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Ivanna_Nurse BSN, RN

CCU MICU Rapid Response
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Ivanna_Nurse has 18 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in CCU MICU Rapid Response.

Hit the Floor Runnin' and teach 'em as you go

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    Dear preceptor

    This thread has been resurrected! I no longer am the preceptee but arrange the preceptors for the the new staff to have the best possible experience. I guide, counsel and coach. I have an open door and everyone can always come talk to me. I'm truly floored by how many people identify, understand and sympathize with this situation- which is kinda why I'm in the education and onboarding department now. Good AND bad, we all learn from all experiences and can make the nursing world better for those who come after us. ~much love, Ivanna
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    2015 University of Miami ROLL CALL!

    Hey guys! I'm starting the AGACNP program at University of Miami in a few weeks. It's going to be an amazing year, and honestly I can't wait to get started 😊 🙌🏼 Who else is going with me? ~Ivanna
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    anyone who may need confidence protected at our facilty has a password protected "break the glass" feature. Even if you hop on someone else's open computer, you need to enter your password and state the business of why you're looking. Recently a few radiology personnel were fired because they were nosy and wanted to know if a fellow employee was pregnant. Our place does not tolerate that behavior. Chart audit time.... ~Ivanna
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    New grad struggling...should I stick it out?

    as far as time management, that is learned. To go to another unit or specialty, is going to require retraining and a whole different mindset as far as time and how you prioritize. ICU is stressful! Especially in a big unit with no "warm fuzzy" people like yourself. I get it, Ive been there. Work on your "brain" the sheet you write all of your things on, use one piece of paper and fold in half. start a system of how to get things checked off. As you begin to understand the flow of the unit from a nursing perspective, you'll begin to piece it together. If you are on days, maybe nights may suit you better. Ask the advice of those you trust. Identify what takes your time. Is it accuchecks? Entering vitals? Charting your head to toe? Inquire about what works for people. Ask the nurse thats been there 20 years and you'll get an answer. Also ask the one that started last year. Chart in the room if you can, if you're logged in to give meds, chart your assessment, or your lines, or whatever. Devise a strategy, and make it work.. You will have to revamp, but it will work. Hang in there. The first year out of school, learning to be a nurse and learning critical care superimposed into that is hard. Don't give up. It gets better. ~Ivanna
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    New Rapid Responder

    Welcome to the fold... its fun, its challenging...sometimes it makes you crazy. ...or maybe thats just me. ~Ivanna
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    BSN or MSN

    food for thought.... in the setting of the affordable care act and more and more physicians employing the assistance of NPs, and the ability for NPs to work freestanding in certain areas, my money is on DNP, ARNP or something along these lines. Many programs are streamlined to carry you from one into another. ~Ivanna
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    Left Speechless

    oh wow. Im tearing up. Beautifully written, thought provoking and makes us take a minute. ~Ivanna
  8. Totally thought I wanted to do ob while I was in school.... Got to the ob rotation and hated it! Did ER as my last clinical.. Thought I loved it. Wound up in medical icu and now rapid response. I've always been fascinated with pregnancy, and wanted to be a clc... I was surprised by my own self when I hated ob!! Ivanna
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    Asymptomatic hypothermia

    Wonder if he's getting septic....
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    Anyone else have a problem with this ad?

    That's really sad
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    Xray tech~ more $$$ than RN???

    Lol :) I can just hear this booming voice in my head as I read this...
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    Fall risk question. Need help

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    Rapid Response Team

    Totally true... It never ends well when I get ignored. I am the proverbial squeaky wheel! I'm all about getting these pts the treatment they need and the level of care they deserve!! Ivanna
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    Does anyone work as Rapid Response?

    I was going to put in a hella long post and write out all kinds of stuff but this is my job in a nutshell :). I love my job! Silly calls, Codes, troubleshooting, you name it... I'm here!
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    Is it possible for a RN to work five 12 hr days?

    I'm semi oldish... 34. And sorta in shape. Round IS a shape! I work 3 12s for my regular position and at least one extra 12 if not 2 every week. For me, it's easy money and I don't mind going. But you have to love the job or you will feel like toast! Ivanna
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    Which shift do you prefer, 7pm-7am or 7am-7pm and why?

    I love love love 7p to 7a. More money and more of a challenge because of less support staff. I can still have a portion of my day on the days I start my stretch and cheat the system and get up early or stay up "late" on the mornings that begin my days off. I seem to have a personality that fits the night shift better and the concept of getting up naturally in the afternoon beats getting up in the am with an alarm! I'll be on nights forever! :) Ivanna