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  1. Little_Mouse

    Bedside to telephonic nursing

    Thanks everyone. Actually I already accepted the position, but was wondering how the transition would go from bedside to telephonic nursing go? It's just so different: not being in a hospital setting but a corporate or even home setting and not being able to see your patients. I think the hardest part for me would be losing that "control" of the patient assessment, or ability to feel, see and--dare I say it?-- smell the patient! Lol.
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    Bedside to telephonic nursing

    Hi everyone, I recently got offered a telephonic nursing position (case management). I've been doing bedside for the past few years, mainly in med surg. Does anyone have any experience transitioning from bedside to telephonic nursing? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
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    Triage complaints- the good, the bad, and the shocking.

    "Therapeutic wait time". That's great..I don't remember learning that in nursing school . Lol! Great nursing intervention.
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    I don't feel smart or fast enough to continue to be an RN.

    Yes! I thought I was the only one...I've been a nurse for about 3 years and I still have anxiety about work. What may be contributing to that anxiety is the fact I've changed jobs 3 times in those years and never really "settled in"...although I thought the grass would be greener on the other side. I've realized that bedside is bedside is bedside. And I don't like it very much. I think it's a lot of stuff to do, to know, and liability...I would like to work in something less stressful. Another thing I realized through my short nursing career so far is that I personally have a lot of anxiety in general, am very self deprecating and hard on myself in a lot of aspects of my life but even more so in nursing since I compare myself with my colleagues, even new grads. But that's all personal and ties into my work. For you, do you think your anxiety is something new or has been with you for a while? If it's new, did something happen in particular that you can point to where it began? So you feel burnt out? Maybe you need a new environment that's less stressful? Just something to think about. Good luck!
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    heart rate 40 ,SBP 60, for over an hour

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    Just curious--what job did you leave your previous employer for?
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    Triage complaints- the good, the bad, and the shocking.

    ^ omg that's great! Lol
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    Nurses are getting younger

    Omg sooo cute!!! Just too adorable!
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    I hate morning like these.

    I totally understand. Yesterday was one of those days for me. Do what you can and believe me, you are actually doing something even if it doesn't feel that way. It'll get better.... ebb and flow...that's how work can be
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    Getting Away From the Bedside

    Nursefrances-- Ive also been interested in leaving bedside but the jobs seem few and far between. Ambulatory surgery sounds so interesting, but all opportunities I've seen need OR experience which is something I don't have...and I also find it hard to actually get in that specialty if not right out of nursing school (I only have med/surg/tele experience). How were you able to get that opportunity? Did you have ICU experience? I think those with ICU experience seem to have more flexibility/job opportunities due to the higher level acuity of care.
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    Graduated in 2009...got hired into RN Residency Program!

    Congratulations! You're actually the same class year as me (2009) and I totally understand as it was difficult for me too. I'm really happy for you! What a journey it was to get here...and what a journey lies ahead of you Wishing you the best!
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    I don't want to be a nurse anymore!

    Sounds like there's a lot on your plate! Is it possible to resign from on of the jobs (like maybe the on call ambulance?) or least per diem in one or two of the part time jobs? Because you said you "love your job" I suspect you dont actually want to leave the field, but rather have waaaay too much going on right now.
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    Which Job

    No problem. Good luck! :)
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    Which Job

    FT med surg. Despite the lower pay, you will have a guaranteed position with pay and benefits plus gain an invaluable amount of experience that will make you more marketable in this difficult economy....eventually that pay will increase. The ltc job just sounds too unstable.
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    Is Urgent Care RN experience considered "acute care experience"

    I had worked at a small community acute care hospital that only had an urgent care and not an ER. Since it is within a hospital setting that particular case it would be considered acute. But there are plenty of urgent care sites that are not associated with a hospital (stand alone) and I believe those would not be considered acute. Despite that, I think if you were looking to work at a hospital setting, urgent care can still provide a good experience like triaging and patient care.
  16. OP, you have a way with words....such great story telling! A story that's funny AND insightful. Thanks for sharing!