FancypantsRN

FancypantsRN

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FancypantsRN specializes in Cardiovascular, ER.

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  1. How is flu affecting your hospital?

    We are swabbing everyone - a lot of positive rapid flu results. The hallways are lined with these people. The staff (myself included) have been sick. I hope this thing has peaked.
  2. From being a nurse to a flight attendant

    I was a flight attendant before I was a nurse. It was not very much money. Like above posters said, you end up working delays and pre flight duties for nothing (we at the time got a whopping $1.25/hr stipend for the work done outside the block to blo...
  3. What certifications do you have?

    Sure ACLS- advanced cardiovascular life support BLS - basic life support (CPR) PALS - pediatric life support ENPC- pediatric trauma TNCC - adult trauma CEN- ER specific certification exam Hope this helps!
  4. What certifications do you have?

    I work ER and am studying for my CEN (certified emergency nurse) I maintain ACLS, BLS, ENPC, PALS and TNCC
  5. The math doesn't add up

    Yes... "Thank you for choosing my ER for the 3rd time this week for a runny nose, sore throat and now a mosquito bite. I am sure the ambulance that brought you in yet again just forgot to write theirs. So, thank you from all off us. I suppose I woul...
  6. When you were a new RN...

    Yep - I look things up sometimes after work too! Probably always will.
  7. seriously considering travel/questions

    I have not had any issues finding the next assignment, it may not be exactly where I want to go - but traveling requires flexibility. I generally start looking about 2 weeks from the end of my current assignment. Facilities do not post needs furthe...
  8. Sometimes You Just Don't See It Coming

    Wow - tears here as well. Thank you for sharing this story.
  9. Worried I lied to Board of Nursing

    I probably would - I would just explain why you did not feel you were dishonest when you initially answered the question. I don't have experience in this area, but I can imagine things would be better for you than of they found out without your input...
  10. Worried I lied to Board of Nursing

    I probably would - I would just explain why you did not feel you were dishonest when you initially answered the question. I don't have experience in this area, but I can imagine things would be better for you than of they found out without your input...
  11. Peds is NOT easy!

    Well said! I work with peds in the ER and bingo! They can be much more time consuming for every task and they can crash much faster than adults. IV's alone are a challenge to maintain - arm boards are no guarantee.
  12. anyone already in health field? question

    Well if it were me, I would google both jobs (pay scale website specific for your area) then go on a job search engine (like indeed.com) and see which job has more openings listed. That would give you a better idea for job security.
  13. anyone already in health field? question

    It's hard to say what to pick. Are you more interested in cardiovascular or renal? That's where I would start. Are you doing this until you get through nursing school? It says in your post you are starting a nursing program. If that's the case, I ...
  14. I have heard lots of threats of "pillow therapy" over the years, have yet to see it occur. I have said some outrageous things myself when extremely stressed. Not the most professional - but I erase that and smile when I walk into the pt room. Sometim...
  15. To self: does this big, goofy exaggerated smile cover up how I am really feeling right now? Gets me through triaging the absurd. :)