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  1. Our unit is unlike any other inpatient acute unit I’ve worked at in the past mainly because we continue to run newly started ESRD and AKI patients as outpatients who have been discharged. (Our unit is part of the hospital, we hospital staff and not ...
  2. Yes, I'm Vaxxed But...

    I had the covid vaccine and am not anti-vax. But the healthcare staff I know of who have chosen, at this time, not to get the vaccination have made their choice based mostly on the fact the manufacturing drug companies of the vaccine and the hospita...
  3. Gross Me Out ? Contest | Nurses Week

    Many years ago I had an elderly gentleman and reminded him he must save his bowel movements and explained about the “hat” we had placed in the toilet and to call when he did. The shift was almost over and he hadn’t called about it. He was a little...
  4. Staffing

    I'm a traveler and my last two assignments were great! But these were NOT the big two, that changes everything it seems. My first assignment I had up to 10 patients and 3 techs. I was responsible for doing pre and post assessments, double checking ma...
  5. Practical scrub color in Dialysis...

    As an RN in dialysis, there have been times I need to do bleach, and yes you do get spattered with bleach at times. For me it usually ends up at the bottom of my pant legs. It always seemed to happen when I was wearing new scrubs too! Since bleach...
  6. What Baffles You?

    Something that is so irritating... when you ask a patient how they are doing and they say "well, you tell me, you're the nurse." Ugh!
  7. How to get out of dialysis nursing?

    It's the same for me, I kind of pigeon-holed myself into the dialysis specialty and have applied for other jobs but no luck. I work in acutes and I do love it, never get bored with it because you don't have the same day twice. Stressful... Yes! Wha...
  8. I'm curious about acute nurses who are contracted to cover multiple hospitals. What is the farthest distance you could end up driving to go to work, and what is your call response time for the distant ones? Also, does you company pay you travel tim...
  9. Davita people

    They run big, the pants are too short for me but I'm tall and have to wear size tall with any scrubs.
  10. Any older travelers out there?

    Good point, NedRN! I hadn't thought about how it wouldn't cost extra for the facility. I know some fellow nurses my age tried to switch jobs or specialties but despite all their experience and excellent employment history, were not hired - most lik...
  11. Any older travelers out there?

    Hi all, I'm considering travel nursing as it's something I always wanted to do. My field is dialysis doing acutes and I used to work at a place where we had lots of travelers filling in and I always loved hearing about the places they had worked beca...
  12. Salary ?

    I thought I'd reply even though it's been a few months since you posted. I was checking out med surg at Matsu Hospital (about 45min. From Anchorage) and at that time they posted salary ranges. This was about 2007-8. They don't post salary anymore, bu...
  13. Can't think, need help.

    Concentrate on finishing school, don't look for another job right now. Stress is not worth it. You want to be there for your family and you want to finish school with your full attention geared toward that right now. Adding a job to the mix, and e...
  14. What's Your Best Nursing Ghost Story?

    This was so touching I have tears running down my face. Thank you for sharing this wonderful experience.
  15. What's Your Best Nursing Ghost Story?

    This isn't really a ghost story but something that happened that's a bit supernatural. I had a patient in the hospital that had a liver transplant with lots of complications but things were turning around in her favor. She had an elderly mother in ...