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inchii has 4 years experience and specializes in Progressive Care Unit.

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  1. How Is this handled at your workplace?

    See if they need you. If not, you go home and get paid for 2 hours.
  2. Foreign grad to take msn degree

    If you aim for a managerial position or advanced practice, it will be good to get a master's degree. Getting in the program is pretty much the same for everybody. You will have additional requirements like education evaluation. Some schools require a...
  3. Inserts for shoes?

    I used Dr Scholl's gel insoles on my old shoes before and it worked well for me.
  4. HIPAA violation

    Yes, as it still violates privacy.
  5. Port protectors and scrub the hub

    We use a different brand in our hospital - Curos caps. It is advertised to disinfect in 3 minutes. We don't scrub the hubs anymore unless it is obviously soiled or if it has only been 3 mins. So far it works well in our hospital and no central line r...
  6. Warfarin and Lovenox

    Just like the other comments, Lovenox is given until INR is therapeutic (bridging). Based on your meds' high dosages, I would assume that your patient's weight is on the heavy side. We had 1 patient before with a very heavy weight whose coumadin dose...
  7. white boards in patients room

    Our whiteboards have a space for weights because we are a heart failure unit. It is a quick reference for patients and nurses to see how they are trending, and reinforces our heart failure education program.
  8. Advise on jobs offered

    Some hospitals take a while before they call back. They usually give you a time frame on when they are going to make a decision after an interview, so follow up on them if they are past those dates already. In the mean time, keep on applying! Good lu...
  9. white boards in patients room

    I wish the space for doctors' names is bigger in our unit's whiteboards, especially if there are more than 5 docs on the case. I do like that our new whiteboards has something like a glass cover on it. Our old whiteboards did go old over time, with t...
  10. Pros and cons of the shift

    I posted this before on an old thread: Days: Pros: 1. Normal sleeping pattern 2. More adequately staffed (some hospital have different nurse/patient ratio for RNS and CNAs for days and nights) 3. More resources (you have the Admit nurse, SWAT nurse,...
  11. Screw up

    We don't normally use flex pens, so I needed to check on their website for that. You were probably off by around 2 units or less on the actual delivered insulin. But like what the first comment said, learn from that mistake and move on. :)
  12. How do you give report?

    The assignment printout sounds great, but I still prefer the report sheet that I made. It makes me more organized when getting/giving reports. I like just having a single sheet and my clipboard for all my patients. My handwriting is very small, I fit...
  13. Full vs part time scheduling rights

    We do rotating groups on who does the self scheduling first, regardless if you're full time or part time.
  14. Priming the IV line basically means priming the tubing.
  15. can you get fire

    I'm sorry to hear that about your friend. Unfortunately, yes, it is a violation since she was not directly involved in her son's care. Now it is up to her hospital policy if she will get fired, reported to the board, etc.