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  2. I'm a new grad nurse and I'm in the ED. I like the Unbound series of apps, like Nursing Central. Just curious as to what your favorite apps are for the iPhone.
  3. Monica97

    New grad now in the ED

    Hello everyone!I understand we are just getting started here and this forum, but I think it is great that you have a forum for ED nurses. I am also a paramedic and I know of a few sites for medics, but haven't seen any specifically for ED nurses. I have worked in a large ED for 5 years as a tech. I would love to hear from any ED nurse who has some knowledge/humor about their experiences working in the ED.
  4. Hello everyone. Love this new site and cannot wait to see it grow. I am a new grad working in the ER and recently took my NCLEX. Today was the end of my second week of orientation. I am still not sure if I passed or not. I love working in the ER but on my third day on the job, very first thing in the morning, EMS brings in a six week old infant who was in respiratory arrest and asystole. It was probably too late when the mom woke and discovered that the baby wasn't breathing, but we did everything we were supposed to do for about a half-hour. There just wasn't any more hope. That will probably end up being the most difficult and heartbreaking memory of my entire nursing career. It wasn't even that the baby was dead at only 6 weeks old, but the mother's grief and anguish that tore my heart out as I am a mother myself. Anyway, I came back the next day- so I guess that counts for something. Any tips for a new grad working in the ER??Thanks!
  5. Nursing is a truly rewarding and character-building profession filled with countless opportunities for personal and professional growth. Many students and newly-qualified nurses don’t realize just how many specialties are available until they get their first taste of the job. There are a multitude of career paths available to you. Here are a few tips to help you choose which option is right for you. 1. Identify the Areas of Nursing You Enjoy Once you have experience in nursing — either in employment or in placement as a student — you should know what makes you happiest. For example, you might find working with children particularly rewarding. You might be drawn to surgery, or perhaps oncology is something you feel passionate about. Try to get experience in as many areas of nursing as you can. Becoming a specialist requires a lot of your time, and there are often cost implications to consider. You need to be absolutely sure that your chosen specialty will give you the job satisfaction you’re looking for. 2. Connect with Specialty Associations Nursing specialties often have a professional organization. Connect with that association and get as much information as you can. Find other nurses in the specialty to find out what the pros and cons are. What are the strengths and weaknesses? Where does that specialty see itself in the future with regards to coming healthcare changes and billings? You could also check the educational and experience requirements for each branch of nursing. Do your "due diligence" because you will be investing your time, sweat and tears and this specialty as it will become your life. By spending the extra time now in making this decision, you are minimizing the need to start over in another specialty in the future. 3. Connect with Nurses Online Nothing and no one can prepare you for what lies ahead in your preferred specialty like a practicing nurse can. You may have researched the profession extensively, but you can never really know what the job entails until you’ve done it yourself. The next best thing, however, is a first-hand account of the job from someone who experiences it every day. Fortunately for you, there are thousands of discussions on the subject of nursing online — and they’re happening every day. The amount of information out there is staggering, and it all comes from people who have lived and breathed various nursing specialties for years. Sites such as TheNurseForum.com break down the discussion into all the various specialties, so you can find the advice and insights you need without too much searching. 4. Consider the Technical Aspects of the Job While you don’t need to be the next Steve Jobs to excel in technology-reliant areas of nursing, you will need to demonstrate a reasonable aptitude for tech. For example, a career as a cardiovascular nurse involves electrocardiographic rhythm interpretation. You may need to master the process of mechanical ventilation or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation — using the latest technology. If this is something that fills you with dread, psychiatric or geriatric nursing might be better options. Be comfortable with you level of technical skills and don't put yourself in a situation where you may be in over your head. 5. Assess Your Skills and Personality There are many nursing specialties to choose from, so it’s important to take your time when searching for the option that’s best for you. Whether you’re considering a career as a travel nurse or a palliative nurse, you need to know which path suits your personality, your home life and your skillset. There are several nursing self-assessment surveys on the Internet that can help you make the right decision. Answer the questions honestly, and you’ll get some recommendations at the end of the process. Finding the right nursing specialty is a journey rather than a decision. Once you are qualified and you’re working, explore your options using your own experiences and advice from people in the know. Good luck! You chosen an amazing and ever-changing career path. You will find your own path, but reviewing your options early on can save you the headache of future changes.
  6. RNWillTravel

