agree, there are pro's and con's. I combine the best of both worlds: I work the Baylor program part-time, just Sat./Sun. and do 12's. Then I work per diem on Mon. and Tues. somewhere else and do 8's. I am always home on school nights for my kids. Works for me right now. But when the kids are gone, I will be changing it.
OP here, I just wanted to give this a bump. We are leaning towards sending my kids to St. Andrew's school so looking at homes in that area, which is close to several hospitals. Looks to me like my big choices are Seton and St. David's, and Dell Children's thrown in there although I have no Peds experience.
Anyone want to speak for those 3 hospitals? Would sure appreciate it....thanks much.
My husband is being transferred to Austin, and I couldn't be more thrilled. I am originally from there many years ago. Anyway, can someone fill me in on the hospitals to work at in Austin. I have 2 years med-surg and 1 year of per-diem psych at a state hospital here in NJ. I am looking for a place with nursing self-governance and where the turnover is low because nurses are respected. Can anyone comment?
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