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  1. Moving to Chicago
    Doesn't matter what state you take NCLEX in; you can apply for licensure in any state once you pass.
    Nov 25
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  2. Staffing per unit question
    We also have the "2 RNs on the floor" rule....HOWEVER, this has been overlooked many times recently on my floor when low census coincides with understaffing. Instead 1 RN & 1 LPN or CNA will work...
    Nov 23
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  3. to hold or give insulin?
    Looks like MD ordered to give.
    Nov 23
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  4. Best Med
    If it were me, I'd look into some other programs. Most of these below also can transition into an RN program (similar to the type of program I went through - an extra summer semester to take...
    Nov 23
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  5. to hold or give insulin?
    If the MD instructed to give it, then I think you were right. Check policy. We typically hold sliding scale insulin if NPO but not always.
    Nov 23
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  6. Having a hard time saying 'no' to working overtime
    I take OT about every 4th or 5th time I get a call, just often enough to "take one for the team" but not so much to feel like I'm getting taken advantage of. I also tend to say yes when I have...
    Nov 22
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  7. Best Med
    No way, too expensive! My RN program was half that (2011). Are they accredited? What's the NCLEX pass rate?
    Nov 22
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  8. New Graduate RN
    Try more rural areas & farther south if possible. We've had openings listed for months (no where near Chicago btw). New hires to the floors are almost always new grads.
    Nov 22
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  9. Moving to Chicago
    If you are not planning to work in FL at all, it will be faster to apply directly for IL licensure rather than endorsement (so I've been told).
    Nov 22
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  10. Staffing per unit question
    To my knowledge, no. Staffing is supposed to be based on acuity as determined by a facility committee (at least half of which should be staff nurses). In other words, anything goes; it's all based...
    Nov 22
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  11. Practice on each other?
    We weren't allowed to practice IVs or injections on each other either d/t stated liability. However, found out when my sister attended the MA program at the same CC, they were allowed to practice...
    Nov 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Charting in patient rooms
    We were told something similar, oh, about a year or so ago. Never really caught on...
    Nov 22
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  13. How to prevent falls
    Also, our managers randomly check that alarms are set & PT will write up nurses who don't have alarms set if pt hasn't passed goals. Sucks, but it makes everyone a bit more diligent about keeping...
    Nov 22
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  14. Shared rooms and confused patients
    As the child of a dementia sufferer, I also want to thank you for putting a stop to pt 2's mouth. Had I been in the room as pt 1's family, you probably would have had to hold me back from slapping...
    Nov 18
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  15. Newly paced ileostomy with wound dehiscence
    Is the surgeon aware of the complication? He/she needs to be involved & should be dictating this pt's care.
    Nov 17
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  16. how to document amount of uterine bleeding
    Document pad count (3 pads in 4 hrs, or 2 pad/hr, etc); how heavily saturated might be included as well.
    Nov 17
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  17. pt received the wrong blood
    What about the first check off with lab? Did that employee also lose their job? I wonder about the labeling as well; seems hard to wrap my head around all these people missing the incompatibility.
    Nov 16
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  18. Morphine & air hunger
    Prepared to be amazed. Pt came back to the floor post-op & did very well taking everything into consideration. I was not her nurse, but started an IV for her on eve shift & her breathing was like...
    Nov 16
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  19. Morphine & air hunger
    Thanks again for everybody's response. No, I wasn't thinking about pain although this was a hip fx & no doubt caused significant pain. Just sort of always stuck in my head from school that morphine...
    Nov 15
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  20. Morphine & air hunger
    Thank you! I wish I had more gumption to argue with her, but it wasn't my pt & frankly I was just dumbfounded at her reaction. Turns out the pt didn't have a morphine order anyway. Well, we shall...
    Nov 15
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  21. Morphine & air hunger
    Just looking for validation.... Pt with severe COPD scheduled for surgery to repair a fracture was on the floor. Sats all over the place; mostly 90's with venti but pt wouldn't leave it on & drop...
    Nov 15
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  22. discharge/admit nurse
    We just added Adm/DC nurses this past year who usually cover from 0700 to 2100 during the week, until noon on weekends. I've heard nothing but good about the process although I work nights. They...
    Nov 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. NPs working with chiropractors
    Cfinesse, please don't believe all chiros are like the office you hired into. And some states like mine give DCs a very large scope of practice: only 2 restrictions - no surgery & no Rx privilege. ...
    Nov 8
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  24. How to prevent falls
    We use two assist initially & with anyone that still has significant numbness after a block. Otherwise, it's a judgment call. We don't use immobilizers at all for routine TKR. Often a fall...
    Nov 8
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  25. How to prevent falls
    Hmmm, we don't have too many falls when staff is assisting; falls are mostly when pts get up on their own. Are these pts being ambulated too far of a distance, causing some fatigue in the joint &...
    Nov 8
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing


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