Meet Cast Member Tyrice of MTV’s “Scrubbing In”

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series MTV’s Scrubbing InThe Gypsy Nurse recently had an opportunity to speak via phone with three of the Scrubbing In cast members. The Gypsy Nurse attempts to maintain neutrality in most situations in order to simply provide information and facts. This same stance was taken when speaking with the nurses from Scrubbing In. There is a ton of negative commentary floating around the nursing world in regards to “Scrubbing In” as well as the nurses that make up the cast.  I did the following series of interviews before ever seeing the first episode in attempt to see these nurses (cast members) as what they are…professionals, co-workers, peers and most importantly fellow Gypsy’s. I would like to introduce you to Tyrice, RN CCRN Hometown: Shreveport, LA  MTV’s Bio: “Tyrice has been a traveling nurse for three years and loves the lifestyle it provides. She is not looking for any type of commitment, but will do anything to get attention. You never know which Tyrice you’re going to get. She has the sweetest bedside manner, but if you cross her in any way (even imagined), she will unleash her temper on you and anyone around you. Despite this, she wonders why she is single and why it is so hard to get along with the group of travel nurses from Pittsburgh. You would think getting along with her fellow Louisianan, Chris, would be easy, but instead they have a classic love/hate dynamic depending on the […]

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Shift Change in a Flash

The following is a Guest Post via Dawn Condee In early 2011, I have taken an assignment in Las Vegas, at one of the “better” facilities. I was working a medical/surgical/ortho/tele floor and I was working day shift, which I hate. I normally work step down but a girl has to work!! One particular week myself and a night shifter had been passing the same set of patients back and forth when during report he tells me he gave a patient five units of FFP’s. This particular patient was scheduled for a broncoscopy at 9 am because of serious lung issues. Along with the lung issues were heart issues. I asked the nurse when he started the ffp he said something along the lines of ” after I got the order after four am labs.” At this point it’s 7:25 am and I asked “omg you gave them all at once? How much lasix did he get?” The nurse looked at me strangely and asked why he would have given him lasix. Well, you know that feeling you get when your morning is about to go spiraling down the drain quickly? I jumped up and went into the room to see the patient standing in the bathroom doorway grabbing on to door jams with both hands with a look of terror on his face as he says “what is wrong with me?” I am sure many of you guess what I assess in about 30 seconds as I rush over […]

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Dress up like a Gypsy

Great things are happening in the Travel Nursing Community. In an effort to promote travel nurse socialization and support, The Gypsy Nurse Ambassador Program was born.  As a part of the Gypsy Nurse Ambassador Program, we have organized events happening all over the country. The Gypsy Nurse Ambassadors work hard to bring you exciting and fun events as frequently as possible. In addition to meeting other Gypsy Nurses and having a Great time, you can earn your Gypsy Bracelet and Charm by attending an Ambassador sponsored event! Dress up like a Gypsy Online, TN This event was organized by your Gypsy Ambassador Cheryl We held a contest on the Caravan Group page for those Gypsies NOT attending The 2013 Travelers Conference in Las Vegas. The contest was to dress up and post a picture of their best Gypsy dress.  Steph Legere is our winner of a Gas Card. Thank you to all of those that participated and congratulations to our winner Steph Legere! Your Ambassadors Want to know what the Gypsy Nurse Ambassadors are planning?  Check the Calendar for upcoming events near you!!  If you have an Ambassador in your area, get in touch with them and suggest an event!

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Weekly Nursing Vital Signs: What’s new and happening in the News

Here are your weekly Vital Signs for week ending 11/2/13 Compiled and written by: Teresa Posthumus, RN FDA Drug Shortages Do you know what medications are on the drug shortage list and will affect daily care of our patients.  Here are just a few on this week’s list -Magnesium Sulfate Injection, Bupivacaine Hydrochloride (Marcaine, Sensorcaine) Injection.  To see the full list go to: FDA, U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Protecting and Promoting Your Heath Flu Season is Upon Us What areas are hardest hit by the flu this week?  How will the flu affect your patient care this season?  Follow latest updates with the CDC by following the link below. FluView A Weekly Influenza Surveillance Report Prepared by the Influenza Department FDA Newly Approved Medications Gazyva (obinutuzumab) Injection – A new medication developed and released for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia.  How will this change our patient’s life and bedside nursing care? FDA, U.S. Food and Drug Administration – FDA approves Gazyva for chronic lymphocytic leukemia Are our foods moving towards being healthier for us? Even if it is only 1 food at time.  Kraft Mac and Cheese has agreed to take the yellow dye out of their mac and cheese.  Read the full article. Kraft Agrees to Take Yellow Dye Out of Mac and Cheese That sums up this weeks Nursing Vital Signs, covering the topics that have been prevalent in the Nursing and Healthcare news streams for the past week.  Please visit us again next Monday for more Weekly […]

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Travel Nurse Daily: November 4, 2013

In 2005–2008, based on fasting glucose or hemoglobin A1c levels, • 35% of U.S. adults aged 20 years or older had prediabetes (50% of adults aged 65 years or older).  Applying this percentage to the entire U.S. population in 2010 yields an estimated 79 million American adults aged 20 years or older with prediabetes.   Source:

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