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  1. Long Lost Dream Or Not?
    The OP does have nursing experience, it is just not traditional nursing experience. She was not sitting home eating bon-bons for two years, she was working. So while she may not be able to...
    Jul 23
    Forum: School Nurses
  2. How long have you been at your current facility?
    I tend to get bored every few years too. Been at my current facility 4 years but transferred departments half way in. I love the facility, and by transferring I got to challenge myself again
    Jul 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. How long have you been at your current facility?
    Just curious how long have you all been at your current facility. Overall do you like it? Do you see yourself staying there longer?
    Jul 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. And this is why I hate floating to stepdown...
    Our stepdown units are 1:4, with med-surg 1:5 and ICU 1:2. It is a newer change, we have only been doing A-lines in stepdown for maybe 2 years. Majority of pts with A-lines are too unstable to be...
    Jul 22
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  5. Falls in Psychiatry
    So the 20 something that had a trip and fall would be restained?! That is insane, and if I were the pt I would love to see what they did when I refused
    Jul 22
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  6. And this is why I hate floating to stepdown...
    My facility doesn't allow any drips except for Heparin or Insulin to be given outside of stepdown or ICU. Not all of our Med-Surg floors do tele, and it would be very unsafe to have someone on a...
    Jul 22
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  7. And this is why I hate floating to stepdown...
    Nope. Although not done often, my facility allows A-lines in step down.
    Jul 22
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  8. And this is why I hate floating to stepdown...
    At my facility A-lines can be step down as well as Dilt gtts (non titratable) we do not allow CVP monitoring out of ICU, so no IV medication that would be titrated by blood pressure. We also make...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  9. Curious About ER Nursing
    I work in an ER and I eat every day. It is practically an expectation that everyone gets their break. Some of our nurses are also breastfeeding and they find time to pump 2-3 times a shift. And...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Falls in Psychiatry
    There is absolutely no reason for every single pt to have a bed alarm. You are going to be discouraging your independent walkie talkie pts from getting up. Plus if you are just using an alarm on...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  11. Triage Practices
    This does not sound safe. I find it hard to believe that the docs aren't pushing for a proper triage
    Jul 15
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. A Nurse and A Go-Go Dancer
    I hear this "moral turpitude" clause thrown around but I wonder how often the BON disciplines a nurse for it. It is very vauge. While staying vauge, I do engage in activities in my private life...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  13. CNL programs for current RN's
    I am in a brick and mortar CNL tract at LaSalle University in Philadelphia. This program is only for those that are already nurses.
    Jul 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. How different is ER nursing from floor nursing?
    The best way for you to understand what is different about the ER from the floors would be to spend a day shadowing in one. On the floor you can organize your day, plan out your meds, etc. In the...
    Jul 13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Nurses not prepared for report
    I work in the ER so no Kardexes but when I worked on the floors they used them. I never expected a nurse in report to tell me stuff that was on the Kardex. I can read and can get the information...
    Jul 11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  16. What do you always have in your scrub pockets?
    Not a student, but I always have at least one pen, alcohol wipes, IV catheters (in 3 different sizes, 22, 20, and 18 gauge), and flushes. My wallet and cell phone are always in my pants pockets
    Jul 11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. ER Workflow
    What is your pt ratio? In my ER we have one tech for the whole department, but our ratio for stable pts is 1:4 so doing everything is normally not so difficult.
    Jul 8
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. ICU Straight outta school?
    Most ICU nurses, even the most experienced would struggle with a Med-Surg assignment. It is not what they are used to. My hospital has a policy that ICU nurses that float to Med-Surg can only have...
    Jul 8
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. codependency
    Anyone who would tell you to be a martyr and stay is not your friend. Those people don't understand how much you have tried, and how financially and emotionally stressful it is. You are not...
    Jul 8
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. The best excuses for positive drug screens
    I work in the ER and my state does not require consent for drug testing. Actually I have worked in several different states and never heard of anyone getting consent
    Jul 3
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. Meds or Beds?
    Yes, there are times. Honestly, though if you think back to your Maslow's hirarchy of needs, skin care due to diarrhea is a higher priority than the protein supplement. Sure, maybe you could...
    Jul 2
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Harsh nurses
    Their salary is irrelevant. However, they are generally paid more, at least per hour. Oh, and they are still nurses just working in a different capacity
    Jul 2
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  23. Need help- WHC NICU Manager?
    Why don't you just call nurse recruitment?
    Jul 1
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  24. Shifts and Flexibility
    I have never heard of it. You might want to start pricing babysitters. You could also look into home health CNA work as you might find shorter shifts available
    Jun 30
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  25. Clinic Nurse to ER
    I would get your PALS and ACLS certifications to make you more marketable.
    Jun 30
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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