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1KoolRN has 1 1/2 years experience and specializes in Rehab, Med/Surg.

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    Feb - Mar 2015 Caption Contest: Win $100!

    " I've always known that nursing is definitely nothing like your average, typical 9-5 desk job...but this here...just reeeaally puts a whole new spin on things! "
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    Feb - Mar 2015 Caption Contest: Win $100!

    "So...uhhh...yeah. I definitely ain't got time for THAT!"
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    Feb - Mar 2015 Caption Contest: Win $100!

    "Ya know...it's actually not that bad after all...I doubt anyone will really notice it's even missing..."
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    Feb - Mar 2015 Caption Contest: Win $100!

    "Well, it sure is nice to finally see our shower room getting put to good use!"
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    January 2015 Caption Contest: Win $100!

    Ohhh...what a load​ of CRAP !!
  6. Yes! Thank you!
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    New to Rehab Nursing

    Thanks for starting this thread!! And thanks to everyone for all the great advice!! I recently started days in a free standing acute rehab facility and absolutely LOVE it so far! I graduated in May '13 and spent my first 8 months doing nights on a med/surg unit. That was so insanely stressful, but I gained tons of invaluable experience! This new job has been a breath of fresh air, regardless of how busy it can get! I wanted to post a comment I left on another thread, in case anyone had some ideas to share ~ All of the advice given so far has been wonderful and so much appreciated!! Thanks again and also, in advance, to future posters
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    New Grad Rehab Nurse

    Thanks for starting this thread!! And thanks for all the great advice!! I would also love to hear how y'all organize your day. I work days and have been trying to put a brain together myself. We have 2 different computer programs: 1 for meds, orders, labs, records, etc and 1 specifically for assessments. We also update kardexes throughout the day, make a copy of each and then write up our reports for shift change on the back. So, there's already alot to keep up with! I've been experimenting with a task sheet with room to write down changes, new orders, etc. Just feels like there's still so much to keep up with. Also, if anyone has any tips or pointers for CBE, I would love you forever!! I was told day shift always needs to do a full assessment and address everything, regardless if there weren't any changes. Time management has been a big focus for me, as I'm sure it is for most nurses (esp new ones). Thanks so much for all the advice!!
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    Tired but would like to work

    Have you had your Vit. D level checked? May be a key factor for why you're so tired and also the insomnia. I got diagnosed with narcolepsy in May and have had some relief with meds, but not much. About 2 months ago, I started seeing a neurologist and she's helped me get my B's and D levels up (which were super scary low!) been feeling so much better since, even though my D level is still below normal, but I've been able to cut back almost 1/2 of what I was talking to help me stay awake! Been sleeping solid too!!
  10. Not sure if it's just me, but I'm not able to see the list 😕
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    My comment from another shoe forum 😊 https://allnurses.com/showpost.php?p=8203045
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    Nursing shoes that aren't clogs

    My comment from another shoe forum 😊 Cute styles in white too! https://allnurses.com/showpost.php?p=8203045
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    What is your opinion on getting the flu shot?

    What are your opinions on this article...? http://www.realfarmacy.com/johns-hopkins-scientist-reveals-shocking-report-flu-vaccines/
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    Nurse mates shoes, any good opinions

    I got these shoes about a month ago and haven't even thought about my feet!!! Except when someone compliments the shoes, lol! I'm in LOVE with how comfy, cute and supportive they are! There are 2 downsides though: 1) The sizing is way off and runs like 2 sizes too small (I wear 8-1/2 to 9 or 39-40 EUS, and ordered a 41 EUS). They fit well but are a little loose, so idk if a 40 would be perfect or too small. I've been completely happy with the 41, with that being said 😉 2) They aren't very slip-resistant. Here's a link to the pair I got: http://www.allheart.com/m/spring-step-womens-firefly-leather-slip-on-shoe/p/spfirefly/ I'm not certain if what all I mentioned above applies to the other styles, so keep that in mind. It's been so refreshing to finally find a supportive shoe, so I can focus on my patients instead of my back, knee and foot pain!
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    Need some comic relief from all this Ebola-ness?

    Always a classic 😍mmmmm
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    Need some comic relief from all this Ebola-ness?