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Hoozdo ADN

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Hoozdo has 15 years experience as a ADN and specializes in ICU, Research, Corrections.

ICU, PACU, Research

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  1. Excellent article Safetynurse! 20 years ago I had a liver transplant and I got C. Diff. It is sheer misery.....I did a 90 day course of PO Vancomycin for the infection. It worked for me, but the drug is very expensive. Yes, I would pick a fecal transplant any day for a treatment.
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    BON and alleged verbal abuse via pt

    Your facility can not let it slide. That is a federal standard - the facility must investigate any allegations of abuse. Additionally, you are not supposed to be in the facility until it is investigated. The result of the facility investigation is then forwarded, along with the complaint, to whatever entity in your state facilitates nursing home complaints and licensing.
  3. Pregnant heroin addicts - particularly ones that are nodding out when I am trying to get a history on them.
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    bring back post preview when hovering over title!

    Is there any status update on this feature? Is it foolish for us to want this feature back? I really, really, really miss it!
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    Has anyone acted as an "expert witness"?

    I have never been an expert witness but I have been on a jury that has seen probably about 15 of them - almost all in the medical field. Last year I was on a jury for 7 months for a murder one case - the victim was a child. The case is adjudicated now. Expert witnesses are paid handsomely. They have to admit while testifying how much they are making for all work done on the case. They also have to testify how they are qualified to be an expert witness. Expert witnesses do this as a career. They don't do it part time.
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    job change back to corrections

    Why dont you apply and see what happens? I applied last week and will be working intake in the main jail downtown. The salary is good, the benefits arealso good. You will find the link for jobs if you google Maricopa Correctional Health employment. I think the only con of working there is that most of the other nurses are cruel and unpleasant.
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    Common Correctional Nursing Interview Questions

    This has been a great thread! I just interviewed for a large metro county jail position and got offered the job today! The job will be in intake which I think will be very interesting. I had a question that I don't think has been addressed here - C-spine precautions. How would you treat a pt that had jumped off a balcony. I have never dealt with a situation like that or worked in neuro so I struggled with the answer a bit. All of the other interview questions have been covered in other posts on this thread. Thank you all for your contributions!
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    Nursing school stress

    So, are you saying you don't normally read your text books? You need to completely change your study habits. Read your text books, highlight important parts as you read, outline the chapter on paper if you need too. I never found study groups helpful - they were a waste of my time in school. I study the best independently. Nursing school is not easy for most students. You can do this, best of luck!
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    Lazy RN looking for a gig

    You might like PRN Home Health. I am working on Sat and Sun only it is mostly enjoyable with low stress. Keep your eyes peeled on Indeed.com and see how often home health companies are looking for PRN personnel.
  10. You are trying to compare apples and oranges. There is not enough info given in your question to even guess at an answer.
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    RN tipping Botox

    I am not sure of the legality, but I go to a med spa in Arizona. I would not even think of tipping a nurse. Nurses are professionals not service people. Would you ever consider tipping a doctor? I know RNs in med spas use the title RN so you do imply you are working under the scope of practice the AZ board of nursing defines. Why take the chance that you are doing something illegal for a paltry tip?
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    Full time vs Part time vs Per Diem

    It's too bad healthcare is not affordable in every state. I am working per diem but my healthcare is $800 a month and that's through COBRA from my old full-time gig. I checked into Obamacare but that would be $1200 a month in my state! I am loving those per-diem hours though.
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    Team work interview question

    Team nursing has left me in a bind a few times. Teams consisted of RN, LPN, and CNA. There were many days when I was the only person on the team (RN). You can't have a team with one person. This was a VA Hospital that did team nursing.
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    Not cut out for home health?

    What book is the Oasis Book for 60 bucks. I think I could use this book and the price isn't outrageous.
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    New job- to quit or not?

    It depends on how much money you have saved. If you can afford a couple of weeks or month with no pay then just quit. Why torture yourself?
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    dropping meds in front of surveyors

    That's why I added if necessary. If the med was still in a wrapper, then no need to waste it