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  1. A Word to New Nurses
    Yes!! And please help the CNAs with patient care when possible. Not only will it help you earn respect and be seen as a team player, there is much you can learn just from observing how they do...
    Dec 13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. best way for a nurse to manage cuts on her fingers?
    It's the worst when you don't know you have a little cut and the sanitizer finds it for you! At least if you know you have one you can brace for it.. I haven't tried tegaderm but will after...
    Nov 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. What's the appropriate response?
    My response would have been a dry "ha ha very funny" and I would've ignored anything further.
    Nov 1
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Needed to vent
    I can't tell you how many times I was asked when I was an LPN "so you're training to be a nurse then?" Gah. I'm happy to educate people who don't mean any harm and just don't understand the different...
    Nov 1
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  5. Smelly nursing home what to do?
    May also be that the residents are not being changed often enough; a wet brief can start smelling bad after a couple of hours.
    Nov 1
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. The hardest parts of nursing?
    Finding out my patient's devastating diagnosis before they do, and anticipating their reaction when the doctor tells them. Knowing what to say when they ask about their test results. On the same...
    Oct 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Trying to get out of Home Care and into a hospital
    Disagree with above. No mention of references needs to be made. Firstly, most online applications include a place for references. Secondly, references are typically not checked until after a job...
    Oct 28
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  8. Helping other students!!
    I think maybe you are reading too much into your advisor's comment. No one is going to expect you to help others constantly to the point where it affects your own tasks or learning. The clinical...
    Oct 28
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Dealing With Death in the PICU
    Thank you for this article and for the amazing difference you make in your precious patients' and parents' lives! I am grateful for all of the pediatric nurses out there who fill the need that many...
    Oct 27
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  10. Is it normal to quit a job because the culture isn't welcoming?
    Whether you work or have worked there will have no bearing on future clinicals. If you have no interest in working there as a nurse in the future and don't need the income, why stay? If you didn't...
    Oct 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Knitting during class: ok or not?
    I have to say the title of this thread made me smile. I am in the camp of those that would have no problem whatsoever. But OP, based on the "poll" represented in this thread and the fact that another...
    Oct 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. No specific training, total disorganization - is this normal?
    I know you didn't ask me, but in my experience new hires in these cases quit because they are overwhelmed. It's hard to get fired from a facility that has a hard time keeping staff as it is.
    Oct 26
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. DNR HELP
    In the absence of a do not hospitalize order, I would look at things on a case by case basis. Have a discussion with the patient, doctor, and family to decide whether or not to send them out. I am...
    Oct 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. PRN window
    The downside to computerized charting. I used a computer system that would only allow once daily prns to be given every 24 hours. For example, patient takes zolpidem at midnight one night and wants...
    Oct 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Impaired nurse - where to go?
    I would bypass the admin and give an anonymous tip to the BON. This nurse should not be practicing unless she gets some help.
    Oct 22
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. I want to quit 4 months in
    I'm very sorry you are having trouble. Night shift isn't for everyone. Have you talked to your manager about this? Is there a possibility for you to go to days even part-time or PRN while you look...
    Oct 21
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. So excited!!!!
    Congrats!
    Oct 19
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  18. Left w/out authorization
    You walked off the job and are worried you might be fired? Maybe they didn't need you but that was not your decision to make. Looks like you overstepped your bounds. They are using the med incident...
    Oct 18
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Too many ABTs?!
    Agree. Thankfully the NH I work in now doesn't seem to over prescribe abts, but I have seen the practice far too often in the past. Cough x 3 days, CXR clear? ? Z-pac! Pt is asymptomatic but urine...
    Oct 18
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. How many of you RNs started in LTC, SNF, or rehab environment and moved on?
    It sounds like you are getting great experience, and assuming your resume contains all of the info you listed, I would guess the reason you are not getting calls yet is due to the quantity, not...
    Oct 17
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. Diabetic Foot Ulcer with Necrosis
    ::HUGS:: You will see lots of sad cases in nursing and some things will stick with you for sure, but in time it will get easier to separate yourself and your emotions from that of your patients. This...
    Oct 16
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. When entering orders, please remember....
    Not really funny, just annoying. Order reads "Benadryl 25mg po prn itching". (calls doc) "Hey Dr. Jones, I need a frequency on that benadryl for Mrs. H." Doc: "make it prn." :facepalm
    Oct 16
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Does anybody else feel guilty about calling off?
    Yes, I make my job a high priority, and make many personal sacrifices for work. But if my family needs me, I call off and do not feel an ounce of guilt about it, nor do I owe anyone an explanation.
    Oct 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. What to wear???
    Another random tip in my experience is that new shoes can provide a nice confidence boost in lieu of a whole new outfit. :)
    Oct 16
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  25. What to wear???
    Your outfit sounds fine to me. I don't have a proper suit either and have had good results wearing a pretty top & blazer with a knee-length print skirt. I have worn dress pants as well. Best of luck...
    Oct 16
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help


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