TonyaM73 ASN, RN

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TonyaM73 has 10 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in MED/SURG STROKE UNIT, LTC SUPER., IMU.

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  1. How is your search and relocation going? We are doing the same thing here, just have not completely decided to make the plung yet.
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    FL to TX move

    I have currently been working on a Med/Surg Tele unit that specializes in stroke to which I have been floor nurse and relief charge nurse, but am thinking of trying for ICU. Either one would be fine to start off with.
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    FL to TX move

    Thank you so much for the input. We have basically zeroed in on the Houston area due to the positive construction environment and the proxemity to the beaches. We don't want to be too close to the shore though because we know what that entailes W...
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    FL to TX move

    My family and I am considering moving to Houston, TX from Jacksonville, FL within the next year due to decreased commercial construction jobs in FL and the fact that my hubby's employer looks like they will disolve the company by June. Does anyone ha...
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    That nagging "Did I miss something?" feeling

    I had this recently myself. A pt I took care of off and on for over 3 weeks. Last shift I had with this pt, they didn't look good, but there was not much that could have been done since they were a DNR and the family did not want anything invasive ...
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    Too many hats

    Thank you for putting it so well. I have always been stumpted by this.
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    Too many hats

    That would be lovely. I don't think it will happen anytime soon with the job market the way it is.
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    Medi Tech...Who slept with Who? Vent.

    We have Medi tech also and it is such a pain. It took so much time to understand that you have to press enter here, but the next page to do the same thing you have to press control and don't get me started on the function keys.
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    Too many hats

    I have a friend of mine that I work with and we vent together. I really don't know what is to be done. I have gone to my manager about some of it and keep being told to keep a log of events and then email her with it. THERE ARE TOO MANY for me to ...
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    Too many hats

    Just to warn you, I had a hard day yesterday. It is impossible to wear as many hats as a med/surg nurse has to wear today. We need to be RN of course, but there is also MD, case manager, aid, secretary and Lord knows what all else in one day. For ...
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    Deathbed visions **UPDATED**

    It is amazing all of the things we know that we don't know. I think God gives us the comfort that we need at a time when we need it the most. If this vision is comforting to her, then that may be all there is to it. Good luck and God Bless to you ...
  12. Speaking of trachs....had a trach pt at a LTC, I used to work for, that needed O2. Came in after shift report and found O2 mask over his nose?!?!?!?!?!?! HUH? Kind of had to let every other nurse on the unit know about that and they seriously didn...
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    Any tips with smells? Please!!!

    I ALWAYS have cough drops in my pocket for just such occations. If you have a menthyl one in your mouth and you are breathing through you mouth, you won't really smell anything else. Anytime one of my PCTs have to clean out a colostomy, they usual...
  14. small nose bleed to which the pt was in the hospital for 3 days with Dilaudid ordered 2mg q3 hrs. ?????????????
  15. I had the same thing. Yes, the clinical instructor told me that "You will never be a good nurse." I was promoted to evening nursing supervisor in my first job and they are talking about charge nurse in my second job. Just try to figure out what it...