Kinjo 1,400 Views
Joined May 30, '05.
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I am very early in my pregnancy and I was concern, I remember one time someone on the unit saying that a pregnant nurse should not go into an isolation room if the patient is in isolation for Shingles. Is this true?
If you have a patient that is NPO and is getting all his/her meds IV, what do you consider to be a safe total volume all together to run your meds if they are all compatible, you don't have a great cardiac history on this pt. except HTN, Tachycardia and you don't know his/her EF, they are not on the cardiology service , they are on your unit as you only had the only open bed for him, otherwise he would be on Med/Surg floor with Telemetry monitoring. I am thinking limited IV access (double lumen PICC ) but only one port can be used with multiple drugs say four alltogether, the other lumen has TPN. I am going to say if I can run all the drugs together ( they are all compatible ) the total volume going in would be 370ml/hr. I choose to space out the drugs so that the total volume in is only 175ml/hr. What do you see getting done on your floors.
You will also appreciate nursing 2007 more if you work on a cardiac unit that gets overflows from other services if it's anything like where Iwork. I am on a cardiac stepdown unit but if we have the only open beds we get all other kinds of patients.
I would like to read one of their boards too do you know one I can access. I am a new nurse who has encountered the SNOBBY senior resident and the old school Attending who thinks nurses have no brains.
maybe your husband could call the Dr.s office and ask the doctor to tell him the name of the drug and he could ask for the spelling and all?
some one told me if you are reading a strip on lead II that the right and left turn analogy works too, is that true? I mostly just put down BBB without specifying coz I can never get the difference.
My opinion errors should be reported so that others can learn from them,especially med errors. If these errors are not reported how will we be able to correct the system that leads to this errors?
After 6 months I have left my med/surg position for a new job. I was lucky to find another job with only 6 mos but I just didn't feel like I was going to be able to finish one year of med/surg even though that was my original intention. I still love nursing but I know I am not well suited for a medsurg floor.
You know when I get to work in the morning and I get my asingment for the day and I can almost tell how my day will go depending on what CNA is on my team. I know when I don't have to worry and I know when I will be retaking my own vitals and have to take my fall risk patients to the bathroom on my own coz if I delegate it it will probably never get done. I feel your pain I wish I had an answer , I think it sucks being a new grad.....
I know how you feel I actually did find another job with less patient load and I also got a bonus. I am ready to pay it back, I never signed a 1yr commitment but it was implied, I just hope they can just accept their money back and let me go. I have not put in my resgnation yet though, I don't know what I am waiting for even though I already have another job.
I googled brainsheet and this is one site I found you could try , then maybe out of all of them create your own brainsheet depending on # of Pts. and what you need on your unit. brainsheet
I thought so but I wonder if they add intrest and all that good stuff. I got $3000 to stay for one year and it's now 6mos and I found another job that I really think I will like at a better location and more base pay, better incentive, basically what I always knew I wanted and I would hate to bypass it coz I don't know if I'll get this oportunity again.
So what happens if you got a sign on bonus to stay for lets say one year and after two months you know you will not make it for that one year. Do they give you hell or do you have to stay the whole year. Has anyone changed jobs after getting a sign on bonus?
Sometimes I feel like as long as you are still the new kid on the block, it will remain a lose lose situation. You get the late admissions because you are not in this clique , they get mad at you if you try to leave anywork for the next shift, they don't mind leaving stuff for you on your shift. I say this coz I tried to leave some undone work for the next shift, coz I had seen a nurse who had been there for ages do this, believing that nursing is a 24/7 thing. Boy were they mad at me. Oh and if you try to stay late to complete your so called work, the NM will get mad at you for leaving/clocking out late.I believe time will make us new grads more efficient but until then we willl just have to hang in there.
I don't know the nurse to patient ratio is very high, and when the NM she's trying to bring the ratio down ???? I have heard that before and it never usually happens like that. I hate to discourage you but you know what they say don't take the first available job , you may want to look around a little bit more.
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