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    Nursing Salary Survey 2014

    Geographic location PNW Pay rate 32/hr In which area / specialty do you work? med/surg, community hospital What type of license do you have (RN or LPN)? rn What type of degree and/or certification do you have? bsn How many years of experience do you have? 3 Are you full-time, part-time, or casual / per diem / PRN status? full time What shift do you work? night Do you receive any shift differential? yes, not included in base pay above Are you a manager or supervisor? no
  2. i am more liberal with time for peeing and our ortho usually writes for a straight cath if the bladder scanner shows more than 600. 2400 is not a lot of fluid after a joint surgery.
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    Correct me if I'm wrong

    depends on the type of hip surgery.
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    What would you have done?

    i would not have given the loading dose.
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    BP medication "food chain"

    i have had a couple of patients have flushing, palpitations and anxiety attack symptoms after pushing hydralazine. i don't love it. i prefer nitro paste.
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    first code

    i have seen two codes. first one, i was orienting as a new nurse and it was not my patient. i got out of the way and watched the process. 2nd one was not my patient. i stayed in the room and watched the process and grabbed things that were needed. usually the icu nurse and er doc runs the code. i am overwhelmed by the process and it makes me want to take acls. i work on med/surg.
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    Ortho/Neuro

    you will be an expert at blood transfusions, managing pain, and use of all things ortho including: traction, immobilizers, braces, slings, casts, trapezes, polar care, hemovacs, stryker drains, jp drains, pca pumps, nerve blocks, cpm machines, walkers, gait belts, lifts, and anything else needed pre and post op. also, i make it standard practice to bed alarm all joint patients, alert and oriented or not. too many times people think they can get up by themselves when they should only be up with pt or nursing. i think the biggest challenge is managing pain. whenever i float to another unit, it is kind of a nice break from pain pain pain. you will learn a ton on that unit and will be a neuro check pro!
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    e-MAR headaches!!!!!

    i can't wait for cpoe.
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    Morphine dose in vial?

    2, 4 and 10 mg carpuject. dilaudid is 2mg.
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    Understanding limited DNR

    we call them modified codes. everyone has a right to their wishes for resuscitation but i find it difficult to remember, especially with three or four patients, all with different modifications.
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    Hats, err, caps off to those of you...

    i was going to post the same thing!
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    RN's, how much did you borrow for school?

    way too much
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    How long did it take to get use to working nights?

    i think night shift either suits you or it doesn't. i have never been a morning person or an early riser. i hated getting up for early clinicals. now that i work nights, it works well for me but i do miss seeing my family as much.
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    Electronic Tracking of Nursing Activities

    oh they are tracking you. our hospital uses hillrom too. i don't mind. bring on the better software. ours is terrible and half is still paper. hate.
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    nurse to patient ratio orthopaedic floor?

    1:6 with a secretary and aid, we are post surg, not just ortho.
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