This makes it difficult to ensure every float nurse
or PCT on the project unit will be adherent.
I am Wonder Nurse I wonder when the MD will call me back; I wonder when the float nurse
will arrive; I wonder what I just changed my password to; I wonder how my patient can't remember their name but can remember my phone number, all shift long; I often wonder why I wonder.
I took a position as a float nurse
within the cardiac/critical care program at the Health Sciences Centre in St.
I then went on to work in acute surgery and as a float nurse
There was also a float nurse
that could be called to help at night, but she had to cover the entire hospital.
Even though the float nurse
was not disciplined or reprimanded by either the hospital or the state board of nursing, she has not practiced as a RN since the day Benny died.
patient race, age, sex, diagnosis; and nurse characteristics such demographics, experience, contract or float nurse
status, and which hospital the patient was located).
preceptors receive needed education to ensure they have the knowledge and skills to precept a GN successfully and the support needed for the task.
Knowledge of the float regulations would have required that the involved hospital had ensured that a float nurse
to pediatrics understood that medication dosages were weight dependent and that calculations were required prior to drug administration.
Unfortunately, the expectation often may be that the float nurse
takes sole responsibility for his or her success in each new work environment, including addressing areas of concern, asking for assistance, and verbalizing feelings of discomfort (Hemann & Davidson, 2012).
A float nurse
should have a broad nursing background with knowledge in a variety of disease processes (Kissinger, 2003).