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mr_nurse_drew ADN, BSN, RN

Developmental Disabilities and Telemetry/Cardiac
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mr_nurse_drew has 9 years experience as a ADN, BSN, RN and specializes in Developmental Disabilities and Telemetry/Cardiac.

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    Doctors offended by TV show about nurses

    The Resident has a NP as one of its main characters. It also addresses the huge problem of short-staffing in nursing when one of the main character nurses has an accident from falling asleep due to working double shifts.
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    What state do you work in? Is it a large facility? I work for the State of Tennessee. We did have large facilities, but they were shut down in favor of group homes operated by state agencies. The state builds the homes and operates them. I was skeptical about it at first but I really like it now. What kind of model do you use?
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    ICF/IDD group homes

    At my agency, the LPNs do quarterly head to toe assessments. These assessments are complete and thorough including a breast examination for females. They aren't done every month. I wouldn't think it would be necessary in this field to do them every month unless something is suspected. It really depends upon the policy of your agency.
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    Tips to Prevent Self Injury

    Have you tried using an abdominal binder for the MB? We use them for feeding tubes and they're very effective.
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    Charting Bloopers

    I once read: "Lungs congested. Sound like wind rustling through Autumn leaves." LOL.
  6. I think more than half of my graduating nursing class was over 30, including me!
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    Male nurses hired faster?

    In my nursing school, being a male did not give you any advantage. We were treated the same. If you showed up late, not in proper uniform, or didn't do your assignments, you were given what ever was laid out in the school's nursing handbook and class syllabus as a punishment whether male or female. As far as selection goes, the school goes by a points system which is determined by grades, pre-reqs, number of classes taken, scores on NET, experience in medical field, and so on. Application didn't ask if I was male or female. After graduation (and tons of hard work), I was not hired based on being a male. I was hired based on my references, interview, grades, and work experience. Maybe you just need to decide what you really want to do and apply yourself to it instead of worrying about having an advantage or disadvantage about being male. Oh, and there is no target on my back. All of the nurses I work with treat each other respectfully as long as each is doing his/her job (pulling your own weight) and helping out whenever and wherever needed.
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    Charting Bloopers

    I've seen charting errors like this one done many times, and not by students but experienced RN's....scary, huh?
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    Should I apply as a nurse even though I've yet to be licensed?

    Definitely apply! I applied before I graduated and started working as a Graduate Nurse until I took state boards. Get yourself out there now! There are only so many positions and if you wait the competition will be more fierce!
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    Full moon this weekend

    Supermoon, huh? I'm glad I'm off all weekend!
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    Charting Bloopers

    I'm laughing so hard I'm crying!!!! That's so funny!

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