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  1. Nurses are getting younger...

    Well, thank god for that...because of all the baby nurses now, you will have some experienced ones taking care of you when you get in that bed!!!
  2. Code words

    ^....exactly what I was thinking.
  3. CVICU Interview for ED nurse

    Yeah, that was the original plan but I got granted an interview so I'm going to go and see what happens. It's actually my third, the first was a transfer for a different specialty and the second was due to relocation (and a level 1 trauma center vs s...
  4. CVICU Interview for ED nurse

    Hey everyone, I wanted to throw this out there and see if anyone can give me some tips and/or advice. I started my nursing career in a MSICU at a small hospital and worked there for 10 months before transferring to ED for census reasons mostly and j...
  5. Need some advice...

    I'm hoping that they don't make me do a full on internship since I do have 10 months of ICU experience already... but I will definitely soak up all of the experience I can there for sure. The problem is...when my team leader called the lady I'm inter...
  6. Need some advice...

    Well it turns out that was the best thing I could do was call! She said I definitely should go to ICU because they very rarely accept ER experience. Thanks for your input everyone!
  7. Need some advice...

    That's a great idea!! I actually got a call today from my HR rep and scheduled an interview with ICU in May...I'm so torn though I've heard horrible things about working at this particular ICU (especially coming from ER..they don't like us lol) but i...
  8. Advice-posting here too for CRNA's to chime in

    So I started out in an ICU at a smaller hospital. Finished my GN internship and worked there for about 10 months. I had an opportunity to transfer to the ER and took it because I had so much fun in the ER in school and thought I would love working th...
  9. Need some advice...

    So I started out in an ICU at a smaller hospital. Finished my GN internship and worked there for about 10 months. I had an opportunity to transfer to the ER and took it because I had so much fun in the ER in school and thought I would love working th...
  10. Flaming rant

    it happens to everyone. there will be days where you need an empty bed as well and you're rushing your patients out the door to another nurse :) comes with the territory! have a drink and a bubble bath and do it all again tomorrow!
  11. ugh what to wear

    Is it at the same hospital? Would they have the ability to know if you worked or not? you could make them think you look that fresh 24/7 even after a long night of working :) wear the scrubs who cares? that's what they're going to be paying you to we...
  12. IV in an artery

    the tiniest bit of pressure against a non-pressurized system is going to make fluid move the other way..hence the reason when you give IV push meds you don't have to push very hard...
  13. IV in an artery

    Did you stop it? If abx go into an artery they are going to go into the hand muscles and most likely do some damage. You would have to have a pressure bag with a lot of pressure in order to prevent blood from filling the bag immediately if you actual...
  14. New nurse in Labor and Delivery

    New grad here graduated in May working in ICU. My best advice is just try your best not to be nervous and remind yourself that everyone starts somewhere! I would never be nervous going to work and that left me able to ask questions and not worry if t...
  15. hospital habits

    everything will be new. Even if you've seen it before, even common sense things you'll mess up b/c you're uncomfortable. It's just the nature of the beast. That's how you learn though! There's no sense in worrying about how to figure out how to be a ...