speedynurse

speedynurse ADN, BSN, RN, EMT-P

ER, Pre-Op, PACU
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speedynurse is a ADN, BSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in ER, Pre-Op, PACU.

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  1. Sign on bonuses are never a good sign. Job hopping may or may not catch up with someone. In all honesty, since Covid, I feel like there is a ton of forgiveness in terms of job hopping out of desperation for finding experienced nurses and no...
  2. I've been working a lot, and my mother is upset?

    It can be difficult to live your own life/make your own decisions when still living in your parents house. Once you are in your own apartment or house, it will be easier to separate yourself from these. It’s your life - make your own decisions and th...
  3. Need something new...

    Everyone above has given some good advice. One thing I want to mention is have your thought of trying for a different bedside nursing job first? Inpatient floor nursing is TOUGH. Nights are miserable for those who struggle with that shift. I nev...
  4. I completely understand that for some, it truly is hard to work nights. I have worked all shifts and honestly, I never could adjust to nights. However, this is a night position. In addition, many people are on the list to move to days. I know I ...
  5. Pink doves - there is nothing wrong with looking into a non-nursing job/career. I do agree that often the way nurses are treated has become much worse throughout the years. One thing I recommend on your days off is to truly try not to think about wor...
  6. I am currently a PACU nurse - I enjoy my job, comfortable with the surgeons and anesthesiologists, and absolutely love my team. It is the easiest bedside nursing job I have ever had (and by far the lowest stress!). However, I have had fairly ext...
  7. ER Holding Due To No Beds

    I worked in the ER for 7 years - before Covid we were holding patients (sometimes all the ER rooms were full and we had nowhere to place ER patients). Now it’s worse of course. I moved from the ER to pre-op/PACU nursing and we are now holding patient...
  8. How many unvaccinated coworkers are you aware of?

    Okayyyy….not sure where this post is going. I actually think basic cleanliness and scrubbing into surgery is one of the most basic forms of ethics in the surgical field. Working in the surgical field….I know of one surgeon that doesn’t follow b...
  9. Nursing School A Mistake

    I hated all of nursing school - I couldn’t wait to finish. Two miserable years….saying that nursing is nothing like nursing school but is very hard and stressful - in a different way. One way or another….2 weeks in is not enough time to make a decisi...
  10. How many unvaccinated coworkers are you aware of?

    There are multiple threads on this so this is very redundant. There are legitimate reasons for not getting the vaccine (anaphylaxis, etc). There are other precautions to take as well. On another point - that’s how I feel about surgeons not washi...
  11. Which position would be better?

    I think it depends what you are up for. I personally would go for the day shifts but that is essentially because I know the last time I did nights, I essentially crashed and burned…..never a good situation to return to. It depends on what wo...
  12. Do you think you are a "hero"?

    In all honesty, I generally try to be positive but I also think sometimes it’s needed to see things as they really are - here is the reality: nurses are working shifts that are impossible, patient safety has fallen by the wayside because there is no ...
  13. Do you think you are a "hero"?

    I think this title was used short term and has now gone away in my opinion. I don’t think our profession ever needed that title - what we did need was compensation, decent insurance, and not having to essentially work double shifts with is not even c...
  14. I would be cautious any time the supplies in a hospital is used - I know of one nurse who got fired over a slightly similar experience….well an experience with hospital supplies. It was an innocent enough situation that ended badly. Just be careful i...
  15. Are all ICUs running out of ratio now?

    My guess is if we go home an hour or two or is it’s called “on call” then it can be seen as “acceptable”. One way or the other though, we are awake for 24 hours ?