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By Ashley, PICU RN

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Is there anything specific we can help you with? Time management, study tips, communication, etc?
    Jul 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. 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
  8. Having used paper charting before, if suggest bringing blank copies of the flow sheets, assessment forms, (whatever your...
    Jul 19
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Did you forget that the med was due and not remember until later because you were busy? Or did you realize at the time that...
    Jul 4
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Explain things to the kids. And if the kid is too young to understand, explain things to the parents. Much of a child's fear...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  15. The best and easiest topics to research and write about are ones in which you are interested. If you like oncology and find...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  16. Remember that even after you're finished with orientation, you will never be left without a resource to go to for help. The...
    Jun 11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. My best advice would be to apply what you know about effective communication and patient/staff rights. Keep patients safe....
    Jun 8
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  18. How long should it take to get my temporary practice permit after the board receives my application, transcript and payment?
    Feb 5
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  19. Does your hospital have a daycare center for employee children that accommodates 12 hour day shift employees? If so, where...
    Jan 30
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  20. There may be a demand for experienced PICU nurses, but with no experience you wouldn't be considered a PICU nurse, you would...
    Nov 15 '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric

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