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mmc51264 ADN, BSN, MSN, RN

orthopedic; Informatics, diabetes
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mmc51264 has 7 years experience as a ADN, BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in orthopedic; Informatics, diabetes.

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    Any way to set (regular) reminders in EPIC?

    there is a work list that should have the tasks you need. Especially weights.
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    us cannot compete with any Europeon/UK country
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    New Grad Dilemma

    I work on an ortho floor that has telemetry pts. And a lot of comorbidities so it is kind of like a med/surg floor. We do heparin gtt, insulin gtt, just no cardiac gtt. I love my floor. I didn't know what I wanted to do when I graduated, my first job was on an ortho rehab unit in a SNF. I then got my current job that I have been at for 7 years. You never know what you are going to like. I thought I wanted peds. After seeing some of the kids in my clinical, I knew that I would not be able to handle it emotionally. Just get a job and go from there.
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    What does the floor really think of nursing students?

    I like nursing students! I would say about half of our NCAs are in nursing school and we always hope they stay after graduating. The only time I have had an issue was where we had one group that didn't seem too eager. They liked to sit at the nursing station waiting for their day to finish. I remember trying to get a careplan done, learn or practice a new skill. Overall, most are great!!
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    Is Nursing a Profession?

    I feel that I am a professional. I am constantly trying to be better at what I do, educate others, I work hard and care relentlessly for my pts. I work with some that it is -clock in, pass meds, do am assessment, check the boxes and clock out. They are the semi-skilled trade people that frustrate me. I have advanced degrees that I value, I didn't get them for anyone else. I have a masters and am still quite happy working at the bedside. I think each person's perspective decides whether they are professional or not.
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    where are admins tonight?

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    where are admins tonight?

    There seems to be a hacker in our midst. Started about 30 min ago. I reported it. Also asked how to block this person. UGH. this happens every so often. Mean people suck.
  8. we just assume that pts are filming us. We are told to document, document, document
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    Medical diagnostic recovery unit?

    never heard of it. Hope someone answers!
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    2 years med/surg means nothing in job hunt

    i would network within the hospital. A lot of jobs are word of mouth and then you go to the manager, then apply.
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    TB testing 2020, good riddance?

    the only time I needed one was for nursing school. I think the one I had for nursing school was good enough for employment. havent had one in 7 years
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    New grad, Med error

    We have med admin instructions on our MAR that tell us how it is to be given. How can you have med admin protocols decided by nurse preference? What about meds you are not familiar with? What about a new nurse? I work with residents and they know nothing about administering meds. OP, every nurse makes mistakes, if they tell you they don't, they are lying. Learn from it and go on
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    Sitter to escort patient during smoke breaks.

    we never provide someone help. they are grown and make the choice. makes me crazy.
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    Patients & Pet Peeves

    I hate the ones that mash the "code blue" button because someone didn't respond fast enough for something silly (like water or a dropped "X") They think it's funny when the entire unit comes running to the room.
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    That is really bizarre. I have never heard of that either.
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    My facility is restraining a resident and I feel that I can't help.

    That is true for you, but if someone else is caring for another person and they give it w/o checking, and that person gets hurt, guess who is liable? I know people that take their own BP daily before taking meds.