    Struggling With Watching My First Patient Die

    I can appreciate a question like this. Every situation is different and I would hope that others chime in as well. I'll try to add my 2 cents if you don't mind. Coping with the death of your patient is not you can learn from the books. So don't believe you can ever truly be prepared for it. It is a process. It is something that we learn as we go. Whether you knew your patient for 5 minutes of 5 years, it can be hard......but it is part of the job. As you get more experience throughout your years as a nurse, you become better at managing your emotions and grief. It is common for any healthcare worker, or in this case, a nurse, try to rationalize away the sadness and suppress the feelings. This would be wrong. Remember to remain professional and composed after a patient dies. Suppressing the feeling can be dangerous to your psyche. When you are apart from the event or setting, talk to someone to release the emotions and grieve properly. Being on this site is a beginning and I am sure as this site grows you will hear more and more stories of how blessed we are to have been a part of these individuals lives and care for them like we do. Don't scrutinize every moment you spend with the patient after they die. You may wonder what you could have done better or differently, but don't. Just know that you have made a difference already. They just want to be listened to and taken care of. Just the fact that you have come to this site and expressed these feelings lets me know that you have gone above and beyond for this patient and that you should be proud of being able to be in that position. You can make things easier for her by doing what you have been trained to do and simply being there to talk. Just being in the presence of a patient like this is comfort within itself for them. You can make things easier for her family by showing them that you care. The family finds it very comforting just knowing the nurse cares. That takes a lot of weight off of them as they come and go, knowing their loved one is in good hands. I hope this helps, but being that I'm fairly new myself, I have not been in a situation where I was close and the patient passed. I'm sure I'll have my day and when I do, I'm going to come back here and hope I could share and be comforted in knowing that we are all doing our best and making a difference.
  7. RNWillTravel

    Hello everyone!

    Hello, I am new today to site. Actually, the site seems to be new too! I love it! Much needed! Thanks! Wondering if there are many travel RN's on this site?
  8. RNWillTravel

    I Can't Wait To Use This At Work!

    Now that is a good one!
  9. Hi everyone. I am reaching out for some guidance. I've been a homecare nurse for almost a decade and I absolutely love it. Up until now, I've always cared for people with a longer life expectancy, such as cerebral palsy patients. I've been with an ALS patient for a little over a year, and it's absolutely heartbreaking to see how much she has declined in that time. We have developed a friendship and it's getting really hard for me to cope with her approaching death. I am going above and beyond for her and her family and it helps me feel fullfilled, but I know that heart break is inevitable.. I guess I just need to hear from nurses who have been through it. I never overlap with any of her other nurses so I don't know them well enough to talk to them about the pain. What are your stories? How did you cope? How can I make things easier for her and her family? Thank you.
  10. By Fenit Nirappil May 24, 2018 The D.C. Department of Health has warned hundreds of nurses that their personal information was inadvertently exposed in the online licensing portal and is offering them one year of credit-monitoring services. A nurse navigating the nursing board’s online portal somehow ended up on a nonpublic portion of a database that included the Social Security numbers, names and addresses of nurses, said Department of Health spokesman Tom Lalley. [Continue Reading]
  11. By Emily Holland May 25, 2018 10:39 a.m. ET Telemedicine has grown rapidly in recent years. Now hundreds of schools are bringing it to the nurse’s office. School nurses say telemedicine helps them treat students faster right at school, reducing risk of infection, getting the students back to class faster and relieving a big burden on the students’ families......... [FULL WSJ ARTICLE]
