lisa1130 635 Views
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Thanks for all of the input...very helpful and much appreciated!!
I appreciate all of the responses, advice and personal stories. I will definitely keep all of it in mind when I am confronted with such a situation. Thanks for all of the help....and feel free to share more similar experiences!
I am a first-year nursing student and a somewhat skeptical person. Since a large amount of information that we obtain about a patient is self-reported from the actual patient, I'm wondering how do you know whether or not the truth is being told? What is the appropriate action to take if a patient is suspected of lying about there condition.....either for wanting more drugs, more attention, sympathy, etc.? What are some other reasons of why a patient would manipulate the system? Responses/discussions are greatly appreciated! :typing Thanks.
Thank you very much for your response. That gives me a good idea of what to expect!
Hi all! I am looking to find a fun but challenging Externship for the Summer of 2006. Does anyone have any suggestions of how I should go about finding the best one that will suit me? I have looked at hospital websites but am having trouble finding anything about externships. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks so much!
I am a nursing student trying to decide which shift (day/night) is generally recommended for new graduates. I would like to know the pros and cons of working during the daytime verses nighttime. Are there differences in workload, stress, nurse/patient relationship, amount of patients, etc.? Is it different for different units? Is it easy to adjust from sleeping at night to sleeping during the day? For the most part, I understand that the decision is highly individualized, but any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
[FONT=Arial Narrow]I am a first-year nursing student and I have had the experience of caring for only one patient at a time in the hospital setting. Therefore I feel that I can obtain as much information as possible, complete all of the necessary paperwork, and provide optimal care and attention to the patient. I feel that one patient is time-consuming enough. I am usually scrambling by the end of the day to finish paperwork and such. I am worried about not having enough time to complete everything once I am assigned to 2, 3, or more patients at a time. Are there any suggestions on how to balance multiple patients while still providing the best care to each one? Is it better to provide care for each patient one at a time, or is it better to give all meds, do all assessments...etc. I'm not so great at time management, so any help on how to prepare for the increased workload would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance for your responses!
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