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LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
Welcome! Introduce yourselves and we will get started soon. Remember A1 on your tweet for Question 1, etc. and add #TweetRN so we won't lose the thread! What's your favorite thing about autumn? #TweetRN https://t.co/MA1ZrBsZKo
reepRN @reepRN
RT @from_bedside: Welcome! Introduce yourselves and we will get started soon. Remember A1 on your tweet for Question 1, etc. and add #Tweet
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@from_bedside Good evening! Sarah here. Autumn/fall used to be my favorite because of the pretty color change of leaves & little bit cooler weather ... until I moved to South Florida where there are no seasons! #TweetRN
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
I'm @ReepRN and my favorite fall thing is having spiced cider/Russian tea and cozy up by the fire. #TweetRN
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@from_bedside @reepRN You're going to have to elaborate on the Russian tea. I've never heard of it, but I'm intrigued! #TweetRN
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
@MelissaAGNP I feel ya! Can't put shorts away in NC until December. #TweetRN
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
RT @SarahKDNP: @from_bedside Good evening! Sarah here. Autumn/fall used to be my favorite because of the pretty color change of leaves & li…
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
RT @from_bedside: Welcome! Introduce yourselves and we will get started soon. Remember A1 on your tweet for Question 1, etc. and add #Tweet
Justin Fontenot, MSN, RN @NurseJustinRN
@from_bedside Welcome, @SarahKDNP! Justin here. Although fall hasn't entirely made it down to Louisiana, we did get a small glimpse this weekend. I love the break from the summer humidity! Oh and the smells, and the food, and yes pumpkin spice #TweetRN
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
What is floating? For our purposes it means arriving to work and finding you have been assigned to a different unit. #TweetRN https://t.co/uu6J9FoRD3
reepRN @reepRN
RT @from_bedside: What is floating? For our purposes it means arriving to work and finding you have been assigned to a different unit. #Tw
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@NurseJustinRN @from_bedside I'm a recent pumpkin spice convert, but I can honestly say that I finally appreciate a good pumpkin spice cold brew ... yum! #TweetRN
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
Question 1: What is it about floating that you, or others, dislike? If you like floating, why? #TweetRN https://t.co/8b2Ib4rFZg
kat 🌟 @kttwins1
@from_bedside I’m Kat. My favorite thing about autumn is the cooler (but not cold!) air after a humid summer. #tweetrn
Stewart-Steg @StewartSteg
@from_bedside A 1. Christy, veteran MICU nurse. Favorite thing about fall, finally cool enough for long dog walkies. #TweetRN.
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
RT @kttwins1: @from_bedside I’m Kat. My favorite thing about autumn is the cooler (but not cold!) air after a humid summer. #tweetrn
Justin Fontenot, MSN, RN @NurseJustinRN
@SarahKDNP @from_bedside Yum! #TweetRN
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
@versedbarbie we need to have an NC Tweet Meet!#TweetRN
reepRN @reepRN
RT @from_bedside: Question 1: What is it about floating that you, or others, dislike? If you like floating, why? #TweetRN https://t.co/8b…
Justin Fontenot, MSN, RN @NurseJustinRN
@SarahKDNP @from_bedside Tell me about it! #TweetRN
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@from_bedside A1: If I'm being honest with myself, I don't like change. I'm a creature of habit & my work routine is important to me. I'm also an introvert, so having to spend an entire shift with people I don't know is hard. #TweetRN
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
RT @from_bedside: Question 1: What is it about floating that you, or others, dislike? If you like floating, why? #TweetRN https://t.co/8b…
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
RT @SarahKDNP: @from_bedside A1: If I'm being honest with myself, I don't like change. I'm a creature of habit & my work routine is importa…
Melissa @MelissaAGNP
@from_bedside A1: I think most people don’t like floating because it suddenly makes your day very uncertain. Will the staff on the other unit be nice? Will I know how to take care of the patient population? Will I have to pick up a new assignment after a few hours? #TweetRN
New Grad ICU Mouse @LttleMouse93
@from_bedside I'm Mouse! New grad in the ICU for 2.5 months now and glad to be here after missing so many weeks of discussion! #Tweetrn
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@missinu3400 @from_bedside I miss a good hoodie! #TweetRN #floridaproblems
Jon @TechNurseJon
@from_bedside Sorry, joining late. Jon here. Favorite thing about autumn is....everything! It's my favorite season. #tweetrn
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@MelissaAGNP @from_bedside Very true! "The evil you know versus the evil you don't." #tweetrn
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
I (Reep) tend to be excited if I get to float to another ICU, because I think I'll get to learn or see something cool. Floating is tricky because you don't know where things are kept on the unit, how rooms are set up, and there's no guarantee you won't have sickest #TweetRN
Ari BSN, RN, OCN @running_nurse_
@from_bedside Ari, FT oncology RN and PRN tele/PCU float pool. Favorite thing about autumn is the cooler temps (even though it doesn’t last too long in TX)! #TweetRN
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
RT @MelissaAGNP: @from_bedside A1: I think most people don’t like floating because it suddenly makes your day very uncertain. Will the staf…
Catherine Gegaris @cgegaris1
@from_bedside #TweetRN. Catherine https://t.co/ggiucLnSuM everything about fall!
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@LttleMouse93 @from_bedside Glad to have you back! Hopefully you haven't experienced *the joy of* floating yet! #TweetRN
Dawn at the harbor @Dawnattheharbor
@from_bedside Hi! I'm Dawn. Lots to love about autumn up here in Massachusetts, starting to get some really nice color on the trees and the cooler weather is perfect for hiking. #TweetRN
Michael Arbuco @michael_arbuco
For finding inner peace during your next Code Brown... #Namascrubs. Coming soon to your local uniform store. #medtwitter #TweetRN #RNtoPA https://t.co/NTmO6GOntj
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@from_bedside I admire your positive attitude! #TweetRN
Justin Fontenot, MSN, RN @NurseJustinRN
@from_bedside A1: It goes both ways. I was comfortable in Med/Surg. It was nice to experience a change at times. I also remember the stomach drop feeling of being pulled to a unit I was afraid of like ICU. I had many nights of panic. #TweetRN
Ari BSN, RN, OCN @running_nurse_
@from_bedside A1: generally enjoy floating! I see it as an opportunity to learn something new/get a break in the monotony. Sometimes dislike getting the “tough” assignment as a float! #TweetRN
Christina Cardy, DNP, AGACNP-BC @ccardyDNP
@from_bedside A1 #tweetrn as a med/surg RN I was indifferent about floating. As an ICU RN I actually loved floating. I was in my MSN program and learned so much by expanding my experiences. Plus usually an easier assignment!
