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nerds-are-people-too:

wiccateachings:

The Full Moon of July will be a Super Moon. This is when the Moon can appear up to 5 times bigger than normal. It not only looks beautiful but has many effects on Earth too, the tidal force is up to 18% greater than normal and it also has an effect on animals and wildlife especially birds, wolves and ocean life. 

HEY THAT’S MY BIRTHDAY

Oh boy…EMT’s and ER staff, getcho coffee, NRB’s and emesis bags ready…’cause it’s gonna be a doozy…

car-one-responding:

nerds-are-people-too:

wiccateachings:

The Full Moon of July will be a Super Moon. This is when the Moon can appear up to 5 times bigger than normal. It not only looks beautiful but has many effects on Earth too, the tidal force is up to 18% greater than normal and it also has an effect on animals and wildlife especially birds, wolves and ocean life. 

HEY THAT’S MY BIRTHDAY

Oh boy…EMT’s and ER staff, getcho coffee, NRB’s and emesis bags ready…’cause it’s gonna be a doozy…

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wayfaringmd:

I’m a relatively new nurse, and I’ve just gotten the hang of dealing with the interns. I know which ones will come as soon as I say that I feel something is wrong with my patient, and I know which ones never do anything unless I threaten to call someone else. I know which ones think ativan is the answer the everything, and which ones will absolutely not put orders in unless the patient is going south. I like knowing them! But we are getting the new ones next week. Any advice for the new nurse? -Nurse Greyface

Ooh, what a great question! 

Ugh, don’t get me started on the Ativan-is-the-answer interns. That’s a big no-no at my program!

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As an intern on an inpatient service, I learned TONS from the nurses. They would call me about a patient and of course would know that I had know idea what to order, so rather than calling and saying “I need an order for PRN Labetalol for Mr. Smith’s blood pressure,” the really good ones would say something along the lines of "I know Dr. Respectable Attending usually orders XYZ in this situation. Would that be appropriate?" or “how do you feel about giving Mr. P a little dash of blahty blah?” That was a great way to approach an intern. You are teaching them on the sly and also letting them make the decisions. 

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bencachadog-rn:

to remember the good and the bad of nursing experiences. To take those experiences and use them to your advantage by bringing them to interviews.

SOOO for all your nursing kiddies, remember HIPAA, but also remember to write about your good and bad experiences in your nursing school. Keep them…

ashtronautincyberspace:

"Always work as if you’re getting the next admit."

That piece of advice has served me so well in my career. Not only does it get me in the frame of mind to hustle hustle hustle and manage my workload efficiently, but it also makes me not cranky when I do get the…

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Last week of classes! I normally treat myself to steak but I’m on Day 6 of #vegan eating, so I’ll celebrate with this! #seaweedsalad #veggierolls #japanese

nursetinkerbell:

1. Nursing is a fulfilling career. I love that I make a difference in people’s lives most every day.
2. Nursing is a challenging career where I learn something new every day. It is never boring.
3. Nursing satisfies my need to comfort and care for others.
4. Nursing is being able to help…

nursetinkerbell:

Central Venous Catheter:)

allthingseurope:

Tropea, Italy (by michy.diego)

ciaonursechau:

1. Always ask for help when turning a patient, even if the place is deserted, and it looks simple. Wait until you can get help - your back is worth it. Back injuries creep up from years of “just this once”

2. Trust your instinct. People will always disagree with you, but it’s your patient, your responsibility, and your license - and sometimes inner gut is worth more than a thousand books.

3. Respect everyone you work with.

4. If you get into work conflict, don’t let it fester, or talk to anyone else about it. Discuss it privately - it’s difficult to work 12 hour shifts in a contentious environment. Don’t hold grudges, but don’t forget either.

5. If you’re a unionized hospital, get to know your rep. You may be a diligent nurse, but you never know when you may need their assistance. It sucks, but we live in a highly litigious society.

6. Be mindful of the oncoming shift - try not to leave empty IVF or feeding bags, Order IV Drips from pharmacy early (or mix them). The next shift will appreciate not coming into a shitstorm, and having IV’s blow from empty bags.

7. Question everything that you’re uncertain of. If people judge you for that, then it’s their concern, not yours. Your concern is safety with your patient, and the right thing to do - never mind people’s opinions.

8. The patient isn’t always right. Sometimes they’re just downright mean, spiteful and rude. It’s ok to set limits, to quietly tell them their behavior is unacceptable.

9. Avoid getting into gossipy discussions with other nurses about who is lazy. Chances are they are likely talking about you too, as well as everyone else. Mean girls aren’t loyal to anyone.

10. Don’t put up with the roughest assignment every shift. Speak up for yourself, or they will continue to give you the worst patients, the first admission, or every train wreck that transfers in.

10.25. Remember that every shitstorm has an ending. Sometimes just knowing you’ve only got a couple of hours left in the shift gets you through the day.

10.50. Remember that support is everything. The support you give to your colleagues, the support you give to your patients, the support you give to their families. Worth more than any lesson in school, or book.

10.75. Some days you’re going to feel overwhelmed, uncertain, and frustrated. Always keep the faith that you can do this. And start fresh the next day with new knowledge, new hope for your patients, and an inner calm.

bencachadog-rn:

be a CNA before or during your nursing program. I had wished that I was a CNA three weeks after being a nurse on the medical floor. What I also noticed was that all the best nurses, all the less-stressed nurses, had been CNAs prior to becoming a nurse.

Though I see myself just as good as my…

marius-pontmercying:

when someone says they don’t like musicals

 

musicalbookfandomlover:

Class of 2014 Tony Nominees.

thekhoolhaus:

Paris – The City of Light, La Ville-Lumiere

Prague – The City of Hundred Spires

New York – The Big Apple

Las Vegas – Sin City

Chicago – The Windy City

Vancouver – The Big Smoke

Montreal – La Belle Ville

Los Angeles – The City of Angels

New Orleans – The Big Easy

Philadelphia – City of…