mcknis

mcknis

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mcknis specializes in Med Surg, ER, OR.

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  1. Nurse Manager Opportunity

    I recently made a transition to another department within my organization and during the two interviews I had with various members of maangement (including the Director of the department) the question was posed two different times about considering b...
  2. EKU online FNP program

    I am also interested in hearing more from anyone with experience. I have applied for the Summer start date and am waiting to hear back about acceptance. I already have 2 graduate level courses under my belt from another university, so hoping that my ...
  3. Subspecialty requirements for inpatient

    I am a staff RN, but the NPs who worked in our ED were FNP trained, as well as the inpatient NPs. I have a friend who works as a hospitalist NP who was also FNP trained. There has been discussion to eliminate FNP or primary care trained NPs from the ...
  4. I recently switched specialties and am working in an outpatient (hospital affiliated) ambulatory surgery center. The position is posted as a full-time position, but I have found that many of the staff fall short of the full time (40 hour) status. Hav...
  5. Helpful Tips for New OR Nurses

    Such a great post to share! I have no experience in the OR but will be starting Monday. It is scary to think of everything I don't know as I am coming from a 5 year stent in the ER. I can swim in the ER but I hope to not sink in the OR. Always scary ...
  6. Causes of sudden diaphoresis

    Yes, I was thinking the same thing regarding a vasovagal respone due to the sight of the needle...i.e. white coat syndrome
  7. Know How to Improvise a Tourniquet

    Had a ptcome in with a right brachial artery lac that we had difficulty with controlling the bleeding from while in the ED. Medics had already placed a pressure dressing that was saturated by the time he got to the ED. When coming in, the ED physicia...
  8. Good learning material...

    I came across this text the other day (http://www.amazon.com/Critical-Transport-American-Orthopaedic-Surgeons/dp/1449642586) and was curious to know if anyone out there has used this book for personal education or if you have any other recommended te...
  9. My New Life as a Transport Nurse

    Thats great to hear! I, too, am hopeful that I am able to do MICU one day and keep up my critical thinking skills all along the way. Keep enjoying!
  10. New MICU and Employment...

    Thanks for your advice Flyingscot! I definitely don't think that joining a new MICU is the best decision as I would be the first that would be eliminated/accused if something were to go awry. I have accepted a position with the company that will have...
  11. Satisfaction scores

    Anonymous, most of us do understand the role that the PG/Patient satisfaction surveys play in the financial makeup to an organization and we do understand that patients do occasionally have bad circumstances and/or poor care. This forum is designed t...
  12. New MICU and Employment...

    Have been interested in CCT for some time and have already done some ride time with a large company in my region that does ground and flight transport. However, I am not able to work for them due to the travel requirements (1.5 hour drive for a 12 ho...
  13. Please help, career advice for the tired ED nurse

    I often feel the same way and am in a similar boat right now, however with little prehospital experience. Start making a list of the things you love, and focus on that. I love the 3 12 hour shifts, or at least most of the time. I would love lunch, bu...
  14. Rn to medic

    To the OP, I had the same curiosities, and still do. This is the reply directly from the NREMT... “RN CHALLENGE CHECKLIST” for EMT-Paramedic NREMT entry requirements for Registered Nurses challenging the EMT-Paramedic Training Letter of Approval S...
  15. TIME TO VENT

    I live in Ohio and the sad thing is...that 5th degree felony crap is a slap on the wrist. If you see the wording, one must have been charged and convicted of an assault before the 5th degree felony can be attached to it. So, if a slap occurred the fi...