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RNORnow

RNORnow BSN

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RNORnow has 19 years experience as a BSN and specializes in ER, ICU, OR.

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  1. RNORnow

    Getting paid for Covid

    Hey all, I was wondering how your company is dealing with travelers who test positive for Covid. Are they paying you for the 2 week quarantine period? Are you getting paid at all? Are they giving you the time off but not paying you? What is everyone experiencing? Please do not list the name of the company. This is not a 'vent' session. I am just trying to see how travel companies are handling their nurses who come down with Covid. Thank you!!
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    Hiring spouses? illegal?

    What about a scrub tech who is married to the surgeon and father in law is surgeon, too. She scrubs for both of them. They met on the job and are newly married. There have been two awkward moments one with a count and the other where a tray was questionable. Thoughts?
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    OR travel nurses

    SO, I wanna go back to my travel life. I'll just keep it short and sweet. Been an RN for 16 years. 10 years ER, 2 OR and 10 ICU. I worked ER/ICU often times concurrently so that's how the exp. works out. My 2 years of OR was 13 years ago, about 2 years at level 1 trauma, was on vasc/trauma team although did variety of cases. I've gone back to OR and will have been at current location for a year in Nov. Level 1 trauma on gyn team but work an odd shift so I do any and every late case, always off service. I've done a ton of travel (last 5 years) everything from strikes to EMR conversions so I am used to rocking up and working without much orientation. I want to know if OR nurses think my recent year of exp is enough to hit the road?? If I stay and get another 6 months making 18 mos total, recent...is it going to really make that much difference?? We are screaming busy and where I am houses 42 OR suites. I've been told if I can manage here, I can make it anywhere. I recognize that I will probably fair batter at a teaching facility. Thoughts???...Thanks in advance!! ** I've also posted this under Operating Room specialty but wanna catch all traffic**
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    Calling OR travelers

    SO, I wanna go back to my travel life. I'll just keep it short and sweet. Been an RN for 16 years. 10 years ER, 2 OR and 10 ICU. I worked ER/ICU often times concurrently so that's how the exp. works out. My 2 years of OR was 13 years ago, about 2 years at level 1 trauma, was on vasc/trauma team although did variety of cases. I've gone back to OR and will have been at current location for a year in Nov. Level 1 trauma on gyn team but work an odd shift so I do any and every late case, always off service. I've done a ton of travel (last 5 years) everything from strikes to EMR conversions so I am used to rocking up and working without much orientation. I want to know if OR nurses think my recent year of exp is enough to hit the road?? If I stay and get another 6 months making 18 mos total, recent...is it going to really make that much difference?? We are screaming busy and where I am houses 42 OR suites. I've been told if I can manage here, I can make it anywhere. I recognize that I will probably fair batter at a teaching facility. Thoughts???...Thanks in advance!!
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    Learning about Sutures

    All I can say is this is brilliant....I will find a way to print this out!!! Now, if only you were in Alabama...#thisisawesome #thankyou
  6. RNORnow

    New to the OR, culture challenges

    I totally agree, SO SO very tired of people saying the 'You have to have thick skin', comment!!! That is no excuse for people to be disparaging to new people to the OR or any other area for that matter. Its freaking job like all the other nurse roles...As an RN with 15 years in ER, ICU and OR...it's true. There are rude, ugly and unhappy people where ever you go. Some of this can be attributed to the fact that emotions can run high when a patients life is in the balance and everyone is trying to work as a team to get the job done but that IS NOT an excuse to behave badly. I agree, just be nice that is all. Treat others as you would like to be treated, period!
  7. A 'go getter' attitude that is palpable, a grateful heart sprinkled with humility...you will go far...v e r y f a r !!!! Nerves are normal. I encourage ask, ask and ask then ask some more. My orientees that did this and displayed these behaviors got to see and do and learn the most and ended up staying for the long haul...You got this, you'll do great. Prayers going up for you!!! Have a great first day :)
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    Best refused transfer ever!!!

    I could give two sh*ts who throws a fit...I'm there for the patient who is already in ICU, no matter what...So glad I work at a facility where doctors tantrums are no longer tolerated. Maybe get admin involved if that continues...no one should have to be subjected to that. Best of luck to you!
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    I'm in hell

    Might wanna notify someone outside of the facility for unsafe practices...get outta dodge!!! Period!!!
  10. Are there any CNS's out there who function at RNFA's? Please include how you arrived at the decision to pursue that avenue vs other APRN pathways. Looking specifically for how you entered into the field of First Assisiting and thoughts on the pros and cons of CNS vs ACNP. I'll appreciate any information anyone is willing to share including salary and reimbursement. Thank you!
  11. Yes, retain atty immediately. I doubt you'll have any trouble getting one to take this case. I agree with the above advice, too. Call the insurance commish...and watch it play. It's asinine that they denied this claim!!! Best of luck to you.
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    Cancelling a travel assignment in progress

    The times and places I've been in CA, the break nurse or 'relief' always does your tasks while your on break, as they should. That is what they get paid to do and yes, it is also taking care of the patient. I'm not sure why you wouldn't want the relief to do their job or do what the patient needs done. I'm always grateful that they get blood sugars, give meds and turn my patients while I'm off the unit. That is what is appropriate. Secondly, I cannot imagine anyone 'yelling' at you for asking if your could go to lunch. Quite frankly, I cannot understand why you would have waited all day to ask to take your lunch or mention it. If I were the charge nurse, I might be frustrated by that as well because they want you to take your breaks. Sometimes they do not have time to swing by and ask each RN when they want to have their meal break. You need to speak up and stand some ground, it sounds like. Maybe try to speak to the nurses who you think are giving you a hard time. Difficult but you'll be glad you did...don't walk out of an assignment, that would not be in your best interest. Best of luck!!
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    Traveling to new assignments

    I've actually rented a car on my assignments bc they have been 8-10 weeks...On one particular assignment, I was close enough to ride my bike to the hospital but not every assignment will be like that..and on another, the company provided the transportation...that is very unusual, however.
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    Experience...How much is enough?

    You'll be able to travel in ICU but not ER...you'll need atleast 2 years in your specialty. I've done both and have 13 years in...and 10 of that is ER, including flight and they want 2 years "recent" experience....I haven't done straight ER in almost 4 years and they won't even touch you...even with all the alphabet soup. Good luck...you should just head out to CA on you ICU...ratios...only 2 pts! It's awesome, I've loved it!!!
  15. I've done 5 contracts with Alta Bates, Oakland and 2 with Ashby (which is their Berkeley location). I've worked 1 strike with them...pm me if you want particulars. I'd be happy to share...just not publicly. I care not to have all the commentary. I work ICU.
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    New travel assignment in east bay- does this pay sound ok?

    You might want to go with a non-blended rate company. There are tonnes of companies staffing that particular hospital. That contract is not the best. Try Aces Nurse travel or Fastaff...the pay is gonna be more like $1650/wk for 40...they are on 8 hour shifts now that's why...I also wouldn't go anywhere for 32 hours a week...