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aerorunner80

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    Job offer. Urgent care

    I will not be on my own during this time. I will be in the process of getting credentialed. When I go on my own, then I get full pay. During credentialing, someone will be signing off on my charts.
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    Job offer. Urgent care

    Current job offer. In privately owned urgent care center. 3 Day workweek, can work more if wanted. 11 hr days. Full time is 1600 hours/year. Start at $35/hr while doing “boot camp”/orientation. (Made more as a nurse but it’s just a short time) Orientation can last 1-3 months. After that will get $60/hr (about $95k/year at 1600hrs). After two years goes to $65/hr. 1 week paid vacation but can take time off without pay when needed. Open holidays and weekends. Weekends just once a month (they have prn staff who cover weekends). Closed for major holidays. Minor holidays are reduced hours. Very flexible scheduling. They schedule 3 months in advance (I don’t like that). Clinic staffed with mainly paramedics, EMT-I and RN’s. (Yay!) Expected to see 3pts/hr. Scribe assigned to each provider (no additional cost to provider). Pt leaves with dc summary in hand. Provider to call pts with follow up lab work. Quick chem 8, ultrasound and X-ray available. Will be adding CT soon. Everyone seems very happy there. Work hours are 8:30-7:30. Clinic closes/stops taking pts at 7pm-ish. $1500 CME. No license reimbursement. Malpractice provided. Full benefits (medical, dental, 401k with 4% match). Thoughts?
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    DEA license question

    I will be graduating my FNP program in May. I am currently interviewing for positions, I have already had 1 interview with the second part coming up soon and another interview for a different position, same company. My question is this, has anyone ever worked for an employer who pays for your DEA license with the provision that you can only use your license at that facility? How exactly does that work? I thought a DEA license was a DEA license was a DEA license......
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    Tired of searching for CRNA Interview Questions??

    How would you handle the situation in real life? That is your answer.
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    Tired of searching for CRNA Interview Questions??

    Are you still on this board? I have an application in at this school. Can you tell me about yourself? Experience, GPA. Interview process? Did you get in? Are you going to this school? This is one of my top choices for school due to location and rural clinical experience.
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    picc lines and TPN

    My question is why do you have to disconnect your TPN in order to admin a med? Why dont' you put a port on the line that you can use? We will clamp our line above the port, flush, admin med, flush again, then unclamp to let TPN continue running. That way we are not disconnecting anything and breaking the line.
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    anyone familiar with the zaky?

    So that's what that's called! One of our parents brought one in for their child who had a trisomy. It seemed odd to me. More like a hand shaped beanbag that was much heavier than the beanbags we have made for us by volunteers. I certainly wouldn't use it on any micro's. I think it would crush them! Older kids should be alright, like 33+wks.
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    Pregnancy and floor nursing

    That is what I ended up doing.
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    Pregnancy and floor nursing

    I just found out yesterday that I am pregnant with my first. I go in on Monday for blood work to confirm since I have yet to be late (april 1). I'm just wondering when I should tell my unit director. I'm not planning on telling her until I get confirmation from bloodwork. Does this sound about right? I work in the NICU where I will be the 5th currently pregnant person so I'm also a little hesitant to tell her because of that but I know it's something that I'm not going to be able to hide in several months anyway. My only concern right now is exposure to x-rays but I work with an awesome group of people who are willing to chip in and hold for me since I won't be able to. There are also a couple of people I am going to tell when I go back because I know I can trust them to keep a secret but other than that, nobody else needs to know at this point. At what point did you tell your coworkers? I'm afraid I won't be able to keep my big mouth shut since everyone knows we are trying and I get asked almost weekly if I'm preggers yet but I feel it's the right thing to keep mum for a while to let things settle in.
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    Grandmas doing kangaroo care?

    We allow the parents to put 4 people on a list that can come into the unit to visit without them there. These people are issued different color bands and are not allowed to bring in visitors themselves, only mom and dad can bring visitors in with them. How this works is that we tell the parents before they put names down that the people who get the bands have access to all information about the babies and if they don't trust these people, don't put them on the list. We have very little problems about it. As nurses, we are guarded with what information we give out to anyone but mom and dad anyway. If a banded visitor asks how the baby is doing, we will tell them the very basics such as there have been no changes but we don't get into detail with them like we do parents. From my standpoint, it's an issue of respect. Yes these people CAN get information but it doesn't mean we HAVE to give it out to them.
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    Almost a year in and more scared than before

    you make such an awesome point here. no this isn't my first carreer. it's my second. i do find it interesting that it has taken me this long to only start to feel comfortable. in my previous carreer, i gave it 6 months. thank you so much for your reply!
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    Grandmas doing kangaroo care?

    Has anyone run into a situation where the grandma asks to do kangaroo care without getting permission from the mom? What are your feelings on this? Personally, I would not allow it as the nurse unless I ask mom if it's alright. To me this is a very private special bonding experience that is best between mom and baby or dad and baby if dad is comfortable with it.
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    Should new grads start in ICU?

    As other posters have said, it depends on you. I really enjoy the ICU environment because of the challenges is presents. When you think about it, the ICU level is as high as it goes so if your patient goes bad, you're it. You have to deal with it and do your best because there isn't anywhere else for them to go unless it's heaven.:heartbeat A good orientation, as others have said, is important. It will really help you develop your skills. We had 6 weeks of classroom lectures during our orientation plus working on the floor. It was quite intense! What I think will really make or break you are the people you work with though. A good group of coworkers are worth more than their weight in gold! I can't count how many times I've asked everyone I work with questions that they have answered. If it weren't for them, this ship would have sailed moths ago.
  14. All I can say is ignorance is bliss. It seems that the more I learn, the more scared I get. I have been working as an RN for 10 months now and I'm no less scared now than when I first began. Has this happened to anyone else? The good news is I still feel dangerous but I feel a lot less dangerous than when I first started. I would have though that by now the fear would have subsided and I'm very surprised that I feel it is worse. I don't dread going in to work nor do I have nightmares or think about it much on my off days. It's just the fact of knowing what can go wrong and how quickly it can happen that scares me. I still wonder if I will react in time if one of my babies has a death spell (a serious apneic and bradycardic episode). I really hope that the care I give to them really does help. I get very nervous about handling the micro-premies because I'm afraid I'm going to hurt them (the smallest I've taken care of so far is 400 grams). ET tubes still make me nervous, especially on a baby who was a difficult intubation.......and don't get me started on trachs!!! Even though they are more secure and stable than ETT's trachs still scare me. I love my job and have no intentions of quitting anytime soon. I just want to know I'm not alone, even this far into the game.
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    Pediatric Cardiac Arrest Question

    Remember this in any situation where a patient goes down.... No airway = No patient. You can do chest compressions until the cows come home and use the air in the lungs from the last breath but eventually that oxygen gets used up, the CO2 will build up because your airway is blocked (no exhalation) and your patient will die if no air exchange is able to happen.
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