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  1. care plan help, please
    Disturbed thought process related to self medicating...maybe. Look at different nursing diagnosis How if custody was taken away would a nursing care plan reunite them? You would need to have...
    Nov 20
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  2. fecal incontinence
    In acute settings, incontinence can be for a variety of reasons. Disease process, traumas, TBI, age. Some can regain function with bowel training programs and therapy.
    Nov 18
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  3. Why do you want to be a nurse? Interview help!
    Be authentic with your answer. You said there are nurses in your family and you were draw to nursing, explore that some more. You don't have to have an earth shattering story on why you want to be a...
    Nov 9
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  4. Infection control
    Hand washing? Cough and sneeze into the elbow Hand washing Turn away from others when coughing and sneezing Hand washing Blow your nose into a tissue and throw it away Hand washing And ...
    Nov 9
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  5. How do I get ER experience??
    Have you tried applying to ICU's as well? Keep applying to both, as you will need critical care experience for the ED. Work on CE that relate to the ED and be willing to relocate
    Nov 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Are there too many nursing programs out there?
    Yes there is a lot of new grads now, however when I graduated in 2010 it was at the height of the recession....when I went on interviews I was 1:100+ fighting for that job. What new grads get stuck...
    Nov 6
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  7. Camp nursing with your child
    Check with your camp. The camp where I have been a nurse we go in sessions, so a week at a time. I have gone where my youngest was a camper and my oldest hung out with me and had free reign of the...
    Nov 6
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  8. Job Application Stress
    Time to hit the pavement. My 1st nursing job, I mapped out all of the LTC and SNFs in my area that was within a reasonable commute. Had a stack of resumes and went and applied in person to every one...
    Nov 3
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  9. New Grad trying to get into PICU
    Network network network. Be willing to relocate. My hospital will hire new grads into the PICU, they have to go through the Versant New grad program
    Nov 3
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  10. Parents required at bedside?
    We encourage parents to stay, but do not require them. Ours is a 24 bed PICU, with 1:2 or 1:1 ratio. Same with the floors parents are encouraged to stay but not required. Many times we have a...
    Nov 3
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  11. Nurse-Patient Ratios
    Pediatric 1:3 days 1:4 nights....in a pinch we can go 1:5 if we have an aide paired with us CNA's depend on census usually 1, but they get pulled to sit Charge nurse may have 1pt with low acuity,...
    Nov 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Current ADN Nurse-seeking clarification
    Did you try calling your BON?
    Nov 1
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  13. Nightshifts..how to prepare for them?
    Sunday night stay up as late as possible. Drink some coffee around 9pm, do something to keep yourself awake, until about 4-5am then sleep in as late as possible. If you wake up before noon, you have...
    Oct 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. RN-BSN and ADN-BSN Easy?
    The only class I really enjoyed or felt that learned much in was my emergency management class, other than that it was research papers either reviewing them or writing them. Non of which I felt made...
    Oct 31
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  15. ? about my peds patient
    Used to work in Peds LTC and so many of our kiddos would have constant gas. Ferrell bags work half the time. But we also used another bag, forget the name of it, but we would leave it on and they...
    Oct 30
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  16. What is the job market like in OR?
    Apply at Legacy, they have a level III NICU and do hire ADNs. Providence you can't even get past the prescreening without a BSN.
    Oct 30
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  17. Advice for interviews?
    Interviews ask behavioral type questions. Such as tell us about a time you had to lead a group What did you do when people did not respond how you wanted We are looking for your communication...
    Oct 23
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  18. The "R" in SBAR......nope
    Definitely easier over time. The R becomes really important when you find yourself working with residents, who are still learning. For example I had a kid who had a jaw fx, scheduled for surgery in...
    Oct 23
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  19. Portland Nursing Programs and Volunteer
    Getting your CNA is probably the best bet, then you can be working in the medical field. There are a lot of places to volunteer at don't limit yourself to med/surg. Most hospitals have a volunteer...
    Oct 21
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  20. Moving to Oregon
    The only pediatric hospitals in Portland are Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emmanuel and Dornbeckers at OHSU. Providence St. Vincent's has a small Peds wing and PICU. And at the Portland...
    Oct 21
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  21. Lab draws
    We do all our own labs, never have seen a phlebotomist on the floor. Our labs unless timed, are done on NOC shift, depending on how many we usually start around 4am, but have done labs at 1-2am....
    Oct 17
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  22. Western Governor's University BSN?
    There are multiple threads on WGU, I am a graduate of WGU and have posted lengthy responses on the other threads. But to your questions....yes to all, you get what you put in and if you want you...
    Oct 12
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  23. RN's - how long did you stay at your first job?
    1st job with the title RN was flu clinics, then private duty Peds for 5 months until I found a full time gig. Went to a LTAC/SNF was there for 7 months, transferred to a different facility same...
    Oct 6
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  24. Should ALL patients have bedside suction set up and in working order?
    It is part of our daily safety checks, code sheet, wall suction, oxygen, and med air, ambu bag, set up for every patient
    Oct 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Girl brain dead part deux
    Looks like spinal reflexes to me. I think of my spinal cord injured patients that I have taken care of, the cord is completely severed, but if you touch the leg or arm, both arms or both legs or...
    Oct 4
    Forum: Nursing News


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