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
RT @running_nurse_: @from_bedside A1: generally enjoy floating! I see it as an opportunity to learn something new/get a break in the monoto…
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@running_nurse_ @from_bedside Which part of TX? My family is west of DFW. #TweetRN
#MenInNursing @MenInNursing
RT @michael_arbuco: For finding inner peace during your next Code Brown... #Namascrubs. Coming soon to your local uniform store. #medtwitt
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
@NurseJustinRN A1L Did you have to float to a higher acuity unit than you worked normally? #tweetrn
Jon @TechNurseJon
@from_bedside A1 #TweetRN I used to dislike floating because I wasn't comfortable with unit/staff/procedures/culture. But now I view it as a good way to broaden my horizons and pick up new things. (Also a good way to meet new people.) I'm more comfortable getting out of my comfort zone.
Justin Fontenot, MSN, RN @NurseJustinRN
@SarahKDNP @from_bedside Change is fun and not fun at the same time. It's weird to me. #TweetRN
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
RT @TechNurseJon: @from_bedside A1 #TweetRN I used to dislike floating because I wasn't comfortable with unit/staff/procedures/culture. But…
New Grad ICU Mouse @LttleMouse93
@from_bedside A1: we aren't required to float at my hospital, but I did as a rech at the previous hospital I worked at. I liked going to some units because they were very friendly & helpful. Other units it was hard to find help from staff and they lacked the team morale. #TweetRN
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
RT @ccardyDNP: @from_bedside A1 #tweetrn as a med/surg RN I was indifferent about floating. As an ICU RN I actually loved floating. I was i…
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@NurseJustinRN @from_bedside I always felt so bad for Med/Surg nurses who got pulled into the ICU. I know that as someone who has the ICU training, there were some sphincter tightening shifts. I can't imagine not having the training. #TweetRN
Catherine Gegaris @cgegaris1
@from_bedside A1 Not a fan about on the spot floating,nurses for the most dislike it. #TweetRN
Versed*Barbie @versedbarbie
Q1: I don’t like floating Bc they often do not orient you to the unit. Also they give you their highest acuity patients. Just Bc I’m ICU doesn’t mean break up the usual assignment to make it easier for you guys. Floating can be good for varietys sake #tweetRN
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@running_nurse_ @from_bedside At your hospital, do they seem to assign the tough patients to the floating nurse? #tweetrn
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
RT @LttleMouse93: @from_bedside A1: we aren't required to float at my hospital, but I did as a rech at the previous hospital I worked at. I…
Christina Cardy, DNP, AGACNP-BC @ccardyDNP
@from_bedside A1 #tweetrn towards the end of my RN career I joined the ICU pool. I floated every shift for 6 months. I got to know everyone and every unit in the hospital. Made for an excellent transition to APRN role.
KJ💉 @JacobsenKarissa
@from_bedside A1: I’m in nursing school, but a hospital tech for over a year now. I think floating is exciting when seeing how other units work! On the other hand, it can be bad/unsafe when handed things you aren’t familiar with. The other unit’s staff can make or break a float! #tweetrn
Justin Fontenot, MSN, RN @NurseJustinRN
@from_bedside Yes. On many occasions. I didn't always feel supported on the unit either even though some of the staff knew I was not a trained critical care nurse. There were times where it was awful. Also, I was frequently told by house supervision that "men" can work in any setting. #TweetRN
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
@bryanboling @ccardyDNP Are you in FL??? #tweetrn
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@ccardyDNP @from_bedside The thought of having to take more than 2 or 3 patients max gives me nightmares. It's why I have such a huge respect for the Med/Surg nurses. #TweetRN
reepRN @reepRN
RT @MelissaAGNP: @from_bedside A1: I think most people don’t like floating because it suddenly makes your day very uncertain. Will the staf…
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@LttleMouse93 @from_bedside Definitely makes you aware of where you would or wouldn't consider transferring to in the future. #TweetRN
Justin Fontenot, MSN, RN @NurseJustinRN
@SarahKDNP @from_bedside It is anxiety-inducing, overwhelming, and downright wrong in many cases, but somehow I was intrigued at the same time. #TweetRN
Dawn at the harbor @Dawnattheharbor
@from_bedside A1: Depends on where I'm getting floated 😄. Some units are great with a good group of nurses. Others, not so much. I resent getting floated and then feeling like I am getting taken advantage of with the assignment no one else wanted. #TweetRN
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@cgegaris1 @from_bedside It's hard, especially when you don't have a chance to mentally prepare yourself. #TweetRN
Heather DiCioccio DNP RNC-MNN @missinu3400
@from_bedside A1: I loved expanding my skill set. Floating isn’t an easy thing- very stressful- but once you’ve gone to a specific unit a time or 2, it becomes exiting. What new thing will I learn? #TweetRN
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Jon @TechNurseJon
@SarahKDNP @NurseJustinRN @from_bedside That's surprising to me that a med surg nurse would be floated to ICU (unless it's to take med surg patients...) #TweetRN
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
@NurseJustinRN @SarahKDNP A1: I'm still intrigued; do most of your hospitals make you take ICU patients if you are med/surg? We will take float in ICU from floor RN but only if we have off service lower acuity patients. They can't take ICU. #TweetRN
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@versedbarbie But do you think they give you the high acuity patients because they think that you can handle the hard patients since you're ICU? Or just because they don't want them themselves? #TweetRN
Justin Fontenot, MSN, RN @NurseJustinRN
@versedbarbie @SarahKDNP @from_bedside That seems fair. I was assigned patients on ventilators and drips I knew nothing about. I titrated Integrin the entire night until I stopped it completely per orders then the patient coded. This went on for hours and eventually, the patient passed. It scared me for life. #TweetRN
Ali @ali_n_wundrland
@from_bedside I think if there was some sort of orientation or formal support given it would take a lot of the fear and uncertainty away. I also know of coworkers who have been given 💩 assignments when floating, which to me is just rude. #tweetRN
reepRN @reepRN
RT @missinu3400: @from_bedside A1: I loved expanding my skill set. Floating isn’t an easy thing- very stressful- but once you’ve gone to a…
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@JacobsenKarissa @from_bedside Always speak up for yourself! If you feel unsafe about something, ask for help/clarification. #TweetRN
Justin Fontenot, MSN, RN @NurseJustinRN
@TechNurseJon @SarahKDNP @from_bedside This doesn't happen often, but it did when I worked in smaller hospitals with smaller units. It was scary for me. #TweetRN
reepRN @reepRN
