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    CRRT information

    I worked in an ICU that didn't do CRRT. I am now moving to a hospital that does. However during training on CRRT, I don't feel as if I got enough information to operate the equipment safely. It just seems WAY too easy. Do any of you have any sources of information on what I really should know? Would any of you care to share information with your experience with CRRT? What does the shift look like? What is some important information? What do you pay the most attention to?
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    Negotiating Salary

    I am in the process of interviewing for a RN management role, and have never had to negotiate a salary before. My biggest concern is that early on in the interview process, during the first phone interview, they asked me what I would expect as a salary. I was completely unprepared for that question, I gave them a number that I thought sounded good to me. Now looking at reviews for the company, other nurses with the same position report making 15K more than the number I gave. Do you think they would hold me to that initial number I gave? How/When do you think this would play out during negotiations? Any other advice would be appreciated.
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    Accelerated Junctional rhythm

    I am trying to figure out what I am missing about this rhythm. If a patient is stable, on a cardiac floor, and they are in this rhythm, with a rate of 75, what do you do?
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    CNA to RN

    It wouldnt make it quicked, probably slower since you would have to dedicate the time to attend cna training. Overall, its a great idea though. A lot of the great nurses I know started off as cnas first
  5. I started on a new floor 1 month ago. Yesterday I was given a survey to fill out about my job satisfaction, what theyre doing right/wrong etc. Before I got the form, yesterday was also the day I made the final decision to put my 2 weeks notice in. I've worked many floors, have quite a bit of experience, and I have no shortage of opportunities. However, this is by far the most toxic floor Ive ever worked on. People go out of their way to be unpleasant im over it. However, I truly do respect the manager. And im debating really telling her all of this. If it were my floor, I would want to know. Thoughts?
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    License with a criminal record?

    So I'm in the process of applying for a RN license in different states by endorsement. I have a misdemeanor conviction from about 7 years ago for possession of paraphernalia (marijuana) State of conviction does not expunge charges But, I have not had any issues in my current state. Not with obtaining or maintaining my license, or finding work while fully disclosing everything. I am wondering how other states treat those with this history. Specifically, Im applying to both Texas and California. Any advice would be appreciated, thanks in advance
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    Day Shift vs Night Shift

    Long time night shift worker making the change to day shift tomorrow (I'm a ICU travel nurse so will be receiving no actual training) Just wondering if there are any things that specifically need to be done during the day shift, I know this will vary by facility, but just curious about your facility shift specific tasks Some examples of what I am talking about my last hospital night shift was responsible for baths, day shift was responsible for scheduled central line dressing changes. any advice is appreciated
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    How Much Junk do you Keep?

    if it's a powerpoint from 10 years ago, I would bet it has outdated information. If your serious about decluttering, I would recommend this book, The life Changing Art of Tidying Up. It really helped to change my relationship with objects in general ( and theres a section on old papers) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KK0PICK/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
  9. I have been working as a travel ICU nurse for some time now. I am finding it a little harder than I anticipated getting hired onto an ICU floor though. I have been offered PCU positions even though I'm a CCRN. I am wondering through your experience, if it is easier to transfer into a different department or get hired directly. I am debating taking the PCU position, and applying for transfer in 6-8 months.
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    Resigned from 6 month new grad program/resume help

    No, once you have worked as a nurse, it really isn't relevant anymore.
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    Is Giving 2 Weeks Notice Ancient Practice?

    I didnt think much of it, but now, i agree with you. I gave two weeks notice at my last job, and ended up getting called off everyshift during that 2 week period.
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    Why go to LPN school?

    I sincerely ask this meaning no disrespect to LPNs/LVNs This was a few years ago, but my classmates and I were out to lunch before clinicals (in scrubs), and the person working there was excited to share with us that she was in LPN school. She told us about the program and we were just really confused. Our RN program was 24 months total. Her LPN program was 18 months. She planned to go through a bridge program (12 months) through the same school to become an RN after working as an LPN for a while. Still, years later, this bothers me. You're already investing 18 months of work and school, why not just add the 6 months and be at your end goal? Just to add, these are all private "for profit" schools, so acceptance isn't really an issue and pricing at both schools was comparable.
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    Back on med/surg after 15 years

    Lifting 100 and 200lbs is ridiculous. Are you sure those numbers are correct? People who lift weights would have difficulty with that. Also, if you had a person that codes and ends up on the floor, or even fall, it doesnt make sense to phyucally lift them back to the bed in that way
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    Issues with references

    When it comes to previous employers, I have been traveling for a while now. I have lost contact with lots of people. Also, I am not on Facebook or any other social media platforms.
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    Issues with references

    So I am a PRN travel nurse. There are 18 hospitals within the hospital system I work for and find myself easily driving quite a distance when needs are low. However, I am interviewing for various full time positions, and one job that seems like the best fit for me requires a total of 6 references. (3 supervisors, 3 peers) I can work months at a time and not see the same person twice. And the travel company I work for does not really supervise me in this sense, and in fact require that I submit an annual evaluation. I'm having a hard time figuring out what to do. Is it weird to ask someone you've only worked with once to be your reference?
  16. This is something that really bothered me during my pregnancy. I pretty much had to go to a hospital, including doctors and doctors appointments that was 40 min away for my insurance to cover. Also to get there, I had to go over a really long bridge that was frequently backed up with traffic and closed down regularly. I once got stuck on that bridge for over 3 hours due to a fire somewhere on the other side. I was terrified that I would get stuff on the bridge while in labor. To make this even crazier, I had to drive by 3 different hospitals to get there.

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