Ginger's Mom

Ginger's Mom MSN, RN

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  1. Plenty of overtime, rumor has it they cap you 78 hours in one week. My last position was in case management for the oncology units. The patient ratio was from 2-3 on oncology. Med Surg floors up to 4 patients. The nurses neogiated for very ...
  2. I retired last year after working at BWH for 19 + years. The Nurses just signed an MNA contract which has very good rates. The pros are that you get a raise of 5% each year. You are working in one to the best hospitals in the USA. The hospi...
  3. Transferring positions prior to 1 year in first nursing job

    Was this schedule discussed with you prior to you signing the contract? who do you feel should be working weekends? I am guessing you did not rotate during orientation so you are talking about leaving even giving the job a chance. If you were a m...
  4. IIt sounds like a flawed system, a couple of monitors in the hall way and the nurses can monitor there own patients. sounds like you are trying to lobby for another tech while in my opinion your assignment sounds very reasonable .
  5. Are you the nurse or the secretary? If you are the secretary, the nurse is ultimately responsible not you. I am guessing the telemetry units have alarms which the nurses can also monitor and the you can recall any missed events. In fact in all hospi...
  6. Any Success stories of an LVN accomplishing their RN degree

    I have been an instructor in a lpn to rn program. I have had many success stories. Most of my students worked full time and were mothers . You can do it. It helps if your work can accommodate your schooling. I also found the students were a tremendou...
  7. Green card holder nurses

    And apply for more than one position at the same hospital, good luck.
  8. Green card holder nurses

    I agree with the above poster widen your search not every application will get a response... keep applying and apply to more then one position
  9. My CI is doing things that are unsafe

    I have a hard time believing that your instructor is so unsafe her nursing license should be pulled. do that staff nurses feel she is unfit? The staff are her clinical equals not the students. You may think your issue is important to tell the staff...
  10. Med error . I’m devastated

    you admitted the error and you saw the patient got treatment, yes you are human and made an error but you owned up to it and it will never happen again
  11. Medication error

    A patient this ill needed a physician to see the patient, second the pharmacy should have questioned the order, it was a chain of errors you were just the last link.
  12. RN on probation trying to find a job

    I believe your story, did you hire a lawyer to help you when it went to the board. Years ago I would have handled the narcotic the same way but times have changed especially with Pyxis systems. I wish you well and hope you find a job.
  13. CRNA vs MD

    I would start your premed courses now, I would not take the courses at the community college though since it is frowned upon for MED school admissions. if you are interested in becoming a physician I would go to student for more informat...
  14. CBD & Nursing don't mix

    Rather then wonder about a substance that may or may not be benifical, I would spend my time on finding a n evidence based treatment for your disease .
  15. Training for data abstractor

    Q Centrix, have you looked at their job requirements. they ask you come in fully certified and ask you to pass their test. There are trauma registries, Get with the guidelines, NSQIP. and Bariatric registries. all require you get trained and certifie...
  16. Fired for Falsifying Documents. What to expect

    If this med was a countable med, I can see why you were fired. What was the medication that needed to be counted?
  17. Unit terminology

    What country is this? Every hospital in the US sets up their units differently. Some hospitals would call your unit a step down unit,a place in between icu and medical surgical.
  18. Rehab pts, cabulances, and toileting

    How about they straight cath prior to her leaving? Or a foley for the day ?Good Luck
  19. Really, Doctor?!

    In most hospitals a "code" is for someone who does not have a heart beat or unable to breathe. In the hospitals I have worked at a rapid response team would be the right call. It does not seem like your patient was in immediate danger. I am concern...
  20. Chances for the green card sponsorship

    The bill was not passed it died in Sub Committee, sorry. In the news there is much discussion about immigration, I doubt anything will get passed easliy this year.
  21. How My Orientation is Going

    While you have the time read and learning the policy manual especially about narcotics. What is your difficulty with pyxis and narcotics? You just have to take time. If you have to waste narcotics find a witness before. Bar coding saves lives, if yo...
  22. Great opportunity, might lose a friend???

    From the Medicare Home Care Manual - you are violating number 5- the agency is responsible for the scheduling, not you. Bringing this up about "your visits" just sheds light on the fact you had a good thing going and now you could be loosing it all...
  23. Great opportunity, might lose a friend???

    Your agency is doing it right it is the regulation. The agency if Medicare Certified is responsible for staffing not an individual. I understand how you can become familiar with an assignment but it does promote a sense of entitlement. For example th...
  24. Great opportunity, might lose a friend???

    Unless you own the agency you do not own the patients. The other nurse has the same rights you do. Good agencies would encourage different nurses to rotate in, why you may ask? Patients benefit from different nurses assessing a patient who need twi...
  25. What Else Can I Do For A Living?

    Have you found another job? Insurance companies here in the northeast do not pay that well.