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  13. Even if you're incredibly qualified for a position, you may still fear the interview process. Fortunately, if you're interviewing for a nurse position, you have some advantages over other job seekers since nurses are so much in demand. Statistics project that the need for RN jobs will grow by 16 percent between 2014 and 2024, leading to record shortages, especially in the West and South. A variety of other nursing positions are in equal demand. Still, a good interview performance will help you get exactly the job you want, rather than just any job. That's why preparing for the interview is key to landing the right position. Learn About the Employer This tip seems obvious, but interviewees often don't do much research on their potential employer. You need to do more than simply skim the top Google searches. You should research the company's website and find articles written about it by reliable sources. Talk to nurses and other personnel who work there, if possible. When the interviewer asks what you know about the company, the answer shouldn't be "Not that much." Practice Your Answers Numerous sites list questions you may be asked in your interview and may even suggest responses. While you should never give a false answer, there is nothing wrong with having prepared, truthful responses to difficult questions like "What is the biggest nursing mistake you've made?" You shouldn't parrot them to the interviewer, but express them naturally. A little preparation will keep you from stumbling over questions that you know the answers to. Prepare Physically and Mentally Get enough sleep the night before the interview. Otherwise, you may be tired and wired, not a good combination for a job seeker. Don't skip breakfast or forget to drink enough water, either. When your body is in good shape, your mind will be better off as well. It's normal to be nervous, but for some people, anxiety is a real issue. Simply practicing the interview with a trusted friend can help relieve this stress. Yoga and exercise can also help put you in the right state of mind. Consider meeting up with friends the night before and taking in a movie or a nice meal. This type of self-care helps you put forth your best self. Additional Steps No matter how prepared you are, things like traffic jams and a malfunctioning GPS can trip you up on interview day. Set double alarms that give you time to properly prepare for your appointment. Lay out your clothes the night before. Also, drive to the interview site before your interview. That way you know how long it will take to get there and exactly where it is. Taking a wrong turn on the day of can make you late and flustered. If you are fighting anxiety, consider taking an Uber or having someone drive you to the interview so you won't have to worry about navigating the route. As a nurse, you are entering a friendly job market, but you still want to nail your interviews in order to get the best position possible. Preparation will help relieve your nerves and allow you to impress your interviewers with your abilities and personality. Keep in mind that your interviewers want you to do well and will work to put you at ease. Have confidence in yourself and all the work you have put into your education and skills. Sources http://www.aacnnursing.org/News-Information/Fact-Sheets/Nursing-Shortage https://nurse.org/articles/12-job-interview-tips-for-nurses/ https://www.thebalancecareers.com/nurse-interview-questions-and-advice-2061215
  14. Facility in the heart of Denver seeks F/T RN for High Risk L&D Unit for 13 week contract with high possibility of extensions. Must have previous travel experience, at least 2 years working in high risk LDR. Experience working on units that handle anywhere from 200-300+ births per month is a must. Must also have AHA BLS, ACLS, NRP, and NCC External Fetal Monitoring Certification (or) AWHONN Advanced Fetal Monitoring. Will take call shifts. Schedule will be 12 hour shifts, Days and Nights/Weekends as needed. Employment Type Travel Compensation Up to $1700.00
  15. Position type available is full time with the ability to make your own schedule! As a Home Health Registered Nurse, you will visit multiple patients' homes each day and provide them with a full range of personalized, acute care, which may include instruction on chronic disease management and medication, pain management, wound care, IV infusion, and post-operative instruction. Bowes In Home Care (BIHC) Is a rapidly growing home health company that is currently servicing patients from the borders of Indiana, Wisconsin to the Iowa border. We provide numerous services in the comfort of your own home. Each program is designed to provide quality home care that is tailored to the unique needs of our clients and families under a comprehensive plan of care established in conjunction with our health team and their primary physician. Bowes In Home Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Location Rockford, Illinois , 61016 Employment Type Permanent Employer Bowes In Home Care (BIHC) Is a rapidly growing home health company that is currently servicing patients from the borders of Indiana, Wisconsin to the Iowa border. Our services are designed to provide quality home care that is tailored to the unique needs of our clients and families under a comprehensive plan of care established in conjunction with our health care team and their primary physician. Bowes In Home Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
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    Nurse CE4Less

