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  1. Do you check on your patients less when family is in the room?
    I check on all my patients as frequently as possible, but a pt that needs me less gets less visits. If there is a family member in the room who is competent they get checked on less, because they are...
    Apr 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. ALWAYS called to work on days off?
    I work prn, so it is a whole different story. When I worked full-time I would only answer the phone if I want to go in. After not answering or saying no enough times they stop calling. If you often...
    Nov 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Pregnancy: best during nursing school or as a new hire?
    I am pregnant and a nurse. I had my kids after I was done with school. Physically I can no longer do my job. I ended up quiting my parttime job and only do prn 4 or 8 hour shifts at my other job. The...
    Nov 9, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. How does PRN work?
    All hospitals handle it different I work PRN in a small hospital. The nurse manager makes the schedule leaving shifts blank where scheduled nurses have asked off or where they are short for other...
    Oct 29, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Can I be a nurse if I'm not a morning person?
    coffee, coffee, coffee!
    Oct 29, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Why aren't pt phones & TV free?
    We have free cable, wifi, and local phone calls at both hospitals I work at. I have never really thought about it as it is standard here. However, it seems unfair for the insurance companys to have...
    Oct 29, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. medication time regulations
    We have an hour window on either side to give meds in general. However meds that are given very frequently and insulin I try to give closer to the scheduled time. I have often questioned HS meds...
    Sep 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. why is the pay so low?!?!
    That is very inline with LPN pay here. Actually I think LPNs here start closer to $13. I started as an RN in a hospital and starting pay was only 17.50 4 years ago. The cost of living here(rural...
    Sep 1, '10
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  9. Exposure to Medications
    I have recently started wearing gloves to give HS meds. There is a warning that pops up on cholestrol meds and prostate meds not to touch or crush if you are pregnant. I am pregnant and 90% of my pts...
    Aug 17, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. How many nurses?
    At both of my jobs, if census is low enough we only have one nurse on the floor. Both jobs also have house supervisors to come to the unit if needed.
    Aug 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. awesome nurse pt ratios
    Does anyone have awesome nurse pt ratios. At my PRN job the staffing is great. It is med-surg. although it is a small hospital so we have swing, peds, and hospice on medsurg. We don't have an IV team...
    Aug 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Per Diem Nurses?
    Most of the PRN people at my job are nurses who used to work there, but now want less hours. Many of us have young kids and didn't want to put them in daycare. $52 per hour is crazy. I make exactly...
    Jul 30, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Do you answer your phone on your day off?
    I usually let it go to voicemail if it is my part-time job. If it is my PRN job I answer becasue thats how you get PRN shifts. I like to listen to them on the voicemail so I can make a decision and...
    Jul 30, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Most ridiculous patient requests?
    When I was 8 months pregnant. I had a pt ask for a piggy back ride. I told her no we would use the lift. She said all the other nurses give me piggy back rides. ya right.
    Jul 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. A nurse by any other name...
    Here patient care cordinators are the nurse managers.
    Jul 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Brown Mackie College-Salina? Help?
    On the Kansas board of Nursing website you can look up what the NCLEX pass rate is. I would also look at local community colleges as they are much cheaper.
    Jul 8, '10
    Forum: Kansas Nursing
  17. If you are a parent, what type of schedule do you like having?
    I have a 3 year old. I work 3pm-11pm every other tuesday, sat and sunday. It works well because my MIL watches her for a few hours every other tuesday and then my husband the rest of the time. The...
    Jun 30, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Isolation Patients:  what is your protocol for dining ?
    This is a topic i fuss often at work about. In inpatient rehab the patients all eat in a dining room together. The trays come from the kichen then when give them to the patients at the tables. Our...
    Jun 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Have I missed something about tylenol?
    Google any drug with almost any side effect and a link will come up, becasue someone somewhere belives its true. As to tylenol and hearing loss I have no idea if that is correct.
    Jun 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. NEVER say we are short staffed.
    When pt's ask if we are short staffed I usually say something like, "Our census is up tonight. Although I have everything undercontrol you might have to be pretty patient tonight. They call it being...
    Jun 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. PEG tube dressing help.
    If your facility has stat locks for Foley catheters, put one on the pts abd then you can clip the end of the peg tube into that. Then it can clip in and out for feedings and will not need replaced...
    Jun 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. What are the staffing ratios in your state?
    I have 2 jobs. At one job we have up to 6pts per nurse or if there is an IV cert LPN the LPN takes her own 6, so the RN has 6 + keeping an eye on the LPN's 6. We have an aid for about every 6 pts and...
    May 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Nurses not speaking english at work
    I am as white as they come and only speak English. However, The USA does not have an official language. Due to freedom of speech we may speak whatever we please. If the nurses are speaking to the...
    May 14, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Contact precaution, their visitors, and HIPPA
    Sounds like you did well. At my facillity visitors do not have to gown and glove if they will not be visiting other pts in the hospital. If they choose to gown that is fine. With C.Diff the family...
    May 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Transition from new grad to RN: What did you wish you knew?
    I needed to easy up on my expectations of myself and others. I still struggle with the fact that I can not always get everything I would like to done. My coworkers don't always do everything how I...
    May 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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