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  1. Night shift and adjusting on your days off
    Does anyone else that works on night shift have trouble adjusting to sleeping at night on your days off? I usually work three nights in a row and after my last shift I will usually sleep until 3 pm...
    Mar 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. V tach leading to an MI
    What I don't understand is there are lots of cases where people have survived an MI. This pt was on plavix, but had to stop taking it a few weeks before the scheduled surgery and was to continue the...
    Feb 8
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  3. V tach leading to an MI
    This pt had a history of one MI and three stents. He was in the hospital for a non-cardiac issue. He had surgery that day and he was doing okay when I received report and and was doing well when I...
    Feb 6
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  4. V tach leading to an MI
    Can a patient who has short runs of v tach be at risk for an MI and could it be a warning sign of an impending of an MI?
    Feb 6
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  5. Nursing Needs To Get Back In The Hospitals
    In my opinion, hands on experience goes a long way. You can only learn so much from textbooks and your instructor lecturing you on a certain subject. I graduated from an ADN program where we did lots...
    Feb 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. First code as a new nurse
    I haven't taken ACLS yet. In school we did a sim lab where we did a mock code and I feel like I was supposed to know what to do, but I didn't react. The entire code looked like organized chaos....
    Feb 2
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. First code as a new nurse
    I've been a nurse less than a year and a few days ago I experienced my first code. Two or three weeks ago we had a pt where a code was called but it wasn't a true code, even then I was terrified and...
    Feb 2
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Sleepy Nightshift nurse
    During my orientation I was on day shift. Then I switched to nights, I actually feel like I sleep better during the day. I switch back to sleeping at night on my off days but I still feel like I...
    Jan 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. JP Drains and blood exposure
    I never would have thought the jp drains would do that. I thought the hemovacs would much more likely squirt blood at your face since it has a spring that you have to compress down after you open it....
    Dec 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. How did you feel when you got your first nursing paycheck?
    When I got my first nursing paycheck I stared at it for a few minutes. I have had other jobs in the past but I never made that much in a single paycheck. It was also my first professional job as an...
    Dec 30, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  11. JP Drains and blood exposure
    Thanks everyone for your advice. It makes more sense to turn the opening of the drain away from your face :facepalm: The jp drain has increments on it, but it's kind of hard to get an accurate...
    Dec 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. JP Drains and blood exposure
    The last time I was at work I went in to my patient's room to hang an antibiotic, the patients wife just mentions the jp drain is full. The techs usually empty drains and foleys for us, but I will...
    Dec 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. 5 Tips in How To Adapt to Night Shift
    I just switched to night shift last week. The first night I worked I had no trouble staying awake, but when I started driving home I suddenly felt really tired. Had to force myself to stay focused to...
    Oct 18, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  14. Pain Management
    What is your opinion on when to switch from IV pain meds to PO. I've noticed a lot of nurses like to use IV pain meds on the day of surgery, but like to switch to PO by the first post op day after...
    Oct 18, '13
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  15. Pain Management
    I'm a new nurse with only 7 weeks of nursing experience. My current and very first nursing job is on an ortho floor. The nurses are very nice and helpful. One of the nurses told me that some of...
    Oct 14, '13
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  16. IV push and wearing gloves
    At this point in my career I have a hard time straying from the way I was taught in nursing school. I believe they taught us that for a reason. A lot of times I have seen blood in the tubing even...
    Sep 2, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  17. IV push and wearing gloves
    In nursing school they taught us to wear gloves while doing IV pushes or hooking up IV tubing to a patient. I just graduated in May and just recently started working as a nurse. While observing my...
    Sep 2, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  18. Feeling overwhelmed
    I recently got my first job as an RN on an ortho floor and have just completed six days on the job. During my nursing school preceptorship I was given 2-5 patients, but most of the time it was 3 and...
    Aug 30, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. ADN vs. BSN - patient mortality rates
    Where I am from there is no difference in pay between an ADN and BSN nurse. I want to earn my BSN to broaden my knowledge and be able to take other opportunities if they came along. I believe that if...
    Aug 4, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  20. ADN vs. BSN - patient mortality rates
    For that very reason, sometimes it would seem nice for nurses to wear or have something that signifies someone as a nurse, like in the past when you had to wear all white(I'm not for wearing all...
    Aug 3, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  21. Graduated over 2 months ago....Still no job offers
    The first interview I had for an new grad RN residency was on May 7th and I got my license a month later. I didn't think to call or contact them to inform them I was now licensed. Then I got an email...
    Aug 2, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  22. Graduated over 2 months ago....Still no job offers
    Thanks anonymous 456 for your advice on what to put in a cover letter. I created a cover letter using your advice and I submitted an application to that hospital I have applied so many times to, and...
    Aug 2, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  23. ADN vs. BSN - patient mortality rates
    I forgot got to include the link: The Importance of the Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing Education | peoriamagazines.com I wish people wouldn't write such articles because the public will start...
    Aug 2, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  24. ADN vs. BSN - patient mortality rates
    I came across an article that was talking about the importance of a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Here is a quote from their article, "Several studies have demonstrated an inverse relationship...
    Aug 1, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  25. What do you need when you start applying for RN positions?
    My first interview out of school was for a new grad RN residency. During the interview she seemed kind of hurried and not really interested. Then she asked me if I had a letter of reference, but I...
    Jul 30, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance


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