dwoolard's Nursing Blog

dwoolard (2,270 Views)

Joined Feb 3, '14. Posts: 7 (86% Liked) Likes: 22

How to be the good patient and when to seek medical attention

The flu epidemic has been causing overcrowding all over across the United States. In northern California the outbreak is no stranger and flu season is only half way done. Like every hospital we test for the flu and are required to ask every admitted patient if they want the flu shot to decrease transmission. It seems as though, every patient being admitted is wearing a mask and being ruled out for the flu. I received my flu shot this season but was I bound to catch the flu from the start... Read More →

Nurses Floating Within the Hospital

I use to work as a floor/charge nurse in a hospital back in the Midwest, and the attitudes to float nurses were not the best. I felt like the mentality of the hospital was floaters got the harder assignment, along with any travelers. My floor was unique and the nurses were not pre-assigned to a group of patients upon starting the shift. The off going charge nurse would create patient bundles and when nurses arrive on the unit they would pick a group of patients. Now, certain employees... Read More →

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