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    Best critical care book

    How would you characterize these? :Constanzo, Guyton, or even BRS Physiology
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    Burned out

    I've found that it takes 12 mos to feel ok, and 1.5 to 2 years to feel comfortable. My vote is to hang in there, but not if its affecting your health. Just know it won't last forever and one day it'll just hit you :)
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    Anyone here work at Univ of Mich?

    Congrats to you guys! I know it's a big deal, and not easy to get Magnet status! Have BSN! I applied to both UM and Royal Oak this week, and will be going to the job fair next week. All the way from Florida! I never thought I could work with the peds population, but we just had our first and possibly last child 5 mos ago- and now I wanna take care of them all! haha. So UM has seperate peds and adult EDs, good to know. I'll ask at the job fair, but may as well ask here too.. on the job opening site, it says RN level II.. anyone know what that means? The level II? :)
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    Anyone here work at Univ of Mich?

    Hey all! I'm looking for some insight as to which units have great reputations. I know the Unit Managers and co-workers can make or break a floor. Feel free to PM if you prefer, will be confidential. :) And also, if anyone has any insider tips for school guidance counselor positions opening up around AA/Chelsea/Dexter/Pickney/Saline etc, my wife and I would love you!
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    tips and tricks for difficult IV starts?

    If ppl keep coming to you saying I got a flash or I got it! But it blew.. lessen the the turniquet pressure.
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    Moving to Michigan! (Help)

    Update time! I now have my BSN, and JUST sent my ink finger prints to Michigan! The ball is rolling faster! I sent an email to theUM nursing recruiter, who was super friendly and helpful- but on the website, they dont have any AA cmapus nursing jobs posted! Yikes. Ill try back in a few days in case they were in the middle of an update. Pretty exciting. I havent completely ruled out another hospital, but my wife thinks I would like AA bc she thinks it's most like Gainesville (FL). Anyway, just wanted to update you guys! Hope all is well!
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    Nervous to Go Back

    They will train you and make sure you feel ready, dont worry :) And they will continue to watch you after you train. Help is always around. (should)
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    Question about holding meds?

    I'd hold it. You can always give it on the next set. But yes, the proper answer is: get parameters.
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    Why is Med-Surg so hated?

    *You're (phone typing)
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    Why is Med-Surg so hated?

    Not sure if your serious.. People, because, definitely.
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    EMTs Ever Look at You Like You're Dumb?

    Keep on keepin on, and then you can look at them like they are dumb one day.. :) if you want, of course. Remember, no one, and I mean no one knows what it's like to be a nurse, unless they are or were one.
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    ANCC Medical Surgical Certification

    I think how much you need to study depends on how many years youve had on MS, and what kinda hospital you work in. It was a long test, haha. You will get tired of the questions and maybe even start answering too fast or lazily, DONT.
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    Why is Med-Surg so hated?

    I think some ppl view it as a starting point, bc it's so physical it would hard to be a retiring time job when one is older. The social aspect can be hard for some, some of these people are here so often they work the system, while management is pushing for hotel customer service. Add that to an increased acuity level, and it can be tough. BUT It's that toughness that will make you stronger. I've been working med-surg for about 5 years, i'm gearing up for a switch, but it def took me some time to feel comfortable managing it all. I work on a 36 bed unit, and often charge.
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    hanging blood with the wrong fluids

    Glad it turned out ok. Scary tho, i'm sure. I always use a 500 bag with blood, one less opportunity to mess up.
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    Hospital recommendations?

    This is a new thread: https://allnurses.com/michigan-nursing/moving-to-michigan-1037609.html Good luck on the boards!