wonderbee

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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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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?
  5. 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...
  6. Has anyone found that your role as a public health nurse is a blurry one? Poorly understood by other non-nurses? In short, have you run into flack just performing the basics because non-nurse staff feel threatened? I'm the only nurse in my program so...
  7. young mothers and their children-Question for PHN

    Not in our state. Our public transportation is also being cut. Services aren't centralized either.
  8. Day in the life of a PHN??? Please respond.

    Thanks for the well wishes. No, I will be the only nurse for this program. Without giving any identifying information, it's really kind of hard to address the question. Let's just say it's a medium sized metropolitan area. Being the only nurse has it...
  9. Does anyone else ever get tired of "stupid" nurses?

    I'm in the role of a government nurse in the field of public health. I'm being asked to dumb it down. Dumb it down??? Are they serious? Client: "What are you testing for?" Me: "hemoglobin." Client: "What is hemoglobin"? Me: "You have a nutritioni...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. Job Interview

    Hope my PM gave you what you were looking for.
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...