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all4ofus ASN, RN

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  1. New G-J tubes

    I am a meg-surg nurse. Occasionally, we receive patients from IR who have had new G-J tubes inserted. Each time we have received one of these patients, the G port comes to me with a gravity bag already in place, and the J port is capped. Each time, w...
  2. what size trach is this?

    I have a patient with a trach that was put in at another hospital. One side says 6.0 ID, 8.8 OID, 70 L, and mm. The other side says Portex Bivona TTS 11 mm. I am assuming this is a size 11 trach, but the Portex website does not have a size 11 listed....
  3. I had no idea... med/surg vent

    So here we are a month later... and I have to say that I am finally beginning to enjoy my job. One day I left thinking, "Where else can I get a genuine "thank you" from three people and two proposals, all in one day??" It is still very challenging, b...
  4. UT Arlington Online RN-BSN July 2, 2012 Hopefuls

    I received my course map today with a July 2 start date. Unfortunately, I will be on vacation the first two weeks of July. I don't have to take any other prerequisiste courses thanks to my previous bachelor's degree. I am actually wondering if these ...
  5. I had no idea... med/surg vent

    I really hope it's not the same everywhere, otherwise there is nothing to look forward to. I know that much of it has to do with the fact that everything is still so unfamiliar, which slows me down. But I have a sneaky suspicion that our manager is m...
  6. I had no idea... med/surg vent

    I am a new med/surg nurse and just wanted to say I hate it. It's been 4 months so far and I have never been more stressed out in my life. I applied for everything BUT med/surg (at first) because I had a feeling that this wouldn't be for me, but as ev...
  7. what is the pt to nurse ratio in dfw typically

    I work on a surg floor at Parkland and we typically have 5 patients with 1 admit and 1 discharge (days - 7 nights). I hear some of the other surg floors only have 4 (I haven't floated yet so don't know for sure). During school at Baylor Dallas (med f...
  8. El Centro ADN 2012

    Haha, I was reading this thread and had to join. :) I graduated from El Centro (Northlake) in December and have a floor job at Parkland. I have to say, that after getting through that program, that I am at least just as equally prepared as all the ot...
  9. " now i really need to know from someone who knows...can she report me to group one if i quit with notice???? i thought they could only report you if you were fired or asked to resign. help me please someone who knows for sure!!!" call group one a...
  10. shooting up in the palms? why?

    They both had these obvious little holes all over their palms, I suppose because of the fact that they're shooting this junk straight into the tissue so they don't close well. Patient 1 came down hard and slept through my shift. Refused to answer any...
  11. shooting up in the palms? why?

    I've had two patients admitted recently for I&Ds of the hand. Both were early 20s and shooting drugs into the palms of their hands. Both also had very pretty veins in their arms. Anyone know why they are using their palms instead of veins? This s...
  12. Unemployed & inexperienced New RNs. Vent it out!

    I'm sick of people who supposedly love me pointing out everything I must be doing wrong. YES, I've made mistakes! NO, I'm not perfect! If I was the perfect job hunter and the perfect interviewer, I would have a job!!
  13. UTA online BSN program

    I don't have any personal experience with the program, but I work at Parkland and have worked with several students who are in the fast-track BSN program at UTA. They apparently do all clinicals at Parkland, no summers off, but it seems manageable f...
  14. Are shy and quiet people not allowed to be nurses?

    You will do FINE. This is one instructor out of how many? I am graduating in 6 days, and I had instructors tell me I need to be more "assertive," "confident," etc. just because I am not the first in line to try new things, or very outspoken, or wha...
  15. Eagle Pass

    Congratulations! I am also in DFW and also a mom and starting to wonder just how far out I am willing to go to find a job. Did they ask you to sign a contract for a set period of time?