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  1. Scrub clothes vending machines

    We use the PIXIS scrub dispensing system. It works great. Our scrub losses were 100k yearly before this system (mostly due to surgical residents and other departments "borrowing"). It has a camera system for returning scrubs. Each person can have two...
  2. to the dark side

    Before I found Allnurses.com, I would have told you it is crazy to do the LVN to RN route. Several threads have addressed this issue (do a search) and there are some pretty good arguments for this approach. Good luck!
  3. Staying Overnight In Pacu With Icu Pt

    Our charge RN and E1 anesthesiologist will not allow an ICU case to start until a bed (read RN!) is available. Usually, the surgeon/resident will just transfer an ICU pt. to TCU. There are enough emergencies and unexpected cases needing ICU without s...
  4. Question about story (pt refuse treatment)

    Anyone can sue. Winning is another matter. Based on the facts of this probably fictitious ethical dilemma, the hospital did no tort.
  5. Lookin for viewpoints: large vs med

    It is rare to be able to contrast management styles/personalities when looking for employment. It is your direct manager that will have a lot to do with how satisfactory your job will be. If you have found a "terrific, staff oriented manager", you sh...
  6. Professional Misconduct

    Sounds like one thing less for you to worry about if someone else has the roster. And you can always keep a copy. I would apologize. IMHO
  7. How long before NPs will be able to do surgery solo?

    These kinds of things happen slowly and in baby steps, but they do happen. We now have the technology, through the Da Vinci robotic arm, for surgeons to operate remotely. It is not unconceivable that even major surgery will be performed by specially ...
  8. Seeking advice on rotating shifts

    I too would look for a more stable environment. Permanent rotating shifts tell me this employer is having a lot of problems.
  9. How long before NPs will be able to do surgery solo?

    There was a time when only MD's could take blood pressures. It was not that long ago when only MD's ran perfusion machines. As medical technology advances and nursing education advances, the skill sets for both nurses and doctors changes. The OP make...
  10. Area/speciality with most "knowledge"

    I like the constantly changing technology of the OR but I must say I am greatly impressed with the knowledge base of cardiac ICU nurses. Oh, and don't forget the variety of ER and the Independence of home health nursing. And the challenges of telepho...
  11. Need Help with Case Study Plz.

    It is hard to diagnose abdominal pain. Concentrate on the other symptoms and let us know where you are heading. Then I'll help. Nursing is about learning critical thinking and case studies are how you learn it.
  12. families with clipboards/notebooks

    I consider "taking care of the family" as part of patient care. Sometimes limits have to be set and sometimes the families can be unruly. Usually these families have had a bad experience with another nurse but can be put at ease by being professional...
  13. Most easy job in Nursing?

    Try PACU.
  14. Most easy job in Nursing?

  15. crna in california

    VA's use CRNA's. They do everything other than cardiac. SFVA is hiring now.