PeachTea7

PeachTea7

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PeachTea7 has 4 years experience and specializes in Medical Surgical.

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  1. Metoprolol IVP vs IVPB

    You are absolutely right! It is technically a medication error because I am administering the medication at a slower rate, but I tried to follow the policies for IV therapy on my floor. It strictly states how certain medications need to be handled by...
  2. Metoprolol IVP vs IVPB

    Thank you so so much! You are absolutely right! After the Physician was notified by the CCRN nurse that The Metoprolol was started IVPB due to the policies of the Med-Surg floor, he immediately placed another order for the CCU nurse to administer ...
  3. Metoprolol IVP vs IVPB

    Hello everyone, I work in a small rural hospital (critical access hospital) in Med-Surg. Last night, I received a patient from the ED with stated complain of left chest pain. FYI: the patient visited the ED twice this same day for stated co...
  4. Metoprolol IVP vs IVPB

    Hello everyone, I work in a small rural hospital (critical access hospital) in Med-Surg. Last night, I received a patient from the ED with stated complain of left chest pain. FYI: the patient visited the ED twice this same day for stated co...
  5. Low Census and Job dissatisfaction

    I think she was trying to steal a patient from someone. I had the admission patient and there was another pt who was CMO in the entire unit. She interrupted my dinner and ask if I wanted to just give her my admission and it took me by surprise. Now I...
  6. Low Census and Job dissatisfaction

    Thank you so much for your input and recommendation. I am definitely consiering getting a per Diem position just in case if I am call off for the day.
  7. Hello all nurses, After working in a COVID unit for practically 8 months in a floor without unit coordinators and CNAs (sometimes we have one CNA in a 30 bed floor) I decided to leave after feeling exhausted working 5-8’s= 40 hours a week. ...
  8. I sold almost all of my books online after graduating and passing NCLEX-RN. I only kept my Saunders, Med-Surg and Drug Guide books. In my current place of employment, we have access to UpToDate and other resources. I am currently in a BSN program an...
  9. References in your job experience

    I am a little under my first year of nursing experience and would like to apply for a better job. I thought about asking my current supervisor but she left for another unit. So, now it feels like starting from zero with a new supervisor if I were pla...
  10. Hello everyone, I am curious about how other nurses use job references in the job application process. I have been working as an RN on a Medical-Surgical floor and our supervisor is leaving our unit to work in another area of the hospital that she l...
  11. How to handle patient’s threats

    Thank you for your response! OMG, I have also had a patient (actually, patients with history of IV drug use) state "This place sucks!", "They don't do anything for me", "I can take better care of my pain at home". Then, when I look at them, they say ...
  12. How to handle patient’s threats

    Yes, many of them want something to be done about it, they come out of their isolation room looking for the nurse and following the nurse around the hall, unit. Providers don't have to deal with this type of stuff.
  13. How to handle patient’s threats

    Thank you for your response. What do you mean by "do the ground work first"?
  14. How to handle patient’s threats

    Thank you for your wonderful advice! I have had patients who demand to speak to a provider when they are experiencing severe pain. The times when I have approached a doctor because they were still on the floor. I have received the following comments ...
  15. How to handle patient’s threats

    Yes, I agree absolutely about a matter of fact approach, simple, direct, and easy. It is a pain when physicians or providers don't reply or call back the floor within a reasonable time frame. The patient's behavior starts to escalate or they start t...