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  1. Standing up to MDs - consequences?
    i don't think so. Although this has several answers. First of all imo you have to develop a good relationship with the doctors, and also deliver good quality care to their patients. Second you have...
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Becoming an ICU nurse
    I have worked med-surg for the past 4 years, and have loved it. I am currently a med-surg charge nurse and getting to the point where i need a change. I feel like the unit i have been on, while home,...
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Diagnoses you never thought you'd see?
    SJS, Serotonin Syndrome, and Werncike-Korsakoff's Encephalopathy, as well as 2 cases of Adrenal insufficiency/
    Sep 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Need to interview nurse supervisor for scholarship
    You can send it to me, I'm a charge nurse.
    Aug 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Where would I be a good fit?
    I've done Med/Surg for almost 4 years and have been a charge nurse for about 6 months. I don't have any intent on leaving my unit for at least another couple of years, we are in that time going to...
    Aug 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  6. How did you *know* your specialty and when?
    I always wanted to work OB in school, but was offered a med/surg job and took it out of school. I've been there for 4 years this September and am now a charge nurse and love it. Every now and then I...
    Aug 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Rapid Response - primary RN
    Oh yeah as charge its super annoying to have the icu charge rn, house sup and swat nurse there asking questions about the pt and have to pretty much run after the primary nurse who is trying to leave...
    Aug 9, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. Rapid Response - primary RN
    In a Rapid Response what is the primary RN's responsibility at your facility? I am working on this as a project as during several of our recent RR on the floor the primary RN has left the charge...
    Aug 9, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  9. Tips for a new nurse going into ICU
    I don't work ICU. I'm a Med/Surg Charge nurse. But we get to see the intensivists/ICU charge nurses whenever there is a rapid response/code. And what I've learned is this...ask a lot of questions....
    Jul 31, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  10. Stopping patient care for another patient
    I agree with this. Pt A wanted pain medication. Once they received that they probably would not have minded if you reassessed their vitals, repositioned them, etc when you went back to reassess your...
    Jul 31, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. What NOT to do as a new RN.
    On a related note, as a new grad I once was taking care of a pt with an AKA and on a heparin gtt. My shift was over, pt and I had a good night and developed a good relationship, so when he said he'd...
    Jul 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. A question to nurses with children
    Having 2 young children, I work nights so I can spend all the holidays at home. Even if sometimes it means staying up 36+ hours. We all sacrifice somewhere. But nights works well for me. The only...
    Jul 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Eating on the Night Shift
    My usual eating schedule on days I work: drink coffee when I get up around 9am, eat a light lunch around 2pm, take a nap around 330pm, snack before work at 530 with another coffee, dinner at 1-2 am,...
    Jul 24, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  14. What can I expect while working at an Orthopedic Department?
    A lot of it will be ambulating/helping pt's with ADLs. Regardless of the type of ortho surgery few of them are independent post-op whether it be due to inability to move, pain, or fear. So expect a...
    Jul 17, '12
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  15. Is this considered patient abandonment?
    I'm assuming that would depend on the policy at the facility where you work. Are you required to get a verbal/written SBAR of the patient, or is that information available in the computer and you are...
    Jul 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  16. Grossest thing that you've experienced?
    Bostonterrier - having delivered a baby and a placenta, I can say the placenta was pretty gross from that aspect too. With my second child, who was 9.5lbs and natural I dreaded the placenta more than...
    Mar 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. I'm SN, but I Can't Handle The Other Students
    Make sure to let the first patient that doesn't follow what your vast knowledge dictates his/her clinical course should be know that you received straight A's and that you will not be trumped by a...
    Feb 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. severe skin flaking...anyone seen this?
    my first guess was sjs as well. The one pt ive seen with it didn't look like the pics either but you literally had to wade through dead skin on the floor.
    Feb 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. First code - help/advice
    So had my first code this morning. It was unexpected. I am a new charge nurse and wondering if someone could give me advice, ideas for improvement for the next - assuming this will unfortunately...
    Feb 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. first code
    I take great pride in getting my pts off the unit (M/S) before it gets to that point. I was in more pf an icu setting so thankfully everyone else there really knew there stuff so it was a great...
    Dec 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Why do nurses chart in 3rd person?
    I don't refer to myself at all in my charting. I only chart what the patient was doing what happened to the patient etc. Ex. Pt pacing in room yelling and swearing. Encouraged pt to calmly verbalize...
    Dec 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. first code
    So my first day back and I saw my first code. I guess I should be thankful as I have been a nurse for over three years. I was helping out and just happened to be in the area the code was. It was a...
    Dec 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Weird little things you do as a nurse
    Go to a vending machine on a different floor for Cheezits. It wasn't a busy night...
    Dec 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. What was wrong with my patient??
    I as well went immediately to a diagnosed/undiagnosed psych issue.
    Dec 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Fair Patient assignments
    we do it by pt acuity. However you have to look at more than just the disease process - the walkie talkie that calls every 2 minutes is costantly complaining and demanding the doctor can be called is...
    Dec 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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