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brownbook has 38 years experience.

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  1. I wasn't sure if HalfBoiled was transferring a patient to ICU, or out of ICU. I assumed the patient was going to ICU thus more urgent.
  2. Exactly what you say. Let it slide depending on the acuity of the patient. An ICU transfer involve the ICU relief or charge nurse. If that doesn't work involve your charge nurse. It's "nice" to have something written, a policy, to cover every urge...
  3. Unprofessional Conduct Online

    I would unfriend them. I know nice, harmless, reasonably intelligent people, who have diametrically opposite views from me. Yet we can be, are, civil towards each other when in each others company. I wouldn't hesitate to recieve care from them.
  4. Future Nurses are Brighter Than Ever

    Now you're changing your question. Yes it is hard to get into nursing school now because there are a lot of applicants and not a lot of teachers, among other reasons. Yes it's hard to get a job after you graduate because the nursing market is sat...
  5. Certifications for new grads going into the ICU?

    It's been quite a few years since I took it....but NRP is, was, just for the first few moments....minutes...or so right after birth. The resuscitated infant is quickly rushed to the NICU for further treatment. Nothing wrong with taking NRP, but prob...
  6. Future Nurses are Brighter Than Ever

    At first I thought you were complaining the requirements were too strict. Not sure if "anybody can become good at something if they do it long enough, especially nursing". For too many reasons to mention that doesn't make any sense at all. I started...
  7. I’m a new grad in medsurg and I’m struggling

    As a new grad you cannot be expected to read all the clinical notes, study"and see the "big picture" on every patient you have. Get a basic organized routine, via a brain sheet, and stick to it. Put "brain sheet" into Allnurses search box. Find...
  8. Trying to get more experience. Help

    All good advice. Many nursing schools do not teach IV skills. Hospitals don't expect, or require, new grads or newish nurses like you, to have this skill. Youtube is a great resource.
  9. Quality of Life as a nurse by state

    Honestly I can't see how your husband's desire for a slow pace of life and fly fishing trumps you as a working mom living in an area you are familiar with and having family available to help you (while your husband is fly fishing????). Your and babie...
  10. Nursing Is No Longer Worth It

    All you down on nursing as a job posters are such deep thinkers, very eloquent, verbose and have such high expectations from a job. I wish some of you would learn to use paragraphs....I didn't read the long posts with no paragraphs. I got a job as a...
  11. Nursing Is No Longer Worth It

    I did bedside care for 17 years. The more confident and competent I became the more I loved it. Moved into ambulatory surgery. It's like Disneyland. I was mid management for five years. Never was offered a bonus. Was nominated by my staff for nurse o...
  12. Famous person as patient?

    Can't make sweeping generalizations. I worked in a county hospital, mainly cared for Hispanic field workers. All were very appreciative of my, our, care. The one patient who sticks out in my mind, at a completely different hospital, was demanding an...
  13. Nursing Is No Longer Worth It

    I'm glad I became a nurse. Good pay, job security, some shifts were nightmares, most were average, some were so slow it was boring. I think my expectations of what I am owed from any type of job are very simple.
  14. Resource for New Grad on Post Surgical Unit?

    I just want to make sure I understand. Learning about post op hip replacement positioning sounds like an orthopedic unit. Whereas post surgical would be "other" types of surgery. Will you be working on an orthopedic unit? Or does your facility combi...
  15. Famous person as patient?

    I love auto correct. What type of restoration did the picture require ?.

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