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  1. Your RN Hospital Orientation
    I'm wondering; what was your orientation like? I know for mine we did a full 40 hour week and had to go through multiple tests, including diagnosing symptoms, pharm with math questions, mock CPR and...
    Oct 5
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. How Good are You at Staging Ulcers?
    This is a great little refresher quiz! I got about 85% correct. Click here to give it a try: http://www.slideshare.net/donnawcei/test-your-staging-skills?related=1
    Sep 9
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  3. Why is Med-Surg so hated?
    It is so hard because you have to know and do everything! From NG tubes to Copd to insulin/heparin drips to strokes to etoh withdraw to central line care to heart cath, just SO much to know. And you...
    Sep 9
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  4. Starting IVs
    If you have trouble relaxing, it will b harder. Set yourself up for success. Announce to the secretary, charge, or another nurse you're going to attempt an iv, and will be tied up for a little while....
    Sep 9
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  5. Wound care tips/tricks/tools, please share!
    Great thread!! Let's keep the tips coming! I know I've found that the skin prep I use for colostomies also works very well under tagaderm for people who have sensitivities. Once I had a pt who didn't...
    Sep 9
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  6. My one big issue
    Is it truly a legal issue? We're permitted a 30 minute lunch and 2 15 minute breaks. However, I have never taken a break, and often (3 out of 4) my lunches are only 15 minutes. When they are the...
    May 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Hanging vs Pushing IV Meds- Which do you do?
    Thank you, your answers are very helpful! I too felt it was excessive filter use and could not find any policy specifically stating that it was necessary. Probably as one poster suggested, she just...
    Mar 12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  8. please critique resume, any tips
    I always like to look at samples and beef mine up from bits and pieces that I can apply. Here are some good examples: Registered Nurse Resume Example Registered nurse resume - Templates -...
    Mar 5
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  9. Do you have a clever way to do IS teaching?
    I tell my patients to pretend theyre drinking a thick milkshake; most of them are NPO at this point because theyre post-op and they love this lol. And it is amazing how just cheering people on can...
    Mar 5
    Forum: Patient Education
  10. Help!!!Too slow with med pass
    It really does get easier & faster with practice. A lot of the same meds you will be giving over and over and so you will actually begin to memorize the packaging, thus making it easier to pick out...
    Mar 5
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  11. Hanging vs Pushing IV Meds- Which do you do?
    Hello, we were having a bit of a debate with the nurses this week and I wanted to see some other opinions. For a patient with a central line, one of the ports was p-locked. The patient was to get IV...
    Mar 5
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  12. How rude are your physicians???
    I am finally starting to get my bearings a bit as a med surg nurse. I'm fresh out of school and had no idea what to expect, so I am really shocked over how the doctors speak to nurses! The first few...
    Aug 13, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  13. Dealing with crappy tech/assistant performance
    I'm a new grad and still a little shaky on my feet. I've only been set loose from orientation for a few weeks. I have a tech/nurse assistant/pca that is making my job sooo much harder. When she does...
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  14. How to get faster at med pass
    I love the info on this thread!! Some of these time management tips are very practical and exactly what I've been looking for. Ty all for sharing
    Feb 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Tips and Tricks for an efficient shift
    Beautiful advice, thank you!!
    Feb 16, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. Tips and Tricks for an efficient shift
    i love this question and the answers so far! I do as others have said for the mornings, makes the rest of the day a lot easier. Now I just need to figure out how to speed up my admissions, they take...
    Jan 31, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. What do you wish you could/would have done while still orienting?
    I am getting frighteningly close to being done with orientation and set loose on my own! I want to cram in as much training as possible, as i'm VERY inexperienced medically. Is there anything you...
    Jan 26, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. How do you judge glucose monitoring?
    Hello,I was wondering how you all determine who gets their blood sugar checked and how often. I would think all DM patients, and those on steroids. What about NPO DM, and so on? Every 4, AC/HS? How...
    Jan 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. I am struggling with patient families lately.
    It depends entirely on the family. Often the family is difficult and critical. However, many times the family are actually very helpful to me, and especially to my PCA's- they do a lot of the little...
    Dec 29, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. How do you typically check medicines?
    Thanks for the great responses! I'm downloading micromedex and medscape now, I'm really hoping that they will work erm, at work. :) (by not having Internet I just mean easily accessible. The...
    Nov 6, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. How do you typically check medicines?
    New nurses often don't know many of the drugs, so I'm wondering how do you usually check medicines: uses, interactions, side effects, allergy cross overs, all of that? Especially since we're supposed...
    Nov 5, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. Your Starting Salary?
    So far in Ohio for an RN, ASN this is what ive seen- $21-23/hr at a nice hospital w/benefits in smaller areas or Nursing home. $23-25 in larger cities. $27-30/hr at a correctional institution, no...
    Oct 4, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Peer Interview
    Thank you for sharing! I would love to see any other peer interview questions. I've got one coming up as well, and i've never even heard of it before!
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  24. Is it bad to apply online?
    I just call ahead first. Most of the places i've called said they prefer online applications, and a hand full even said they won't accept an in- person resume.
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  25. The nurses every co-worker hates
    If you were a man this would be totally normal behavior. It's annoying how women have to be bubbly and chatty or else they're considered rude. I knew a lady like this who absolutely terrified me! But...
    Oct 1, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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