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    Moving to peds! Resources please?

    Hi! After some years of working adult TBI with frequent floats to peds, adult med-surg with the occasional peds patient (small hospital), and day surgery, I have finally landed a position in inpatient peds! Woohoo! It will be a while before I start because of background checks and security clearances (government job...) but in the meantime, what resources can you recommend to help me brush up on the basics? I don't want to look like a complete idiot when I walk in lol, and know the resources will be valuable as I learn on the job. Mahalo!
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    Question from a clinical instructor

    Since far be it from me to deprive them of their weekly care plans (they do a medical and psychosocial one for their patient each week), I will probably have them do this and one care plan on one of the patients they see. I figure all of the definitions / research is equivalent to the clinical paperwork portion (their assignments are detailed and thorough), and one mini-study with care plan will equal out the paperwork of their peers. Maybe a little bit easier since I will email them all what materials and links I have.
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    Question from a clinical instructor

    I have to admit that even I don't know a ton about hyperbaric chambers. One thing teaching does for you is it makes you learn stuff you either never thought about or forgot along the way! I'll totally add a small bit about that.
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    Question from a clinical instructor

    FANTASTIC!!! I have some ppt presentations from education I received at my last hospital and a really great chart outlining the different categories, which I will post if I can get it in electronic form, but I love those videos! Great for new and seasoned but refreshing nurses alike!
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    Question from a clinical instructor

    WKShadow, so is ours. That's good to add, for sure! Since ostomies are so "scary" to many, and I know they haven't learned about them yet, I was thinking it would be good to keep it simple - What is an "ostomy" in general, describe the three BASIC types of ostomies (colostomy, ileostomy, urostomy), what patient teaching should be done for a pt with a new ostomy, what psychosocial issues - anything else? I wish I could find a good "label the parts of the ostomy" type diagram.
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    Question from a clinical instructor

    KatieMI, I love that - how would you word it, though? Ask them what aspects of the patient are involved in maintaining healthy skin / decreasing risk? I'll probably also do a bit on the Braden Scale here pretty soon since it seems that nobody scores correctly (anywhere... nurse or student!)
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    Question from a clinical instructor

    Hi all, I am a clinical instructor for RN students and will be taking turns sending my first semester students on rounds with the wound care nurse during a clinical day. After all, you can't be a bedside nurse if you don't know what other members of the team do! Since they obviously can't do their usual clinical paperwork (come up the night before to gather pt info, Hx, meds, patho, nursing dx / careplans, etc) do you have any suggestions or examples of what they could do instead? There is so much to be learned, but I'm not sure what will end up being on the schedule each time they go. They've learned about pressure wounds ad nauseum so I hate to put that on there and beat the dead horse. Maybe some definitions/examples of different types of wounds (laceration vs skin tear...)? Any suggestions? I should probably have it made up by the weekend so I can send it out to next week's students. Thanks!
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    I'm managing my project in Trello

    LOVE THIS!!! I am an extremely visual person who also struggles with ADD (and have my whole life). I can see endless opportunities for this program, both formal project and personal task-wise. Where was it when I was working on my Master's??? A google doc was great, but this? Even better. Bookmarked it and ready to use it soon!!!
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    Question from a preceptor

    Hi guys, I know how valuable a good clinical experience is. What has your preceptor done that made your rotation(s) great? Or, what COULD your preceptor have done to make them better? It's been a while since I was in school. Give me some chatter! Thanks :)
  10. Everybody together now... AWWWWWWWWWWWW!
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    Please be prepared for your interview...

    Amen! I don't want someone telling me what to do who obviously doesn't believe it enough to do it him/herself. Medical conditions are one thing - double whoppers and milkshakes are another.
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    MCG CNL Program

    Dear futurenurse?, As someone who has been through the same program, I am terribly sorry that you have had this experience. I don't know what your particular circumstances are, but feel the need to stand up for MCG (now GHSU) from my perspective. As a student, I felt quite the opposite of you in many circumstances. Our professors were knowledgeable, and genuinely wanted us to succeed. The administrators, while busy, were willing to work with circumstances as they arose. I know of many of the current faculty, though they may be different from those that you had, and have great respect for them. I felt very prepared coming into the field, or at least as prepared as any newly licensed nurse, and have advanced in the field to a CNL position fairly rapidly. kpspunky - Please do not base your decision off of one person's report. Do your own investigating, and evaluate what is best for you and your lifestyle. There are discrete differences in the way ADNs, BSNs, and students in this program (MSN) are trained to think, and you must decide where you fit best. There are fewer opportunities for advancement for ADNs, though if you want to be a staff nurse it is just fine. BSNs are in great demand. MSNs are trained to think critically, and in this program are additionally trained to be Clinical Nurse Leaders, which is a whole different ballgame. So please - do not let one unhappy student deter you. Just another (former) student's opinion.
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    Another shoes thread-- narrow feet

    You might try Sanitas. They are the company that used to make Danskos so they will fit similarly, but tend to run more narrow even in the regular width. I ended up getting some Nike cheerleading shoes for school because I didn't want to drop big $ quite yet and they're pretty darn good for $62. If you can wear brown or black shoes, try B.O.C. Peggys. B.O.C. is a subcompany of Born so you know they're good quality, and will feel like heaven on your feet. They don't come in white, though, which is what most students have to wear for some reason. Hope that helps!