CelticGoddess, BSN, RN 9,112 Views
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6 year(s) of experience in Palliative, Onc, Med-Surg, Home Hospice
when I worked LTC I had a resident who was a bilateral BKA who was also diabetic. One evening he asked me to trim his finger nails and I told him I would be able to do that. I then went on to explain to him I couldn't trim his toe nails because as he was diabetic, it was against policy. Almost immediately after I said that, I realized my mistake. My resident just burst out laughing. He found it very amusing. He didn't let me live it down but he was amused.
I had a really confused pt today with high blood sugars. He wasn't violent, but was incredibly aggressive, and I was worried he would become combative. To what point do you force these pts to take meds (iv, subq)? I had a resident insist that there's no way a confused or can refuse meds. It's my job to give it no matter what. Do i get several nurses to force him down, potentially making his behavior worse? And if I already feel that this pt might become violent with me, do I have to wait for him to actually hit me? I'm more annoyed that she said, well he hasn't become violent yet. I think you all get the issue I'm trying to figure out. At what point is it "okay" to place yourself in harm's way to ensure a confused pt takes their meds?
Also, I just want to note, they really didn't want to add anything iv/im to help calm him. I asked.
Search the insurance industry. I ended up working from home for 6 figures.
Of course there is commercially prepared .45 NS. I've hung it several times. That and .45NS with D5
May I ask the reason you are asking this question? Is this for homework? Or is this for you to apply dressing to a loved one?
What kinds of dressing supplies are used for non-purulent and purulent cellulitis?
This is true for ANYONE. Find out how to access the policy and procedures manual and use it. Do not assume that if your preceptor tells you it's okay it is okay. (or the MD or anyone else for that matter).
If you have a conflict with your preceptor, talk to that person first. And if you can't resolve it, ask for a new preceptor.
OP do you have short term disability insurance through work? If you do, find out when it kicks in, what you need to do to qualify for payments and file for FMLA now. (My husband had to be out for 2 weeks before his disability kicked in, but only if he filed FML). You should be able to get this info from HR
Parts of SC still hire ADN's and I'm not talking about rural areas. I know that the two teaching hospitals in upstate SC are hiring ADN's. They are having to use travelers to fill the gaps. And there are 3 BSN programs in the upstate. You might need to relocate, or get a job outside of a hospital but you definitely can get a job with an ADN.
Have you thought about getting your ADN then going on to get your BSN? Do they hire ADN's in your area.
You need to look around for another school. Best of luck
Yes, I have one of those and they are easy to come by. I prefer the light blue one made by tubex. I was just curious to see if anyone knew where I could get one or had one by chance.
RSV and Mycoplasma pneumonia. AT THE SAME TIME! They wanted to intubated me but I refused.
good thing i didnt do anything wrong since it was open book. thanks for you input
I have asthma and there are only 2 scents that don't trigger my asthma: lavender if very diluted and rosemary. All the rest make my airways twitchy (sadly, even peppermint oil, which is great for masking c-diff smell). Honestly, they are just asking for trouble.
I have had so many people offer me their special blend of oils to help with my asthma, and a few have gotten downright defensive when I have explained that most really bother me. It's amazing that people get so cranky when you say no.
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