Don’t be intimidated! Follow these tips for working with physicians and banish your nursing anxiety for good.
I decided to reblog this post for all of you that just graduated nursing school, getting ready to start your first real nursing job (probably on nights) that have never had to call a physician in the middle of the night. The first time you do it, you’ll feel like Neville Longbottom the first time […]
One of my BFFs is a rapid response nurse (I know, coolest job ever). Whenever a patient is going downhill or looks not-so-hot, she gets a call. Many times, the call could and should have occurred hours before. However, what she is told most frequently is “but the doctor said it was okay”. Notify MD, […]
When a patient has a stroke, something that is frequently compromised is the ability to swallow food, liquids, and even saliva safely. Therefore, if your patient is coming from the ED with a stroke diagnosis, the MD will usually place an order for them to be NPO until a swallow evaluation can be completed. Sometimes […]
Should I be a Nurse or a Social Worker? When you are trying to decide which job to get, how do you decide between being a nurse or social worker? Follow this advice!