86toronado BSN, RN

neurology, cardiology, ED
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86toronado has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in neurology, cardiology, ED.

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    Manager wants us back in office...

    Those of us who did not/could not work remotely throughout the pandemic received no such differential. I worked in a closed unit with all COVID positive patients for months and received nothing above or beyond my usual pay for doing so. What makes ...
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    Conflict of Interest?

    I work in a LTC facility. We have several medical providers that have patients in our care. One in particular literally never sees his patients. Instead he has an LPN who works for him who also works PRN in our facility essentially practicing medi...
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    New Unit Manager - short term

    I took a position as a unit Manager in a LTC facility last year. I had no LTC experience whatsoever. It was scary, and then we got to deal with a COVID outbreak in our facility on top of everything else! I have been muddling through. I have fo...
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    What kind of shift report was that?

    This is why I love ER nursing. Report consists of something along these lines: "Okay in room 1 you have a 65y/o male no cardiac history, chest pain for 3 days. Line, labs, EKG done, doc hasn't seen him yet. Room 2 is a 48y/o female abdominal pain,...
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    What is so difficult about this question?

    I don't know. If it were me, I'd want the healthcare provider taking care of me to know all about my medical history. For example, I've had pneumonia 3 or 4 times in my life. I've had at least three concussions. None in the last 15 years, but sti...
  6. As an ED nurse who works triage a lot, I find it incredibly frustrating that when I ask most patients if they have had any medical problems in the past they give me a blank stare, and sometimes ask "What do you mean?" Most then proceed to give me th...
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    Poll: Do you wear your wedding band to work...?

    I wear mine, but it's just a plain silver band, no crevices or anything to get stuff caught in. And when I wash/sanitize, I routinely push the soap/sanitizer onto/around/under it. Most of my married co-workers wear their big diamond solitaires to w...
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    Is there a line floating?

    I've worked in float pool, and was expected to float anywhere except ICU, ED, and OB. That said, since I had PALS, I suspect I could have been asked to float to OB if it had been necessary. And I did regularly float to ICU, and took "step-down" pai...
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    Do Nurses Earn Big Money? You Decide.

    It's all about perspective... Does a doctor, or a lawyer, or an engineer think that my $60k a year is big bucks? No, of course not. But the people who say that to me are not doctors, lawyers, or engineers. They're waiters, retail workers and of co...
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    what's your take on this?

    I have been threatened by patients when working in the ER, so I could see it from that perspective. I don't know why the med-surg nurses would need to watch their backs though...
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    Shift differentials?

    Three months was the norm in the hospitality industry, where I worked before healthcare. Not ideal, but if you need coverage, you can always choose to pay COBRA rates for the interim period. I usually just wing it, but I don't really have any chron...
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    New grad at a non-skilled nursing facility?

    Um... to be blunt, it wouldn't even be a question for me. If I were in a position where I needed to borrow money for rent, I would take any job I could get to put food on the table for me and my family, even if it was waiting tables, or mopping floo...
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    Shift differentials?

    Wow! 35% on nights??? That would be amazing! I hear Orlando pay is a little higher than the rest of the state, though... I have a couple of friends who have transplanted there in the last few years. But my husband is intent on living hear the ocea...
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    "When Was the Last Time I Wow'ed a Patient?"

    I love this topic!!! I just had to meet with not one, but two managers of a unit I floated to after working a 12 hour shift, to answer about a patient complaint regarding my nursing the night before!! The patient, who waved me away when I attempted...
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    Shift differentials?

    My husband and I (both RN's) are planning a move to Florida, specifically the Sarasota area in the next 6 months or so. I hear all the time about how FL nurses don't make that much money, but according to their online job postings, Sarasota Memorial...