WanderingWilder ASN

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WanderingWilder is a ASN and specializes in Med-Surg.

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  1. ineffective breathing pattern would be related to the breathing pattern is it too fast, too slow, shallow, accessory muscles being used, purse lip breathing? ineffective airway clearance would be a nonproductive congestive cough or inability to clear...
  2. Finished with nursing/do I get half my money back?

    How much you get back will depend on your school. They all have different policies. There should be a calendar with add/drop dates and refunds on your schools website.
  3. Two 13-week travel assignments, at once - feasible?

    Stipends are tax free because it pays for housing, the second stipend wouldn't be paying for your housing (since the housing is already paid for by the first stipend) which is why it isn't tax free.
  4. Castle Branch?

    I did use castle branch, but I didn't have to do fingerprints for school just the background check. I did have to be fingerprinted for my nursing licence though and I mailed them in to the board. Its most likely a requirement of the hospital you will...
  5. Stethoscope

    I have a cardio iv and a classic iii. I actually like the classic iii better. I can hear as well as with it as I can with the cardio iv and but its lighter. You can take the diaphragm off of the bell side to make it a traditional bell just like with ...
  6. How do you handle touchy/feely coworkers?

    Then tell her that, next time it happens say "I'm not very touchy with people I don't know well, but hopefully we will get to that point" say it with a smile and it shouldn't hurt feelings.
  7. Messed up and the end of career path.

    Have you looked into clinical teaching jobs? There is a larger need for clinical instructors then lecture instructors because of the ratio requirements. What about any openings in the hospital for educators, teaching orientations? 12 days in a row is...
  8. When to change name (marriage)?

    If you two are so sure that you want to get married that you are ready to change your last name now, can I suggest getting a "courthouse" type wedding and then you can plan a big wedding later. It will be much easier to change your last name with a m...
  9. Had a horrible weekend...

    It wasn't just your mistake, it was the MD's and the pharmacy's too. We are the last person before the medication gets to the patient but its on the team to catch these things. At my hospital any thing that requires a central line has a red sticker o...
  10. Commuting to clinicals from 1 hr away??

    I was an hour and ten minutes away from clinical and classes, four days a week. You get used to the drive. I now work at a hospital that is an hour and ten minutes away from where I live. The drive to work isn't bad but man the drive home after a 12 ...
  11. Trigger Warning!

    I think the idea of giving a warning is stupid. On the other hand the idea of political correctness just used to be considered being polite and having manners. People should know their audience and know a person well enough to decide if this is a con...
  12. New nurse struggling

    I started on the float pool too and discovered pretty fast it wasn't for me. When I saw an opening on med surg I talked to my supervisor, she was very supportive and I was able to move. I felt bad, but she said that they want the nurses to be happy a...
  13. In and Out Privileges

    Our patients aren't allowed to leave the floor for liability reasons. If they want to go they have to leave AMA. Anyone who is safe to ambulate independently is free to walk the hallways on their own. For longer term patients we sometimes will take t...
  14. The instructor could have handled it more professionally for sure. No you wouldn't lose your licence for being late to work, you might lose your job if it happened enough but not your licence. You already know you shouldn't have emailed her, but I'm ...
  15. Failed for Clinical-but no proof

    Clinical is about learning to work as a nurse and function as part of a team. Part of that is letting your team know that you are off the floor or not available for patients. I understand what you are saying, yes the aide and nurse are still responsi...