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lowcochica

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lowcochica has 7 years experience and specializes in Travel Nursing, ICU, Stepdown, Telemetry.

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  1. lowcochica

    New Grad Wants to Travel

    I second what Nurse Beth said. No reputable travel company, nor any hospital, will allow you to travel as a new grad. Especially not in Emergency Medicine. Wait for a year, learn all you can, get good references, and apply when you feel confident in your nursing skills. PS. I started traveling after 1 year so it can be done. Best of luck to you!
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    Is NovaPro basically the same as Cross Country?

    I have worked (and working) with both companies and they both have the exact same listings on their websites. And yes, they even offer the same benefits and pay rates, at least for the 2 assignments I inquired about. I didn't feel the need to compare their rates any further after that. I do like my recruiter at NovaPro better, but Cross Country offers more perks and even has frequent giveaways via their Facebook page for current travelers
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    What has others' experience been with answering Saunder's q's

    Thanks! U put it better than I did. I agree that it is a sterile procedure and in closed suctioning the catheter remains sterile, however, you are never touching the catheter itsself, which is why clean gloves can be used. Thanks, mcknis!
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    What has others' experience been with answering Saunder's q's

    I guess it just depends on the type of suctioning and equipment you have. In the ICU i work on, the suction catheter is already enclosed in a protective covering. Therefore, the catheter is sterile, but you can use clean gloves to perform the procedure. This may sound a little confusing unless you see the actual equipment, however, I have always seen this done using clean gloves.
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    What has others' experience been with answering Saunder's q's

    Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but suctioning this is not a sterile procedure. You apply clean gloves.