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  1. Are there 10 hr shifts in Nursing??
    My unit (inpatient rehab) used to have 10-hour shifts, but when the hours didn't mesh well with floating (rehab nurses getting off at 1700 when the next nurse didn't come in until 1900), they were...
    Nov 13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  2. Washing Scrubs NUNS KS
    "The bugs are getting worse and worse so no one can be to careful." The bugs are getting seemingly worse and worse because people are completely overzealous when it comes to disinfection. A...
    Sep 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Soma or Enclosure Beds... Cruel or not?
    The recall you read about was specifically for the Vail Products company. Other companies manufacture similar beds, such as Posey and Soma. Posey's beds have an extremely thin mattress that I assume...
    Aug 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Marijuana and nursing
    Unless I missed a huge breaking news story, marijuana has not been legalized (for medical use or otherwise) in Florida, so I'm not sure why you are even questioning this. I mean, you can do what you...
    Mar 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Everything is our responsibility. Rant.
    Half the time, the patient isn't even in our facility! They're at another hospital in a different city :-/
    Mar 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. I just don't understand
    Good lord, you've only been licensed for eight days! Give it some time before you start freaking out. Don't limit yourself to only applying at hospitals. I know hospitals are a new grad's holy...
    Feb 28
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. Called the Nurse Manager
    If you applied online and had to create an account with a log-in and password, you can usually check the status of your application. It should tell you if it's still being considered and, if not, it...
    Feb 18
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  8. Difficult diabetic resident
    Excuse my bluntness, but I'm a Rehab nurse and am all about promoting independence :) You said this is an assisted living facility, which means the residents are able to live somewhat independently....
    Feb 17
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  9. No lunch for lunch break?
    Take management and front office staff out of the equation. When they take their lunch break and where they go or don't go to get lunch is irrelevant to your position. I'm really surprised...
    Feb 4
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  10. Alternatives for students that fail out of traditional nursing schools
    If a student fails at a traditional nursing school (and when you say 'fail', I'm assuming you mean 'did not pass', 'got a F', etc), they actually aren't eligible to enroll at a school like Excelsior,...
    Jan 30
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Last name on ID badge?
    A menial task (job, chore, etc.) is anything that takes very little training, skill, or talent. No one was being judged or thought of as 'less human'. Fast food jobs and entry-level retail positions...
    Jan 28
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  12. Last name on ID badge?
    My hospital just merged with a larger health system in the area and we're not even allowed to have our credentials on our badges anymore, let alone last names. The only way a visitor can tell I am a...
    Jan 27
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  13. Do you have a nursing specialty you know you want to pursue?
    CRRN is a Certified Rehabilitation RN. Pretty sure the poster meant CCRN, as CRRN won't help much with becoming a CRNA.
    Jan 26
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  14. Fired for med error
    I think it all depends on the culture of any future places of employment. Where I work, med errors are always, always, always seen as opportunities for education and do not result in punitive...
    Jan 14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  15. New to Rehab Nursing
    Please don't expect inpatient rehab to be a floor with a SLOWER pace. You will not be bored and you will not lose your skills. Inpatient rehab is inpatient for a reason - ideally, the patients are...
    Jan 8
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  16. Quitting my job
    I was on the float team at a clinic as a new grad. It was a huge clinic and very overwhelming at first. What helped was a binder that the clinic issued each float nurse. It was divided by specialty...
    Dec 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  17. PT's that require a private room
    Patients with conditions that cause them to become overstimulated or distracted easily (i.e., head injuries).
    Aug 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Things Rehab Nurses Cannot Live Without!!
    Everything previously a FIM reference guide somewhere in the immediate vicinity :yawn:
    Jul 6, '13
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  19. Can you become an LPN during ADN nursing school in Florida?
    It's up to your program director. He/she has to sign the paperwork that is submitted to the BON.
    Jun 12, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. Physical Rehab for new grad
    What kind of experience are you worried about not getting per se? The acuity for inpatient rehab patients is going up, which means our patients are coming to us sicker and sicker. Granted we don't...
    Jun 11, '13
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  21. Nurse-Patient ratios in rehab?
    How in the world do you all handle such heavy patient loads plus all the fun little extras that come from PT/OT/SLP, etc?? I work 7a-7p in acute rehab and per our medical director, we are never to...
    May 22, '13
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  22. How do you do double check insulin in an isolation room and scanning?
    At my facility, each insulin vial has its own little booklet of bar code stickers that corresponds with the bar code on the vial. We draw up, verify dose, and co-sign in the med room, then place the...
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Jane Watsons Theory of human caring
    My hospital uses her model of care. She actually was just there to lecture not too long ago...the lecture included ringing bells and chanting. I love being able to chart that I've used "mysticism"...
    Mar 30, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  24. Nurse Rounding
    I guess once the patients are done with their therapy for the day it would be feasible. I had a two hour span today where I only saw my patients working with their therapist because that is how their...
    Feb 27, '13
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  25. Unit Design Blamed for Increase in Falls
    What good is a bed alarm if there is no staff to respond to it?
    Feb 12, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety

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