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~PedsRN~ BSN, RN

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~PedsRN~ has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Acute Care Pediatrics.

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  1. ~PedsRN~

    Cell phone in your thigh?

    I read an article a couple of years ago on this, and found it fascinating! I wish I could find it. I'll look for it later and see. It basically was studying these occurrences, and found that when people get text messages, their body releases endorphins/seratonin. When they looked at these people getting the phantom buzzes, it was almost as if it was their body's new response in cheering them up! Basically, it was your body trying to knock you out of a funk.... you started feeling a little low, so your brain sent you a buzz that had worked in the past for cheering you up! It was an interesting article.
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    Trouble filling Microtainers

    You are not alone. Every heel stick/finger stick I have done with a microtainer has ended up looking like a fricken' scene from NCIS.
  3. That's why they get paid the big bucks. :)
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    I Should Be in Jail

    Great post, OP. You really hit the nail on the head.... I hear a lot on here that to be a really effective nurse, you have to set aside the emotions of it all to really do your job. But there will never be a time where taking care of an infant who is now non verbal, blind, deaf, neurologically devastated, etc due to abuse from his own parents - the people who are put on earth to love and protect him - becomes routine.
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    Is it possible to get the holidays off?

    My PRN contract states I have to work one major winter holiday. And I worked Thanksgiving. So. :)
  6. Definitely a filter needle... and I hate glass ampules. I find them tedious.
  7. ~PedsRN~

    How long is your commute?

    I commute over a half an hour to work in my facility. :)
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    If I had a million (or more) dollars...

    I would still work to some degree, I think. I mean, I'd be so BORED otherwise.
  9. Man, I would think that unless the patient is neurologically NOT intact - that they would complain about having a tourniquet tied on for any length of time. OUCH!
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    Gift for a nurse.

  11. I learned that no matter what, they only make the all call offering incentive on shifts that I'm already signed up to work. Always.
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    Tattoos in Nursing

    I have three small (and different) arrows, for my three kiddos. :)
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    Tattoos in Nursing

    Yes, I feel this this topic comes up every so often. :) I have four tattoos - only one of which can be seen when I am working (it's on my forearm). I have never had a parent or a patient express anything but admiration for it.
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    Yikes! Flu Shot!

    Interesting. Wonder if that's truly their new policy or if this was just one lazy nurse. I'd definitely have asked WHY? I get my flu jab at employee health. They line us up like cattle and stab away.
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    Lack of Experinced Nurses on Night Shift

    I find that interesting! We have lots of career noc nurses (myself included) that have no desire to move to days, and we hire those same NOC blooded nurses. LOL!!! We lose a few to dayshift, but our turnover issues seem to be to other units than other shifts. I will pick up the occasional dayshift here and there, but I don't think I would want to move there permanently. It is scary when you are the only "experienced" nurse (and I'm on 4 years deep!) on a shift. Kids crump at night. :/ ETA: We do have a pretty good shift differential. That helps, perhaps.