bagladyrn

bagladyrn RN

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bagladyrn is a RN and specializes in OB.

i'm a traveler x 18 yrs now,mother of grown son,single

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    New grad struggling to find jobs

    There was just a news article the other day here in Santa Fe, NM about the current need for nurses here. There is a brand new Presbyterian Hospital opening in the fall and the other hospital in town is also hiring - Christus St. Vincent. I'm a trave...
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    Too old to travel nurse????

    Just to give you a little more encouragement, I'm now 63 and still traveling. After 21 years as a traveler I'm still getting jobs.
  3. I was working in a different area and applied for a job in a medically underserved area. I relocated across the country to be able to get an OB job and be trained in it.
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    How to call a provider at 3 am

    I'd add to this to check with your coworkers to see if anyone else anticipates needing to call the same provider. That way you can save them an extra wake up. As a side note, I once sent the police out to contact a doctor who was not responding. He w...
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    How to call a provider at 3 am

    I'd add to this to check with your coworkers to see if anyone else anticipates needing to call the same provider. That way you can save them an extra wake up. As a side note, I once sent the police out to contact a doctor who was not responding. He w...
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    Sometimes, it just Stinks

    For the worst odors: a few drops of tincture of benzoin on a cotton ball inside your mask. You won't be able to smell anything else.
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    I was found out!

    I've been recognized from this site on multiple occasions. Not unexpectedly since my particular work situation is pretty rare (21 years a travel nurse - not too many of us). (And I don't look anything like Ned) I just make it a practice never to post...
  8. As a mandated reporter I don't see that the nurse had any other option than to follow protocol and call the police. How many times have we read a news article of something tragic happening to a child (or any vulnerable person) and asked "Why didn't a...
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    Fingerprint failure

    Too many years of scrubbing will wear down your fingerprints. Find one of the places that does the electronic scanning of your fingerprints and you will have better results. I go through this with each new state in which I license.
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    What to bring if working during the hurricane?

    Pillow, snacks and drinks, changes of clothes for several days, something to sleep in that you don't mind being seen in (old scrubs are good) any meds you require. A sleep mask and ear plugs or headphones are good. Whether you are at work or not tak...
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    I Love Night Shift

    Regarding no one to talk to at 3 am - you need to make friends with musicians. My friends were always stopping by after gigs or meeting at the all night diner at 2:30 in the morning. I also find grocery shopping or Walmart at 1 am to be entertaining....
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    Why do We eat our young?

    And don't forget- gluten free!
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    Is all nursing experience treated the same?

    If you take whatever position you can get and concentrate on excelling at it, in the future you should be able to "sell" yourself on your resume or interview with having accomplished so much after such a setback. You can show that you are ready for f...
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    Mom suing nurse after suffocation accident

    No I am not missing the point. In many small to midsize hospitals there is no "well baby" nursery. The space exists but no staffing is allotted. A baby away from the mother is generally watched at the nurses station desk. Again, who do you think watc...
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    Mom suing nurse after suffocation accident

    No it is not "permissible" to formula feed a breastfed infant without the mother's permission. In fact at some hospitals one must call the pediatrician for an order any time a breastfed infant is given formula, even at the mothers request. In some th...