That happened to me as well with the 12 hour shifts. Granted you get 4 days off a week, i found myself sleeping most of it away, and not having energy to do anything else. I changed to 8 hour shift with everyother weekend rotation and found it be much better, got into a "normal" sleep pattern and have energy again. Just my opinion.
if you are licensed in PA, go here http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_0_159698_742027_0_0_18/FAQ%20RNce.pdf this has all the information and what is approved. Hope this helps
I really like the nursing know how evaluating heart and lung sounds. Has a comprehensive book which tells you the physiology of what you are hearing along with an audio CD. I learned a great deal from it.
I have found if I dissolve the miralax first like 5 minutes before I add the thickening agent the thickener after the miralax is totally dissolved. It is thick and not too chunky atleast tolerable. hope this helps
The soft diaphrams are use alone, they fit over the chest piece. I have had better experience with the hard diaphrams. I hear like an echo effect with the soft ones. The hard diaphram is louder than the soft ones. Also try adjusting the ear pieces a little bit or try different eartips, something isn't fitting right. Hope this helps.
6-8 patients isn't bad for night shift on med-surg, the hospital where i came from staffs one nurse 8-10 patients on nights. the charting is very redundant. Hang in there. You'll be able to streamline better and able to spend more time with the patients the longer your around. The charting will get quicker. Good luck
American heart Association allows you to take the theory portion of the class on the internet but your skills must be verified by an Instructor, I know in my area the only CPR that most healthcare facilities acknowledge are from AHA healthcare provider or ARC professional rescuer.
emt2rn82 replied to Schmoo1022's topic in Geriatric
In my institution if we have stable blood pressures we do them weekly. If a resident isn't on any blood pressure medicine we do them monthly. If the blood pressures aren't stable then we keep the hold parameters with each dose. hope this helps