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  1. Help- IM injection question!

    I'd have to see the patient to give any specific advice, to be honest. That being said- I wouldn't use a 1 1/2" in the deltoid in your situation. I've hit bone with a 1" on a frail elderly man before. Go back to the pharmacy and ask for a smaller ne...
  2. I'm in the same boat as you! Complete introvert here and I feel like 80% of my job makes me uncomfortable because I have to deal with people. I don't have much for advice- I just try to make the most of my alone time on breaks and at home. I also try...
  3. Advice for ltc interview

    Don't blame your previous company or tell stories about how bad it was. It doesn't matter if it's true- most people won't care unfortunately. If they ask why you left it's enough to say that it wasn't a good fit with your values or something along t...
  4. I haven't been in your position - at all - but I thought I'd chime in because no one else has yet. I have a little baby (9 months old) and I went back to work when she was 6 months old. I think that if you have a lot of support, mostly from your hus...
  5. Med error advice

    Med errors are not uncommon and not unexpected. Be honest with your preceptor when you go back so she can help you work to prevent any future errors. What happened to make you think you made an error? Figure out what you can do differently next time!...
  6. Career change to nursing?

    As a Registered Psych Nurse in Canada I just want to chime in! If I could go back I wouldn't take the RPN program again. It really limits your future as a nurse and I'm regretting it now. I would go for your RN and then work in psych- you'll have muc...
  7. Antipsychotic Focused Surveys

    Our docs will occasionally prescribe PRN antipsychotics without a scheduled dose and I think it can work quite well at times. Talk to your doctor about it- why does he do it? Just because it's a big push to get rid of antipsychotics doesn't mean it's...
  8. New Job...

    You've had one shift. Just one. You should feel overwhelmed! You're not expected to get it yet! But it will come quickly- don't worry! Write down questions you have, ask for help whenever you need it. Watch how the other staff get through the shift- ...
  9. Peer interview

    Hey! I've never had a peer interview but I would try not to stress. It sounds to me like you did well in your initial interview- otherwise they wouldn't have scheduled the peer interview! I imagine they will mostly want to see how you communicate w...
  10. Amber Does the Unthinkable

    I completely understand where Amber was coming from- but I think she should have handled it better. Just hanging up on the other nurse was quite rude. I think she should have explained her situation to the other nurse and told her she would call back...
  11. What journals do you subscribe to?

    Thanks for this! I just joined the CGNa- I can't believe I didn't know about it before.
  12. What journals do you subscribe to?

    I love getting mail and I want to invest in a great nursing journal! What are you reading these days?
  13. Early Morning Nurses (and Nursing Students)

    I set a couple of alarms (just in case- I'm often up by the first one) and have my Keurig auto set for when I wake up so I can make coffee right away! I work exclusively day shift (0645-1500) so I guess I'm just in a pattern by now. I also have a ba...
  14. Which medications are given at bedtime?

    Are you asking for which medications are given at bedtime AND affect blood sugar at the same time? Depends on whether or not your patient is diabetic! Lantus/other long acting insulins, some sliding scale insulins and oral antidiabetics could all be ...
  15. Oh boy

    That sounds like a poorly done admission! Usually we have med orders before the patient even gets to us but if we don't I will get them from the on-call doc. I wouldn't give anything or enter anything without orders, personally.