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  1. The Unwritten Laws Nurse Managers Live By
    I am going to assume that the snarky tone I read was not intended. I know that to many people manager = evil idiot. I just don't think that the tone of this thread is to help managers manage...
    Mar 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Management
  2. The Unwritten Laws Nurse Managers Live By
    Just wondering...why is this discussion in the nursing management section of AN? The point seems to be to complain about management, which seems like a different issue entirely.
    Mar 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing Management
  3. 8 weeks of orientation as a new grad and let go
    Another idea: check the facility's educational classes section on their web site when considering your options. Do they have preceptor classes for their nurses? And do they have unit based...
    Mar 19, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. Score one for standardized scrub colors
    When I am on another floor, I like being able to tell who is who...whether that is by a big title attached to my name tag or by scrub color...either one works. Our hospital has big tags that hang a...
    Mar 19, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. 8 weeks of orientation as a new grad and let go
    Agree with above that your current unit doesn't sound new grad focused, but a word of caution as you look for a new place...there is also some unspoken sense that you were doing them a...
    Mar 18, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. SMART goals
    "Will attend more staff meetings." versus "I will attend at least 50% of staff meetings (Specific), as evidenced by signed attendance sheet (measureable), prior to my next evaluation...
    Mar 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing Management
  7. I am about to quit with no notice and no warning
    Agree with other comments...give notice and don't burn bridges. Reason for leaving? Family reasons. As in, "my family wants me sane and happy." Ok, I wouldn't say that last part out loud, but...
    Mar 6, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  8. south dakota?
    And no state income tax, and much lower cost of living than Cali.
    Mar 2, '13
    Forum: South Dakota Nursing
  9. Information for contract work in Pinehill Reservation
    Reservation hospitals are run by the Indian Health Service, try googling that for more information. I think you are probably looking for Pine Ridge reservation, not Pinehill. Best wishes.
    Mar 2, '13
    Forum: South Dakota Nursing
  10. Why Do People Look at me Like I'm Crazy?
    Going into management isn't typically in the minds of new nurses, so maybe that's some of the "why do people look at me like I'm crazy?" you refer to in the title of this thread. Not saying there's...
    Mar 2, '13
    Forum: Nursing Management
  11. Expired Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certification
    Our HR dept has a housewide policy on mandatories, like BLS and NRP as well as licensure, and it clearly outlines the process for expired mandatories. Check your nursing or HR policies.
    Mar 2, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  12. Mystery Baby
    Have all inborn errors of metabolism been ruled out? Some states' metabolic testing doesn't catch the less common things that can create symptoms like you describe...though cardiac seems a more...
    Mar 2, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. Cheat Sheets and other weird policies
    Our unit created a pocket sized guide for all nurses for quick reference for a wide variety of need to know info. Each page has a blank side with space for personal notes. Our educator and 3 staff...
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  14. A month into my first assignment...how it's going so far.
    OP: Off topic a bit, but my teenagers loved the Musical Instrument Museum in Scottsdale. And northern Arizona has a lot of facinating things to do and see. When it gets nice, you should take them...
    Feb 19, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  15. Las Vegas NV travel assignment
    No experience with UMC, but did work at another Vegas hospital as a traveler. It was a long time ago, and since it was a different place and time, my experience is probably not helpful. But, of...
    Feb 19, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  16. Breast milk storage in NICU
    Many thanks for all the responses. I am looking at all options, including what regulations need to be met, but I appreciate more feedback and ideas. What you like, what you don't...that kind of...
    Feb 19, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  17. Breast milk storage in NICU
    For units using central breast milk storage for the unit: What kind of refrigerator do you use for breast milk? How is it organized, and how many beds does it serve? What do you like or dislike?...
    Feb 18, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  18. What does HCAP mean? Interview assignment help!
    Try googling "cms hcahps". Should lead you to detailed information.
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: Nursing Management
  19. Salary for assistant nurse manager/clinical supervisor
    Unless your leadership experience includes management (hiring, budgeting, responsibility for productivity, etc) you may find that it doesn't count as much as you would think. In which case you would...
    Jan 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing Management
  20. Conflict resolution
    Agree with kayern's comments. As a manager, I first ask myself "Is there a policy violation in this complaint/issue?" Then I ask myself if this is a people problem or a process problem or a...
    Jan 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing Management
  21. Cleaning question
    We have housekeeping clean the bedside at discharge, however our PCTs do a large share of the actual cleaning. They wipe down any plastic wrapped item with Caviwipes and any paperbacked product goes...
    Dec 4, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  22. Lab draws, redraws and use of IStat or Gem
    Anyone know your rate of redraws?
    Nov 29, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  23. Which would you hire
    @ christyrn05: If you mean they are both new grads with background experience in non-nursing areas, I would have to evaluate both their background references and the amount of clinical time in each...
    Nov 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing Management
  24. Lab draws, redraws and use of IStat or Gem
    Thanks, Nicuguy!
    Nov 27, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  25. Lab draws, redraws and use of IStat or Gem
    Looking for information on lab draws: Does lab draw your specimens (excluding line draws, I assume!)? What is your redraw rate? Do you use IStat or Gem point of care testing, and if yes what are...
    Nov 27, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal


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