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  1. Nursing Care Plans
    My most common care plans I make for rehab are (these are roughly written)- Pain will remain at a tolerable level during stay. Patient will have an increase in mobility/adl during stay. ...
    Sep 2
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  2. Falls on way to bathroom
    If you have them and the patient is a high fall risk I'd say set a bed alarm. They don't prevent falls but it will help you get to the person and check them. That and maybe q2 hour toileting
    Sep 2
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  3. New to Rehab Nursing
    I agree with everything BoogsCRRN said. You won't loose skills. On my rehab unit we give blood, deal with complex wounds, have feeding tubes, PICCS, start IVs, turn q2 hours. Though it sucks...
    Sep 2
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  4. Cardiac strips
    Thank you everyone for your replies. My dad has that rapid ekg book so I'm going to look at that. And the sites look wonderful
    Sep 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. I work in a sauna!!
    I naturally get cold easy, even if I run around the unit. But at the same time I never expect people to raise the temp for me. So what I do is being a jacket or if I forgot I use a blanket and wrap...
    Aug 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. The most valuable thing(s) you've been told
    Along with everything else a nurse taught me a quick trick to remembering which port I flushed on PICC with more than one lumen (it works if this is your flag colors). Always go Red, white and blue....
    Aug 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. matrixcare and restorative nursing
    I agree with everyone q2 he toileting is the best for days. At night you can try to expand it out a little. And try to not push fluids at night. So many are worried that a patient drinks only a glass...
    Aug 31
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  8. HIGH fall risk resident
    Even though they don't stop falls alarms for everywhere. When you hear the alarm you can run and get sooner. If you can't get a sitter make sure the patient is close to the nurses stuff possible. If...
    Aug 31
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  9. Advice about sending patients out to ED for a new grad?
    One thing that's really important. Listen to your CNAs if they tell you the patient's not right believe them. They see the patient so much more than you can ever hope to. No matter how attentive you...
    Aug 31
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  10. Nurse safety
    One place I worked at me and other staff were told "you should move out of the way of the fists." This is after reporting being punched while stand pivoting a patient that is unable to hold his own...
    Aug 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Goodbye, fellow nurses
    I know the struggles of ADN and getting into the hospital. After almost 5 years I finally made it to the hospital, though I've only managed to get rehabs units to look at me, and that is including...
    Aug 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Cardiac strips
    Maybe this is the wrong place, and sorry if it is. But recently my unit gave an online learning module for cardiac strips. Now cardiac has always been my weakest point, I know the big ones. But...
    Aug 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Staffing Issues.  (rant)
    Recently I had 10 patients. I mean I used to have them at the nursing home. But at an acute care hospital. This is just crazy. And our manager is a no call, no help when we call drowning. And we get...
    Jun 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Night Shift Snack
    I love eating yogurt on the night shift. Also I bring tea to sip on during the night.
    May 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)
    I've had that happen once to me, except it was a giant bag of penicillin. The patient was on a continuous drip of it. And it had to be changed on my shift. I was frazzled, telling another nurse what...
    Feb 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. RN:Pt Ratios
    If we're talking about a SNF type of rehab then that patient ratio isn't bad.
    Dec 19, '13
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  17. New Inpatient Rehab Nurse
    Thank you everyone for your comments. I've been looking over the website and it just looks like a place I can focus on for hours just with the learning potential. Thank you so much everyone!
    Jun 25, '13
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  18. What brand of scrubs do you prefer?
    I love the Koi pants, they have so many pockets- which is something I need.
    Jun 21, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  19. Time for a vacation!!  Where do you want to go?
    I've wanted to go to any other country. However a dream vacation is just anywhere that has water or a beach.
    Jun 21, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  20. New Inpatient Rehab Nurse
    (I hope this is in the right spot) Hi, I'm not really a new nurse, or even a new rehab nurse however I am new to the whole hospital scene. When I started out nursing I was a LTC nurse, and then...
    Jun 21, '13
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  21. LTC nurse possibly becoming hospital nurse.
    Hi so this may not be the right place but I'm not sure where else to post. I'm a nurse who's been in the LTC scene for 3 years now, so it's all I know. I'm good with all the LTC stuff. Recently I...
    May 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Please help!  Questions I haven't read here yet....so curious!!!
    I also forgot to add, that I keep papers in my bag. Like the generic ADLs- there's no patient names or anything like that. So I keep a copy in my bag in a folder. If you find that there are any forms...
    Mar 2, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Please help!  Questions I haven't read here yet....so curious!!!
    Hi! I had to add my input too with these questions! I started out in LTC and have been here for about 2 and half years- so while I'm still new-ish I have learned a lot of little tips that help! ...
    Mar 2, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. VENT!!!
    I would die if my DON or ADON actually got on a med cart and helped out. Instead they just let us work short while they go home early. But I second the doctors note. Or anything saying you can...
    Mar 2, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. Online college to get BSN
    Hi. I've been looking over and reading posts in this topic trying to see a little about the different online colleges; however it just is confusing me with all the different opinions of the same...
    Feb 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning


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