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ava'smomRN specializes in PACU.

I am an outgoing and optimistic person. Very HAppy all the time!

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    I feel terrible

    good job. sorry to hear about the patient outcome, it was not your doing
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    my pt was burned in the OR

    thanks everyone. it was supposed to be a lap ablation but they converted to an open. the nurse manager from the or was concerned about someone not grounding the pt properly or something wet under him which would have broke the grounding.
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    "Smart enough to be a doctor" What do you say to that?

    i say who says i WANT to be a doctor?
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    my pt was burned in the OR

    and i somehow missed it. my guy had a liver ablation done. i am a new grad in the recovery room, i usually turn all of my pts to check their skin quickly. this guy had an epidural so i am almost certain i seen his back, he was a little red, but most ...
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    i can understand. i love my job and coworkers, but sometimes things happen and you leave work seroiusly not wanting to come back. just try and learn from whatever happened and let it roll off of your back.
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    I think I am an ACLS phoney

    i have ACLS in july. we have to take it within 6months of hire at my institution. ive had so far since fedbuary, basic dysrhtymia, critical care course, and will take a truama nurse course at the end of the month. i hope after all of that i will be ...
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    PACU Nursing

    hi. i am a new grad in the PACU! i did an externship and was offered the position. i dont think its typical for new grads to start in pacu however. as far as not being critical care.... i have no idea. but i think its because in fairytale land, criti...
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    March 2008 NCLEX support group

    congrats to all new nurses!!!!!!
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    Help, New Job Offer!

    if you prefer medical over surgical, i would stick with medical. if you decide you want ot explore the surgical side you can always change. congrats and good luck
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    New Grad in PACU

    hello i am a new grad in a pacu at a level1 trauma center. i was offered the positon after doing an externship there. i wouldnt discourage a new nurse from starting in the PACU, i think its a great place to learn assessment and monitoring skills. dep...
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    March 2008 NCLEX support group

    i would say practice questions, know your labs, never call the doctor or anyone else first! there is always something the nurse can do before calling someone. always "stay with the patient" assess before implenmenting where appopriate. and most impo...
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    March 2008 NCLEX support group

    hey guys! sorry i havent been around. i have been a lot busier with work than i thought i would be. i started my new job on 2/11 and its been going well. i have a lot of class time which makes it tough, because i end up working 5days/ week. is there...
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    IN LOVE LOVE LOVE with my job!!

    thanks for the inspiring post! its always nice to hear from someone who loves their job in nursing. i started my position in feb. i worked as an aide/extern in the PACU before starting as a nurse. i am not hardly as excited as you are, becasue i know...
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    March 2008 NCLEX support group

    yeah, i think you would hold it and notify md.
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    med calculation test at work

    it wasnt bad, i did just fine:) thanks everyone