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  1. UA/drug test failed
    Agree with the above posters: if a rapid drug test is not read in a certain amount of time, the results are not valid. Leaving the test for several hours for your DON to read almost certainly...
    Nov 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Inpatient Psych - Ever call the police on a patient?
    Yes. The patient had become agitated and refused to leave the premises (he had been discharged). He started threatening staff and others, then barricaded himself in an exam room. We tried...
    Nov 22
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  3. Are there 10 hr shifts in Nursing??
    I have seen 10 hour shifts in our intake department (psych).
    Nov 11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  4. Is this a needle stick injury
    It does not sound like you were stuck. Also, you'd likely have felt pain, even for a moment, if the needle pierced your skin. That being said, I second the PP's advice: if it makes you feel...
    Nov 11
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  5. Relocation to a family friendly  livable city with warm climate
    You definitely want to cast your net further than just California and Florida. The southeastern states have warmer weather (VA and NC even have colder weather in the winter) and have a better...
    Nov 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Staffing on the inpatient adolescent unit
    Before working in California, I worked for a facility that staffed like yours did. If there were under 16 patients, it was frequently just myself as the only nurse. I would have one tech for the...
    Nov 11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  7. Fix me NOW (but on my terms or I'll leave AMA)
    If a patient tells me they want to leave AMA, I reply "fine by me, I'll call the doctor and we'll get the process staretd." More often than not, I've just called their bluff because they change their...
    Nov 11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Crowd funding:  Yay or Nay?
    This online solicitating doesn't bother me. No one is holding a gun to my head forcing me to donate, so if I'm not interested I just ignore them. Also, if you don't ask you don't get...so if...
    Nov 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. discharge/admit nurse
    The units in my hospital have admission nurses that work 1100-1900. They primarily do admissions, but will help with discharges when things are crazy.
    Nov 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Having to count Risperidone
    Yesterday, my Pyxis made me count ibuprofen.
    Nov 6
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  11. Is it okay to decline a job after accepting a contingent offer?
    Sure, you can decline a job after accepting a contingent offer. However, I would not decline anything with job A until you hold an official job offer from B (in writing from HR) firmly in hand. ...
    Nov 6
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. Having to count Risperidone
    Besides controlled substances, some random meds that our Pyxis makes us count are ones the seemingly innocuous ones that might be nipped by nurses for their own use, such as nicotine patches and...
    Nov 4
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  13. Epic vs Cerner EMR
    Having used both, I'm personally an Epic fan, but I also feel a lot of that has to do with how the organization has set it up: they really maximized its potential in terms of information accessed and...
    Nov 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Bringing up negative press in nursing interivew
    Keep in mind that there are three sides to every story, and the press side is often written with the intent to stir up interest and sell copies. This doesn't mean that the story is inaccurate, but...
    Nov 4
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  15. Moving to california
    I got hired in CA as an ADN...but I also had specialty certification. Unfortunately, most places do want to see a BSN: I received one rejection specifically because I lacked that degree--the...
    Nov 4
    Forum: California Nursing
  16. IV Start Class San Diego
    I know Grossmont College offers a phlebotomy class. Perhaps they have an IV class as well.
    Nov 4
    Forum: California Nursing
  17. NEW GRAD Having a hard time getting finding a job.
    Correct. CA is a non-compact state. But even if it were a compact state, that fact wouldn't change the horrendus new grad unemployment rate.
    Nov 4
    Forum: California Nursing
  18. Which unit would be good for a RN with ADHD-inattentive to work on?
    I've worked with psychiatric patients including those diagnosed with ADD/ADHD for several years now. Those who didn't have their ADHD symptoms well-managed struggled in many areas of their life:...
    Nov 3
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. Which unit would be good for a RN with ADHD-inattentive to work on?
    I say this with all due respect, but IMO you should get your ADHD under control. All of those specialties--actually, any nursing specialty--needs a nurse running at the top of their game and not...
    Nov 3
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  20. Could Be Fired for IV skills.
    Maybe take an IV/phlebotomy course?
    Nov 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Anyone teach nursing school clinicals on the side?
    I would love to be a CI on the side. However, most of the programs around here want you to have a MSN or be in a MSN program in order to qualify as a CI.
    Nov 1
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  22. Maine Med Assn calls Kaci a hero
    I can only hope for her sake that she doesn't have the virus...because if she does turn out to test positive, she's pretty much nuked her credibility and her career.
    Nov 1
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  23. Abandonment or not? Need opinions! in Louisiana
    The only ones who can tell you for certain whether your friend has committed patient abandonment is the Louisiana BON. I would check their website for their definition of abandonment, or call/email...
    Nov 1
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  24. Nurse-Patient Ratios
    1. What type of unit do you work on, and in what state? Psych, CA 2. What is your nurse patient ratio, and how does it change between day-evening-night shifts? Because of state regulations...
    Nov 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Holding medications - When to call doctor?
    I would notify the MD about any medication refusal, even the Colace. However, as others have pointed out, it's not necessary to page the MD stat for every single med refused. If the patient refused...
    Nov 1
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications


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