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jollydogg_RN ADN, BSN

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jollydogg_RN has 12 years experience as a ADN, BSN and specializes in OR.

Prior service male nurse. Yay?

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    To be a coward, or to be a fool?

    I’m not surprised at all. You know how many crotchety ole nurse ratchets I dealt with my first year of nursing? Almost made me quit.
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    Making a huge and crazy leap

    Sooo......willing going from the OR to the ED! Have been in the OR the pst five years, two of which were travel. Have been a nurse for almost 11, only the first year was med/surg. Gonna be a crazy training period for me! I consider myself to be pretty intelligent. I’ve done psych, traveled in corrections, I’ve done sick call and worked a little bit in a big prisons “urgent care clinic” while working in their OR, so I’m cool with focused and concise assessments. Any other tips or hints? I’ve heard from some people it’s standing orders, standing orders, standing orders, which is a lot of correctional work. I’m definitely realistic and realize this will be a huge adjustment. Thanks for anything you can add and I apologize if this is a topic beaten to death
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    RN Disciplined While Waiting On Covid 19 Result

    Except, as he said in his original post, he would lose out on the opportunity to pick certain weekend days if he was found to be negative, which he was. This is disciplinary in nature. Occurrences just make it one step closer to taking disciplinary action, that’s the whole damn point. Are you just ignoring this?
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    RN Disciplined While Waiting On Covid 19 Result

    But we all know these occurrences are just tally marks for disciplinary action, so to get one of these when told to quarantine because of this virus I think is unreasonable. It’s definitely negative in nature, that along with further negative action of him losing future weekends off.
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    RN Disciplined While Waiting On Covid 19 Result

    @Wuzzie.....just because it’s not illegal doesn’t mean it isn’t right. You’re saying getting a lawyer isn’t good advice. We NEED to start fighting back. We have all the power. This is how positive and good change comes about. Like someone else said, you may say you’re not on the side of administration, but it seems like some of your advice is like “welp, not illegal so what can you do?”
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    Question about cross-training into Cath Lab

    I understand what a traveler is. I’ve been traveling the past two years in the OR. I See postings quite often for Cath lab positions that will cross train an ER or ICU nurse. Wondering if it’s the same for IR. That’s my question. If I can’t cross train IR to Cath lab with my OR background, it might be more advantageous for me to take the ER position. That’s my thought process.
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    Question about cross-training into Cath Lab

    I already interviewed for IR and it will be mine if I want it. I’m wondering if it Will be possible to cross train in a travel contract is my question.
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    Question about cross-training into Cath Lab

    Oh, the position is going to be mine if I want it! I was just wondering if anyone knew if it was possible to cross train to cath lab travel I’d you have exp in IR. I know ICU and ER can cross train travel into cath lab. I know my OR background might help too.
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    Question about cross-training into Cath Lab

    That’s helpful. I ask because I also interview Monday for an ER position and I know ER nurses can cross train travel into IR and Cath Lab after a couple of years if there are needs. I know my OR background would be super helpful with that. Thanks for the response!
  10. Hey guys! I’ve been in the OR for the last five years or so, and interviewed for a level 1 trauma center IR job. I have a random question. Anyone here know if any cath labs cross train IR nurses for travel assignments? Tried looking around for other posts but couldn’t find anything. thank you!
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    Sexy male scrubs

    I lost a lot of weight recently too from 2010-2011. I have a pair of black Carhartt scrubs. I get compliments all the time! However they are close to $60 a pair. They are EXTREMELY durable though, designed to protect from sticks, and last a long time, so I feel it's worth it. Look into them!
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    The Bearded Nurse

    I got offered a position recently for a competitive residency program in the OR at a level 1 trauma center recently. I left the beard. They had zero concerns, and I can even keep the beard in the OR if I wear one of the goofy looking hoods. I've worked as a nurse in TN, VA, SC, and NC. No one has ever said anything about my beard, even at state facilities and prisons. If you like the beard and it makes you feel comfortable going into an interview, I say keep it! Just my two cents.
  13. I'm starting a six month perioperative residency program in July at a level 1 trauma center. I can't wait. Look forward to reading future posts and making some of my own! And yeah, those two books are like $295.00 from the AORN website. Ouch!
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    Scope of Practice

    This has probably been the single most helpful response on the role of OHN that I have read. Thank you for that. I've been an RN for 5+ years now, with my ADN, BSN, and even first semester of my FNP program completed. I'm pretty intuitive and learn fast, so I caught onto the OHN role fairly quickly, but was still confused about a few things because the mindset is VERY different. I just recently started a role as the Monday-Friday day nurse in a medical clinic for a large production warehouse. I think any nurse starting for the first time in OHN could benefit from reading this.
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    Scope of Practice

    please remove
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    Changing from Long term care to Correctional nurse

    I can attest to what the previous posters have said. My personality just fits perfectly with correctional nursing. Have you ever wanted to tell someone how it is, but in a stern, respectful way? You'll love corrections. This isn't to say that you aren't showing respect. If you show respect (in a stern way) to inmates, you will get respect back. Like someone said.... be confident. If their question isn't anything related to the medical care you are giving them, just tell them so. They may roll their eyes, or make a dumb comment, but they'll just move onto the next nurse and try their game with them. They are always looking for a way to get something from a nurse that they aren't supposed too. It also has a lot to do with your COs at your camp. Some are good, and some are bad. Some COs will try you to let you see what you're made of, it just happens. I suggest you give it a shot and see if you like it! The worst thing that could happen is you just find out it isn't for you. I'm so glad I gave it a shot! I could never go back to having to treat a person like they are at the Taj Mahal after this!