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FancypantsRN

FancypantsRN

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FancypantsRN specializes in Cardiovascular, ER.

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  1. FancypantsRN

    When you were a new RN...

    Yep - I look things up sometimes after work too! Probably always will.
  2. FancypantsRN

    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 further out than that (typically). As the above poster said, I also take a couple of weeks off in between if I can. The agencies vary on what type of housing they provide. You can always take the stipend and find your own housing if you don't mind doing the research yourself. If you take the housing, they are supposed to find you safe housing - it does not always work out that way. Everyone's view on safe/desirable amenities is different. As far as insurance, some of the agencies offer that - some give you an insurance stipend to offset the cost. The tax home thing is a big deal. I am not sure how it would affect your pay if you don't have one. I would ask an accountant, you have to pay taxes somewhere. You can PM me if you want my opinion on the agencies I have used so far.
  3. FancypantsRN

    Sometimes You Just Don't See It Coming

    Wow - tears here as well. Thank you for sharing this story.
  4. FancypantsRN

    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. I find it strange that they didn't zero in on that immediately - they issued you the LPN license to begin with.
  5. FancypantsRN

    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. I find it strange that they didn't zero in on that immediately - they issued you the lpn
  6. FancypantsRN

    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.
  7. FancypantsRN

    New Grad, new job... My First emergency!

    Was probably Afib with RVR, it happens quite a bit - and her dizziness would be accounted for with how fast her heart was beating. You definitely did the right thing in calling the doc and getting her to the ER. You learned from this experience and will continue to learn with others in the future (where the nursing judgement will come from) -I say good job!
  8. I said: hello, how are you? The pt said: ok
  9. FancypantsRN

    American Red Cross and Hipaa

    I have not had a phone call like this. If the pt was able to talk, I would have asked the pt if they wanted to speak to this person - problem solved. If not, I would have told them no more than anybody else who called.
  10. FancypantsRN

    Need some opinions on my dilemma

    I would stay put too, just my honest opinion. If you are happy there for now, why leave? Soak up all the knowledge you can and have some stability - cardiology floors aren't going anywhere, they will always be there.
  11. FancypantsRN

    Benadryl use with Dilaudid.. just curious!

    I give it before the dilaudid - it is given for the side effect of itching. I can't think of a nursing intervention that will help the itchies other than benadryl.
  12. FancypantsRN

    What career did you have before nursing?

    Flight attendant here.... and i get teased at work bc coworkers tell me that I still talk like one to the pt's :)
  13. FancypantsRN

    Question for nurses from an aide

    I think it really depends on what type of nursing you go into. In my experience (hospital only), I think you are correct. We spend more time charting than with the pt's, I don't think this is something apt to change.
  14. FancypantsRN

    Fair Patient assignments

    I think they are referring to nihss certification. It's an online course you can take to get certified.
  15. Wow. I am sorry you are going through this difficult situation, I hope it's just a bump in the road for you. It may take you a bit to absorb it all and find the right path - but I would not give up on nursing. There are too many options that don't involve bedside (as mentioned above). I am not sure how your orientation went, if it was a full new grad program or a short one. There are facilities out there that provide extensive orientation. I wish you well.
  16. FancypantsRN

    Job interview that made you want to run?

    Well, it sounds like you already have your mind made up already.
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