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  1. what kind of summer job should i look for?

    One of the most intimidating things for me, when I started Nursing school, was talking to strangers about intimate subjects, and seeing them naked. The first time I had to do peri care, I thought I was going to DIE! I eventually took Nursing Assist...
  2. prevalance of delerium

    I hope they have checked a UA, CBC, renal panel, and liver function tests, possibly a head CT, and reviewed his medications. Is he wearing his glasses and/or hearing aid? I know all this sounds obvious, but when my father-in-law was hospitalized, hi...
  3. Physicians signatures

    We were able to get our Chief of Staff to participate in the commitee meetings and approve a policy which requires not only legible signatures, but pager numbers as well. We had better luck with the pagers than the signatures at first, but after the ...
  4. metabolife questions...

    It made me jittery and irritable...
  5. I am an AD RN. I graduated from a program with a 99% pass rate on the boards (better than any of the 4-year programs around here) and was able to hit the floor running on my first job. We spent our last quarter working 3 days per week at a large te...
  6. nurse-patient ratio

    I work on a 24 bed neuro unit, where we have 1:4-5 on days and evenings (depending on acuity) and 1:6-7 on nights. Our charge nurse does not have a patient load and so is available if someone needs help.
  7. nurse-patient ratio

    We have 1:4-5 (depending on acuity) on days and evenings and 1:6-7 on nights. Its's a 24 bed neuro unit.
  8. Nobody can deny there has been a decline in the quality of nursing care patients receive as a result of higher patient/nurse ratios. Are we angry and frustrated? Yes. Are we overworked? Yes. Underpaid? Some days, it sure feels that way! I do feel ...
  9. mandatory overtime

    We also ask for volunteers first. If there aren't any, we mandate the LEAST senior nurse working who hasn't done any overtime in the past 2 months. If everyone working has had recent overtime, the least senior nurse who has gone the longest without...
  10. Health Educator

    Most hospitals and SNFs around here have Staff Development positions, which mostly involve giving or arranging classes and training seminars for the facilities' staff. They provide routinely required CEU classes, like the annual infection control req...
  11. Question re. CHF

    Kat, I'm a neuro/rehab nurse that once got stuck developing a CHF management program...Needless to say, my knowledge of CHF was pretty basic going into this project. The best resource I found to educate myself was the AHCPR Clinical Practice Guidel...
  12. Question?

    Whoever told you Rehab nursing isn't a specialty obviously wasn't a rehab nurse! Rehab is a MULTIDISCIPLINARY team approach to restoring maximal function and independence to people with loss of function due to illness or injury. It's about what the ...
  13. Employment options

    Closed head injuries are my VERY favorite patient population, but they can be VERY challenging! Every person's injury is different, and their deficits different, because varying the injury location by even the tiniest bit has different results. You...
  14. ABC 20/20 nursing story on Nov 26th

    I agree with Ratchit.
  15. As I posted under another thread, I'm a little late getting on the bandwagon, but have copied all of the postings on this thread and plan to contact my state and federal elected officials, the ANA, the MNA, and the MN State board of nursing. Is ther...