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  1. Emergency meds through IJ
    Hello, I responded to to a code yesterday at my facility and while doing chest compressions I noticed the patient had a IJ I the right side of their chest. I later learned the patient was a...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  2. Unreasonable assignment?
    A year ago it was all LTC and then we transitioned the 1st floor to skilled and believe me I know this sounds crazy but none of us really know what type of rehab facility their classified as because...
    Jan 26
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  3. Unreasonable assignment?
    10 patients and 1 admission sounds like a dream to me lol even on other shifts the nurses still have 20 per assignment.
    Jan 24
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  4. Unreasonable assignment?
    My assignment consists of 30-34 patients and I'm the only nurse on this assignment. -2 med passes -At least 10 sugar checks -1 patient that needs a dressing changed twice my shift -3 IVs - 1...
    Jan 23
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  5. Calling all resume experts
    I've looked all over & I can only seem to find resumes for new grad nurses. Can someone help me out with my resume. I have 1 year experience in a skilled rehab nursing facility. Do I need to use a...
    Jan 22
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  6. Questions on becoming IV nurse
    Hello, I'm a newer nurse with one year of experience, I do have 8 years of prior phlebotomy experience. I would like to find a course or facility that will take me on & train me to place lines....
    Jan 22
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  7. Resume for one year of experience
    I haven't considered using a cover letter and to be honest with you I don't know much about them. If creating one would improve my chances of getting out of my current work situation then I'll gladly...
    Jan 21
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  8. Resume for one year of experience
    I'm in desperate need of help with redoing my resume, at this point I'm willing to just give up and pay someone. I write something down it sounds good and then I realize that my resume is bland with...
    Jan 21
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  9. Picc line question
    What causes a picc line to have no blood return? We have had a few people who's lines become sluggish or we can't get return even with positional changes and when this happens some of the more...
    Jan 6
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  10. Untrustworthy supervisor
    I called to have the unavailable med delivered. I did manage to get him sent out and turns out he had a GI bleed.
    Dec 5, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Untrustworthy supervisor
    Did anyone ever have a supervisor that was 100% well known to be very very untrustworthy? Tonight I had a patient with a very low bp and I called MD who said send him out and the supervisor wanted to...
    Dec 4, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Frustrated with Pittsburgh nursing facility
    I'm currently looking for a new job but for now I'm stuck at a facility that brags about their new renovations and upgrades that they have spent money on in order to meet strict requirements to be...
    Oct 10, '14
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  13. Staffing requirements
    Thanks to all who answered my question. Yes the numbers they post daily look good and it's a shame they get away with it. Heck I had a resident with a wandergard bracelet get outside using the...
    Sep 25, '14
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  14. Staffing requirements
    When I started at this facility (not a hospital) 1yr ago the floor was ltc and within the past month they moved all of those patients to another floor and made us a Med bridge floor. We were told we...
    Sep 21, '14
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  15. Staffing requirements
    Recently our DON refuses to staff us with 3 Rn's for our newly opened Med bridge unit but on the daily printed schedules they have 3 Rn's listed (1 for each of the 3 halls) but they will write on the...
    Sep 21, '14
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  16. A few questions on documentation
    When documenting that during oral care of a patient who is npo I observed what appeared to be areas of ulcers on a patients upper and lower gums (this was not documented by other care givers nor was...
    Sep 16, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Did I do the right thing?
    Usually I relieve the same RN everyday & during report she tells me that she can't remember if she gave one of the resident's IV antibiotic's that morning. She had to think about it for a minute or...
    Apr 18, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Should I find a new job asap?
    I was at the bedside when she last assessed the patient that's how I know, I'm the one that told her he needs to go out NOW.
    Apr 18, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Should I find a new job asap?
    This is the culture of the facility, things happen & either get swept under the rug or covered up. Systoly a new job at a place where their not so corrupt and sneaky would make things easier if I...
    Apr 11, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Should I find a new job asap?
    At first I liked the job until I saw some major red flags (or what I thought to be red flags and I ignored them thinking what do I know I'm a new RN & maybe all LTC places were this way). A major...
    Apr 11, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. Patient Neglect?
    Hello, Recently a co-worker of mine went to the supervisor several times about a wound on a resident's foot that was getting worse with a foul smell and discharge. The wound was being treated with...
    Mar 28, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. Posting a resume on career builder
    Hello, So I put my resume on the site and I like the idea of being able to see what employers have viewed my resume but the only problem is I keep getting the same staffing agencies accessing my...
    Jan 21, '14
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  23. Credit check?
    So I finally got an interview and while I completely understand credit checks but now I'm upset because my credit isn't great at all. So If my credit is bad and this is the norm nowadays will I not...
    Jan 16, '14
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  24. Where are all of the jobs hiding?
    Wow that's insane I never in a million years would have thought finding a nursing job would be so difficult. It just seems unreal not to mention the fact that every position requires experience.
    Jan 12, '14
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  25. Where are all of the jobs hiding?
    Hello, I recently passed the nclex and I've been job searching for about 2-3 weeks now and no responses at all. I'm so discouraged I worked my behind off in an advanced Rn program and most job ads...
    Jan 12, '14
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance


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