Medic/Nurse

Medic/Nurse BSN, RN

Flight, ER, Transport, ICU/Critical Care
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Medic/Nurse is a BSN, RN and specializes in Flight, ER, Transport, ICU/Critical Care.

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  1. Experience before Travel Nursing?

    I started doing local contract work after 4 months of "staff experience". 4 months after being licensed. My staff spot was a 12 hour a week spot with benefits. Local contract is essentially travel without having to change states. I could go home, ...
  2. Remember pagers?

    I forgot I had one in the pocket of a skirt and was driving down the Interstate, it went off on vibrate and I thought I had a bee in my skirt. I am severely allergic to all things wasp and could not get off the road fast enough. I was quite a sight,...
  3. Nurse Gives Lethal Dose of Vecuronium Instead of Versed

    I'm trying to add something meaningful. I will say this about Vandy. My experiences with Vandy are several years old - however, their clinical processes and systems approaches to care were squared away. One must keep in mind that humans can defeat a...
  4. 12 hour night shifts

    That is truly terrible. I am sorry anyone spoke to you like that. I just cannot. Depending on my state of shock or prickliness, I could have gone for her jugular. True verbal exsanguinsation before she could have turned to go. She would have been d...
  5. Four Year Contract for Free School?

    How long is that bridge program? Typically one year - right? And they want FOUR years of your life post program? In an area you aren't interested in. Nah. Not a chance. Don't employers offer regular tuition assistance? Use that. Use student loans...
  6. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wonder what this will mean for any pending medical malpractice litigation that names the hospital? This should make the earth feel shaky there? Get the checkbook out and get right with yourselves WBGH. Patients DESERVE better. And n...
  7. Situational Trauma

    FTR - I worked in retail in college. It was at Lazarus (what is now Macy's). It was a grind. I actually made more money comparatively in retail vs. as a firefighter/medic. I think it really prepared me for to become a high paid "waitress" that can...
  8. Situational Trauma

    The ONLY way I would have hit the mall on BLACK FRIDAY would have been at GUNPOINT. Yep, I'd have had to have been a hostage. No longer into pain & torture. Actually, not going at all. :angel:
  9. MORALE

    And posters or with cheerful/happy sayings make things WORSE. Avoid these. No "HANG IN THERE" - No "DOING A GREAT JOB". NO PLATITUDES. Just DO NOT do it. Management must get remaining core staff to communicate & be accommodating, appreciative....
  10. Mandatory Vaccination

    Either it was VOLUNTARY to be VACCINATED for the FLU and you could OPT OUT and would REMAIN EMPLOYED; or It's a situation where you would no longer be EMPLOYED if you DID NOT AGREE to RECEIVE the FLU VACCINE. One or the other. Gotta pick which hill...
  11. financial donation to a needy patient

    FTR - as a medic, I've returned to certain residences OFF-DUTY and out of uniform and bought & left groceries, diapers, clothes, etc. AND yes, we made sure all had access to info on community resources. Some things CANNOT wait. I did this quietly...
  12. Opiates Are Not for All Pain

    There is more to consider with regular NSAID and COX-2 use in anyone other than renal function. Cardiac & bleeding risk are real. Plus, there can be interactions with other meds. This caregiver is the person who is with this patient many days a...
  13. Unless he rendered me helpless instantly, the only thing that would be on the menu would be the REAL police or possibly the coroner. For once he was trying to KILL me and my life was threatened, I'm hopeful that those rescue scissors in my pocket wo...
  14. At this point, by not authorizing NCLEX (which it can be presumed you would be successful based on prior performance) the school is compromising your ability to EARN NURSING DOLLARS. I'd send them a CERTIFIED letter outlining the course of the last 5...
  15. A Sense of Alarm as Rural Hospitals Keep Closing

    As a medic, when I worked in some counties, it was COMMON to have EMERGENCY transports of 25-40 miles to the closest hospital. Imagine having to add another 30 miles to that - yeah, that's a recipe for bad things. Think about that. Someone is trying...