Chaya 8,921 Views
Joined Mar 5, '03 - from 'Bosstown metro area'.
He has '15' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Rehab, Med Surg, Home Care'.
Posts: 1,132 (20% Liked)
It has been about 7 years since I took the NCLEX but another tip they gave us in our NCLEX prep class was to always choose the answer that allows the pt the greatest degree of autonomy. In other words the preferred course of action is the one that gives the pt the most decision making power and the greatest degree of independent participation in his/her own care.
So sorry to hear the result. He and your folks are lucky to have your caring, insights and guidance at this time
You're going to have SO many other things to worry about besides bed sheets.
Have you come in contact with semi-private rooms where patients are separated by a curtain hanging from the ceiling? I've never seen or heard of those being washed and I cringe every time I accidentally touch one. Still, I am alive and apparently healthy.
Yep. Like they say-ONLY a nurse.
It's a hospital! Why didn't they get a team of nurses to administer the flu shots!
An instructor can be as tough and strict as they want as long as their interactions with students are conducted with respect. They shoud NOT be mutually exclusive.
Never use the "Q" word(Quiet) on nights! It's guaranteed to make all H*ll break out!
Burst stoma bags always occur 5 minutes before you are due to give report.
If you swap shift with someone,it will be a busy night and your original shift will be uneventful.
That bag of fluids which was not running well will suddenly run through when you are on your break.
The doctor wants an answer which is in the careplan,the careplan is in an office where the phone doesn't work!So you either leg it for the careplan leaving the doc hanging or chance phoning back when you just know he will be elsewhere.
I loved hands-on nursing. However, at one of my last positions, one of the questions posed in the written self-evaluation portion of our yearly evaluations was "what are your career goals and what do you plan to be doing in 5 years. Ambition was valued perhaps more than technique, good bedside manner or staying current with new nursing practice. This was a med/ surg position at a magnet hospital; many of the nurses there were just starting their careers and there was an almost condescending attitude toward those who chose to remain at bedside instead of moving on to become educators, administrators or at leasT advance practitioners.
Started at 47 and never looked back after the first week of asking myself "What am I DOING here?". That's just me- would've had the same doubts at 20, with less confidence. My kid was in middle school at the time. Just make sure you get used to being a parent first and hopefully wait till the baby is sleeping a little more!
You would think by now I would know better than to even think there was nothing left that could surprise me...
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