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anurseuk has 6 years experience and specializes in Paediatric Cardic critical care.

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  1. anurseuk

    Any UK nurses working in NY?

    Thanks silverdragon102 - do you think it would be easier to join a nursing agency as opposed to looking for a permanent full time job? I'm soon to be dual Adult and Paed trained (although I know it is a general qualification in US) but should cover experience bases as had a little maternity in initial training and have worked with dementia/autzimers in my time.
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    Any UK nurses working in NY?

    Oh Lovely thanks XB9S - there's a lot of information there... I will begin to sift through it when I don't have my nights shift head on I'm a bit shocked as to how difficult it seems to be for a UK nurse...
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    Any UK nurses working in NY?

    Hi Everyone, I'm looking to move to and work in New York from July 2013 most likely. I currently work in London and have 6 years post qualifying experience - mainly in cardiothoracic critical care and most recently in peadiatric cardiac critical care at a well known London hospital. I would ideally like to continue in this field.... My partner is a medic and has a contract to go to in NY (initially a year) but I'm wondering how to go about working as a nurse? I've found out that I would need to pass the Nclex (which I can sit in London) and then the state exam? How would I go about applying for jobs/ visa etc? Is there any agencies I could contact? Thanks in advance, any information you could give me would be much appreciated. ANUK xx
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    Why are ICU nurses so rude?

    I have NEVER referred to someone as a 'dumb floor nurse' and never heard any of my colleagues do this either... Just saying :-)
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    Why are ICU nurses so rude?

    ....if I'm on my phone on the unit then I'm only ever checking calculations on the calculator feature...
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    Why are ICU nurses so rude?

    As an ICU who has worked in a few different hospitals.... Why are the ward nurses always so rude to us when we transfer our patients to you? If you feel intimidated by us then I am sorry but this does not correlate to us thinking that we are better than you. I would suggest looking into your own practice. And yes when you have patients who are on 15 infusions you become mindful in protecting the pumps! :-)
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    Explaining why I want a certain job.

    No definitely do not mention that you are looking for lower stress... You'll learn that everyone believes that their environment is one of high stress (although not true) if I were you I would say that you enjoy the ER environment but feel ready for a change and that because of your ER experience you understand the demands of the role... Good luck :-)
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    Vented Patient PEA

    A vented patient would be in a room by themselves? And throughing the lights on every 15 minutes? Poor patients!
  9. If you recieve any infomation I'd be interested for you to share it if possible? I'm weighing up my options :-)
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    branch conversion...yikes

    Hi, I am a trained adut nurse and currently work as a band 6 in a peadiatric cardiac critical care... I think it depends on the hospital and previous experience. I would reccommend getting some experience in your adult field and then you will be able to relate it into paeds if this is what you want to do. I contacted the manager of the unit I am currentlt working in by email and enquired. :-)
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    Nursing in USA

    Hi, I'm a registered Adult Nurse in the Uk with a honors degree in acute care, a post graduate certificate in critical care and a mentorship qualification. Since qualifying 6 years ago I have worked on an acute medical ward for 10 months, Adult Cardiothoracic Critical Care for 5 years and since May this year I have been working at a well known Children's Hospital here in London in Cardiac Critical Care holding a senior staff nurse post (band 6). My question really is does anyone have any information about working in New York, which exams would I need to sit and how would I go about getting a visa? Do I get a sponser or something? Is it best to go through an agency? Also what is the name of the post I can expect to apply for (as looking online they seem to be called different things). And what is the job climate and pay like there for nurses? This is all very early days so any information/ advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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    did suctioning caused hypoxia?

    It sounds like the patient needed possibly more suctioning. Suctioning alone will not cause hypoxia... unless I suppose you're a little to vigous and rupture something while your down there? And when a patient is drowning in their own secretions there is no other option. What do you mean by a breathing treatment? Nebulisers, physio etc? Had her saturations recently dropped to 93% or was this normal for her? Did her trachy have an inner tube, and was that checked? What was the outcome?
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    Things you'd LOVE to tell the doc and get away with it....

    Just sign here and go away! (yep said that)
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    MRSA in Sputum, didn't know had?

    The only time I've heard of a member of staff contracting MRSA from a patient was when he had an open wound on his hand. If you're healthy, no open wounds then the chances of you contracting MRSA are very slim. Bare in mind that some healthy people carry MRSA on their skin with no ill effects. :)
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    Post Cath Provigil

    Side effects .....tachycardia, vasodilatation, chest pain, palpitations. Did a quick search in BNF.org and couldn't see any post cath (or even cardiac) indications? hummmm
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    Equipment question

    We have basic stethoscopes at every bed space on my unit. We don't have any complaints and the Dr's use the same :)