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flyersfan88 specializes in Trauma, Orthopedics.

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  1. flyersfan88

    Help me understand....

    There are shortages in places no one wants to live. There is a glut of new grad nurses because there are an absurd amount of nursing programs churning out anyone willing to pay tuition. Help your chances by getting a job as a CNA/tech while in school...
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    How do people feel about male nurses?

    This topic belongs in the same fiery pit of hell that the "ED vs. the world" topics belong.
  3. flyersfan88

    Pre-Employment Nicotine Test

    I don't see how the OP is trying to "beat the system". She stopped using nicotine, and figured out how long it takes to get out of the system. There have been many posts on this topic in the past. She's not posting about making goldenseal tea or wate...
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    ER dropping the ball?

    I'm just sitting back waiting for everyone else to be as annoyed with this ridiculous thread as I am.
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    What are the teaching needs for this patient?

    1. Just because you haven't learned it yet doesn't mean it isn't an option. You are going to learn something new every single day of your career. 2. What's your reasoning for encouraging fluid intake in a CHF patient?
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    Using both ports of central line

    The only time I've seen a lumen used for one thing only is when a pt is receiving TON and they have a "TPN only" lumen. Red does not mean "blood draws only".
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    ER dropping the ball?

    Right? I can't think of ONE time we went on divert and it was when there were (quite literally) more dead bodies than beds/live bodies. We don't divert for anything.
  8. flyersfan88

    ER dropping the ball?

    Just have to say that is a ridiculously dumb policy and a waste of time. But really....it's a 24 hour job. Did you die having to start one on the floor?
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    ER dropping the ball?

    I don't work ED, but it takes extreme extreme extreme circumstances to go on divert where I am (inner city level 1). Probably because the hospital gets fined for going on divert. Either way, that isn't the nurse's call. I do agree with the "stop ...
  10. flyersfan88

    ER dropping the ball?

    You're expecting way too much. The ED isn't going to fix the white count before they come up. It is completely unreasonable to expect a field stick to be changed if it is working. It seems like anything the ED nurse missed was nothing you didn't find...
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    Please help with any tips for a new grad struggling

    Gotcha. Stuff like this gets better with time. Cluster all care. Cluster all charting as much as possible. You'll get a routine. It just takes practice. As for the people who grill you about irrelevant things...you learn how to tune them out....
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    Please help with any tips for a new grad struggling

    Q4 assessments on the floor? Really? Why? I'm a little confused as to why your patients are on the floor if the acuity requires that much assessment? Also....delegate. It does not take an RN to feed a patient. Do your neuro checks and vital signs ...
  13. flyersfan88

    Shift blaming

    It depends what is getting passed on. People forget that this is a 24 hour job and sometimes, not everything can get done. I for one hate the whining. Unless you're handing off to me 100 stat labs/a pt that hasn't voided in 10 hours because you didn'...
  14. flyersfan88

    Night Nursing: Precepting & Perception

    Easier to get orders. Easier to get them to assess a patient. Not having to hear "this can wait for dayshift" when it can't. I guess I'm referring to a different kind of burden that isn't just tasking. And I do both too. I get it. Clearly my or...
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    Night Nursing: Precepting & Perception

    You're seriously splitting hairs here.
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    Night Nursing: Precepting & Perception

    I mean, I rotate too. I guess I'm speaking for how it is where I am. Doctors and NPs and more CNA'S and tons of ancillary staff. Yeah, there are a ton more staff to help around during the day where I am.