    NurseCe4Less is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. (ANCC) Nurse CEs Made Easy NurseCe4Less.com makes it easy to earn your online Nurse CEs. We have courses for all types of Nurses: (RN CEs, LPN CEs, ARNP CEs, etc) In addition to our Free Nurse CEU course, we have many types of CEs for nurses, add additional courses monthly and regularly add and update courses.
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    Nurse.com

    Nurse.com is the trusted go-to resource for nurses all over the world. For more than 30 years, we’ve been the leading authority and inspiration for learners to access the content and courses they need for continuing education and personal growth. As the ultimate career resource for RNs, we are inventive, engaged and ultimately driven to help you improve patient care by supporting your career aspirations. Nurse.com, by OnCourse Learning, is an industry-leading online education company. All educational products are state and federally approved continuing education courses. Our team is composed of dedicated experts, analysts, clinicians and other visionaries, committed to bringing you the best and latest in healthcare. Our subject matter experts are practitioners and respected leaders in their field dedicated to giving you the expertise to improve patient care. Between our content, resource guides and expert knowledge, Nurse.com has the technology and knowledge to move the healthcare industry forward.
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    NetCE

    NetCE is a valuable resource to healthcare professionals seeking to raise their levels of expertise while fulfilling their continuing education requirements. With over 1000 hours of accredited continuing education available online, nurses, physicians, physician assistants, mental health professionals, psychologists, dental professionals, certified surgical technologists, and nursing home administrators, have access to the best evidence-based continuing education available in the fields of health and mental health.
  19. Awarded first place in the 2017 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Medical-Surgical Nursing category. Learn how to become an exceptional caregiver in today’s evolving healthcare environment! Written by a dedicated team of expert authors led by Sharon Lewis, Medical-Surgical Nursing, 10th Edition offers up-to-date coverage of the latest trends, hot topics, and clinical developments in the field. Completely revised and updated content explores patient care in various clinical settings and focuses on key topics such as patient safety, NCLEX exam preparation, evidence-based practice, and teamwork. A variety of helpful boxes and tables make it easy for you to find essential information and the accessible writing style and building-block approach make even the most complex concepts easy to grasp. Best of all ― a complete collection of learning and study resources helps you learn more effectively and offers valuable, real-world preparation for clinical practice. Highly readable format offers you a strong foundation in medical-surgical nursing. Content written and reviewed by leading experts in the field ensures that information is comprehensive, current, and clinically accurate. Informatics boxes discuss how technology is used by nurses and patients in healthcare settings. Expanded coverage of evidence-based practice helps you understand how to apply the latest research to real-life patient care. Expanded Safety Alerts throughout the book highlight patient safety issues and focus on the latest National Patient Safety Goals. UNIQUE! "Levels of Care" approach explains how nursing care varies for different levels of health and illness. Bridge to NCLEX Examination review questions at the end of each chapter reinforce key content while helping you prepare for the NCLEX examination with both standard and alternate item format questions. Unfolding case studies included throughout each assessment chapter help you apply concepts and procedures to real-life patient care. Managing Care of Multiple Patients case studies at the end of each section help you apply your knowledge of various disorders and prioritize and delegate patient care. Separate chapter on genetics focuses on the practical application to nursing care of patients. Genetics in Clinical Practice boxes address key topics such as genetic testing, Alzheimer’s disease, sickle cell disease, and genetics-related ethical issues. Genetic Risk Alerts and Genetic Link headings highlight specific genetic issues related to body system assessments and disorders. NEW! Interprofessional Care tables emphasize the importance of total patient care and outline the role of each provider in managing disorders. NEW! Teamwork & Collaboration boxes highlight your role in working with members of the interprofessional team. NEW! Check Your Practice boxes challenge you to think critically and interact with patient data. NEW! Becoming a Nurse Leader boxes introduce you to concepts related to being a responsible team member and leader. NEW! Patient and Caregiver Teaching chapter includes a stronger focus on informatics to reflect the current use of technology as it relates to patient self-management. NEW! Core clinical content focuses on highlighting and incorporating QSEN competencies.
  20. Mosby's Surefire Documentation, 2nd Edition offers clear, practical guidelines for how, what, and when to document for more than 100 of the most common and most important situations nurses face. Divided into 3 sections ― Caring for Patients, Dealing with Challenging Patient Situations, and Handling Difficult Professional Problems ― this essential resource details exactly what information to consider and document, to ensure quality patient care, continuity of care, and legal protection for the nurse and the institution where the nurse works. UNIQUE! Case histories that illustrate key legal points Tips to help nurses streamline documentation without sacrificing accuracy Guidance for documenting unusual or difficult developments or events Clear, concise explanations of complex legal terms and concepts Advice on how and why to document for a variety of documentation systems Charting Checklists identify essential points to record for a particular situation Legal Briefs explain legal terms, such as a living will, or give practical advice for avoiding legal pitfalls Case Law Close-Ups describe specific court cases, explain the court's ruling, and point out the nursing implications Tips and Advice help the nurse solve documentation problems, such as correcting a mistaken entry, and give advice on recording data in complex situationsDid you know? sections present interesting, practical, or little-known points related to a specific topic Completely updated content throughout that reflects the latest information and guidelines affecting documentation, including HIPAA and JCAHO standards. Expanded coverage of electronic documentation and its implications for nurses. A wealth of new and expanded special features such as Charting Checklists, Legal Briefs, and Case Law Close-Ups that further illustrate important documentation and legal considerations
  21. This compact book provides an accessible and easy-to-use overview of the systems that allow for human movement. Arranged by body area, with an examination of each joint and how they work together, movement analysis, injuries, and more. Clear illustrations and informative text make this an essential study guide for healthcare students and providers that need a compact visual reference in the areas of sports science and human movement.
  22. This compact book combines clear illustrations of body regions, organs, cells, and physiological events with simple explanatory text that focuses on the function of relevant systems and structures, as well as normal body function and the dysfunction found in disease. It's an essential study guide for healthcare students and providers that need a compact visual reference in human anatomy and physiology.
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    Nursing Care Plans

