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dream'n BSN, RN

UR/PA, Hematology/Oncology, Med Surg, Psych
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dream'n has 27 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in UR/PA, Hematology/Oncology, Med Surg, Psych.

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  1. dream'n

    January is Blood Donor Month!

    I'm ineligible to donate in the US because I lived in England for years during the 1980s. You are not eligible to donate if: From January 1, 1980, through December 31, 1996, you spent (visited or lived) a cumulative time of 3 months or more, in the United Kingdom (UK), or From January 1, 1980, to present, you had a blood transfusion in any country(ies) in the (UK) or France. The UK includes any of the countries listed below. Channel Islands England Falkland Islands Gibraltar Isle of Man Northern Ireland Scotland Wales OR You were a member of the U.S. military, a civilian military employee, or a dependent of a member of the U.S. military who spent a total time of 6 months on or associated with a military base in any of the following areas during the specified time frames From 1980 through 1990 - Belgium, the Netherlands (Holland), or Germany From 1980 through 1996 - Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Italy or Greece. You spent (visited or lived) a cumulative time of 5 years or more from January 1, 1980, to present, in any combination of country(ies) in Europe, including in the UK from 1980 through 1996 as listed above on or associated with military bases as described above, and in other countries in Europe as listed below: Albania Austria Azores Belgium Bosnia/Herzegovina Bulgaria Canary Islands Croatia Czech Republic Denmark Finland France French Guiana Germany Greece Hungary Ireland (Republic of) Italy Kosovo Le Reunion Liechtenstein Luxembourg Macedonia Martinique Montenegro Netherlands (Holland) Norway Poland Portugal Romania Serbia Slovak Republic Slovenia Spain Spanish North African Territories (Penon de Velez De la Gomera, Penon de Alhucemas, Islas Chafarinas, and the cities of Centa and Melilla) Sweden Switzerland Yugoslavia (or the former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia)
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    Is the future of ER Nursing I-stats?

    If the lab is taking too long to run STATs, then that is an issue that the lab needs to solve. It should not be pushed on nursing like everything else is. Sometimes it seems that any issue another department encounters, the answer is "we'll have the nurses do it" instead of fixing the problem in the responsible department. Rooms not being turned over quickly enough by housekeeping, "we'll have the nurses pick up the slack." Not enough pharm techs to bring up the urgent medication, "we'll have the nurse run down for it." Not enough transport personnel, "we'll have the nurses transport."
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    I failed nursing school!

    I think Radiology Technology sounds like a great area to get into. It's fairly diverse with the ability to specialize in ultrasound, MRI, etc. Maybe that is something you should look into.
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    New Nurse Venting

    It will take time to learn such a new area of nursing. Try taking your guidelines home with you at night and study, study, study. Look up what you don't know. Make it your goal to learn as much as possible and to eventually become an expert in the area of women's health and fertility. Ask questions of the other staff and the mean Dr. Tell them you are striving to learn and provide the best possible care. Don't take their crap personally. Be polite and professional, even if they are not. You work to live, not live to work. Don't give up so easily. Throughout your nursing career you will often find positions that don't train well and coworkers that aren't helpful, but you can always teach yourself and reach out when needed to others (even though it can be hard when they are dismissive)
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    where are admins tonight?

    This seems to be happening every night lately
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    Work from home RN jobs? Pros and Cons?

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    Work from home RN jobs? Pros and Cons?

    I work from home and have scheduled hours. I am salaried, but if I work over my allotted hours, I am able to use it as paid time off for appointments, etc. without having to use PTO. There isn't such a thing as working until the work is done where I'm employed. This is because the work coming in is never ending. Therefore at quitting time, you're finished for the day and pick up where you left off the next morning. If things are piling up or urgent (not often) you continue and finish them, but again you will be able to use the overtime as time off.
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    Is my (50K) BSN worthless?

    It sounds perhaps like you are having issues with critical thinking? Are you mostly task oriented?
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    Central Line Direct Observation Auditing

    If I'm remembering correctly, I think that our hospital audited all central lines daily. Although maybe it was every other day? It is a big hospital. I do believe it was Respiratory therapy that audited them.
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    Nursing Smells You Love?

    I love the smell of oral potassium, it's smells like oranges and citrus. But all the patients said it tasted like **** and was really bitter. Oh and the purple Dimetapp, do they still sell that? I loved the smell of it.
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    IV Push Meds

    When I worked the floor, only about 3 1/2 years ago, I always looked up my IV push meds unless I already was aware of how to give it. That's just safe practice. I kept my own Nursing 2015 medication book in my locker. I wonder if any of the nurses you work with just slam in the Lasix and have had a patient lose their hearing. I wouldn't take any shortcuts with medication administration. Remember if something happens, it'll be you in front of the BON. When in question about anything, I always took a moment and thought about what my justification would be if I was ever called into the Board. That always clarified the question for me.
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    I need advice about leaving a job!

    If you are giving notice but only plan on working the 1st day of it, why don't you just quit outright? Working only 1 day of your notice is basically the same thing. Maybe I'm not understanding exactly what it is you are saying.
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    Am I Fit for Nursing?! HELP

    Only my 2 cents. Nursing is a tough career, even when you really want it sometimes. In some areas of the country, the job security and opportunities aren't as plentiful as the media would have you believe. Dermatology nursing jobs may also be rare. Most MD offices hire MAs.
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    Consequences?

    I think he or she will be in serious hot water with the BON and the police. That's practicing medicine without a license, foraging prescriptions, and theft. It isn't just malpractice, it's breaking state and federal laws.
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    Where are my work-at-home homies?

    I work in a medical review position for the government. I literally prayed and prayed for the job and feel very blessed. I honestly have never been happier. But I definitely don't make 6 figures My pay is consistent with the average.
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    Where are my work-at-home homies?

    I love it! One of my favorite things is no commute. That cuts 1 1/2 hours out of my day and it's wonderful. And even though it's silly, I like not having to pack a lunch. I can just get up from the desk at lunchtime and walk to the fridge. Not having to lay out my outfit the night before work is good too. My stress level has decreased a tremendous amount. After working at the bedside, I am so happy to work in peace without having to run around like crazy.
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