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    Jul 29, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  2. How is your staffing ratio
    Our unit holds 14 pts. Depending upon the acuity & medical comorbidities, it can definitely be extremely overwhelming. I also have two techs unless we have 1:1 pts. We currently have 11 pts. & 4...
    Aug 24, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  3. New Grad Salary
    I am an associate degree RN in UT. I worked med/surg in a hospital in PA for 4 yrs. & was making $27.78 an hr. when I quit. I am making $28.00 an hour at a psych hospital that I have been at for...
    Jan 20, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  4. Tell me more about psychiatric nursing...
    I agree with all the above posters. I was lucky enough to be a CNA in a hospital when I became an RN. Resultantly, I easily & luckily got a job there. It was a med-surg floor in a big hospital. We...
    Aug 11, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  5. Errors that you caught...
    New nurse that I worked with did not know that secondary IVs needed to be connected to a Y site above IV pump in order to control rate of flow & hung a potassium fast drip piggy-backed it into a Y...
    Aug 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  6. What are your thoughts on patients who request no male nurses taking care of them?
    I have not read the entire thread but just wanted to throw in my two cents. To take the embarrassment off the pt & family requesting that they have a female nurse instead of me I just put on a smile...
    Jul 27, '12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  7. Certified Nursing Assistants - The Nurses think we have it so easy.
    Wow... I was a CNA for 3 yrs in LTC & 4 yrs in a hospital before becoming an RN. Previous posters are correct in that the RN really does take the brunt of it all. I have gotten hit & spit on just...
    Jul 27, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  8. Is giving meds early common??
    Our floor has a policy where we give anti hypertensives, psyche meds, & pain meds while NPO. We also give 1/2 or all of long acting insulin if NPO dependent upon if they are DMTI or DMTII. For...
    Apr 16, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing