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  1. HIPAA violation
    I would have no problem giving bedside report in private rooms. I would ask the patient if we have permission to discuss their admission/give report while family/etc are present. If the patient...
    Nov 18
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  2. Tips on the job hunt...What I've learned
    I would agree that you may have to be open to moving. I am now several hundred miles from where I went to college. I would argue that in areas with many nursing schools - where each school sends...
    Nov 17
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  3. Best Tennis Shoes
    I have had custom orthotics because of flat feet in the past (and really should get a new pair...but that's another story). I wear clogs some days at work (Dansko XP line), but more commonly I...
    Nov 16
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  4. Am I crazy? Or should we go for it?
    You will never know until you try. You might not even have to "look" for permanent work - some of my coworkers came to our current employer as travelers and simply never left/were asked to stay...
    Nov 16
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  5. Need clarification
    You could apply for a non-compact license in a compact state and then change your address if your move into that state to be eligible for compact privileges. You can't have a compact license without...
    Nov 16
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  6. Another "Is it still worth it" question from a freshman at a school with a nursing program
    It depends on what you want in your career and for yourself. Its a personal question and you have to make your own decision and come to terms with it. I have had four jobs in healthcare, three as an...
    Nov 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Freaking out
    I'm not a traveler. But I was 22 when I moved from suburban Ohio to rural Kentucky (Appalachia) - not super far but whoa things are different. I drove from my then residence (KY) to Washington, DC...
    Aug 24
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  8. Behind $1.2T student debt crisis-scam by education predators;Corinthian College shut
    Holy crap. And I thought I had a "lot" of student debt from a 4 year BSN program in a program ranked one of the best (top 5ish when enrollment/matriculation and NCLEX pass rates were concerned) in...
    Aug 9
    Forum: Nursing News
  9. Is there a line floating?
    Ah. How I don't miss the floor. :) I worked neuro stepdown with med/surg and tele patients thrown in (they had this bright idea to do neurosciences care and have everyone not ICU status on the...
    Aug 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. New nurse, feeling discouraged. Please help!
    Take some deep breaths, review some extra material, and keep at it. Learning anything is a process and you will get there, it takes time. You don't come out of school with the clinical judgment of...
    Aug 2
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. No worries USA.  Only healthcare workers will be exposed to ebola.
    This. I highly doubt this is the first time the virus has been brought to the US (I would bet money that the CDC and/or companies working on a vaccine have been studying the virus using, I don't...
    Aug 2
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  12. Scrubs for a very curvy girl--I NEED help!
    Another option for cheaper - try and see if there is a second hand uniform store in your area. Might be worth checking out to see if there is a collection of scrubs to try on. They may have many...
    Jun 19
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  13. Full Moon Friday the 13th
    Bonus! Tomorrow is a scheduled day off! And I am not on call this weekend! Yay me! ;) Though, some of the stories from nights and full moons are still some of the most entertaining stories I...
    Jun 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. RN's what was your occupation while in nursing school?
    While I was in nursing school, I had three jobs (at the same time). Plus a full time BSN program. I worked in a call center, I worked as an assistant in a local hospital, and worked as an...
    Jun 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Is this common with nurses and doctors?
    Sometimes there will be what seems like a "condensed" SBAR. The example you give is brief, but it meets all the criteria for SBAR (as a stepdown nurse I used a name instead of room #, but we...
    Jun 3
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  16. What Would You Do?
    I mean, isn't this basic stuff? You have a concern, so you have to voice it to someone who can do something about it. Which would mean that you call the doc and clarify the order. It really doesn't...
    Jun 3
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  17. Doc that hinders pain management
    I was so worked up about your experience and sharing mine...I missed your last paragraph about orders etc for patients. When I worked neuro stepdown we had two sets of orders for comfort...
    May 29
    Forum: Pain Management Nursing
  18. Doc that hinders pain management
    I ran into this issue when I worked neuro stepdown. I had a patient with terminal cancer that was metastatic to basically everywhere. Constant pain. The combinations of meds the attending wrote for...
    May 29
    Forum: Pain Management Nursing
  19. Millennials in the workplace
    Not deliberate. Apparently the two keys I hit at the same time cause the post to post prematurely. I would find the shortcut without trying.
    May 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Millennials in the workplace
    As a Millennial, I am not fully shocked that people have this complaint of my generation, but I also do take some offense (probably just being part of the offending generation). Let's get some...
    May 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. New CNA job/friendless
    I think I would stick it out some more if I were you. It's barely been about 2 months. Some of these folks probably barely know you. I would focus on my work, do everything to the best of my...
    Mar 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. When attending a traditional BSN program, are students told they're better than ADNs?
    I completed my nursing education in a BSN program. I made the choice that was right for me at the time. There were many factors. I was 17 when I was making college decisions. I thought I wanted...
    Mar 15
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  23. Do you like your job?
    I work in the OR in a hospital somewhere. I love my job, most days. Some days suck. But that's the nature of the OR. It can be a crazy pace, or be slow. Anything can happen.
    Feb 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. 12 Hour Shifts
    I would agree, you get used to them eventually. 12s on days were MUCH easier for me than 12s on nights. 12s on nights was easier when I was a tech/PCA in nursing school - cause I had a 15 minute...
    Jan 20
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  25. "Get out of here... go do some 'doctor' stuff..."
    A while back, one of the surgery attendings I work with saw I was busy with things that I needed to do before the patient's procedure could start. He took it upon himself to grab the med student and...
    Dec 29, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing

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