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By Ashley, PICU RN

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  1. Just like when you're prioritizing care, prioritize your nursing diagnoses based on the ABC's. Then ask yourself which ones...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  2. I'm going to give you some hard truths. You've been a nurse for 6 months and you said yourself that you're still getting...
    Sep 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Oral care decreases the risk of VAP as it helps remove bacteria from the mouth. There are several research studies to back...
    Aug 27
    Forum: Trauma ICU
  4. "Severe test anxiety" doesn't usually just develop without other influencing factors. Is there someone that you can talk to...
    Aug 27
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. It sounds like your schedule is really no different than that of hundreds of thousands of full time working mothers. Is it...
    Aug 27
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. This situation is very manageable if you set proper boundaries between you and the staff. The most important thing is that...
    Aug 25
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Some people at work may very well be good friends. It's not up to you to determine whether their friendships are genuine or...
    Aug 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Be visible on the floor. Make your way around each day and greet the staff. Be available to talk. Listen to complaints,...
    Aug 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Find a format that works for you, and organize your thoughts and report the same way, every time. It will help you be clear,...
    Jul 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. It really depends on your floor's policy. Some use a "chart by exception" approach where only abnormal findings, or findings...
    Jul 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Do you currently have your BSN? If so, there are several routes you can pursue to continue your education. A Master's degree...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  12. I'm not sure what you mean. Are you looking for sample questions that might be asked in an interview?
    Jul 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. I pretty routinely pass out or feel faint when I get blood drawn, an IV placed, etc. It's all a psychological reaction, but...
    Jul 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Is there anything specific we can help you with? Time management, study tips, communication, etc?
    Jul 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. A paramedic and an RN are two different careers. Similar, in some ways, but in reality a very different skill set. Likewise,...
    Jul 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Having used paper charting before, if suggest bringing blank copies of the flow sheets, assessment forms, (whatever your...
    Jul 19
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  17. I'm assuming you're experienced in the specialty of your new job, and not just an experienced nurse going from, say,...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  18. Accessing a port vs doing a venipuncture isn't only a matter of time and convenience, it's also a much greater infection...
    Jul 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Finish this last semester and complete your degree. If you can manage it with your schedule, take one or two elective...
    Jul 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Are you planning to work on this unit as an RN? If not, then I'd put it behind you. Yes, there are short staffed units and...
    Jul 13
    Forum: General Nursing Student

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