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  1. NightNurseRN13

    Bipap s/t....like a vent case or not?

    I was a new grad when I first started pdn and had no idea what I was doing when it came to vents. Luckily, there were two patients in the same house which meant two nurses so I always had someone to ask for help. I feel that without that experience I still wouldn't know what I was doing lol
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    New to peds PDN

    I would rather have a pediatric pen case over an adult case any day! Only downfall I've come across is it's so easy to get attached and if something happens it takes it's toll on you.
  3. NightNurseRN13

    A new puppy!!

    I am a lover of all animals, but under no circumstances would I accept responsibility for a family pet. It takes away time spent with my actual patient. If the family doesn't have time to take care of the animal themselves then they shouldn't have gotten it in the first place.
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    My body says "NO MORE NIGHTS"

    I've been a very consistent and reliable night shift worker. Our president told me I was good for the company. I just figured I would give them the chance to keep me if I'm that valued before I look elsewhere.
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    My body says "NO MORE NIGHTS"

    I use to be the girl that could nap all day and stay up all night, but recently on my days off I wake up no matter what at 7am and I'm up for the rest of the day and then suffer on the nights I work. I have RLS and when I don't have that I'm just a wreck trying to stay awake, it's awful. It's not safe at all.....
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    My body says "NO MORE NIGHTS"

    I've only been working for a little over a year as a nurse and with the same company and I think my body is saying "you can't work night shift anymore". I am miserable. At first it was great, it was a breeze, but now I can barely make it through 7 hours before I'm almost in tears. I love the company I work for. I'm thinking of calling and saying I will finish out the schedule, but please, please, please help me get on day shift. The only problem is, I can ONLY work between the hours of 8am-5pm and with PDN that's kinda hard to find. I'm prepared to tell my boss that if she can't help me then I'll have to put my 3 weeks notice in. Please tell me I'm not insane for wanting off night shift... my body, my mind and my family can't take it anymore.
  7. NightNurseRN13

    Miserable RN

    I was a new grad when I started home health. The job listing also said that it required a years worth of experience, but I applied anyway and talked with the nurse manager. They do make exceptions and often times will put you with the more stable clients until you get more experience and introduce more complex clients slowly. Worth a try! Good luck. :)
  8. NightNurseRN13

    First Med error??

    thank you klone :)
  9. NightNurseRN13

    First Med error??

    I don't foresee myself getting into trouble... I reported it to the oncoming nurse and she shrugged it off saying it doesn't work either route. I just feel bad because it's my first error.
  10. NightNurseRN13

    First Med error??

    I guess my train of thought was it's ophthalmic, the bottle says ophthalmic, the note says new order for ophthalmic... so it goes in the eye. I didn't think to call the pharmacy (not to mention) it wasn't open... I work graveyard shift at someones home. I know I made an error, thanks for expanding on what I should have been thinking.
  11. NightNurseRN13

    First Med error??

    But once the box was found it clearly said SL... I did do research on it because my memory of atropine was related to the heart, but everything that came up for ophthalmic was right on with what the bottle said to do and was for oral secretions.
  12. NightNurseRN13

    First Med error??

    No, the Mar was not updated and the bottle was not in the box it came in, so I read the instructions on the bottle.
  13. NightNurseRN13

    First Med error??

    PDN nurse here. Got to work and see a note saying New prn order for ophthalmic solution atropine for oral secretions, TID. I look at the Mar and see it was last given at 0800 and it's now 2300 so I find the bottle and read the instructions and it's to instill one drop in each eye TID, so I did. Later I was having a conversation about how it isn't seeming to work and the other nurse agreed with me that it doesn't work. Somehow it came up that I gave it in the eye and the other nurse said it was supposed to be sub-lingual. I showed her the note and the bottle and she found the box where it says it's supposed to be under the tongue. I should have looked for the box and the pharmacists printed instructions and I should have payed more attention to the dates of what "new order meant". I'm pretty sure this isn't a huge issue, but It's my first error and just wanting feedback.
  14. I'm sorry, but my first job was PDN and I've found it to be generally a great learning experience. I would base it off residual. There should be an order on when to hold and when not to. Also, I&O is a good thing to watch.
  15. NightNurseRN13

    Ouch, my back!

    Maybe this should be moved to private duty nursing so I can get suggestions on how to bring it up to my boss.
  16. NightNurseRN13

    Ouch, my back!

    Yes, I have a back brace that I use and I promise I use good body mechanics, but imagine a quad in a recliner that is low to the ground and her hoyer lift seat is too far up.... I can lean the recliner back, but I can't lift it up and I have to practically climb over the back of it to get underneath her shoulders, then get in front and pull the seat down so it's in the correct position. Using the hoyer lift to transport her from recliner to bed is no problem.
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