Many nurses are apprehensive about having to titrate a Cardizem drip. Patients who require Cardizem are usually facing life threatening conditions like A-fib and this can be very stressful to a nurse who doesn’t typically deal with this sort of condition. Depending on your floor there may actually be policies that states that you should transfer patients to critical care or intensive care units if they require titration on a Cardizem gtt. You should make sure that you are familiar with your facilities policy on the subject of Cardizem drips before you take responsibility for this nursing skill.
The health and prosperity or your family is without a doubt one of your primary concerns. You want to make sure their needs are met and they have financial stability. This is the reason we work, pay our bills, and maintain our investments. We aren’t just looking out for ourselves, we have our family in the forefront of our thoughts.
Personal style is often sacrificed when you work in healthcare. Jewelry isn’t often safe or sanitary and many facilities require that you wear color coordinated scrubs specific to your unit or title. You may be able to get in a little self-expression by choosing your favorite color for your stethoscope, but even then there are [...]
Many wonder if they have what it takes to be a good nurse. But what they should really ask themselves if if they have what it takes to become a great nurse. There are some very definite differences between an average nurse and a great nurse. If you’re smart enough and dedicated enough, nearly anyone can become an average nurse.
Passing your classes, meeting your clinical requirements, and ultimately passing the Nclex may be done by anyone with enough commitment and adequate ability to learn. However, being a fantastic nurse takes skills and characteristics that can’t be acquired in nursing school. The following will help to define some of the characteristics that help to make a fantastic nurse.
If you are thinking about learning to play a new instrument as an adult, it can be intimidating living in a world where there are so many talented musicians. There are a few things to keep in mind as you take music lessons. The key is to keep practicing despite the desire to give up.
First, you must stop hesitating. This may sound like common sense, but most adults never move past the stage of considering lessons. Of course living in an area where there are many opportunities makes it easier to learn, no matter the instrument. However, companies such as TakeLessons are making it very easy to find local music teachers, regardless of your hometown. TakeLessons even offers guitar lessons in New York. Location should not deter a passionate student.
Many new grads and well seasoned nurses have often asked:
“How do I Strengthen my Resume?”
“What can I do to set my resume apart from other nurses?”
“What are hiring managers looking for when they are looking at a nurse resume?”
For most job applications, you will attach a resume to an email or paste it into an online form where it may be an employer’s first impression of you. Here’s how to make that impression as powerful as possible.