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MommieAmanda

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    What's The Weirdest Name You've Heard A Patient Name Her Baby?

    A friend of mine named her 2nd daughter Sunnie Rain - because she likes when it rains and you can still see the sun. My cousins grandfather on their dad's side is Steven Stevens - why would you do that to your child?
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    ICU nurse to pt ratio "norm" on your unit?

    I work in small hospital. We have 12 ICU beds, 4 PINS (Post Intensive Nursing Services) beds, 48 M/S (tele available) beds, plus L&D and ED. This past weekend was bad. At one point we had 11 patients and 4 nurses - and no tech. You do the math. Unfortunately, having 3 patients has become too common. I do the best that I can with what God gave me. It's all about prioritizing.
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    ICU nurse to pt ratio "norm" on your unit?

    I work in small hospital. We have 12 ICU beds, 4 PINS (Post Intensive Nursing Services) beds, 48 M/S (tele available) beds, plus L&D and ED. This past weekend was bad. At one point we had 11 patients and 4 nurses - and no tech. You do the math. Unfortunately, having 3 patients has become too common. I do the best that I can with what God gave me. It's all about prioritizing.
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    Funny things you have said but wish you didn't

    A few months ago I was taking care of a young man in his mid 20's who had attempte suicide by taking just about everything in his medicine cabinet. A couple hours after he was extubated I had to give him some meds. As I usually do when I give pills to someone for the first time, I asked if he had any trouble taking pills. His reply? "That's kind of why I'm here." Insert foot in mouth.
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    Omaha, anyone?

    I've been with Alegent Health for over 7 years, and while I've witnessed a few short falls, I wouldn't avoid it "completely." There are going to be issues anywhere you work - one time or another. On a scale of 0 to 10 (10 being complete job satisfaction), I'm an 8. I will say this, however, if you do decide to work for Alegent Health, avoid using their insurance.
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    In Bed with Dying Patient

    Wow. Thank you so much for sharing. I've only worked in the ICU for a little over a year, but I've already had several patients and families that I've cared for at the end of life. I've seriously considered a career in hospice due to the cards and letters I've received after the patient passed. Again, thank you so much for your story - it's an inspiration. :redpinkhe
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    Alegent healthcare

    i've been with alegent health for over 7 years. it's a good company, but not so great benefits. good luck in your job search. make sure you look at all the possibilities before you decide.
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