Tips and Tricks for an efficient shift - page 2

by MicMcRN

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I am a new nurse and wonder what are some of the tips and tricks of having an efficient shift. I am learning that no shift on the med-surg floor ever goes how you plan it, but what tips, tools, and tricks of the trade can help a... Read More


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    Group as many things together as you can. For example, its now a habit for me to check if my patient needs more water or another blanket or anything if I'm leaving the room for something else so that I can grab all things at once. Also, our policy is we have a 1 hour window before and after med times to give the med. So if the pt has an 1100 and a 1230 med I can give them both at 1130 and save time.

    Also write down EVERYTHING, don't just assume you'll remember. That's something that I had to learn.
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    Beautiful advice, thank you!!


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