LanaBanana

LanaBanana

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LanaBanana specializes in Level III cardiac/telemetry.

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  1. New job may be eliminated

    Looking for advice. I started a new job 5 weeks ago as a care guidance nurse in a clinic. The job was just created as part of medicare's pilot initiative the Comprehensive Primary Care initiative. My clinic is owned by a larger hospital that has 16 ...
  2. Too many absences for transfer

    Yes, I am anticipating having to take time off work IF we have an adoption come through. But being that it will be adoption and not me having a baby, I will have no control over when we know about the availability of a baby or when the birth mother g...
  3. Too many absences for transfer

    Recently we have had several nurses on our med-surg floor apply for another job within the facility who have been refused an interview due to too many absences. One of those nurses was a 11p-7a charge nurse who was having health problems from her wor...
  4. Bard Access education manual

    I took the Bard Access course for PICCs online a few months ago and saved the pdf to my computer to use as a reference. And of course, my laptop died and I now have a new one. I'm still doing insertions with supervision and would like to be able to ...
  5. Education on CHF core measures

    I'm in charge of doing education to all our RN staff on CHF core measures to help improve our core measures ratings. I'm looking for ideas for this education. I'm probably going to use powerpoint handouts. If anybody has suggestions or examples, I...
  6. RN salary in Tulsa, I am confused!

    This should probably be moved to the Oklahoma forum, but I'll answer it here. I'm currently living in Stillwater but just moved from Tulsa where I was a LPN working at St John and then bridged to RN and continued to work at St John. As a LPN I was ...
  7. giving, giving, giving...until I'm gone

    I've been a nurse for about 2 1/2 years now. In January of this year I started a new job after getting married and moving. At my previous job I felt like I was always giving so much of myself while at work but my manager and co-workers made it a go...
  8. interview next week for school nurse position! Advice?

    Thanks for everyone's replies. I'm super nervous about this, but hopeful. NEOtoKIDS - congrats on the new job! Do you happen to remember anything specifically they asked you about? I'm a good prioritizer, as that's what's required in floor nursin...
  9. I'm so excited about my interview for the elementary school nurse position next week! However, I'm a little nervous about the interview because I'm sure it will be different than when I've interviewed for other nursing positions. For one, the perso...
  10. Edukan Microbiology session 2...anyone????/

    I would recommend it. I feel like I got everything I needed from it. Just remember that he requires 2 trips there for in-person labs. Don't know where you're from, but I drove almost 5 hours for mine I think. If you have someone locally who would...
  11. Did anyone apply to OU's LPN-BSN program for Fall 09

    I'm in the RN-BSN program which is basically identical to the LPN-BSN except LPNs are required to take tests prior to admission and have a couple of extra class meetings during the program. It's not very competetive. I applied well before the deadl...
  12. ratio limits in Oklahoma?

    Thanks everyone. I talked to our clinical instructor and manager about this and they say it's being addressed. I would love to leave this position and find something else, but that would mean at least a 45 minute drive since this is the only hospit...
  13. ratio limits in Oklahoma?

    I've been at a hospital for 4 months now and am working on a general medical floor. Like every facility, there are problems. However, there have been a lot of staffing issues that scare me. I recently had a day when I was assigned 9 patients at th...
  14. Bummed...I think I have MRSA

    I developed a nasty abcess last Friday and had an I&D on Saturday. The Dr was pretty sure it's MRSA but I haven't been able to find out about the culture yet. Since it was done in a clinic on saturday, their stuff doesn't get sent out until Mon...
  15. Okay, first I want to appologize that this is a totally non-nursing related question! I'm traveling to the UK, Scotland, and Ireland next month and we'll be renting a car. This may be a stupid question, but do the cars there have 12V cigarette ligh...