This is a great big nope 👎🏻 #TweetRN
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@NurseJustinRN @from_bedside I can't wait to talk about the "Murses" topic on here! #TweetRN
Jon @TechNurseJon
@NurseJustinRN @SarahKDNP @from_bedside That's just really....unsafe, unfair...generally ridiculous. #TweetRN
Justin Fontenot, MSN, RN @NurseJustinRN
@from_bedside @SarahKDNP Times are much different these days. This happened to me most often in smaller hospitals where ICU patients were considered less acute but still left me with anxiety. #TweetRN
Justin Fontenot, MSN, RN @NurseJustinRN
@MelissaAGNP @from_bedside I would imagine so! #TweetRN
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@NurseJustinRN @from_bedside Sometimes you just have to make the best of a crap situation. #TweetRN
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
Question 2 coming up soon! #tweetrn
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@missinu3400 @from_bedside It would be nice to be able to specify where you felt comfortable floating to specifically. #TweetRN
Jon @TechNurseJon
@NurseJustinRN @from_bedside @SarahKDNP One of the hospitals I work in is a small community hospital, and we would definitely not have a med surg nurse take anything other than a med surg patient. That blows me away. #TweetRN
Heather DiCioccio DNP RNC-MNN @missinu3400
@JacobsenKarissa @from_bedside I loved floating during nursing school. I could chat with all the nurses and really get a feel for where I wanted to go. Some units had a better ‘feel’ than others. #TweetRN
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@TechNurseJon @NurseJustinRN @from_bedside It was always sold as them taking med/surg holds, but realistically, they were taking heavier patients than that. #TweetRN
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
RT @NurseJustinRN: @from_bedside @SarahKDNP Times are much different these days. This happened to me most often in smaller hospitals where…
Justin Fontenot, MSN, RN @NurseJustinRN
@TechNurseJon @SarahKDNP @from_bedside I was expected to be competent because I was a guy and surely I had worked ED before. Although, I had not. Small hospitals. Scary situations. Funny thing is this hospital doesn't exist anymore. Scarred me for life though! #TweetRN
reepRN @reepRN
RT @running_nurse_: @from_bedside A1: generally enjoy floating! I see it as an opportunity to learn something new/get a break in the monoto…
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@from_bedside @NurseJustinRN There's a very fine line in some hospitals down here between Med-Surg/Stepdown & ICU. Many times the Med-Surg nurse is taking Stepdown patients that are borderline ICU. It's wrong. #TweetRN
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
Question 2: What makes a nurse feel a float assignment is unsafe? How should she/he handle this? #TweetRN https://t.co/DaVhTFY3ku
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@NurseJustinRN @versedbarbie @from_bedside Holy cow!! That's negligence on the part of the person who made that patient assignment. #TweetRN
Justin Fontenot, MSN, RN @NurseJustinRN
@SarahKDNP @from_bedside Yep! And I did. And I learned. And it made me who I am today. Not sure if I like floating or I don't like it, but I always learned each and every time. Scary or not! #TweetRN
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@ali_n_wundrland @from_bedside Agreed & agreed! #TweetRN
reepRN @reepRN
RT @from_bedside: Question 2: What makes a nurse feel a float assignment is unsafe? How should she/he handle this? #TweetRN https://t.co/…
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@NurseJustinRN @TechNurseJon @from_bedside That's exactly where I've seen it ... smaller hospitals. #tweetrn
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
RT @from_bedside: Question 2: What makes a nurse feel a float assignment is unsafe? How should she/he handle this? #TweetRN https://t.co/…
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@reepRN Agreed! #tweetrn
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@TechNurseJon @NurseJustinRN @from_bedside South Florida for you ... #tweetrn
Catherine Gegaris @cgegaris1
@CnsGolino It worked well. You as a nurse could always say you would float outside of your partner units. Plus,staff sent little thank you messages, thanks for helping, or thanks for being welcoming to your float!#TweetRN
Justin Fontenot, MSN, RN @NurseJustinRN
@SarahKDNP @from_bedside Yep or step down (patients with drips without vents) on a tele unit because the back hall is considered IMCU but you have to take patients on all halls? #TweetRN
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@TechNurseJon @NurseJustinRN @from_bedside I'm curious whether it has to do with the region I'm in. #TweetRN
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
A2: I think @NurseJustinRN gave a great example of what makes a float nurse feel unsafe: an assignment that is much higher in acuity or complexity than one is trained for. #tweetrn
Jon @TechNurseJon
@SarahKDNP @reepRN One of the larger dangers of this is that you don't know what you don't know. #TweetRN
Christina Cardy, DNP, AGACNP-BC @ccardyDNP
@from_bedside A2 #tweetrn inadequate resources and unsupportive colleagues/getting “dumped” on. A float nurse is a luxury item of sorts - the float supports staffing needs, improves patient care/safety, and ultimately should not be abused or taken for granted.
New Grad ICU Mouse @LttleMouse93
@from_bedside A2: Personally I would feel unsafe caring for patients that I'm not trained for ex. If I were in a CVICU, lots of special equipment that we don't see in the other ICU's. Is an issue to he addressed by charge, I'd offer to be HH if there were no safe assignments. #TweetRN
Heather DiCioccio DNP RNC-MNN @missinu3400
@SarahKDNP @from_bedside We’re trialing that now. Staff can choose 2 out of our 5 units OB to float to. Some postpartum nurses prefer peds & NICU, others want L&D recovery & antepartum. A choice matters. #TweetRN
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@missinu3400 @JacobsenKarissa @from_bedside I'm all about the "feel" of a unit! Each floor/unit really has its own personality. #TweetRN
Allison @allixsam
@from_bedside A2: So sorry to be joining late! I’m Allison and I’m a med/tele travel nurse! I feel unsafe if I’m assigned patients that have things going on that is out of my skill set as a med/tele RN. Such as insulin drips, BiPAP, etc. I definitely speak up to the charge. #TweetRN
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
RT @NurseJustinRN: @SarahKDNP @from_bedside Yep! And I did. And I learned. And it made me who I am today. Not sure if I like floating or I…
Ari BSN, RN, OCN @running_nurse_
@from_bedside A2: having pts with meds I’m not familiar with, especially drips. If I feel unsafe, my go to is to ask pharmacy or verify with the charge RN. Sometimes, the charge making assignments just doesn’t know what you know/don’t know or what’s typical for your home unit. #TweetRN
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@NurseJustinRN @TechNurseJon @from_bedside Makes you wonder why it doesn't exist ... #tweetrn
kat 🌟 @kttwins1
@from_bedside A2: #tweetrn little to no cross training on the equipment, patient population, and unit expectations. Speak up and ask questions. Patient safety first.
