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  1. New to ER, coworker makes me feel stupid.
    I can understand your frustration and agree with the other poster quote by Eleanor Roosevelt. As difficult as it may be being in a new work environment and your 'go to person' difficult to approach...
    Jun 15
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  2. Pet peeve, bad practice, or overly critical?
    It depends on the patient/situation. Use your nursing judgement. I agree it's a great way to assess the skin etc. Plus a CHG bath and doing a quick turn doesn't take long at all in most cases....
    Dec 6, '14
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  3. Should i give references even if i'm still at my current job?
    Exactly. I understand. Just let them know, so no one is surprised. Also some travel companies like to know once you complete a contract if you can provide a reference from someone at that...
    Dec 6, '14
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  4. Should i give references even if i'm still at my current job?
    I don't see why not, you will eventually have to give a notice to your employer you are going to be leaving. That 1 month will fly by before you know it. I would first let your manager know, then...
    Dec 6, '14
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  5. CNA License
    There is a state board test you do or 'did' have to take. When I was a CNA, I received a certificate from my school that I completed the course. Then became eligible to take the state test, which...
    Dec 6, '14
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  6. Would you hold Metformin fot a BS level of 149
    I personally wouldn't hold it. Do you know why your supervisor requested you hold it? Does the patient have a diet ordered? Are they NPO for a procedure? Have they been having problems with...
    Mar 8, '14
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  7. Teamwork: A Recipe for Positive Patient Outcome and Self Satisfaction
    i love this article, teamwork AND a good work ethic go hand in hand. I do however believe in the fine balance of work and family life, however I have no problem helping out my co-workers if my...
    Feb 27, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Why did you pick your username?
    I picked my username because I believe that strength unifies us as people. In a whole to me a nurse is a strong person, you are the backbone, the one people look to for help and most of all support....
    Oct 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. IVPB Question
    I would hang it with a NS as a primary and infuse the Flagyl as a secondary. Just due to the logic of wanting to get all that antibiotic infused to my patient. I am not sure what kind of IV access...
    Oct 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Nurses eating and drinking at the nurses station
    I agree with you, it's sad we don't always have enough time to walk away for a few minutes to sip a beverage. The whole eating at the nurses station is not allowed at my hospital, but it still...
    Jul 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. So unhappy with my career
    Oh no no no, stop right there. Don't be so hard on yourself. I know you are a driven person I mean you were evidently a mom during school, and we all know nursing school is no easy walk in the park,...
    Jul 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Advice for an EMT in Nursing school
    The reason I strongly suggest a NCLEX book is to help prepare you for the test you take in nursing school. A good nursing school will give NCLEX type questions on the test. For those of us who are in...
    Jul 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Advice for an EMT in Nursing school
    There is a definitely a difference between the emergency side of healthcare vs. bedside care in the hospital setting. However I think any experience in medical will be a big plus. However I admired...
    Jul 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Are we overworking the CNA's or are we lacking teamwork?
    I agree with you! The CNA's work just as hard as the nurse if not harder. The way I look at my job as a nurse is I have a bunch of different duties to do, and I need to pull my team together and...
    Jul 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. How to prepare for tele floor test
    I agree you should know all the rhythms. I would take a systematic approach to each rhythm as they present it to you. 1. Is it reg or irregular? 2. Count the ventricular and atrial rate. 3. Are...
    Jul 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. hourly rounding
    In my facility we are expected to fill out a hourly rounding sheet, checking with the time we enter the room, assess for pain, noise, make sure the call light is in place, etc. I personally feel...
    Jul 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. i hold or give?
    I think this is a great question and alot of the other posters added great points. I also wanted to point out that depending on how lethargic your patient is, giving them something to swallow isn't a...
    May 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Chlorhexidine Baths
    we have been using the chlorhexidine wipes in my unit for about 2.5 years now? i dont mind them, did take a while to get use to them. the one thing i have noticed is the decrease in fungal...
    May 10, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  19. Level 2 CNA?
    CNA's passing meds in what kind of healthcare setting? We want to save money? But how safe is this for the patient?
    May 4, '11
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  20. night workers- how do you keep a normal routine/life?
    Nights isn't really that bad, though it has it advantages and disadvantages just like any other schedule. I have been on nights since 2004, and I remember the first month or two it took me a while to...
    May 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion