Please Help! I need a nurse to do a short interview for a class assignment

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    I am pre-nursing and I need to do an 8 question interview of a nurse about medication dosing for a class assignment! I would be sincerely appreciative of any help! I just need your name and place you work.

    1. how long have you been a nurse?

    2. what is your favorite part about being a nurse?

    3. what is the most challenging part, in your experience?

    4. how often do you have to do calculations when administering prescribed medications?

    5. what has been your favorite nursing job, out of the places you have worked?

    6. what sort of procedures are in place where you work that help prevent medication errors?

    7. are there any recent technologies that you have noticed made it easier to administer medications to patients?

    8. what is one piece of nursing advice that you would give to someone who is working on becoming a nurse?

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    Fantoos
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    I need help in Research about (quality of life and stress among hypertensive patient), necessary.

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    work.

    1. how long have you been a nurse?
    2.5 years

    2. what is your favorite part about being a nurse?
    By far teaching and seeing the aha or eureeka moment!

    3. what is the most challenging part, in your experience?

    When staffing ratios are not optimal and I end up having a total of 10 patients in a twelve hour period because I discharge and admit. I work on an orthopedic floor. It’s a lot of physical work.

    4. how often do you have to do calculations when administering prescribed medications?
    Very very seldom. Maybe once a month and I always call pharmacy to verify.

    5. what has been your favorite nursing job, out of the places you have worked?
    Where I work now. I love ortho. I also mentor, chair the nurse professional practice shared council. I did home care as a second job for awhile. I truly love acute care.

    6. what sort of procedures are in place where you work that help prevent medication errors?

    We use a pyxis-like med cabinet. All of our iv meds come pre-mixed. We must scan id bands. We must comply with a 95% med scanning. Calculations are almost always done by pharmacy. The eMAR will not let us sign off unless we manually change to the correct volume if we are too give a partial dose of a vial for an iv push. Pharmacist is always available.

    Things that could be improved- with narcs, if the order says 1-3 tabs, we have to modify the amount given if we give more than one instead of scanning.

    7. are there any recent technologies that you have noticed made it easier to administer medications to patients?
    Our med cabinet is truly state of the art. It allows for more meds than a pyxis and is well lit so you can see little writing. Some iv abx are packaged so that you pop them and and pre- measured powder and liquid mix then. Nice that you don’t have to wait for pharmacy to send it up.

    8. what is one piece of nursing advice that you would give to someone who is working on becoming a nurse?
    Keep the passion. It is one of the hardest things you will ever do, but it is worth every paper you write, every tear you cry. The feeling of accomplishment is unmatched! Best wishes!

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