    Learn to think like a nurse with the bestselling nursing care planning book on the market! Covering the most common medical-surgical nursing diagnoses and clinical problems seen in adults, Nursing Care Plans: Diagnoses, Interventions, and Outcomes, 9th Edition contains 217 care plans, each reflecting the latest best practice guidelines. This new edition specifically features three new care plans, two expanded care plans, updated content and language reflecting the most current clinical practice and professional standards, enhanced QSEN integration, a new emphasis on interprofessional collaborative practice, an improved page design, and more. It’s everything you need to create and customize effective nursing care plans! 217 total care plans provide more care plans than any other book. Prioritized care planning guidance internally organizes care plans from "actual" to "risk" diagnoses, from general to specific interventions, and from independent to collaborative/interprofessional interventions, to help you select the most important, priority interventions for your particular patients. Introductory chapter explains the components of nursing care plans, NANDA-I nursing diagnoses, the NIC and NOC systems, and how to create nursing care plans. Latest NANDA-I taxonomy is integrated throughout to incorporate the very latest NANDA-I nursing diagnoses, related factors, and defining characteristics. Latest NIC and NOC labels ensure you are made aware of appropriate interventions and outcomes. 70 nursing diagnosis care plans include the most common/important NANDA-I nursing diagnoses, providing the building blocks for you to create your own individualized care plans. 150 disorders care plans cover virtually every common medical-surgical condition, organized by body system. Health promotion and risk factor management care plans emphasize the importance of preventive care and teaching for self-management. Basic nursing concepts care plans focuses on concepts that apply to disorders found in multiple body systems. Nursing diagnosis care plan format includes a definition/explanation of the diagnosis, related factors, defining characteristics, expected outcomes, related NOC Outcomes and NIC Interventions, ongoing assessment, and therapeutic interventions. Disorders care plan format covers synonyms for the disorder (for ease in cross referencing), a definition, common related factors, defining characteristics, expected outcomes, NOC Outcomes and NIC Interventions, ongoing assessment, and therapeutic interventions for each relevant nursing diagnosis. Independent and collaborative/interprofessional interventions are highlighted by special icons that differentiate between independent and collaborative/interprofessional interventions. 30 online care plans are hosted on the Evolve companion site in a user-friendly PDF format that allows you to cut-and-paste care plan contents to create customized care plans. NEW! Three all-new care plans include Readiness for Enhanced Decision-Making, Frail Elderly Syndrome, and Gender Dysphoria. NEW! Enhanced QSEN integration includes expanded coverage of the QSEN initiative in the opening chapter, incorporation of QSEN language across care plan rationales, and a greater overall emphasis on the four key QSEN competencies: Patient- Centered Care, Teamwork and Collaboration, Evidence-Based Practice, and Safety. NEW! Greater focus on interprofessional collaborative practice addresses the growing interest in interprofessional education and the Teamwork and Collaboration QSEN competency. NEW! Expanded rationales now include physiological and pharmacologic effects and actions, the most current nursing interventions and medical treatments, lab values, evidence-based practice, QSEN competencies, and reference to national standards (TJC, CDC, AHA, ONS), nursing standards, and other professional standards. NEW! Updated content throughout reflects the latest evidence-based assessments and interventions. NEW! Detailed table of contents lists every nursing diagnosis addressed in Chapters 4 through 14 for easier navigation. NEW! Improved design offers a more contemporary look that’s easy to use. NEW! Collaborative care map creator on the Evolve companion website helps you connect your Yoost & Crawford Fundamentals content with your care planning projects and clinical assignments. NEW! Reorganized chapters and care plans include logical combinations and divisions of topics making it easier to navigate throughout the reference.
  24. The AACN Procedure Manual for Critical Care, 6th Edition presents procedures for the critical care environment in an illustrated, consistent, and step-by-step format. The Procedures and Patient Monitoring sections are presented in a tabular format that includes special considerations and rationales for each intervention. References have been meticulously reviewed to ensure that the most authoritative and timely standards of practice are used. Additionally, the references supporting care recommendations are identified according to the latest AACN Evidence Leveling System to ensure that you have a complete understanding of the strength of the evidence base. UNIQUE! AACN-sponsored content ensures the highest standards of practice Comprehensive, clear, easy-to-use format allows you to quickly find and review the exact content you need Rationales provide complete information on every procedure Identified AP procedures help you judge whether a procedure is in your scope of practice Patient safety highlighted with new icons for patient identification and time-out Joint Commission Universal Protocols CDC Standard Precautions for hand washing and applying protective clothing and equipment highlighted with new icons UNIQUE! Clarity of Evidence Leveling helps you quickly grasp the strength of the evidence supporting the care recommendations Reviewed and Updated References comply with the highest standards of critical care practice Alphabetical procedures index inside the front cover provides easy access Reader-friendly design changes make it easier to identify and utilize special features
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