momthenRN (2,039 Views)
Joined Aug 17, '07.
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There are so many avenues to nursing. There are some areas that require more intuition than others. But for the most part, you learn so many skills in school that help you anticipate mentally "what to ask" the patients and family you have to deal with. You will be fine. Trust yourself and your passion to help others.
Ours actually not only emphasized clinical skill and knowledge but the teamwork that needs to be present. It also concentrated on timeliness, communication and professionalism. Our peer reviews are tough.
My Manager wants all CCRN charge RN's. Anyone recommend a good study book and tips for passing. I am knowledgable but a horrible test taker at times. Help!
extra 2 bucks per hr regardless of experience, temperment or attitude! Sometimes it seems like peanuts,...but at least it is something,...
How can people comment on things they no NOTHING about? Tell her that this job is demanding and youat are making all your money in 3 days that most people need 5 for. She needs to butt out and get a life,...
I like to think that what I do is a little less stressful in ICU. I fill in for charge and work staff nurse 3 12 hr shifts per week. I might pull an occasional extra shift for desperate shifts. I like to leave my job there once I leave. The more I do charge, the less it feels like I am doing that. Changing modes is good, very good. Do it now before burnout,....
I had an abnormal pap smear that required two additional biopsies, a cone and eventually a hysterectomy. She needs to have a cone procedure if the repeat Pap is abnormal. Do not ignore this and follow up. I ended up have a high grade cervical cancer but fortunately, it was caught early and did not require chemo. Please have her go the the best MD to follow this,...I hope everything works out and hopefully, it is just a dyplasia that can be monitored or treated locally. Good luck and prayers your sister's way,...:redpinkhe
Anyone know where I can order the New ACLS guidelines pocket guide?? Thank you!
I just took ACLS today. They were re-emphasizing high quality CPR in all non perfusing rhythms. Also, the drugs are secondary in a sense to the CPR and the shocking for Vtach/Vfib. I think we need to slow down and see if shocking and CPR works first then go to the drugs. We do too much too fast at time,...
We ONLY do weight based IV drips now with the exception of a few (Diltiazem, Vasopressin, Amniodarone). It is policy now,....
Hi all!! I am on a committee to revamp our ICU comp process. Instead of having the "comp" fair, we are going to develop the concept to have individual self paced projects/packets that individuals work on through out the year and have to turn in by a due date with evidence of intent at key points throughout the year. How do you guys document your competencies? Are the staff responding well to it? Are there good resources out there for these packets we want to convert to? Any comments are appreciated!
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