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  1. Still confused about feeding tubes
    It's not ridiculous that you are thinking about these things and asking questions! To add to Emse's reply: Any kind of gastronomy tube is inserted when long term gastric feeding and medication...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  2. help, bedside nursing not for me?
    Don't quit. Jobs are very hard to come by. Consider yourself lucky you have an acute care/hospital job right out of school without a BSN. I understand your frustrations. I just had my one year...
    Apr 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Registered Nursing Applying for New Job: Resume Help
    I'd consider including it if the clinical experience was in the hospital to which you are applying. Otherwise leave it off.
    Apr 13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  4. Soap vs Wipes
    We don't use soap and water at all. We use heated pre-packaged wipes that have a no rinse soap and lotion in them. For peri-care we have different wipes that have a moisture barrier lotion included....
    Apr 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Postpartum Nursing Dx. Help
    The patient has a surgical incision.... what does that put her at risk for? She needs to learn how to care for the incision and recognize any complications. She is recovering from surgery. She will...
    Apr 3
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  6. Do new potential employers require letter of recommendation from previous employer?
    I believe it's a requirement that each employee file has two letters of recommendation or documentation that their references were contacted. It's something that the state or accrediting entity looks...
    Apr 3
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  7. burned out
    I started my BSN as soon as possible after finishing my ADN program. I ended up getting about 4 months off in between because I needed my RN license number to apply for the RN-BSN program. The...
    Mar 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Nurse Manager Experience Help
    Following GrnTea's advice would be a great way to possibly get your foot in the door for employment after you graduate.
    Mar 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Nurse Survivalist
    Totally. Great answer, Clementia. I've entertained the idea a few times but never thought of the glass from the sphygmomanometer - that's smart! How do you boil water in a styrofoam cup (without a...
    Mar 29
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  10. Nurse Survivalist
    It's the apocalypse. You need to venture out of your facility where you may be met by hostile humans/zombies/animals/aliens. You have a backpack and can carry one weapon in your hands. You have...
    Mar 29
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  11. How do I word this experience?
    Maybe create a list of "Proficiencies" and include trach care, G tubes, vents, etc. (whatever you are comfortable with). Then under your job bullets something like "Provide home nursing care for...
    Mar 28
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  12. am i reasonably resigning?
    I wouldn't resign without having another job, especially when you have bills to pay. When I was at the 6 month mark at my job as a new grad, I felt similarly. It's been a year now and I still believe...
    Mar 28
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  13. RN EDU
    You're going to have to come in contact with patients during nursing school. There are some RN jobs, like working for a health insurance company, where you would only be dealing with patients over...
    Mar 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Can i still apply for job w/o BLS card?
    Apply for the job. List that you have a BLS certification. You'll likely get the card in the mail before any potential interviews. If you do get an interview before you get your card, simply explain...
    Mar 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. What is nursing advocacy? And in which situations do we advocate for our patients?
    As a nurse you will advocate for your patients in a number of ways. One way, like you mentioned, is making sure they understand their plan of care and have all of their questions answered to their...
    Mar 14
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  16. Overtime
    One thing I really don't like about working three 12 hour shifts is that if you are forced to stay past your shift to document (which happens to me often) you don't make overtime. Even if you have to...
    Mar 14
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  17. Venipuncture - gauze vs cotton ball
    I didn't think the nurse meant the cotton fibers could find their way into circulation - that's pretty ridiculous. But I do think it's possible (although probably unlikely) that a few stray fibers...
    Mar 12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  18. Venipuncture - gauze vs cotton ball
    We don't even stock cotton balls... It seems like a pretty low risk but her rationale makes sense. We only use gauze.
    Mar 7
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  19. Stupid hospital/company tricks
    Just be happy your facility provides you with office supplies at all. We're only supplied with staples and rubber bands. All pens, pencils, post-its, dry erase markers, sharpies, etc. we have to...
    Mar 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Obesity, diarrhea and skin care
    If the patient is on a vent, there should be a 100% O2 button you can push to temporarily give an oxygen boost (on our vents, it automatically goes back to the original setting after 3 minutes). Of...
    Mar 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Asking for Constructive Criticism after interview
    It wouldn't hurt to ask; it would show that you value her feedback and want to better yourself. Worst case scenario, the nurse manager is too busy and doesn't have time to respond. I don't think it...
    Mar 3
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. Obesity, diarrhea and skin care
    I agree with the fecal management system. There are also cloths called "InterDry" which are designed for placing in skin folds and preventing breakdown from skin to skin contact. Depending on how bad...
    Mar 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Need help with prioritizing
    Basically it's go go go until you're done. I have the same issues. Days when I'm forced to take a lunch I clock out half an hour late. My advice is to try to coordinate with your CNA. If it's a...
    Feb 24
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  24. Job listing on a application
    Yes, on the application. No, on the resume (unless you have no nursing experience).
    Feb 23
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  25. National Telemetry Assoc Certificate worth while?
    Maybe I'm wrong but their site seems sort of shady... And when I google it the only results are from that site. I'd be wary of it - it may just be a meaningless certificate aimed at taking your...
    Feb 21
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance


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