Dogstar

Dogstar

TSICU, Renal Transplant, IR, Cath Lab

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Dogstar specializes in TSICU, Renal Transplant, IR, Cath Lab.

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  1. New Rad Nurse

    Hi everyone. I work at a large, urban teaching hospital, and I just found out that I will be transferring from my Renal Transplant unit (I also have a TSICU background) to Radiology -- I'm very excited! It's a large, busy department with a LOT going ...
  2. I'm excited and just needed to tell someone! :)

    Congratulations!
  3. To reiterate aNader_RN's advice, do not go back for your stuff without a police escort. Stuff can be replaced. You, your dad, and your brother cannot. This psycho could easily shoot all of you. The most dangerous time for someone in your position is ...
  4. Leave. Now. And take the dog.
  5. Any recommendations?

    I love SAS shoes. They're expensive, but they're very supportive and comfortable, and they last a LONG time.
  6. Advice: On An MD Order

    I gave cialis last week to a female pt with essential pulmonary HTN. I had to look it up to satisfy my "what the ???" reaction, but when you think about its mechanism of action, it makes sense.
  7. That's one of the reasons I now shave my head! I don't know about its effectiveness, but it makes me feel better.
  8. Working as a software consultant RN

    Take it! I have had both patients and computers crash on me; it's much easier to reboot a computer. And although they **** me off from time to time, I've yet to have a computer puke on my shoes or wear out the call light.
  9. Reporting to ICU

    It is a good point, but just to clarify, it was made by Fribblet, not me. I failed to negotiate the quote function properly the first time around and accidentally usurped Fribblet's thought while trying to agree with it. Sorry, Fribblet!
  10. Reporting to ICU

    Frankly, I think that's part of the reason for a lot of the ER/ICU tension. The personality types that gravitate to each specialty are fundamentally different. Sometimes opposites attract, but mostly it's just like oil and water. Very true. But I do...
  11. Reporting to ICU

    I'm sorry this goes on. It seems inevitable that many people from different units develop tunnel vision and can only see things from their own perspective. I'm afraid those of us in ICU are prone to this more than most. The nature of your job in the ...
  12. Smoking coworkers and fair breaks

    Even better -- if you're a non-smoker, bring a toy bubble-blowing pipe to work, and go out with the smokers on their frequent dodges. Then blow bubbles as they do their thing. Sauce for the goose, eh?
  13. Trauma/Surgical ICU... NOT!!!
  14. Just took my NCLEX...

    I felt the same way you do, and I told myself beforehand that I'd just wait on the "unofficial" pre-BON result. Of course I broke several traffic laws on the way home to try it, and it worked like a charm for me. I just had to know something, and it ...
  15. Pearson Vue Trick - Does it Work Every Time? Part 2

    Worked for me!