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That Guy

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  1. I had this happen with nursing school. they used a picture of me that was taken at clinical for some of their promotional material. Come to find out one of the things you sign at the beginning of the year is a disclosure saying they can use these any way they want to for their use. Oh well, guess I learned to read the fine print after that.
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    Are you a "Sister?"

    Only time I have ever heard it was one of our staff doctors called everyone brother or sister and it was so damn annoying.
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    Is this legal?

    Most of their funding comes from federal not state sources. You bet they will abide by their rules over state rules, or so I would think.
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    HCA Hosptials in Denver?

    Well decide how little you would like to get paid and subtract a few dollars from that. Thats usually what they offer.
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    Medical Response?

    Adult and has pulse, negative on the CPR. Yes its low but they at least have one....until they herniate and die.
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    As a RN, which would you choose?

    I say that I have survived CPR once, I think my luck will run out on the next time.
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    Calling Report to ER from Urgent Care

    Why they came to you, why are they coming to me, anything you guys did. Other than that I will ask it all myself anyways. Keep it short, sweet and simple.
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    Misuse of the ER

    Lets be honest, the sick, non emergent people are what keep the doors open and give those every important numbers that keep us staffed every day. Yeah all sick people would be a lot more fun but its not the reality of what goes on.
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    Back Pain How to live with it

    Sleep Number bed. Holy **** it has changed my life. Not cheap by any means but it works
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    mixing pain medications with a flush

    I will dilute my headache cocktails because nothing is worse than going crazy with a burning crotch.
  11. I recently took a spot that had a sign on bonus but you had to have Level 1 Trauma experience of 2+ years. So I feel like there is an experience shortage for sure in some of these towns.
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    LPN to Paramedic

    And if they were I wouldn't be a nurse. One of the main reasons why I got out of EMS.
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    LPN to Paramedic

    Even as an RN I would have to go to medic school as there is stuff they can do we can't. Plus the whole prehospital world is widely different than in a hospital.
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    Staffing Ratios in the ED

    Another study with the punchline of "No ****". You mean it takes me longer to get my patients going when I have 7 of them as opposed to 4?
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    What do you hate about nursing and why?

    The focus on the patient being a customer because "they chose our hospital". I hate doing orders "because the patient asked for it" Is it medically prudent at all to do that? Generally not, but we have to keep them happy and coming back for more.
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    Has anyone worked with Dr. Now as a RN or CNA

    No but I briefly did get to work with the Dr Stork from Bachelor and The Doctors.
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    Triage learn by fire

    You will miss something in triage. It is a given. When you think you have nailed them all and you are doing good, you will get thrown curveball and it feels awful but you do the best that you can. I once had a totally benign headache and she didn't say any of the magic words. Turns out HUGE bleed with 2cm shift. Honestly I always viewed triage as doing the best you can and having fun with the jerks.
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    Just got an ED RN position, Advice needed PLS!

    Get some thick skin, you are gonna need it.
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    "That's a myth about nursing"

    I understand this model at the same time I dont. The rate at which they hire people in is higher than if you kept the same employee for 10 years and gave them "raises' each year. So why not keep the long term person, pay them less and profit more that way.
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    "That's a myth about nursing"

    Local news here just stated how there is a shortage of nurses in Colorado and its going to go up and "what the government is doing to help". I have an idea, the hospitals could pay a livable wage for the city they work in. Food for thought.
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    Bradycardia vs Tachycardia

    Thats why it comes with a big asterisk. It doesn't apply to all situations.
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    Anyone else being GPS tracked?

    If Im using my personal cell phone then they better be paying for that bill. If not, and for many other reasons, then hell no
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    Bradycardia vs Tachycardia

    I always say too fast is better than not enough but that comes with a big asterisk.
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    StaRN Residency Program

    Its worth it if it is to you. Thats hard to determine. While Im not in the program I do help precept EDGE nurses, think StaRN for the ED. They have all said it is really nice just because it helps bridge that gap from school to actual world, but they of course do not like the classroom time ha.
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    Is it jealousy ??

    Your type of nurses are the scariest of the bunch. Think you dont make mistakes ( you do ) think everyone is jealous of you ( they aren't ) and that good nurses are born not made ( ******* please ). You are the literal stereotype of the worst type of person to work with. Look people make mistakes, and thats good, it is a great way to learn. You think I didn't learn anything when I accidentally overdosed my kid during an RSI, you bet your ass I did. It takes a better person to admit those mistakes then to brush them off and say you dont make them.
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