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  1. New nurse here who keeps getting bad advice....help!
    A key skill in nursing is being able to voice when you need help. And as a new nurse, we are eager to please. But remember that you can't do it all, and when you stop asking questions, and never ask...
    Sep 3, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. Nurse Residency Program
    It's a good sign that your hospital is wanting to spend the resources to train you well. I would never work anywhere that didn't have an on boarding plan for me
    Sep 3, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Feeling lousy
    Agreed! We all make mistakes! Just report, document, and learn from it.
    Sep 3, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. I just need to vent :-(
    Chin up!
    Sep 3, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. Surgical Clinical Nurse Reviewer
    The majority of my time is spent reviewing patients' medical records. I gather clinical data and input it to an online portal which runs it thru an algorithm. I also work w/ the quality improvement...
    May 7, '13
    Forum: Quality Improvement
  6. Looking for NSQIP / Patient Follow Up Letters
    I am hoping to get some examples of Patient Follow Up Letters. This is for the NSQIP Surgical Quality Improvement Program, but I suspect any letter will help. The intent is to get post-op information...
    Mar 19, '13
    Forum: Quality Improvement
  7. Iodine Prep with a shellfish allergy?
    On questions like this, you can call your hospital pharmacy for a quick response. I think that's the safest way to care for the patient.
    Mar 3, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  8. NSQIP Surgical Clinical Reviewer RN
    Yep! working on getting automated asap - but IT has a major overhaul to our EMR they are working on with a end date of Aug 2013 - so it's mostly by hand for now. Thanks for reaching out! PM me if you...
    Mar 3, '13
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  9. NSQIP Surgical Clinical Reviewer RN
    Hi there, I've been on AllNurses.com for a while, but just took a new role as the Surgical Clinical Reviewr for the NSQIP program at my hospital. I'm hoping to find other NSQIP Nurses who are on the...
    Mar 3, '13
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  10. Surgical Clinical Nurse Reviewer
    I work as a NSQIP SCR, although I'm brand new to the position. The NSQIP program is brand new at our hospital, and we're in the process of creating the program. I just wanted to follow the string, as...
    Mar 3, '13
    Forum: Quality Improvement
  11. What should every orthopaedic nurse know?
    Right, but if you have no idea what they take, how do you determine what's gonna be too much? Just follow VS's?
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  12. Careers in Geri
    Remember my nursing school instructor in Older Adults saying that there are going to be/already are great job opps for specialists/advanced nurses in Geri that had to do w managing pts with complex...
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Just a Floor Nurse
    I am an attorney who went to nursing school, so I'm "just a nurse" to some people now. Generally these folks hate their job and hate that you went and did something that you wanted to do, rather than...
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. What should every orthopaedic nurse know?
    Penni, you are so right with the crazy amount of narcotics! I've already noticed that. Advice/thoughts about managing pain for patients who come in on a baseline of lots of narcotics... Whether or...
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  15. on forgetting...
    I meant to say, "it's all about repetition" :)
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. on forgetting...
    I agree, you're normal. You have way too much info in your head to recall things off the cuff sometimes. Part of orientation and our first year is sorting thru all you know and figuring out what is...
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Worried
    I'm on my last week of a 5-week orientation. Working nights 7a-7p. I've had 2 preceptors. I'm sensing that there are bad attitudes and poor morale all around on our unit. The director is new and...
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. Reportable?
    I cared for a pt this week who had stage III wound ( it was 4cm deep, MRSA positive, and horribly painful!). This pt was documented as "MR" and lived in a group home. According to my pt, the cause of...
    Jul 30, '12
    Forum: Developmental Disabilities
  19. HCA Midwest Loan Forgiveness Question(s) Please!
    financial aid office stacie withers, director [color=#333333]2525 e. meyer blvd. [color=#333333]kansas city, mo. 64132 [color=#333333](816) 995-2832 home - research college of nursing :specs:...
    Apr 23, '12
    Forum: Missouri Nursing
  20. Where should I begin?
    I want to travel in my future as a nurse. And I've fallen in love with a few specialties. But I am afraid of not being in demand and pigeonholed into few options to travel. What advice do you have?...
    Apr 11, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  21. Interview w/ 75+ year old
    I have an assignment to do an interview w someone who is 75 years or older. It consists of a bunch of reflection questions. Trouble is that I dont know anyone over 75 that fits the criteria ("living...
    Apr 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  22. Narrative Older Adults Assesment
    I have the same assignment and it has to be someone 75 or older... I don't know anyone!
    Apr 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  23. Ready or not?
    Hi there! I'm curious about what happens after graduation and once you've accepted your first job. I am about 1/3 the way through the "accelerated" route, and worry that I know enough to be...
    Jan 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  24. Advice!!!
    And pick up a Saunders NCLEX book... outlined forms of your textbook material
    Jan 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  25. Advice!!!
    Good Luck! I'm in an Accelerated BSN program right now. I use my holiday breaks to set up a calendar so I know what I need to read and turn in every day. It's impossible to keep track of things if...
    Jan 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance


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