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tiffy723

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    Port-a-cath needle removal

    I don't know if it's only my unit has this kind of old fashion needle because we are surgical unit and since we don't have a lot of oncology patients, we only have this kind of needle in stock. So if a damaged port will cause hematoma, the patient must complaint of pain and discomfort on the site right?!
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    Port-a-cath needle removal

    Thank for replying me! I meant the tip of the needle there is a little curve, but I do know the needle is supposed to be bent at a 90 degree angle from the top. No the one we are using does not have a safety device cover, just a bare needle. I heard some nurses got their finger stuck when they remove the needle. Something like this: Treatment.htm
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    Port-a-cath needle removal

    How do I tell if there is safety mechanism? The needle was bent slightly when I looked at it. What are the chances that will the port gets dislodged or damaged when I pulled it too hard or not stabilize it enough?
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    Port-a-cath needle removal

    Hi CarryThatWeight. Yes it flushing well and getting a good blood return the day before. My worry is will it get dislodged or damaged when I pulled it too hard or not stabilize it enough? Hi FlyingScot, I don't really know what brand it the port-a-cath since the patient got it 3 months ago when she was in oncology unit. Now she is admitted to my unit due to bilateral pleural effusion but we are surgical unit so not so familiar with types of port-a-cath.
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    Port-a-cath needle removal

    Hi oncology nurses, I have a desperate question and I was worrying the situation so much that I can't sleep. I had difficulty to remove a port-a-cath needle yesterday. The needle eventually came out but I'm not sure why I had difficulty. Now I'm scared maybe because I didn't stabilized the port-a-cath enough, and by pulling too hard I may cause damage or dislodgement to the port-a-cath. So my questions are: 1. What are the chances that the port-a-cath will be damaged or dislodged due to not stabilize it enough when removing the needle or pull the needle too hard? 2. What are the sign on the skin of a damaged or dislodged port-a-cath? I've worked with port-a-cath before and never have difficulty in removing the needle. I'm not an oncology nurse so I was hoping to have some opinions from the experts. I really really appreciate your input
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    After interview, then what?

    I used the power of internet to track down one of the nurse managers who interview me and sent her the thank you note. My anxiety is increasing close to the max as it has been 2 weeks now and I haven't heard anything from them. The nurse manager said the new hiring will start on January 5th so it's about time for them to make decision now since the holidays are coming ....
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    After interview, then what?

    I want to send thank you notes but I don't have their contacts. It was HR who contacted me for the interview and I don't remember my interviewers' last name to look them up online for contact info
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    After interview, then what?

    No, they didn't ask me to sign anything for the interview. There are 2 parts of the interview, 1st part with nurse manager and educator from ICU then 2nd part with manager and educator from Emerge. I'm thinking those 4 people need to sit together, combine the 2 parts of interview and decide who will be the top candidate, then check the reference? It doesn't make sense that Emerge asked me for reference without knowing how I did with the 1st part. At this point I'm just psyching myself out and pray everyday as I want this job so badly!!!! It's an amazing program where I will be working in 3 different units (ICU, Emerge and Tele). How much longer should I wait before I contact the HR? My interview was Last Monday.
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    Advice to a 49er fan moving to Montreal

    You will have a temporary licence for 4 years, and during these 4 years you have to pass the french exam, which is not easy even for some Quebecois. I would said commute to work in the states and live in Montreal. The pay is in the states and living expense is cheaper in Montreal!
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    Had an interview, and now what?

    They didn't even ask for my reference at this point and it has been a week and a half. is it a bad sign that it's unlikely I will get the offer?
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    Had an interview, and now what?

    But the human resources won't know because the interview I had was with the nurse managers and educators. So unless the managers contact the HR, HR won't know anything about the the status of my application
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    Had an interview, and now what?

    a week and a half ago....
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    Had an interview, and now what?

    it was last monday
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    Had an interview, and now what?

    I just had an interview with North York General in Toronto last Monday but since then, I haven't heard of anything and they didn't ask for reference list at the end of interview. I'm worried now. Does that means I fail to interview?
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    After interview, then what?

    I just had an interview with North York General in Toronto last Monday but since then, I haven't heard of anything and they didn't ask for reference list at the end of interview. I'm worried now. Does that means I fail to interview?
  16. Hey starlane, how long you had waited before hospitals call you back?
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