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megananne7 specializes in Assisted Living, Med-Surg/CVA specialty.

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    New admits at shift change

    I worked 7a-7p yesterday and my charge nurse told me at about 6:30p that we were getting an admit - we printed out her info from the ED even thought we both knew the pt wouldnt be coming up until after I'd left. Well at 6:53pm the ED calls and wants to give me report - I explain that I'd take "report" (most of the time they just say "Have you read the paperwork? Are you ready for them?" and no report). However, I did tell the nurse I wasn't the nurse that would be taking care of the pt - we were at shift change and havent even gotten a chance to start report. She finally asked if we were ready for the pt, so I put her on hold for a second to ask the nurse who was relieving me (who was also charge that night -- our night charges have a full group as well) AND the current charge if they wanted me to ask if they could wait a little. They both agreed to wait till at least the nurse could get through report. I asked the ED nurse to wait 15-20 minutes, and she says "Ugh... yea, I guess I'll just tell my charge" and hangs up. I've noticed a pattern of the ED cleaning out their pts that need admitted RIGHT at shift change, which is a pain in the ass for us floor nurses - but is it really too much to ask of an ED nurse to wait a little bit?
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    can you work...

    I worked on weekends only when I was in college for my ADN - My job was one where I sat and answered phones, so in between calls I was able to study. In terms of clinicals, it depends on what rotation you were in. All the Med Surg clinicals normally were on the same day/time every week, but some of my instructors for Peds/OB changed it up every week, but they gave you a calendar of the entire rotation so you could schedule around it
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    PPD results

    Changing jobs! and the first 2 tests were "lost"
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    what is the nursing.....

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    Paranormal phenomena?

    Here's a big thread with lots of stories https://allnurses.com/forums/f8/whats-your-best-nursing-ghost-story-108202.html
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    Can a nursing student use the word "code"?

    I don't see why you can't use the term Code Blue, as long as that's the code the facility your at uses for an arrest. If there's a code, there's a code! Dont be afraid to be obnxious to get attention and help if you really need it!
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    PPD results

    I havent had a positive PPD, but I've had the nursescreening me take me to the head of employee health. She took one look at me, saw I was a fair skinned, freckled redhead and said it was an allergy. Of course, I've had 3-4 PPDs in the past year and the "reaction" keeps getting bigger and bigger. Actually, my last one was SORE. After about 24 hours, I did have a reddened area about the size of a dime, but it wasnt indurated. Here's some pics: http://images.google.com/images?q=positive+mantoux&um=1&hl=en&sa=2
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    How to get in?

    I never worked as a CNA, but at my hospital the nurses on Peds don't have CNAs to utilize. I dont know about L&D, but we've had mother-baby CNAs get floated to my unit.
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    I posted this in this post; https://allnurses.com/forums/f8/have-you-ever-gone-find-patient-dead-what-happened-127107-8.html#post2920717 I like to think maybe she was waiting for someone to come in the room before she went completely asystole, to not die alone. Her death was a blessing, considering she was (I hope) unintentionally being neglected at home.
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    Had my first code last night

    Good job! Does your hospital have a rapid response team? My hospital does and one of the criteria for calling them into action is just "something doesnt feel right" or nurses intuition.
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    Ever heard of fomites, doc?

    Ive seen plenty of docs go in and out of isolation rooms with no gown or gloves
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    HIV+ residents

    Maybe I'M ignorant in thinking that we've reached a period of time where people realize HOW HIV is transmitted, and when I read the original post, I thought the poster was a troll.
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    SP CVP Insertion?

    It was a PICC insertion. But we had to wait until today to get it inserted since the pt has MR and we needed to get consent from her legal appointed guardian
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    SP CVP Insertion?

    Had a patient who had this ordered this afternoon. Our MDs have a computer order system - The PA's order read "SP CVP Insertion" and the reason for the order was "pneumonia". I asked 2 other more experience nurses (including charge) what it was and neither of them knew.
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    Choosing NS or another baby, or both?

    Off topic: Did anyone read this as the person choosing between a baby or normal saline? I got confused for a minute. I need to go to bed
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    Pain scale is missing a key element

    I've heard nurses saying (mainly to women) "0 is no pain, and 10 is childbirth"