What is "MB"?
A onsie works well to keep hands away from tubes, etc., on the abdomen. They come in all sizes https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019VHO83M?tag=sa-sym-new-20&linkCode=osi&th=1&psc=1
An oversized sleeper put on backwards is hard for the child to remove. It's even harder to for him to remove if you wrap a piece of duct tape over his sleeper, around his waist.
If he grabs things through the cloth of the onsie, you can sew an extra layer of a stiffer material - maybe corduroy - over the area that needs protection.
You might consider mittens.
What is a nursing intern?
I would spend my off-time during orientation reading up on every diagnosis, and reviewing every med that I would be responsible for giving.
But there is this: Is the 6 weeks orientation in writing? Are you willing to walk away if they tell you - after a week's training - that you're so wonderful that you don't need any more orientation?
What is NAVA and PPV?
Google says, "Nava is a public benefit corporation working to radically improve how government serves people." And the only PPV I could find was Pay Per View.
It has to be some type of ventilation system, right?
Been there, done that. You are not alone. As a new nurse, I looked like a High school student, and could have passed for Jr High.
It didn't bother me when patients asked if I was old enough to be a nurse. I knew I was.
Without a car, how did you get to work? My kiddos live all over, some in the city, but many out in the boondocks. I've had very few that I could have gotten to without a car.
Once you got a car, I'm sure a lot more opportunities opened up.
I like to always work in at least two families. That way, if one is unavailable, I still have current hours. Unavailable can mean a vacation, a hospitalization, they moved away, or my client died.
Unavailable can also mean that the parents want a different nurse. It happens. It's happened to me three times, although one of those times, it wasn't against me; it was because the parents wanted a specific nurse, and we couldn't both work at the same time.
Hey, it's better than before.
When I was a student nurse, we (students and nurses) had to stand up and give the doctor a chair at the desk. There was one seat at the desk in ER that only doctors could use. And the little doctor's library in ER was off-limits to nurses.
Kitiger replied to AlmostThere19's topic in Nurses
I used to wear a white uniform. The material was thin, and a penlight switched on in my pocket gave me enough light to walk in without bumping into anything. If I needed to see more, I took it out of my pocket.
Turning on the overhead is seldom necessary; the bathroom light on with the door ajar works great.
When I graduated, there was no NCLEX. Twice a year we had the opportunity to take Boards - a 2-day, 5-test series.
I fully expected to pass, and it wouldn't have occurred to me to compare myself to others to see if I could pass.
Everyone in my class passed, first sitting.
Kitiger replied to newnurselearningtheropes's topic in Nurses
When you have an open area, wear gloves or cover with a bandage. At work, I use New Skin Liquid Bandage or any generic liquid bandage. I can wash my hands as needed for several hours before the liquid bandage gets loose.
When you wash your hands, dry them all the way. Do not wash them more often than necessary.
At work, I put a dab of cream on the back of one hand and then rub the backs of my hands together. This helps moisturize the problem areas while keeping my palms and fingers grease-free.
Use a good hand cream when you go to bed.
Protect your hands from the cold and the wind. If it's cold outside, always make sure your hands are dry and covered.
Does it matter whether you are currently working there if they are sued? I would think they would go after any nurse who was involved, whether or not that nurse was still employed at the facility.
Give two weeks notice. To not do so will raise a red flag when you go for your next interview.
I would like to see them reclined for a while after breakfast and back to bed after lunch for a nap. Getting them back to bed right after breakfast while also trying to get everyone up and at 'em for the day doesn't seem reasonable. Or do you have extra help in the morning?
They do need to be reclined, though. Making a person sit upright all morning is bordering on cruel. Older bodies need to be moved. (Ask me how I know this bit of wisdom.)
Kitiger replied to allthesmallthings's topic in Specialties
The vent circuit can be attached to the person by using a flexible elastic belt that goes around the person's chest with a Velcro attachment to hold the vent. (See image). A cheap one can be made by attaching Velcro to the person's shirt using a clip, and then using the Velcro to wrap around the circuit.
There is also a device to hold the vent circuit to the trach ties, preventing it from disconnecting at the trach.
It is easier to turn the person away from you to position the diapers/slings, etc.. Keep the vent circuit clipped to his chest, and it should stay comfortable. Pay attention to how far under the hip the diaper, etc., needs to go in order for it to be right when you roll him back onto his back. Getting the sheets/pants/diapers/hoyer slings underneath the person and positioned correctly will come with time.
You can do this!