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K+MgSO4 has 12 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Surgical, quality,management.

Irish RN down under!

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    Student Elective Nursing Placements

    OK. There is a massive difference in nursing education requirements between the 2 countries, however if you are going to come I would suggest something that you haven't experienced at home. Bush nursing, RFDS, working in an Aboriginal controlled heal...
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    Student Elective Nursing Placements

    You do realise we have closed our boarders? It is doubtful that you will get into the country currently.
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    Misconceptions/truths about specialities

    I always say that I want to be a palliative care nurse at some point in my career. I have been involved in "good deaths" and it is so beautiful. Much more than pushing morphine. It was about talking with patients, learning what they wanted for th...
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    Turning a morbidly obese patient

    I think the OP is in Australia. OP, I am assuming that the bed that has been ordered has an air mattress and turn assist functions on the bed. I would also look at hiring a hover matt system and speak to the rep of the company of the hoist that you...
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    Misconceptions/truths about specialities

    Inpatient gastroenterology is just ulcerative colitis and crohns disease, jist young people needing infusions and inpatient bowel prep for diabetics needing colonoscopy. In truth crohns and colitis are on a ton of infusions as we try and prevent need...
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    Well...back at it!

    Welcome back! Recent clinical experience will be a great benefit to you and your team.
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    Safe way of identifying pt when....

    Photo taken at admission, confirmed by NOK. That plus ID band checked at admission by NOK. Check hospital policy.
  8. If the patient is competent and refusing care and refusing to be discharged as the NM I speak with head of unit and go in as a combined force. If they still refuse to leave the CMO, CAHO and EDON review the process. If they agree then the pt is prov...
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    What happens if narcan doesn't work?

    DRSABC Assess for danger (now that includes PPE appropiate to the situation such as risk of aerosolising procedure ), Response try to elict one, Send for help, Airway head tilt chin lift, simple airway such as a guedel, Breathing start bagging for ag...
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    If Truth Be Told...

    We have time. Something that we have not talen for granted. We have sat and worried as we planned and planned, each morning checking the news before we get up. It has been eerie when I see my classmates in Ireland struggling through and friends an...
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    If Truth Be Told...

    I am very fortunate to be in Australia. We have had time to plan, prepare and flattened our curve. I see the anxiety in my EDON and CMO faces. I see them working 12 hr days and coming in on the weekend to deal with new suprises such as a cluster o...
  12. Both models are acceptable. Some places do doubles from start to finish. Some places you start and a colleague comes into assist with the parts you can't do, or inverse start the double bit and then one person finishes off.
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    Is NPO really NPO??

    I actually wrote our hospitals fasting for surgery procedure. In normal GI tract water leaves the stomach in 2-4 hrs (ANZCA) therefore moderate clear PO fluids can be taken until 4hrs prior to surgery. It also reduces the secretion of excess gastr...
  14. So you work 5 times a month? Say you work the weekend night shifts Sat/ Sun you make an error that regular staff would get spoken to about. DON doesn't call Monday because your sleeping, forgets to call Tue / Wed. By then it is Thursday and she may...
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    New grad military spouse

    Not going to get into the registration requirements as not from the US. My question would be do you feel safe working in another hospital? Do they have PPE. are you ageing GP safer with you not around if you are working with COVID pts.? Also if stat...