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  1. Medication administration vs Patients wants
    I can never find the right words in confrontational situations. I'm saving this script so I can use it when I get belligerent patients. Thank you SoldierNurse!
    Apr 14
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  2. No more glucose checks by CNAs/PCTs
    Actually, I do re-check BP myself, sometimes manually even, before holding routine BP meds or giving PRN BP meds. It's not that I don't trust UAPs, but I just want to make sure the original number...
    Apr 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Career help!
    I don't have any advice to help you... It does sound like a very difficult decision to make. But I just wanted to comment on your feelings about not being a "real nurse." To me, it seems like...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  4. Medication administration vs Patients wants
    Ditto that you shouldn't leave meds at the bedside. Most often, the admin time printed on MAR is an arbitrary protocol per pharmacy. A physician just orders, "Amlodipine 5mg PO once daily." They...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  5. Triage Call Bell?
    Maybe it depends on the setting. In ED where patients are often frustrated and tired of waiting, they might tend to misuse the system? It hasn't been an issue on our hem/onc floor at all. After we...
    Apr 13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  6. The face of LTC is changing????
    It's not unreasonable for reimbursing entities to require certain services to be performed and documented to justify the payment. The real problem is the staffing -- the de facto "normal" ratio of...
    Apr 12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Triage Call Bell?
    If all calls come to RN's phone regardless, that's ignoring the full potential of those dedicated buttons. Why not have the call directly go to CNA if pt is calling for water or bathroom? It sounds...
    Apr 12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. Triage Call Bell?
    This simply does not happen with our system. Whoever answers the call light at the central phone at the station will page the appropriate nurse or aide on their cell phone. No more "it's not my...
    Apr 12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  9. Do you read hospital Yelp reviews?
    Thanks to the OP, I looked up the yelp reviews for the prominent hospitals including mine. These are the "best" hospitals in the area. Sadly, 99% of the negative reviews are complaints about billing...
    Apr 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Why nursing?
    Nursing is a good, stable, well-paying job that also provides me with continuous challenges to keep motivated. I started as LVN and I was just looking for a fast track vocation. I felt burnt out...
    Apr 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Anxiety and Anxiety; 1st RN hospital job
    After only 6 weeks, I would say this anxiety is very normal. Also, good news is that you'll find night shift a lot less hectic. From what I've seen, new grads who struggled with day shift did a lot...
    Apr 11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. Oncology or telemetry?
    I have worked in tele as an LVN years ago. If you start out in tele and build solid experience there, you'll be ready for pretty much anything. You learn tons. Almost all cardiac patients have...
    Apr 11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Lpn program compared to rn program
    I agree with the general consensus that it's easier for LPNs than those with no prior nursing education. I didn't do a bridge program but I can tell you that my prior education and experience as LVN...
    Apr 10
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  14. Describe your 10/10 pain. Piggybacking off of recent pain discussions.
    We all should also keep in mind that chronic pain sufferers do not exhibit the typical response that we expect with severe acute pain. None of the sickle cell crisis patients I've had showed moaning,...
    Apr 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Triage Call Bell?
    I think tracking is possible at my workplace. We wear sensors so that our location is visible from the desk. Our movement is supposedly all recorded. So, they could technically correlate the calls...
    Apr 10
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  16. Is this really considered a med error?
    I can see it both ways... It's really sticky situation. Completely agree with Commuter. Nursing involves a lot of clerical, technical stuff... For pain med orders, it is best to obtain the order...
    Apr 10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Help understanding Portal HTN
    Liver synthesizes the major protein, albumin, which is responsible for maintaining the oncotic pressure so that fluid stays in the blood vessel. With cirrhosis, liver loses its normal function...
    Apr 10
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  18. Triage Call Bell?
    We have those newfangled gadget and I actually like it. It's not so much about which calls get answered faster as it is about efficient routing of the calls. "Toilet" calls will automatically go to...
    Apr 10
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  19. Considering applying for a BMT Unit, questions
    I'm still learning about BMT myself, but here goes... 1. There are some overlap with oncology sure, but BMT patients won't be getting chemo to treat cancer -- remission must be achieved before...
    Apr 10
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  20. Lack of motivation in nursing school
    Are you unhappy with nursing altogether, or the fact that the school is stressful for your introverted nature? If it is the latter, hang in there and finish school. Being an introverted nurse is a...
    Apr 9
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  21. Evolution and Nursing
    Thank you! From the first day I saw this thread, I couldn't help but notice how odd "believing in evolution" sounded, as if the theory of evolution was a religious entity. I've been wondering if...
    Apr 9
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  22. Urostomy Irrigation
    I don't think it should require sterile gloves. I never have. Of course we want to keep what goes in sterile, but no need for the entire process to be a sterile procedure. Think of how we access IV...
    Apr 7
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  23. First Mistake... Can't shake bad feelings
    It's understandable how anxious this is making you feel. Also, I think it shows you are a cautious, conscientious nurse. But if the anxiety is so great that you're scared to go to work, then it is a...
    Apr 6
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. What is your degree in other than nursing?
    BS in biochemistry. In my class, there were quite a few biology majors, several social sciences, some English, law, and even theater arts (or was it dance?). The background of those who pursue...
    Apr 6
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Prioritizing infusions
    I would've started platelets first as well. Once transfusion is started, finishing it and hanging antibiotic right after is less work for the on-coming shift. I wouldn't worry about an antibiotic...
    Apr 6
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications


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