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  1. Anonymous666

    So I start my first home health job (travel nurse) next week...

    Thanks for sharing your story. I’m glad you’re into it. May I ask if you would recommend first doing online Oasis training to someone making a move from the hospital to home health with no Oasis experience?
  2. Anonymous666

    Something outside bedside

    I’m currently doing a contract in a COVID unit. I float PCU, ICU. After this contract I want to try something else. My big options are home health, wound care, or infusion. I’ve been a nurse for 13 years, I’ve done medsurg, LTAC, ICU, and home health as an LVN/LPN. I only want to work a couple of days a week, and I wanna be able to travel for a few months in the Summer. I was thinking of doing some online training for Oasis paperwork and even getting oasis “certified.” I know home health can consume your life, and that’s not what I’m looking for. I figured I could do part time or PRN. Infusion nursing, especially at home seems like it would be a good fit for my needs, but I have no experience. I mean, I can put in PIVs and hang blood, etc. but I don’t know anything about IVIG or rheumatology or chemo. I looked at the training/certification for infusion, but it needs 1600 hrs experience with infusion therapy, which I don’t have. Anyone have any ideas or advice or notice something I’m missing? I just can’t handle floor nursing anymore. It’s seems like since COVID, everything has just gotten so much worse. I’m out
  3. Would you start a dopamine drip?
  4. Anonymous666

    Has anyone seen this?

    I'm sure this has been posted here before. I'm too computer illiterate to figure out how to post an article let alone search for one. I'm just wondering if anyone has any input on this systematic review and how you think it affects PPE policy in the hospital. (Don't worry, I'm not a conspiracy theorist. I'm just a little rusty with my meta-analysis versus everything else kinda stuff). Nonpharmaceutical Measures for Pandemic Influenza in Nonhealthcare Settings-Personal Protective and Environmental Measures
  5. Anonymous666

    COVID-19 and extinction of human species

    I think ole DannyBoy really rustled some jimmies. Not hard to do around here 😬
  6. Anonymous666

    Crisis travel assignments for Covid-19?

    How much is a reasonable amount? How much is too much? What about some kind of pay scale that is dependent on experience, specialty, willingness to travel, or risk to one's life? How much should nurses who work on helicopters, like LifeFlight, make? Should they be entitled to hazard pay? I'm sorry. As wonderful as it is you live within your means, unless someone (maybe your parents or a rich uncle) is paying your rent, your bills, buying your groceries, paying your medical bills, and putting gas in your Ford Focus, you are "strapped into working to make a certain amount of money just to survive..." Especially because it doesn't seem like you are familiar with the concept of saving money... We're all stuck making money to survive. You just have to come to terms with the fact that some people are willing to do more than you to get more than you. Don't get me wrong. I'm pretty sure you're coming from a good place. The system is broken. And when I say that, I'm talking about the whole thing--society in general. We are doing it wrong. However, the holier than thou method is not the way to go about changing it.
  7. Anonymous666

    Acute COVID, What We're Seeing

    I’ve worked all over, and this does not surprise me at all. As a side note, I have worked in a training hospital, and those young docs were extremely hands on and respectful. Nurses were seen as colleagues. Most places, though, are as described by Patrice. “Follow the chain of command” is all well and good, but without starting a ******* revolution, she’s just gonna find herself without a job and more than likely reprimanded by the board for any act of strike, etc. during this pandemic
  8. Anonymous666

    COVID-19 and extinction of human species

    I’m with you OP. Tampa, FL is offering $5k/week for ER nurses, as is Austin Texas; Jacksonville, FL, and so on. Thats $20k/month! We are so ****ed.
  9. Anonymous666

    Considering taking an assignment in NYC to help

    Cool. I’ve really been considering doing this. Apart from the OP, anyone else in?
  10. Anonymous666

    Considering taking an assignment in NYC to help

    I would imagine most contracts would provide accommodation...sure, maybe shared with other travel nurses, but WTH
  11. Anonymous666

    Amazon deliveryman spits on package

    From the second view, it looks like he was just cleaning the barcode in order to scan it.
  12. EDIT: just read this back, and it sounds like spam. It’s not. ECCO is really good, seriously. It’s intense-like a college course, but it’s great. It costs thousands, but the AACN is offering it for free right now to get non-ICU/ED nurses up to speed. Take advantage of it! 👍 https://www.aacn.org/blog/covid-19-top-5-aacn-clinical-education-resources-for-you-from-aacn
  13. Anonymous666

    Crisis travel assignments for Covid-19?

    No health insurance. No job security. NY 48hrs/week x8 weeks, $100/hr ICU RN - COVID-19 Crisis Rate - Indeed.com
  14. Anonymous666

    COVID-19. Should I return to nursing?

    I’m in the same boat. I have an elderly mother-in-law living with me right now, so no, I won’t be walking into an ICU any time soon. If enough nurses currently working walk or get sick and those money-loving wretched excuses for human beings decide to start offering attractive cash incentives, I may consider it.
  15. Anonymous666

    Are those fish bowl helmet things I keep seeing European bipap masks?

    Right. So it’s a European CPAP mask. Unless these have hit the states in the last year.
  16. You know, the ones that look like the pt has a fish bowl in their head? If so, I think they look cool. Less claustrophobic, and they have a zipper at the front for taking meds 👍