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  1. Need advice...retaliation?
    ruralnurse84, this nurse in question needs to be reported to the board of nursing. sleeping on the job or be falling asleep while preparing medications?? you were right to call for your support...
    Dec 11
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  2. I HATE bedside nursing
    Sabr - at the risk of getting tons of "flame emoticons" from AN....if you don't like bedside care then why even go into nursing? i suppose one can also work for insurance companies or something, but...
    Dec 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Giving meds early/late
    Interesting question! Where I work, we technically have 1 hour and 59 minutes to give a scheduled med (ie, 0800 med can be given starting at 0701 up to 0859). I imagine this policy was drafted due to...
    Dec 11
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  4. New grad in ICU...question about sedation and vents
    I second VANurse2010 and will not answer the relatively simple questions of a rude new graduate.
    Nov 4
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  5. Trach dislodged
    Agree that the spare bedside trache should be the same size as the pt is currently using. the MD is probably upset that the emergency equipment and process wasn't followed. every trache pt should...
    Nov 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Fletcher Allen's New Grad Nurse Program
    fahc usually has a "staff nurse I" or "new graduate" posting on their HR website when they're hiring new grads. just about at every semester's graduation, there are new nurses everywhere 5 days...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Vermont Nursing
  7. Do you chart lies?
    In a way, I chart lies because of omissions. I don't have enough time to chart what I have done. I can get in the vitals, I/O on time. but I can't stay late to chart all the baths/mouth...
    Aug 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. I've been a nurse since.....(fill in the blank)
    I have been a nurse for two years, and I still feel like I have no experience and learn new things every day. Not one day goes by where I don't make a small error (not medications) or forget to do...
    Aug 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. New to Neuro ICU and need advice
    GGBRN, know that you are not alone. You and I work with the same population. at my hospital you would think that neuro critical and neuro-surg had no idea each other existed. my strategy is to take...
    Aug 19
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  10. protocol for post CABG patients
    I hope I don't sound silly, but what is included for sternal precautions? thank you
    Jul 26
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  11. Slamming in IVP meds and Running Incompatible Meds Together: Is it as bad as they say
    To answer the OP's title question: YES! Anyway... ...agree with many previous posters. check compatibilities, call your pharmacist, read the recommended push times. I agree w/TPN and lipids...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  12. Help! ADN or BSN?
    Hi Nate, I would agree with ladyfree. You will want to get a BSN, sadly enough. I know it's more expensive, but in the long run BSN new grads tend to have an easier time finding that coveted first...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  13. clinical experience question
    Unless you have clinical experience in some other way (CNA, tele tech, phlebotomist, etc....) do not include school rotations. it's not paid employment experience. it's not real life nursing...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  14. What qualifies as skills under 'skills highlights' on a resume as a new graD?
    I never had a "skill highlight" section as a new grad, or an experienced nurse. For reference, I had a job lined up for icu step-down a month before I even graduated. I don't think a "skill" section...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  15. Fed up with this RN
    Haha, this person sounds quite foolish to be saying these things. It is the RN's responsibility to see that all care is done - not just "RN level tasks". You bet your A** that I still do my own...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Overwhelmed, questioning nursing, PLEASE HELP
    Sunny, I'm so sorry you're feeling alone in what sounds like a NOT nurse friendly environment. Please try not to worry about charting. I'm sorry, but there are simply too many expectations. for...
    Jul 17
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Do you think acute care nursing is becoming less safe?
    dudette10, i swear we are the same person :) i'm sorry to hear that my exact experiences are shared by you, and likely many others. i once heard that there is something called an "all nurse" model...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  18. PICC line or Port a Cath & Running Blood
    Good questions OP. we always need to be thinking about overload and incompatible meds, but in this case i'm guessing the patient needs volume repletion asap. do the math, find out how much total...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  19. Surrendering RN Scope!
    For a long time, I have thought a lot about all of these issues that you all have mentioned. We seem to keep "nickle and diming" everything to be a point of reimbursement, right down to the one...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  20. New grad relocating (with family) for first job
    Hi starfishes, I can only speak from the experience of a married couple, and my husband had to leave his job in order to come with me. Not going to lie - it was (and is) extremely difficult,...
    Jun 25
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  21. am i reasonably resigning?
    Thank you DragonPurr for your thoughtful and RIGHT ON post. To all of you who are saying, "I did 15:1 high acuity patient ratios" good for you. but i would bet that the average admission was a few...
    May 31
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  22. How to deal with angry doctors
    OP, so sorry you went through that. Assertive skills are difficult to grow and own. We know that the MD is overworked and trying to get whatever sleep possible at night, in order to function the next...
    May 26
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. The face of a medical error...
    music in my heart, first off I am so sorry. i applaud you for recognizing your role in the error and showing integrity. any nurse who says "i'm perfect" or "i've never made an error" is either lying...
    May 21
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  24. help on making an RN Resume
    hi havefaith, i might wait to get your license number from the state. once you get it, have sections for education, licenses/certifications, and clinical experience. great that you are a tech/CNA!...
    May 21
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  25. Too much fluff in new grad resume? LMK!
    I would take out everything in the "professional profile" and do not list student clinicals as clinical experience. it really isn't. have a section for licenses/certifications where you put your...
    May 21
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help


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