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    I am an LVN in Fort Worth and I have a couple of questions for you all:
    1) Where do you work/what type of job?
    2) Are you working towards your RN?
    3) If yes to RN where are you transitioning?

    I am READY to transition!

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    I have been feeling so frustrated with the limitations placed on me as an LVN. I do not regret the people I met, the education and experience I received as an LVN, however I do wish at times that I had of went straight to RN school while I was going. Now I have to finish prereqs and return to school. In the mean time I am longing for the freedom to work wherever.
    So I quess my answer is yes and no.

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    HI I live in Saginaw! I would love to know about other nurses in the area!
    I love the area!!!!! My husband lived here when it was a small farm town, so here we are! I love the area, it is definitely growing. Lake Worth is now booming with stores and restraunts(sp?). Hope you decide to reside here!
    Also any ideas where an LVN can find a good job? I am currently employed, the job itself is great, but I could do without the politics! =) I left a wonderful floor position after I had my daughter, due to long hours and lack of childcare. So here I am!

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    this is just the thread i've needed! i am a new mom of a cutie pie 8 wk girl. until my delivery i was working 7a-7p on a medsurg unit. i took my maternity leave with every intention of returning to my position, however after researching daycare and unable to find one thst would open @0600 for dropoff and pick up @ 2000 (on a good day), as well as being unable to endure the thought of missing 3 entire days a week of my child's life; i decided i must leave the job i enjoyed and go the 8-5 route. thankfully i can do this w/o leaving the hospital i work in. my husband is a firefighter, 24 on and 48 off. we could have easily scheduled my days on his off days, and him keep the baby, but to us our days off together come first. we have always worked the same days as much as possible to give us the max time together. hopefully one day the hospital i work for will provide onsite daycare, so i can return to the 12hr shift. until then i am very happy to do whatever it takes to be available to my family! enguin:

    [font="fixedsys"] ~amanda~ god's kid, wife, mommy, nurse

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    Quote from TheCommuter
    Take-home pay, also known as 'net pay', depends on several factors. Some employees contribute to 401(k) and 403(b) retirement plans, whereas other employees do not. Some people automatically deduct a portion of their paychecks to stock purchase plans and profit-sharing, whereas other people do not. Many people have expensive health insurance premiums deducted from their paychecks, while others work for facilities that do not even offer health insurance.

    I am a new LVN in Fort Worth, Texas with five months of experience. In the five months that I have been employed this year, I have grossed $23,000, which approximately adds up to $4,600 monthly in gross earnings. I do not take $4,600 home each month due to health insurance premiums, disability insurance deductions, dental plan, liability insurance, and other deductions. Keep in mind that I am an LVN.
    I am also an LVN in Ft Worth, w/ 10 mths exp and make about that much in a yr working the floor. What type of job do you have? zjust looking for other options in the area! Thanks!

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    I am a new LVN (graduated 08/05), and recently I began to work in an area of the ER called specifically for admitted pt w/o a bed avilable, so there is a high turnover rate. I have spoke w/ my team leader regarding concerns/fears I have about being able to provide adequate care for the pt. There are ICu/ extremely sick tele pts that come back there, as well as medsurg/trauma. Being new I feel as though I don't have the rolodex of experience and interventions as well as the pathophysio aspect of it! It is very overwhelming!!! Make sure you have the experience (knowledge of interventions) and assessment skills down, and if you enjoy the fast pace you'll love it!! I worked as a tech in the ER, adored it and would do it again, however as a nurse,(at least until I get years under my belt) I don't think it is for me! Try it out!!!!! You might love it!!!!

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    :hatparty: I currently work in the ED of a County Hospital in a good sized city in TX. Therefore, the majority of our pts are either homeless, very broke or an illegal alien. Now after Katrina and the Houston hurricanes, we are the provider of care for all of the evacuees in our county. We constantly encounter those in need of everything. Thankfully we have social workers that will assist them in rx vouchers, bus passes, and getting set up on our "free insurance". Granted even with all of the assistance, I find myself frustratd with the lack of staff at the hospital, the lack of room to put people, but most of all the OVERWHELMING need for assistance! It is very disheartening to constantly see the amount of need there is. However, through continued prayer, I have been able to remain compassionate to the pt we see, and am praying that I never become hardened or cold to those in need, and I can remember to count each and every blessing I have no matter how insignificant. Hang in there, and never let your heart get hardened!

    Chew a piece of Watermelom Bubbalicious, it'll make all your worries seem far away!

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    Quote from stevielynn
    I buy my own scrubs and I work in a small rural hospital - I get to pick what I want to wear. We don't have special scrubs for L&D.

    I don't want the hospital to provide my scrubs - then I would have to wear what they pick out. Blech.

    I do understand the infection question though . . . . here's one that has always bothered me . . . . the OR crew comes onto the floor to get a patient all dressed up in their OR stuff complete with the booties and all . . .and then take the pt into the OR w/o changing . . . doesn't that defeat the whole purpose of wearing OR gear?


    I am currently a student, however at my clinical site I notice the OR staff in their bonnet, booties, and scrubs walking around outside, in their cars, and at lunch! So................. I am constantly wondering how is THAT appropriate for the OR environment?!?!?!?

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    Thanks to all of you for your wisdom and insight!!!!! :hatparty:

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    I am about 4 months away from graduation from LVN school, and am wondering which is best in everyone's opinion for a 1st job....... Medsurg or specialty? I really am not too excited about medsurg, however I am super excited about Postpartum, wound care clinic, and ER. Do you think I will limit myself if I specialize right out of school? Just something to think about!

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    carolmaccas66 likes this.

    While working as an ER Tech we had a pt come to the ER via ambulance for.... A sore throat!

    Also had a guy present with 3rd degree burns on the back of his legs due to jumping through a fire at a party b/c his friends did it! Good thing they didn't jump from a bridge!

    A group of 15-16 yos brought in their 13 yo old friend who was extremely intoxicated! They were afraid he was poisoned or something, however we just kept him comfortable while he puked.

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    Quote from RNKittyKat
    I won't do the math but this is the sequence:

    1. Convert pounds to kilos
    2. Multiply the recommended dose (in this case 0.1 mg/kg/dose) x kilos for the safe dose range and compare with what is ordered
    3. Determine how many mL of drug you will need by using what is ordered vs. what is available by whatever formula you normally use. I use dimensional analysis. Others use ratio and proportion. I set my problem up by first determining what unit of measure is being asked for. In this case it is ml.

    x ml= ml of solution available divided by mg. of drug available in solution x mg of drug ordered divided by dose (or 1). When the problem is set up, everything above the line (the numerator) is multiplied together and then divided by everthing below the line that is multiplied together (the denominator).

    Your label states "...0.15mg/ml". You need to know the total volume available in the vial to be able to do the calculation. Maybe I'm missing something here.

    I'm new at pedi drug calculations so I won't be offended if someone lets me know this is not correct.

    This makes great sense!!!!! Thanks so much!!!!!

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    I am trying to figure out how to do the pedi dosage calculations.....

    Order: atropine 0.5 mg IM
    Literature: 0.01 mg/kg/dose
    Weight: 35 lbs
    Label: atropine 0.15 mg/ml

    I understand converting lbs to kg as well as d/h x v and how to convert between systems, however I don't understand where to add in everything else!!! HELP!! I have a pass/fail exam next week!

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    Hi I am a LVN student and one of my classmates told me about this site. I am stressing at this point over Pedi dosage calculations! Any pointers? I look forward to learning alot from this community!