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    Career Existential Crisis

    I’ve met some of the most miserable people in my new OR job. They seem bitter, resentful, and just plain hateful. I almost quit but then I decided to be the light in that department that it so desperately needs. Maybe I can help boost morale and let ...
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    Handoff to PACU

    New to OR. Still on orientation and it seems like there’s no standard of handoff/report. Sometimes my preceptor doesn’t say anything and let’s anesthesia do it. What do you all include in your report?
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    OR Job Interview

    I've been an ED nurse for 10 years and am stepping out of my comfort zone and applied for an OR gig. I have an interview and all of a sudden am feeling very nervous! I have just a few questions: 1. How long did it take you to feel like you knew ...
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    Failed Med/Surg by 3/10 point

    Just a followup... I'm a charge nurse in a level I trauma center now. Passed NCLEX first time with 75 questions. BOOM. Put my ears back and went after it. Don't give up on your dreams, kids
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    Hourly wage

    How much are you getting paid hourly? I have three years experience and work in Dallas at a busy inner city hospital
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    Feel like quitting

    Thanks, guys. I really needed to read all this and know that I wasn't being "wimpy" or overly dramatic. You all kind of legitimized my feelings of insecurity. You're absolutely right about all the resources. I would drown without them. I've asked if...
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    Feel like quitting

    I've been an RN for almost one year and I started in ER. I'm still in ER but just took a new job at a level one in a new city (came from a level 3). I am freaking stressed OUT. I feel like I have no idea what I'm doing and I'm just "winging it". Is ...
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    IV sites for Abd CT

    I thought it had less to do with blowing a vein than it did the speed at which they have to push the dye in order to get a quality picture. Like, they can use a 22 but its not gonna be a great quality CT?! And, that would be really unfortunate for th...
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    No BSN, want to join

    Thank you guys SO much for all the info. That really helps me. I guess patience is my best bet right now. Looks like I'm headed back to school!
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    No BSN, want to join

    I want to start my career in the Navy NOW but I only have my RN (associate's degree). Does anyone know if they'd be willing to take me and help pay/train me to get my BSN while serving? I don't mind working as a nursing assistant if that's what it ta...
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    HELP! Need a job in Texas

    I just moved here from Oklahoma and I am jobless. I'm an RN with only 9 months experience so I'm getting turned down for almost everything I apply for. :,( I have no idea what to do. I worked in the ER. I've got ACLS and PALS...I didn't think I'd hav...
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    I had this patient 3 times last shift. Absolutely ridiculous. I tried to make them understand why this was a stupid reason to come in and the doctor was totally nice and coddled them. UGH! Don't they know they're just encouraging them?!
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    Elevated troponin with renal failure?

    Thank you! The oncoming nurse asked if I got one when the pt arrived, I said no, and she rolled her eyes and ran to get a trop cartridge. Psh...dummy!
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    Elevated troponin with renal failure?

    So maybe that's why the doc didn't order a POC Trop on my unresponsive pt the other day...they had already shocked him 6 times in the field so seems like a POC trop would be irrelevant?
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    Emergency Room Skills

    I have good bedside manner and have gotten pretty dang good with IV's but that's about it right now. I'm a brand new nurse. I'm still pretty clueless with the crash cart/life pack and thank gawd there are people to help me when I need it. I feel like...