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  1. How to prevent falls
    If a bed alarm is a traumatic sound, what about our code/emergency RRT alarms? that scares the crap outta me and it doesn't happen very often on my floor (Thank God, that's one of the reasons I like...
    Nov 24
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  2. Advice needed! Nursing home tips
    You'll figure out a routine. Just takes a little time. Watch others when you can and you'll find things that work for you. I worked in a rehab unit that was within a LTC facility and same issues. I...
    Nov 24
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Where are the middle age nurses working?
    I am second career and 50. I work on an ortho unit where about 1/3 of us are over 40. I live too far away from work to socialize much, but age doesn't dictate who I "click" with.
    Nov 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Why so reluctant to give pain meds?
    tramadol is federal rule now (I have friend who has to go to the pharmacy to get it for her dog instead of the vet dispensing) We are very generous in my hospital with the pain medications...
    Nov 24
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  5. Keeping Old Report Sheets
    I know of some nurses that keep report sheets in their lockers when they are working a 3-day stretch, but I ALWAYS shred every shift. Everything I need to know is either documented or part of the...
    Nov 23
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  6. Why so reluctant to give pain meds?
    I was a rehab nurse for a year and have been an orthopedic nurse for the last 2 years. This is insane! (Not going into the CPM-is-not-EBP anymore) Pts cannot heal if they are hurting, pts cannot...
    Nov 23
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  7. RN-BSN NC
    I am finishing up @ UNCW online and I am quite happy with it. I was going to go with WSSU but I could not get any information or hold of anyone. I had a friend go through their program and the only...
    Nov 21
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  8. Licensed Nurse or Vet Nurse (tech)
    I worked as a vet tech and I was never called a nurse. I was called assistant, helper, aide. I had a lot more autonomy because it is animals, but I ran anesthesia, drew blood, gave fluids and IV...
    Nov 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Is that truly professional behavior?
    When we did our system-wide orientation, there was a travel nurse that was doing a lot of those type things. She would ask questions like "you don't do X here??" Later she floated to my unit and...
    Nov 21
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  10. Anyone teach nursing school clinicals on the side?
    I thought about the liability issue and thought I would look into precepting first. At least they are working under their own license. I have had some 2nd year students assigned to my patients and...
    Nov 21
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  11. teacher to nurse transition
    I teacher before I was a nurse. I found it a fairly easy transition and I love nursing much better than teaching. I think being a teacher helps you recognize learning strengths in your pts. My...
    Nov 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Can a Nurse Practitioner be a school nurse
    We have a nurse that has passed her boards and is trying to find the right job. She is still working as a staff floor nurse.
    Nov 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. How to prevent falls
    We are able to adjust volume and sensitivity of alarms. They are also hooked up to call light system so light outside door lights up and HUC is aware. Every policy in my hospital is EBP. I will try...
    Nov 20
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  14. how are men treated at your workplace?
    Our pay is the same, my (male) orientation buddy and I discussed it. The only time it makes a difference to me is if I can't reach something and anyone that is taller than I am is sought out LOL. We...
    Nov 20
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  15. RN to BSN timeline
    I was able to get a job with my ADN and I think the experience has helped me be able to apply what I am learning. I was SO burned out from nursing school I needed a new focus for a little while. I...
    Nov 19
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  16. pro vs con of online BSN
    I am in a totally online program that is from a decent brick and mortar state university. I started out in a similar program from a different state university. The first one has a fairly good...
    Nov 19
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  17. How to prevent falls
    I still don't understand why someone would go through all of that to refuse something that was for your own safety? The next thing you know, the person that refuses and falls and injures...
    Nov 19
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  18. any career changers?
    I worked with horses most of my adult life, from about 16. I also worked for a large animal vet and thought about vet school (Bio degree-pre-vet) so I have a history of liking medicine. After I had...
    Nov 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. BS in non-nursing and soon to be RN via ADN
    Duke has one too
    Nov 17
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  20. Hyponatremia and NG tubes to suction
    and yet our NG tube pts have more of a focus on K+ They are usually on D5 1/NS with either 20/40 K
    Nov 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Nursing occupation, politically ineffective due to inequalities of both gender?
    Same ball park as education. Woman dominated field until you get higher up in the grade levels and administration.
    Nov 17
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  22. Maybe the grass is greener on the other side.
    Nursing school WAS the hardest thing I have ever done. Including a graduate degree, working full time while going to school (not nursing school) and pregnant, and 2 c-sections. I swear I have PTSD...
    Nov 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. mismanagement of diabetes in hospital
    I am not a diabetes educator, but in my unit, ortho, I bet it is closer to 1/3 of our pts are diabetic. The staff, has to be educated. I see the biggest lag in Type 1s even in the residents. They...
    Nov 17
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  24. How to prevent falls
    Seriously? No bed alarms? That one pt that thinks they will be all right is the one that falls. Or the one that wakes up in the middle of the night, slightly disoriented because they are not at...
    Nov 17
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  25. Other than BSN
    If have an RN and a BA/BS in another field, you can got straight into an MSN/NP practice. There are several program in here in NC. One is Duke ($$$$) but they are out there. A classmate from my ADN...
    Nov 17
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN


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