Nurse Ratched RN

Geriatrics/Oncology/Psych/College Health

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Nurse Ratched is a RN and specializes in Geriatrics/Oncology/Psych/College Health.

Married, child-free, recovering nerd

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    Geriatric Nail Care

    You might want to check out the entrepreneurship forum here for nurses starting their own businesses :).
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    Dating Patients

    Since this is a resurrected thread with a new twist on the question, let's stick to that question. Specifically, the poster wishes to know if it's OK to date a now-former pt. I suspect that *somewhere* in her hospital's policies this is referenced....
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    Advice for new clinic job

    Sticking your post as the start to this thread :). First advice, especially for the lower income folks: know your patient assistance programs :). Outpatient nursing is all about keeping patients outpatient lol. Being aware o...
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    How are your patients scheduled?

    I do also agree that one runs into risks having receptionists essentially triaging. Physical symptoms are very squishy to define at times, and it seems like a nurse should be the one asking the questions to elicit additional information for determin...
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    PLEASE HELP!!! so embarassed about sweating!

    Talk to your health care provider. There is a medical condition called hyperhidrosis (excess sweating) and there are treatments, including a prescription strength antiperspirant, if that's what you're dealing with :). ETA: missed that HisDaughterJea...
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    I feel like such an idiot

    In a few years you'll be running through your CPR steps in your sleep. :) (I cried in trach care lab.)
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    Excelsior RN accepted in Tennessee? Here's a link - you may just want to to call them :). I'm certain that this is a common question for that office, and they can also fill you in on any potential bills in the works r/t distance ...
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    Excelsior RN accepted in Tennessee?

    I've moved this post to its own new thread so it does't get lost in the unrelated thread. The SBON of Tennessee should specify exactly what type of education is required to meet their standards for issuing an RN license.
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    Physiotherapist from Belgrade

    Hello, Welcome to allnurses. I am unsure whether you are a physical therapist or a physiatrist (which is medical specialty.) Both are separate from nursing and require different education, licensing and exams. I'm not sure anyone here can help wit...
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    Elopement policy

    My experience has been that this is more of a reimbursement issue. Insurers paying for expensive inpatient stays take a similar view: that if you can be unattended off the unit, you're not sick enough to be in the hospital. (When I was first working...
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    HIPAA was not meant to interfere with continuity of care. Since the patient will likely be returning to same nursing home, and will probably require a pre-discharge visit from a staff person to insure they are still able to meet that resident's need...
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    Day Planner

    Any old calendar works for me as long as I use it consistently and refer to it daily (or more often) to make sure I'm not missing anything. Call me old-fashioned - I like my Far Side Desk Calendar. Paper, spiral bound, no special pocket for a calc...
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    NP Psych opportunies

    It might also be helpful to be able express what drew you to psych as your NP specialty. I'm certain you must have had more unofficial experience with psych patients than you're giving yourself credit for :). Reflect on your exposures to the psych ...
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    BSN? What are the benifits?

    Extra education is never wasted :). Look ahead to your future. Your situation may be different later and some job opportunites may require a BSN that is much more inconvenenient to obtain after you're married, have kids, have been away from school ...
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    problems with my CGFNS application.. help me, im new here

    Merged duplicate threads here into the international forum.