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  1. Hospital / Department schedule follow up appointments for patients before discharge?
    Yes, I think it's one step beyond a CMS requirement. In other words, CMS requires that the patient follow up with their PCP within 2 weeks of discharge. Hospitals are now making policy that the...
    10:43 am
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  2. Some of Us Are Trying to Help You...
    Until this post, I go back and forth to whether or not I think you are an arrogant, self-absorbed....whatever, to believing that you are actually engaged in this conversation and interested in...
    10:20 am
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Some of Us Are Trying to Help You...
    I completely understand what you are saying here, but it doesn't have to be an either/or proposition. What the instructors I've seen are exceptionally skilled at is helping students see the big...
    10:06 am
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Some of Us Are Trying to Help You...
    You know exactly what I mean by my choice of words, but you're just ticked off that I disagreed with your statement that it is not our job to teach students. If you don't want to teach students,...
    9:52 am
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Some of Us Are Trying to Help You...
    The problem with doing a chest tube insertion is that it is a provider intervention, not a nursing one. In other words, it's out of scope for a licensed RN.
    9:48 am
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. ATI Tests
    Were these the first ATIs you've taken? If they are, and you found them exceedingly difficult, you'll need to have an ironclad study strategy for the rest of them. Good luck.
    Sep 29
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Some of Us Are Trying to Help You...
    Oh, good lord. You know what I meant about them being my patients. My responsibility, under my watch, my assignment, whatever. So, how do you expect students to learn? If I go by your...
    Sep 29
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Some of Us Are Trying to Help You...
    And what position is that? You, student, either do it or don't do it. His choice. It happens every day to many students. I personally hold no grudges toward students who back away from the chance...
    Sep 29
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Some of Us Are Trying to Help You...
    Uh, no. It's up to all of us to help educate our future co-workers, if our own workload allows. Patients first, coworkers second, students third...at least that's my philosophy. Nursing school is...
    Sep 29
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. WHY OH WHY? Every year-------competencies!!!!!
    When it comes to the online competencies every year, we spend more time telling each other how to fudge the system so that it registers the training "complete" than actually doing them. Click,...
    Sep 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Things you tell newbies
    When you are thinking more about food, your bladder, or your colon than you patients, it's time to take a break. READ YOUR ORDERS before acknowledging them. It's the number one way orders get...
    Sep 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Nurses, Crowdfunding and your dreams!
    I suppose this is NOT the place to say I'm fed up with my Facebook feed filled with people's hands out via GoFundMe?
    Sep 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. How do you get results without being rude?
    If you are answering call bells, tell the nurse each time the light goes off for the patient to request it. In the meantime, ask the patient if a reposition might help. Not much else you can do as a...
    Sep 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Hourly rounding. Are you kidding me?
    Should be accountable, but often aren't. There is one floor and one shift I work on where the CNAs are awful. They do give bedbound patients baths but never enter the rooms again except for vitals...
    Sep 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Nursing portfolio
    Where I work, the nursing portfolio is used for the career ladder, i.e. going from Staff Nurse I to Staff Nurse II. Ours should contain our CEU certificates for that license renewal cycle, proof of...
    Sep 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. JUST a nurse
    One day, I had an intern ask me why I didn't go to med school. I asked him very sweetly, "Why didn't you go to nursing school?" and turned around to see and hear one of my favorite hospitalists...
    Sep 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Family member Hell
    Quite a few times, but they've never acted like that. All the nurse family members, especially the ones that work at my hospital, have been fantastic. Have taken care of a doctor's wife and a...
    Sep 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. IV tubing port selection for Y-site
    I'm not understanding your question. Are you asking where you should y-site or are you asking if you should y-site a IVPB at all?
    Sep 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. How common is charting ahead in ICU?
    Unrelated, but q4 head to toe assessments on a MS floor? That's silly.
    Sep 21
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  20. Has being a nurse changed your outlook on...
    If the patient was young-ish with few co-morbidities, I would have the doc discuss his DNR decision with him. The patient might not understand that he has a very good chance of recovery from cardiac...
    Sep 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Answering the phone without accidental patient information release?
    Patients have to specifically opt out of hospital directories or has to provide restrictions to whom this information is given. Unless the patient has opted out or provided restrictions, confirming...
    Sep 20
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  22. What kind of shift report was that?
    We do 12s. If I'm getting the patient back, it can go something like this: Me: Anything new? Other nurse: Nope. Me: Ok, moving on. One time I got all five patients back. Report took less than...
    Sep 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Has being a nurse changed your outlook on...
    Yes. So much so that my husband is not my POA. My ex-SIL who is a nurse is my POA.
    Sep 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Should high absenteeism be cause to be fired?
    That's illegal in my state.
    Sep 18
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  25. Me......Me....Me : A Sense of Entitlement
    I've had the kinds of discussions in this thread with attendings and consults, not just nurses. Anyone who works in healthcare for any period of time has a very human reaction to the ridiculous?
    Sep 17
    Forum: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series


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