Versed*Barbie @versedbarbie
@from_bedside q2: an assignment feels unsafe if you are unfamiliar with skills needed and no one is aval. to teach #tweetRN or if you are a control freak ICU RN and are freaking out Bc suction , ambu bags are not already in each room
Christina Cardy, DNP, AGACNP-BC @ccardyDNP
@from_bedside A2 #tweetrn one shift, I was floated to CT surgery ICU and given POD 1 bilateral lung transplant w increasing pressor requirements and oxygenation issues. After ~2 hours I called my own charge nurse and said I felt unsafe. She arranged for me to swap assignments.
Allison @allixsam
@from_bedside @NurseJustinRN Yes most definitely this. Just because you normally do it on the floor, as a traveler I’m not always trained or experienced in it. Everywhere is so different. #TweetRN
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@from_bedside A2: If I don't feel that I can safely & appropriately care for that patient within the scope of my practice, experience, training & education. I would immediately speak up & state my concerns to the person in charge. #tweetrn
Mallory McMaster @MK_McMaster
RT @from_bedside: Question 2: What makes a nurse feel a float assignment is unsafe? How should she/he handle this? #TweetRN https://t.co/…
Heather DiCioccio DNP RNC-MNN @missinu3400
@NurseJustinRN @versedbarbie @SarahKDNP @from_bedside O. M. G. 😳 That sounds awful. #TweetRN
Justin Fontenot, MSN, RN @NurseJustinRN
@from_bedside A2: I think a general lack of support is a critical factor here. Even if I'm not familiar with an area I am always willing to learn, but someone has to be willing to teach. It's amazing the lack of support among peers in our profession. Floating doesn't have to be horrid #TweetRN
Catherine Gegaris @cgegaris1
@from_bedside A2 #TweetRN,have a conversation with manager or whom ever is making out the assignment. Do not accept an assignment you feel unsafe or lack competency in.If you do,you leave yourself open if a mistake is made.
NICU RN @nicunurselife
@from_bedside I’ve never floated, but the idea as a whole is terrifying. I’ve only ever worked Nicu, which is its own little world so unlike any other population. Even within my hospital, our policies are different than other units. I wouldn’t know where to start in another unit. #a2 #tweetrn
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@cgegaris1 @CnsGolino Aww! What an amazing place. It's always so nice to be recognized. #TweetRN
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
RT @running_nurse_: @from_bedside A2: having pts with meds I’m not familiar with, especially drips. If I feel unsafe, my go to is to ask ph…
Bryan Boling @bryanboling
@ccardyDNP @from_bedside When I was in charge in the CTICU, we always tried to give floats the best assignments. We really wanted people to say, “ I love getting floated to CTICU.” Plus, no way did I want someone who didn’t know what they were doing hurting one of “my” patients. #tweetRN
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
RT @allixsam: @from_bedside A2: So sorry to be joining late! I’m Allison and I’m a med/tele travel nurse! I feel unsafe if I’m assigned pa…
Melissa @MelissaAGNP
@from_bedside A2: Floating to a unit with a very different population and being expected to know what to do immediately. Little tele floor nurse me got floated to a neuro surgery step down and didn’t even know what to write down during report 🤷🏼‍♀️ #TweetRN
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
@missinu3400 @SarahKDNP Oh this is a great idea...takes away some of the chaos #tweetrn
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
RT @LttleMouse93: @from_bedside A2: Personally I would feel unsafe caring for patients that I'm not trained for ex. If I were in a CVICU, l…
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@NurseJustinRN @from_bedside I've worked at places like this before. There are times I wonder how I still have my license based on some of the things I did before I gained the confidence to stand up for myself. #TweetRN
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@TechNurseJon @reepRN Truer words were never spoken! #TweetRN
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
@LttleMouse93 A2: I always think that they wouldn't pull the cardiologist to go to the neurology unit to take care of those patients? #TweetRN
Heather DiCioccio DNP RNC-MNN @missinu3400
@from_bedside @SarahKDNP And- they get a mini-orientation to st least acclimate to the area. This way, they’re not flying blind when they actually go. #TweetRN
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@ccardyDNP @from_bedside I always viewed these people as the ones who were ultimately saving my bacon. #TweetRN
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
RT @NurseJustinRN: @from_bedside A2: I think a general lack of support is a critical factor here. Even if I'm not familiar with an area I a…
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
RT @SarahKDNP: @from_bedside A2: If I don't feel that I can safely & appropriately care for that patient within the scope of my practice, e…
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@LttleMouse93 @from_bedside Great alternative option. Let them know you're not comfortable, but you'd be willing to do X, Y, & Z instead. #TweetRN
Justin Fontenot, MSN, RN @NurseJustinRN
@SarahKDNP @from_bedside Who can't relate really? There were times when I had to step up through my fear just to get through the night and keep patients as safe as I knew how. Luckily, things always faired well, but I worked hard and I learned as I went. #TweetRN
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
@nicunurselife A2: I love the buddy system. Our units also have welcome letters that give some crucial information like door codes, etc. #tweetrn
Catherine Gegaris @cgegaris1
@running_nurse_ @from_bedside #TweetRN and that is why you need a policy and training
Heather DiCioccio DNP RNC-MNN @missinu3400
@ali_n_wundrland @from_bedside I never understood that. Why give the worst assignment to the float who is there to make it better? If anything, give them one of the more decent ones so they’re encouraged to come back again! #TweetRN
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@missinu3400 @from_bedside I think this is the best of both worlds. It helps the hospital out, but it gives the nurse a little control. #TweetRN
Justin Fontenot, MSN, RN @NurseJustinRN
@Hobbs_Nat @SarahKDNP @TechNurseJon @from_bedside I think it is a symptom of much bigger issues like staffing and a general lack of resources. It is happening everywhere more than it should. #TweetRN
Jon @TechNurseJon
@NurseJustinRN @Hobbs_Nat @SarahKDNP @from_bedside bingo #TweetRN
Jon @TechNurseJon
RT @NurseJustinRN: @Hobbs_Nat @SarahKDNP @TechNurseJon @from_bedside I think it is a symptom of much bigger issues like staffing and a gene…
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@allixsam @from_bedside As a travel nurse, you're probably more comfortable stepping into the "unknown" than most. #TweetRN
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
Question 3 coming up! #TweetRN
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
RT @MelissaAGNP: @from_bedside A2: Floating to a unit with a very different population and being expected to know what to do immediately. L…
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
Question 3: Lots of questions here:) Who should float first? Are there any requirements for staff who float? Does your hospital have an established protocol for floating? #TweetRN https://t.co/FfC7MURh6d
New Grad ICU Mouse @LttleMouse93
@SarahKDNP @from_bedside It shows that you're open to the idea if being there but recognize that out of the patients best interest I probably shouldnt be providing their care d/t lack of skill for what they need. #TweetRN
Allison @allixsam
@SarahKDNP @from_bedside For sure! I can adapt pretty quickly. If I speak up about an unsafe assignment, I generally have gotten good response from it. I am always willing to learn, but not in a chaotic unsupportive environment. #TweetRN
reepRN @reepRN
RT @allixsam: @SarahKDNP @from_bedside For sure! I can adapt pretty quickly. If I speak up about an unsafe assignment, I generally have got…
reepRN @reepRN
Float questions
Justin Fontenot, MSN, RN @NurseJustinRN
@cgegaris1 @from_bedside A crash course orientation of the sorts would be helpful in these situations. This is why I think all units should be staffing with senior nurses functioning in training and advanced bedside roles. Imaging the possibilities. #TweetRN
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@kttwins1 @from_bedside Great point! #TweetRN
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
RT @NurseJustinRN: @cgegaris1 @from_bedside A crash course orientation of the sorts would be helpful in these situations. This is why I thi…
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
RT @from_bedside: Question 3: Lots of questions here:) Who should float first? Are there any requirements for staff who float? Does your h…
Ari BSN, RN, OCN @running_nurse_
@from_bedside A3: typically float OT or PRN first. We keep a log after that of who’s floated, where to, and the date/time. Generally, new hires/new grads don’t float for first 6 months after hire. #TweetRN
RISE UP WORKING CLASS @AFlyBlackCommie
1. Agency 2. Float pool 3. Then staff For staff we’ve a rotating list. Those that have been on the floor for 10+ years don’t have to float.
