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sissiesmama ASN, RN

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sissiesmama has 22 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in ER, TRAUMA, MED-SURG.

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    Cardiac Short Stay Can someone tell me about this unit

    I haven’t worked on the unit, but I was a patient in that type of unit. I had a PFO repair and was there post procedure. The way the nurse explained it was that after 24 hours of u weren’t able to be d/ced home they transferred the patient to another ICU bed or possibly step down unit. Anne, RNC
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    Narcotic restriction

    Hi - not sure what specific restrictions you may get but in Louisiana ours were - No night shifts, no OT No ER, ICU, no OR / PACU, no charge No narcs Can't be the only nurse on a unit No home health or agency work. I hope this helps you a little. Anne, RNC
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    Medication Error

    That's crazy! Like others have said - if someone says they haven't made a med error most likely they aren't being honest. Try not to be too hard on yourself - it didn't harm the patient, right? Try not to beat yourself up about the error. As long as you are able to learn from the error that's a biggie. As long as the patient's ok and you report your med error when it happens and not try to cover it up - seems like they wouldn't be too hard on you. Anne, RNC
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    Diversion of lasix

    One of the residents at our local teaching hospital got caught with Toradol - I forget the details but she got busted for Medicare fraud - ordered it for a patient and Medicare pd for it - that was the first time I knew someone getting caught for non-narcotics. Anne, RNC
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    Diverted in a state while Traveling

    Hi Kammi! Just wanted to see how everything was going - thinking about u! Anne, RNC
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    Help my wife got caught diverting

    That's how it is here in La too.
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    Diverted in a state while Traveling

    Hi Kammi! Mu hubby and I are both RNs in La and have been through the RNP here - we both started our program in 99 - we had previously worked at the same facility years before we entered the RNP and started dating after we finished our programs. i have a friend that was diverting while working agency and I'm hoping she can give me a little info that may give u a few ideas. i know that when I was in the program Louisiana was a lot more "friendly" than some other states - please let me know how things are going - if I can give u info at all I'll be glad to. Hang in there! Anne, RNC
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    Paying to travel to other hospitals

    My thought exactly!
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    Need to Find an Alcohol Detox/Recovery Center

    I don't know if this will help you or your friend at all but I can share this with you. When I found out I was going to rehab I had just lost my job and with that I lost my health insurance - I had NOTHING put aside to pay for inpatient treatment. I found out the only place I would be able to go was our state hospital - they had inpatient treatment that was automatically 28 plus days. I was terrified due to some of the stories I had heard. I was there 29 days, and going there was one of the best decisions I could have made. When my mom arrived to pick me up and head back home the business office staff told me I had no bill to pay at all - I was very surprised - Mom and I both expected to be paying a large bill. This was in 1999, and i'm still thankful for that hospital- I have other colleagues who went to other facilities around the state, and some of them found out they would be paying for their treatment for years - some of those went to the "country club" type - I think that facility kind of scared the crap out of me at first and that's probably one reason I am still clean and sober today. Hope this may help even a little - Anne, RNC
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    What do you do when Work calls on your day off?

    I let that bad boy ring!!! Anne, RNC
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    Mobile IV infusions... for hangovers

    Sweet! Never been, but it's definetly on my bucket list! Have fun!
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    Mobile IV infusions... for hangovers

    No doubt Far! DH and I've been fighting the resp "funk" all week. Anne
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    Louisiana rn:report or not to report

    Hi! I'm from Louisiana also - we live in north La. My hubby and I both went thru the RNP back in 99 - I'm sure a lot has changed since then. I was caught diverting at work and terminated. - Sounds like if u can go with the EAP and contract that would be great. Do u know how long u will have to wait before hearing from the BON? Anne, RNC
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    I want to get my RRT but have a tricky past...

    Amen! My mom finally taught me that lesson not long after entering our state's RNP in 99. Anne, RNC
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    Nurses turn to pet therapy

    Oh she's beautiful!
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    Odd interactions

    Ugh! Where's the Phenergan when you need it! Anne, RNC