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All_Smiles_RN specializes in Cardiology.

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  1. Pay rate for Florida Hospital in Orlando

    I've heard they are doing away with techs and going to primary care nursing. There are also some floors that do team nursing. Not sure about the pay though.
  2. Small town hospital

    I recently transferred from a large teaching hospital to a small town one. One of their "rules" is that night shift must call the nursing supervisor after 2200 to get permission to call the dr. What kind of baloney is this?? I'm not one to follow rid...
  3. New Grad

    I wouldn't say necessarily med-surg. Telemetry, PCU, cardiac step-down, etc would be better options in my opinion. Good luck in whatever you decide.
  4. Exit Interviews

    If no one speaks the truth, how are things ever going to change?
  5. 29 pts as a tech..can i handle being a nurse?

    So maybe that is your reality. Why subject yourself to an abusive employer like that? Why do employers continue to understaff? Because people allow it by continuing to work for those abusive employers. I hope you choose to move on to a safer environm...
  6. 29 pts as a tech..can i handle being a nurse?

    For starters, for all those people who replied and said they manage 20+ patients normally, I think they're blowing smoke. That is by far not the norm. Please don't think it is. In my most overworked, dumped on days as a tech, the most pts I ever had...
  7. ER Documentation

    Not an ED nurse here, but I just wanted to pass along some empathy and disgust. ;-) You guys are just way too busy to stop and write a little love note every 30 minutes. Come on now management, if you want us to have time to care for our patients, qu...
  8. Dry, cracked winter hands

    I know all about the dry chapped cracked hands... I avoid using the alcohol sanitizer in the doorway and opt for good old fashioned hand washing at work ;-) At home I use hand soap with moisturizers (like Dove) and moisurize frequently (Eucerin is my...
  9. Can you explain event recorder vs. loop monitor?

    They are very similar devices. You get sent home with one for a few weeks up to one month to monitor for arrythmias. You wear a loop monitor continuously other than showering. When you feel lightheaded, dizzy, etc, you press a button and the unit wil...
  10. titrating cardizem

    On my PCU floor, we take set gtts and titratable gtts for rhythm and rate control. If titration is needed for BP though, they go to one of the units.
  11. Teen Cardiac Patients

    My teenage brother and my school age child are both cardiac patients. Both see a pediatric cardiologist. Do you have any childrens' hospitals in your area? Nurses specialize in the field as well. Good luck to you and your son.
  12. Florida CNA/PCT-Possiblities

    After I completed my first semester of the RN program, I was able to be hired as a PCT. No testing required, just proof of schooling. You learn most the skills you need for tech work in your first semester. Then I oriented with an experienced tech fo...
  13. Help!! How to retain new nurses

    A good orientation with classroom style learning with time set aside for the new nurses to talk about different experiences they are having on the floors and where others can offer insight as to what they might do next time, etc. Having workshops, su...
  14. took the pccn today...

    How long before you get the results? I'm hoping for the best for you!
  15. Need some help!

    If she really stole the meds, I highly doubt she would pursue anything that would draw more attention to her behaviors. My advice though, seek advice from an attorney.