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Always go from verbal to tactile to painful
Diazepam (generic name), is well-known to us old-timers by its brand name, Valium, or as I lovingly called it, Valley-ally-um.
Did you find the answer to this question? I wanted to hold off posting this to give you time to research this yourself. Some of it I knew you wouldn't find.
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In my short career as a nurse I've seen some terrible behavior among nurses, and I'd like to share my take on things.
I've only been a year for two years, and working as a nurse for 13 but in that short amount of time, I've seen an astounding amount of hostility between my coworkers and directed at me in the two facilities I worked at. It made me sad, it burned me out and it made me feel like I was working in a mine field.
As a fellow nurse, I respect you. We ALL had to work our tails off to get through the hell that was nursing school, study feverishly for the NCLEX exams, then scramble desperately for a job - hopefully in our chosen specialty or facility - after graduation. We have ALL earned our licenses and are all worthy of respect.
As a fellow human, I respect you. We all have feelings, different psychological and familial backgrounds and different emotional and interpersonal needs. We all share the same basic few reactions to negative situations. We all liked feeling liked, respected and valued by those around us.
In the face of conflict, it's easier to turn your back on someone, come up with reasons why you don't like them and find reasons justifying your ill treatment of them. It's easy to cling on to that anger. For some of us (myself included), that anger mobilizes us and is how we're most used to expressing ourselves. It's hard to resolve conflict in a mature, diplomatic fashion. But it's worth it. Our interactions with other people are more meaningful if we can move past anger, communicate our feelings without hurling insults and get back to working together.
So the night nurse gave you a poor report which you took the fall for later that day. She was probably tired from a long night and the missed information slipped her mind. One should always give the most complete report possible, but mistakes happen. Forgive her and make the best of it. So the day nurse left you with meds to finish and missed orders in the chart. She probably had a hectic day with never-ending distractions and demands made of her. FORGIVE her and make the best of it. So your coworker spoke to you sharply when you asked her a question. She was probably in the middle of thinking about something and you inadvertently interrupted that thought. FORGIVE HER and move on. Sensing a pattern here?
We get so wrapped up in little issues and small infractions with our coworkers that it completely clouds our ability to look at the bigger picture: your coworkers are your team members and you owe it to them to be respectful. You owe it to yourself to have them at your back when you need them.
So the next time another nurse is giving you the stink eye or says something rude or snaps at you... Forgive her, and try to resolve the issue after tempers have cooled. We owe it each other to respect each other. Nursing is hard enough.
My answer is strictly from my own point of view, floor nursing is not necessary to become a good OR nurse.
OR is a totally different learning experience.
The OR that I work at does not have that as a requirement and we preceptor and train as soon as nurse completes OR post grad course.
The nurse may be a new grad, a mat nurse, a surgical nurse or nurse who has worked long term care & psych.... I have seen all of these nurses with these backgrounds become excellent OR nurses!
There are different skill sets in each area of nursing and they all can be valuable to OR nursing!
From what I can ascertain, the steps to becoming an OR nurse in the US are a little different from Canada, but we all get to the same place eventually..
Good luck in your pursuit of OR nursing.
what's a lunch hour???
What are some of the habits that you pick up from work?
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I'm not trying to be negative, but I did do my research. I interviewed real nurses before and after nursing school. I read blogs and visited websites with nurses talking about their experience, but it was not enough. I've had a lot of great and wonderful experiences, but so far let's just say that if I knew what I know now back then, I'm not sure I would have chosen this profession. Don't tear me apart for telling me truth please.
It's normal for newly-arrived foreign nurses in a new country to feel homesick and long for the environment they're accustomed to. It's a new culture, a new way of speaking a language different from how they learned it, as well as sights and sounds, seasons and climate that is very different from what they grew up with. Having a passion for nursing or national origin has nothing to do with it, it's human nature to seek the familiar environments of home when living in a foreign land for the first time.
When I arrived in the US, I started out in a town in the Midwest where there were very few people from the Philippines. Yes, I missed the family and friends I left, the co-workers I had, and the hustle and bustle of living in Manila. Yes, I got excited when I hear Tagalog spoken whenever I was out in the mall, I lit up when a fellow Filipino recognizes me or acknowledges me as Filipino, and I sought out Asian supermarkets just so I can find ingredients to make Filipino food. In time, these feelings changed. Like me, you will also get accustomed to your new country, new friends, new co-workers, and your new way of life.
In my case, I will always be Filipino in appearance and soul but I've adapted to the lifestyle in the US and could not see myself living or working anywhere else. I live in California now and I see a lot of people from the Philippines many of whom just recently arrived. I don't envy the fact that I did not have this kind of environment when I first moved to the US because I think my personal experience of being exposed to very few Filipinos when I arrived strengthened me to adapt and brought out the person I've now become.
[QUOTE=Dorables;6360994]hello fellow nurses.I really need your help.I'm currently working here in saudi arabia As a DENTAL nurse.To tell you the truth im not happy with my work, coz i know its not a job of a nurse.
Dental nurse - its a nursing specialization too.
Take it as an opportunity, that can help you find a more exciting career later on. That dental nurse experience can help you land a rosy career in TRAUMA CENTERS, ER, OR, MAXILO-FACIAL surgery units.
Think positive! View it an an opportunity to learn new craft.
As with your other post regarding allergy testing prior to giving antibiotics, it would appear that some practices in your country are significantly different from common practice in the U.S.
We do use a protocol with inpatients with documented allergy to iodides who need a non-emergent CT scan - it's a 16-hour regimen of pre-medication with steroids and diphenhydramine prior to the scan.
((HUGS)) you are perfectly normal.....I always share my brainsheets....a collection of ways to keep organized for the use of AN members only...they are a collection from other AN members (daytonite) over the years. feel free to modify them
here are a few.
1 patient float.doc
5 pt. shift.doc
day sheet 2 doc.doc
critical thinking flow sheet for nursing students
student clinical report sheet for one patient
i hope they help
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