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  1. PTSD as a result of nursing clinicals?
    I also had 2 clinical instructors from HELL!!! here's the kicker...I work at the same hospital that I had clinicals, thank God I had 2 jobs elsewhere to be able to practice my skills and to build up...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  2. Considering a move to acute care from LTC..but confidence is simply shot
    I graduated in May 2012 and I took the first job that was offered to me and it was sub-acute care rehab. It was the best experience that I could have gotten, I am very grateful to have had that...
    Sep 15
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  3. IV Infusion/ question
    Bingo!! We have a winner.....ABT is antibiotic, I learned ABT although I have seen it ABX too:yes:
    Sep 7
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  4. get fired?
    This really says it all. Example:When you right a nurses note and you say that the patient had a 7/10 for pain, you should always follow that up with what you did about that patients pain. Well this...
    Sep 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. IV Infusion/ question
    In the hospital that I work (and when I worked in SNF) we would always try to leave some in the tubing so the next nurse doesn't have to prime the tubing again, just a consideration for the next...
    Sep 5
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  6. I. Just. Can't....
    This is so true... it reminds that anger comes from fear or pain. Anger at the illness/disease and fear of the end/death
    Sep 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. NG tube feeding/giving meds
    Youtube usually has videos of all procedures, good iuck:yes:
    Aug 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. The most valuable thing(s) you've been told
    On my first job the supervisor told me " if you write in your note that the patient complains of 5/10 pain immediately follow that with what you did for that pain ie- APAP 650mg and also note if pain...
    Aug 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. New RN
    Are you in a hospital or SNF. How many patients do you typically have per shift?
    Aug 25
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. CNA before nursing
    I think it's a really good idea. It helped me a lot, especially to be comfortable with patients and what generally needs to get done. How can a nurse work with an aid and be able to direct the aides...
    Aug 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Well-fitting scrubs for tall, thin girls?
    Greys has Navy srubs here in ct
    Aug 17
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  12. Documenting for someone else
    AWESOME response!!!
    Jul 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Documenting for someone else
    save her e-mail as proof of what you are being asked to (illegally) do. Maybe tell her you would feel more comfortable if you first called your BON and ran it by them to make sure it's okay...
    Jul 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Joint Commission is a Joke...
    JC is a joke- really! no saline flushes in your pocket?? Lets look at the big picture. They are more concerned with unopened saline flushes in your pocket than nurse to pt ratios! If they were truly...
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Bunion surgery
    I deliberately scheduled my bunion surgery for spring time (no worries about fitting into regular shoes), so recovery time would be spring and summer, just in case. It took about a month to put on...
    Jul 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. New Grad RN- Being "Charge Nurse" over seasoned LVNs and CNAs
    I also tell the aides- if you need help with a patient ie boosting, 2 assist toileting, extra set of eyes for lift transfer, if I am outside of the room doing meds- ask me to help, don't wait for...
    Jun 28
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. New Grad RN- Being "Charge Nurse" over seasoned LVNs and CNAs
    When I was a CNA, I worked with some awesome nurses that knew exactly how to do this. They would ask- when is the best time for Mr ABC to get his suppository, inotherwords- when is it good for you....
    Jun 28
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. New Grad Needing Advice
    I've worked in a place where some (not all) of the CNA's acted like you should be happy that they even came to work that day. Aides got 30 minutes for lunch and on one particular evening I noticed...
    Jun 28
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Administer insulin when glucose is 53?
    Last night one of my diabetic patients was on a clear liquid diet, upgraded from NPO following a procedure, her bs was 94. The order was for 18u of levemir @HS. I called the doctor and asked for the...
    Jun 28
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Administer insulin when glucose is 53?
    Long or short acting insulin? Give protein (PBJ) or glass of milk or OJ with 2 pkts of sugar, then recheck. Get a sliding scale order
    Jun 28
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. Why do people don't like it when we send resident out?
    OP- What was the Dx??
    Jun 28
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. Connecticut starting nurse hourly pay
    Geographic location: Bridgeport, Connecticut setting (ex: hospital, SNF, LTC, homecare): hospital Pay rate: $37.00 per hour In which area / specialty do you work? acute rehab What type of...
    Jun 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Nursing Salary Survey 2014
    Geographic location: Southern Connecticut Pay rate: $37.00 per hour In which area / specialty do you work? Hospital acute rehab What type of license do you have (RN or LPN)? RN What type of...
    Jun 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. To report or not to report
    Thanks for the input:) I did report it to my NM, education and HR in writing. They were very appreciative and come to find out she was under investigation for something else, but she was still...
    Jun 14
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  25. No cna's ??
    It is definitely doable. It's a really good idea to start working in a SNF, you find out what you can really do! I worked in a SNF w/sub acute patients mixed w/ LTC patients, 30 patients total and I...
    Apr 8
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing


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