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  1. Passed My ANCC Certification :)
    Congrats on passing your exam! I remember being so nervous when I took it and thinking that I was 100% positive that I had failed the exam and when the PASS showed up on the printout I was over the...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  2. Sacred Heart University - Online MSN Programs
    Does anyone go to Sacred Heart? Any feedback on the MSN program? !Chris :specs:
    Apr 17
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools, Traditional Schools, Colleges, Universities
  3. Sacred Heart University - Online MSN Programs
    Hello all, I'm looking at going back for my MSN in Nursing Education and I have been looking at a number of programs to see which will be the best fit for me at this time in my life. I'm looking for...
    Apr 8
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools, Traditional Schools, Colleges, Universities
  4. Charting disruptive patient behaviors: Are you objective?
    I really like AEB and although I haven't used it in my documentation (post-nursing school) but I am seriously considering it when I write my next note. !Chris :specs:
    Feb 17
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  5. Charting disruptive patient behaviors: Are you objective?
    I work in a Psychiatric facility and our patients are identified as having certain "Risk Profile" behaviors which the physician checks off in the order set which include: SI (Suicidal Ideation), SIB...
    Feb 2
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  6. Safety and Unsupervised bathrooms
    At my facility our patient bathrooms are locked and if patients need to use them then they ask the staff to unlock them. Too much risk for self harm and harm of others if we don't keep them locked. I...
    Jan 16
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  7. how to get into peds
    I used to work for Hasbro. If you want to get in you should get a position at Rhode Island Hospital or Hasbro as either a CNA or Unit Secretary or Unit Assistant which will allow you to get some...
    Jan 6
    Forum: Rhode Island Nursing
  8. Resources for caring for BPD
    I'm not sure about books per say but I think that a quick search from Amazon might turn up some helpful literature (I am in the process of reviewing them myself). I do know that on All Nurses we have...
    Dec 29, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  9. Well.. I guess I am going to be canned
    I'm sorry but this is the dumbest thing I have ever read. It is mind blowing that a housekeeper putting a piece of tape on a bandage is now going to be a fireable offense. I would resign and move on...
    Sep 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  10. Tasks that are left for the floor
    I very rarely leave an ER order to be completed on the floor (other than the occasional UA because the patient was unable to void while in the ED). I also do my best to get the important floor orders...
    Aug 18, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. The average time Nurse Managers spend in meetings is 38 hours per week.
    Another strategy is to see if some of your meetings can be delegated to a staff member. For example, at one of my jobs there is an Infection Control Committee and typically the manager of each unit...
    Aug 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing Management
  12. "I don't want an admit..."
    Having worked in both inpatient Med/Surg. and now in the ED I can understand both sides to this argument. When I was on the floor I found it easier to try to take admissions as soon as they...
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Which Job to take?
    I also wonder what support you have in each position from other senior management. In the ANM position you will likely have a Nurse Manager to whom you report and a Director (of Critical Care or...
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: Nursing Management
  14. IV insertion problems
    Personally I only give a patient 2 attempts at poking someone and if I miss them both then I find someone else. In an emergent situation I might continue on if there is no one else available. If a...
    Jul 16, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Case Study: Fever
    I love these case studies. I find them very interesting. I am a newer ED nurse in a small community hospital and in our ED it really depends on the MD. Since many times there is only 1 MD on and...
    Jul 1, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  16. What college should I go to? RIC, URI, CCRI, or NEIT?
    I would choose either URI or RIC. I graduated from RIC myself and I found it to be a really great program. Hospitals are really looking for the BSN grad. right now and it will make you more...
    May 6, '13
    Forum: Rhode Island Nursing
  17. On the verge of deploying as an Army Nurse
    Thank you for all that you and your colleagues do to serve our country. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your team for your safe return home once your tour is complete. !Chris :specs:
    Apr 28, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  18. Saying no when work calls
    I'm the same type of person and I have a really hard time saying no to people. In order to avoid getting pressured into coming into work when I don't want to, I find that letting the phone call go to...
    Apr 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Stuck in Med-Surg
    Congrats! Best of luck in your new adventure. Are you still working at the same facility or will it be at a new hospital? !Chris :specs:
    Apr 11, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  20. IV site rotation
    At my facility our catheters are good for three days and if they were started by EMS they are good for 24 hours. I will say that with patients that have really difficult access or hospice patients we...
    Apr 11, '13
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  21. Nursing Managers- How did you get there?
    I am not a nurse manager but that is something that I consider a long term goal for myself and so I am curious to see who responds to this thread and what it took for them to become a Nurse Manager....
    Apr 4, '13
    Forum: Nursing Management
  22. ACLS
    As other users have stated ACLS is fairly straight forward but you really need to know your rhythms and even once your certified you need to review the rhythms frequently to help keep your skills...
    Mar 7, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. Nicknames unprofessional?
    I would say that on your nametag or badge it should say Richard and not Richie because its your formal identification but I see nothing wrong with having your colleagues and patients call you Richie....
    Mar 3, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  24. You might want to avoid this recruiting company
    I'm not an NP (not yet anyway) but I think that the OP makes a valid point. The OP politely asked the recruiter to address him/her by his/her proper title (Dr. ABC) and instead of the recruiter...
    Feb 27, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  25. Using PPS rating correctly-chairfast vs. bedfast
    I'm not sure what you mean by PPS but I know that when completing a Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Ulcers under the "Activity" section even if the patient requires two assists to sit in a...
    Feb 12, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing