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  1. fired after 90 days of probation but worked 5 months at an LTACH
    I am in a similar situation... I went from one LTAC to another and was let go during orientation due to "poor fit". Previously I had worked LTAC for a year. I never made any big mistakes (just a med...
    Jul 22
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  2. Do I have a right to a copy of my employee health file?
    Today I went to sign papers with HR at my new job. The HR rep thoroughly explained each form to me before I signed. There was a form that I had to sign/acknowledge that HR explained meant that...
    Jul 17
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  3. Do I have a right to a copy of my employee health file?
    Thanks for all the replies. The OSHA link was especially helpful. I just got an email from HR saying they will contact the employee health company and approve release of my file, so my problem...
    Jul 16
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  4. Do I have a right to a copy of my employee health file?
    A few months ago I completed a pre-employment physical, PPD, titres, etc. for a nursing position. Everything was done with a separate company that handles employee health for several different...
    Jul 16
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  5. Probably getting fired from can I move into full-time LTAC from prn status?
    I would put in an application for the full time position at the LTAC, then tell the nurse manager that you applied. Go on to say how you really like it there: the people are friendly, the job is very...
    Jul 10
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  6. Hours of sleep before work
    When I worked 12s on day shift I would usually only get 4 to 5 hours. After I switched to nights I get 6 to 7 hrs.
    Jul 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
    I like to wear a ribbed cotton tank top (aka "wifebeater") as an undershirt. It absorbs the back sweat and keeps it off my scrub top. If you don't already, keep your hair pulled up high, in a bun....
    Jul 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Was I in the wrong to try to call 911?
    If someone hit their head and started having a seizure I would call 911 as well.
    Jul 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Advice please: Withdrawal of feeding tube
    Maybe the patient had expressed to her family she didn't want to be kept alive with feeding tubes and the husband allowed it because he was unable to let go? I'm disturbed by this too, just trying...
    Jun 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. How are nursing classes structured?
    I went to a community college for an associates degree in nursing, graduated in 2012. We were evaluated mainly by multiple choice/select all that apply tests, typically 4 or 5 per semester and weekly...
    Jun 27
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  11. how much hire level math is required for nursing?
    For the actual job of a typical staff nurse on the floor, you're not doing more than basic math, at its most complicated solving for x in a simple equation. But you also need to know how to set up...
    Jun 27
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  12. Patient care cart
    Flushable "wet wipes" for the bathroom. Hospital toilet paper is always cheap, thin and falls apart.
    Jun 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. What can you tolerate the least?
    I can handle wounds, vomit, secretions, feet, c. diff. pretty much anything but the sick, sweet fruity smell of lactulose poop in a patient with liver disease. The worst is when a patient has hepatic...
    Jun 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. career advice needed for a introvert pls
    I'm not exactly sure what's involved, but look into sleep labs and the opportunities available there.
    Jun 14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  15. Do power cords for IV pumps bother you?
    If I'm lucky enough to have a patient who can get himself to the bathroom, it is my pleasure to deal with the IV pump plug. Most patients I work with are bedbound and incontinent. Plugging something...
    Jun 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Nurse-Run Child Care
    OP, I think everyone is giving you good advice about being cautious to keep within your scope of practice. That being said, I think it's a good idea and I would feel comfortable knowing RNs were with...
    Jun 10
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  17. How much free water to put in G-tube?
    I tend to agree with you regarding PO fluids. The elderly are prone to dehydration and if they aren't going to meet fluid requirements drinking plain water then let them drink whatever. However we...
    Jun 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. How much free water to put in G-tube?
    Sounds like more than enough water. I would be checking labs for hyponatremia. The amount of Jevity may or may not be meeting nutritional needs. It depends on the patient's current size/weight. The...
    Jun 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. What Would You Do?
    I would have called the doctor, with no regrets. There's no sense in waking someone up to give them ativan every hour. The doc deserves to get woken up to clarify that one!
    Jun 2
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  20. Scrub the Hub
    I didn't realize the swab caps were so expensive. Now I feel a little bad about the ones that came home in my pockets and went through the wash. Even with the swab caps I still scrub the hub,...
    May 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Heparin bolus administration
    The way I learned to give a heparin bolus was similar to what the OP is describing. If I need to give 4300 units bolus, I grab one of the 5000 units per 1 mL single dose vials that we typically use...
    May 26
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  22. Which alternative antiseptic to use for CVC dressing?
    CDC - 2011 Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections - HICPAC "Prepare clean skin with a >0.5% chlorhexidine preparation with alcohol before central venous catheter...
    May 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. How important is your 'look' as a nurse
    Maybe the overweight nurse educating the patient about a healthy lifestyle just lost 50 lbs through diet and exercise. Maybe she is still obese at 220 lbs but she used to be close to 300. Or maybe...
    May 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Contact allergy question... again...
    This isn't medical advice, just general advice from the "need to work" perspective. Go to work. Go out of your way to only use soap and water. Take extra care and double glove when exposed to fluids....
    May 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. What Scrub brands run the largest?
    I like Cherokee Workwear Stretch. I wear 3XL in the top - I'm very busty and they fit well without looking too much like a tent and still allowing me full ROM of my arms. The bottoms I wear XL petite...
    May 8
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear