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8 Friends to Make at the Hospital

Nina Kim | NursingLink

November 04, 2009

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Find your support system

Hospitals can be crazy places. From ambulances rushing in patients and nurses shouting vitals to security having to deal with frantic family members, you may blink and find you miss an important moment.

But for many health care professionals, hospitals are their second home. With all the different departments and types of health care workers in hospitals, it’s not uncommon for newbies to feel a bit lost and overwhelmed at first.

Whether you are a seasoned health care veteran or a just-starting-out amateur, it’s always a wise idea to make friends with some allies and get better acquainted with the inner workings of the hospital.

To help you maneuver your way around the hospital network, NursingLink spoke to a physical therapy doctorate student and an ER receptionist on the front lines at Kaiser Permanente. With their insights, we’ve developed this list of eight must-have friends in any hospital. Get the inside scoop on who to buddy up with and how they can help you out!

Friend #1: Security >>


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    AngieNurse10

    almost 3 years ago

    12 comments

    Ok with the security gaurd but geez..........Im remembering a couple of em to stared way too long at certain aspects of my person. Great for directions, but heebie jeebies personally

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    almost 3 years ago

    70 comments

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    Geoffery

    almost 3 years ago

    52 comments

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    Geoffery

    almost 3 years ago

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    If i were there I would have made all of the hospital my friend. I love socializing.
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    WiseOldOwl

    over 3 years ago

    78 comments

    It is CRITICAL to network with the people who know what is going on and make things happen. By that I mean: the unit clerk, the PCTs, the radiology techs, the surgical scheduler, the PACU and ED nurses, the Pharmacist, and the lab/blood bank personnel.
    See a pattern? It is the folks who make up the 'woodwork' who will help you get the job done. The ones at the top of the heap are usually too out of touch with the patient bedside care personnel to be of much assistance.

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    lisap88

    over 3 years ago

    4 comments

    hospitality are a huge help and great people!!! and housekeeping too!

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    mtnknight

    over 3 years ago

    12 comments

    I would add the houskeeping and maintanance people to the list some of us hear or pickup on things that other people miss

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    kd_aman

    over 4 years ago

    72 comments

    I've never heard of financial counselors in nursing school. Would a social worker have this job? I'm just wondering because it will be important to know who to put patients in contact with for financial help, and I want to be clear I'm contacting the right people :)

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    almost 5 years ago

    26 comments

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    zagogoboy

    almost 5 years ago

    10 comments

    i will just like to meet good friends so u call me on my fone so that we talk ok +233243972203

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    USAFlightMedic

    almost 5 years ago

    86 comments

    Word to the wise forsure.

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