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  1. Fighting to Keep My RN License
    Ah, Texas. That explains it. ;D
    Aug 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Price of Patient Satisfaction
    I've often said to my manager that the chronic complainers will not give us an excellent on the survey, so why are we bothering with them? They will not be happy no matter what we do! The people who...
    Aug 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Price of Patient Satisfaction
    We have a situation in our hospital in which specialized nurses are the only ones who can complete a particular nursing task. Bed availability sometimes dictates that the pts cannot be immediately...
    Aug 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Fighting to Keep My RN License
    Are you in the U.S.? I know that Americans have a foreign rep of cowboys with a gun in one hand and a Bible in the other, but no, most people do not carry.
    Aug 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Anyone who says she doesn't is lying
    Then work under the assumption that it's always POSSIBLE. You may not even know when you make one. On my last shift, I had to give meds through an NG tube. I always, always check if something can or...
    Aug 24
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  6. Some people are too smart for nursing
    I was wondering about the type of evaluation testing done in med school. I took an advanced patho course for my MSN that wasn't in the school of nursing--it was in the biology department. It was the...
    Aug 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Hourly Rounding--pushing back
    What is worse is when no one answers bed or chair alarms except nurses and aides. As I was leaving the nurses station to answer a bed alarm the other day, I saw a house supervisor RN, and RT, and an...
    Aug 23
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. How to tell the experienced nurse to slow down
    Escalating immediately is an excellent way to make enemies of your coworkers. Bad advice.
    Aug 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Hourly Rounding--pushing back
    I round as frequently as my workload and patient condition dictates. I do not fill out the rounding sheets--I refuse to. The whiteboard gets updated with the date (for orientation reasons), my name...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  10. Is anybody out there doing assessments?
    Like anything in nursing, if you make it a habit, you will become efficient at it. I would feel weird not doing a head to toe on every patient.
    Aug 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Other departments trying to skip on work with RN's "blessing", aka lazy people wanting som
    Those reasons for the cancelled draws make sense, and no nurse will find fault with it. We don't want to stick patients any more than we have to. The other day, I sent down urine for osmolality...
    Aug 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Other departments trying to skip on work with RN's "blessing", aka lazy people wanting som
    I watched the entire video in which you spent nearly 13 minutes degrading nurses. There's a lot I want to say. Newsflash: your lab's understaffing DOES NOT mean nursing must pick up your slack. Do...
    Aug 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. How to tell the experienced nurse to slow down
    Yep. If it's wrong, it's wrong. I've asked questions of nurses with less experience than I have because they have had exposure to a skill that isn't done too often, and I haven't had that exposure....
    Aug 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Is anybody out there doing assessments?
    It clearly states "133 skills in the inventory" in the OP. The Osbourne study had 434 nurses surveyed. In the chart, n=133 is referring to the number of skills, with the chart results explained a...
    Aug 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Is anybody out there doing assessments?
    That list is a bit ridiculous, and many on the "never" list are advanced skills used by specialists. Also, the time range was "3-5 times a week" and the next choice was "a few times a year." The...
    Aug 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Is anybody out there doing assessments?
    I can't get to the actual study. What are these 133 skills? Do they include advanced skills for provider assessments? I mean, I know how to measure JVD and check hepatojugular reflex, but they are...
    Aug 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Holding prn meds for attention seeking behavior
    I went through a considerable amount of moral distress associated with med-seeking behaviors for presumably acute pain when pts did not show any outward signs of acute pain. (Chronic pain is...
    Aug 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. How to become NP
    You are going through the same thought processes as I was a semester ago. I thought, "NPs can teach, so why am I limiting myself to only teaching through the NE track?" I came to the conclusion that...
    Aug 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. How to learn to start IVs?
    You're only going to learn through practice, and you don't have an opportunity now, so don't worry about it. If you move to a facility that doesn't have an IV team, you'll learn. It's that simple. ...
    Aug 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Feedback desired orienting new nurse
    I don't think your expectations are too soon. She will, however, require a sit-down outside of patient care duties. I hope you can arrange that. Not necessarily a tough-love sit-down, but yet a...
    Aug 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. What is your dream unit?
    I so desperately want to move to PACU. I am becoming less genuine with my patient interactions on the floors. It saddens me, and it is emotionally wearing me out. I never want to have to plaster a...
    Aug 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Are care plans valuable?
    Good notes will be read more often than just CYA notes. Just as we as nurses know the interns, they know us. If you consistently write good notes--i.e. Informative ones to providers and other HCWs--...
    Aug 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Are care plans valuable?
    Many of the docs will include in their notes exactly what was said in the nursing notes, or they will say, "yeah, I saw that in your note." At least they do with mine. Some nursing notes are all CYA...
    Aug 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Are care plans valuable?
    Was this an incident in acute care or sub-acute or LTC?
    Aug 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Are care plans valuable?
    I am still struggling with double-charting because of what people actually look at. They look at the notes, not the flowsheets. Also, it seems that surveyors want to see care plan documentation in...
    Aug 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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