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    C-Diff and commode disinfection

    Thank you for all the input. This pt. was moved to a private setting as soon as we "thought" it may be C-Diff. In our facility, we do not have the availability of moving pts. around easily. So far, while I have been in this position, we have at least been able to move those with C. diff to private rooms (even if they have to share a bathroom). This resident was treated with C. Diff from the beginning but has had multiple bouts. One time, the NP ordered a sample just a few days after she completed one of the treatment rounds. I strive for waiting at least 10 days after treatment to run another stool sample to decrease the chance of false-positives (which I think may have happened one of the times). She then also had a very bad UTI (of course she had recently completed her 2nd round of treatment for C. Diff) and of course-C. Diff AGAIN. This has been one of my major projects this week-to look at and develop a policy for commode use/emptying and disinfecting. We did some science experiments yesterday and came up with our plan and everyone appears happy with it. Now, the question was raised by the DON: What are we going to do when we all of our rooms are full (no available private rooms) and we have a resident, who resides in a semi-private room, gets C-Diff. So the research continues......Again, thank you for all of your input.
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    Medication Errors....

    I am the occ. health/education/infection control nurse at a SNF and I am trying to come up with some material to help alleviate medication errors among our nurses. Right now, when an error is found, a form is filled out and the nurse and DON discuss what happened and what steps will be taken to prevent further mistakes. Many, many times, the nurses say, "Will pay closer attention or will take more time during the pass." Our DON is new and would like me to come up with some sort of "homework" for the nurse(s). She did give me a packet to go through this weekend which is about 60 pages of combined reading and essay questions. I have not thoroughly read it (it is the weekend ) but I was wondering if anyone else had any good ideas. I am going to post this in some other areas on the board but thought I would start here as it gets more traffic!!!! Thanks for any input.
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    CEU question

    I just have a few questions regarding the state's CEU requirements. I am a newly licensed grad and I need 29 hours before Oct. 2012. So, I started doing some free CEUs (because I am not working and am bored out of my mind) from medscape.com, nurse.com, and Sigma Theta Tau. Some are 1 contact hour and a few are 0.5 contact hours. Today I happened to look at the MN BON for CEU requirements and it states that they have to be 1 contact hour to be taken into account. So, the few 0.5 hours that I have done are not taken into consideration for the total needed? I just want to make sure I do this right before I spend any more time on ones that will not work. My instructors really never went over anything in regards to CEUs so it's all a little mystery to me...any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
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    She passed; Thank You AllNurses; PVT Worked

    I would like to take a minute and tell you, "Thank you for being such a caring and supportive husband!" Your wife is very lucky to have you. I can honestly say that if your support throughout her education was anything like it appears, you helped her immensely through a very rigorous and emotional time in both of your lives. It helps so much to have a supportive spouse that is always there to cheer you on. I know that I can never repay my husband for the support he gave me while I was in school... Now, CONGRATULATIONS to your wife and may the two of you continue to support one another throughout life. Both of you deserve a nice night out (or in) because I am pretty sure the dates were pretty far and few between there for awhile...
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    Are there any new grad nursing jobs anywhere?

    Do not come to Minnesota for the "rural" areas. Nothing in these neck of the woods...
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    Should I Take Micro and AP 2 at the same time?

    I also say to go for it. There are times in nursing school when you have to REALLY sacrifice and this may be one example. If you feel that you may have to wait another year to get micro, then grab it now. Also, have you looked at taking it somewhere else (maybe as a night class)? But in all honesty, you are the only person to really know your capabilities-mind AND body...Good luck
  7. For all the time you spent encouraging, advising, and explaining, this is for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for shining your light on us while you were with us on earth and may you continue to shed your light from above!!!!! momandstudent, RN BSN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    NCLEX yesterday, Pearson trick, and anxiety

    I PASSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Pearsonvue "Trick". Is this TRUE? Does it Work Every Time?

    PASSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Being as tho' my husband won't answer his phone, I am telling everyone heree first!
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    Pearsonvue "Trick". Is this TRUE? Does it Work Every Time?

    Took the NCLEX RN yesterday and it shut off at 75. After freaking out for a couple of hours, I went on and tried the Pearson trick. The screen said that I had already scheduled or taken the exam (can't remember) and that I should contact the board-another test cannot be scheduled. I have looked on the MN BON and nothing has come up yet but everyone else that has taken it from my class has gotten the results by the next morning. Oh, I can't take this.............................................. .
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    NCLEX yesterday, Pearson trick, and anxiety

    Took the NCLEX RN yesterday and it shut off at 75. After freaking out for a couple of hours, I went on and tried the Pearson trick. The screen said that I had already scheduled or taken the exam (can't remember) and that I should contact the board-another test cannot be scheduled. I have looked on the MN BON and nothing has come up yet but everyone else that has taken it from my class has gotten the results by the next morning. Oh, I can't take this...............................................
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    Took NCLEX RN this morning.

    Took mine at 8 this morning also. Tried the Pearson Vue and so far-it won't let me reschedule. Shut off at 75 and I walked out crying...I want to know now
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    Uggghhh...

    Just took boards this morning and I am soooooooooooo nervous. It took me a little over an hour and the computer shut off at 75. I walked out and the lady asked if I felt any better before I started. I told her "no' and began to cry. It is now almost noon (3 hours since being done) and I went to the Pearson website to try the trick that has been posted on here. It wouldn't let me do anything and says under the "future" area that I do not have any appts. scheduled. Under the 'recent", it says the results are not ready yet. I am having the biggest anxiety attack I have EVER had!!!! This wait is going to be the death of me.
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    Dont know what to expect

    I am going to tell you one thing: RELAX!!! You need the summer to unwind and take care of yourself. Do some reading or some practice NCLEX questions if you feel the "urge" but most importantly, enjoy your time. You will find yourself begging for more time in the fall so that you can take a walk or eat a decent meal rather than a pizza.
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    I passed the RN NCLEX!

    congratulations to you, r.n.
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    HESI, ATI, and Boards...

    Good evening. I am just wondering if anyone can shed some light for my classmates and I...Are boards similiar to the HESI or to the ATI? Or are they in a world all of their own? For example, I took the HESI and the ATI comprehensive in the middle of April and didn't study a bit (and I mean a bit) and passed both. This was about the middle of April. Then we started the ATI online tutoring that our school provides us with and I am barely passing the assessments. I know that NCLEX changed their testing standards and because of this, the ATI program changed also (which is a good thing). But my question is: what are boards REALLY like? Are they similiar to HESI, ATI, Saunder's Comprehensive, or the Made Easy Series questions? A few of us are really starting to panic because the ATI is by no means easy and are hard to pass. Should we be fretting and having the anxiety attacks we are or should we just do the best we can and go on to studying with other materials? Any advice is greatly appreciated because we are all questioning ourselves and our abilities to pass.