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  1. Time saving tips? Please?
    thanks I'll have to look into that!
    Jan 4
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  2. Time saving tips? Please?
    I have been a HH RN for a few months now and I have been working on average 75 hours a week. I am also a single mom (which is why I started in HH in the first place, a schedule that matched up with...
    Jan 3
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  3. New grads a good idea?
    I would say it's not a great idea for a new grad. I started HH nursing about a year out and I wish I would have stayed in the hospital for another year or so. I dunno about you but when I was new I...
    Jan 3
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  4. Opinions on what this order means...
    Yea I plan on calling the MD for clarification, I just wanted to get some opinions on what all you wound nurses might take this order to mean.
    Oct 27, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  5. Opinions on what this order means...
    I'm not a wound nurse but I figured this would be the right place for this question. Got an order that said "silver alginate to wound bed" there is some 0.5cm undermining in the wound, should I pack...
    Oct 27, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  6. start if care oasis time frames.
    oh yea we use a cheat sheet when we have to do paper in the home too. I would suggest going through the oasis and typing up your own cheat sheet though, the ones they provided me are missing some...
    Oct 6, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  7. start if care oasis time frames.
    I just started home health, I've only done 3 SOC's and each one I've had to do on paper because I live in a very rural area and alot of my patient's don't have internet or cell signal to connect the...
    Oct 6, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  8. Supplies organizer?
    I just got hired on as a home health RN (YAYYY no more hospital!) and I was wondering if any of you experienced people out there have a good car organization system? I've seen a few systems that...
    Oct 6, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  9. hospital to home health transition
    Hey! I've been an rn for a little over a year on med surg and pcu, now I'm going to be transitioning into home health! Any advice on things to brush up on before i start? Thanks!
    Aug 29, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  10. How to get started in developmental disabilities nursing?
    Any advice on how to get started in this field? I live in a fairly rural area and there aren't any agencies that specifically deal with developmental disabilities, so I'm not really sure how to get...
    Jun 18, '13
    Forum: Developmental Disabilities
  11. Home Health a good option for single mom?
    So I have been a med/surg RN for about a year now, and during this time I have been living with my grandparents because my daughter is not yet in school and there is no child care service on the...
    May 27, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  12. stupid stupid stupid mistake. Advice on how to handle it?
    Thanks that makes me feel better! The med never actually made it to the patient, it got caught, and I made sure to keep my composure and thank the nurse that caught it before coming home and freaking...
    Oct 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  13. stupid stupid stupid mistake. Advice on how to handle it?
    Well tonight I did something REALLY dumb. I have been working night shifts now and have never really adjusted. I still just feel like I'm at work in the middle of the night when I SHOULD be sleeping!...
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  14. New Grad Nurse Med-surg Unit NEED ADVICE and brain sheet
    I typed my brain sheet up on word, so I can just print a couple out on the day of my shift. I divided sheet into 5 patients, I left an open square big enough to place a patient sticker, and I have...
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. How do you like case management nursing?
    Hi there! I'm a new grad, a few months out, currently working on a med/surg floor, and I'm trying to decide on a specialty to go into. It seems like there are a lot of job listings for case...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  16. Do you like being a CRNA?
    I'm a fairly new grad, a few months out, currently working on a med/surg floor and I'm trying to decide on a specialty. How do you CRNAs out there like your jobs? Can you give me some pros/cons?
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  17. How long did it take you to start liking your job?
    I'm a new nurse, been working for about 2 months and I am finding that I really don't like my job. I've been starting to look into what I want to specialize in and honestly nothing sounds good to me,...
    Sep 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. I feel stupid- just venting out
    I'm a new grad that started working in july so I am right there with you! Trust me, if this is the worst thing that has happened to you thus far you are doing fine. There was one morning in...
    Sep 1, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. What to wear on a unit where nurses wear street clothes and not scrubs?
    All I can say is that if you are on a psych unit be sure to dress VERY conservatively! A lot of the people on your unit will be middle aged men with very poor impulse control, so you are definitely...
    Sep 1, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  20. Energy drinks and teens coming to ER with chest pain
    oh my God that is horrible! She didn't have anything else going on? Like a congenital heart defect or something? It just doesn't seem like that could happen to a young healthy person just from...
    Sep 1, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. New Grad applicant walked on a unit today...
    Just call ahead next time! There are some days that people literally do NOT have the 2 minutes it would take to say hi and be cordial and get your resume and all that. Not to be rude or discourage...
    Sep 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  22. WHY is everyone on D51/2NS with 20mEq of K+?
    I do NOT understand it! You would think everyone would be on NS or LR but no, the majority of my patients are on D5 0.45%ns with 20mEq of K. Does anyone else notice this trend or is it just at my...
    Aug 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  23. To the nurses: Is telling you the pain level of the patient bothersome?
    Nurses probably look like it's something trivial when you tell them about patients in pain because those are probably the same patients who have been incessantly complaining of pain all day, to be...
    Aug 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Online ACLS written test
    I took the ACLS course online and it said you were allowed to retake the test if you needed. I can't remember if there was a fee for taking it an extra time, but you could retake it.
    Aug 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. IVPB antibiotics and saline locks....
    It depends on your facility's policy. Our policy is that intermittent infusions need tubing changes q24h.
    Aug 23, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications


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