Latest Comments by NurseOnAMotorcycle

Latest Comments by NurseOnAMotorcycle

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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: 1,030 (62% Liked) Likes: 2,650

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    emtb2rn and pockunit like this.

    I work in an urban hospital. All assault patients are automatically placed on privacy protocols or the hospital on lock down depending on the situation.

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    poppycat, emtb2rn, OldDude, and 1 other like this.

    Local Hospital Goes Green, Begins Tattooing ID Bracelets on Frequent Flyers to Limit Paper Waste | GomerBlog

    If only this were true!! An article from Gomerblog to make you laugh...

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA – In a move lauded by environmental groups and advocates for patient safety, local health system St. Indignant’s rolled out a new pilot program tasked with studying the efficacy of tattooing patient identifiers on the wrists of some of their high-volume population

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    NursesRmofun likes this.

    Oh boy, do I. Hope it got better.

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    cupcakeluver, ICUman, poppycat, and 3 others like this.

    1. You are never alone. Just ask (or yell!) for help. It's ok!
    2. Experienced nurses have seen new nurses before. Give yourself a break.
    3. When it hits the fan, breathe. Deep and slow.
    4. Real life is more forgiving than nursing school.
    5. Never drink at work parties. Never.
    6. Do work activities (bowling, kickball, etc)
    7. You don't have to call a code to just have security hang out for a second if a patient is creeping you out. Just call them and ask if they mind hanging out for a second.

  • 3

    Because their mothers can have complications in the middle of visiting their neonates?

    Im only guessing.

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    I sleep while my family is working/at school. By the time they get home I am up.

  • 0
    In CEU

    I found the info for you except that RoseQueen beat me to it. Ha ha!

    So basically to renew your license you pay $65 and say "Yes" when they ask you if you did them. They might check to see if you actually did so keep all of your CE certificates safe and somewhere you can find them. The website says to keep them for 5 years.

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    Yup. I totally get what you're saying. Pediatrics procedures scares the piss out of me. Long term care nurses have patience beyond mortal comprehension. ICU nurses seem to know more about tubes, drips, and pathophysiology than anyone I know.

    I just stabilize and send. Oh, and bring ginger ale to everyone in the universe.

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    MassED likes this.

    I'm actually going through exactly the same thing right now and I agree with PixieRN.

    I just moved to a level 1 from the level 2 hospital. I went from being a student nurse to an experienced nurse with deep established friendships. But at the new place I don't know anyone, can't find anything, struggle with their different computer charting or some of their different equipment, or know any of their policies. It's awful!... at first.

    However, I am slowly getting acclimated and apart from the one jerk saying "Why didn't you YYY, I thought you were already a nurse somewhere else," it's taken me a third of the time to adjust as when I first started at the ED in 2012. Mostly it's just FINDING stuff.

    As a side bonus, while you are orienting you get guaranteed lunch breaks! And bathroom breaks!! Whee! You better believe I'm taking advantage of that.

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    Kitiger likes this.

    Yes it's ok to do them all separately. If they are compatible meds, it's probably a time management issue. Also, who exactly said that it was never ok? It may be a matter of being a broad blanket statement by an instructor to avoid new nurse medication errors rather than a hard rule.

    On the flip side, cutting corners to save time is a common problem across nursing. They could be rushing too fast in order to try to care for many patients and be causing an increased likelihood of error.

    If you have any pharmacy friends, just ask them what their opinion is. I'd be more likely to trust that than an overly meticulous instructor or corner cutting coworkers.

    /yay for alliteration!

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    Quote from NurseOnAMotorcycle
    Every LVAD pt has a phone number to call on them and on their battery. As soon as they are triaged, call the number or have the provider call it ASAP.

    Edited to add: Page not found | MyLVAD

    Updating the link to:

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    Yes! What Houtx said!

    The next time she has a problem with you, go up to her in front of everyone and say "so what exactly was your problem with me THIS TIME so that you felt like you couldn't just ask me to my face?" Then she will know that:
    1. You aren't afraid of her
    2. You will call her out
    3. She had better find some fresh meat to pick on because you are done.

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    Quote from froggy8
    do you work nights also?
    Yes. Since 2001. Not just in nursing but other jobs as well.

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    NotAllWhoWandeRN likes this.

    When I was in nursing school I had several instructors tell me that they didn't think I was going to do well as a nurse. Most of those instructors were in particular specialties such as long-term care, MedSurg, OR. I graduated nursing school and ended up in the emergency room. I was such a perfect fit for it that I can't imagine ever having considered not being a nurse. I love my job and I'm good at it.

    Nursing needs as many different personality types as you can ever imagine. Outgoing, introverted, nights, days, weekends, family types, singles, travelers, stay at homes, loves kids, loves the elderly, loves doing paperwork, hates doing paperwork, tough and gritty, snuggly and comforting, etc. Don't listen to somebody who prefers to work in long-term care tell you that you would be a terrible nurse because you could be perfect for a different specialty. You just have to find it.

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    froggy8 likes this.

    I don't know the answer to this, but I am looking forward to the answer as I am interested in furthering my education as well.