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Joined Jan 16, '11 - from 'NY'. She has '6' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Med-Surg 1, Emergency 5, CEN 2/2016'. Posts: 1,098 (63% Liked) Likes: 2,930

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  • Sep 29

    I saw this article and thought to pass it on. I don't know about all of their techniques, but I would love to see my hospital to continue moving away from handing out narcotics...

    Moving Toward an (Almost) Opioid-Free Emergency Department

    "...One emergency department in New Jersey has taken the lead in fighting the opioid epidemic. St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey, launched the Alternatives to Opiates (ALTO) program in January 2016 to drastically cut the use of opioids in the ED without sacrificing pain relief..."

  • Sep 27

    You are VERY ok! The order is valid, she is part of the care team. I completely inderstand how you feel because I was new once too. I did things that had me waking up with night terrors. Now looking back, I don't know why I got so worked up about it.

    if you're new, that means you are most likely still in "nursing school mode" and you think that all providers are going to yell at you and that you will lose your license if you are 2 minutes late to check a finger stick. you have been in panic mode for your entire degree and your instructors have scared the heck out of you by telling you all of the ways you could be fired or lose your license.

    Take a deep breath, then take 2 more. You're ok. You are not stupid and you are not incompetent. New does not equal stupid. New just means new.

    The doctor doesn't sound like a jerk since they gave you the order and didn't hang up on you, etc. I might just apologize the next time you see them, but it doesn't sound like they are upset about it. What if a new intern called you by mistake and then apologized? I don't think you'd hold it against them, either.

    Hang in there. It really does get better. The nightmares go away. Your stomach stops feeling queasy when you're getting ready for work. You start helping new nurses get through their first few years. You will look back and smile when you think about how nervous you got when you called the wrong provider and they helped you out anyway.

  • Sep 26

    Lol. You answered just as I tried to fix my reply!

  • Sep 26

    Ok, I'm re-reading the thread and realizing I misunderstood the original premise. Thank heavens! You guys had me going!

  • Sep 26

    I would love to meet some of the AN members. If there were an East Coast meet/greet I would be there in a heartbeat.

    LOL. I think that actually rhymed!

  • Sep 25

    I would love to meet some of the AN members. If there were an East Coast meet/greet I would be there in a heartbeat.

    LOL. I think that actually rhymed!

  • Sep 15



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  • Sep 11

    I would love to meet some of the AN members. If there were an East Coast meet/greet I would be there in a heartbeat.

    LOL. I think that actually rhymed!

  • Sep 11

    I would love to meet some of the AN members. If there were an East Coast meet/greet I would be there in a heartbeat.

    LOL. I think that actually rhymed!

  • Sep 10

    Yes, this is pretty normal. Even though someone else will say it is not, I feel like it is because you tell me you feel fine when you actually start working. I felt the same way for a while. Ask for help from your previous preceptor or charge nurse when you are getting overwhelmed.

  • Sep 9

    Yes, this is pretty normal. Even though someone else will say it is not, I feel like it is because you tell me you feel fine when you actually start working. I felt the same way for a while. Ask for help from your previous preceptor or charge nurse when you are getting overwhelmed.

  • Sep 9

    Yes, this is pretty normal. Even though someone else will say it is not, I feel like it is because you tell me you feel fine when you actually start working. I felt the same way for a while. Ask for help from your previous preceptor or charge nurse when you are getting overwhelmed.

  • Sep 9

    I would love to meet some of the AN members. If there were an East Coast meet/greet I would be there in a heartbeat.

    LOL. I think that actually rhymed!

  • Sep 9

    I would love to meet some of the AN members. If there were an East Coast meet/greet I would be there in a heartbeat.

    LOL. I think that actually rhymed!

  • Sep 6

    I was the opposite. Most teachers hated me. I tried my best to keep my head down, etc, but something about me just got on their nerves and I couldn't for the life of me figure out why.

    It felt like all I did was study. When my brain couldn't handle any more of one subject, I switched to another. I had no friends because i was too busy studying. My husband was pretty much a single parent for my entire time in nursing school.

    My last semester was very similar to OP's. I documented everything and hummed power songs to myself whenever I got nervous or frustrated (it was either "I get knocked down, but I get up again..." or "And when it feels like a kick in the teeth, I can take it!...").

    Turns out I was undiagnosed ADHD which answered a lot of questions about my life in general. I still got through my entire nursing school career without knowing because I worked harder than I ever worked in my life to make it happen.

    Now I'm one of the staff in our emergency department who the new hires look to for help when they don't know what to do.

    OP, you can do this! Get a song in your head and make her eat her words!


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