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    Keeping A Written Record Of The Patients You've Had: Good Or Bad?

    If the facility has a policy- it needs to be followed. Nothing the lockers then nothing in the lockers. HOWEVER.....we hear all of the time in this litigious society to "document, document, document" in order to protect ourselves and there could be situations where the chart is not at all appropriate to document something but it still needs to be written down "just in case" and/or CYA. I think that it is a gray area in a lot of situations.
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    At my wit's end with this nursing assistant...

    Get out now. This is craziness. The NM has shown where her loyalty is- with the CNA. Go to to another floor or hospital ASAP. I totally and completely agree wth caliotter3 who said that once an RN it is not wise to remain the same place that you were a CNA. This is a perfect example of the wacky, unexpected fallout that can ensue. I am a CNA in nursing school and would not go to work as an RN on my current floor- ever. The RN's ask me all of the time if I am going to work there after I graduate but I say no and some are shocked (and some a little offended) as to why I wouldn't go to a ready-made job where I know 'everything' about the floor already. I get the pros but the cons are too bad to even risk it IMHO. Good luck!
  3. I was shocked and very happy to see so many posts from ADDers/ADHDers in the forum Health/Stress Management 101!!! I directed to see the ones in this forum and now I'm telling this forum. There are also a lot of Depression threads there.
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    Learning to assert self with NCP's/PCT's

    This is most likely a leadership problem of the unit more than anything else. People (yes, us included.) will do what we are allowed to get away with. Either the boss doesn't know this goes on and they need to be informed for it to change OR the boss does know and whatever crazy reason, lets it continue. If you wrote the details down go to the boss and show them the timeline. Even if you don't have the documentation go to the boss. They will ask, did you ask the NA/PCT again? Basically, you delegated-it didn't happen-how did you try to remedy the situation with NA/PCT- did you remind? Was the NA/PCT involved in a Code or something so major that the vitals could not be completed? I didn't think so. You will know if the boss took care of the situation if it changes if not then the NA/PCT is being insubordinate to the boss or the boss didn't really 'go there' when talking to the NA/PCT or the boss didn't even address at all. If so, talk to the boss when it happens again because it 100% will and then most likely nothing positive will come out of it and RN's will continue to be ignored and you may need to make the call on going up the chain of command. None of this is fun and I've been there in other industries that I've worked in. GOOD LUCK!!!
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    I have ADHD, am i 'fit' to practice????

    what happened?? i have add too so i am curious.
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    Nurses with ADD/ADHD?

    There are also really good ADD/ADHD threads started on the 'Nurses with Disabilities' Forum. I discovered my ADD in my late 30's when I failed a nursing class. It makes so much sense why all through school growing up things were harder for me. I take 36mg Concerta and 150 mg Zoloft (depression and anxiety are very often present along with ADD/ADHD.) Great resources: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Forums CHADD Live | Home Page Good Luck to all of you!!! :spin:
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    Anyone using VA VOC Rehab...

    I am not in VA but close to it and for me, voc rehab will pay for some books, diagnosis of my disability (which I had already paid for out of pocket but I'm trying to get reimbursed. It was $1,000!!) and I think there may be other things as well such uniforms. Good luck!!
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    NursingABC.com- anyone know anything about it??

    have any of you heard anything about this program or gone through it to get some pre-requisites? it is only valid in nj, ny, oh, pa and va and only certain schools accept the credits. thanks!! http://www.nursingabc.com/
  9. have any of you heard anything about this program or gone through it to get some pre-requisites? it is only valid in nj, ny, oh, pa and va and only certain schools accept the credits. thanks!! http://www.nursingabc.com/
  10. have any of you heard anything about this program or gone through it to get some pre-requisites? it is only valid in nj, ny, oh, pa and va and only certain schools accept the credits. thanks!! http://www.nursingabc.com/
  11. Have any of you heard anything about this program or gone through it to get some pre-requisites? It is only valid in NJ, NY, OH, PA and VA and only certain schools accept the credits. Thanks!! http://www.nursingabc.com/
  12. Have any of you heard anything about this program or gone through it to get some pre-requisites. It's available in a few other states as well so I guess I should post on their boards as well. THANKS!! http://www.nursingabc.com/
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    UPMC and the PSB (panic!)

    http://www.psbtests.com/psb-theme/images/site/RegisteredNursingSchoolResults.pdf More detailed info about the PSB http://admin.psbtests.com/Uploads/SiteResources/NSAEspecimenquestions2011.pdf PSB sample questions http://admin.psbtests.com/Uploads/SiteResources/sampleQuestionAnswers2011.pdf PSB sample question answers I took it years 4 years ago and did very well. I also used prep books and prepped a lot since like you, I had been out of school for a long time! Good Luck!!!
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    Could use some advice or a listening ear...new RN, newly abusive husband

    (((seekinganonymity))) I have experienced verbal and emotional abuse in a dating relationship when I was in my early 30's so I can empathize with you a little. First, he isn't going to change. I know that he may have Bipolar and may become consistent with meds, he may become more stable but historically people with the condition do not have many successful relationships-in particular romantic ones. For sure, get in touch with your local domestic violence organization. They are a wealth of information and will have resources you never even thought of!! May God Bless you!!! You WILL survive and thrive!!!
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    To Swab or Not to Swab......

    I was taught to swab. I even saw some of the dirt come off on the swab myself. I was surprised and grossed out and I know that some don't swab depending on who their clinical instructor was and what their philosophy is.
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