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  1. Incompetent nursing assistants
    The RN's are obligated to obtain their own vital signs at my facility. I would rather do this for myself; I can get a conversation started and start my assessment at the same time. Sometimes, I do...
    Jul 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Did I Do Something Wrong?
    I always check before giving diuretics. We administered IV lasix at 0800 and 1600 here, I do routine vitals at those times anyways, but even before a one time order, I always check. Just to make...
    Jul 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. FINALLY!! I am an RN!!!!!!!!!
    Congrats! :yeah:
    Jul 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Help with PRN medications
    That is just an example, not an actual order!
    Jul 10, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  5. Help with PRN medications
    My facility now has strict orders that basicall read: percocet 2 tab q4hrs prn for pain 1-4 hydromorphone 0.5mg q4hrs prn for pain 5-7 hydromorphone 1mg q4hrs prn for pain 8-10. That way we...
    Jul 10, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  6. do you put patient teaching in a nurses note?
    We do all of our charting online now. We have a section in our nursing shift assessments that states "nursing education". We talk about what we taught the patient and family, if they understood the...
    Apr 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. How much of a yearly increase in pay do you see?
    We get between 0-5% increase depending on our merit review. Last year we didn't get anything, but we did get a bonus at the end of the year.
    Jun 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. manual BP's?
    Your floor should provide manual BP cuffs. We have them in every patient room! Ask your supervisor! :)
    Jun 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Hourly rounding signoff sheet
    Ughhh! I completely agree! Our floor actually started this as a Unit Counsel Project, and now it is hospital wide. Yep, I round on my patient hourly, most of the time, more then that. I hate the fact...
    Jun 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. charting help - ugh!
    I'm extremely greatful that my facility has online documentation. The only note we have to write is based on our care plan, and even that is online. Our shift assessment is classified as our nursing...
    Jun 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. So...whap apps do you have on your phone?
    I use an ABG calculator. Comes in handy. Its calculates your bicarb and also determines Resp/Metabolic Alk or Acidosis without having to do the calculation yourself. It was free! I have an IPhone FYI!
    Jun 22, '10
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  12. "Why don't you just be a doctor?"
    i'm sure most of the rn's here can agree with me......... we are the backbone of patient care! i work at a teaching hospital and deal with new intern's every month. we know what needs to be done....
    May 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. I need your Advice
    i'm a relatively new rn. i've been out of school for 3 years. i have been working on a med/surg/telemetry floor. i have learned an extensive amount in my 3 years there. i was also very fortunate to...
    May 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. How to give a thorough report???????????????
    do you have an sbar form?? at my facility we use an sbar form for report and throughout our day. it helps keep me organzied and allows me to give a very throuogh report. i also recommend that...
    Aug 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Change has hit... and it ain't good.....
    it is completely opposite where i work. the day shift 7a-7p medicates throughout the day. does all the treatments, handles mds, family members...etc..etc...etc. nights seem more quiet. i have done...
    Aug 8, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. What's so stressful about working 3, 12hr shifts?
    You are a very rude person. I also agree with above that you are definetly looking into this for the wrong reasons. Nursing is a blessing. I love my job. Yes it is stressful, but I wouldn't want to...
    Jul 28, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. The Patient I Failed
    how could her daughter do that to her mother??!?!?! knowing what she wanted!!! that makes me sick! my parents would come back and haunt me forever!
    Sep 25, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Patients with drug issues vs. the doctor playing dumb about it!
    i can't even begin to tell you how familiar this sounds! we have had a young girl on our floor for almost a month now. she is a frequent flyer for dysphagia and abdominal pain. she had a gastric...
    Sep 2, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. medical dosage problem
    yes, you can't give 12.5gtts. it would round up to 13..
    Aug 24, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. New Telemetry Nurse
    where i work, we all have our sbar's attached to our orders and we clip them to a clip board that our nurse manager gave us. i have my assessment, pmh, admission diagnosis, and meds on my sbar for...
    Aug 24, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. naked during surgery?
    why is it necessary for you to tell us your size? we don't really need to know that.... these are concerns you should discuss with your surgeon, not on a nursing forum website...
    Jul 23, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. how many patients for a new grad on the first day on the floor?
    :heartbeaton my first day, i basically "shadowed" my preceptor. i did what she did. i got a tour of the floor and learned her routine. on my second day, i took one patient and then gradually went up...
    Jul 23, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Does your hospital require a certain color uniform?
    ok, if you walk into a room with scrubs on....most people will know you work there! :chuckle if you have a name tag, most people can read it. and most people introduced themselves when they walk into...
    Jul 23, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. A little help please!!!
    :yeah:many facilities have nursing intern positions where you work directly with an rn. i know you have to be in the nursing program at your school. look around because it is an excellent opportunity.
    Jun 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Aunt :)
    my sister is a dental hygienist and she makes at least $11 more an hour then i do. i understand she works hard, but, i just think that rn's should make at least what she does! we work hard!!! ...
    Jun 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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