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  1. Don't yell at co-workers in front of people
    Agree. I know of a RN who didn't yell but was rude and condescending towards nurse assistants, in front of a family member. That family member complained to the manager and the RN ended up getting...
    Nov 25
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. IV catheter changes..
    I've worked as a traveler at dozens of hospitals and most hospitals policy is change every 96 hrs. If the patient is a hard stick then it'll stay in. I thought it was more for infection prevention....
    Nov 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Pushy Recruiter
    He sounds like a nut job. Good luck.
    Nov 23
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  4. What is the proper way to address an RN?
    I turn my badge around and go by hey at work.
    Nov 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Good nursing or learned dependence?
    Ours want to leave ASAP. It's usually me saying I don't know when the doctor will be in, we have to wait for the doctor before we send you home, can you give me a few minutes to print out the...
    Nov 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Are all nurses perpetually exhausted?
    12 hour shifts are draining, yes. Even if only for 3 days a week it can be grueling work depending on your unit. It typically takes me a day to recover, so that leaves me chronically exhausted. ...
    Nov 19
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  7. Would you ever ask another nurse to give your pt a suppository?
    They were taking advantage of you. She is there to assess the SKIN, not give meds. I would have asked the skin care nurse to hold onto the patient and I would give it myself. Just like when I ask...
    Nov 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. pt received the wrong blood
    When in doubt, blame the nurse.
    Nov 19
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  9. Other than BSN
    I graduated 9 years ago from my BSN program. Reading this thread makes me want to review APA format if I ever decide to get my masters. It's been so long since I've written a paper!
    Nov 17
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  10. How did you guys make the choice to become nurses?
    I was sitting at the kitchen table filling out college applications my junior year of high school. I never really gave a career much thought. I had to choose something as a major on the application...
    Nov 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. I don't think Nursing is for me
    The good thing is you are only 19! And already an LPN? I think that's a great accomplishment. But you are too young to be stuck in a dead end job if it's not your passion. Is it feasible for you...
    Nov 17
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  12. ICU RN
    Sounds like you work in a very busy ICU and have learned a lot in just a year! But yes, I too think it's best to wait another year. Remember you're competing against seasoned travelers with many...
    Nov 15
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  13. Who else is taking there CCRN soon??
    I am taking it soon, though I don't have a date yet. Either December or January depending on how my studying goes. Right now I am using the PASS CCRN online questions. I bought that portion from...
    Nov 13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  14. feeling guilty about blood draw
    Next time you're at work, check your hospital policy on drawing blood from lines. My current facility states to pause infusion 2 minutes, waste 5cc not 10. So go with what your hospital wants, many...
    Nov 13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  15. ICU especially hard on back?
    I feel like ICU is the worst on the back. We do have lifts in all patient's rooms, but we still do turns the old fashioned way most of the time. Also a biggie is depending on the type of ICU you...
    Nov 13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  16. IV starts in nursing schools
    We did it on dummies in the skill lab, I started one on myself while in nursing school, and yes we were allowed to practice on patients. We did a clinical rotation at a day surgery place one day...
    Nov 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Are there 10 hr shifts in Nursing??
    I've worked 10 hr shifts in PACU, 4 shifts a week. It was really nice. Try IR too.
    Nov 13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  18. Would you stay at an assignment you didn't like for the money?
    I guess it depends how much you hate it. Looking back I regret at extending at certain hospitals and wish I had just moved on. But you live and learn. 8 weeks isn't as bad as the usual 13 weeks if...
    Nov 12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  19. Identify a patient care situation in which you describe how nursing care or approaches to
    you failed.
    Nov 12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  20. Talky Nurse
    I prefer quiet too. But if talky nurse is helpful, a team player and a nice person I won't be bothered. Try to block him/her out or find a way to chart in a quiet place if you're working together. ...
    Nov 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. New nurse and feeling discouraged by older nurses?
    I've had doctors ask me why their patient is on a blood thinner. And I have done it myself, not known why a patient is on a certain med while giving report. Yes I feel stupid but there are some...
    Nov 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Devastated on First Write Up
    Wow that seems excessive to fire you over mislabeling a lab specimen. I've worked in dozens of ICUs as a traveler and this is a problem for each unit, in every hospital! It is tracked yes, but I...
    Nov 8
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  23. no new grads allowed in hospitals?
    If you are willing to relocate there are hospitals in CA that hire new grads. I am not sure of the market in Sacramento, but look into southern CA, the central coast or more inland. Yes it is...
    Nov 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. resume help
    I am considering going staff and need some tips for my resume. I have been traveling 6 years and before that was a RN at one hospital for 2.5 years. I generally extend to 6 months everywhere I go...
    Nov 8
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  25. What can RT's do that RN's can't?
    There's a thread about this already. Try the search function at the top of the screen.
    Oct 28
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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