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  1. Jessy_RN

    Syringe feeding systems

    Sounds like a complete mess! We use medfusion pumps with BD clear syringes.
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    Children told to be tested for HIV after flu vaccines reused

    Interesting. My child gkt her flu shot and vaccines by an MA recently. In fact, the only nurse employed there is a NP and I see her rounding at ghe Childrens hosp I work at several days a week leaving no nurse on duty at the clinic. Also, recently my child had a double ear infection and was given IM rocephin every other day times three doses. We saw the NP who gave the injection that day. The two following doses her father brought her in since I was at work and the NP was not there so she was seen my one of the two MDs. He ddnt give the injectikn per her father.......so who did? Interesting.
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    New Grads Today v. New Grads From Years Ago

    Excuse my typos. Im typing from my phone.
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    New Grads Today v. New Grads From Years Ago

    I love speaking to lder nurses and from what has been shared with me, aside fromthe wonderful post above, is that people in general have changd as well. The patient became the customer. A lot less humbleness is going around. A sense of entitlement from both sides increased. More responsibilities given to the nurse, quadruple the redundant paperwork/charting. Nursing teaching quality has dimished and replaced with jibberish. We have become a very litigous society, etc etc I graduated in 2007, so a new nurse my self. I feel my nursing program only taught me the basics and outline of nursing. The real meat and potatoes I learned on the floor through hands on. Learning never ends and thats what keeps it interesting for me as I get bored easily in other types of work. Nursing is very stressful and like every other job out there, not every student or new grad has what it takes. Some do better in other types of work. You need to have many qualities to make it. You need to learnto pick up speed, make life saving decisions fast, be efficient without sacrificing quality, learn to like what you do, be humble and work well with all kinds of personalities, be assertive while being respectful, be ambitious, adapt fast to ever changing environments, work as a team not individually, be a mentor to newer nurses, learn to walk away from situations and come back to face them at a more appropriate time and I will repeat.......be a person pleasant to work with, have as coworker, pt and boss. Be VERY humble and know that is perhaps the best quality to possess.
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    I hate nursing..

    Nursing is hard work!! Takes at least a yr for you to either get accustomed to it or love it ;-) I love nursing!
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    Does Oxygen need to be prescribed?

    Slap the NC on, monitor, assess and call the MD for an order (or whatever he/she wants). Everywhere I have worked there are specific oxygen orders upon admission for everyone, even if oxygen is not expected. Ex: "Keep 02 sats greather than or equal to 88%" "Titrate to keep 02 sats above 92%".
  7. I work regional float pool. Everything except surgery. Love it
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    Sleeping on lunch break

    I think unless you have worked at 'most places' this statement is a bit far-fetched. At my place of employement, (5 hospitals same company, I work float pool at all locations), it is not a given. We are deducted a 30 min lunch and two 15 min breaks each 12 hr shift from our paychecks. We are not allowed to leave the facility unless we have approved coverage and clock out but otherwise may sleep, watch tv, play video games, whip out your ipad, pray, listed to your ipod or whatever you please in the designated employee break areas. When you take a lunch it must be approved by the charge nurse and she will cover it. If my pt chokes and needs CPR they are not going to go find me to perform CPR.............she will do it herself as the licensed and competent indivudual I left caring for my patients as I take my unpaid lunch. We are not inmates.........geez Having said that, read through your employee handbook or call HR and ask. It was not the same case at other places (states) I have worked at. Much luck to yoU!
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    LPN..Needing Advice on employment

    It's a stiff competition out there. I would just keep trying. Good luck
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    Night Shift For Newbies

    Great article! I love going shopping at wee hours of the morning (no customers) and getting housework and time to myself when the rest of the world sleeps. As far as converting to sleeping at night with the rest of the family on your off days.......I go straight to work on my last three day stretch, nap for about 3 hrs. Get up, keep myself busy and go to sleep that night with them.
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    Nurse uses same needle on patients for months

    My heart goes out to those patients that were put at risk. I can't believe to imagine that the nurse thought this thing had an endless needle supply. It's not a lead pencil for crying out loud! Seems like no common sense would have hit after a few days not a month. I don't know.
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    NOT going to the pinning ceremony

    I did the opposite. Didn't care about walking on stage to get a fake diploma with the entire college, so I didn't go. I went to the pinning ceremony only because it was only nursing and it was great to celebrate with the people I studied with, sacrificed so much and spent so much time with while in the nursing program.
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    Problems with shift to shift report

    I always give the highlights of what brought them in, and then start from head to toe. Neuro, respiratory, cardiac, GI, musculoskeltal etc. I work float pool and flip flop from kiddos to adults and this has always helped me. gl
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    NEED 4 Nurse Interviews!!!! FOR BSN

    I'd love to take the interview; however, I am chopped liver (non-BSN). Oh well.
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    acls classes easier then pals?

    About the same for me too. I enjoyed PALS much better though since I primarily work with the kiddos