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  1. New Grad, work calling on days off
    Just say no. You've switched and picked up extra enough to say you've been helpful. Now you've met your quota, learn to set boundaries and say no.
    Aug 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Night shift?
    You said you don't function on nights. Wouldn't it be better to find a day position if your skills are possibly impaired? I had the same issue, well similar. I was absolutely miserable and barely...
    Aug 31
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  3. why do so many nurses post that they love the med scanners
    They prevent med errors and are an extra protection. Some times they break and can't be used. I don't delay an important med because the scanner is down. We can give meds without it if the scanner...
    Aug 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Texas Conditional license
    I worked with a nurse at my last job who had bipolar disorder and depression and took meds for it. They were a really good nurse too; highly intelligent and skilled. There are mental health awareness...
    Aug 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Patient safety and narcotics
    It depends on their tolerance. Has she been on opiates a long time? I think I would have just held the dose and not called the MD for a lowered dose. When she was more awake I would have given the...
    Aug 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Why is insulin drawn clear to cloudy?
    I don't mix them either. I give them separately. I was taught the clear before cloudy thing in nursing school, but I think it's better to just give them separately. Two small injections is not that...
    Aug 14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  7. Anyone who says she doesn't is lying
    That's why I love scanning meds. The last facility I worked at didn't scan meds and I almost made a mistake of not giving the right dose; thankfully I did check. My current facility has bar code...
    Aug 14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  8. Med-Surg sentence
    Your unit sounds unsafe. Not all med/surg floors are like that. I worked in a state on a step down/tele unit and it doesn't sound like the hell hole you're working on. It's not a rite of passage,...
    Aug 8
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  9. Are you Facebook friends with your coworkers?
    I'm FB friends with a lot of people I never see. I hardly ever post, so it doesn't matter. I don't share much on FB anyway. Only photos now, if that.
    Aug 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Be candid how do I handle my illnesses with regards to the BON if I get an interview.
    I guess every state is different. Try not to be shameful of the experience and a simple explanation I'm sure would suffice. Just make sure to take good care of yourself. Nursing is a very stressful...
    Aug 5
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  11. Be candid how do I handle my illnesses with regards to the BON if I get an interview.
    I don't understand why you would have to reveal private medical information in an interview. That makes no sense to me. I don't recall any interview required at my nursing school that required...
    Aug 5
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  12. Did I mess up badly?
    The urine wasn't timed. I still feel like I delayed the process. I will just be more careful in the future not to miss things. Your right about a case review. The patient has been there since 8/1 and...
    Aug 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. So...What Kind of Nursing Task Do You LIKE?
    IVs, Foleys, wound care, CPR, codes
    Aug 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Preparing for ICU
    Can you take a critical care course in your area? Look it up and they should have classes.
    Aug 4
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  15. Did I mess up badly?
    Today I had a patient with hyponatremia. I got floated to another floor. Sodium holding steady at 127. They were on Q 4hr BMPs. I missed sending the urine CR. I was extremely busy. I just overlooked...
    Aug 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Got let go after 6 wks orientation
    Take it as a learning experience. Next time, make sure you get weekly evals to make sure you are meeting your goals. When you're on orientation, I think you're supposed to run things by your...
    Aug 2
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Accused of narcotic/ alcohol abuse... No clue what this is about!
    Get a lawyer ASAP. You should have malpractice insurance; but after this is over you can obtain it. Make sure the letter is for you; like the above poster suggested.
    Jul 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. 7:30 meds? Who is responsible for giving?
    As a courtesy on my unit nurses have been giving the 730 med on the previous shift. And any other change of shift med is given on the previous shift so that the next nurse won't be late on their med...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  19. Associates or Bachelors??
    Get the bachelors. It will give you more options in your career and in certain states you will be more marketable. It is true that there are ADN programs that are better than certain BSN programs as...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  20. What is the motivation for bullying?
    I suspect a stressful and hostile work environment encourages the worst in people. The last place I worked had a lot of hostile nurses and some very bitter nasty physicians. One in particular should...
    Jul 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Resources to prepare?
    I want to transfer to the ED within the next year and possibly later to a trauma center. I am very interested in trauma nursing. They have a training program at my hospital for internal candidates,...
    Jul 21
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. This week, I learned (7/18).....
    I learned that ativan can be used for nausea.
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Patients wants a back rub
    I'd give a back rub but not every time I go into the room. I had a patient who was from China and he kept asking me to rub his back. I did it once and that was it because I didn't have time to keep...
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. New grads in specialties without the basics
    Nursing students in most cases do slow down the flow of the day and that can be a problem when you're trying to get things done on time. There are also many nursing students that don't try to quicken...
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. New grads in specialties without the basics
    I think med/surg or tele is a good first step in a specialty. It is a specialty in it's own, but it builds confidence in a more predictable environment. It also teaches the nurse how to interact with...
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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