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locolorenzo22 BSN, RN

Ortho, Neuro, Detox, Tele
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locolorenzo22 is a BSN, RN and specializes in Ortho, Neuro, Detox, Tele.

a new nursing student trying to get the ADN then go on to BSN.

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    Brian Short News

    This is so tragic. I have not been around this website for a long time, due to busy life. but I remember so many sleepless nights, triumphs only nurses would understand, long days at work, and advice needed for help. This site was always there. It will be here for so many forever. Remember the man who made it all possible.
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    June 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!

    This way at least ONE of us gets to eat.
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    Medication Error

    We hate to look incompetent. But this is bigger. It's about doing right by the patient, not your own selfish needs. When it is discovered, it will be reported. such is life. Have her come forward now.
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    pt refuses, wants med later

    Even if the time on the med is 0800...if the patient doesn't want it until later, that is their right. I would just comment with the administration something simple like "patient request". That way you are covered.
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    How do I make the switch from dayshift to nights?!

    MISS NURSE! If you find yourself falling asleep at the wheel, PULL OVER! There are too many stories about people falling asleep at the wheel, killing themselves or someone else. If you kill someone else, BAM! Vehicular homicide. JAIL. FINES. YOU MAY DIE!!!! (sorry to hijack thread.) Anyways, it'll take a few months minimum. Sometimes I still have trouble. (I've been on nights since 2006.) Other options are coffee, trying to get yourself on that schedule the day before you work. Make sure your family knows when you're asleep, it's your night. Don't bother you unless a limb falls off, or if they're bleeding horribly, or the house is burning down. Get blackout shades, get a fan. Good luck!
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    interpreting ECG strip

    some people live with flipped t-waves. you would surely need a ekg and more information about pt history to figure out what is going on.
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    sweating on the job?

    i sweat quite a lot a work, usually when I have to be in a isolation room or a older patients room with the heat on. I'll just pat off when I can, run some water on a towel and mop off, dry my face/arms/etc, put on deodorant if i need to. I'll sit by the A/C with a fan on, even if everyone else is cold. I'll just ask for one unit to be on, versus all of em. I need it cool. I worked with a nurse last night who kept turning off my ac when I wasn't in the station. I could have killed her! it takes forever to cool off.
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    Law and Order: SVU = studying.

    when i was in school, it was Grey's first season. Remember the episode where Izzy was drilling burr holes on a MVA patient on the interstate? Yeah, i knew exactly what she was doing...and i was like, that's wrong! I love watching law & order in all forms, always interesting cases.
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    To those who have taken Kaplan for NCLEX

    meh, I didn't really consider it a big deal, 2 days of answering questions in a group, and it basically boiled down to do you assess or intervene. I took it because my employer reinbursed us on our first paychecks. if I had to pay for it out of pocket, i'd probably pass. but I'm a good test taker, took NCLEX in 35 minutes.
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    How do nurses practice giving shots?

    we used the fake skin, and that helped, but the biggest thing is to just be confident, if you willy nilly it, you'll hurt the patient. heparin and insulin are the only shots i give routinely. after that everything else is easy.
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    possibly going to all one color scrub tops

    i give it 6 months to a year, before they realize that it makes no difference and change back. thanks all.
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    Ortho Docs and pain meds

    i have had non narcotic orhto patients due to confusion or other medical issues, but if this is the case the patient should ask for referral to a pain specialist to determine how to control pain before surgical intervention is available.
  13. Hi all, my hospital may be planning to implement a universal Teal scrub top policy for nurses(don't know tech color yet, but that's universal also). What I want to know is does it seem to help your patients know who the nurse is? Did your employer pay for them? Or did you really notice no difference?
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    Male CNA

    Yep, it happens. Even now as a educated professional RN, there are still times where I know women are trying not to offend me, but I will ask straight out if I think there is an issue. Most patients don't have any problems with me helping them. Just take it one patient at a time.
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    Wow They Are Really Serious - smokers not hired

    My employer requires that the campus is entirely non-smoking. Also, they charge a $50 surcharge per person on the insurance plan who smokes, per paycheck, so that starts adding up. I believe that if you cause my insurance premium to go up, they have every right to charge more. In terms of hiring, though, I don't agree. If you do a legal activity that is not impairing your judgement or ability, what business is it of mine?
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    A Question...

    I couldn't do my job without my CNAs. It's very important that they give me the time to pass some meds when I get there, introduce myself, and make dr calls if I need anything right away. Otherwise, I have to get my own VS, feed people, walk people, and generally be running out of time. CNAs are the backbone of a floor, I think every nurse should be one first so they get a feel for what CNAs go through and realize how important they are. Your reasons are good and you are a big help. GL to you!