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  1. How to Choose a Good Stethoscope
    I started off with the Littman lightweight an had trouble hearing heart murmurs or diminished lungs. I shopped around online to find a good deal on the Littman Master Classic II and I LOVE IT!! I...
    Jul 3, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  2. Books on Natural Childbirth
    Being educated and knowing what to expect is the best way to have a great experience with natural childbirths. Staying mentally in control is key. You go girl!!!
    May 21, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. New OB RN
    Even coming to postpartum or l&d as an experienced nurse can be challenging and stressful. All nursing is HARD in the beginning but stick with it and it will get better and better!!
    May 20, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. Best/Worst List of L&D nursing
    Best: A unit of triage, emergency, OR, and one on one intimate patient care experiencing miracles every day with the BEST patient population in nursing! Worst: Stillbirths/fetal demise, stress,...
    May 20, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. Crying?
    I used to cry every time I would see a birth, tv or not, c-section or vaginal, and I was the only one in the room crying like a baby in nursing school the first time I saw a birth in person. I almost...
    May 20, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. Cardiac nurse transferring to L & D... Any advice??
    I just came to L&D after 2 years of tele. (it's absolutely amazing!!!) I think the thing that has helped me the most is a great orientation program on my unit. 14 weeks on the floor and they always...
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. NRP online examination
    I think that it is relative to ACLS training in med/surg... It is important to have the training and understand what to expect when running a code. Maybe in emergencies you would be the one to get...
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. My long winded route to L&D.....
    10+ years to get a day shift schedule???? Wow that seems extreme! Most of the nurses on my l&d unit rotate 12 weeks on days, 6 weeks nights with the exception of the people that prefer straight night...
    Jan 3, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. New Grad Interviewing in OB
    The L&D unit I just started on is still hiring and I've noticed some things my unit director has mentioned about the people she has interviewed since. She said anyone can learn the skills required...
    Jan 3, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. HELP!!! I'm a med-surg/tele nurse who wants to get into maternity nursing.
    This is ironic for me because i am a 2 year tele nurse who just applied to an L&D position, and had the same fears! Even though i was very nervous to talk to my boss about it, my family assured me it...
    Sep 16, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. How do I give better reports?
    Dont feel like you are the first person to ever feel this way about report! It will definitely get better with time. If you have a set line to "break the ice" with every report you start, it gets...
    Sep 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Do you give back-rubs and foot baths to your patients?
    Whenever i need to put lotion on a patients dry feet or itchy back, i work in a little massage time. Less awkward feeling than, "would you like me to massage your shoulders now?" ya know?
    Sep 11, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. 12 hour shifts
    12 hour shifts = less handoffs of report where information can be forgotten or misinterpreted. 2 nurses taking care of the patient in 24 hours gives more continuity for the patients, too. If you...
    Mar 23, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  14. What motivates you to go to work every day?
    Optimism. If I tell myself I'm going to have an easygoing day, great patients, steady but not chaotic, I'm going to have a great day and remember why I wanted to become a nurse in the first place....
    Feb 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. 10 Things Nurses Can Be Thankful For
    I love this post! I will try to keep all of these in mind as I work tomorrow on Thanksgiving! :hrnsmlys:
    Nov 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Managing stress during shift
    I can definitely empathize with you, charlie8025. I work on a telelmetry floor with 5-6 patients and find myself stressed out many of my shifts. It is especially hard worrying about coming back the...
    Oct 19, '11
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  17. Nursing Jewelry
    I have a coworker that only had "RN" on her badge and an old senile patient made some sort of comment like, "You're just an associate degree nurse!" That comment even got ME heated, I can't imagine...
    Aug 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. How do you incorporate faith into your daily nursing tasks?
    Any thread that involves politics or faith is bound to get a little heated... But even though I am Catholic and work in a Catholic hospital, I know that not all of our patients are Catholic. I...
    May 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Transferring A Patient to Stepdown/ICU
    I am already finding the truth in that charge nurses range in leadership styles and strengths, haha. Still always a good resource, nonetheless. But thanks for the reassurance, everyone! I agree...
    Dec 21, '10
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  20. First months, and I still dont get the hang of it
    Hide under a rock for the rest of your life?? Quit??? Don't be so hard on yourself! Making mistakes is NORMAL. Sometimes that is how you learn. I PROMISE that you will make more in the future. ...
    Dec 13, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. Transferring A Patient to Stepdown/ICU
    I am a new grad that has been on my own for almost two months now on a telemetry floor, with a 5:1 patient ratio on the day shift. Of course there are many things that I am learning every day, and I...
    Dec 12, '10
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  22. Crazy Organization Lately Anyone?
    I'm sure that you are nervous about starting orientation and are filling up your day with doing something productive... we nurses LOVE organization! BUT just wait until you come home from a 12...
    Aug 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Tips on surviving through nursing school
    I am a new grad just starting orientation at my first job. Here are my tips: -I had a new definition of what "studying" was every semester, even all the way up to NCLEX. Hey, you really need to...
    Aug 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student

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