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  1. Nursing Instructors Would Rather see You Fail than Succeed
    So you withdrew after the write up came to light...was it something that was going to get you thrown out? If not, then you failed yourself. And in the real RN World, are you going to quit every...
    Sep 2, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Are you expected to work on a unit you haven't oriented to?
    Our float pools go by service. Adult ICU goes to all adult ICU and can be pulled to floors if needed. Floor floats stay on floors, they don't have ICU training. Only time they go to ICU is if the...
    Sep 2, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Do you get hit/spit on? Does body fluids splash on you?
    Absolutely lol
    Sep 1, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. New Grad, work calling on days off
    Unless you want the extra money just tell them no thanks. Or look and see if they are short on a day you have nothing planned and want a little extra cash and tell them you can work that day. ...
    Aug 31, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Do you get hit/spit on? Does body fluids splash on you?
    Grossest thing to date: Putting an NG down a young lady with a bowel obstruction due to her Crohn's. Young lady projectile vomits a few liters of fecal matter vomit all down the front of me, neck...
    Aug 30, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Can anyone help me with blood transfusion question
    You should refer to hospital policy for their VS protocol. Ours is at start, 15 minutes later, end. A reaction typically will happen within the first 15 minutes.
    Aug 29, '15
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  7. The Controversy: Mandatory Flu Vaccines
    I have always got a flu shot. It is mandatory where I work, get it or be be out of a job. I have no concerns about the shot, I got H1N1 at the endof the "epidemic", I have never been so sick...
    Aug 26, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Attorney contacted me about lawsuit
    Usually a plaintiff attorney doesn't contact you, they contact the legal department of the defendent hospital with a list of people they have taken from the chart in question. The hospital risk...
    Aug 24, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. How to tell the experienced nurse to slow down
    My way has worked for 30 years.
    Aug 24, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Attorney contacted me about lawsuit
    Quietriot, have you been to court or deposed on a hospital matter. Several of us have been and believe me, you should meet with hospital legal before you get subpoenaed. Makes life a whole lot...
    Aug 23, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Help! accreditation question!!!
    I will tell you this: We see a box school on your app, we toss it. Most large teaching hospitals will.
    Aug 23, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. How to tell the experienced nurse to slow down
    Why would she "shut her trap"? As a preceptor, it is part of your role to educate and guide this person. You should always approach the person first with your concerns. If the behavior continues...
    Aug 22, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Attorney contacted me about lawsuit
    Basically, what they are looking for is that the chain of command was followed. I was involved in a case like this. They questioned all of us who documented. All you go by is your charting. ...
    Aug 21, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Attorney contacted me about lawsuit
    Exactly. I tried to only answer yes to a question I was asked and then the judge ordered me to answer the question fully. It is all dependent on the question, the lawyer and the judge. I think...
    Aug 21, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Attorney contacted me about lawsuit
    In my area parents have 18 years to file. I was just in one last year and the kid was 21 years old (took 3 years for it to get to court). Chew on that for a bit. Everyone has given great...
    Aug 20, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Attorney contacted me about lawsuit
    This is typical, they name everyone in a fishing expedition. it doesn't matter if you work there or not or whether you feel you owe them or not. You pretty much dont have a choice. They will...
    Aug 20, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Attorney contacted me about lawsuit
    You'll most likely get a subpoena. I can tell you from experience that this is just not a pleasant thing to go thru. Was this the hospital attorney for the defense or the plaintiff's attorney? If...
    Aug 20, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. "Maintenance dose" math question.
    Always read it all the way. Usually loading doses are not combined with a maintenance dose.
    Aug 19, '15
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  19. What will happen if you miss a college class?
    Look at to see if there is an attendance requirement. I know many of my daughter's professors had one. That being said, make sure you email the prof and tell them you won't be there and why. Just...
    Aug 19, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Nicu/peds float - becoming competent
    Same as above unless it is one our staff who have gone PRN or worked in PICU, then we give them more complex kids. We appreciate PRN people, and we give them easier assignments because honestly,...
    Aug 18, '15
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  21. OG Tubes..
    These tubes aren't like the old ones that were very stiff and big. I asked our OT about the mandible idea and she said it doesn't interfere with much, and we change to ng when we begin PO feeds.
    Aug 18, '15
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  22. I handled this poorly.  What would you do?
    Your management should have been notified and then it is in their hands. If he has done it to others then this is a problem that needs dealt with.
    Aug 17, '15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Looking for some support on how to keep focused in the face of short staffing and pressure
    No, actually it isn't. We have staffing ratios here. Step down kids can be 4:1, NICU level any where from 3:1 to 1:1. My only suggestion is to map out your whole shift hour by hour for each...
    Aug 17, '15
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  24. Does Anyone Use NICU View?
    We talked about getting them in our new unit but are hesitant because of the things you stated. One other NICU in our area has them but they only turn them on at certain times of the day. Our...
    Aug 17, '15
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  25. How to tell the experienced nurse to slow down
    It really is not a battle to pick. If you are precepting, it is your job to make sure the person is doing things correctly and according to policy/procedure. Just because someone has 20 years...
    Aug 17, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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