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  1. Y-site versus Piggyback
    Could you have gotten a new IV site, I would not feel comfortable giving those two meds together? But I am always paranoid about those weird combinations.
    Oct 12, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  2. IV infiltrate :(
    I have had so many IV's infiltrate on me it is unbelievable. All of them I caught early, (so far). I always feel the site, ask about pain, and watch for any frequent alarming of the pump. If it's a...
    Oct 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. How do you handle an admission?
    I am a new nurse and still trying to get my routine and time management down. On orientation, I did not get much of a chance to have admissions. Now that I am off orientation I have had a few. I...
    Oct 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Can they fire me?
    I agree, go in person. They can't ignore you if you're standing right there!
    Oct 12, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. Rough Day
    I am a new nurse just off of orientation too. Trust me, many of my days I feel like that. Especially with an admission or transfer -- that really throws a wrench into things for me. Just a few days...
    Oct 12, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. Things dying patients say
    None of the people that I have cared for that are actively dying have spoken to me, but I have only cared for people on hospice care. I have cared for dementia patients who are declining and have...
    Oct 11, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Severe anxiety at work
    Thank you for your awesome article CheesePotato. I actually read it when you originally posted it. It reminds me of what one of my residents said at my previous place of employment. She was in her...
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Severe anxiety at work
    Thanks for relating to me. I know this is common for new grads. I tend to be a very cautious and nervous person to begin with. I appreciate what your manager says. And sometimes it isn't our fault it...
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Severe anxiety at work
    I am a new grad nurse and have been on my own for less then a month after about a month and a half of orientation on a busy medical-surgical unit. My first few weeks went okay, with a few bumps in...
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. Dear God, Help me
    These dementia stories are cracking me up and bringing back fond memories! I miss LTC and geriatrics so much!
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. Patient requests
    I had someone who asked me for an phone charger too!! I'm not even sure what kind of phone! I had to ask them to clarify what they meant, because I can't believe someone would think that we carried...
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. How much personal info do you share with pts?
    I share nothing. I lie and say I am married to any patient that asks, and if they ask me where my rings are, I tell them I don't wear them at work for infection risk. I also tell them I live in "the...
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Develop a Thick Skin - How?
    I am a new grad nurse, having worked for a couple of months, and only a short while on my own in a busy medical/surgical unit. I am a gentle soul, soft-spoken, and have manners ingrained in me from...
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. False documentation... more common than you think.
    I do my best to be 100% honest with my charting. Even with the meds. With 4 patients on a busy unit, day shift, all who have fifty bajillion meds due at 8am, at least one of those patients may get...
    Oct 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  15. Healthcare is NOT a basic human right.
    I think the problem is that when you make healthcare a priviledge rather then a right, the health of people who cannot afford care suffers. Wealth and social class are the biggest factors that...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  16. Name Badges Worn Backwards
    I take my name badge off multiple to scan into various rooms in the hospital. I try to check to make sure that my badge is facing the right way, but sometimes I'll look down to see that I've replaced...
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Exhaustion bloopers
    Just wanted to say this post made me laugh! I have done the "I love you" thing to -- I just tried to pass it off as if it hadn't happened. :laugh:
    Sep 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. I feel so dumb... I got flustered - about a patient in respiratory distress
    I had a patient like this up on the floor and we called a Rapid Response. The patient was taken to the ICU and then later on intubated.
    Sep 17, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Diabetes and abdominal pain
    As a new nurse, I have already seen this type of patient many times and would like to see if other nurses share my experiences or have any tips or information for me. This type of patient has...
    Sep 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Diagnoses you never thought you'd see?
    I have had not one but two patients with necrotizing facitis (sp?). I never realized that this was so common, or maybe I'm just "lucky" (if that's the word).
    Sep 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Experienced Nurses: How is your day organized?
    Thanks for all the tips. I like the idea of doing a quick round to introduce myself before grabbing meds and getting assessments done. On day shift CNA's do the first rounds and update boards and get...
    Sep 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Feeling like a failure most days
    I feel that my delegation skills are okay, but go hand in hand with my time management. Sometimes I try to do too much and end up behind, but I can definitely tell when I am drowning and need help....
    Sep 5, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Experienced Nurses: How is your day organized?
    You know, at another facility, I used to dislike bedside report, but now I really miss it for the reasons you mention. I like to know my patient is breathing and feel assured they are safe at the...
    Sep 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Experienced Nurses: How is your day organized?
    I am looking for an outline of how you organize your day, with times specifically, and particularly if you work in a hospital -- med/surg setting. I am new grad nurse and I want to get an idea of how...
    Sep 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Feeling like a failure most days
    I am a new grad at a hospital med/surg floor and I work rotating shifts a month. I can manage a full assignment on most shifts and have been performing at a very rudimentary level. I am having...
    Sep 5, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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