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  1. I am new grad RN and have been with my mentor for a week on floor. I am hard working and never leave an oppurtunity to learn anything. I spend time talking to patients, even help CNA's in making beds and cleaning patients, don't sit much because i believe if my mentor is still running around then I should help her however I make mistakes which lowers my confidence. I want to do my best for my patients who are dependent adults under my care. I take care that none of my patients are in pain and discomfort. Couple of days back, I forgot to prime the main saline bag, also on another occasion I didnt realise that I did not unclamp the antibiotic tubing after hanging it and it was beeping later, I took out different strenght of narcotic meant for severe pain from med room than the one needed for moderate pain. I know the IV pump function but whenever I have to hang bag, i call somebody to supervise me and this makes me think I am stupid. Documentation wise, I am good and remind even my mentor things we missed to chart. I want to be competent and efficient nurse.
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    with what meds, you flush IV

    thanks !
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    with what meds, you flush IV

    I am not able to understand why nurses flush IV'S before meds. I know these are for dissolving any clots but what meds usually need these flushes ? Heparin ................
  4. I am a new grad RN and have been working in an awesome hospital with very helpful staff. I usually am getting precepted during day hours but finally after few months I would be officially working in nights. I have my old father to take care of and somebody told me that if you insist then manager might consider me putting me in day shift. At the same time everybody says for new grads night shifts are slow paced to learn as crazy day shifts. All new and seasoned nurses, please give me your input.
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    Quick patient assessment in morning: some tips please

    Thanks everyone, I got info from every reply
  6. I am a new RN precepting with my mentor. My preceptor has over 20 yrs experience on med-surg floor. When she is doing assessmnets on patients, she just listens to lungs, abdomen, pedla pulses and she is done. I wonder sometimes why she is not looking at total skin color on feet, arms, or take a pen light and do pupillary assessments. But then I think she is experienced and she knows better. I want to do more and can anybody tell me how you do your assessments quickly in mornings after taking in patients reports. Thanks in advance :)
  7. I am a new RN on med-surg floor. I have my preceptor who thankfully is very helpful and understanding. Defintely our day begins with taking in reports from night nurses. We are very vigilant on meds but throughout the day we do lot of patient care changes, like someone is going for chest x-ray, someone's blood work is being done,dc foley, new doctor orders and we get time to chart everything towards an hour befor the end of our shift. After being so cautious, I found that somewhere in afternoon yesterday I gave pain med/narcotic to my patient and forgot to chart. I charted it just half an hour before the end of my shift but I was so scared so much that it was narcotic meds and i forgot these ones. Is there any way to remember everything by the end of the day. Some checklist format or tips. Anything is appreciated
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    IV pumps make me nervous

    We use Alaris IV pumps and I have started hanging normal saline bags but I think with piggybacks, it will take some more time. Well, good to know some people are there like me who have struggled with pumps in their career. Thanks !!!!
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    IV pumps make me nervous

    I am a new grad RN and IV pumps have been my weakness always. My new preceptor taught me basics about IV pumps but whenever I have to hang antibiotics and NS i get nerous as to am I doing the correct thing ?.It s been less than a week on floor. Does everybody takes time to get use to pumps or I am the only stupid person
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    pca pump ques

    yah, I think the answer is 1 according to basic math formula.
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    pca pump ques

    if in a pca pump analgesic syringe has 300mg/30 ml of pain killer and patient was on at 10 mg every 10 min then patient can receive how many ml every 10 min ? i am weak in pca ques
  12. I am about to start my patient care orientation in my new job. What exactly is taught in patient care orientation. I passed my NCLEX with 75 Q and am very confident about my theory but still going on floor as an RN with preceptor makes me nervous. My hospital is a teaching hospital and preceptors are paid for teaching but still I am nervous. What preparation I can do for my patient care orientation ? How can I overcome my bad experience with a nasty preceptor in nursing school who really made me feel I am good for nothing ? Some tip or any advice is appreciated. This is my first job on med-surg floor.
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    5 yr old girl- calm and competent calling 911 for dad!

    Very cute video !
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    can't believe its California BON mail

    oh..ho My mouth is shut now, no I don't want somebody to take my license.
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    can't believe its California BON mail

    I passed my NCLEX 7 days back, had my name on BON in 48 hrs and I can't believe my mailbox has my license in mail today. Is this the same mail of nursing board which takes ages to send letters or notifications ? Well, I can take my license to my new job
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    I am RN today- got call 5 min back to join my new job

    THANKS !