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  1. New RN, 3 weeks into orientation, total screw up.
    I have to give you kudos as well: At least you are stopping, thinking about your actions, and how they will impact the care that you give to your patients. Assessing is huge. Knowing patient...
    Aug 13, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. What Is It Like?
    Tokmom: I liked your description as well!
    Aug 11, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  3. Ok this may be a rant but....
    After reading everyone's posts, everyone has me thinking: Why don't all nurses accept eachother for who they are? A BSN RN can help ASNs with how all that extra theory applies at the bedside while...
    Aug 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Blood pressure medication / checking blood pressure
    You can always invest in a portable b/p cuff that goes on the wrist. I would take the b/p before cardiac med passes to ensure that the patient's baseline has not changed (and trust me: It can, and...
    Aug 9, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  5. When does the anxiety go away???
    Keep it simple: Did you keep your patients alive? As long as they are safe and stable, you have done well at your job. Of course, in order to maintain stability, you have to give meds on time, F/U...
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  6. NP preceptorship
    Wow. I start FNP studies in the Fall online. I need to start looking into preceptors, appartently. I hope that you find a preceptor! If you do not mind, keep us posted on what worked for you! I...
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  7. Nurse mommies! Need advice!
    It sounds like you have alot going on. You have one little one with maybe another on the way soon. You are right out of school, and need work experience. I agree with mustlovepoodles: I would look...
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Working night shift, difficulty sleeping during the day!
    Between the two shifts, I prefer night shift. It does, however, mess up my sleep schedule! On my days off, as long as I have a couple in a row off, I "flip back" to a normal nocturnal sleep...
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  9. Is dating or flirting with an another nurse or patient is acceptable?
    You cannot be serious. You never, ever date a patient. You are a nursing professional. You must carry yourself as one at all times. I would have to say the same about dating a fellow nurse. If...
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  10. How would deal with these type of CNAs?
    I feel that it is simply about respecting all individuals on the team and helping eachother out. I have encountered some CNAs that have been on the floor doing patient care longer than I have been a...
    Aug 7, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. How do you deal with passive aggression in nursing?
    @redhead: I loved Bad Teacher! It was so funny!
    Aug 6, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. How do you deal with passive aggression in nursing?
    Most, if not all, nurses have experienced passive aggressiveness because we work in a predominant female oriented specialty. Most women do not like any confrontation. Instead, they gossip, are...
    Aug 6, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. CNAs no longer doing vitals on our floor
    I am not sure what to think about this. On one hand: you know your vitals and if they need to be followed up on. There have been instances in the past where the NA did not tell me if a b/p was too...
    Aug 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Safety vs. Satisfaction - what is really important?
    @Commuter: You did the right thing, not doubt about it. With a patient who was that "out of it" after having been given multiple pain meds, it would not have been wise to give addition pain...
    Aug 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. How do you deal with passive aggression in nursing?
    If you feel like your younger colleague treats you differently, simply pull her aside and ask why you perceive tension between the two of you. There may very well be an issue that exists. You will...
    Aug 6, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. High turnover in LTAC's?
    @Esme12: No worries. I apologize if I came off snippity. I realize that what I have written in inappropriate, really, for this thread. However, I was stating my position on nursing which does differ...
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  17. I hate my job and I can't get out.
    I have learned the hard way, through experience, that it is a mistake to move between one job to the next related to common issues in nursing: unreasonable ratios, not enough clinical support, etc....
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. job hopper help
    Do you have additional work experience on your resume? I have read some articles that say not to bother putting down a place of employment of short duration. If you were to leave it off of your...
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  19. How do you deal with passive aggression in nursing?
    I have read over your posts. What I am about to say is to help you, not hurt you. Quit thinking like a victim. You are in control of how you respond to your environment. I agree with everyone...
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. High turnover in LTAC's?
    @Esme12: I was responding to a post from CapeCodMermaid. I realized a couple posts back that LTAC is totally different from LTC. I even said this as well a couple posts back. I do not see you...
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  21. How do you deal with passive aggression in nursing?
    I acknowledge that passive aggressive personalities exist in nursing. In contrast, I pull people aside, communicate, and determine if a compromise can be made. People respect directness that is...
    Aug 4, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. High turnover in LTAC's?
    @CapeCodMermaid: I understand why what I wrote must have put you in a "defensive" mode. What I wrote was not meant to be hurtful towards any of the nurses that do LTC. It is, however, my objective...
    Aug 4, '12
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  23. New Grad RN starting orientation soon found pregnancy -- what to do?
    I would say that you should remain at your job. A little background: I am a RN who had both children while in school. I had my daughter halfway through school (two years into my BSN) and my son a...
    Aug 3, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. High turnover in LTAC's?
    @Brandon: Thanks for the clarification! I totally thought this post was about LTC. Oh well. Anyone who was wondering about LTC: Maybe my post will be of some help to them. Who knows! :rolleyes:
    Aug 3, '12
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  25. When the hospital cancels you for a shift...
    In my experience, that is how call is done: You are cancelled for the first 8 and on call for the last 4 hours of what was your scheduled shift. There is no financial compensation unless you use your...
    Aug 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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