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
@bryanboling I heard of an ICU nurse who got floated to a urology clinic. #tweetRN
Christina Cardy, DNP, AGACNP-BC @ccardyDNP
@from_bedside A3 #tweetrn IMO no one deserves special treatment and therefore everyone should float. If everyone takes part, everyone will float less (same mentality as holiday coverage).
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
@bryanboling Right, and you have to calculate so differently too. That's the fear, that the newbie/float will be left alone without a resource. #tweetrn
NICU RN @nicunurselife
@from_bedside Our hospital does float pool then full time staff. Our travelers are not allowed to float. Each unit has requirements for floating. Ours is 1 year out of orientation, but I know other units are 6 months out of orientation. #a3 #TweetRN
Allison @allixsam
@from_bedside A3: as a traveler, I always appreciate it when I float in rotation with other staff. I feel like staff who float should definitely not be a brand new RN and has the skill set for that unit to function safely. Some hospitals have the charge decide. #TweetRN
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@ccardyDNP @from_bedside That's a great idea, going to someone you do trust & letting them advocate for you. #tweetrn
kat 🌟 @kttwins1
@from_bedside A3: #tweetrn Ideally float pool should go first (makes everyone happier, right?). Everywhere I’ve worked then rotates the rest of the staff through. Requirements - a cross train shift before going solo. Protocol seems to be “it’s your turn...have fun!” 😚
Justin Fontenot, MSN, RN @NurseJustinRN
@from_bedside A3: This is a potential area of research for my future. I think policies can establish a pecking order without that intent. In a perfect world, all units would be staffed, and floating would be a rarity. This is where leadership must transform bedside roles and theory #TweetRN
Melissa @MelissaAGNP
@from_bedside A3: On my last unit per diem staff floated first. Then it was based on a rotation based on how long you had worked there and when the last time you floated. Seemed pretty fair, but our unit was constantly short so we didn’t float often. #TweetRN
Jon @TechNurseJon
@running_nurse_ @from_bedside A3 #TweetRN same here on new grads/new hires (though we all know what happens when staffing needs meet the road..) Usually float in round-robin, often try not to break up an established assignment...
Allison @allixsam
@from_bedside A3: other times the staffing office decides. This is the first hospital I’ve been to that always floats travelers first and administration decides that. #TweetRN
Catherine Gegaris @cgegaris1
@reepRN #TweetRN I think I spoke to what we did. Our float pool were always assigned to a department who needed staff. We also looked at patient acuity and who had the greater need.
Versed*Barbie @versedbarbie
@from_bedside Just go to search type in #tweetrn sort by latest and keep refreshing. Atleast that’s what I do
Heather DiCioccio DNP RNC-MNN @missinu3400
@from_bedside A2: when it’s way above the norm. Yes, we learned about NGs and TPN in nursing school but when a postpartum nurse floats to NICU, giving us 2-3 premies with tubes & wires everywhere is WAY out of our comfort zone. Speak up. Ask for the pts closer to what you know. #TweetRN
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@NurseJustinRN @from_bedside We have to break the mentally of every man for himself & focus instead on teamwork. #TweetRN
Natalie Hobbs, RN, CCRN-CSC @Hobbs_Nat
@TechNurseJon @NurseJustinRN @SarahKDNP @from_bedside So anyone got any suggestions for safely staffing ICUs? #TweetRN
New Grad ICU Mouse @LttleMouse93
@from_bedside A3: coordinate who they had to float & at what time and where they would be going to. They would call units to see who was over/understaffed & go from their. At current hosp if an ICU is short, charge will call other ICUs to see if they can help out, but not mandatory. #TweetRN
Justin Fontenot, MSN, RN @NurseJustinRN
@MelissaAGNP @from_bedside The benefits of working a busy unit! No floating. That is where I ended up because of my fear of floating to unfamiliar areas of the hospital! #TweetRN
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@nicunurselife @from_bedside That's where you would make friends fast! #TweetRN
Christina Cardy, DNP, AGACNP-BC @ccardyDNP
@from_bedside A3 #tweetrn new graduate RNs should not float until off orientation. Sounds like common sense but I’ve been surprised before...
Shamara, the wing flat pillar @ShamBella_
At my old hospital we had a list of who floated and when and we took turns based on that, the only people that couldn’t float were those that were less than 6 months off orientation and clinical coordinators. But it should go agency, float pool, then full time.
