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  1. nurses writing admission orders
    I worked at a facility that did simular, often the admitting doc for the nursing home was the one who wrote the discharge instructions from the hospital. We would call doc to let them know patient...
    Nov 15, '08
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  2. ICU or ED -trying to decide
    Do you like finding out first hand what stupid human trick was attempted (work ER) or do you like fixing the problem after the labs and tests have confirmed the trick was successful(work ICU)?
    Nov 14, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Nursing Reputation?
    In general as a nurse in the USA I am respected by patients, families and doctors.
    Oct 30, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Will I get fired?
    Yes you may be fired for sleeping on the job. Making personal calls during work hours is not usually acceptable, you are working not socializing. What type of license do you have? Not giving...
    Oct 30, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. how did you get hired.
    Make sure you filled out the application correctly and had references with phone numbers. A nice resume also helps a lot. 1 to 2 weeks after submitting application and resume, call to see if it was...
    Oct 30, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Would you have called rapid response?
    SBP less than 90 does not mean poor perfusion, look at the Mean Arterial Pressure. Assess your patient. If this was an automatic pressure, check a manual one. Ask your patient if they are light...
    Oct 26, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Telemetry Staffing Ratios
    Travel RN, on 3rd contract with this awesome facility in Maryland. Type of Hospital: Community Type of Unit: med/surg/cardiac telemetry Number of beds: 24 Number of patients each RN has: 1:3 or...
    Sep 19, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Paid sick-days issue
    The average person who is basically healthy will have 3 to 7 days/year when they are sick. Most of those are stress related not actual infectious related. If your work environment also adds to the...
    Sep 8, '08
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  9. Large hospital and specialize or small hospital and cross train?
    There are two routes, take the small hospital and semi specialize in everything for a rewarding career at the low level or work really hard for a while (teaching facility environments can be...
    Sep 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. I have interview!
    Good luck, I did some time in LTC and understand your frustration. You never see someone get better, it can be depressing. You do have time management skills that could be sold on E-Bay, lol. I am...
    Sep 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. When you can't leave it at work.....
    Debriefing helps a lot, talk to someone about this. The chat after a traumatic event is a defusing, a few days after is a debriefing. These are helpful to most people, going over the details with...
    Sep 8, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Maryland Nursing Shortage Is Getting Worse
    I work as a travel nurse in Carroll County Maryland, I am on my 3rd contract here. Nice community hospital, pay is good, nurse patient ratio is awesome! Close to DC, Baltimore, Gettysburg and of...
    Sep 1, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  13. Advice for student nurses
    As far as passing boards, I suggest test questions by yourself or with a group which ever you have access to. As far as being an orientee nurse, listen to your preceptor. Your orientation is very...
    Aug 31, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. how do you improve morale in a unit?
    htrn has good advice, talk to the manager. Suggest giving the complainers the job of finding a solution. Staff that complains about a problem needs the opportunity to be on a committee to fix the...
    Aug 31, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Please MAJOR TROUBLE!!
    I was pregnant during my first year of nursing school and had to take time off due to a c-section mid August. I returned the following year and completed nursing school and passed boards the first...
    Aug 10, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Is it okay to give an IM through clothing?
    Injecting through anything could cause an abcess, a small piece of fiber could be embedded in the flesh and this could cause a nasty infection.
    Aug 1, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. old nurse with a new job
    Humm, a facility that has you caring for vent patients and has not oriented you to that yet? Sounds liike a place that runs on a shoestring. If you like the job (place, hours etc) then maybe you...
    Jul 18, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. The Best Hospitals List
    I worked at UPMC in Pittsburgh for 2 years.
    Jul 17, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Fed up of nights!
    Try working all your night requirements in a row, that way you can sleep daytime and work nights. Yes your social life will be non-existant but you will get your hours in and be back to normal for...
    Jul 16, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Hospital bullies affect patient safety
    My first experience with a not so nice doc was with a pulmonologist who had a reputation for being verbal. I was orienting in ICU at the time and this was my first assist with a swan placement. I...
    Jul 15, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. for how long is new grad new grad???
    When you stop having nightmares about work stuff that is simple like meds given, forgetting patients etc. Your mind will tell you when you are there. Oh geeze, I had a dream about med passes two...
    Jul 11, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Are RN refresher courses helpful?
    I worked with some refresher nurse students last month. This program took them through the whole facility. I worked with one student for 8 hours in a telemetry unit and she was very much into doing...
    Jul 11, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Hospital bullies affect patient safety
    Humm, what a refreshing idea. I would love to be backed by the administration for this. Screen play for JACHO training film. Doc sits down and starts softly cussing and tossing charts. nurse...
    Jul 11, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Potential nurse...scared of death
    We all fear the unknown. You will do fine, you care. The more you learn and experience the less you will worry. Except during nursing school when you seem to develop the symptoms of every disease...
    Jul 9, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Things you wish you knew....
    #1 if you are in charge of your unit then there are some things you can change. Big units with hopelessly long med passes, split the med pass up between two halfs of the unit. 7am and 9am or 8am...
    Jul 9, '08
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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