What smells?? ER! - page 7

doctors firing nurses??? :( what the heck was on er tonight? carter gets to decide how much money to spend on security measures, and then is going to fire three senior nurses to pay for it???... Read More

  1. by   canoehead
    I worked the ER last night and did all the drugs and interventions before the doc showed up to examine the pt. He wrote what I did on the order sheet, added orders for the floor, and was gone.
    This comes from being around forever, but you know the patient and family didn't realize it was the RN that actually took care of them. Or that it was an RN that noticed falling vitals and started rx, then called the doc back.

    On TV the docs are at the bedside from the time critical pts show up- in actual fact it is nursing that starts the work up, and the docs shows up later. The pt asks "what did the dr say?" and the dr in question is at home in bed asking the nurse what she thinks should be done.
  2. by   Youda
    Originally posted by canoehead
    The pt asks "what did the dr say?" and the dr in question is at home in bed asking the nurse what she thinks should be done.
    OMG! :roll :chuckle
    That is SO true!
  3. by   LasVegasRN
    Originally posted by MollyMo
    Purnell Roberts was "Trapper John, MD".
    THANK YOU! I couldn't think of the name of that show for the longest! Yeah, where the nurses wore HEELS.
  4. by   hoolahan
    Yeah, where the nurses wore HEELS.


    I always thought white go go boots would be cool!
  5. by   kaycee
    Just an observation here. Did any of you catch when Carrie told Carter he had to fire 3 senior nurses she said they would hire 3 new grads to replace them because it was cheaper. Well IMO that is a reality and maybe they will address that.
    I too agree ER is pure entertainment and should be viewed as such. Also I don't know about the rest of you but Demerol in my ER only comes in unit doses of 50, 75 & 100mg. Never saw one vial where you could draw up 400mg. Well it is TV.
  6. by   outbackannie
    Now, Dixie McCall, RN on Emergency! Now there was a Nurse!
    She ran the ER, the paramedic program, the Radiology dept, the Laboratory, the Operating Room, Central Supply, and ICU all in one episode!!! All the Dr.'s respected her opinion and never threw a chart at her. She was always composed. Her nurses's cap always propped perfectly on her perfect coiffure. Her white nurse's uniform without a blemish or wrinkle. What a role model!
    That show now is a comedy!
  7. by   LasVegasRN
    Don't forget the heels! Dixie wore heels, too!!
  8. by   outbackannie
    Yes, perfectly 2 in white heels and never took them off!!!
  9. by   caroladybelle
    ER update:

    Abby gets put in charge of the ER nurses.

    Why ????? What are her qualifications??????

    How many of those nurses have been there oh so much longer, have more stable lives and don't sleep with their coworkers - Heck, some of them have been there for the whole series practically.

    That she is dating Carter, and dated Luka - anything to do with it??


    Things that make you go HMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!
  10. by   kaycee
    So Carrie is taking hormones. Does she want to be a man?
    No mention of the firing of nurses. Thought is was a pretty boring ER tonight. yawn
  11. by   Lausana
    Originally posted by caroladybelle
    ER update:

    Abby gets put in charge of the ER nurses.

    Why ????? What are her qualifications??????

    Things that make you go HMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!
    Duh, because she was originally a med student so that makes her smarter :roll
  12. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Hmmm... I don't know about County General, by my hospital requires that a previously filled position must be posted and bid on.

    :chuckle :roll :chuckle

    But it's only a show, so I giggle and move on.....

    Heather
  13. by   Mama Val
    Carrie did make the comment that the ER was short on nurses. I was hoping that they might run with this as a story line to address the nursing shortage but it was shoved under to the rug. I should have known that Abby's personal life would get more attention than a real idea for a story.
    Yeah, Yeah its only a tv show I know...BLAH, BLAH, BLAH

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