Heather DiCioccio DNP RNC-MNN @missinu3400
@nicunurselife @from_bedside Come hang out in the newborn nursery! We consider that as a viable float for a NICU nurse. #TweetRN
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@bryanboling @ccardyDNP @from_bedside This is the way it should be. #TweetRN
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
@TechNurseJon @running_nurse_ A3: yeah we kept a list of who's turn it was to float. Usually only had to float once or twice per year at most.#tweetrn
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
RT @versedbarbie: @from_bedside Just go to search type in #tweetrn sort by latest and keep refreshing. Atleast that’s what I do
😈 Demonic😈 Rainy Nite @rainz_nitely
@from_bedside A1) I work on a small unit and get floated as often as once a week. The anxiety of never knowing whether I'm coming to work on my own unit or having to float to a different unit sucks Plus their codes, their supplies, their protocols ... it's all a toss up #TweetRN
Justin Fontenot, MSN, RN @NurseJustinRN
@ClaireBethel4 @from_bedside This was always the exact opposite of hospitals down here. The idea is that the travel nurses make so much more money they should be used to working everywhere and are flexible. #TweetRN
Claire Bethel, RN @ClaireBethel4
RT @cgegaris1: @from_bedside A2 #TweetRN,have a conversation with manager or whom ever is making out the assignment. Do not accept an assig…
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@from_bedside @LttleMouse93 I've never thought of it that way, but you're 100% right. #TweetRN
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
RT @allixsam: @from_bedside A3: as a traveler, I always appreciate it when I float in rotation with other staff. I feel like staff who flo…
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@missinu3400 @from_bedside Is your hospital hiring? Lol. #TweetRN
Claire Bethel, RN @ClaireBethel4
RT @from_bedside: @LttleMouse93 A2: I always think that they wouldn't pull the cardiologist to go to the neurology unit to take care of tho…
Versed*Barbie @versedbarbie
@from_bedside a3: our unit keeps a log of each employees last day of floating. So this equates to us floating maybe once a year to once every two years. We have a resource team who is supposed to fill the gaps #tweetRN
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@from_bedside @nicunurselife That's a great idea! #TweetRN
Justin Fontenot, MSN, RN @NurseJustinRN
@Hobbs_Nat @TechNurseJon @SarahKDNP @from_bedside Float nurses from other floors to ICU but put them with a preceptor the first few nights. Teach them and ensure their competency. Make it an enjoyable learning experience so that they want to come back or that they are willing to at least float when needed. #TweetRN
Jon @TechNurseJon
@Hobbs_Nat @NurseJustinRN @SarahKDNP @from_bedside I think the answer depends somewhat on the size of the place we're talking about. In a small hospital, there are finite resources, and that can make it difficult. In a larger place, there tend to be more options. #TweetRN
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
RT @versedbarbie: @from_bedside a3: our unit keeps a log of each employees last day of floating. So this equates to us floating maybe once…
😈 Demonic😈 Rainy Nite @rainz_nitely
@from_bedside A2) I got floated to our neuro unit and I'm not NIH ... they gave me stroke patients, saying the charge nurse would do the neuro NIH assess Um . . . So in court, how does that work? #TweetRN
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@from_bedside This is a tough one ... I would say to ask for volunteers first. Offer an incentive of some kind. Then, go to float pool, agency & FT. Staff should be at least 1 year in the position. I'm fairly certain we don't have a protocol. #TweetRN
Natalie Hobbs, RN, CCRN-CSC @Hobbs_Nat
@NurseJustinRN @TechNurseJon @SarahKDNP @from_bedside So sort of like cross training? That’s an idea for stepdown patients at least. #TweetRN
Allison @allixsam
@ClaireBethel4 @from_bedside A3: I have never seen an actual policy. It’s always been decided at the unit level, and I did the same thing when I was charge. Unless there is one and no one bothers to look at it. 😅 #TweetRN
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
@rainz_nitely Interesting question--I did read something that hospitals (right to work states) can make you float. #tweetrn
😈 Demonic😈 Rainy Nite @rainz_nitely
@from_bedside A3) PRN then we are supposed to rotate but we have at max, 2 RNs on my unit and Charge doesn't float, so ... that leaves ... Me And I float a lot ... Pros- lots of exp Cons- lots of BS #TweetRN
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@running_nurse_ @from_bedside We do almost the exact same process. #TweetRN
reepRN @reepRN
RT @rainz_nitely: @from_bedside A3) PRN then we are supposed to rotate but we have at max, 2 RNs on my unit and Charge doesn't float, so ..…
Justin Fontenot, MSN, RN @NurseJustinRN
@SarahKDNP @from_bedside Yes, incentivize me. That makes anything better! #TweetRN
KJ💉 @JacobsenKarissa
@from_bedside I usually find myself floating sometimes every other week... how often does everyone else here float? #tweetrn
Natalie Hobbs, RN, CCRN-CSC @Hobbs_Nat
@TechNurseJon @NurseJustinRN @SarahKDNP @from_bedside I’ve worked in both. In the larger I was expected to float to other ICUs. Floating to the floor was a possibility but never happened. In the smaller hospital ICU RNs float to the floor and floor RNs to ICU. Things can get problematic with admissions with the latter. #TweetRN
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
Question 4: Explain what nurses need to make floating safe, successful, and for those who dislike it, tolerable. #TweetRN https://t.co/n9OnaLc1el
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
Last question coming up! #TweetRN
Justin Fontenot, MSN, RN @NurseJustinRN
@from_bedside @TechNurseJon @running_nurse_ Wow. Down here, several people float each shift. Everyday. Staffing shortages...#TweetRN
Allison @allixsam
@NorthernCall19 @from_bedside A3: I have heard horror stories about that from other travelers. It is so hard to get three new patient assignments and having to do everything. Just because we’re travelers doesn’t mean you can pull us in every direction. Major pet peeve of mine. #TweetRN
reepRN @reepRN
RT @from_bedside: Question 4: Explain what nurses need to make floating safe, successful, and for those who dislike it, tolerable. #Tweet
reepRN @reepRN
RT @Hobbs_Nat: @TechNurseJon @NurseJustinRN @SarahKDNP @from_bedside I’ve worked in both. In the larger I was expected to float to other I…
Jon @TechNurseJon
@JacobsenKarissa @from_bedside It depends, and usually goes in waves (with turnover). Sometimes once a month, sometimes a few times a year, and sometimes more frequently than once a month. #TweetRN
Justin Fontenot, MSN, RN @NurseJustinRN
@ClaireBethel4 @from_bedside When the hospital floats a great deal, it becomes necessary. Staffing issues caused many policies to attempt to make things fair. It's a huge area of employee dissatisfaction down here in Louisiana. #TweetRN
Melissa @MelissaAGNP
@from_bedside A4: Be kind to your float nurses. Give them the most appropriate assignment possible based on their home unit. Check in often and offer help before they have to ask. Make sure floats get a lunch break. #TweetRN
Heather DiCioccio DNP RNC-MNN @missinu3400
@from_bedside A3: the actual float process has become so overwhelming in our area. Blocks, dates, hours, unit of choice. . . The need should play a part in the decision. Need someone who can take the preemies with some tunes & wires or can I send someone to take the gainers/growers? #TweetRN
New Grad ICU Mouse @LttleMouse93
@from_bedside A4: Be friendly, introduce yourself to the floater on your unit, help them out if they ask and you can, and lastly don't let them be lost in the supply room for 10 minutes. #TweetRN
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
