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Lev <3, BSN, RN 53,979 Views

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Anatomy of a Code: A Guide for Nurses Working in Adult Non-Critical Care Units

Initial Response: Oh no! Your patient has gone unresponsive on you. First thing to do is a quick pulse check of their carotid artery. If you do not detect a pulse within five to ten seconds and...

A Push for the Return of Team Nursing in Medical –Surgical and Telemetry/Step-down Units

Welcome to the world of team nursing, where two nurses and a nursing assistant share the burden of a larger assignment but have the advantage of teamwork. As a nursing student and new nurse, I heard...

What I Wish Would Change/Be Different

Cartoon and "cutesy" patterned scrubs. (Disclaimer: I do wear patterned scrubs.) Nurses and CNAs are the only healthcare workers I see who wear patterned scrubs. I have never seen a MD or PA wear...

What I Would Love To Send to My Hospital's Inpatient DON

This is what needs to be instituted to keep your nurses and patients happy: Mandated nurse to patient ratios The suggested ratios are: 1:5 Acute care, 1:4-5 Observation 1:4-5 Surgical acute,...

Dear Hospital Administrators

Dear Hospital Administrators, Hello, from one of your high or low performing hospital's staff nurses. Who? Oh right...the nurses who keep my hospital running but I don't even see what's in...

NCLEX Facts and FAQ

Post your NCLEX related questions on this thread. NCLEX-RN test plan: lite https://www.ncsbn.org/2013_NCLEX_RN_Test_Plan.pdf longer...

Entering My 18th Month of Bedside Nursing...What I Have Learned.

I look back at the past year and half plus and I can hardly believe I am here. I sometimes wish I was still back in school under the watchful eye of a clinical instructor or preceptor, with time to...

Advice for Nursing Students: How to Thrive at Clinical Rotations

Here are some do's and dont's of interacting with the nursing staff at your inpatient clinical rotation sites. These are just some suggestions based on my observations. 1) Arrive on time ...


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