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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  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. (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...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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
  11. 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?
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Nurses found out what im making, dont know how ?

    Not the case here
  15. 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....
  16. This isnt new My nursing school had it and my job has it its basically a way to train people to hit the ground running and works fantastic A student would do all their clinicals on that same unit for two years, and frequently get hired there out of s...
  17. Having a night nurse as a roomate ?

    Im a nurse with a (relatively) normal 9-5 (I dont do direct patient care) Im considering have a normal regular old medsurge (nights) nurse of the opposite gender as a roommate. Is this a bad idea?
  18. New Grad Looking for OR Job/Training Program

    Honestly its about the right place at the right time. My place didnt hire us because of anything other than the fact that they had mandatory retirement packages and the OR was losing a bunch of people. Since then the OR has lost a ton more people and...
  19. Can Operating Room nurse become a wound care nurse

    I dont see why not. The type of cases you're doing will determine how good you are dealing with wounds. If youre doing mostly cataracts I cant see that benefiting your goals of becoming a wound care nurse at all. But in my ORs we (somewhat) frequent...
  20. New Grad Looking for OR Job/Training Program

    I was hired as a new grad right into the OR They did want us to sign 4 year contracts (since the training is so extensive) (of course they just told us that and never followed through on it) They're definitely very competitive though. Especially beca...
  21. Honest question I recently got a significant promotion at work. But I havent been a nurse for a long time, and theres a decent chance I dont have as much experience as i should for the position. Some of the people who have been on the unit/nurses fo...
  22. Foot in mouth, now a social pariah

    Was hoping for a little advice on a situation I got myself into at work. I've never been a social butterfly, definitely not my strong suit. Recently at work I attempted to make a joke about during my shift and I guess it wasn't well thought out. ...
  23. How to not get fired as a new grad ?

    Im sure this question has been asked before, but its something im beginning to worry about. Without going into too much detail (as these are public internet forums) I was hired as a new grad BSN RN into a specialty field with a long "orientation" (12...
  24. How to not get fired as a new grad ?

    If theres anything in my file, I wouldn't know about it (ie they never sent me any letters, verbalized anything, or sat me down and said this is xyz problem). They did say some kind of formalized "progress report" would be in the near future. Ive nev...