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  1. Long drive after night shift
    If you get enough sleep before your shift you should be fine. I know night shifters that work a 12 then go to Walmart grocery shopping before going home. I like to crash ASAP when I worked nights,...
    May 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Spinal Cord injury rehab patient assessments
    Just do a basic assessment on them, focus on their neuro areas that are affected: legs, arms, etc. Also know the level of the injury, that will help you to focus your assessments as well. High level...
    Jan 31, '13
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  3. my first NG tube insertion
    I caused a bad nosebleed on my first ng insertion as well. We place our tubes in hot water to increase flexibility. If the pt is dysphasic I have one person hold the head back at the beginning and...
    Jan 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Asking all nurses...need a consensus!
    We get some TID and BID PRN medications on our floor. But the Pyxis flags us if we try to pull a controlled med before the 8-12 hr time that needs to be between them. Other PRNs that's aren't a...
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  5. prioritizing in the ER
    Wow! That seems like a lot of work! I work on the floor and the ED nurses rarely, if ever, start giving medications on admitted Pts. Our Pts med recs aren't even scanned until the pt is on the floor....
    Jan 23, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Rx's for new pt's @ snf
    We fax all d/c orders with copies of scrips to SNF prior to a pt being d/c'd. If the SNF sees something where they need a script, they call yhe hospital and usually the attending MD will write the...
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  7. Nurses Notes
    The best way I've learned is to look at others note. You will see things you like and things you say "that shouldn't be in there." You can borrow others ideas of what to put in notes and make them...
    Jan 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Did I help the nurses or did I do nothing?
    If you were answering call bells an providing the care you are supposed to (which sounds like you did) then I would be more than happy to have you as my aide. Sounds like you did a great job!
    Jan 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. What to expect in patient's "Progress Notes"?
    I agree with all the previous posters. Also some MDs break down "problems" that the pt came in with or developed and they list assessment findings related to that as well as their plan. Since most...
    Jan 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. How to Deal with the Chaos of Med/Surg
    Some days will be better than others. Do the best you can. Try to cluster care as much as possible. Say rm 205 needs pain Meds? Md called on 204? See what md wants (I hate to put md needs over pain...
    Jan 10, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  11. I know nursing notes have been mentioned before, but....
    "Unflavored" respirations! Lol. Gotta love the typos
    Jan 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. RN->BSN ODU Teletechnet/Online
    I'd like to know as well! I am looking into that program for fall 2013
    Jan 2, '13
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  13. What are the best nursing programs in Virginia?
    If you are planning on staying around the JMU/EMU area, I would go to EMU. Our local hospital staffs way more EMU grads than JMU, and working on the floor, EMU students tend to act better and think...
    Jan 2, '13
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  14. JMU Nursing program
    Did you transfer? Living in the JMU town, I have seen my share of new grads. From what I understand, most clinicals are done at our local hospitals, but since we don't have a large peds floor, they...
    Jan 2, '13
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  15. Cant believe the nurse did.....
    The sliding board they were talking about isn't large. It just goes under their bottom, and they scoot to the wc or bsc. Granted this is only helpful for the alert Pts who have some reason they can't...
    Jan 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Bedside Report
    Oh and at our facility aides do not do bedside report. It is just the nursing staff that does this.
    Jan 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Bedside Report
    We ask Pts on admission if they want to be woken for bedside report. If they say no we both peek in the room to check on the pt and step out into the sink area where we can quietly do report but...
    Jan 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Mouth crud
    Thanks for all your responses! I will definitely have more ideas to conquer the mouth crud battle!
    Jan 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Mouth crud
    This is how I would feel if I could've gotten the crud out! We would probably get along. And to everyone else, thanks for the tips!!
    Dec 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Mouth crud
    I would think mouthwash would be more drying. Maybe I just need to be a little more aggressive with the swabbies. Thanks for y'all's help!
    Dec 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Best Brand of compression socks/ hose
    I'm really enjoying my zensa compression sleeves. I haven't had them long, but so far so good!
    Dec 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  22. Mouth crud
    Thanks. I try that too but sometimes it doesn't seem like its enough. Glad I'm not the only one who hates the crud!
    Dec 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Mouth crud
    Ok this is a random thread but the more I work in the hospital, the more I notice that patients don't get proper mouth care, especially the total care patients. I'm having a hard time figuring out...
    Dec 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Insulin drip/hourly BG checks
    We recently had a policy change that all insulin gtts have to be done on a monitored unit, usually pcu or Ccu. Saves us med surg nurses a lot of running and worrying! I'm very happy they implemented...
    Dec 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  25. My feet HURT!!!
    Love my danskos! Also got some compression sleeves for my calves for Christmas that I wore for 12+ hours on the floor today, and I must admit my legs feel amazing! I would invest in danskos and...
    Dec 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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