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  1. Judgement Free Zone Please
    I agree with a lot of what you say......thanks for the post!
    May 21
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  2. INR reporting issue
    The nurse who passes the med is the one who is ultimately responsible for checking labs that pertain to that med.....what if the INR was 5 and they still gave the patient coumadin?
    Sep 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. ICU visiting hours
    The MICU that I work in is closed between 7am-9am, 3pm-4pm and 7pm-8pm (for shift change.) We allow 3 visitors at a time, children may only visit between 5pm-7pm. One support person may stay...
    Sep 5, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  4. How to decrease falls?
    What does your facility do to help decrease the number of patient's who fall? How do you cope with the ever-increasing number of patients who have dementia or delirium? Thank you for your response!
    Sep 4, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  5. The Many Hats we Wear...................
    In the past few weeks, I have made mental notes of the things that I do at my job that are not "on my list of job requirements" so to speak...... 1. Emptying trash in patient's rooms and cleaning...
    Aug 6, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Dwindling jobs for LPN's
    In my hospital, LPN's are no longer allowed to work in crital care nursing areas (step-down units, etc.) We lost an LPN who has worked at our facility as a critial care nurse for over 20 years. She...
    Aug 6, '08
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  7. Need To Vent About Yesterday @ Work
    I am a fairly new nurse....I just hit the 6 month mark not too long ago. I work on a busy step-down unit. I arrived at work yesterday at 3PM to four monitored patients and a new admission. The new...
    Jul 31, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. How many times have you cried???
    How far are you into your first year and how many times have you come home and cried? I've been off precepting for five weeks and have come home and cried three times....most of the time it's...
    May 12, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. ? for California nurses about nurse/patient ratios...
    I posted this in the California nurses forum but have not received any responses.... What type of floor/unit do you work on and what is your nurse/patient ratio? Has the mandated nurse to...
    Apr 10, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. ? about nurse/patient ratios from a non-cali RN....
    Tell me about your experience as a nurse since mandated nurse to patient ratio's became law in Cali. What type of unit/floor do you work on and what is your nurse/patient ratio? Thanks!
    Apr 9, '08
    Forum: California Nursing
  11. Vent about a charge nurse....
    I'm trying to make my way for awhile before making too many waves....
    Apr 9, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Proof that Magnet Status is a farce (read this article!!)
    http://www.massnurses.org/pubs/positions/magnet.htm
    Apr 9, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Vent about a charge nurse....
    Fortunately, another nurse on the floor was able to look in on my patients......she witnessed the pandemonium that I was going through. Most of the nurses on my floor are awesome...
    Apr 9, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Vent about a charge nurse....
    I am a new nurse....this is my second week on my own (off of precepting.) I have been taking care of five patients on a busy step-down floor with no major complications...until yesterday. There is...
    Apr 9, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. The more I think about a comment that my coworker made to me, the more ticked I get!!
    There is a nurse that I work with who I HATE giving report to. She shows up and expects me to give her ALL of the info about a patient. I go early so that I can write down the names, doctors,...
    Apr 7, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. ? about latex gloves....
    Why are hospitals still stocking latex gloves? Are non-latex gloves more porous (or more expensive) than latex?? I think that I may be developing a latex allergy. My hands are becoming red and...
    Apr 1, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. JACHO is a JOKE
    If this organization truly cared about patient care, then they would be mandating SAFE nurse to patient ratios instead of harassing nursing staff about why there is a box of gloves propped on the...
    Apr 1, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Pay difference between.....
    Home-health nursing Hospice nursing & Bedside nursing at a hospital..... Just curious!
    Mar 28, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. The Most Hard Working Shift- Day Or Night Shift?
    I work days....very busy, but I know that the night-shift nurses run their butts off too! I am so appriciative of them. They get the floor ready for the day shift (when they can) by stocking,...
    Mar 28, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Should I speak up, or keep my mouth shut??
    I am a new nurse....I will be done with precepting (out on my own) starting Monday. Already I am our unit's representative on the hospital's quality and research committee. Because of this...
    Mar 26, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Safe Staffing Saves Lives - ANA has started a campaign for us
    Thanks for posting this!!! I completed the poll and wrote my congress-people.
    Mar 26, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Forgetting to chart important info
    Everyone has done this....I would talk to an experienced nurse (that you have complete trust in) and ask what you should do. We use computer charting that does not allow us to modify information...
    Mar 26, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Magnet-Scam or does it help the floor nurse?
    tirednurse.....do you work in the Stark county area or more towards the "big lake?"
    Mar 20, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Do you have to go with patient's to procedures????
    Recently, doctors at our hospital have started to require a patient's nurse to go with them to a procedure (if they are on a heart monitor.) This is called "nurse and monitor." I work on a step-down...
    Mar 20, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Computer charting...love it or hate it?
    What program does your hospital use....we use Cerner. It's OK, but we still have paper charts that the doctors write their orders in. The charge nurse then puts the new orders into Cerner. We...
    Mar 18, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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