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  1. Starting on the bone marrow transplant unit - help!
    I work on the overflow unit for BMT and we're basically BMT Jr. We don't get the active transplants but we do have patients on the service. I also float and pick up over there quite a bit. Learn...
    Dec 3, '13
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  2. Tired Of Being The Bad Guy
    :( What a burden to carry. I agree that asking for a break or some kind of rotation when possible is not unreasonable. When I was doing my preceptorship on a peds hem-onc floor, I wondered how...
    Dec 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Black Friday, Code Blue
    Next time I will make sure my storytelling meets your high standards. I accepted your feedback the first time. You didn't need to keep telling me your POV over and over. Don't know why you're so...
    Dec 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Black Friday, Code Blue
    None of our ativan vials are refrigerated. They're stocked in the regular pyxis. The only things that are routinely stocked in our pyxis fridge are insulin and neupogen. Sometimes we have chemo,...
    Dec 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. 8 months as a nurse and I am failing miserably
    *hugs* As I have told our newbies, the other shift is always going to feel like you should have done more. I've worked both day and night shift on my floor, and I can say from experience that...
    Dec 3, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. Black Friday, Code Blue
    Are you even reading my posts? I said I should not have ran the way I did, and attributed that to my previous code in the summer where the patient died and wanting to quickly get the needed...
    Dec 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Black Friday, Code Blue
    *shrug* I wouldn't have posted it if I didn't expect mixed opinions. Not my first rodeo on this website. I just think people are getting caught up in semantics. Being told I should be counseled by...
    Dec 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Black Friday, Code Blue
    You're not making me feel badly because I was in the situation to know what happened first hand, but truthfully I am getting frustrated over so much being made about the word "scream" because I...
    Dec 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Black Friday, Code Blue
    I didn't yell at her. I was actually more upset that she didn't ask for help because she stood quietly in front of it just staring while we thought she was getting into it. I actually only went...
    Dec 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Black Friday, Code Blue
    Just want to address a few things: 1. I definitely did run fast. Yeah, not a good idea, but the last time I had my patient code, they died. It definitely affected me to see how quickly that...
    Dec 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Why does school have to be made to be (seemingly) unneccesarily difficult?
    Do NOT attempt to read all of those chapters. Do NOT attempt to study all of the information. It hasn't been that long that I've been out of school, and I know all too well the pressures that are...
    Dec 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Black Friday, Code Blue
    As soon as I hear her son call out in the hall, "We need a nurse!!!" I know that it's my patient and I know that it's something bad. I run into her room and see her seizing. Of course, our medicine...
    Dec 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Social help, not fitting in
    Honestly, I sat by myself in classes, ate lunch alone, and studied solo. Study groups are serious time wasters, and it bothers me that people don't take it serious and it becomes completely social. ...
    Sep 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. What is your Achilles heel?
    Eyes seriously gross me out. I couldn't do trauma for that reason - if I saw an eye out of socket, bloody, or with something stuck in it, I would probably faint. I work in oncology, so I got over...
    Aug 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Elderly coworkers becoming a burden.
    God forbid anyone express concern over the care that the patients on their floor receive. I have no idea why it's acceptable to point out the flaws in a new grad's patient care and not an older...
    Aug 23, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. New grads being rushed into "nursing maturity"
    I'm a year in, and I can tell you that it does get better. You do get more comfortable and learn to handle situations more calmly. As far as ideas: - While I was on orientation, I did not...
    Jul 20, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Male Nurse Hair Styles
    Your clinical instructors will give you specific instructions on dress code. They do this in order to ding you for points if you break it, lol. Girls could only wear one pair of stud earrings, and...
    Jul 18, '13
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  18. Ins and outs- what's the point?!
    Probably specific to my unit in oncology because of my leuks, but I've taken to placing and recording "blood loss" and "lab draws" in the computer flowsheets. I think it's important to monitor how...
    Jul 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Chemo Certification
    They should provide training to you in chemo administration according to their policies and procedures. The ONS certification may be what they use, but if it's required, most facilities will pay your...
    May 1, '13
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  20. Advice please!
    This sounds like an environmental issue, meaning your staff is not well-equipped to deal with shift change. You should be able to get a full report without being interrupted routinely. There are days...
    Apr 25, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. Bio Patch with PICC line dressing changes?
    It is policy to use the biopatch with central lines. We change 1x a week or sooner if soiled, patch saturated, or the tape loses its sticky. We also use a stat lock for the PICC lines specific. I...
    Apr 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Advice please!
    How many patients are you managing? What service lines are attending to your patients? I've found that the best thing for me is to use my custom brain sheet. It highlights what's important for my...
    Apr 24, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. What is the working RN's expectation of the nursing student?
    I believe that you implemented in ways that were to be expected for a student, and that you attempted to communicate and ask for help when you felt uncomfortable with the way a patient was acting. ...
    Feb 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Leaking blood during transfusion
    If my patient was itching I would stop transfusion, check site, and assess vitals. If site and VS were ok, I would call the doctor and ask for additional benadryl and continue transfusion. Make...
    Nov 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. My new favorite doctor! Read this :)
    We have some good and some bad at my facility. It's great when they acknowledge your work and say "Thank you." Although our residents are fairly accessible and respond to pages. I truthfully text...
    Nov 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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