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By Ashley, PICU RN

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  1. Physicians don't generally work for the hospitals. And the patients that the physicians choose to treat at that hospital are...
    Aug 17
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  2. 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: General Nursing Discussion
  3. English only policies create a standard method of communication in the healthcare team. Let's please not forget that this is...
    Aug 17
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Is there anything specific we can help you with? Time management, study tips, communication, etc?
    Jul 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. 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
  11. Having used paper charting before, if suggest bringing blank copies of the flow sheets, assessment forms, (whatever your...
    Jul 19
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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

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