Q4: A question I forgot to ask: do you have mandatory call? Our hospital got rid of that for most floors, so floating seems to be more frequent. #tweetrn
Justin Fontenot, MSN, RN @NurseJustinRN
@nicunurselife @from_bedside I couldn't agree more! I think it's safe. It's not feasible where I live. Floating is a common occurrence everyday. We have always experienced staffing challenges due to pay, benefits, and work hours. #TweetRN
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
RT @LttleMouse93: @from_bedside A4: Be friendly, introduce yourself to the floater on your unit, help them out if they ask and you can, and…
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@Hobbs_Nat @TechNurseJon @NurseJustinRN @from_bedside More people who have the adequate training. If only it was this simple though. #TweetRN
Jon @TechNurseJon
@NurseJustinRN @from_bedside @running_nurse_ Staffing shortages beget staffing shortages, no? #TweetRN
Allison @allixsam
@from_bedside A4: I’ve found that what works for me is having a decent attitude and owning it. Yeah, you got floated and it sucks. But this is your job and you still have to do it regardless. I’ve had better days when I started to think like that and I generally have good days. #TweetRN
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
RT @allixsam: @NorthernCall19 @from_bedside A3: I have heard horror stories about that from other travelers. It is so hard to get three new…
😈 Demonic😈 Rainy Nite @rainz_nitely
@from_bedside A4) our facility is starting an RN residency program designed to assure that RNs get to move through all levels of care and fully develop their skills. It's not being limited to new grads either. This is a tremendous idea & one that I think we may see great things from #TweetRN
Heather DiCioccio DNP RNC-MNN @missinu3400
@rainz_nitely @from_bedside What is this assessment?? #TweetRN
Natalie Hobbs, RN, CCRN-CSC @Hobbs_Nat
@NurseJustinRN @TechNurseJon @SarahKDNP @from_bedside Well we do cross train some of our ICU RNs to ED. It wouldn’t be far out of the realm of possibility to do the same with floor RNs and the stepdown unit. #TweetRN
Catherine Gegaris @cgegaris1
@NurseJustinRN @from_bedside I was also a CNS worked all critical care and I would in a crisis help for a few hours . I actually cancelled meetings when the hospital was at full tilt. #TweetRN
New Grad ICU Mouse @LttleMouse93
@from_bedside Only leadership takes call on my floor eith our ANM as rotating first call and our NM as back up call. Actually had a night where all of leadership had to come in! #Tweetrn
Justin Fontenot, MSN, RN @NurseJustinRN
@SarahKDNP @Hobbs_Nat @TechNurseJon @from_bedside Then we wouldn't need our wonderful nurse executives. They have their work cut out. If we could slow the burn and churn (turnover) we could adequately cross-train staff, but they don't stay and we get in our own way ie. we are too short to cross-train #TweetRN
Allison @allixsam
@from_bedside A4: on the flip side, be kind and friendly to those who come to help you. Introduce yourself, offer a tour, and give your number if you need anything. Receptive staff can make or break the float experience. #TweetRN
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
RT @NurseJustinRN: @SarahKDNP @Hobbs_Nat @TechNurseJon @from_bedside Then we wouldn't need our wonderful nurse executives. They have their…
Justin Fontenot, MSN, RN @NurseJustinRN
@cgegaris1 @from_bedside It takes a village for sure!! You're awesome! #TweetRN
Stewart-Steg @StewartSteg
@from_bedside A4. The stable assignments. A pod with other nurses who will support them. Quick reference sheet of unit standards. If you’re floating a newer nurse, call that charge and make sure she/he knows their skill set. Be friendly/helpful to anyone floating to your unit. #TweetRN
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@rainz_nitely @from_bedside Oh wow. I'm so sorry. This must be hard. Do you see this as something temporary, or will it continue to happen in the long-run? #TweetRN
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
RT @missinu3400: @from_bedside A3: the actual float process has become so overwhelming in our area. Blocks, dates, hours, unit of choice. .…
Jon @TechNurseJon
@from_bedside I've had mandatory call and it contributed so much to turnover that it was nixed. #TweetRN
Christina Cardy, DNP, AGACNP-BC @ccardyDNP
@from_bedside A4 #tweetrn Be welcoming. Be a team player. Help without asking if it is needed. Just. Be. Nice.
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@NurseJustinRN @ClaireBethel4 @from_bedside This has been the thought process in our Florida hospitals, although I know that some travel contracts state that the nurses can't be floated. #tweetrn
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
RT @TechNurseJon: @from_bedside I've had mandatory call and it contributed so much to turnover that it was nixed. #TweetRN
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
RT @StewartSteg: @from_bedside A4. The stable assignments. A pod with other nurses who will support them. Quick reference sheet of unit st…
Heather DiCioccio DNP RNC-MNN @missinu3400
@from_bedside A4: mixed. I believe one of our OB units still does this but the rest of us float or choose to pick up extra to fill the holes. #TweetRN
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@versedbarbie @from_bedside That's doable at least. #TweetRN
Justin Fontenot, MSN, RN @NurseJustinRN
@running_nurse_ @from_bedside @TechNurseJon All driven by staffing issues. What would nursing look like without shortages? We may never know! #TweetRN
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
RT @LttleMouse93: @from_bedside Only leadership takes call on my floor eith our ANM as rotating first call and our NM as back up call. Actu…
😈 Demonic😈 Rainy Nite @rainz_nitely
@from_bedside A4) oh and this👇 Utilize float RNs from other units as resource RNs whenever possible, instead of assigning patients when it's possible. Nothing more frustrating than to float and find a "resource nurse" who works on that unit. #TweetRN
Ali @ali_n_wundrland
@from_bedside A3: our union contract says least senior nurse floats (except those still on or just off orientation). Float once per 2 week pay period. #tweetRN
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
RT @rainz_nitely: @from_bedside A4) oh and this👇 Utilize float RNs from other units as resource RNs whenever possible, instead of assigning…
Jon @TechNurseJon
RT @NurseJustinRN: @running_nurse_ @from_bedside @TechNurseJon All driven by staffing issues. What would nursing look like without shortage…
Allison @allixsam
@ClaireBethel4 @from_bedside A3: yep, we did too when I was a staff nurse. But then it never got updated and people would get floated when they just had their turn. 😅 #TweetRN
Versed*Barbie @versedbarbie
@from_bedside Q4: be kind to the floater, no matter how tough they act, how experienced, they are still out of their element. Show them around. Smile. Check in every once in awhile. Tell them if they are unsure if ANYTHING to come get you first or wait till you check in on them #tweetRN
Catherine Gegaris @cgegaris1
@TechNurseJon @from_bedside 100% agree,wrong to do it unless it is a crisis,snow storm etc. It is why nurses are leaving, they hear the stories.#TweetRN
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
RT @ali_n_wundrland: @from_bedside A3: our union contract says least senior nurse floats (except those still on or just off orientation). F…
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
RT @versedbarbie: @from_bedside Q4: be kind to the floater, no matter how tough they act, how experienced, they are still out of their elem…
Justin Fontenot, MSN, RN @NurseJustinRN
@from_bedside A4: Sounds bold, but it's just little ole radical me, but don't float nurses. Have a float pool for sure-to support unit staff in heavy workload situations. Find a way to make it worth our while, and we will stay at the bedside. Fix employee satisfaction and dream big #TweetRN
Jon @TechNurseJon
#TweetRN Thanks for another great chat tonight!
