Trixie13 BSN, RN

rural, camp, telephone triage, abstraction
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Trixie13 has 26 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in rural, camp, telephone triage, abstraction.

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  1. Canadian School Nurses?

    I'm not sure about the west coast, but school nursing was not a "thing" in when I was growing up in eastern Canada. The local public health nurse made sure all of our vaccinations were up to date to start school and checked our heads once a year. T...
  2. Do you have a side hustle?

    Yes, that is the company I work for--since 2016. Part-time is a minimum of 10 hours a week, no more than 19 hours. No complaints here--their policies are clear and fair and their education has improved over the years. I was winging it a bit at first,...
  3. Do you have a side hustle?

    The company I work for does not ask us to do much staging; our abstraction is mostly based on physician statement for stage. I just needed oncology experience to be familiar with the treatments and terminology--tumor registrars do abstraction for ...
  4. Working second job as school nurse

    I see you have oncology listed--my second job is with a company called Flatiron Health pulling data from oncology charts. Minimum of 10 hours a week and those hours are completely flexible. I make more per hour with them than at my school job. ? S...
  5. Coronavirus-Are we ready to talk about rationing care?

    Just thinking out loud here...what about a form of team nursing? It's been over 3 years since I've worked in hospital, even longer since I took care of a vented patient. BUT I know my way around the place and could definitely still make myself usef...
  6. Do you have a side hustle?

    I think we work for the same company. I found them by accident also. It's a nice side hustle. ?
  7. Worried about license endorsement being too slow

    Why PA continues to dig in their heels about joining the compact is beyond me. I do camp nursing in ME--thank goodness it is my original state of licensure so there is less hassle. But I currently have 3 active nursing licenses (2 in compact states...
  8. when should i tell my manager i'm pregnant?

    It depends on where you work. I worked in oncology, so I needed to notify management as soon as I knew so I would not be given inappropriate assignments (none with radiation seeds, etc). Folks at my job knew before half of my friends and family, lo...
  9. Average pay in your state?

    I do telephone triage for the same health system where I did acute care. I make more than an office nurse but less than I did as a bedside nurse. The reason I was given for the lower pay was the lack of direct patient contact, which made sense to m...
  10. Working online?

    I work from home for a local health system and they require us to be in-state. I do not need a landline as we use an internet phone over a VPN. I just need fast internet. :)
  11. Head injuries

    I'm not a school nurse (yet--longtime lurker ), but I downloaded a nice app from the CDC for when I do camp nursing--it's called Head's Up. Has good info for parents. P.S. Currently I do telephone triage and our protocols state a mild headache (r...
  12. Is it ok to take Verbal Chemo Orders

    Nope, nope, nope!! Policy at my facility is that chemotherapy orders are written/entered, NEVER verbal. Offices that aren't online fax orders. Even if orders are modified the provider does it. We only verify. Pharmacy wouldn't even touch orders ...
  13. Anybody here??

    Just started a telephone triage job at a call center that services several medical practices in my health system. We work from home, which is wonderful. It certainly can be stressful though. I feel I am learning a new way to "see" my patients. I ...
  14. Trying to give a less painful IM gluteal injection

    Aside from the "dart" technique others mention, I ask a question and administer the injection while they are answering. Works like a charm--even on dramatic teenagers.
  15. Implanted Ports & Heparin Flushes

    I haven't flushed routinely with heparin in a long time due to HIT--we generally just use saline with our Groshong ports unless we have had clotting issues, in which case we will add low-dose heparin. We do still use heparin flushes on our non-Grosh...