wonderbee BSN, RN

critical care; community health; psych
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wonderbee is a BSN, RN and specializes in critical care; community health; psych.

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    Day in the life of a PHN??? Please respond.

    It's been a while. For those interested, an update. After 2 years with WIC, I will be transferring to our maternal/child health division. Unfortunately the WIC program's funding has been slashed and they can no longer afford a nurse. They use nutriti...
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    Pt from Psych unit knew everyone in my community!

    You are operating under an occupational license which is public information. Not just some public, ALL the public. It is not your identity and information which is protected under HIPPA, it's the patients'. It is unprofessional not to disclose your l...
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    Blood typing at birth?

    Thanks for the info. Yes, it does answer my question. A nutritionist colleague asked me if she could call the hospital and find out her preschooler's blood type. I figured a cord blood sample was collected. I can answer the question and not sound lik...
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    Blood typing at birth?

    It's been a while since my OB rotation and even longer since I had kids. Has it become standard practice to blood type newborns at delivery?
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    PHN Poorly defined and understood role

    It would be safe to say that I'm new to public health (less than a year) in a newly created position working for WIC. The primarily nutrition staff have a limited focus. Mine is broader. For example, as I do hemoglobin testing, part of my patient edu...
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    Being Sued / Losing License

    The fear for losing one's license is genuine in the hospital setting. Short staffing is the main culprit for the fear. It's one of the reasons I left hospital nursing. I've only personally know one nurse in 5 years who has actually lost his license a...
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    looking for my dream job...

    What you are describing sounds like an outreach coordinator kind of position. There is no actual hands-on nursing involved. It involves a lot of setting up tables at health fairs, some public speaking at community gatherings, staff inservices, puttin...
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    Job Interview

    Hope my PM gave you what you were looking for.
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    Job Interview

    Hey Dimples. I know too many nurses who work ridiculous shifts, burning themselves out in micro managed short-staffed facilities and hating every minute of it. They do it because they got themselves into debt right off as their careers began thinking...
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    Acceptable sites for capillary blood sampling

    I think it's because my supervisor is not a nurse and if it's not "by the book" (the Hemocue book), she's worried that it is in violation of state protocols. I really need a nurse to be able to talk to with regard to practice issues. This is a new po...
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    Question for commun. health folks

    I'd say about half of our clinics have a doctor on the premises. Our health department is essentially nurse run with protocols for just about everything. I work in the WIC setting. We don't have doctors at all. I'm the only nurse and my role is scree...
  12. Recently just started working with peds after years with adults. What are best practice sites for obtaining capillary samples for hemoglobin for children to 18 months? I know of the heel in newborns and very young infants. What about the big toe? I'm...
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    Professional/Personal Boundaries?

    Unless she invited you to contact her, I'm certain I would be very upset if I was contacted by a member of my treatment team for the purposes you intend. I would be fuming that my personal information was that accessible. If she did invite you to con...
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    Math Problem Procalc I cant seem to figure out!

    Yes you need to know this but you will learn it. You did the right thing asking for help. And when someone asks you this question, you will help that person find the answer without an attitude.
  15. Got over 2 feet of the white stuff, a foot more than forecasted. My story's not too exciting. Traded in my hospital job for a M-F clinic nurse for the local health department. Downtown was cleared out at 4p on Friday. Today I was thankful that I don'...