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  1. manual or electronic BPs in your clinic?
    Both, depending on preference. I use electronic BP because it seems like every time I do a manual pt/family members are trying to talk to me as I'm listening. If I get a reading outside the typical...
    Dec 17
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  2. Ever accepted a job you knew was a mistake?
    I knew in my heart this wasn't a job for me. There were red flags but I rationalized everything away. As soon as I started I saw why there was such high turnover. On a positive note, it gave me...
    Dec 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. blue tubex injector
    I used a Carpuject (I think it's the same idea?). Was the only person to use it on the floor. Absolutely loved it and would feel horrible if I lost it.
    Nov 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Criticism
    Small talk can be tough, especially with complete strangers and all of the tasks that need to be addressed on your mind. Some nights I'll have pretty much the same conversation with each of my...
    Oct 31
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  5. New Clinic job
    I made the transition from hospital to clinic and felt like it went fine. We use the same charting program so that helped. The challenge was learning the new policies and procedures. It took me a...
    Oct 22
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  6. Iowa Chronic Care Consortium
    I received a random email from the Iowa Chronic Care Consortium about a clinical health coach training program. This email came completely out of the blue and my co-workers didn't receive it. It...
    Sep 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. New path to patient centered medical home
    I work in the outpatient setting where we are adopting the patient centered medical home model. I will be a care coordinator of sorts. This is new to us so I'm starting from scratch and haven't...
    Jun 18
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  8. Therapeutic rationale for saline bag stapled to pt's leg?!?
    This sounds really strange! I've seen a pediatric urine collection pouch (can't think of the proper term) over a small weeping area of skin. I've also seen something similar to what the other poster...
    Nov 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. RN to MBA? Anyone else out there?
    I had been thinking of getting an MBA. To test out the extent of my interest I took online businesses courses from a community collage on a part time basis. Ended up getting another associates...
    Nov 7, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  10. Clinic (Doctor's Office) Nurse vs. Hospital Nurse
    I recently made the switch to ambulatory nursing and enjoy it so far. There are stressful days but they are no where near that of the med/surg floor I worked on. I do miss using some of the more...
    Nov 7, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  11. Charge nurse
    If we don't have a patient load, which is rare, we help with admissions, discharges, blood draws, starting IVs, and other misc. When we do have patients, we assign beds to new admits, do staffing for...
    Oct 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Advice on dealing with confused patients
    Sometimes giving them a warm bed bath helps. I try to do the meds and assessments for the confused patients first, earlier in the night. I keep the lights dimmed so as a cue for night time but I...
    Oct 16, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. First Post- Not a nurse yet... advice for an old guy?
    Just wanted to say best wishes to you in whatever direction you decide to take your career. Some communities offer career services programs with counselors available to bounce ideas off....
    Sep 4, '13
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  14. Switched from 12hr shift to 8 hr shift...body hasn't :(
    I worked 12hr straight nights. It's been a month now and I'm starting to get back to normal but I'm exhausted by 9PM too. Don't know If it's the stress of a new job or my body trying to adjust....
    Aug 13, '13
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  15. Random question: Would you wear a $300 watch to work
    My watch was $10 from Walmart. If it scratches, gets lost, or battery quits I don't feel so bad.
    Jul 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Decisions, decisions....What made you choose where you work?
    I chose my job because the interview had some of the typical questions but it seemed relaxed like a normal conversation. The people were welcoming, friendly, and polite. They seemed to be excited...
    Jul 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Va nurse for new grad
    A classmate of mine, BSN, got a job at the VA as a new grad because she did her senior practicum there and networked like crazy. The benefits are supposed to be really great so job competition is...
    Jul 22, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  18. Cover letter, ok to admit wanting better hours?
    I think I would leave the better hours out. Instead say something along the lines of wanting to explore other areas of nursing. They want to hear about your desire to work with people on a closer...
    Jul 22, '13
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  19. And what other questions do you have?
    Thank you for your input! I took your suggestions and it worked. I also asked what got them interested in this particular area of medicine. You could see the twinkle in their eyes as they looked...
    Jul 3, '13
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  20. And what other questions do you have?
    I have found on my last couple interviews much of the time seems to be spent with the interviewer asking "and what other questions do you have for me?" This is after I've asked questions about the...
    Jun 29, '13
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  21. A few questions....interview Friday!
    Yay! Congrats on the job! What kind of questions did they end up asking you?
    May 17, '13
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  22. On Call Hours
    I'm considering a move to research nursing and just gathering some initial info on this path in nursing. I came across a job posting that is full-time with call. What does being on-call entail? Do...
    Apr 22, '13
    Forum: Research Nursing
  23. Peer Evaluations- Venting
    I don't care for peer reviews. I never know what to say. I feel like I don't see my coworkers interacting with patients enough to give a fair and accurate review. The few seconds I help a coworker...
    Apr 22, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. No more outpatient RN's?
    I went to school with the intention of working in this setting and am having trouble getting into it. At my large teaching hospital, many postings are for MAs or LPNs. The RN positions require 2...
    Apr 15, '13
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  25. Hospital Romances
    In the last few years a few of my co-workers and I have met for breakfast only a couple of times after our shifts. We get along well but just seem to need space between professional and personal...
    Apr 10, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations

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