RNOTODAY BSN, RN

NICU, ER, OR
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RNOTODAY has 18 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in NICU, ER, OR.

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  1. Re: Adderall for refractory depression. Yes, and it really helps my mood! Feel free to contact me at littledognme at g mail. (Not sure if giving out email address is ok, but the site wouldn't let me send you a private message).

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    Absenteeism during probation

    Oops! My bad!
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    It's Complicated- Help!

    Firstly , congratulations to the OP on recovering and being ready on returning to nursing ! i have a similar issue. I have been out approaching the 4th year . Part my health, part taking care of my mom whom has cancer. I’m recovered, she’s doing ok ,...
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    emergency cases - what's your record?

    #HOURS!!!???
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    OR Oops

    Once, I totally forgot to put SCDs on the patient, I noticed when we took the drapes down.... I was beside myself, totally felt so guilty and terrified that the patient would suffer a deadly blood clot ??‍♀️ I made sure the attending kept me in the l...
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    Drugs of choice for major procedure

    Ok ok I know it’s an old thread; but I gotta say it: 98% of the drugs for this patient, YOU won’t be giving at all!!
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    Incorrect counts at shift change

    That makes so much sense... but, in my last position, we were absolutely FORBIDDEN to match up the wrappers to make the count correct. It didn’t matter if you had Precisely the right wrappers to match your suture, if the count was wrong on the count ...
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    Does OR nurse get paid more than Med/Surg Nurse?

    In the 3 facilities I’ve worked in, Yes the OR did get a higher rate than the rest of the nurses in the hospital. Besides the higher rate, Generally, the reason OR nurses make more money is basically due to the call that is required of us, plus.. in ...
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    "I don't need a scrub nurse for this case"...

    If I were management, my response to this surgeon, would be the following: “ Well it sounds like you don’t actually need a room AT ALL ; sounds like an office case to me” Of course, I do realize I could say this only in my HEAD ?
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    Flipping supplies/instruments

    Umm , we are so concerned with getting the case started, that I don’t even think I’d know HOW to open a room without flipping!! ? it’s always been an accepted practicefrom management/ educators for us to do it , too.. of course providing we flipped...
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    New Open Heart Nurse

    That’s helpful advice,,to identify what is the SAME, with each case rather than what’s different.... because thinking wayyy back to my very first days in the OR, I absolutely didn’t do that.. it took me a little while to actually KNOW, and have in st...
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    Coming home (aka) returning to OR

    I agree... compared to floor nursing; the OR is easy... Why? Because... most of the time... if there is a problem in the OR, someone in the room knows exactly what to do to FIX it.. and done..,carry on with the job.. on the floors... problems last f...
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    Work Under Pressure

    Yes- thank you! I’ve heard:” The OR is boring “ “It isn’t REAL nursing “ A. A good percentage of RNs would DECOMPENSATE and RUN AWAY, if they had to do our job for 1 hour.. so if you are saying the OR is boring, you have absolutely zero knowledge of...
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    Why are CV OR nurses "CV Queens"?

    THIS... I remember when I was at my first job in an OR-the heart team appeared so badass and confident- and they were; IN the HEART rooms .. I was simply shocked one afternoon, hearts were done for the day - but of course the rest of the OR was runni...
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    Where to stand during induction

    I was trained, always the right side of the patient