N1colina

N1colina

LTC, Family Practice, Meg/Surg
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N1colina has 6 years experience and specializes in LTC, Family Practice, Meg/Surg.

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    Whats your biggest pet peeve working in the ED?

    I really appreciate when they stick around also, but don't you have translator phones available for when they leave?
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    Getting Report - what to ask for

    Oh I'm so sorry... I just realized you were a PCA, not a nurse... So disregard that advice! I'm sorry. I think what you have listed is reasonable of a what a PCA should ask. You would want to ask how often they need vitals checked too (Q4, Qshift)
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    Getting Report - what to ask for

    Well, they should be telling you all of this. You shouldn't have to ask, unless they leave certain things out. Some give better report than others (obviously) but I think what you listed is great. You also want to know their orientation. We're they a...
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    Just another day right? NOT!

    That's what I'm saying! I've always had at least 20... That's why I'm wondering if SNF stood for something other than skilled nursing facility...
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    Just another day right? NOT!

    Does SNF stand for something other than skilled nursing facility? Or is that where you mean?
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    Thoughts on Pt Nurse ratio

    I live in NY (not NYC) and we have 4-5 on days, 5-6 on evenings, and 6-9 on nights (nights is always short)
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    How do you organize your work day?

    Also- BIG deal on our floor- you want to check who is being discharged that day. There should be a list of people going. You want to make sure those patients are seen first, given all their meds, and whatever else that floor requires with their disch...
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    How do you organize your work day?

    You will definitely need some form of paperwork to get organized. Whether you use a clipboard, or just staple a few sheets of paper together. The instructors in our hospital (and I'm sure in most) are big on infection control, and HIPAA so you want t...
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    Med surg patient ratio

    Depends on the shift on our floor. Ideally, we will have 4-5 patients on days (6 is a REAL busy day), 5-6 on evenings, and 7-9 on nights (we are always short on nights)
  10. Good for you! Obviously this person has never worked in LTC... And we'll just leave it at that :)
  11. I stand corrected. I guess new research (new to me) shows that Tylenol can be nephrotoxic as well :/
  12. Just want to point out that all that APAP would be tough on your liver but either way, it sounds like BS that they didn't send you home with any pain meds after breaking your legs... 1 Lortab while you were there?? I'm sorry that you encountered that...
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    Registration Typos

    Hahaha that's great!