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  1. Is taking 10 patients too much
    Before I went for the interview I asked someone that I know who works there and she told me it was usually 9-10 patients on a low staffed day and she said that she wanted to be honest with me because...
    Jan 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Is taking 10 patients too much
    I recently interviewed at a rehab facility and they tell me they can give you up to 10 patients. Where I work now I typically will take 5-6, 7 patients when we are really busy, and this is taking...
    Jan 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. for those who work 12 hour shifts, how long is your lunch break?
    30 minutes unpaid. I stopped bringing an actual meal because when I do I never have time to eat it. Then have the problem of not getting to eat without interruptions. So I will usually bring crackers...
    Jan 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. ALERT:  Nonsterile IV saline sent to facilities
    The manufacturer shouldn't have tried to make the label look like the what is currently being used in hospitals, because it does look similar to a common label of normal saline that I'm used to...
    Jan 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Gaining confidence
    Yes, I have thought about talking to someone about this. The reason I haven't is because I didn't think it was such an issue to seek professional help. I am a shy person anyway so I have had to work...
    Jan 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Gaining confidence
    Whenever I make mistakes in the clinical setting I am definitely self critical of myself and it takes me a while to get over it, but whenever things are going okay then I feel more confident. I hate...
    Jan 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Gaining confidence
    While I was in nursing school I struggled with finding confidence in clinicals, it became such a problem that my instructor took me aside to talk to me about it. Inserting foleys or any other nursing...
    Jan 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Nurses are control Freaks
    I enjoy taking care of nurses, at least the ones that aren't trying to tell me how to do my job. The reason being, they are the one patient that I have at that time that will understand when I can't...
    Jan 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Confused about Carpuject???
    Well, you learn something new everyday. I had no idea what a carpuject was, so I looked it up. So that's why morphine comes in those skinny vials. The first time I gave morphine was during my...
    Jan 14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  10. anxiety about an occurance report
    I'm so ashamed by it and not feeling very confident in myself at this point, but I'm glad that my patient wasn't harmed. One of my nursing instructors told me that a nurse is lying when they tell you...
    Jan 13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  11. how to find a TEAS tutor
    When I took the test there was a book that was recommended that we could purchase at the school bookstore or online. It had sections in it for you to review like math, English, chemistry, and so on....
    Jan 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. What did I do wrong?
    I have been dealing with a somewhat similar situation. During report a nurse told me she was giving a certain pain medication, so I followed what she told me in report and gave the medication. There...
    Jan 13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  13. anxiety about an occurance report
    I got a three day suspension without pay, which is better than what I was expecting. I have learned my lesson when it comes to being too trusting. In the future I will not trust what another nurse...
    Jan 12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  14. anxiety about an occurance report
    I talked to my manager and explained to her the reasons for my actions. So then I had to write a statement so that it could be handed in to HR. I asked her if I was going to get a write up and she...
    Jan 11
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  15. anxiety about an occurance report
    I'm going to be way more careful now. I'm really worried that she is going to ask me why I didn't call to clarify and find out why there wasn't an order in the chart or why I didn't pass it on in...
    Jan 8
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  16. anxiety about an occurance report
    I am really nervous and upset about an occurance report that I was involved in. I haven't talked to my manager about it yet, but my nerves always bother me when anticipating what may happen. The...
    Jan 8
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  17. Text messages from nurse manager
    I think it's easier to say no when being asked to change my schedule, but I also see it as unprofessional. Whenever I need to send a message to the nurse manager I always send an email using my email...
    Dec 25, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Text messages from nurse manager
    I am always getting asked by my nurse manager to change my schedule around and work a different day. Most of the time if I decide to work an extra day they will low census me one of the days just so...
    Dec 24, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. IV starts in nursing schools
    Most hospitals where I am from expect new grads to have all the essential skills when they start working as a nurse. IV starts are part of the nursing skills and it should be at least taught in a...
    Nov 26, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. IV starts in nursing schools
    The ADN program I graduated from in 2013 teaches IV starts in skills lab using artificial arms. The purpose was to show you the technique because it's nowhere near the same as starting IV's in a real...
    Nov 26, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Afraid of loosing my job
    Thanks for the advice everyone. I needed to vent my frustrations and now I need to move on because this has been an issue for a while in nursing and my opinions are not going to change anything. It's...
    Nov 25, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Afraid of loosing my job
    People have all types of personalities whether they are an introvert or extrovert, and that includes nurses. Just because I'm not the nurse that says "you poor baby" or "I'm so sorry you are feeling...
    Nov 25, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Afraid of loosing my job
    I didn't know that part of a hospital's reimbursement is based on a survey of the patient's experience. Nursing schools should start teaching their students how make their patients feel like they are...
    Nov 22, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Afraid of loosing my job
    I think you have summed up my whole problem. I don't talk a whole lot and sometimes I have a hard time finding words to say. Whenever I meet patients I usually say the same things when introducing...
    Nov 22, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Afraid of loosing my job
    This past two weeks have been the worst. First my supervisor wanted to talk to me about techs complaining that I don't want to take patients to the bathroom, which is not true. While I'm in the room...
    Nov 21, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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