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flyersfan88

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flyersfan88 specializes in Trauma, Orthopedics.

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    Using both ports of central line

    The only time I've seen a lumen used for one thing only is when a pt is receiving TON and they have a "TPN only" lumen. Red does not mean "blood draws only".
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    2016 Salary thread

    Hahahaahahahaha what. No that's not how it works.
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    2016 Salary thread

    1. PA 2. Acute Care RN inner city hospital. $38/hr, 15% differential for nights. Not union. 3. Small 1 bedroom in the suburbs runs between $800-$1100 for something basic. Property taxes are sky high for the most part.
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    PICC line blood draw

    I didnt know that so I'll have to look into that! Thanks!
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    PICC line blood draw

    I'm curious as to why your facility doesn't allow you to attach a vacutainer adapter to the port. When you say 'large needle' are you talking about a blunt needle? The only conceiveable thing I can think of would be inserting a blunt needle into the vacutainer and allowing suction from the vial to draw the blood from the syringe. I'd imagine things got messy because you were forcing blood against the suction of the vial.
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    Who really wants BSN degrees?

    Ahhh....hmmm, whatever you say. I think you need to do more research. Job listing are meaningless-the hospital may have the position already filled, or hiring internally, and listing it as a formality. Or they want BSNs. Or they want experience. Or they simply want it to look like they're trying to fill positions they have no interest in filling. Your optimism will only leave you with a rude awakening upon graduation.....especially where you live. Where over 50% of new grads are still unemployed after 12 months.
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    How long is your commute?

    15-25 minutes, depending on traffic/whether there's an inevitable accident on the expressway or not.
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    Who really wants BSN degrees?

    Please elaborate on how being a male will give you an advantage.
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    New grads are expensive...really?

    It was a sarcastic, tongue in cheek comment to illustrate the point that the hospital CEOs that know nothing of bedside care are willing to cut our needs left and right. I never said our jobs were not important and never undermined anything we do. It is simply how many hospitals view nurses-money sucking staff that don't bring in revenue. People post similar points on here all. The. Time Why is it suddenly now an outrage?
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    Who really wants BSN degrees?

    If you're in Los Angeles, it will be rough, rough days without a BSN, or so it seems from the hundreds of posts about it on here already. Hell, even the BSN new grads can barely get a job there.
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    Hospital security & patient falls

    The bed alarm should have been on. That was your first line of defense. Sure, if the door alarm were on, the patient wouldn't have gotten out, but if the bed alarm were on, the patient probably wouldn't have made it out of bed. Also.....is it REALLY about whose fault it is?!?!
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    New grads are expensive...really?

    Well I guess it's all subjective based on the facility. I wouldn't necessarily argue that 6 weeks for a new grad is expensive in and of itself, considering my facility gives 10 weeks on the floor plus 2 weeks classtime in your first 3 months, unless you're in critical care, which is 16 weeks plus classtime. But then you factor in the slower pace a new grad works, which will likely lead to them staying late, the "likelihood" of more mistakes, etc etc.... But I don't think it's difficult to see where a facility that is too cheap to properly train a new grad for more than 6 weeks would get off saying it's expensive. When hospitals are business and nurses are a financial drain.....
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    New grads are expensive...really?

    Between you and your preceptor, the hospital is basically paying two people to do one job. Considering how in the hospital's eyes, nurses don't make the hospital any money anyway.....I think you have your answer.
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    BSN to PA?

    If you don't mind explaining, how come you went with NP over PA?
  15. Definitely find out if you should get fired/quit before the end of the contract if you'll owe them money. I've never dealt with thos, but that seems to be the common theme on here with new grad contracts, particularly if there's a sign on bonus.
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    BSN to PA?

    Nursing school before PA school is not "working your way up". They are two completely unrelated fields and one does not lead to the other.
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