Tait MSN, RN

Acute Care Cardiac, Education, Prof Practice

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Tait has 16 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Acute Care Cardiac, Education, Prof Practice.

I have spent 12 years in nursing. My experience ranges from bedside cardiac/complex med tele (4+years) to hospital and new graduate RN onboarding (5 years) , Pain and Spine (1 year), and now Professional Practice Manager and Interim New Graduate Residency Coordinator (shared leadership, strategic planning for Pathway to Excellence, RN recognition and professional development support). Five years as a member or leader of our Patient and Family Advisory Council.

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    Clinical Rotation Expectations

    Excellent answer. I need to clarify. I am a Coordinator for Education Affiliations for the hospital system. We are having issues with professionalism in terms instructors and students. This is one reason for needing a lit of professional expectations...
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    I prefer scrubs with a nice embroidered lab coat. Approachable but with a bit of authority. Only issue would be patients confusing you for a doc but that will probably happen anyway. Congratulations on your new role!
  3. Good afternoon fellow educators, I am working on a handbook for our clinical faculty/faculty liaisons for a four hospital system. Without getting bogged down in the details of what I am creating, I have a question for you all: 1. If you hav...
  4. I am an RN of going on 14 years. Five years bedside acute care cardiac specialty, three years off completing my MSN and making two beautiful minions (now 8 and 10 years old), and have been in education/new grad residency coordinator and now manager o...
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    Covid wedding... am I the bad guy?

    I am going to agree too. Honestly if he is willing to sack his marriage over an absent sibling I wonder if he is just looking for an out...LOL?
  6. Does anyone have a recommendation for a light weight lab coat? I need to get one for when I do rounds, but I can't stand the idea of some of the heavier coats, but I also need it to stand up to embroidery. Thanks in advance for any advice.
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    Essential Employee Letters

    That seems to be the sentiment coming from those who feel threatened.
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    Essential Employee Letters

    So most of us, I believe, are familiar with some form of "essential employee" letter that was given out during stay at home orders. This letter is a sort of "passport" to be out on the streets heading to work, in case you get pulled over. This week o...
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    COVID Code Blue

    Bumping this for more input.
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    Med/Surg to ICU

    Side note: Having spent the last 6+ years working directly with new graduate RNs I do not recommend switching units in the first year unless you are at risk from bullying or other toxic behaviors. There is a significant growth and reality shock curve...
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    Nurses Disciplined, Fired for Wearing Hospital-Issued Scrubs

    We spent several weeks trying to come up with a solution for all our nurses to have access to hospital scrubs. We went round and round about the cost, dispersion, people wearing them home and not having them properly cleaned, how to hand them out, al...
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    Do you think this is safe?

    We went with paper bags, my mom's hospital went with plastic containers. Our rationale for paper I believe was due to the evidence at the time that COVID fell apart faster on paper than plastic.
  13. I wrote a post on this a few years back, about the many rocks I tripped over on my way to and through nursing. Feel free to read, it might make you feel better. Also lots of great advice already in this thread. Feel free to PM me if you need more sup...
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    It Is OK

    It is OK to be scared right now. It is OK to be angry right now. It is OK to feel you aren't being heard right now. It is OK to feel anguish for your patients right now. It is OK to feel betrayed right now. It is OK to feel like you need to get out r...
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    Do you think this is safe?

    We have been doing this for about a month at our facility. Are you talking about N95s or surgical masks? For N95s they are to be used for three days, stored in paper bags in a centralized location (to keep them from being in lockers and floating arou...