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PsychNurseWannaBe BSN, RN

Psych, LTC, Nursing Management, WCC
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PsychNurseWannaBe has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Psych, LTC, Nursing Management, WCC.

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    PICC dressing change nurses notes

    I guess it depends. Our changes are put on the MAR, so we sign it off plus the other info we fill out on the MAR. Measure the length from point of insertion to the hub and measuring three inches about the site and then the circumference of the arm. And changing the caps. Also changing the caps after pulling blood off the PICC. Flushes are also on the MAR Also every shift we have to monitor the site. But if I had to chart it, I agree with others. Keep it simple.
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    My Cushy Per Diem Job

    No...no I don't have a cushy job. LOL. Well... I guess compared to other LTC facilities I have a good gig. Outstanding benefits, with great pay, differentials... but I do work my butt off more times than not. Depends on what unit I am on. I don't like to be bored. I'll call my supervisor and help another nurse out.
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    nursing theory

    Also, if you are a student (not sure), maybe ask an admin to move this to the student section.
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    nursing theory

    I won't flame ya! :) To the original poster there are many theories. Could you give more information? And yes some theories are rather....well, elitist.
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    Licensure/Certification Abbreviation help!

    The way mentioned above is the way I was taught. I don't really add my stuff on except for the RN. As a certified wound care nurse, I could append that, or my education, but really I am in a hurry. Don't have time for that. LOL. Really only my resume or job application has my full stuff on it.
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    group management project- need HELP please!

    Just thought of another resource. Public health nurses at a city/county health department.
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    group management project- need HELP please!

    I would also look at the hospitals website. They normally offer smoking cessation classes and will have some information for you to utilize...such as support groups. Reach out to area occupation health nurse. Doesn't necessarily have to be a hospital. Bigger businesses have them.
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    Help w/email to manager for position!

    Just want to add: Plus with going through HR, they know what positions are open and so if you aren't a fit for one area, they might know another area that will take new grads. They will normally ask you what your interests are. So you will get more bang for your buck with HR. A successful interview with them could open multiple doors. Good Luck
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    Help w/email to manager for position!

    Wouldn't you have to go through HR for open positions. Managers normally don't do the first steps of things. HR interviews and then pass the information along. As a past manager, I would not like emails from people looking for a position. I didn't have time to field emails as I had my own work to do. That's what HR is for. It's their specialty. I normally did the second interview after HR contacted me to see what times worked.
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    snf duties at night?

    Normally you are hopefully finishing up the med pass if it is set at 20:00 and you start at 19:00 until 21:00. I can usually get it done around that time but it depends on how big the unit is and how complex the residents are... blood sugars, insulin, neb treatments, wounds/treatments, tube feedings, trachs. After I get done then restocking the med cart and cleaning up. Then you gotta chart (daily, weekly progress notes, Medicare). I try to get a chunk of charting done during the 18:00 time but that depends on how many orders were left for me and how many providers rounded and left their orders. If things have come up, care plans are made, labs to order, faxes and provider updates for when they come next, report to the supervisor for their house report. Pharmacy comes with the bigger shipment on PMs by me and that can mean between 21:00 or later. Normally later when I am trying to do my bath sheets and filling out incidents reports if I find anything on them. Count narcs with my neighboring unit, report from CNAs, tape report, finally go to the bathroom :)...and hopefully go home on time.
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    Can someone with anorexia with diabetes be experiencing hypoglycemia?

    One last thing and I swear I am off to bed. If the person isn't drinking as well either, she is taking a diuretic and could be dehydrated. Her fluid and electrolytes could be off which could contribute to a fall, confusion, decreased appetite.
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    Can someone with anorexia with diabetes be experiencing hypoglycemia?

    As a diabetic, I have learned that diabetics experience the disease differently (I'm generalizing) But for me, I don't get the typical S/S of hypo or hyperglycemia at times. The only way to know is for me to check my blood sugar. I could feel completely fine and be well over 200 and there are times I feel sick and I'm within parameters. The person could be having a hypoglycemic reaction. For example, if I give myself insulin and drop quite a bit of points rapidly but now I am "normal", I sometimes will get sick because I dropped too fast. A hypoglycemic reaction is not simply that a person is actually hypoglycemic.... if that makes sense. Short story long. LOL... alert the MD and see about getting some blood sugar readings.
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    Why do some States keep making LPN/LVN's prove themselves over and over!!!

    All I can say, is if you move to a new state.... you play by their rules. I wouldn't take it personally.
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    Nursing care plan help

    Does your professor care if you do a risk for care plan versus an actual care plan? For example he has pain.
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    scope of practice

    I have no clue. It probably would depend on your state. Some how you would have to be able to state your competency on the matter. As a certified wound care nurse, I always speak with PT about helping me out and if they can, I get an order and then we work together. They do their thing and I do mine. We work together on it.
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    Nursing Help

    I always subscribed to the student companion website from the book. Has practice questions, in depth charts and graphs, videos etc. It really helped me out. It was always free.