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    Florida Hospital RN Job Fair

    Just saw this on my Facebook... Florida Hospital in Orlando, FL is apparently hosting an RN Job Fair on May 5. The ad stated that there are sign-on and relocation bonuses... Here is their website, with pre-registration for the event. Looks like they're looking for CCRN's especially, as they state "For a limited time we are offering Critical Care RNs: * $10,000 Sign-on Bonus * $2,000 Relocation * 3 Months Housing Reimbursement (up to $1,000 a month) * Immediate Benefits * Additional Bonus Opportunities Available for RN Specialties not listed above." Just thought some of the job-searchers on here might be interested! If it's too late for you to attend you might contact the HR department and see if they're still looking for people. :) Hope this helps someone!
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    How would YOU like to see a nurse portrayed in the media?

    Realistically, like normal human beings.
  3. We're supposed to be using our Davis Drug Guides to answer the following: "Research the routes for morphine. Other than the IV route, what 3 routes of morphine are more reliably absorbed than po and give a rationale for your answer based on the instructor presentation for Unit 3 and reading in your textbook." I've come up with the answer "Other than the IV route, the 3 most-readily absorbed methods of administering morphine are rectal, intramuscular, and subcutaneous." based on the figures given in Davis for the onset/peak/duration times, but I can't find anything in my book or her lecture to justify why these three are the next most effective aside from oral. I understand that rectal route goes through the first pass effect, so it seems like that would actually not be as fast as intramuscular/subcut., because don't those go more directly into the bloodstream? We're only in the first week of "real" pharmacology so maybe I'm missing something, I'm not sure!
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    Blood pressure drops upon standing?

    Nope. Just "which of these findings in a client would you report to the PCP" basically.
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    Blood pressure drops upon standing?

    I think their rationale was that diaphoresis/sweating is *meant* to lower body temperature. I just figure any majorly noticeable loss of body temperature is something I'd report to the physician, but then again, I've only got one week of real nursing school under my belt, heh.
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    Blood pressure drops upon standing?

    I'm a 1st semester nursing student and we've just had our first test, one week in. I did good as a whole, but one of the questions really stuck out to me and I want to see if I'm remembering my Anatomy and Physiology right or what. The question was something to the effect of: For which of these client conditions would you notify the physician? A. A temperature of 98.6 B. something else I don't remember C. blood pressure drops upon standing D. decrease in body temp temperature following diaphoresis Well, I knew A and B were both normal conditions, so it was between C and D. I didn't know what diaphoresis was, so I wasn't sure if that was a normal finding or not. I considered C, but I remember doing a lab in physiology in which we measured someone's blood pressure sitting down, then immediately upon standing, then one minute after standing. The results were that your blood pressure drops rapidly upon standing up due to all the blood rushing downwards, then re-regulates itself within a minute or so. So I decided that BP dropping upon standing would be a normal finding. That left my only choice as D, a decrease in body temperature following diaphoresis. Aftrerwards I saw that I had gotten it wrong, and that the answer was C. I discussed it with my instructor afterwards, who explained that diaphoresis is sweating, so I understand that D is not the right answer, and she said they might throw the question out because we're only one week into the course and haven't had specific nursing terms like diaphoresis. Apparently with C, they were looking for orthostatic hypotension, which I kind of understand, too, but if I'm remembering my physiology right, maybe they should have written it as "blood pressure drops upon standing and does not return to normal within x amount of time." Any insight?
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    Some crazy/funny things that patients did.

    This is a great thread, I've been laughing since I opened it. Keep 'em coming.
  8. bewitched

    Bye Bye Darvocet

    My mother and I are both allergic to codeine, severe nausea&vomiting. Darvocet's the only thing that seems to work for us without making us sick. :\ Not sure what to think of this, but it's definitely going to cause problems for people who have been taking it regularly for years etc...
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    Questions for RNs for Patient Safety Assignment

    I don't know if this helps or not, but there is a pretty lengthy thread somewhere around here about med errors etc... I can't seem to find it right this second. Maybe someone else has the link?
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    Pharmacology made easy????

    I'd also suggest taking Biology, Chemistry, and Anatomy&Physiology in high school if at all possible. Try to take these on an AP level to take the AP exams and get college credit for them! You don't need physics, but you do need to take at least through Algebra for math; I went up to Pre-Calculus, and find the medical math/calcs easy enough. Good for you for being self-initiating, I was like that in high school! College courses couldn't come soon enough for me. :)
  11. I made the mistake of loaning my physiology textbook to someone who didn't return it, and now I'm trying to find a physiology textbook online that I can purchase and ship for fairly cheap. I don't mind an older edition so long as it's still fairly accurate, and I'd like to know what textbooks you found to be helpful/well-explained with good illustrations, etc. :) Thank you!
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    Why I love allnurses ... seriously

    Wooow, just read this gem on there--"The good thing about PAs is that they embrace the practice of medicine, unlike nurses, who degrade medicine, claim to be practicing nursing, and yet desperately wish they were part of medicine." I just went on to see what kind of thing you're talking about, and found more than enough examples. So much love for AllNurses! We get snarky sometimes, but at least we don't descend to the level of condescension and idiocy I just saw on SDN.
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    How long to get RN license?

    My mother's company wants her to work in Oklahoma in a month or so, and she's been licensed there before in 1989, but it is considered "lapsed" by the BON's system now (obviously). She also has several licenses in other states but Oklahoma's not a compact state. Do you guys think she need to use the reinstatement application, or would she use the Endorsement application? How long on average does it take to get a temp license, and how long does it take to get the actual license? She's going to call them up tomorrow but I told her I'd see what all the OK nurses have to say in the meantime. Thanks guys!
  14. bewitched

    More Strange Baby Names

    I guess I don't understand why it bugs you...?
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    More Strange Baby Names

    Um. No offense, but if you don't like it don't read it? I love giggling at these funny names. :)