Erin RN

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  1. Need new job, Help!!!

    I really never got bored doing it. The pay was okay..basically either similar to the hospital with benes or pay per visit which was lucrative when the visits were 1 hour or under but if they were long infusions like Cytogam or IVIG and it took 3 hour...
  2. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    I have not had the surgery although I do have a mild case of it. I am currently a worker's comp case manager and have 3 files of workers who have had the surgery and several others that I have closed and they have been released. If you have bilateral...
  3. Who's #1 your patient or you?

    ITA!!! very good post! I remember early on in my career not taking breaks since I was "too busy" and the patients "need me" to much. I think that good nurses learn that we must take care of ourselves in order to take care of others..that is a healthy...
  4. Don't Lose Your Clinical Skills?

    I agree with Teeny... I spoke with one of my friends tonight who is an OR nurse and this is how things are run in the hospitals here also. She has very little clinical type contact with the patients. I guess it is different everywhere. The point I w...
  5. Medication-nursing issues

    I agree with you, Jemb. Critical thinking is monumental to being competent as a nurse. I also noticed that most of the OPs threads were "help" questions. I think a better way to phrase these would be; this is the scenario this is what I think..critiq...
  6. Need new job, Help!!!

    HOme IV infusion..as a dialysis and ICU nurse you have great experience. The perks..autonomy, one patient at a time, limited contact with your co workers (just enough to be friends) and you will make a difference from the chemo patient to the pain m...
  7. Doctor in your next life?

    Yes, I would have. I really would have liked to of been a plastic surgeon..working on burn pts, birth defects etc..too late now though, I am looking at putting 2 kiddos through college. Erin
  8. Don't Lose Your Clinical Skills?

    I think whatever specialty you go in to you are going to "lose" some skills but you will become incredibly proficient at others. It really just depends on the focus of your speciality. For instance, I did ER nursing..did I remember how to read fetal ...
  9. RNs if you could...

    12 hour shifts in the ED go incredibly fast!! I worked 10 hours "officially" but inevitably something "bad " would come through the door right beofre it was time to go home (I worked 5pm to 3:30 am)..I can honestly say I was never tired when I was th...
  10. Why Not Just Do A Bsn Program???

    I agree..it kind of makes you question the intelligence of the individuals that go longer, pay twice as much, pass the same exam and get the paid the same doesn't it?? Sorry I couldn't resist. This person is trying to stir up trouble..and I for o...
  11. Breaking into Legal Nurse Consulting

    Vacation If I were you, rather than going through an expensive class (Like I did) I would purchase the AALNC's principles and practices for the legal nurse consultant book and read it cover to cover. 4 yrs of experierence may be enough..There is a gr...
  12. Linens in pt rooms

    Thanks guys!! I know it is a stupid and question and I am in total agreement with all of the posters. When I worked in the hospital, many times the CNAs or nurses would place the new linens in the chair then go room to room and change beds. I have al...
  13. Linens in pt rooms

    Do you ever have extra pillows that are in the chair in the room..I am trying to gather some information on safety in the pt's rooms and whether or not having pillows on the chair that someone might sit on would constitute a safety risk..another ques...
  14. Linens in pt rooms

    Quick question for all of you hospital nurses. Do you have specific policy on where linens, specifically extra pillows can be kept in patient rooms? Is it okay to have spare pillows sitting on the chair in the room? Thanks
  15. Just for the heck of it, I did a salary wizard search on OT and PT salaries in my area..the median salaries are 52k to 54k..I, as an ADN nurse, will well exceed both of those salaries this year and did exceed them last year. I guess I am just not con...