Jump to content
dansamy

dansamy

Going to Peds!
Member Member
  • Joined:
  • Last Visited:
  • 672

    Content

  • 0

    Articles

  • 8,792

    Visitors

  • 0

    Followers

  • 0

    Points

dansamy specializes in Going to Peds!.

I'm a new grad taking NCLEX in Feb. I have a job at a pediatrics unit that I hope I will love. I've got 3 kidlets of my own.

dansamy's Latest Activity

  1. dansamy

    LGBTQ Patient Care?

    A is for Asexuality. Pretty important to acknowledge the invisible orientation.
  2. dansamy

    Patient abuse, difficult situation

    Always do the right thing. Sometimes, the right thing is the hardest thing to do. Regarding documentation, it's your license. Not theirs. Do not chart anything that you didn't do and accurately chart what you did do.
  3. dansamy

    RN Salary Survey 2013: Post here!

    I do not EVER want an executive level position. I went into nursing to care for people. I enjoy bedside nursing, patient interaction, patient teaching. I don't want to manage other nurses. I don't want to teach other nurses or students. I want to spend my time with patients & their families. That's a very valid career choice. Sent from my HTC One X using allnurses.com
  4. If you can spring for it, get a good cardiology scope with the two tubes in one design. I have had both the Littman & the MDF? one. Sent from my HTC One X using allnurses.com
  5. dansamy

    Lordy...6 admits in 5 hours....

    If they have no other problems, they do get sent to us (peds) at my facility. Usually when the special care nursery is overflowing. We'll get kiddos that still need phototherapy or drug withdrawal. Sent from my HTC One X using allnurses.com
  6. dansamy

    No Experience Necessary

    There's actually good money in nit picking. Sent from my HTC One X using allnurses.com
  7. dansamy

    No Experience Necessary

    I'm trying to teach my children that too. Especially if you have a family to raise, NO JOB is beneath you if it's between you & starvation or homelessness. Roll up them sleeves! Sent from my HTC One X using allnurses.com
  8. Most programs care about 2 things: your ability to pay tuition and your gpa. Cna won't help you secure a seat. It will give you some confidence for clinical. Sent from my HTC One X using allnurses.com
  9. dansamy

    Analogies and metaphors

    I think your sarcasm detector is borked. ;-) Sent from my HTC One X using allnurses.com
  10. dansamy

    Need a new stethoscope (hard of hearing)

    I'm a little hard of hearing too. I use a cardiology scope. My current one is a Littman cardiology III. Sent from my HTC One X using allnurses.com
  11. dansamy

    asthma but no inhaler at school: wwyd?

    We previously had a plan where it was $80, I think. My son has one inhaler. He carries it as needed. We don't use it a lot. He's home schooled so having a school one is a moot point. Sent from my HTC One X using allnurses.com
  12. dansamy

    asthma but no inhaler at school: wwyd?

    Proair costs $60 WITH my insurance. Sent from my HTC One X using allnurses.com
  13. dansamy

    Pedi Etiquette

    It depends on the child. Their age, developmental considerations etc. If my patient is a toddler to young preschool age, I introduce myself to mom, then kiddo. Mom needs to be at ease & kiddo needs to see/feel that to accept my presence, much less touching them. Older kids, I usually pull up a chair or sit next to them on the bed. Sent from my HTC One X using allnurses.com
  14. Give long acting. Period. If the patient is low, FEED THEM! You don't hold the long acting. For meal coverage, give it if the patient eats, usually >50-75% of their meal. Sliding scale, if they're bottoming out after a sliding scale dose, then it probably needs adjustments to the scale dosing. Sent from my HTC One X using allnurses.com
  15. dansamy

    A patient expired! Cannot figure it out why!

    Pulmonary embolism is a risk after any major surgery. The source being a fat embolism happens more commonly after bone surgery. Sent from my HTC One X using allnurses.com
  16. dansamy

    A patient expired! Cannot figure it out why!

    Yup. Probably a PE. Maybe an MI. But PE is more likely. Sent from my HTC One X using allnurses.com
×