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dianah ADN

Cath Lab/Radiology
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dianah has 44 years experience as a ADN and specializes in Cath Lab/Radiology.

CA girl, born in Hawaii, raised in Northern CA, live in So. Cal last 35 yr

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  1. Hello Dianah, 

    Just started my 2nd week as a new Cardiac Cath Lab orient from a Level 2 Trauma ED. I  hope you're able to point me in the right direction for more educational material I  can use! Seeking info regarding procedures (left vs right <3), step by step of performing procedures (so I  can grasp a better handle on what to anticipate regarding when to place caths vs guide wires on sterile field). Educational info of when physicians use compliant vs non compliant balloons, which types a wires when, ex Wholeys vs glidewires, interventional guide wires etc.



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    where are admins tonight?

    Thank you for reporting the posts. We appreciate your diligence!
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    CRNA school prep

    Moved to SRNA forum. Wishing you success in getting in the program of your choice!
  4. I do all mine via mail or online. I am based in California, do the 30 hr all through one company. Do an online search for CEUs RN California. Good luck.
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    PVT on a Saturday

    Moved to NCLEX forum. Hope you find out soon that you passed!
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    TBON background check question

    Moved to Licensure with Criminal History forum. Hopefully members will be able to help answer your questions.
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    Condescension from Critical Care Nurses Towards Med-Surg Nurses

    Please note: Several posts have either been edited or hidden, to comply with the Terms of Service. Please post to the subject of the thread, and refrain from name-calling and personal attacks. Thank you.
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    Looking for Community Health Nurses

    Hello, I moved your request to the Student Assistance area, perhaps you will get some responses there.
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    Referral Fee/Bonus?

    This is unethical and illegal, to receive kickbacks for referrals. https://www.asahq.org/quality-and-practice-management/managing-your-practice/timely-topics-in-payment-and-practice-management/anti-kickback-statute-and-physician-self-referral-laws-stark-laws Nurse consultants earn their money in other ways. "Legal nurse consultants are registered nurses who possess an in-depth knowledge of nursing, medicine, and the healthcare system, making them valuable contributors to the legal team and in all types of medico-legal cases. Legal nurse consultants serve as: Analysts Collaborators Strategists Researchers Educators The primary role of legal nurse consultants involves evaluating, analyzing, and delivering opinions concerning medical issues and health outcomes in medico-legal cases or issues. For example, in medical malpractice cases, legal nurse consultants evaluate the delivery of healthcare in relation to the Standards of Care, while in personal injury cases, they evaluate health outcomes related to the conditions and injuries of the plaintiff. Legal nurse consultants possess a working knowledge of substantive and procedural law within their practice setting; however, their scope of practice does not include practicing law nor does it encompass the role of a paralegal or legal assistant." https://www.msnedu.org/legal-nurse-consultant/ Do your research and hold your ground.
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    HPU failed by 1%

    A reminder to post to the subject of the thread only, and refrain from comments that can be personal attacks and off-topic, which are a violation of the Terms of Service. If you feel a post violates the TOS, please report the post (click on the triangle with the exclamation point in it) and do not engage the member. Allow the site Moderators to handle the violation. Thank you for your contributions to this thread and to allnurses.com, for posting according to the TOS, "it is our calling to be supportive, not divisive."
  11. Most of the posts on this thread have been informational. However I must post this reminder: Please post to the subject of the thread only, and refrain from petty, belittling, snarky personal comments. These distract from the direction the thread is taking and do not contribute to mutual edification. If you feel a post violates the Terms of Service, please report that post (click on the triangle with the exclamation point in it) rather than engaging the member. Allow the Administrators and Moderators to handle the potential violation. Thank you.
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    Immunizations for uninsured

    I did a google search and came up with these: https://www.vaccines.gov/getting/pay https://www.verywellhealth.com/how-to-get-low-cost-vaccines-for-uninsured-adults-1739000 Congrats on getting accepted into the program!
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    Cath lab interview advice

    Congratulations! Keep us updated on progress!
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    Cath lab interview advice

    Sorry, I just saw this (was on vacation X2 weeks, just returned). How did the interview go? did you get any more information about what the job would entail? What vibes did you get from the staff as they interviewed you? What are you thoughts and feelings about changing to Cath Lab now?
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    Why are so many nurses against unions?

    Several posts have been moved from view for being off-topic, personal attacks. Please post to the subject of the thread only, and refrain from name-calling and any personal attacks. If you feel a member's posts violate the Terms of Service, please report that post (by clicking on the yellow triangle and following the prompts), and do not engage the member. Thank you for the knowledge, wisdom, and experience you bring to this forum.
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    Interested in IR nursing

    My bosses were always the Tech Manager, but they were very respectful of our expertise and judgment, and supported us. As did our Radiologists. Great team.