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  1. Convincing the manager to take a chance on a new grad
    Make sure the manager knows that she will receive a return on her investment (in you). Find ways to emphasize the fact that, if hired, you plan on staying in that unit for a long time. Ask her what...
    2:04 am
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  2. Extubation protocol post CABG
    Our goal is less than four hours. They are sedated initially, and we begin to wean them off as soon as their pressures are stable. Preparing the patient for extubation, and deciding when they will be...
    Sep 1
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  3. cardiothoracic surgery
    "Cardiac Surgery Essential for Critical Care Nursing" It was published in 2010 and it's great. It's especially helpful because it's specifically for nurses. For me, it was the most helpful for...
    Sep 1
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  4. Going "Above and Beyond" UGH
    I agree, and understand that most of the time, they're just trying to do they're job. But there are managers that seem to just regurgitate the ridiculous demands being made by their bosses, and...
    Sep 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Going "Above and Beyond" UGH
    Preach
    Sep 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Cardiac strips
    It's important to know, but the MOST important thing is to be able to recognize a change. It's good that you're eager to learn more, but don't worry too much in the mean time. If something looks...
    Sep 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Love working in an area that needs nurses
    Gahhh, remind me to never get sick in Oklahoma!
    Sep 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Pt having a "friend" over for "special nursing care"
    I'd do whatever it was I had come in there to do.
    Sep 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. This Blows Every Other ED Visit Out of the Water
    Haha...that scenario, which seems to be much more likely, never once crossed my mind.
    Sep 1
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Pt having a "friend" over for "special nursing care"
    I knock on doors as a warning that someone is about to come in, not to ask permission. A private room means they don't have a roommate, not that the patient gets to dictate when the nurse is allowed...
    Sep 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Love working in an area that needs nurses
    It was awesome when I graduated, I had an offer from each job I applied to. And it's not because I'm special, I had a very average resume. I even said something that made me look like a huge weirdo...
    Sep 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Pt having a "friend" over for "special nursing care"
    Is it inappropriate? Yeah, probably...but can a hospital actually have a policy stating that sexual activity isn't allowed? Probably not.
    Aug 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. On Negative Feedback
    Wellllllll, although you might not care what she has to say, you definitely didn't ignore it. You had quite a bit you wanted to talk about.
    Aug 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Going "Above and Beyond" UGH
    Also, for your enjoyment... Doctors and Nurses Fight Back; Proposal to Link Hospital CEO Salaries to Employee Satisfaction Passes Senate - Medical Satire - GomerBlog Ohhhhh, if only...
    Aug 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Going "Above and Beyond" UGH
    Trust and believe, the posters didn't last long, at least not on my unit. I am of the opinion that campaigns of that nature are the result of an extraneous administrator attempting to validate...
    Aug 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. The most valuable thing(s) you've been told
    Yes! It took me WAY too long to figure that one out! A CNA showed me this: to help a weak patient get out of bed, have them sit at the edge with their feet on the floor. Then put a chair in front...
    Aug 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. This Blows Every Other ED Visit Out of the Water
    Sooo I guess his boyfriend must have been into the idea of repeatedly ejaculating into tupperware containers? I have a feeling there's a psych admit somewhere in the near future for him, too.
    Aug 29
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Why did you become a nurse?
    It seemed like a good idea at the time
    Aug 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. The most valuable thing(s) you've been told
    Nurses constantly interact with people who are in situations that are absolutely heartbreaking. We see human suffering in some of its most abject forms. Someone once told me to avoid imagining...
    Aug 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. White Coat Ceremony for Nurses
    Although I appreciate the value in maintaining tradition, the nursing cap is something I'm not sad is gone. I see it as being kind of sexist...if nursing was a male dominated profession I don't think...
    Aug 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. RN's - how long did you stay at your first job?
    I stayed at my first job in the floor for about nine months. I really liked my coworkers, and I got used to the stress, but I didn't feel challenged in the particular way that I enjoy being...
    Aug 29
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  22. Going "Above and Beyond" UGH
    At my hospital, there has recently been a push for nurses to "go above and beyond" when providing patient care. They send out emails, put up little signs and posters, and will occasionally show up in...
    Aug 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. What's your nursing kryptonite?
    I HATE having to put anything in a person's butt. I make sure I roll them to the side where they can't see my reflection in the mirror, because I can't do it without making faces...learned that...
    Aug 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. On Negative Feedback
    You're completely right, a lot of people do use those phrases to justify their unnecessarily callous behavior. Not only is being rude unprofessional, it's counterproductive. What is bothersome to...
    Aug 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. On Negative Feedback
    I love this post, and completely agree. I see so many posts on here with people demanding only "constructive criticism." In my opinion, if you learn something, even if that something is to never do...
    Aug 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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