Iris in the morning

Iris in the morning

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  1. Any JCAHO Surveyors who are nurses?

    You can get this information on the JCAHO website. www.jcaho.com good luck
  2. First "night shift "charge....

    And we do our best, and keep coming back for more because we love what we do, and know that the patients need us. God bless you and keep you focused on what really counts.
  3. NursEDU.org: Nurse Educator Resource Center

    Thank you for pointing us to a very informative site.
  4. Supervisors

    We're in the process of revamping our after-hour supervision. Would appreciate anyone willing to share how this is done in their hospital.
  5. help with consistent prn med charting

    We have medication records which have both timed and prn meds listed. When med is given the nurse just places time in slot next to medication, and initials it. Reasons for meds are tied in to assessment of need for medication in nurses notes. Hope th...
  6. ob nurse chat lines?

    Are you short staffed due to open positions, or no FTE's, or an increase in your numbers?. If its due to no FTE's, some revamping of your acuity and staffing needs to be made. There are national standards that have to be met, if the problem is insuff...
  7. Nursing alternatives??

    Being in nursing your opportunities are not limited. Have you considered being a consultant to smaller hospitals or nursing homes? Many of them do not have the budget to have full time educators, and welcome help with inservices, and such. Hope this...
  8. self staffing

    Rule number one in self scheduling is your staff MUST be flexible. Set your staffing guidelines - number of staff needed per shift, weekends to be worked, if you're like most places - everyone must work some Mondays and Fridays, number of special req...
  9. Would you answer this ad?

    Gave me a good laugh, and I actually enjoyed taking the statements apart to what they could actually mean. Curiosity would lead me to answer the ad if I had some time to waste.
  10. Nursing Magazines

    Another source of information is Lifeline which is from AWOHNN. Their website is AWOHNN.org. Hope you are growing in your knowledge and love for the specialty.
  11. Which L&D spot is the best for a beginner?

    What a shame your present facility does not see the potential in you. L&D, especially a high risk one should be ready, willing and able to help you with your transition. But, their loss is someone elses gain. Your background in med-surg, and ICU...
  12. I graduated in 1979, from an ADN program, and my feelings were that had I not been an LPN with experience, I would not have been ready for the expected clinical role of an RN. To this day, my suggestion is that nursing students carry a load of more t...
  13. I graduated in 1979, from an ADN program, and my feelings were that had I not been an LPN with experience, I would not have been ready for the expected clinical role of an RN. To this day, my suggestion is that nursing students carry a load of more t...
  14. I graduated in 1979, from an ADN program, and my feelings were that had I not been an LPN with years of experience, I would not have been ready for the expected role of an RN. To this day, my suggestion is that nursing students carry a load of more t...
  15. Staffing and the Truth

    Whoa! what ever happened to having your license taken for fraudulent charting? No matter how long it takes to assess your patient, or if the med is late. Chart the time you actually do it, and in the case of the med, explain why its late. I'd rathe...