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  1. struggling with med surg expectations
    Thanks Esme..if given another chance I will use these..I was sent home today and told that this unit was not the right fit for me and that I wasnt making enough progress :( yesterday i had 4 patients...
    May 22, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  2. any experienced nurses who can give me career advice?
    I could really use some urgent career advice. I graduated winter 2011 from nursing school. My first nursing job was inpatient psych (I loved mental health and still do). I worked there for a year...
    May 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  3. struggling with med surg expectations
    Well tomorrow will determine the fate of my future with this company..meeting with the NM after/during work to see what she thinks of my progress thus far..I am a firm believer of strong orientation...
    May 15, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  4. struggling with med surg expectations
    Thanks for the words of encouragement and feedback! Hopefully the hospital will continue to work with me to develop my skills/training because I know with my time I can be successful as all of us...
    May 14, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  5. struggling with med surg expectations
    I recently transitioned from psych inpatient nursing to med surg. I quit my job in psych - working there for a year as a new nurse. I didn't want to lose my nursing skills and wanted to be involved...
    May 11, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  6. Safe staffing levels
    Census on adult/gero unit "full" is 18-22 and if we have 16 or less patients only get 1 tech with myself. Sometimes its a busy week with high acuity patients and census over 18+ and supposed to get 2...
    Mar 21, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  7. 3 most important things to know for an oncology nurse
    Okay. So for the past year I have been working as a psychiatric nurse at private psych hospital (new grad, first RN job). I recently decided I needed to get out of psych to keep up my skills as...
    Mar 21, '13
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  8. doctors repeated rudeness..trouble coping
    RECENT UPDATE: This Doc who gives me a hard time had another nurse speak to me and tell me I was "calling him too much" I could NOT believe it! I NEVER page for meaningless crap. EVER I am VERY...
    Feb 2, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. doctors repeated rudeness..trouble coping
    HouTx, Thank you soo much for this!!:up: I was looking on the Internet for exactly this and could not find it! I knew there had to be standards/expectations...I have printed out a copy for my own...
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Dangerous New Grad Co-worker
    I understand where you are coming from. I see many orders unchecked and I work the graveyard shift..Im talking med orders from 9am sometimes that never get faxed to pharmacy to be entered/ordered and...
    Jan 20, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. doctors repeated rudeness..trouble coping
    Our facility does post the on call schedule for the week on the unit and on the intranet. I always check it before calling (usually check like 3 times just to be sure)and they also post who is on...
    Jan 20, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. doctors repeated rudeness..trouble coping
    So, I have been an RN for little more than 9 months. I remember the talks in nursing school from our professors regarding expectations of doctors yelling at us, cussing us out once we became an RN..I...
    Jan 20, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. pregnant psych patients?
    1. We request records from ob/gyn to determine current health of unborn baby (if pt. signs consent), and we also have transport. many times so that preg. patients can still attend their ob appts. ...
    Jan 15, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  14. New nurse- already stressed and getting burned out
    Ok. So I have been a nurse (first RN job) little more than 6months. At first my job was a honeymoon-ie: never any complaints, always willing to pitch in and help other shifts, very tolerant of others...
    Jan 2, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. Safety Concern
    I KNOW I am not safe at work. No security and MINIMAL staffing on my shift so all hell breaks loose I am screwed until 911 police show up! Let's just fill EVERY available bed we can though! Doctors...
    Nov 15, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  16. Increase abuse of Bath Salts
    Okay, can ANYONE tell me if they think this sounds like bath salts. Younger middle aged male admit Emergency Detention-medical clearance at hospital .Drug results negative except for opiates ..CT...
    Nov 15, '12
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  17. Not getting report/hand off on patients
    I work psych inpatient hospital. Report is PRIMARILY done from written, but I ALWAYS stay till shift after me is done reading the book so I can f/u with questions they may have and always tell them...
    Nov 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  18. First Job awful
    WOW! That's impossible! I don't think any nurse could do all that in one shift and be out on time! Any who do are skipping treatments and other cares...that's the ONLY way-before I became a nurse I...
    Nov 8, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. Not getting report/hand off on patients
    I am not one to complain, BUT I am getting very tired of never being able to start my shift by getting report like the other shifts ALWAYS do. I work 3rd shift and everytime I come on the unit the...
    Nov 7, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  20. How to respond to mgmt combining 2 high-acuity psych units in order to cut staff
    I am having many of the same issues where I work (psych hospital). Gero's are mixed in with detoxers and mental health patients. Also I am ALWAYS the only nurse on at night with mostly one (sometimes...
    Nov 7, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  21. My thoughts on Mental Health Nursing
    You make a good point! All nursing jobs can be dangerous. For the most part my mental health patients are able to maintain boundaries and are not aggressive and very thankful for treatment..but there...
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  22. feeling totally overwhelmed!!
    Medchica: It sounds like you've definately had your share of "challenging" days, and yeah for the most part patients do sleep at night but it all depends on the group for the current week. Sometimes...
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  23. My thoughts on Mental Health Nursing
    Yes, I am soo sick of people asking me are you afraid of losing your skills??... I have to say that I do get scared sometimes, not right away but have had a few aggressive/agitated/psychotic AVH...
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  24. feeling totally overwhelmed!!
    Thanks for the advice! You are right when you say part of therapy is providing structure..i think what you mean is setting firm limits on the unit? Like with patients loitering the nurses station...
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  25. Psychiatric Nurse Interview
    If you want to work in mental health, I would suggest working as a tech at a psych hospital before you graduate, part time. That way it will give you more experience to see if this is something you...
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing


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