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dcurry specializes in Med-Surg, Geriatrics & Case Mgmt.

Married, Son in college at UNCW. Two labs. Love my job!

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  1. Home Health Bags

    The diaper bag idea is great! Been looking for a nurse bag for a couple of weeks. NEVER thought about a diaper bag. Might be just what I'm looking for. THANKS!
  2. Time Management: Help!

    I've been a nurse for 9 months now, working on a busy surgical floor. I can't seem to get my mojo flowing. Have tried several ways to plan my days and get work done. Problem is - we've got patients coming and going all day long. No sooner do I get s...
  3. Team Nursing

    I really like the idea of "team meetings" before each shift. We don't really need full report on every patient - just the basics. Like you said, who might have problems, which patients are more at risk. What I observe happening on our floor during th...
  4. Team Nursing

    Christie, I think that may be part of the problem. No one seems to really know what "team nursing" is all about. We try to pair up an RN, LPN and CNA, or inexperienced nurse with an experienced one. But we're not sure how to really make it work. We a...
  5. I cant take nursing anymore

    I am so in agreement with you on the "hotel" thing. All we hear from management is how we are expected to give "excellent" (not good or great) care! Well, I do want to give excellent care to my patients, but I do not want to be kissing their butts al...
  6. Team Nursing

    We have just implemented team nursing on our very busy surgical floor. The new grads love it, the more experienced nurses hate it. I'd love to hear ideas on what works and what doesn't for anyone out there who is a part of team nursing on their unit....
  7. Can anyone tell me what happens if capillary blood sugars are checked AFTER the patient has eaten their meal. I know ideally they should be checked and Novolog given 5-10 minutes before they eat. This seems to be a next-to-impossible task on our very...
  8. Looking for ways to boost the communication on our floor between nurses, physicians, PT, wound management, CNAs, etc. Any input welcome!
  9. Am I too old to just be starting?

    Hello Nufuture, Your message gave me goose bumbs. You are so right about life being a journey. And it's not over just because you reach a certain age. Sometimes I do laugh and ask God what He was thinking when He called me to the nursing field at 50 ...
  10. Am I too old to just be starting?

    You are never too old to do something you want to do. I started NS at age 48, finished at 50. Had a friend started with me, she was 56 when she finished. We are both working now and loving every minute of it. I'm on a Surgical Floor and she works in ...
  11. New graduate needs advice

    I am a new grad myself. This is very good advice and I agree that listening and being humble and teachable is important. But how do you handle it when an experienced (but only 2 years) seems to enjoy pointing out all your mistakes - in front of other...