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  1. Cardiac strips
    It's true what they say, if you don't use it, you lose it. Knowing the basics could be the step up you need to get into more acute units. Once in a unit, you would gain the practical experience of...
    Sep 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. I. Just. Can't....
    That is so sad. I had a patient with end-stage liver disease and ACTIVE AIDS. Family wanted everything done. He coded, went to ICU and coded at least half a dozen times and finally couldn't be...
    Sep 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Long-term care/SNF
    My first job was in LTC and the nurse-patient ratio was 1:50 for 7p-7a shift. Even when I did agency work at places I'd never been before, I had 25-30 pts with a new admission, and a transfer in...
    Aug 30
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
    There is at least one CNA like that in every place I have ever worked. I've sent a CNA home for her attitude towards other staff members. She did learn her lesson. (Probably the one that keyed my...
    Aug 29
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  5. Attention tall nurses!!!
    Uniform City at Uniform City They have brick and mortar stores as well as online shopping...great prices, too.
    Aug 21
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  6. What would you do?
    Some places, LTC, AL, actually like new grads with "no bad habits" . They accept their training as "this is how it is supposed to be done." No remarks or comments about how it was done somewhere...
    Aug 17
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  7. Application Analyst Position for Epic Go-Live
    The assessment test might be something as simple as showing you have the ability to navigate places on a computer. You might be surprised at the number of nurses and physicians I have attempted to...
    Aug 15
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  8. Does anyone know how to get a ward clerk job?
    Most postings that I have seen for Unit Clerks, the only requirement is high school diploma. Many facilities I have been in, once a new EMR is implemented, have done away with unit clerks or they...
    Aug 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Being Asked to Come in and Work as CNA...
    When I worked in assisted living, I enjoyed working as a CNA a few times. No pressures, go to the charge nurse with any issues, and still get my LPN pay.
    Aug 11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  10. episode of care
    Episode of care is used in some EMR programs to group all inpatient or outpatient visits under one specific diagnosis. For example, a patient is diagnosed as "pregnant" on an initial OB office...
    Jul 30
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  11. progress notes
    In electronic charting, there is very little need for the nursing staff to chart a progress note, IF everything they document in the doc flowsheet is there. They can even write a quick note in the...
    Jul 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Nursing Roles
    I used to be a TENS fitter, explaining use pre-op then applying it post op on podiatry patients. When I first got a job in a hospital, 2 years after graduating, my med/surg floor closed for 6 months...
    Jul 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Your best(or worst) exposure story
    I assisted an MD with an I&D on a medical floor. Instead of putting the scalpel in a sharps container, he tossed it, unbeknownst to me, under a sterile towel. So while cleaning up ost procedure, I...
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Can a Nurse Punch a Patient in Self-Defense?
    I was assaulted by a private duty aide because I had to knock on the patient's locked door to gain entry to do the patient's treatment at 4am. I didn't lower myself to her level by attempting to...
    Jul 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Does anyone out there work the Go Lives?
    A lot of the traing happens when you are on a project. For go lives, it's sometomes a week so the consultants get to know the specific needs for the health care system they're supporting. More...
    Jul 22
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  16. views on overweight nurses
    I was refused entry into a 3 year RN diploma program because my weight "was not in proportion to my height" I would need to be 7 feet tall for that to happen. LOL. Anyway, I applied for and was...
    Jul 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Does anyone out there work the Go Lives?
    Some nurses actually schedule their vacations around another facility's go live schedule. I first started by setting up my resume on Find Jobs. Build a Better Career. Find Your Calling. |...
    Jul 21
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  18. Computerized documentation
    Repetition is the key. The more you use the program, the more efficient you and your colleagues will be. If it is possible, utilize some of the features of the program that can expedite your...
    Jul 19
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  19. LPN/LVN Clinical Questions
    I'm in Ohio and did my clinicals ( in 1982) in one LTC, one facility for adults with disabilities, and a hospital where we did rotations in ER, OR, OB, Neuro/ortho, Med/surg, ICU, CCU, including the...
    Jul 19
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  20. The Agony of Da-Feet
    I had arch supports made by 2 different podiatrists and neither set helped. I was custom fitted for a pair of NB that also didn't help. I, too, love my crocs but can't wear them as part of my work...
    Jul 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. If you could just pick up and leave, where would you go?
    The further you are from family, the better you get along with them. (At least mine) I I spend most of my time traveling for work. Any off time is spent in Florida.
    Jul 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. VA hospital Michigan
    You might get more responses if you try Michigan Nurses under the U.S. tab.
    Jul 6
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  23. Requirements for License Certification in Florida
    Yes, it needs to be completed before you submit your application for endorsement with the fee. I applied in March 2007, and within 6 months had obtained my FL licensure, which is quicker than a few...
    Jun 4
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  24. Float Team or Ortho???
    I floated for 6 months when my med/surg floor was closed due to low census. I LOVED IT!! Always going to a different unit. No unit politics to get involved with. You may find an area you would...
    May 31
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  25. Help me PLEASE!!!!
    If you Google "Continuing Education LPN" you should come up with a few companies that sell CEUs. If they have a language choice, choose English. It depends on what is accredited in Canada.
    Apr 20
    Forum: Nursing in Canada