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  1. Hi everyone, I'm currently looking to switch from ICU to PACU and would like to get an idea of what everybody's call and weekend/ holiday requirements are. I realize this varies from hospital to hospital but I'd like to get an idea of what to expect...
  2. PACU Mission Hospital- CA

    Hi, Anyone out there that works (or has ever worked) PACU at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, CA?..I'm wondering what the workflow/ environment is like, how you like it (culture/ staff)? What is the Call / weekend/ holiday requirements etc... If an...
  3. Hi, Anyone out there that works (or has ever worked) in Saddleback Memorial PACU in Laguna Hills, CA?...I'm curious to hear what other people's experiences working on that unit is like. I'd be switching from ICU to PACU, so I'm wondering what the w...
  4. Hi, Anyone out there that works (or has ever worked) in Hoag's PACU (inpatient)...I'm curious to hear what other people's experiences working on that unit is like. I'd be switching from ICU to PACU, so I'm wondering what the workflow/ environment is ...
  5. Wow thanks for the great feedback! Sounds like an interesting unit, I like how there's 3 parts to it...would you say it's fast paced? How are the nurse / patient ratios? I'm coming from an ICU background so I'm used to have 1-2 patients max, wonderin...
  6. Hi there, Anyone work in the Same Day Care Unit at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, CA? I'm curious about what the unit is like, the descriptions are a bit vague... i.e. what kind of patients/ procedures you see, what your workflow is like, pt rat...
  7. Hi, I recently got an interview for a hospice RN position with Seasons Hospice in their Orange County, CA office...I've been doing some research online and have read mixed reviews in various locations across the country... Was wondering if anyone has...
  8. Job searching: heads up or no heads up?

    Thats a good way to look at it...I personally don't really interact with my manager very much. I work nights, if I see him it's more of a hi/ bye relationship and most of our important communication stuff is done via email I'd say.
  9. What's the best approach when looking to transfer to another department. Should you give the boss a heads up or not? It seems like all the directors talk to each other anyway so they are bound to find out, but if you are talking/ interviewing with an...
  10. Cath Lab or PACU?

    Been in ICU for a few years now and looking for a change. I think I am burned out from total patient care and working in a hospital, most days I feel defeated. Also I am tired of working nights, holidays, and weekends all the time. I hear most ICU R...
  11. And how painful was it?
  12. Have an ovarian 7 cm blood filled endometrioma that needs to be removed. Doctor says it's about a 2 week recovery but that's assuming for someone who works a desk job...He said it would be laparoscopic but could always be converted to an open procedu...
  13. Hi, I have a background in critical care and would like to become CPR instructor. However, doing some research in my local area, it seems most CPR businesses are not looking to hire so I'd have to work as an independent instructor. But it got me thin...
  14. Hi, Have been interested in getting into care management and recently interviewed with this company. It seems like they've been around for 6 years on the East coast but are opening up a branch out on the West coast. I got some questions answered but...
  15. Pt fall- need advice

    Should I explain the objective facts or just leave them alone...for example "lights had been dimmed" vs. "lights had been dimmed to aid with sleep" or pt was on "x medication" vs " "pt was on x medication to manage agitation/ delirium".