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  1. Shift Cancellations (Please HELP!!)
    Come to my hospital lol! No such thing as low census.... We're in constant gridlock :/
    Mar 14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  2. Part time Nursing shifts
    I do part time 8s, but I imagine it would completely depend on your place of work. I don't do strictly 3 8s a week, though. My schedule is more sporadic, so I might work 4 or 5 shifts one week, and...
    Mar 14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  3. Just wondering if other hospitals are doing this….
    We have no aids at all. As an RN, I have between 4-6 patients on days/evenings and I do every single thing for them on my shift. Vitals, glucs, meds, washing, turning, feeding, assessments,...
    Dec 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. RN total patient care...
    Yep, same here. Also in Ontario, and each nurse here (whether RN or RPN) has their own load of pts, no help. If you're one of the 4-5 (days) or 6-8 (evenings/nights) pts assigned to me on my shift, I...
    Apr 28, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Have you ever performed CPR? Results?:
    I'm just under the 1 year mark since I started working. I've not had a chance to do compressions myself, but have been otherwise involved in 2 code situations at work, one of them being my patient...
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  6. Nurse refused to give CPR
    Purely my opinion, but I think it's completely irrelevant if this person was or wasn't a nurse, whether she was or wasn't operating in a medical capacity, or whether or not CPR was appropriate or...
    Mar 20, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  7. IV push medications - nursing students
    I'm in Ontario, Canada. As students we were not allowed to do any IVP meds. We had to minibag everything or have the RN do it.
    Dec 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  8. Speaking of... Getting to work early
    Wow, it sounds like things very different where I work! We are not a teeny hospital by any means, and actually a smallish regional center, with lots of pts coming from outlying areas.My floor is not...
    Nov 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  9. Speaking of... Getting to work early
    Also, since there is no overlap of shifts, at 0730 (or whenever my shift starts), it is me and only me who is responsible for those pts. If I don't know anything about them, what if the doo-doo hits...
    Nov 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  10. Speaking of... Getting to work early
    Do you all have overlap of shifts, or....? We don't have any overlap, so even if I only wanted to get report, I'd still have to go in a few mins early or else the previous shift would have to stay...
    Nov 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  11. Speaking of... Getting to work early
    Just to be clear, a good 90% of the nurses where I work come in early. The ones who don't are more or less skipping chart checks from what I can tell (although I'm usually too busy to really pay a...
    Nov 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  12. Speaking of... Getting to work early
    Reading another thread got me thinking about this...I always get to work at least a half hour before my shift starts. Do I want to or like to work for free? Hell no! But I really don't know how else...
    Nov 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  13. Is nursing a depressing job?
    In my limited experience, it's all about perspective. You can choose to focus on all the things that are wrong with people- chronic illnesses, cancer, addictions, terminal illness, loneliness in LTC,...
    Oct 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Help with short/long term goals
    What would you like to see happen in the next day or two with this pt? What about in the next weeks or months?
    Sep 29, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  15. Help with the lymph nodes!
    Can you feel your own? My submandibular nodes are always palpable, but just slightly. When I'm fighting some kind of infection, they're quite swollen and often tender.
    Sep 29, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  16. Has anyone had a similar experience during clinicals?
    I've heard of similar things happening to a few people in my program. If you know you're prone to this kind of thing, you need to take care of yourself and make sure you've had something to eat and...
    Sep 29, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  17. MRSA Concerns
    MRSA really shouldn't be a concern for you as long as you're healthy and not immune-compromised. Lots of health care workers are carriers. MRSA precautions aren't really for you as the nurse, but so...
    Sep 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Measure Ostomy Effluent?
    Empty the bag into a graduated cylinder.
    Sep 26, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  19. What does a CNA do?
    Oooh, ok. That sounds very similar to PSWs, as they're called here- personal support workers. Here they only work in LTC, though, not in hospitals. So how many patients would an RN have then, and...
    Sep 23, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  20. What does a CNA do?
    So I live in Canada, and I'd never heard of a CNA before coming here. Just curious about the roles of an RN or RPN/LPN vs a CNA. Who does what, how are patients assigned etc? Here, in hospital, a...
    Sep 23, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  21. OB: Biophysical Profile
    Hmm, not sure what you're confused about. It's pretty straightforward. Even wikipedia has a good description.....
    Sep 21, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  22. Touching blood without gloves
    Just because it's done doesn't mean it's right. Keep a pair of gloves in a pocket at all times so that, in case of emergency, you don't have to go running for a pair.
    Sep 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Filter needles for glass vials?
    Sorry, yes, I did mean amps, not vials. And yes, I have asked on a few different floors if they had filter needles, but they never do. As far as changing needles, if my needle has pierced anything...
    Aug 25, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  24. Filter needles for glass vials?
    Does your facility have/use filter needles for meds in glass vials? We were taught to use them in school, but I've never actually seen them on any floor I've been on, so I just do without.
    Aug 24, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  25. how long does it take your profs to grade?
    In second year psych nursing class we had an assignment that, I kid you not, the prof took something like 4-5 months to mark. I was irate.
    Jul 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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