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  1. Pts who assault, is there any protection or policy?
    I don't work in a hospital, the MI pts I see live in the community and walk in to our center, kind of like a doctors office. Or we use our vehicles to transport them ourselves. Our pts are the same...
    Jul 8, '10
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  2. Does anyone use Qualifacts at work?
    I used the search and didn't find Qualifacts in any thread, so I'm wondering if this new program (for my company at least) is being used by anyone else. It's supposed to streamline everything...
    Jul 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Throwing out Med Bottles, What else can I do?
    After sitting for almost an hour using a sharpie to black out names on pharmacy bottles, I'm wondering if there is a better way to dispose of patients medicine bottles with their names on them. ...
    Apr 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. What jobs have the highest satisfaction for nurses?
    I was wondering what area of nursing tends to have the happiest nurses? Surely there's been a study on it? And in contrast, I wonder what area of nursing tends to hold the most unhappy...
    Oct 29, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Wow, you new nurses !
    As for myself, most of my stress as a new nurse comes from not getting any kind of orientation/mentor, just got thrown out on the floor, and worrying about that license I worked so hard to get. ...
    Oct 29, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Can I be rejected for a job over the meds I am prescribed???
    Well, the person who hired me actually IS the person doing the urine collecting. I don't know why I'm embarrased, I guess because it's proof I'm not as awesome as I appear to be. :bugeyes: hahaha...
    Oct 29, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Can I be rejected for a job over the meds I am prescribed???
    I am assuming I was just offered a job, pending background check and drug screening. That's what a background and urine usually mean, I hear. Both checks will be fine, but two of the meds I take...
    Oct 29, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Botox and cilliary damage? anybody know?
    I've spent about an hour online trying to find the answer myself, but does anyone know about using Botox on blocked tear ducts? I know a patient who had that done and now she has ptosis, which I...
    Oct 11, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. How do I learn "charge nurse" skills???
    I've only been a nurse a couple of months and took a job in LTC, hence I'm a "charge nurse". My nursing school was excellent but we werent taught ANY leadership skills. I'm not assertive,...
    Oct 2, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. Sleep deprivation, why does it make ME so sick?
    In short, I'm a new nurse and just had to stay up all night to work. Anytime in my life, staying up all night or not getting more than a few hours sleep, I am so sick and it takes the whole next...
    Oct 1, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Working alot of hours on NO sleep, and a Dangerous CNA. Moral support PLEASE
    I have talked to two different people in the DONS. Ya think anything has happened? Nope. And I had no idea we could write up CNA's. Now, I just need to "grow some" and do it. Oh, I finished the...
    Oct 1, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Working alot of hours on NO sleep, and a Dangerous CNA. Moral support PLEASE
    The thing with calling off, every single day for the past few weeks, SOMEONE is mandated on a shift. Then they call off or quit. Hence, a cycle. Because the call off isnt in due time, agency doesnt...
    Sep 30, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Working alot of hours on NO sleep, and a Dangerous CNA. Moral support PLEASE
    Just wanted to add that I have done doubles and such before w/o any difficulty, I can work sun up to sun down and be just fine ....but forcing myself to stay awake all night when my body is used...
    Sep 30, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Working alot of hours on NO sleep, and a Dangerous CNA. Moral support PLEASE
    my biggest problem is how do I tell a crazy lazy psycho CNA that she needs to prioritize, she cant be leaving the floor all the time, she needs to not up the O2, she ... oh hell, I jsut dont know...
    Sep 30, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. What/How do I delegate to the CNA?
    I get along great with them, I'm just not used to being "in charge" of anything. And I have no idea what to expect from them. But as for getting to know everyone, we all get along great for the most...
    Sep 15, '08
    Forum: Nursing Leadership Strategies
  16. What/How do I delegate to the CNA?
    I have only been a nurse a couple of months and work in a LTC home. I've had basicly no training there, but hey, I can pass meds like crazy. I absolutely dont know what I am to expect from the...
    Sep 15, '08
    Forum: Nursing Leadership Strategies
  17. How can a workplace cause you to lose license?
    I'm a brand new nurse and I keep reading and hearing things like "I'm not going to work in a place that's going to make me lose my license" Also, how can what the CNA's do affect my license? I've...
    Sep 15, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Concerns about routines
    I'm new too, and working at a LTC home. My "orientation" consisted of taking on the med pass for whatever nurse I was with that day. A few days before I was put out on my own, another nurse did show...
    Aug 17, '08
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Why am I not using ANY precautions with MRSA?
    I do know that the dx of MRSA is recent, as in the day before coming to our facility. As for being colonized...I didn't check or know how to check on that. I got all the discharge papers from...
    Aug 17, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Why am I not using ANY precautions with MRSA?
    I know that MRSA in the sputum is a contact or droplet precaution. Either way, here is my problem. In this LTC facility, we admitted someone who is + sputum for MRSA. There are no...
    Aug 17, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. need answers about working during clinicals...
    i wasn't able to handle work and school because i don't have family to rely on to help with the kids, so i was able to get help from the state. it was a *****, and it felt like i was going insane...
    Aug 17, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. How do you not get caught up with long winded patients?
    Thank you for the really helpful replies. I am such a "nice" person who never wants to hurt anyones feelings, so it really is going to be a challenge for me to kinda cut someone off...I just...
    Aug 17, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. How do you not get caught up with long winded patients?
    I absolutely do not mean to sound cold, but I have just started working in LTC and most of it is a very long med pass. While doing the med pass, I have found that alot of time is "wasted" (I...
    Aug 17, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. I was SURE I failed, but I passed!
    After taking the NCLEX PN, I was positive i failed. Nothing on there made sense to me, I felt as if the questions were written in Greek. Thank you to everyone who encouraged me! It really helped...
    Aug 16, '08
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  25. Just took NCLEX, Anyone else feel totally lost and disappointed??/
    My ATI predictor said a 99% chance too! And the test you described sounds exactly like what mine was like!! Everything you mentioned in your post, I think that was ALL of my test and nothing else. ...
    Aug 12, '08
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum


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