cecile9155 replied to SilverBells's topic in Nursing
We've had admissions on all holidays and I have them on the overnight shift fairly often. Our admissions nurse and management never help with admissions anyway so really it's no different. Other than the crappy pharmacy always tries to refuse to del...
It takes longer for Nursys to update. Your license number will appear on the Iowa BON first. I took mine on a Friday and had a license number by Monday. The actual license came in the mail later that week.
Sometimes you have to. I had a resident who wanted me to get her ice water. An aide stuck her head in the door and told me quietly that another resident was on the floor. I told the resident that wanted the ice water that I would get back to her ...
cecile9155 replied to allnurses's topic in Nursing
Had a new patient who was concerned about her insulin dose being too high and asked me to wake her up and check her blood sugar again at 2 am. When I did, it was well over 300. Her response, "Well, it might have been the chocolate bunny I ate."
At our facility we have a policy dictating that we have to use a vanderlift to transfer a patient after a fall. If someone has an obvious serious injury like a potential hip fracture, the paramedics transfer the patient off the floor.