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firstly, u need to remember that you cannot control there responses or actions - the only thing u can control is how u respond to them...be it their critisism or there work. Secondly, give people a higher regard then your opinion - that doesn't mean compromising on a patient care issue....it means giving a little when u can. Thirdly, give them the benefit of the doubt!. Forth, remember that the attitude with which u view your colleagues will determine to a large extent your perception of how they feel about you!..Finally...Dont get defensive - if your right thats ok - if your not just admit it, apologise and move on (there is still no such thing as a perfect nurse!!), make any conflict a learning experience...also remember that it is not them rather US - u are one of them - i.e. the same team...hopefully moving together for mutual advantage...
BE RELIABLE, APPROACHABLE, REASSURING / AFFIRMING / ENCOURAGING, RESOURCEFUL, ROLE MODEL...most of all congratulations on the great job u are doing in what is a difficult situation...I hope this all helps
I work in a level 3 ER (on trauma bypass)within Australia. The nearest trauma centre is about 10 miles away, so we tend to see a lot of 'walk in' trauma and 'scoop and run' trauma.
I am currently revising and establishing a nursing trauma flow sheet - aimed at our level of response i.e. we do not have a trauma team, and are minimally resourced.
I am also looking at a checklist and trauma transfer protocal.
I would love to hear from anyone working in a similar setting, or having experience with developing similar protocals
Hi from Australia,
We are currently using chlorpromazine as an IV infusion in NSaline 1000ml. It is often preceded by a fluid bolus of 500 - 1000cc, as chlopromazine often causes hypotension. The usual dose is 12.5 - 25mg in a 1000cc bag saline over 1 hour. So far - no reported incidences of it failing!
The only obstruction to the advancement and survival of nursing, is nurses themselves. We readily identify and then proclaim the problems with administrators, and those percieved to have control of nursing, but fail to stop and look at ourselves. The survival of nursing begins at home - we need to find a common thread, flock together and stop "eating our own". Only then may we stand together and as a body, move forward towards achievable greater goals.
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