Jolie 28,046 Views
Joined Oct 17, '01.
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I'm a dinosaur, not having practiced in a hospital setting for almost 20 years. But I vividly recall some train-wreck deliveries where we had to estimate weight of a critically ill newborn, calculate doses and draw up code meds based upon that estimate. In one case, the delivery took place on the way into the hospital with no scale in sight, in another case, the room was so poorly designed and set-up, the scale was there, but completely inaccessible. Mental math saved those days.
Stepping up on my soapbox. If your nursing education program hasn't addressed the basic issues of NCLEX registration and application for licensure, they need to do so. Please contact your academic advisor or the program director and request an appointment to discuss these very important questions, and then insist they provide the same for your classmates.
I'm not sure if you are not yet far enough along in your program to have been exposed to this information, or if like a growing number of programs, it is not provided in a comprehensive manner, but any basic nursing education program that fails to inform its students of these critical professional issues is failing to meet its responsibilities.
Stepping down now Best of luck to you.
For patients receiving supplemental oxygen, a saturation of 100% is not desirable, as it indicates that the patient is receiving too much 02, which carries risk of undesirable side-effects, such as retinopathy in the premature infant.
But anyone breating room air with a saturation of 100% is just fine, thank you. What would the good doctor have us do to decrease their 02 sats?
OR nursing, school nursing or an office setting may be good options. Best of luck to you
So I am seeking some advice as to why this occurred and am still pondering on what could have I done wrong for this to have such a bad ending. After searching and searching years and years for a hospital job (I've always worked in subacute rehab settings) and have been craving a hospital job for nearly 5 years as it will be 5 years this coming May that I graduated from nursing school. Long story short, I was hired by a local hospital and all was going well with the first week of orientation. I mean, c'mon it was only classroom work and I passed all the required exams such as the IV and medication administration. I had to take a personal call during the last 1/2 hour of our last day of class and when I returned the nurse educator was saying how I shouldn't give her a heart attack next time about not telling her where I was. I explained what had occurred and I didn't realize that 5 days later I was going to be reprimanded for that. I received a call from the unit manager I was supposed to work at stating that I was technically supposed to come this weekend for my first day of clinical orientation (I was hired as a per diem nurse) she told me that I don't need to come. Refusing to provide further information, when I asked her if the position was terminated she said "yeah kinda, you'll get a letter in the mail explaining everything." I'm really baffled about this? I seriously didn't do anything and am unsure why did this lead up to here?
Please take note, only constructive comments will be accepted otherwise demeaning, ridiculing words will be flagged. I just need to get some advice as to why this happened and if it is something usual?
My daughter, now a college freshman was in 1st grade when she outwitted the PE teacher and got her entire class out of the pacer test. It was one of my proudest Mama moments
On an unseasonably warm spring afternoon, the little darlings were informed that they were going to do the pacer test. It also happened to be picture day, so they were all dressed to the nines. My daughter, never one to shrink from a challenge, let Big Hulky Gym Teacher know that their mamas would be sooooo disappointed if they were all hot, sweaty and red-faced in their special spring pictures. He relented and let them play four square instead. Little did he know that pictures had been taken at 8:30 that morning, but then no one ever accused him of being overly-observant. Amazing that they managed to successfully enter 2nd grade that fall without a current pacer score!
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