Heather DiCioccio DNP RNC-MNN @missinu3400
@from_bedside A4: if you’ve had a bad experience floating, be the one who changes it. If you’ve had an awesome experience, continue it. Get to know the person coming to visit. Encourage a questioning atmosphere. #TweetRN
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@from_bedside @rainz_nitely That's been my understanding, working in a right to work state. #tweetrn
Catherine Gegaris @cgegaris1
@LttleMouse93 @from_bedside Yep, been to that show many times!! That is what we do,together as a team. #TweetRN
Allison @allixsam
@from_bedside A4: never have worked somewhere with it. One place had mandatory overtime but not call. I don’t think I would work somewhere with that. I need to have some sort of work life balance. #TweetRN
Justin Fontenot, MSN, RN @NurseJustinRN
@cgegaris1 @from_bedside Leadership is about serving right? That's what makes you awesome!! #TweetRN
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@NurseJustinRN @from_bedside And it doesn't even have to be a huge thing. Give me a free meal ticket or something even. #TweetRN
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
Thank you! Our times ends all too soon! Keep the conversation going! #TweetRN https://t.co/DScIojz8c3
Justin Fontenot, MSN, RN @NurseJustinRN
@SarahKDNP @ClaireBethel4 @from_bedside It's good they are adding this. #TweetRN
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@JacobsenKarissa @from_bedside That seems excessive. When I worked the unit, I got lucky & only floated once every 6 months or less. #TweetRN
Catherine Gegaris @cgegaris1
@NurseJustinRN @from_bedside It is and we are Servant Leaders! A pleasure to know you Justin.#TweetRN
Justin Fontenot, MSN, RN @NurseJustinRN
@SarahKDNP @from_bedside Or just recognize me. Take a moment to tell me you appreciate me. I've looked up to my managers in the past and I just wanted their approval. As a leader, I try to remember this and practice this frequently. It's powerful #TweetRN
Heather DiCioccio DNP RNC-MNN @missinu3400
@NurseJustinRN @from_bedside Sensing a disruptive innovation here! #TweetRN
Justin Fontenot, MSN, RN @NurseJustinRN
@cgegaris1 @from_bedside You as well ma'am! #TweetRN
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@LttleMouse93 @from_bedside YES!! THIS! #TweetRN
LessonsFromTheBedside @from_bedside
Thank you all again! @SarahKDNP did a great job with keeping the conversation going! Remember, if you have ideas for discussions, DM @from_bedside
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@missinu3400 @from_bedside I'm so not a baby nurse. I'm going to have to google "tunes & wires". #TweetRN
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@from_bedside When I worked at a big teaching hospital, we took one mandatory call per month. I've never done it anywhere else. #tweetrn
Justin Fontenot, MSN, RN @NurseJustinRN
@missinu3400 @from_bedside I know no other way! I've been agitating the pain since my first day on the floor 19 years ago #TweetRN
Jon @TechNurseJon
Next week, same time, same place, join @ohTHATnurse @ClaireBethel4 and myself as we talk about ... talk. Language matters. Intrigued? 9pm eastern US time on October 21 is the place to be. 😀 #TweetRN #NurseTwitter
Justin Fontenot, MSN, RN @NurseJustinRN
@cgegaris1 @from_bedside Love this! #TweetRN
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@allixsam @from_bedside Spoken like a true travel nurse! #tweetrn
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@cgegaris1 @NurseJustinRN @from_bedside A sign of a good leader/administrator! #TweetRN
Justin Fontenot, MSN, RN @NurseJustinRN
@from_bedside @SarahKDNP Thanks for another insightful conversation #TweetRN
IM🍑 MSN, RN 👩🏼‍⚕️🎃🍂🍁👻 #RESIST @asthehosptuRNs
@NurseJustinRN @from_bedside I'm with Justin. Don't float. Have a float pool. Better for staff. Better for patients. #TweetRN
Heather DiCioccio DNP RNC-MNN @missinu3400
@SarahKDNP @from_bedside Spellcheck at its finest! Tubes & wires. The babies are hooked up to monitors, have IVs, and often have nasal cannula & NGs in place. Very daunting when used to healthy newborns! #TweetRN
Allison @allixsam
@SarahKDNP @from_bedside Oh thank you ☺️ sometimes it’s all about your attitude and how you approach it. #TweetRN
Catherine Gegaris @cgegaris1
@SarahKDNP @NurseJustinRN @from_bedside Should be our goal.#TweetRN Goodnight all,as always a well done chat.Nurses, you are respected and loved.
Justin Fontenot, MSN, RN @NurseJustinRN
@versedbarbie @from_bedside Exactly. Floating is a specialized skill that we all don't possess, and that's ok. We just need to embrace this idea. Hire the right people for the right jobs and employee satisfaction increases instantly. It's amazing. Although this never happens #TweetRN
Heather DiCioccio DNP RNC-MNN @missinu3400
@rainz_nitely @from_bedside Honestly, I haven’t stepped foot outside of OB in 15 years. I have to look this one up! #TweetRN
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
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Versed*Barbie @versedbarbie
@from_bedside @SarahKDNP I like the idea of a murses #tweetrn could be funny , enlightening etc
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@NurseJustinRN @from_bedside Thanks for the meaningful conversation, as always!! #TweetRN
Claire Bethel, RN @ClaireBethel4
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Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@missinu3400 @from_bedside That makes so much more sense now! Lol. #TweetRN
ICURNCritCare @IcurnC
@from_bedside A3 Per union rules - float lowest to highest seniority & casual to full time. Unfortunately for those low on seniority list - they always get floated, seems like every shift. Our newest to the unit nurses float so they don't get a chance to build CC knowledge foundation #TweetRN
Sarah, DNP @SarahKDNP
@from_bedside #TweetRN What a whirlwind! An hour flies by when chatting & learning about how others do things. Thanks for joining & your participation!
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