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  1. Transferring Bariatric Patients on Rehab
    Hi All Is there any standard on transferring bariatric patients on a rehab ward. Our acute hospital doesn't understand that we could be transferring this patient group in and out of bed a number of...
    Aug 2, '13
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  2. Hip Arthroplasty Pathway
    Does anyone know of a good HIP arthroplasty pathway? We need to set one up. Don't want to reinvent the wheel. Thanks
    Jul 11, '13
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  3. Stopping patients smoking
    Thank you for all your considered and well thought out comments and feedback. Just to let you all know I used all your comments as part of my submission to the hospital executive. This week I...
    May 31, '13
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  4. Stopping patients smoking
    Hi All Has anyone been able to stop patients smoking whilst an inpatient on a Rehab Ward? The push there wheelchairs out the front. Usually the Amputee patients who have lost their leg because of...
    May 24, '13
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  5. Spinal Rehab Nursing Skills
    Hi All I have just been given the job of setting up 5 spinal beds on a Neuro Rehab Ward. Any ideas where I could start? What skills should we be looking at? What should we be avoiding
    Mar 17, '13
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  6. Male IDC
    Question? We have to do a competency to do male indwelling catheters. Doctors dont. We teach doctors how to do male IDC's properly. Does this sound wrong? What do other rehab wards do?
    Mar 5, '13
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  7. Nurse Rounding
    Thank you for your feedback - very helpful. In answer to Spring Peeper - "possession" check entails making sure every thing is in reach ie Iphone, call bell, drink, tv controller, IPAD etc Things...
    Mar 5, '13
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  8. Nurse Rounding
    We are about to start nurse rounding - Every hour see patients and ask about Pain, Possessions, Personal Needs and their Position. Have the rehab nurses out there had positive or negative...
    Feb 26, '13
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  9. Admission Assessment - calling all rehab nurses
    Does anyone know of a really good rehab nursing admission assessment? I am looking for something that captures the patients current health status, level of function, and really showcases the skill...
    Oct 23, '12
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  10. I'm the new admissions screener
    I suggest reading up what the role of a rehab nurse is. the REHAB nurses association around the world would be a good starting point. It does vary allot from the acute sector - especially emergency...
    Oct 23, '12
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  11. Patient Rest Periods
    Whats better? All patients have a rest period between the hours of 13:30 and 14:30 or have rest periods tailored into an individualised rehab program. We have been asked to have a set...
    Sep 20, '12
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  12. Skin Bundles on Rehab
    Has anyone used skin bundles on a Rehab Ward ie S - Surface K- Keep moving I - Incontinence N - Nutrition Apparently its an additional form of documentation but encourages our...
    Sep 20, '12
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  13. Urinary Urgency and Falls Reduction
    G'Day Fellow Rehab Nurses. Does anyone have an ideas as to how I can raise the profile of Urinary Urgency management? I think we do it bad on the ward and I am looking at a fun way to promote...
    May 9, '12
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  14. Nursing Safety:  Patient ratio in Subacute Rehab
    G'day All Systems must be very different around the world. We have 1:5 ratio and we think we have it bad. Most patients are neuro conditions such as MS and Stroke or Musculoskeletal conditions...
    Dec 14, '11
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  15. Y Gen Patients
    Hi All Any advise on "Y Gen" patients. Lots of literature on us by not the patients. I have 1 patient that the entire team are not coping with. They just want to tell him off for being no...
    Dec 14, '11
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  16. Cellphones at work
    Cellphones at work - are they really that important? For those who cary them for emergency puposes I can kind of understand but have they ever been called? Any ideas how to keep the curse of the...
    Jul 31, '11
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  17. Nurses setting patient goals
    Hi All Goal setting for nurses. How is it done around the world. On my unit it is therapy lead. I would like our nurses to have more say at team meetings. Since we are on the ward for 24/7 i would...
    Apr 2, '11
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  18. ROHO Cushion Criteria
    Does anyone know of a ROHO cushion criteria. Therapists on my ward seem to over prescribe them. I dont think allot of the pateints need them as they are up and walking around. When I ask them if the...
    May 25, '10
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  19. Fall precautions
    Hi All I use similar stratergies to manage falls on my unit. One of the major challenges that we face is patients falling from wheel chairs. Most of them are when they slideboard transfer or...
    Jun 2, '09
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  20. roll out mats
    Has anyone heard about roll out mats? Apparently they are an alternative to cot side/ bed rails and if a patient falls out of bed they just slide onto a soft mat on the floor.
    Jun 2, '09
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  21. Electronic Handoff Template
    Does anyone know of nursing handoff templete. I have been looking on the Web for somthing that is easy and practicle to use. Help would be more than appreciated.
    Jan 8, '09
    Forum: Nurse Management
  22. falls traffic light system
    Hi I have found some hospitals in Australia that use it - I am asking for the data now - let see how I go.
    Nov 13, '08
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  23. falls traffic light system
    Has anyone heard about a falls traffic light system? Eg Red - means patient needs assistance at all times, Yellow (amber) patient needs supervison and Green Patient is OK? I would love it if someone...
    Nov 10, '08
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  24. # of patients
    In Australia we work with a ratio of 1 nurse to 5 patients in the day time and 1 nurse to 10 patients on Night Shift. Its approx 50% RN Div 1 and 50% RN Div 2 (Level 2 RNS). Laws have just been...
    Sep 29, '08
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  25. Fall precautions
    It looks as though the falls prevention programs are similar all around the world. One thing you can do is make sure that the falls risk score/ tool/ program is simple and easy to use. This will...
    Sep 25, '08
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing


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