jorjaRN

jorjaRN

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jorjaRN specializes in orthopedics, telemetry, PCU.

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  1. Best way to space out 12-hr night shifts?

    Another vote for at least 3 in a row here. I actually do 6 in a row...and I love it that way-sure, I'm exhausted by the end, but having 8 days off in a row, and not having to "flip-flop" is great. Ultimately, however, I think you have to do some expe...
  2. Questions about job searching

    Hello Everyone, I'm hoping for some input regarding looking for jobs and how to handle notifying current coworkers/management. A little background: I went to college about 3.5 hours away from my home town, met my boyfriend there, and planned on remai...
  3. When is the best time to eat while working nights?

    I'm pretty much the same as others here. I usually eat something light when I wake up around 5pm, sometimes it's part of a full meal if my family is around and cooking. I never have had a big appetite right after waking up, so I'm usually not too hun...
  4. Coworker and medication errors

    I agree with PP. You need to write them up, especially if this is something that is happening repeatedly. I know it feel like "tattling", but this is a patient safety issue, and there could be factors influencing this pattern other than the nurse he...
  5. New Grad

    I feel your pain...it took me months to find a job after graduating in May 2009, and I had to relocate even then. There are many, many threads already started on this site with a lot of great information and tips. I suggest doing a search and using t...
  6. I want to be a RN but don't want to deal, with you know...

    First of all, no, it's not wrong at all for you to be afraid of those who are dead or dying. Yes, death is a part of every person's life, but it is not something that people normally have to deal with on a regular basis, so it's completely understand...
  7. How many New Grads from 2009 still don't have jobs?

    I appreciate what you're saying, and agreee that people who whine because they can't get a job in L&D or ICU right out of school are ridiculous, but the reality is, many new grads have been unable to find work of ANY kind. Personally, I applied t...
  8. Headaches the day after work

    Two things come to mind for me; the air at my hospital is so dry, that by the end of 12 hours my lips are chapped, and the inside of my nose is incredibly dried out, and I bet that could cause headaches. Also, I notice when I'm stressed at work I cl...
  9. How many New Grads from 2009 still don't have jobs?

    It's absolutely about location...I spent about six months looking for a job in the mid-atlantic (and I mean, pretty much the entire region...applied everywhere from DC to New York). I finally realized that I wasn't going to find anything, and even th...
  10. We had the same policy at a hospital where I worked as a PCT while I was in nursing school, at the hospital I work now as an RN, we have the RRT system, but to my knowledge, patients/family aren't able to activate it. I thought the exact same things...
  11. How many nurses?

    I work on a telemetry/PCU combined floor, and we do staffing together. Usually at night, we have 5 RNs on tele, 2-3 for PCU, no aides, one clerk for both sides. During the day, I think they have 6 RNs on tele, 3 on PCU, 3 aides and a clerk for both s...
  12. Honors BSN unable to find job. Can the college be sued?

    I actually laughed out loud when I read the subject of this thread. Why don't you try getting some finance majors on board, maybe you could get a class action suit going.
  13. Question about pts leaving AMA...

    I can't be 100% sure, because it's been a while since I had one leave AMA, but I think the paperwork we (attempt to) have them sign says something about "the possibility that insurance will not cover the cost of this hospitalization, or subsequent ho...
  14. Community Hospital

    I've also never worked ICU, but I work telemetry/PCU in a medium sized community hospital. I've never worked as an RN anywhere else, so I can't really offer a comparison, but overall, I've had a great experience at the hospital where I work. I actua...
  15. Inhumane Treatments

    If the patient had a PCA, then they had to be pretty alert and oriented, because PCAs aren't prescribed for people who aren't aware enough to use them properly. In my opinion, in this particular situation, the nurse did the right thing by staying wit...