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  1. How can a pt experience both anemia (with a low hematocrit) and volume overload?
    Thanks for your responses, sorry I should have included more info. The patient does not have kidney disease, his low hgb and hct are suspected result of GI bleed. Therefore if he has a GI bleed I...
    Jul 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. How can a pt experience both anemia (with a low hematocrit) and volume overload?
    I cant seem to find the answer on google. Any info would be appreciated! Thanks :)
    Jul 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. What Baffles You?
    I dont understand when fully oriented non confused patients pull out their IV and then when I ask why they respond, "I dont know". grrr
    Oct 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Efficiency
    Not to worry you but organization and time management are definitely skills you need as a nurse. You'll of course get better and faster at tasks with experience which will help, but I would work on...
    May 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. VA Hospitals
    I have worked at VAs in two different cities and it can definitely depend on the specific one. One I didnt like much and the other I love now! They all have their ups and downs though, there are...
    May 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Do you like being a nurse?
    I work med-surg and I love being a nurse! My floor is a bit different though, I work for a VA hospital and we dont have a "step down" type unit so our acuity ranges widely. Plus we have rehab...
    Mar 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Year 1 Down!
    Thanks everyone! Jarhead, I'm sorry you're work situation isnt supportive. I'm lucky to work with a great group of people who I can always turn to when I have questions. What about the nurse who...
    Mar 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Year 1 Down!
    I officially have 1 year of nursing under my belt :) I know I'm not seasoned yet but its exciting to look back at all that I learned this past year and think about all there is still to learn. I've...
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Tips and Tricks for an efficient shift
    Group as many things together as you can. For example, its now a habit for me to check if my patient needs more water or another blanket or anything if I'm leaving the room for something else so that...
    Feb 15, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. new grad jobs ...
    Sorry forgot to add, dont wait until you graduate to search the job market as you said. I graduated last December but started applying for jobs in august, most will post new grad residencies months...
    Nov 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. new grad jobs ...
    I'm from Arizona but now work in salt lake city. I had no ties to az either and applied all over the country. I'm so glad I did! I love it here and there's so many new areas to explore/learn about...
    Nov 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Trouble with starting IV's
    Just a few tips: In school I was taught to anchor below the vein and go at an angle, I always failed that way. I find it much better to anchor above the vein and go at a very shallow angle. ...
    Nov 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Medical Profession ABV's
    NP- nurse practitioner PA- physicians assistant APRN- advance practice RN RT- respiratory therapist PT- physical therapist OT- occupational therapist HT- health tech (aka CNA)
    Nov 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. What makes nursing stressful for you?
    As a new grad, the biggest frustration for me is that nursing school really doesnt prepare us at all for how much behind the scenes things we do. Patients have no idea how many fires we put out all...
    Nov 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. As an experienced RN, do you like/dislike having a student nurse assigned to you?
    I enjoy having students unless they are more concerned about getting info for their care plans than actually just absorbing and learning as much from the day as possible.
    Oct 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Feeling guilty for taking a breather!
    That was probably one of the worst parts about nursing school was the constant overwhelming feeling in the back of my mind that I should be doing something. I too could never truly enjoy any free...
    Oct 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Regular day for a nurse?
    Well to start there is no "regular" day for a nurse. They are all different. But as a guideline I start the day with getting report from 730-8am. We have an hour window before and after med times to...
    Oct 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Well therapeutic conversation is a bust
    I thought it was the cheesiest thing when I learned it but it really works. Repeat back to them what they've said. Pt says "I feels so frustrated because something something." You say something along...
    Oct 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Hiring Process for VA (veteran's administration)
    I'm a new grad and my only experience is with the VA so it's hard for me to compare. But what I do know is that both VAs in Phoenix and salt lake city didn't have a step down type unit. There's a...
    Oct 1, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  20. Hiring Process for VA (veteran's administration)
    Part of the problem I think is that a lot of the jobs they list for a long time, like 2 months. So if you apply a couple days after they post the job you'll wait 2 months to hear anything. It shows...
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  21. Hiring Process for VA (veteran's administration)
    For some positions like ICU and ER they usually ask for experience. But for medsurg it's pretty much just have your license and be a citizen, and of course fill out a ton of paperwork
    Sep 25, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  22. ATI Comprehensive exam
    Is your comprehensive ATI for a grade or something? If not then I'm not sure why you're so stressed over it, for us it was just to give us an idea of how prepared we were for the NCLEX and areas to...
    Sep 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Vital Sign Failer.
    My friend and I did our vital signs check off together and she couldnt feel my brachial pulse and started crying...now 2 years later we're both RNs doing well and we still laugh about it! Its such a...
    Sep 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. VA hospital pay schedule???
    Every other friday, love payday! lol
    Sep 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Hiring Process for VA (veteran's administration)
    Congrats!!! :D
    Sep 18, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing


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