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By shoegalRN

Joined Dec 5, '06. Posts: 1,326 (42% Liked) Likes: 2,038

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  1. Emphasizing that you know how to do blood draws and have tech skills is, to be blunt, the first sign that you still have a...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  2. Days?!? That is horrible. Hopefully not the norm. Patients would be so much happier if we could move them along quicker....
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Nursing school...OB rotation....mom was from Nigeria, one of the blackest black people I'd ever seen. Baby is born...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. After 9+ years an an ER RN and having worked in a few trauma 1 & 2 hospitals, I know for a fact that I wouldn't be...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  5. Travel nursing right out of school will be extremely difficult to do...you are expected to know why to do with little to no...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  6. In my experience, my religious views take a back seat to my patients religious views and beliefs. Many of my patients are...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Some years ago I was involved in a case where the outcome hit papers all over the world. The nurses, doctors, and hospital...
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    Forum: Nursing News
  8. No offense here but really: Out of 99 included patients in whom resuscitation was attempted, 41 (41%) were successfully...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. A lot of ED nurses don't like giving routine meds. It's a pain in the behind. We're stuck in the mentality of treating the...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. I was merely being facetious. This is an interesting topic and I was pointing out that it is not a typical discussion that...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Isn't this an ED Nursing thread? Start another line and run them both if you are worried about running them together. Save...
    shoegalRN
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. For legal purposes, it depends on the state, but people are considered intoxicated if their level is above .08 or 80. So, if...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. OP, you have displayed zero understanding that the NURSE is responsible for every single thing that happens to/with his/her...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Use actual nurses on the defense huh? Well, okay. Well since the students seem to know EVERYTHING there is to know INSTEAD...
    shoegalRN
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Speaking of irritating things. 1. Have you considered the nurse is not letting you see "every" patient because you are...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. All of the above are far more acerbic and extreme than I actually feel. In fact, I get great feedback from most of the...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. This caught my eye. Nursing instructors typically bend over backwards to be as sensitive, gentle, subtle, and supportive as...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. My only insight is that you might want to learn to make nice because I'm not sure where else you'll get hired with only a...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Okay there has to be more to the story...
    shoegalRN
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  20. Trust me a jail will not increase your compassion.
    shoegalRN
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. When the CEO walks through the department and attempts to say "hi." Like he gives a rip about anything but his wallet?! Gag...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. actually had a mother give me a long sob story in triage how she couldn't afford Tylenol to treat her child's fever, doc...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. "Am I going to be admitted?" As patient walks into the room. One of these days I'm going to just say exactly what I'm...
    shoegalRN
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. The very first post, the one that was so innocent because you were "just trying to soak in knowledge" paints a very vivid...
    shoegalRN
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  25. If the OP had no agenda other than asking a question, she could have done so without the negative commentary. She made a...
    shoegalRN
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  26. don't believe half of what you see and nothing of what you hear. my pop had quad bypass surgery and just a few hours post...
    shoegalRN
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  27. This is a great point. Same thing happens in the ER. 85 year old female sent in unresponsive from the nursing home. Not...
    shoegalRN
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  28. OP, yes, sometimes it is completely acceptable and necessary for the patient's safety to yell. It goes kind of like this:...
    shoegalRN
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  29. Like the non-accusatory way you brought up the whole topic? No one skipped the fact that you said you're new to the...
    shoegalRN
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  30. I groan every time I see a patient in one of my rooms with "multiple complaints".
    shoegalRN
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  31. While everyone has a different interview style, I think that we all try to get at the root of the issue. As a hiring...
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    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  32. In the pressure cooker environment of the ED ... you become a master of establishing rapport with someone in about 12...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  33. Love every story that ever starts with 'friends' brought in ;)
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  34. I'm sorry, but this comment has no basis in reality. You say "empty a room" like it's some kind of completed task that has...
    shoegalRN
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  35. What if you jab yourself with your epipen first, and then eat? Seems legit.
    shoegalRN
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  36. Wow. "Decaying stench?!?" Maybe the smell was stool, or a GI bleed, or mucomyst. And I agree, the patient was probably...
    shoegalRN
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  37. I would say that if you didn't hear the words, you REALLY do not know the situation.
    shoegalRN
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  38. ED nurses not giving report on patients seems inexcusable to me. I'm so tired of ED nurses who think that they're too busy...
    shoegalRN
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  39. Don't you know how to place an IV? Every med-Surg patient doesn't necessarily need an IV. Didn't you go to nursing...
    shoegalRN
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  40. Yes, ER assessments are different. And I agree, that was also a hard habit for me to break when I made the switch to ER. ...
    shoegalRN
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  41. Some things all floor nurses need to know about the ER- First thing- Sometimes we have to call report without seeing...
    shoegalRN
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  42. I'm going to tread lightly on this post, but I can't just let it go. My response is assuming that you work in a hospital...
    shoegalRN
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  43. I've never forgotten a lesson I learned as a new nurse: You should be able to take your own assessment to the bank. ...
    shoegalRN
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  44. A nurse and I were being kicked by a confused little old woman we were trying to prevent from climbing out of the bed. The...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  45. I use the SBAR format: Situation: Mr. Smith is a 60yo male who presented to the ED for a chief complaint of chest...
    shoegalRN
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  46. Even ICU doesn't have IO. There is one IO in my hospital and it is in ER...
    shoegalRN
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  47. I can tell you how this non-nurse ended up here. I was scheduled for surgery and a 5 day hospital stay. I had learned...
    shoegalRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  48. Nurses who pass medications at SNFs are placed in a really, really rough situation. Imagine having 30+ residents, all...
    shoegalRN
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  49. You need to be assertive to be a nurse, that is absolutely true. Especially if you're working in a teaching hospital. You...
    shoegalRN
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  50. I know what you're getting at. But you stand to offend a lot of very intelligent, compassionate people on this site with a...
    shoegalRN
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice


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