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    Who is watching the monitor?

    I work in an ICU where we currently have a monitor tech watching the monitors at the desk, at all times. We only have one monitor at the desk and of course in the patient rooms. A directive has recently come down from corporate that we are no longer budgeted to have a monitor tech position. The nurses are to watch the monitors for their patients at all times. We are not set up for this. Our room monitors will allow you to see your other patients monitor but one just that one, so if you are in another nurses room, helping with a bath or admission, no one is watching your patients, as we have no CNA/techs either, not to mention a code situation. Corporate doesn’t want to provide us with extra staffing for a CNA/tech and have instructed us to have the Charge nurse watch the patients. Often times our charge nurse has patients so that’s not a help. Our management has asked for ideas to present to corporate to assist us with this transition, so my question to the group is, how do you handle this in your ICU? Thanks in advance!
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    Your Call Light is On Can I help YOU?

    I went in to answer a call light for a confused little old lady, I found her sitting upright in bed pressing all the buttons on the siderail. i asked her which button was she looking for? She replied " I am looking for the death button":eek:
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    Pay at Huntsville area hospitals

    Hi Michelle, I spoke with someone that works Mother/Baby and she said that they hire new grads if they did their precepting in that unit. Otherwise, it is extremely difficult to get on there without experiance. Good luck on getting in to Nursing School! April
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    Pay at Huntsville area hospitals

    Hi all! I am a new grad RN at Huntsville Hospital, starting base pay is $ 18.25 and there is a $ 4 shift diff for nights. That is for full benefits also. After you get a year's experiance you can go to weekends and make $ 30.00 per hour base. If you have any questions about new grad orientation at HH, let me know! :balloons: April
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    Still don't know what kind of nursing I want to do

    You sound just like me! I also graduate in May from a RN program and am completely at a loss as what to choose. Just wanted you to know that you are not alone! :icon_hug:
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    How many don't make it out?

    250 to start 83 left in 4th semester My sister is in a program in Va. that accepts 50 and usually graduates 15. It's tough out there but you need to ask yourself how bad do you want it ? If you want it bad enough, you'll usually put forth the extra effort required to get you through. JMHO! Good Luck to all of us!
  7. Hello! Does anyone know of a link to a professional journal that I could use as a resource for a Newborn Assessment paper? I have looked all over the internet and I am at a loss to find anything that would be relevant to a newborn assessment. For the paper we need 3 resources, one of which has to a professional journal article about a newborn assessment. Thanks in advance for your help! Edited to add: The article has to have been published in the last 5 years.
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    Newborn assessment resource needed, Help!

    Thank You! Thank You! This is why I love Allnurses!
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    Newborn assessment resource needed, Help!

    Thanks! This has a lot of good information but I forgot to say that it has to have been published within the last 5 years. Thanks for your time in looking this up for me. I am going to use it as my own reference!:wink2:
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    Newborn assessment resource needed, Help!

    Thanks for your reply! I tried the MCN archives but you have to pay to see the content of the articles and I have not found a title that matched up with what I am looking for. We can only go back 5 years from publication date. I will try the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing!:wink2:
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    Newborn assessment resource needed, Help!

    Thanks! I sent you a PM
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    2 jobs offers!! How do I choose?????

    Hospital A The loan repayment assistance alone would be worth it,if you don't mind a two year commitment. Good luck in whatever you choose!
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    Should I ??????

    I took Medical Terminology the summer before I started nursing school and it seemed to help me. It was hard but I feel it was worth it. Good luck with your studies! :)
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    What does your post name reflect about you?

    Hippie Parents! :)
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    Weight Watchers - Jan 19th

    RN-BamaStudent, Roll Tide! :) Try the 0 point WW veggie soup. It is really good. If you dont like some of the veggies in it, my leader said we can change it to any 0 point veggies that we do like.
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    Weight Watchers - Jan 19th

    I weighed in on Saturday and I gained .8 ! I knew the week had been bad, both my girls were sick. Oldest had strep throat, baby had stomach flu. I always seem to overeat when I am worried. I know this week will be better! Good Luck to all on the program and don't forget to drink your water! :balloons:
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    Weight Watchers - Jan 19th

    Weighed in yesterday for the first time and lost 5 lbs!! I was so happy to have a 5 lb bookmark finally!
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    Anyone ever work in Palm Springs, CA?

    I am from Palm Springs. We have been living in Alabama for around two years now. I never worked at Desert Hospital but I did have a baby there, plus a couple of surgeries. When I was out there, Desert was a good hospital to work at. I had friends that worked there and loved it. Palm Springs is lovely this time of year! The population in that area doubles during the winter from all the snowbirds coming from up North. The area has really turned into one big resort. Retail and Hospitality are the main industries in that area, so if you like excellant customer service when you go out, this is the place for you! If you can avoid being there during the 125 degree heat of the summer, it could be a nice assignment :)
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    adult Acne?

    A friend of our family died from liver failure while using Accutane. She was only 32 and had no other circumstances that would have caused it. I also ended up with adult acne , the Dr. put me on birth control and that has helped alot! I still get an occasional pimple but nothing like what I had before. :)
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    Weight Watchers - Jan 5th

    Do adult students qualify for the student discount? I know it's only $2 less a week but I am cheap, cheap, cheap! I went to WW before and I lost 20 then got preggers again and gained 50! I am going to join again on Saturday! I cannot honestly tell people that I just had a baby as a reason for being so fat, when my baby is 6.
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    Are you ready to go back?

    Anyone ready to go back to school yet? Now that Christmas is over I am missing school! Am I crazy ? What about you ?
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    Two Week Notice...

    That is so great! I cannot wait until the day I resign from the cube!:) One year to go until I quit to go fulltime as a nursing student!!! Good Luck in your classes:D
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    When does everyone go back to school?

    January 6th
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    Are you ready to go back?

    My bag is also packed! Last semester was my first doing pre-req's for the RN program, it was hard to go back to school after 11 years! I did not get the A's I wanted to get, so I cannot wait to get a fresh start on the new semester! I am only going part time while working full time so this whole process will take a total of four years. I am sure the further I get , the more I will enjoy my breaks!
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    Have you ever taken care of a celebrity?

    When I was about 15 I worked as a volunteer at a hospital in Palm Springs, Ca where I brought newpapers and such to Former First Lady Betty Ford! The hospital is right next door to the Betty Ford Clinic! She was really nice but there were alot of bodyguards around at all times. :)