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  1. progress notes
    It really depends on your floor's policy. Some use a "chart by exception" approach where only abnormal findings, or findings that are not elsewhere documented require mention in the note. Others...
    Jul 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. I am working as an RN, BSN-what next?
    Do you currently have your BSN? If so, there are several routes you can pursue to continue your education. A Master's degree in nursing education will allow you to teach nursing at the collegiate...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  3. pre-employment quiz
    I'm not sure what you mean. Are you looking for sample questions that might be asked in an interview?
    Jul 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. a wannabe nurse with a fainting problem
    I pretty routinely pass out or feel faint when I get blood drawn, an IV placed, etc. It's all a psychological reaction, but it happens. I have no problem, however, starting IV's, giving injections,...
    Jul 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Mind boggled
    Is there anything specific we can help you with? Time management, study tips, communication, etc?
    Jul 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Paramedic/RN
    A paramedic and an RN are two different careers. Similar, in some ways, but in reality a very different skill set. Likewise, the education programs are very different and do not cross over- meaning...
    Jul 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. reasonable orientation for an experienced nurse?
    Having used paper charting before, if suggest bringing blank copies of the flow sheets, assessment forms, (whatever your most commonly used forms are) home and looking them over. Knowing what the...
    Jul 19
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  8. reasonable orientation for an experienced nurse?
    I'm assuming you're experienced in the specialty of your new job, and not just an experienced nurse going from, say, med-surg to oncology where there may be a big learning curve regarding procedures,...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  9. accessing a port for just one blood draw
    Accessing a port vs doing a venipuncture isn't only a matter of time and convenience, it's also a much greater infection risk to the patient- many of whom are already immunocompromised. Our peds onco...
    Jul 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. In last semester and thinking of changing majors
    Finish this last semester and complete your degree. If you can manage it with your schedule, take one or two elective courses in fields you find appealing to see if it peaks your interest. If...
    Jul 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Graduating and depressed
    Are you planning to work on this unit as an RN? If not, then I'd put it behind you. Yes, there are short staffed units and hospitals and there are also units where staff morale is very low. It sounds...
    Jul 13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Meds or Beds?
    Did you forget that the med was due and not remember until later because you were busy? Or did you realize at the time that the med was due, but not say anything because you didn't want to be...
    Jul 4
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Ped help!!
    Explain things to the kids. And if the kid is too young to understand, explain things to the parents. Much of a child's fear can be alleviated if you are honest with them and tell them what you are...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  14. Dissertation Ideas
    The best and easiest topics to research and write about are ones in which you are interested. If you like oncology and find it interesting, choose a subject related to that. A few pediatric oncology...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  15. Preceptorship
    Remember that even after you're finished with orientation, you will never be left without a resource to go to for help. The charge nurse, your fellow staff nurses, the policy and procedure manual,...
    Jun 11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Manager of Care questions...any tips?
    My best advice would be to apply what you know about effective communication and patient/staff rights. Keep patients safe. Protect confidentiality. Maintain respect and integrity. Keep staff safe....
    Jun 8
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  17. PA licensure by endorsement
    How long should it take to get my temporary practice permit after the board receives my application, transcript and payment?
    Feb 5
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  18. Question for Philadelphia area nurses
    Does your hospital have a daycare center for employee children that accommodates 12 hour day shift employees? If so, where do you work and what are the hours? Thanks in advance!
    Jan 30
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  19. Demand for PICU nurses
    There may be a demand for experienced PICU nurses, but with no experience you wouldn't be considered a PICU nurse, you would be considered a new graduate nurse. While there are some PICUs that will...
    Nov 15, '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  20. November 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    http://img.allnurses.com/cartoon/nurse-caption-contest-5.gif "See? Your fellow tattoo artist behind me is proof that wearing a lab coat doesn't make you a doctor any more than wearing scrubs make...
    Nov 12, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  21. November 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    http://img.allnurses.com/cartoon/nurse-caption-contest-5.gif "With the new cuts from the Affordable Care Act, we can't afford hair implants, but heard that you can tattoo us a mean comb over."
    Nov 9, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  22. Doing favors or giving gifts for patients: Unacceptable?
    There seems to be two types of scenarios here: 1. Patient ASKS for a favor to be done. 2. Nurse decides on his/her own to do the favor. It sounds like most of the posters are saying that...
    Oct 14, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Head to Toe Physical Assessment
    Our assessment forms read "Normal for ethnicity". "Congruent with genetic background" works fine too.
    Oct 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  24. Research question on malpractice and nursing documentation
    Oh, and here's some of my opinion to help with your project. The most common problems I see are failure to document at all, failure to document follow up (ex: patient's chart says patient has a...
    Oct 10, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  25. Research question on malpractice and nursing documentation
    A "research paper" in college generally indicates that your instructor expects you to use reliable sources for your paper. Reliable sources are professional, peer-reviewed studies. Not opinions from...
    Oct 10, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance


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