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CaLLaCoDe is a BSN, RN and specializes in Cardiology, Oncology, Medsurge.

I helped to manage a retail shoe store in SF prior to chosing nursing as a career.

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    Remedy for restless leg syndrome?

    Just listened to a dialysis patient, mind you I'm not a dialysis nurse, share a remedy she received from another patient for restless leg. She digs a hole in her garden, buries her legs in the soil part way, Rests there for up to 20 minutes. Th...
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    Support Kaci Hickox

    Today, 26 of November, twenty-fourteen--I was surprised to find no "nurse breaks quarantine" thread when I looked it up, thinking it would be a hot topic. I am glad I eventually have found the thread rather than start a thread on a theme already cov...
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    Don't yell at co-workers in front of people

    I have trouble with the above post. Main reason, I never complained immediately to management or supervisors of managers on the floor. I found it best to take the person aside and tell them what has been bothering me lately. Course with a condescend...
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    Why I am Grateful for Burning Out as a Nurse

    Hurray! You're whole again! Well, it appears nursing philosophy (or I might call it the healing art) assisted you in the enabling of yourself to seek a better way after reviewing your state of affairs! Fine to see you took the steps to improve your ...
  5. This is just so lovingly compassionate. Florence Nightengale could not have stated it any better! When your gut tells you to do something, even if it may appear counter nursing culture, do it anyway! Especially if it's for the good of the patient. ...
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    So disgusted with everything

    What gets me riled is having just one of those nuts complain to management regarding your care and you could find yourself hitting the pavement the next week.
  7. Is this a halloween thread? Seriously though, I agree the stench of a dying patient is sometimes unbearable. Breathing through one's mouth when in the room helps. Don't care for masks, I prefer patients to see my person. The use of plenty of air f...
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    Salem Hospital is hiring RN's

    I called the hospital to talk to the nurse recruiter yesterday and she said "We only hire BSNs since we are a magnet hospital and all of the Adns on staff are busy working towards their bachelors." Oh well, sorry news for us Adns.
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    Is nursing a depressing job?

    There's always a balance of patients who die or get worse and those who are seen by you the nurse making fantastic recoveries. To see a patient who was on the brink of death living life again is most rewarding indeed. Deaths are an unpleasant reality...
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    Treat all patients the same

    Sorry. If I have a kindly old lady who greets me with my first name and shares her life stories; Well, I will be more apt to give her better care than the grumpy, loud-mouthed meth addict down the hall who is refusing care!!!
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    Salem Hospital is hiring RN's

    The link above does lead to a job requirement BSN posting. However... I'm sorry to disagree. I have looked at some other postings from this hospital and the descriptions do not specifically state a requirement of having earned a BSN to apply. Pleas...
  12. When you return to your shift be an ass when she gives report to you. Interrupt, walk away inappropriately, demand she answer a question you'll know she'll cover in report, turn around to look at someone else as she's giving you eye contact! All o...
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    Salem Hospital is hiring RN's

    One element that can help is to include various elements of the job requirement described by the employer in your resume. Some computer programs select candidates whose resumes have these job descriptors in their resumes/applications. Good luck! I ...
  14. If they didn't receive anything, I'd share some of the loot!
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    Portland Job Market for Experienced Nurses?

    First of all get ACLS under your belt, secondly keep applying to hospitals, thirdly seriously consider a job in California, Bakersfield! Registered Nurse - Telemetry San Joaquin Community Hospital, Bakersfield, CA Full time Night shift