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explorereb96 ADN, BSN

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explorereb96 has 36 years experience as a ADN, BSN and specializes in Pediatrics Telemetry CCU ICU.

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  1. Why lift foot of bed up to lift pts in bed?

    A patient with ICP would most likely be in the ICU. I don't know many ICU's that utilize PCTs and if they do those PCTs are specially trained AND take report with us nurses. Either way, with the knowledge of this person with ICP should not be place...
  2. Why lift foot of bed up to lift pts in bed?

    Our hospital literally has NO tools. We have NO Hoyer lift. The only slideboard we have is for transfer. so we have Chux pads and a draw sheet and beds that can go into Trendelenburg. So if a patient slides down to the end of the bed, and is 200 ...
  3. Why lift foot of bed up to lift pts in bed?

    you answered your own question. IF you have the staff to "lift" a patient over 200 lbs without sliding them, more power to you. We all aren't so lucky.
  4. Why lift foot of bed up to lift pts in bed?

    Well to be fair common sense cannot be taught. You either have it or you don't. You can teach ways to aquire common sense and critical thinking but I believe experience is the only real teacher. It's simple physics. I am sorry for the patient, ...
  5. Suicide Risk Assessment

    In our EMR (Cerner) on admission, there is a Suicide risk assessment area in which we fill out. OK fine, but do we really have to chart the suicide risk assessment on every patient every shift? It seems ridiculous to me. Yes, if we identify someone ...
  6. Bedside Report

    Well I think for at least 6 months we should ALL do it and do it like they want us to, When it starts costing them exorbitant amounts of money in overtime they will b*tch about it. Then we can all chime in together to say, "well, lets just INVESTI...
  7. Words You Hate

    Octreotide ugghh I'll stick to Sandostatin
  8. Sleeping On Unit

    It sounds pessimistic but I have never completely trusted anyone. Sounds like you need to brush up on Labor Law and harassment. They don't deserve your tears. Start by going into HR and asking that the write up be rescinded, that you felt pressure...
  9. Nurse Severely Beaten Injured By Patient

    Well to be fair....if the nurse received bare minimum PPE you can bet that they didn't make ANY available to the other staff at all. The management of that facility is foremost at fault. If that facility was accepting OVID positive patients, they s...
  10. Preceptor is a bully....

    gender comes to mind
  11. Preceptor is a bully....

    Excuse me.... but there are plenty of ******** in nursing. I have seen much in my 37 years that warrant worse than being called a *****. She has earned her title and should either wear it proudly or change her crappy attitude. If I was a patient...
  12. How do I refuse to care for a patient

    Your supervisor would be the first person to talk to. Tell them your problem, accept the assignment so she can bear witness. She may have the patient reassigned to another nurse to see if it's "a patient problem" or "a nurse problem." Difficult pat...
  13. New protocol - No report from ER to floor...

    We have SBAR faxed to the floor after bed control and charge agree on the room. Fine, if the SBAR had more than a name on it. And, if the charge nurse actually tells the assigned receiving nurse that the patient is coming. It makes for a cluster**...
  14. New protocol - No report from ER to floor...

    All we get from the ER is an SBAR which really is just basic. The GOOD ER nurses will at least put in their admitting diagnosis, small synopsis of why they came in, their IV site and any fluids rec'd, last vital signs, their monitor info, meds they...
  15. Learn something new everyday!