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    mississippi

    Unfortantely, I live in mississippi! I am trying to find a assignment in Tupelo which is 2 hours from where I live because I do have 3 kids and a single parent. They will be gone to their dads in North Carolina for some of the summer. So I want a ...
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    Any new grads start in OR?

    Well you brought back some memories! I graduated in 5/2000. I went straight to the OR/PACU. I had to learn to scrub, circulate, PACU, and also ambulatory care. When I was learning to scrub I know I went home and cried almost every day for about 3...
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    So what do you keep in your work locker?

    Haha! Really want to know what I keep in mine! haha! Sutures, tape, and more sutures. After having them in my pocket all day. Bandaides, etc...
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    sick days with pay???

    To think I was griping about my 190 hours of sick time I have accumulated and will never get to use! That is pretty tough. I live in Clarksdale. If we call in we have to have a doctors excuse in order to get paid for sick time. If we are sick lon...
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    Informed consent

    I thought the same thing. I just need something in black and white that proves it.
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    Cross train?

    When I first started, I cried every night I went home. Now I am alot more stronger and have a lot more come backs. I get a long with the doctors pretty well. The doctors I work with are pretty good about working as a team. Occasionally, especially...
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    Cross train?

    I am more like a floater, I guess you could say. I work PACU/surgery/holding and outpatient preop. All of these dept are by the same nurse manager. I only work outpatient when they are in desperate need of help. So once a month for them maybe. A...
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    Mandatory Overtime

    At our hospital we only have one shift. 6:30am to 3pm. We have had problems with the past year of this mandatory overtime. Around March we put our foot down as a team and said no more!! So administration gave us approval to have a back up crew unt...
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    PACU Nursing

    I work mon-fri. 6:30am to 3pm regular scheduled days. I take call 1 to 2 times a week and 1 weekend a month. Our call is split between 4 people. When someone is off on vacation we have a extra day of call. or early weekend of call. The days I am...
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    PACU Nursing

    I have worked surgery/holding/ PACU for a little over 2 years now. I take call for PACU only. I love PACU! At our hospital it is patient care 1:1 for kids and critical patients. Every once in a while we can have up to 3 to take care of in an hour....
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    Informed consent

    As far as our management and administration go, right now they have their ass up a crack. They have to make us the OR staff happy and the surgeons happy. First they try the remark of well, we have to make our doctors happy until OR staff turns in r...
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    Informed consent

    I have been working in the OR for a little over 2 years now. From time to time we have arguments with surgeons who are hard headed about their informed consents. For example, yesterday, we had a patient who was given 2mg versed IV and 50mg Demerol ...
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    Eye Blocks: How draws the medicine up?

    For our eye blocks, the circulating nurse mixes up the block in the OR and hands it off to the holding room nurse. The holding room nurse then hands it off to the doctor. The holding room nurse sedates the patient with 1-2 mg versed before the block ...
  14. Hi! My name is Angela. I graduated last may and now work in the surgery dept at our local hospital. I am part of the department health fair committe. Our department has to do a booth on the 5 rights to drug administration, or anything with medication...
  15. Hi! My name is Angela. I graduated last may and now work in the surgery dept at our local hospital. I am part of the department health fair committe. Our department has to do a booth on the 5 rights to drug administration, or anything with medication...