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  1. Need Assistance from the many Pet owners here :)

    I like Yorkshire terriers and West Highland White terriers for small breeds. I agree that a puppy may be a bit of work but if you are working nights and don't mind interrupting your sleep time you may be able to set a scedule for housetraining. I ha...
  2. Early burnout?

    I currently work in a hospital that is having a "financial crisis" the moral is terrible, the work is overwhelming and the administration dosent seem to care about the staff. Talks of mergers and closing of some of the facilities in this health syst...
  3. Lack of staffing on midnights

    I agree that there is a nursing shortage, the unit I work in is understaffed when it is full...there just arent enough nurses. Why are nurses leaving nursing? We dont get paid much for the work we do and hospital administration seems to treat us like...
  4. I dont feel that I was really prepared to care for patient needs with the ADN I received from a local community college. I had a background of working as an AID back when you were just oriented for a week, if you were lucky, by another aid. I also ...
  5. Why did you go into Nursing?

    mareyeka, We all became nurses for different personal reasons. The fact that we do it well and we enjoy it is what really counts. There are so many different directions we can go in as we mature and gain knowledge and experience.
  6. over 40 too late for traveling?

    Irene, 42 year old RN with now about 8 years of experience. Just finished a year of traveling and loved it. Never too old for a challenging experience. Most really good travel nurses are late 30s to early 60s from what I have seen. A bit of maturity ...
  7. Nursing home nursing can be very rewarding, especially if you happen to find a really good nursing home. I started out as an aid in 1975, back when there was not certification....just a week or two of following another aid who had been there for a b...
  8. I am happy being a nurse, the job is always a challenge. I have been a nurse for 8 years, started a little later than some as I am 42 now. Hospital nursing can be a bit challenging as the politics and health care reform are always stressing someone...
  9. Student nurse needs positive feedback

    Stay in nursing if that is what you think you want to do, I have friends that are jealous because I make an livable income and love what I do. I hear the same negative stuff from disgruntled co-workers On good days I am excited about what wonderful t...
  10. Why did you go into Nursing?

    I guess I am the odd person here, I went into nursing in my late 30s. I had been a farrier then a paramedic who was in a bad marriage and needed a job with an income better than I was making . (had kids to support and I was planning to leave and tak...
  11. Tell us about your computer system

    happyangels, glad to see there is more than one computer system that is made for nurse charting
  12. Tell us about your computer system

    I work in a 26 bed med/surg/neuro ICU that is using the computer charting program called Carevue; after 8 months the program is liked by most. The problems I have seen are due to how easy this is to use. The vital signs are defaulted from the monito...
  13. Questions about nursing??????

    Fireman, I went to a community college and received an associate degree in nursing; this seems to be adequate for now, I may continue to a BSN later but am not interested in management at this time. Most hospitals have little financial compensatio...
  14. Feeling very sad today

    A nurse with a heart, please stay that way. I know it is hard on you to care but that is what nursing is really all about. {{{{{{hugs}}}}}}
  15. airambulance

    Hello, I havent seen a post from this aspect of nursing for months. I have been just as busy as the rest of you and it would be nice to share good and bad stories with everyone who does anytype of outside hospital transports. My bitches are taking f...
  16. a place to vent

    This place has given me a place to vent my frustrations about nursing issues, It has also given me the time and strength to gather my thoughts and share it in another arena besides nursing. Please dont discourage either avenue for anyone. Going to ...
  17. a place to vent

    OK Sophie and Barton, I never did say that "I" did not file an issue complaint. I just was acting as an advocate of the nurses that dont know if this is enough of an issue to even say anything, and tried to create an arena to discuss this part of th...
  18. a place to vent

    Thank you everyone for your responses, this issue of patient safety is such a slow change thing that it is hard to see if there really is a problem especially if you are fairly new to nursing..each year you can handle more. but there does come a time...
  19. survey says......

    I would be willing to answer some questions, please give me an e-mail address to respond to iamme8557@aol.com Deanna RN, PHRN, EMT-P
  20. Blood Transfusions

    Blood must be checked by 2 RNs or RN and MD prior to transfusion. Noncrossmatched blood must have the ordering physicians signature on the blood slip. Vitals are taken before transfusion The variances I have seen are vitals Q5mins for 15 mins then ...
  21. Cardiac Outputs

    The PCWP should be measured at end expiration and end diastole. The wave form differs between a ventilator breath and a spontaneous breath. Watching the ECG and listening to or watching the ventilator will give you the proper placement of the visua...
  22. Hospitals in Trouble

    I really hate to suggest this but it is time to involve the local media. Get them to see the patients waiting in the hall on gurneys for a bed in a unit that is closed or partly closed because of severe understaffing. Makes a great 6pm story, but act...
  23. Throw in the towel? [Student, needs help]

    When I see such support of other nurses it shows me one of many reasons I am proud to be a nurse. Lets continue to stick together and be supportive of each other. Smiling as I write this. Deanna
  24. Talc Powder in ICU

    I dont use powder directly on patients but will powder the draw sheet at times to keep patient feeling "fresh". In trauma ICU many of patients go back to surgery numerous times and the surgeons hate trying to remove the powder in the OR Deanna