SandraCVRN

SandraCVRN

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SandraCVRN has 13 years experience and specializes in OR Hearts 10.

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  1. New Grad Med Error in ED

    As a new grad at a new facility you NEED to think of the NCLEX world and try to forget the bad habits from somewhere else. Sounds like they used a different dosage of fluids. You always need to check name, dose & strength (mg/ml) etc. They can be...
  2. Playing Cards

    Yes there may only be 6 patients but there are probably only 2 nurses in the facility. If something goes to the toilet they are on their own. I’m glad you noticed it’s critical access not critical care but still you need skills. She was talking abo...
  3. Need some advice/opinions please!!

    Are you already experienced or are you still in a very basic orientation? So what I'm asking is are you running a room on your own?
  4. New to OR, need advice on resources

    Good luck. Just take it all in. I love new peeps that also know who to be a nurse. Take information from everyone. Focus on the patient and procedures first then the charting. Hopefully they will let y'all just observe before starting peri-op 101. Li...
  5. OR nurse full time, Floor nurse PRN? Can it be done?

    I've known OR nurses that worked in the ER. I went back to the floor full time a few years ago but the families drove me crazy. If time permits there is no reason you couldn't do prn on the floor. The hardest part about that is doing orientation part...
  6. Tennessee Nurse RaDonda Vaught - Legal Perspectives of Fatal Medication Error

    Thank you for this information that I haven't seen before.
  7. Calling Out for EXCEPTIONAL Snow Conditions

    I never called in when I lived in southern Illinois and had to drive an hour to work. (Then stayed for duration) I've had to call in twice since moving back to Texas because of ice storms. I live on a hilly dead end road and just couldn't get out. My...
  8. Nursing @ 32?

    I was 44 when I graduated from nursing school. I'm 59 now. I would still be 59 if I hadn't gone to nursing school. Good luck in your new adventure.
  9. Student nurse dismayed by bedside nursing attitude

    I worked an ortho/medical floor right out of school. It was great, good setup, great teamwork etc. then moved and had a chance to get back into the OR. I had been a private scrub for an oral surgery group before nursing school. Been on the heart team...
  10. Student nurse dismayed by bedside nursing attitude

    In my opinion it's not that they/we hate bedside nursing we hate all the things that don't allow us to be the kind of nurses we went to school to be. We want to take great care of our patients but we have: Too many patients Patients that think they ...
  11. Green O2 Christmas trees

    Our thinking too. Just one more hoop to jump thru. Ugggí ½í¸·
  12. Periop course money back

    Sorry to be the bearer of more bad news but taking the PerOp101 and passing the test will not make you CNOR. It will just mean you passed the class. Good luck in your future endeavors. I went back to the floor a few years ago because I missed the pat...
  13. Green O2 Christmas trees

    Does anyone know of an oxygen cannula that already has an adapter attached. We have recently been told the green Christmas tree has to be changed after every patient. In 14 years this is the first I've heard of this. I've worked at 3 different hospit...
  14. I am not proud of my track record.

    Please don't tell me this is the millennial generation coming into nursing!! I didn't know I would have to follow the rules to a T. These were not mistakes they were lies & falsifying documents. Please be a troll.
  15. Will my personality work will in the OR?

    Nothing wrong with being a nice person in the OR. We actually have one of the nicest sweetest people on the heart team. Like most things in life it is what you make of it. Good luck