Quaffetti

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  1. Need a change

    Keep trying. I had no experience either, and just recently got a job. I was able to get a job at the hospital where I already worked for 12 years, so they were willing to train, since by my track record it appears I will stick around. I would sugge...
  2. Trying to decide to take CM Job

    I just started in UR after being a telemetry nurse for 20 years. I never "hated" bedside nursing, but I felt I was becoming a bit jaded in bedside nursing. Plus, as I was getting older (I'm 50) I didn't want to risk a back injury or something like ...
  3. New Grad Jobs ?!

    Have you tried Prov Everett? I have seen a few new grad job postings on their site. Also, try the smaller hospitals like Cascade in Arlington and Valley General in Monroe.
  4. PT rooms too small??

    Mama d must work in the same hospital as me. Our computers were put in as an afterthought, and sometimes you cannot even get around the end of a bed without gouging your back by one. Plus, we have one wing that was originally offices, but they decid...
  5. There is no way I would dump that on an incoming nurse. I don't know legality, but it is definitely not morally right. Nurses coming on their shift are busy enough getting their patients assessed and all, they don't need that. How long can it take ...
  6. Respiratory Therapist?

    I love our RT's. They are always the first people we call when our pts get into trouble. I have nothing but respect for them. But I guess it's time for the RT/Rn "joke." When god was deciding who was going to be an RT and who was going to be an RN ...
  7. RN's are getting burnt out why?

    You know what I think the problem is? I think it's that, no matter how hard you work as a nurse, no matter how good the care, you always go home feeling like you forgot something, or could have done something more, or whatever. There is never that...
  8. What Was The Most Difficult Patient You Ever Had?

    Mama-D... I empathize with you, but I will tell you, the only way to deal with people like that is to call security. The minute a pt starts swearing at me and pseudo threatening me, I'm out of there and security is called.
  9. I would be asking to see the pay of the administrators, and what their raises were. Including bonuses, travel, etc. I'm thinking that could easily make up for a nursing raise. Our hospital just announced they are laying off 100 people. I would im...
  10. Is cath lab considered critical care?

    If you mean would it be considered critical care experience, I would think no. At our hospital it is a procedural place. Pts are not held there, the procedure is done and then they are transferred immediately to the floor either to cardiac tele or ...
  11. Precepting...

    Our precepting is so disorganized it's a joke. The first time I precepted a new nurse I had no idea. I walked in for my shift and was told, "oh, by the way, you'll have a new resident with you." I had no idea what to tell them, what to have them d...
  12. I've worked cardiac tele for 8 years and I don't think I've ever given that drug. The only drug we commonly give where we watch the QT is sotalol.
  13. The Economy and your job as a nurse

    I hope you don't think this "every man for himself" attitude is only present among nurses. People do things when they're scared that they would never do under normal circumstances. I mean, we accept that of patients all the time. How many times do...
  14. The Economy and your job as a nurse

    I live near Seattle, and our hospital is still hiring, although they are not renewing any traveler/agency contracts. Our CEO has been pretty up front with us about the economy. They plan to lay off 25-50 staff, none nurses. But things I never consi...
  15. RNs caught lying

    Well, sometimes things are accomplished without the patient realizing. As the above poster said, once I've helped someone get up and go to the bathroom, I have essentially checked their skin, as I've seen it all. If I tell them what their meds are f...