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  1. Hard Time Dealing With Patient Rights
    Helping someone with a urinal is not taking away their rights. There are ways to assist patients and still respect their privacy and dignity. I would have helped him get the urinal situated correctly...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Almost 2 years and Im Exhausted
    I was thinking pharm rep or a home health or hospice liason.
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. "Floating" IV
    I do this sometimes with an IV that won't thread all the way to hub. Gently float in and check for blood return as you advance.
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Transport in the hospital.
    At night, I have to transport my own patients but usually the rad tech will bring them back which is nice.
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Nurses not prepared for report
    I do prefer that the oncoming nurse has some information down about the patient but some nurses will take a LOT of extra time writing down info and delaying me from giving them report. So I would...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  6. Combative/Violent Confused Patients
    I'm sorry you had that experience. I been hit at and pinched before. It's no fun. We always tag team when we have a combative person. I think the time off is very nice because that would not have...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  7. 8 or 12 hour shifts (single mom)
    8hrs if you don't have family back up. I did 12hr nights as a single parent but had my mother as an overnight sitter and she could do school drop off.
    Jul 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Staying afloat on a nurse's salary?
    Live below your means.
    Jul 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. WGU rn to bsn program
    There's a whole section for this school under the colleges tab with tons of info! Good luck!
    Jul 14
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  10. is anyone else being laid off, reduced hours, etc?
    One of my PRN jobs just hired 5 or 6 new grad RNs. So I expect a reduction in hours in the next 2 months and will be looking for an additional PRN job. There may be 1 or 2 nurses leaving or going...
    Jul 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Slamming in IVP meds and Running Incompatible Meds Together: Is it as bad as they say
    I pace myself when pushing meds but I don't slam it in or watch the clock. I always do a pain med slow if I haven't given it said patient before. Benadryl is one that I push slow. There are others...
    Jul 10
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  12. I dread going to work- not a new grad. Has this happened to anyone else?
    I felt similar to your post OP until I went PRN. I also have an outpatient job that gives me relief from my bedside work.
    Jul 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Too tired to do anything on days off
    I find that adding some type of exercise helped me with this especially when it was cold outside. Even if just a short walk in the neighborhood will pep me up. Get some sunshine!
    Jul 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Does this make sense?
    I think you are cutting it close to not be on a daycare waiting list if you have not done this already. Some daycares do have a part time arrangement but it has to be the same days each week. ...
    Jul 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Nursing salary and buying a home?
    All great advice here. I have a modest house. Went the USDA route. I refused to look at houses above a certain price range because it easy to talk yourself into spending more when you see what is...
    Jul 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Let's hear about your worst shift ever!
    I don't remember all the details but I know it started with 4 nurses (it actually may have been 3) and 1 CNA for 20 or 22 patients and by the AM shift we had a full floor of 32 patients. Back to back...
    Jul 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. What are the "rules" about being PRN?
    That depends on your facility. The rule at my employer is 24 hrs every 4 weeks. It varies how strict they want to be on that.
    Jul 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. successful becoming a RN as a young single mom?
    I was a single mom during nursing school. I completed school to become an LPN first and then an ADN program. My mom was my support system and I had a great daycare that was right behind the community...
    Jul 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. New Grad RN - How do I obtain a non-bedside nursing job with no experience?
    I wouldn't give up on bedside as there can be areas with not as heavy lifting if that was the issue. OR? NICU? PEDs possibly? I know some new grads that got into GI Lab also. You basically have...
    Jul 4
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  20. I hate cancer
    I'm very sorry for your loss.
    Jul 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. ADN Nurses Being Forced to go Back to School?
    Is there a study that shows or compares BSN nurses and ADN-BSN nurses. How would you prove that the enhanced care is not related to years of experience?
    Jul 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. ADN Nurses Being Forced to go Back to School?
    Spartanburg Regional is in South Carolina and it has been having a BSN preference for years and amped it up in the last 2. I work with some nurses that are also employed there.
    Jul 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Was I in the wrong to try to call 911?
    No you were not wrong to try and call 911. You did not know anything of her history and truly still don't beyond what they told you.
    Jul 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. How many different nursing positions have you had?
    I've been a nurse for 7 years (18months as LPN, almost 6 years as RN) LPN - I worked in 2 nursing homes. RN Job 1: Medical floor Job 2: MICU Job 3: Hospice floor and med/surg (PRN now) Job...
    Jun 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. What would help you love your job?
    -Better staffing -More assistance -better pay for such things as being charge nurse. When I did charge, I was paid 80-90 cents extra. That's a slap in the face considering the responsibility ...
    Jun 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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