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  1. Dragonfly949697

    Stress and anxiety prior to shift?

    Great advice! Thank you!
  2. Dragonfly949697

    Stress and anxiety prior to shift?

    Ive been a nurse for 13 years. I began a new job on an oncology floor in January. I love it. Great team work and support (with exception of a few lol). Problem is.....I have stress and anxiety the day/night prior to shift. I dont sleep well, i guess anxious on what the day is going to bring ahead as far as new experiences/heavy team/pt crashing? It's very frustrating because I feel confident and know I have the support. I ruin my days off by looking ahead to when I work next. Anyone else feel this way and if so any suggestions? Thank you!
  3. Dragonfly949697

    Bad day......need thoughts

    Thanks guys for all your response. I appreciate the support!
  4. I work on a med surg tele unit that does that. We all meet at nurse station at a set hour every day. Very helpful in collaboration and communication to produce better pt outcomes.
  5. Dragonfly949697

    Bad day......need thoughts

    Yes you guys are right. Just frustrating. I appreciate your words of support. Thank you very much.
  6. Dragonfly949697

    Bad day......need thoughts

    So a bad day of orientation. I've been a nurse for 11 years. Just went back to med surg. Today we had a slightly emergent issue and I was asked to spike and prime tubing with NS. The IV bags I find hard to pop the tubing entry and though i had popped the top. Other nurse walks over and pulls it out of my hand and pops the top. Gives it back to me so I'm priming the tube and halfway through she reaches over and yanks it out of my hands and proceeds to put it in pump and looks at it and says did you prime it? I said I was in the middle of priming when you took it from me. Made me feel stupid and uneducated. On top of that I've either had a preceptor that is a new employee and focused on tasks so I dont get hands on computer documentation etc......or i get someone that is so used to computer doc they blow through. I'm getting so very frustrated. Any thoughts would help.....thank you.
  7. Dragonfly949697

    Struggling with report

    I feel your frustration. We have all been there. The most important component for keeping everything organized for me is an organized set report sheet and writing down details throughout the day. You can google nurse report sheets. They have all kinds to print. Just need to find the one that works best for you and your environment. Once you find one that works report will become easier and smoother the more you use it.
  8. Dragonfly949697

    IV meds and dilution

    I am returning to med surg after 8 years of another speciality. I am trying to find good resources concerning IV meds that need to be diluted in NS as well as iv compatability. Can anyone shout out meds that need to be diluted or reference a resource page or site? Thanks!
  9. Dragonfly949697

    IV meds and dilution

    I am returning to med surg after 8 years of another speciality. I am trying to find good resources concerning IV meds that need to be diluted in NS as well as iv compatability. Can anyone shout out meds that need to be diluted or reference a resource page or site? Thanks!
  10. Dragonfly949697

    Is this really what it's all about?

    As a hospice nurse of three and 1/2 years if feel that I use every morsel of nursing education. I agree with the above that the nursing process is crucial (obviously for all nursing) but heavily crucial in hospice. Yes...we have technical skills, however it is through the nursing process that we assess and evaluate our patients and re-eval based on outcomes. It is good to think outside of the box and get into why we came into nursing in the first place. Every pt is a psych-social, physical, and spiritual. In a nutshell hospice nursing is very much a hollistic practice meaning we treat the pt as whole and in entirity....not just one specific problem or disease process. We do deal with heavy meds (morphine, dilaudid, ativan......(list goes on) for sx relief (sob, nausea, pain, anxiety/agitation....etc), through all routes including picc's, mediports, sub-q, and injection. We also have pts with trachs, drains....etc. I would recommend a year of med-surg to really have an instinctual grasp on the nursing process and critical thinking. I feel hospice nursing for me is the ultimate reward and I always feel full and blessed to make the best in the rest of quality of life a pt has, relief of pt suffering, and family support. Good luck:)
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