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November 2011 - Posts

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How To Be Prepared for a Rapid Response
November 30, 2011 9:57 AM by Alexandra Cosan
I recently had my first experience calling a rapid response on my own patient. To be honest, I enjoyed the excitement of it and everything I was able to learn from the experience. If I were to break the situation down and evaluate myself I think I did Read More...
Night Shift Nursing: Give It a Try!
November 30, 2011 9:26 AM by Abbye Caplan
I spent most of this month working on night shift. My floor has a pretty solid night crew and they rarely ask us day shifters to rotate. We've been having some major staffing issues (surprise, surprise) and I agreed to help out for a month. At the time Read More...
Bed Bath… and Beyond
November 28, 2011 9:14 AM by Frank Visco
I recently finished up my first clinical experience, and as I discussed in my introductory entry, I didn't get to do much more than "grunt work." Barring a few exceptions, I basically got to do CNA tasks, which was fine by me because I needed the practice. Read More...
The Termination Phase
November 21, 2011 5:17 PM by Lorenzo Ortega
When I sit down each blog period and plug my mind into the electric current of personal reflection, I often times wish I had a mental recording of all the escaping thoughts during the last few weeks. Although I can admit to some profound internal dialogue, Read More...
Unplanned Computer Crash – Back to Nursing Basics
November 15, 2011 9:10 AM by Heather Jones
It's 0700 and I am walking into my unit. First thing I notice is all of our WOWs (workstation on wheels) are parked up against the wall. RED FLAG! At 0700, most all of the nurses are preparing to give report with these computers. There was a notice that Read More...
Intro and a Note on Stealth Clinical Education
November 7, 2011 11:01 AM by Frank Visco
My name is Frank and I'm the newest addition to the student blog here at ADVANCE for Nurses . Because of this, I'll submit a brief introduction: I'm a Philadelphia native who enjoys watching the Phillies, running, and movies. I have a degree in Communication Read More...


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