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  1. question: can you chart on a pt. being rude?
    I will use quotes from the patient if necessary. Like others have said, just state the FACTS - no speculation, especially when documenting these types of things.
    Feb 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Two questions...
    I took the NCLEX about a month after graduation. I wanted my studying and school knowledge of nursing to be fresh. I started working in early September of the same year.
    Feb 11, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. What do you love most about your floor/specialty?
    I work in med-surg. I see a lot and get to do a lot and hone my nursing skills. It's a good job but I know that I won't stay in this type of nursing for the rest of my career.
    Feb 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Job Satisfaction: Can it be real in this field?
    This is a HUGE reason why I dislike floor nursing. It disgusts me how nurses have to worry about something like this.
    Feb 10, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  5. Different Piggyback Antibiotics, Same IV Tubing??
    In nursing school we were taught to use different tubing for each IVPB. On the floor that I work on we use separate tubing. For us, it's probably more out of habit now!
    Feb 10, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  6. Graduated in 2009...got hired into RN Residency Program!
    Congrats to you! I'm so happy that you found a job. Thank you for sharing your story of success!
    Feb 9, '13
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  7. A note of deep concern and worry
    Thank you for this CP! It makes me want to print out lots of copies and hang them all around town.
    Feb 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Not a real nurse huh?
    We need nurses of all types. People who think school nursing is not "real nursing" should think about how schools would be without nurses like you. Good for you for doing what you love.
    Feb 8, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  9. Co-signature for Insulin administration
    Our facility does not allow anyone but the licensed nurse to perform BG checks. In order for us to give Insulin we have to have another nurse double check the order and the amount to be given before...
    Feb 8, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  10. Skilled nursing vs. bed side at hospital???
    In my experience, the answer to your first question is completely false. I worked in a SNF and successfully transitioned to a hospital. As for your second question, yes, a SNF does pay less than an...
    Feb 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Fitness and nursing
    I exercise during my days off, but don't on the days that I work. I guess I feel too lazy before and after working. I know of at least one nurse who works out for about an hour before work; I wish I...
    Feb 8, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  12. Rounding on patients at night
    I check every 1-2 hours at night and don't wake the patient unless necessary. An example would be a Q2H or Q4H neuro check.
    Feb 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. JUST an LPN
    I think the feeling of believing you could have done more/done something better is completely normal, whether or not it's your first code. Take this experience and use it as a learning opportunity....
    Feb 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Thinking about Leaving Nursing
    I would try to network and try to experience other types of nursing. For example, if you know a nurse working in a SNF, you could shadow that nurse sometime. A good thing about nursing is that there...
    Feb 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Would you trade a great team for an easier floor?
    I would definitely keep the great team I work with and our busy floor over an "easy" floor with terrible teamwork. My coworkers make those bad shifts more bearable.
    Feb 8, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  16. Successful Transition from LTC to Hospital
    Despite what many people think, LTC experience is still work experience! For one, I got a lot more experience with wounds and wound care from working in LTC than I probably will get in acute care....
    Feb 7, '13
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  17. Random Musings on my Birthday
    Happy birthday to you! Also, thank you for sharing your journey with us. I love how we can come together as nurses but that of our stories are all unique.
    Feb 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. I got a job.
    :D Congrats to you! It's always exciting for this to happen - and often a relief too!
    Feb 7, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  19. Non-CNA Jobs You Can Work While You're a Student
    This is a great article. Several nurses I know started off as dietary aides in the hospital then "moved up the ranks" to become CNAs and eventually RNs. It's nice to know that there are multiple ways...
    Feb 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Meaningful Interaction: A Study in Comfort
    Thanks for this story. We all need happenings like this on tough days to pull us through!
    Feb 7, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Tattoos in healthcare
    I have noticed a few nurses with small neck tattoos that are always uncovered at work. One also has a really small stud in her nose. When I first started working this really surprised me as our...
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  22. patient load on your neuro floor
    Our floor specializes in neuro but we take med-surg patients too, so our limit is 1:5. On our neuro/trauma unit it is 1:2.
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: Neurological Nursing
  23. Med Surg Nurses:  How many patients do you care for?
    Five on a med-surg floor...occasionally four if the patients are all high acuity.
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  24. Top Issues with Your EMR
    - The only problem I have had is that sometimes it takes about 10 minutes to get logged in to the system. I am not sure if this is due to the software we have or if it is stemming from some other...
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  25. Med surg patient ratio
    I'm on a med-surg floor and we do 1:5 days and nights. Our acuities have gotten higher so sometimes it can be pretty tough, but I am counting my blessings that we don't have to take more than five a...
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing


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