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coolpeach

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  1. Please take our burnout survey

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  2. Employment drug screen to include nicotine

    Baylor hospital system in Dallas/Fort Worth and I believe system wide will start testing in Jan 2012 and will no longer hire nicotine users.
  3. Needing a Tubex!

    I work in Texas and the still have them at the major hospital I work in, and get new ones all the time. I would double check that.
  4. Lunch breaks

    I work in a major hospital and we are supposed to get one 30 minute meal break and two 10 minutes rest breaks. No one ever takes the 10 minute rest breaks. I often do not even get a meal break, and the times that I do I certainly cannot leave the flo...
  5. frequent call in's or no shows

    I have never understood the (call in 4 hours prior to start of shift). I work 12 hour shifts which end up being 13 with report. We always stay late so lets say an average of 14 hours. The hospital is an inner city hospital so most of us drive an hour...
  6. I am a fairly new nurse (a little over a year now). I was shocked at all the rude behavior when I first started. I started carrying around gum in my pocket in case I ran into nasty behavior. I would hand the rude individual a piece of gum while sayin...
  7. Holy cow! Now i'm confused!

    I graduated in in 09, and started an internship in the ER about a month later. Orientation was a week and the entire internship including orientation was three months long. Needless to say it didn't go well. There were three of use in the internship ...
  8. He// to the NO!

    A few months ago we were told that we were not to stay beyond 15 minutes over per shift without approval. Of course with our patient load we stay a minimum of 15 min beyond that. Usually we stay 45 minutes, and sometimes up to 2 hours beyond that. B...
  9. Graduated 12/10, still no job, giving up...

    I am sorry you are having such a difficult time. For what its worth I work with several male nurses and they are all great. I have noticed they are often times easier to work with (less drama), great when it comes to heavy lifting, and just as caring...
  10. ER and strange phenomena

    Two weeks ago I had 3 patients in one night who were either injured at other hospitals, had something go wrong in surgery at another hospital etc, and ended up at ours to correct the problem. I have been on my floor for over a year and never gotten o...
  11. Attention all night shift nurses, techs, cnas, and pcts...

    At where I work both nights and days are short staffed. I like nights better simply because I feel more in control of my environment. Occasionally pt's have to leave the unit, but not nearly as often as days where they are going to PT, OT, Xray, etc...
  12. Work bags: What do you take and what's in it?

    I take a backpack and a lunch kit. Front pocket: Steth, badge, watch (all my other nursing stuff I keep in a bag in my locker). Middle pocket: Gum, mints, body spray, lotion, keys, electronic cigarettes, cell phone cord, extra cell phone battery. Ba...
  13. Chronic lateness- what is that about?

    At where I work if you call out its 1 occurrence, and if your late its 1/3 occurrence. If you get 3 occurrences in a 12 month rolling period its a verbal warning, 5 is a written warning, 7 is your final warning, and 8 your fired. So you could be late...
  14. No burn out....enough is enough!

    Its not just extra shifts, but nurse pt ratios and the acuity of the patients. When a 12 hour shift which is really 13 with report routinely turns into 15 hour shifts its too much. Most of us live at least 45 min - hour away so that's a 17 hour day. ...
  15. Anyone take Cymbalta?

    My Dr just prescribed Cymbalta for anxiety/depression and I am having trouble trying to schedule when to take it. It says to take it at the same time every day. According to what others are saying if you don't take it at close to the same time each d...