S.G.

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  1. Another RN moving to Hawaii needing advice

    I just recently got a job offer and it's true that the lady job fair had 3000 applicants for 200 jobs throughout the hospital (not just nursing jobs). I'm on Oahu so unsure about Kona. Every time I've gotten a call about a job for which I've spied, t...
  2. Because The Debt Isn't Bad Enough

    The only time we've ever been able to go to urgent care was with a referral from our PCM because of no available appointments or if we called Tricare first. The system is broken. It's crazy that they'd rather I take my kid to the ER for pink eye than...
  3. Electronic cigarettes

    This is going to be dependent on facility. Many facilities say they are "tobacco free" but enforce as nicotine free on campus. E-cigs were specifically mentioned in my last employee orientation as a violation of policy even if they are nicotine free....
  4. Applying in person

    It can't hurt to go in. I've gone in and been given an application, left my résumé on file, and I've gotten calls for jobs they think my credentials fill. I've also been told that I cannot apply in person and have been directed to their online applic...
  5. It was policy at my last facility to run all minibags as a secondary with a NS flush bag that was changed every 24h. I would set the pump to run 30mL at the rate of the abx. That was the policy. Several nurses set the bag to run in at 10ml/h for pati...
  6. Army or AF?!

    I recently spoke with an ANG recruiter. There are few slots for RNs in the Guard and they are very competitive. The Army will want at least 2 years experience. If you lie by omission about your celiac, you risk dishonorable discharge and loss of bene...
  7. Lateral violence

    I've found nursing to be very cliquish but I wouldn't say I've encountered "lateral violence". I stick with taking care of my patients the best way that I can and that has including speaking with management and changing policies. I've been active i...
  8. Indications for bed alarm use

    We use the Morse Fall Scale and anyone scoring high risk automatically gets a bed alarm activated. All Ortho surgeries as well by hospital policy, since they had our facilities highest fall rates, are required to have a bed alarm. High fall risk pa...
  9. Handling a central venous line port

    I wear gloves to protect myself, if not the patient. Our radiology dept left some of the central lines pretty bloody after insertion. I don't want my patients' blood on my hands even if I am going to wash my hands afterward. I always clean the line i...
  10. I'll be completely honest here. I got into nursing as a fast track into the medical field. I wanted to be an MD. I originally majored in biomedical engineering (a great degree to fall back on if I decided against med school). Due to family issues I e...
  11. I was asked to apply for a position that will be posted in a week. It's an independent facility working as an OHN for National Guard soldiers. I have no experience in the field. I have written safety policies and worked to reduce health risks of radi...
  12. How do they rationalize staffing??...

    Are there any CNAs on the med surg floor? I've been the sole nurse before but the hospital had a policy that the nurse would not be alone. If there was no CNA, there would be 2 RNs. When I worked in the unit, it was 36 beds so I can't really relate t...
  13. Need advice about a dishonest teacher!!

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