Custom badge buddy/reference suggestions - page 2

I'm thinking about making a badge buddy/cheat sheet to clip onto my badge with some quick reference material. So far, I can only come up with the following: * Glasgow Coma Scale (I just can't get... Read More

  1. Visit  TheCoppertop profile page
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    I did that a lot as a new nurse. I found myself looking on the cards a lot so then I started a game, I'd answer it myself, then check the card to be sure, and soon I didn't need pedi vs, celcius/fahrenheit conversions, etc anymore. Its a good way to learn. I'd still be lost w/o phone numbers though!
  2. Visit  Frizbeeboy profile page
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    Yeh having the phone numbers is huge. I feel like there are some things that you just cant memorize. Phone numbers tend to be a moving target. Most of them stay the same but there is always a new one every few months. Or someone leaves and they give the new person a fresh phone number. As a new grad I remember multiple times thinking that I waste so much time asking people what an extension was or trying to find the right phone number. I really like the badge reference card idea.
  3. Visit  ecerrn profile page
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    The blaslow tape has all the info you need for peds, carry it in your pocket. Other things you can take the time to look up.
  4. Visit  WRNCEN profile page
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    I would recommend a pocket designed book. Many nurses I know use the critical care or trauma pocket notes, if your fairly new to practice this info is quite helpful to have in print since your unable to use the technology of your phone. Check the ENA website out they may have some.

    I am disgusted with the fact that facilities still ban the use of our hand held technology at the bedside. Being courteous and explaining to the patient what you are doing I have found to be very positive and the patient is appreciative. We should not be expected to know everything especially in emergency nursing since there is such a variety. Sorry off my soap box now!


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