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DextersDisciple has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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    Nursing tips and tricks: Please share.

    If I had just weaned a pt off of Levo I would not disconnect the entire line. Especially right before I left for lunch. Problem solved 🤷🏼‍♀️ Sorry I just think that fb post was a terrible example LOL
  2. I actually thought all of them did! Me and my pod partners would basically go down our row of pts and bath all of them together. The techs helped when available but regardless there was always at least one nurse bathing the pt.
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    New Grad, anxiety and possible issues with preceptor

    I would secure new employment elsewhere ASAP. This is going to continue to be a never ending nightmare. Good job getting a rep. So sorry you’ve had such an awful experience.
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    How do I succeed as a new nurse?

    I wouldn’t worry about it because this sounds about right in regards to what you can actually DO in clinical. My school did not allow us to do anything IV or even accucheks. I hesitantly asked a nurse if I could straight cath her pt (very pregnant mom waiting to go into labor with an epidural on board) and was shocked when she said “sure!” Everything else was basically med scanning, bed baths and toileting. You’re going to learn basically all of your skills on the job regardless of your clinical experience. Best of luck to you!
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    When Your Preceptee is a Know-it-All

    Oh Cmon, really??
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    New Graduate Resume

    I was always taught ( in school and by actual nurse recruiters) that they dont want to see anymore than 1 page for a resume. I would actually delete the entire skills section as it just lists your clinical hours in detail. The number of hours you spent in clinical should reflect on your transcript ( it will show you completed the required amount to graduate). Also you could shorten the amount of bullet points your have in your work history descriptions-shouldn’t be more than 2-3 bullets per job. Your resume is very organized and very well written. Great job and best of luck to you! Highly recommend listing what EMR you have experience with.
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    Finding a job with pending accusation

    Since when? I was thinking the opposite. In my experience BiPap pts we’re constantly ripping off their masks so restraints are absolutely necessary. Sounds like they could go downhill pretty fast if they weren’t compliant with the BiPap.
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    Mama RN Needs Advice on Childcare Options

    This. My nursing school would send out an email every month with babysitting/pet sitting jobs from local families. Families liked the idea of having a reliable and already background checked nursing student. Having BLS helped too. I loved my babysitting jobs!
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    Am I overreacting?

    Procedural nurses with critical care backgrounds (cath lab, IR) are being floated to units when the surge comes. Same concept of team nursing -1 primary ICU RN + 1 ICU RNs for 3/4 pts. We are considered helpers so we do not have own our assignment. He owes ICU Nurses with no CVICU background won’t responsible for ballon pumps, LVADs, ECMO etc but can help with anything else.
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    OCN vs ONS certification

    ONS is not a certification it is a group you can become a member of. You will need to start by getting your chemotherapy certification. It’s a course offered through the ONS with a test at the end that you have to pass. Once you do that, you can officially hang chemo. It won’t add any extra letters to your name. as said above, an OCN is the same idea as a CCRN. However this is something that should wait until you have more experience under your belt. I don’t know if there is a certain amount of experience (I.e 1 year) you are required to have or you can just take the Certification exam whenever you want.
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    orientation without preceptor

    Run now and don’t look back!
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    Port-A-Cath

    Interesting point 👍🏻
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    Critical care Q

    This is clearly a poorly edited copy and paste homework question. do those lab values look normal to you? Why or why not?
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    Terminated the third week into my orientation

    I wouldn’t want an hour commute either. What I was trying to say was apply to more hospitals that are also doable commute wise. This way you won’t be tempted to keep looking at your previous employer due to the much quicker commute.
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    Pros & cons: working at a small vs large hospital?

    Well do you want to work with higher acuity pts? The sicker pts will be at the larger hospital. I work For a large hospital and one of the small hospitals it owns. I like the change of pace and the community hospital feel. I usually know most people I see In the halls by name and always say good morning To those I don’t. Neuro PCU sounds awful. Very Confused/agitated but not sick enough to be intubated and sedated? Chances are you’ll have 3-4 pts all trying to climb out of bed at the same time. I worked in a med surg/neuro ICU and that was tough enough with just 2 semi-conscious confused pts to take care of. And since it a brand new unit I’m sure there will be manyyy kinks that will need to be worked out from the get-go.
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    Terminated the third week into my orientation

    You may be eligible but like I said, word spreads. Chances are managers will want to hire one of the many applicants who do not have a history of tardiness. Not trying to rub it in but it’s just how it is. It sounds like you really like this hospital but the time you waste trying to get rehired is time better spent filling out applications and interviewing at other facilities. Good luck with your job search.
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