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  1. Certifications to make new grad more appealing?

    Periop 101 it's a course and program offered by AORN Tiny bit pricey but it should absolutely get you a leg up on someone with a similar resume without it. Might be worth mentioning to a nurse manager or educator that you were interested in taking...
  2. Patient transfer devices?

    Anyone use any good patient transfer devices to move a patient from the OR table to a bed or stretcher? We're using an ancient slider board at my facility, and it's taken a physical toll on staff. Specifically something thst would help with large pa...
  3. Reducing Colon infections?

    Anyone have any good resources/advice/ (or products /kits / bundles) that help reduce Colon surgery SSIs? My hospital has a pretty significant problem with them (were not just bad, but very bad) and I'm trying to take some initiative to improve the...
  4. Not to get all philosophical or anything, but is the problem the rooms arent big enough, or that there is too much clutter and or equipment in the way? By focusing on the right problem, you might be able to better find the right solution
  5. Over time limit call coverage.

    Out of curiosity does this law count only actual time working, and not call? Ive had days where im working/on call combined for ridiculous amounts of time like 32 of 36 hours . But ill only end up working around 20~ or so of those hours
  6. Pros and cons of nursing insurance

    Im not saying it isn't worth it. But the chances of a nurse getting sued are obscenely low Theres aproximately 4 million nurses in the usa. Around 600~ paid out malpractice payments last year. Which is around which is a 0.015 % chance ...
  7. Pretty much the same here I have never seen a surgeon use a coag of 8 on anything. And I dont imagine settings being different for locations because thats weird and wildly dangerous. I dont do much ENT so I googled this just because it doesnt sound r...
  8. How much betadine to prep with?

    Not that im in favor of one of the other. But to be fair... Chloraprep costs around 400% more than betadine I believe (yes the cost would probably get completely negated and them some by reducing infections) And chloraprep has a much better chance of...
  9. Pros and cons of nursing insurance

    Sure there are. Its something you are paying for that you are incredibly unlikely to ever use. And it could make you ""slightly"" more likely to get named in a lawsuit I think the benefits drastically outweigh the costs, but still
  10. Salary Ettiquette

    Does the salary make a difference in your decision making ? IE if they tell you 15$/hr will what you do be any different than if they told you 30?
  11. Nurses found out what im making, dont know how ?

    Too bad nurses in the real world arent more like this site Either that or I just work in a pond full of piranhas
  12. Nurses found out what im making, dont know how ?

    Getting flack of any kind isnt my concern. Its the higher ups getting flack, and how that could impact me which is a concern
  13. Nurses found out what im making, dont know how ?

    Not the case here
  14. Nurses found out what im making, dont know how ?

    Well a coworker I trust told me they heard them all gossiping about it, and were talking about the exact number (but they refused to tell me the exact number, because they dont wanna get dragged into the middle of this) Which is why im concerned now....
  15. (I am a nurse) Not long ago I got a promotion at work, and I got flack for it from coworkers. Whatever over. Recently a coworker tells me they were all talking about how much im making now. Ive never discussed ANYTHING about my financials with anyone...