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Striking the balance between too much pain medicine and not enough can be tough for any nurse, let alone a brand new nurse. What throws a big wrench in everything is the fact that we, as a nation, are experiencing a very real and very devastating epidemic of opioid use and abuse. Bedside nurses feel the brunt of this due to many patients requesting sometimes very concerning amounts of intravenous pain medications at alarming intervals. Here are some tips from bedside nurses about pain management.
Welcome to Season 4 of the FreshRN Podcast. Ok, you're off orientation, there's no preceptor checking behind you and you're on your own taking care of patients. How do you learn to trust yourself and your nursing judgement? In this episode, we chat about how we began...
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With so much reading between the lines to figure out if someone is trying to sell you something or truly help you become a better nurse, honesty with my information and intentions is a foundation of my practice. If I recommend a product or service, it is because myself or someone I trust stands behind it. If I discover information I provided was unclear or inaccurate, a correction will added as soon as possible.