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  1. 7:30 meds? Who is responsible for giving?
    Our PCA's on night shift take the morning blood sugars. I'd only give the insulin if the breakfast tray is at the bedside. There aren't many meds scheduled for 0730 for this to be that big of an...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  2. 7:30 meds? Who is responsible for giving?
    No I don't. And the 0700-1930 nurse that I follow does not give 2000 meds.
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  3. 7:30 meds? Who is responsible for giving?
    My shift is 1900-0730. I give 0730 meds. I pick up a few more patients from pm shift at 2300. They will give any 2330 meds before they clock out.
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  4. Must… Find… Food…
    Back in 2004-2005, I worked as an agency LPN. Work was plentiful, pay was great, and life was good. So good, I sometimes had to turn down shifts. Then the new year rang in. My agency called me with...
    Jul 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Patients wants a back rub
    It was taught in my LPN program. We even had to place the bottle of lotion in warm water. That was years ago. I'll do it if I have time. And it has been my experience that the patients asking were...
    Jul 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Patient to nurse ratios
    I work on a busy medical oncology floor and our ratios are 7:1 on nights. I live in the Midwest.
    Jul 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. The Elephant In The Room
    When I worked in LTC, there were 2 RN supervisors that were Filipino. They were quite nice and did speak their language when talking to each other, but their English was very good. I don't live in...
    Jul 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Your worst nightmare
    I work inpatient acute care, so I have a genuine question. Is it common for someone working in an ED type environment, with so many patients coming through, to keep notes on any particular patient?
    Jul 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Nursing and the supernatural
    I worked in LTC for 7 years. It was very common for the residents to see or call out for deceased relatives before they died, whether the death was expected or not. Where I worked, we had cameras...
    Jul 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. You should know better
    I have a love affair with frozen margaritas. I avoid the dentist until I'm in pain. I usually skip one meal a day.
    Jul 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Do you talk to yourself?
    All.The.Time.
    May 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. I thought we learned that in nursing school!
    The PCA's at my hospital insert Foley's. I'd guess that the majority of the nurses are pretty rusty on their skills.
    May 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. I got a tour of the unit. Means I'm hired?
    I don't think it means you're hired. It's been my experience that if you get a tour or are asked to come shadow, they are interested.
    Apr 29
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  14. Patients allowed to go outside and smoke???
    We have patients sign a waiver, and off they go. I find it extremely annoying, especially when they try to smoke in their room. They sit right there and lie to my face. I'm like "HELLO??? Do you...
    Apr 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Being Nurse Ratched
    I was specifically speaking about family members only, not friends. I don't offer unsolicited medical/health advice, but if I'm asked for my opinion I'm going to give it. Whatever questions I've...
    Apr 25
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. New Grad Interview Question - Med/Surg
    I work in med surg, and don't necessarily see it as a specialty since we get everything on our floor, why I said "less specialized". But you are right. At the risk of offending someone, I am going...
    Apr 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Being Nurse Ratched
    I could've written this post. This is exactly how I feel about maintaining independence. I try to explain to family that I may be firm at times, but it's only because I care.
    Apr 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. New Grad Interview Question - Med/Surg
    I think this comment from your original post is a good reply if they should ask. You could tell them that your experience in mom/baby laid a foundation for future learning, but you desire a less...
    Apr 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Who teaches essential nursing skills?
    I learned a lot of my skills in LPN school, and even more hands-on. I learned a few more in the LPN-RN bridge program. Working in LTC made me pretty good at dressing changes, trach care,...
    Apr 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. How far do you drive to work?
    I drove 5 minutes for 7 years to a job that I hated. It was convenient to my house, flexible while I was raising my family and going to RN school. Aside from that, staffing was horrible, coworkers...
    Apr 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Nursing care of ADN vs BSN
    Thank you!...(if that was meant for me)
    Apr 23
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  22. Nursing care of ADN vs BSN
    I remember feeling a bit insulted that the first paper I was assigned to write in my first RN-BSN class was to basically talk about why I, as an ADN, wasn't able to provide the same outcomes as a...
    Apr 23
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  23. Nursing care of ADN vs BSN
    The response that an "ADN works in a nursing home and a BSN works in acute care" is a prime example why students should not expect to get correct responses to their homework questions on a message...
    Apr 23
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  24. A Nurse's Hands
    My hands aren't as youthful looking as I would like them to be, but they have been through a lot. I grew up in a family of all girls. My dad worked me and my sisters like a bunch of men...hauling...
    Apr 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. cell phones at work
    I have a love/hate relationship with the phones. I love that I can get calls directly from docs, pharmacy, lab, etc.. when I want and need to talk to them. I love that I can call a nurse friend's...
    Apr 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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