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By msjellybean

Joined Mar 2, '07 - from 'Illinois'. msjellybean is a RN. She has '4' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Emergency'. Posts: 283 (36% Liked) Likes: 268

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  1. In my ED, we have two nurses stations. One larger, more central area that shows all the monitors and a smaller area that...
    Jun 10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Access to our ED is badge controlled. Visitors get an ED visitor sticker, which allows them access through the locked doors....
    Apr 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. As always, refer to your P&P. In my facility, if a patient has a port, it is expected that you will access it and use...
    Apr 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. This is tPA for CVA. We do use it PEs and DVTs, but I'm not sure what the standards are because we don't do that in the ED....
    Apr 8
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. We have an alcoholic frequent flyer, who typically presents drunk after a fall of some kind. She has had 8 brain CTs so far...
    Apr 7
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Forgot to add we also give 325 ASA if no contraindication/allergy
    Mar 3
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. We're supposed to initiate the CP order set with in 3 minutes of presentation to registration. From presentation to...
    Mar 3
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Depending on what scrubs I'm wearing, the location tends to vary a bit. But... in my left top pocket I have my phone, gum,...
    Feb 14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. This is facility specific. My hospital allows our techs do d/c PIVs, provided they show us the catheter before disposing of...
    Feb 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Reminds me of an incident I had a few weeks ago while sending a patient upstairs. College age girl with SOB x5 days. Chest...
    Jan 10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Pt came in via EMS for a fall. A&O x4, no SOB or cardiac complaints. BP stable. Lab calls with a critical hemoglobin of 2.4....
    Jan 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. I don't mind taking holds, so long as they aren't ICU patients. And my reasoning is this: while they're held in our...
    Jan 5
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. I'm an ED nurse now, but worked on the floor for 3.5 years, frequently with a 6:1 ratio and one tech. If the IV site...
    Dec 30 '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Anecdote from when I was a floor nurse... had a rapid response code on a patient and by the time EKG got there, she was...
    Dec 4 '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Anytime an EMS patient arrives and they are ambulatory to the room. If you weren't even in bad enough shape to come in on...
    Oct 16 '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Had a college age girl come through the fast track part of our ED yesterday for jaw pain. R/t ahem, sexual activities from...
    Sep 23 '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. This this this. When I used to work the floors, while I was looking information up before report started, I would always...
    Sep 19 '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  18. I know this isn't the topic at hand, but I just had to reply because this struck a chord with me. I have a previous...
    May 24 '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. I think one of the most irritating things I deal with is when lab calls me to tell me that a specimen hemolyzed or...
    May 23 '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. My worst shift ever. Worked a 12 bed in patient oncology unit. It was me + a newish RN, who had been off orientation...
    May 6 '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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