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  1. How do you make new hires feel welcome on your unit?
    This is a great idea because it seems like my co-workers are complaining about new hires within the first week of working on the floor with preceptors. It creates a negative environment and its...
    Aug 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. How do you make new hires feel welcome on your unit?
    Yes! This is one of my most effective ways of bonding with new people! Because I have tons of examples....:uhoh3:
    Aug 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. How do you make new hires feel welcome on your unit?
    Yeah, you guys are totally right! The most important thing is feeling accepted and supported. We are definitely working on that too. I work in a large ICU, so its even more difficult for new...
    Aug 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Does this nurse totally not like me??
    Don't worry about it, some people get into there own little worlds when working. That being said... Not returning a polite "hello" is one of my pet peeves. No matter how busy or tough my day is, I...
    Aug 27, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Asking back for job...
    Most definitely try it! You gotta do what you gotta do to get that experience.
    Aug 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. 2nd degree nurses
    My first degree was a BA in psychology. After graduation, I was shocked to learn that I would have to get my master's to do anything with that degree (duh!). But I still put out 20 apps./week...
    Aug 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. I want a good experience in orientation!
    I am looking for input from new nurses or almost-new nurses on what would make you feel welcome to a nursing unit as a new hire and a new grad? I want to make this a positive experience for new...
    Aug 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. How do you make new hires feel welcome on your unit?
    We are re-vamping our preceptor/orientation program and I want to focus on making newly hired nurses feel welcome on our unit. So... Do you do anything special to make your new hires feel...
    Aug 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. IABP removal-manual balloon deflation
    Has anyone been taught by a rep or faculty not to manually deflate an IAB before pulling the sheath? Meaning, to let intra-aortic pressure deflate the balloon rather than manual deflation with a 60...
    Apr 9, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  10. new grad conundrum
    Take the RN position! "One year RN experience" sounds much better than "worked as unit secretary for 6 months". You need to know what it means to have lives in your hand, and still manage to eat...
    Feb 24, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. end of life, please??
    Thanks for all the comments --- good links, especially in the other thread posted by EMSnut45!
    Feb 20, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  12. end of life, please??
    How does declaring medical futility differ from end-of-life?
    Feb 18, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  13. end of life, please??
    On our unit, we have had a few patients die on a ventilator because family members are willing to make them a no code, but not willing to make them end-of-life, despite weeks of physicians and nurses...
    Feb 18, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  14. Breaking through the cliques
    I'm sorry you are having a hard time fitting in. I think its normal, though. Some people are more clique-y than others and nothing you do will change that. Its difficult to break-in with these...
    Feb 7, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  15. Precepting in the ICU
    Thanks for all your responses! Some new grads need longer than the prescribed six weeks, and it seems those same orientees struggle when they finish orientation and start as regular staff. I'm...
    Feb 7, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  16. Precepting in the ICU
    On my unit, we usually do 6 weeks of orientation to the unit, regardless of experience. About four weeks on days, two weeks on nights. Orientees can have more time if needed. Recently, we have had...
    Feb 6, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  17. All Those NPs with No Bedside Experience
    Ahhh, we are picking apart every sentence, every verb, every noun...don't we all have support staff? RT, radiology, unit secretaries, phlebs, ect... :yawn:
    Oct 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Hospital frequent flyers??? Whatever happened to it being an acute care facility!
    Oh the money we could save by not admitting these patients. I have had many DKAs like this come up from ER on an insulin gtt with a BG of 110...sounds like they're cured, send 'em home! Or maybe...
    Sep 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Discussions always so hostile here?
    Yes...when you are responsible for people's lives on a weekly basis, it can get a little tense.
    Jul 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. I just feel that I would feel in much better hands if I had nurses that were sexy
    Nothing is sexier than cellulitis!
    Jun 28, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Is this really the norm?
    Some patients and/or families have no coping skills, so when they are faced with a stressful situation, they cuss and scream and spit. Its not because of a diagnose-able mental disorder (until...
    Jun 28, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. How much do you get paid for being on call?
    Thanks for all your responses! Glad to see I'm not the only one...
    Apr 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Medicaid reimbursement and patient satisfaction scores
    Yes I do
    Apr 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Medicaid reimbursement and patient satisfaction scores
    Ha! We got another email the following week saying the CEO will no longer be doing "weekly briefings". :D Ya know, we haven't recieved a cost of living raise in 3 years. Our insurance premiums...
    Apr 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Medicaid reimbursement and patient satisfaction scores
    I work for a small non-profit hospital and starting in 2012 (I think??) a percentage of our Medicaid/Medicare reimbursement will be based on random patient satisfaction surveys after discharge. ...
    Apr 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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