Lanesmama

Lanesmama

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  1. precalculating meds?

    Working on a process improvement project. We are a trauma center and do accept fairly stable children. The kids all come to the unit I work on which is adult surgical (not ortho) and all pediatrics. We are using the Broselow cart and Kangaband system...
  2. Pre-calculation of emergency meds?

    Working on a process improvement project. We are a trauma center and do accept fairly stable children. The kids all come to the unit I work on which is adult surgical (not ortho) and all pediatrics. We are using the Broselow cart and Kangaband system...
  3. Confused & a little discouraged?

    Genesis: In nursing school, I was like you. CHF? Ugh... another pneumonia patient? Blah. Give me the good stuff. I remember clearly thinking "all you nurses telling us med surg is where to start... don't know anything." And I followed my *dream* o...
  4. mother-baby RN role in infant suctioning

    We can sxn. I typically use delees. Some of our docs still suction on the perineum... I'm the nursery nurse... I don't believe it is out of your scope. If you are unsure of the equipment, ask your preceptor to show you the equipment and allow you...
  5. Have to start in L&D first before post-partum??

    If they ask you 'which of the 3 main areas labor, PP, nursery do you think you will prefer?' then go ahead and say PP but I would not say because I am scared that Labor is too difficult. TO a hiring manager saying something like that, even if not in...
  6. Oh my goodness....!

    Here are the 2 things my hiring manager said made my app/resume/interview shine. 1 I was honest in my resume. I included a 5 year plan. Regardless of the position I applied for, I said that within 5 years I planned to work in OB. 2. In my portfo...
  7. Advice for L&D? - Male student.

    It's been my experience that as a SN OB is mainly just observation... some assessments with the instructor on newborns, some fundal checks postpartum, vitals, etc... I've never seen a SN be allowed to check a cervix so hat are you worried about? Se...
  8. Awhonn?

    I am an RN not a student anymore :) I talked to my employer and she mentioned trying to get some of us new girls to join at the same time to take advantage of the group discount. Thanks everyone!
  9. Awhonn?

    I'm considering joining AWHONN but it seems pretty pricey. Are the magazines e-mags or do they come in the mail? Do you feel it is worthwhile or is there another OB magazine that is better?
  10. ob/ l&d mag?

    sorry! I was on my kindle which takes forever to type messages! LOL. Guess I need to get in the mind set of an OB nurse! I looked into AWHONN and am glad to hear that you all like it! Thanks much!
  11. FAILED NCLEX W/76 QUESTIONS, need help :(

    Oh yeah ad when I took all of those test questions I tried to determine why they were wrong AND typed a brief statement for each ting I got wrong.... like if I chose a wrong answer for a isolation question I would type a sentence or 2 about the righ...
  12. FAILED NCLEX W/76 QUESTIONS, need help :(

    I took Hurst review live and did the Kaplan book. Hands down the Kaplan book stunk "be prepared to know... ex. S/s of mag too but didn't say what those were. So to be helpful I would have had to go look that stuff up. Hurst had a huge book. We had 3 ...
  13. ob/ l&d mag?

    I'm a new grad, just passed boards and was offered a position on l&d floor. I was going to order a magazine for nurses but wondering if there is one directed toward l&d nurses that you recommend? If so title and why... or if there is one to s...
  14. congenital heart defects

    thanks all. I guess I am going to go with C then. Frustrating sometimes when the answers aren't what is in our book. I am OCD also which is why I spent hours trying to figure this and 1 other question out. blah.
  15. congenital heart defects

    I know these occur in utero. I know that most that happen in the first 2 weeks gestation end in miscarriage. I know that the heart beats at approx 3 weeks and formation of the heart is generally completed by the 8th week gestation. Is it possible ...