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grinnurse is a RN and specializes in Med/Surge.

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  1. Dumb HIPPA codes

    What's the dumbest HIPPA code you've heard? I admitted a pt yesterday and I had already suspected that the "elevator wasn't going all the way to the top" with this guy when I asked him if he wanted a to do a HIPPA code. I have found that most of th...
  2. Thank you note to preceptor after orientation?

    Definately not weird at all to thank someone who has helped you out. I sent my preceptor flowers at the end of my orientation with a card that had a picture of painting that I had done so after the flowers died she would always know that she touched...
  3. Ethical Death Issue

    I would have done exactly what you did and as a matter of fact have done that several times to my patients that I have known (by clinical signs and symptoms) are in the end stage of life. I have also even prayed when I went home at night for God to ...
  4. Anyone Doing Rn Program That Had A Hard Time In H.s Math??

    I was kind of like you in HS math-just skirting by and when I was thinking about going to NS and found out there was math I was devestated!! But then I took a nursing math class and they give you the formulas so that made it a little easier but I s...
  5. Patient Abandonment

    If you didn't take report and "control" of the patients then this is not patient abandonment IMO and I think it would be in the boards opinion as well. Sounds to me like she is just mad that you called her on her errors and knows that you will proba...
  6. How Many Days Do You Work?

    I am on self scheduling so I usually try to work3-4 days a week-depending on my financial needs at the time. Usually will work 3 in a row then 1. Although this week I scheduled my self for 5:uhoh21: . I like working the 3s as long as I have a co...
  7. Psyching yourself up to go to work..

    The way that I prepare for each shift is I listen to music on my way. Thank goodness for XM radio, I drive 45 minutes one way and can always find something to listen to usually upbeat and sometimes loud, but I am ready to work when I get there. On t...
  8. :confused: Ok..what happened...?

    Maybe ER isn't your "niche" and instead of quitting the field of nursing all together you should ask to be oriented to other departments. Maybe somewhere else would be a better fit for you and the personal goals that you have for yourself. How long...
  9. When a patient has a saline lock, do you clamp the site or leave it open. If you do..................why do you do it? If you don't..............................why not? I have always clamped and thought that it helped to save the site but I am heari...
  10. Most unforgettable nursing instructor

    My most unforgettable clinical instructor was Amy. We were her first "real" clinical group. It was our first "real" clinical as well. She was so patient with us and tried to calm us down before procedures giving us encouragement. She had the best...
  11. Help! I'm sinking!!

    Paula- Unfortunately-the first year is something we all have to get through:uhoh3: But like all the advice befor this post, the best thing is learn from your mistake and move on and know that there will be more to come no matter how prepared we are...
  12. Nurses Eat Their Young

    This is the time for you to make your stand. I have found in my short past as a nurse that if you don't put these remarks in their place then all you are going to do is build resentment toward these nurses and in the ER I think it is all about team...
  13. Does anyone like med-surg their 1st year?

    I started on Med Surge right out of NS last year and at first it was a "stepping stone" to bigger and better position. Now, a little over a year later I wouldn't work anywhere else. You see such a variety of illnesses and treatments it's like no ot...
  14. Med-Surg nursing... Who likes it? and why?

    Love Med/Surge here. Took the advice of my instructors and started on a Med/Surge unit right after grad in May 05 and haven't looked back since. There have been days when it has been really stressful dealing with all the things that you have to dea...
  15. New Grad-What should I do?

    Sorry to hear that you are having such a tough time. You spoke of the miscommunication about the BS of 377 can you elaborate on that? Was it a language problem? The last little paragraph said it all-you are not happy to be there and you don't feel ...