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Kallie3006 ADN

Surgical, Home Infusions, HVU, PCU, Neuro

I have been an RN since 2012 and am currently pursuing my BSN with the hopes of being in an FNP program in the near future.

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Kallie3006 has 7 years experience as a ADN and specializes in Surgical, Home Infusions, HVU, PCU, Neuro.

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    Questionable actions that make you go hmm?

    Surgical unit-- Goal of the day- pain >4 DC instructions- no important decision making, driving or Facebook while taking Norco Report that patient has been here for a couple days post fall and we are not doing anything for them- pt had surgery 2 days ago and you charted on the sx site
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    Surgical Center Nursing

    I know in Tx the BON has the scope of practices available to look at
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    New Electronic Medical Record + Short Staffing = Danger

    When we went live with computer charting, from paper, we had super users available, only had 2-3 patients at first and employees of the program company that came around and checked on everyone. The doctors also had extra support staff on their side that assisted with their layout and questions. The facility also provided snack and beverage carts that came around the units, a specific theme each day as well as massage chairs with massage therapists. Dang we was spoiled, needless to say the transition was not stressful at all and your situation sounds like a nightmare and patient safety isn't a priority at all. I hope this is fixed soon for all of you.
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    This is horrible

    I couldn't imagine what families are going through when it comes to the involvement of their children, and how their lives are affected by this woman. I know first hand how life-altering a false positive drug test is and how completely time, mind, body and soul consuming trying to prove innocence is. My life was turned upside down because of a drug test that was incorrectly reported to my employer and subsequently the BON, but my children were not involved in that nightmare. And $2,000 bond?!? That's outrageous and does not seem fair at all in comparison to the time lost between those families this being attempted to destroy.
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    Feeling like a new grad all over again. Stick it out?

    When I changed hospitals I felt like being a new grad would have been easier, the charting system about killed me. Learning anything new takes time and how much depends on you and the exposure you are getting to whatever element you are having to learn. Look up policies and procedures on whatever drips or procedures you are having to do and familiarize yourself with them. Do you not have a preceptor that is able to help show you this? If not, find out who you need to talk to and who you are able to call and ask. Don't be afraid or ashamed to ask questions or seek help, especially if you don't know.
  6. This was my thought as well, triaging is a skill that is developed over time and experience, IMO
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    Expiration date checks on supplies

    I work at a hospital in Texas and we do not do anything of this sort and we get surveyed like anyone else. Seems like a waste of time and manpower that could surely be used in a more productive way.
  8. If this was the worst thing that happened to her ( The Doc) this shift, then I would say that is a pretty good shift.
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    I am not good at nursing

    I once gave a 1x dose of ativan for a patient that the neurosurgeon wanted to watch his EEG on. The doc told me he was ordering it and for what so once it came up to pull I did so and pushed it, then told the doc. Was the doc ready to go? Heck to the no. The day was crazy and I was trying my best to stay afloat. I had been a nurse for 3 years when this happened. A nurse I used to work with guy a patient from PACU who was in a lot of pain when they got to the floor so she gave the ordered prn pain med. She failed to look at the mar to see when it was given last, and it was to soon. She had been a nurse for over 10 years. I went to a new hospital and learning the charting was horrible for me. This system was awful, and I still stand by that. I missed a whole rotation of antibiotics, new orders and lab results. I swear being experienced was a disadvantage, it was horrible. I now charge on that same unit. Book smarts is wonderful until it's not. You are learning to draw connections between what you learned in school and how it applies to your patient population. A+B=C or D or Y and YLMK, school teachers you A+B=C and the rest comes with time and practice. If you can go in early and read over your patients info, get labs and imaging results, write meds and times down, and your orders for the day, then use this to get you a game plan down. Cluster your care when possible, and ask questions. I used to write down different diagnosis and meds used and studied them, then when I would get a patient with said dx I would have an idea of what to expect. Get you a brain, one that works for you so even through the chaotic times you have a reference of what is due and when. Get organized. Have you thought about nights? Nights has it's own set of advantages and disadvantages but generally the pace isn't so fast like days, you usually don't have many admits or discharges. This could help you feel more comfortable in your work environment and you critical thinking. You sound like you are someone that is willing to learn, accept when mistakes are made to learn and grow from. Don't give up yet, you're still new.
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    Sam's Law

    Sam was working as a camp counselor for children with special needs over Labor Day weekend in 2016 where she hit her head on a bunk bed and that caused her to have a seizure. This seizure was the first one she had and was healthy in all other aspects. She was involved in sports, active in her community and church and had a special imprint she left on all she met. In the early morning of December 1st Sam suffered a grand mal seizure in her home where she was then taken to a hospital about 20 minutes from Kilgore where she remained in ICU. The grand mal seizure deprived her brain of oxygen, rendering her brain dead, and was taken off of life support on Dec 3 where she passed away with her family at her side. Sam's family followed through with Sam's wishes on her being an organ donor, something of which she registered herself as when she turned 18. Sam was able to continue to bring happiness and joy into people's lives even when hers was completed, something of which her family takes great pride and honor in. Sam's mother is a teacher in a town near Kilgore and wanted to ensure that those that come into contact with children are able to respond appropriately to those children who have been diagnosed with epilepsy. Sam's family only had a couple of months of her diagnosis before she had the seizure that claimed her life. Sam's family wanted to do something to positive from something so tragic and unexpected. I hope this helps answer some of the questions you had on the story on Sam's Law.
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    Unsafe Environment for Graduate Nurse?

    You have to also remember that you have the power to NOT accept an assignment if you feel that it is not safe or not in your scope of practice. You may lose your job for refusing an assignment or may face disciplinary action (or may not), within the facility, but you do have a choice and have to ask yourself if it is safe or not.
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    My school passing was a 78 and if you failed you had an opportunity to join the following class if space permitted. Each class we had a Hesi and Capstone at the end and if you didn't get above a certain score then you were required to take a remediation course in order to proceed in the program. Also during check offs you have 2 chances to pass or you were kicked out of the program. I don't believe your program is shady. Remember that their job is to provide you a foundation to pass boards. Nursing school is not a picnic in the park and some programs even have wait lists to even have a chance to be accepted.
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    Have you approached the techs in a nonthreatening manner asking what they feel you didn't help with and what can be agreed upon to reestablish your coworker relationship? If not then I would start there.
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    New Graduate, Only one interview, Should I Be Picky

    I would call the unit manager. Be short and sweet, " Ms. OB, I was just following up with my email to schedule a shadowing shift. I know you are extremely busy but I was wondering if I could schedule that?" Show interest but don't be wordy. If you can't get her by phone email her again. If you know people on that unit see if they can put a bug in her ear. Keep applying and keep interviewing, don't just stop and put you future on hold for something that you do not know. You will learn a lot as a new grad on any unit and those skills will make you marketable in the long run. This will also get your foot in the door and you may have an opportunity to transfer to a different department down the road. Google nursing interview questions and review those. Think of how you would respond and, like Smilingblueyes said, review the hospital's core values and mission statement. Have someone mock interview with those questions. You have to learn to sell yourself. Best of luck!
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    Any more openings?
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    Iv drip chamber vents

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/25953689&ved=2ahUKEwjai_C7nariAhUMd6wKHRmxBskQFjAUegQIBBAB&usg=AOvVaw2Le1dk3JCISrFy67Aw3dlw&cshid=1558359579626 This article may provide some insight to your question!

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