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That Guy, BSN, RN, EMT-B 29,154 Views

Joined Dec 17, '08 - from 'Back Home Finally'. That Guy is a RN. He has '6' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Emergency/Cath Lab'. Posts: 3,487 (59% Liked) Likes: 9,641

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    CelticGoddess likes this.

    0700 - show up for shift
    0703 - abort plan, all hell is breaking loose

    rinse repeat, enjoy.

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    Ruby Vee, not.done.yet, TJ'sMOM, and 15 others like this.

    Oh oh pick me. Can I share stupid things CNAs have asked me over the years. No you know why, people who ask questions are safer than those who dont. The scariest nurses are ones who never ask questions, who think they know everything and make fun of others for clarifying, no matter how much they "outrank" you.

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    yeah where your family is plays a huge factor in those 3 places as they are 3 hours away from north to south. I personally could never live in C Springs, and No way on FoCo, too many students. I would much prefer a suburb to Denver but thats me.

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    Mavrick likes this.

    Yeah they really dont care why you are leaving, or probably even that you are. You won't gain anything by it, but good luck!

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    Not well prepared at all. Thats the problem of teaching to take the NCLEX.

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    Had a coworker in Cath lab who would offer people $50 for a night of call, $150 for a weekend of his call. I made sure to take as many of those as possible.

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    Anyone that hasn't made a med error is lying or hasn't made one yet. Dont beat yourself up too bad over it, as long as you learn from it.

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    HermioneG, Orca, ICUman, and 2 others like this.

    Any answer other than ER is wrong.

    That being said it is highly subjective and to each their own.

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    TriciaJ likes this.

    Ha thats nothing. My first job they first said 2 weeks, then after that 2 weeks they said 4 weeks. Then after that they said 7 months. Yeah, months. I said goodbye at that point.

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    lbyrn1958 likes this.

    Quote from KatieMI
    ER enviroinment is not well-suited for any type of pain management except acute pain caused by more or less clear pathology. It is especially so in our times of "customer satisfaction" madness and ER being utilized as primary care centers by a good segment of public.

    Non-opioid pain modalities, let's face it, are often seen as "less effective" by patients, providers and health care administration as compared with "good drugs". And, on the outside, it may really seems like they are. If a schmolicy written by a complete idiot somewhere in ivory tower demands "pain assessment" within 60 min from administration of any pain-alleviating measure and anything reducing pain to less than 4/10 level as reported by a patient is deemed to be "ineffective" and therefore requiring "corrective actions", it is just easier for everyone involved to order/administer those 1 mg of Dilaudid IV and forget about the issue than try to prove the said idiot that the patient in question had migraine headache, which she suffers for the last 40 years, for which opioids are not generally effective and that her usual triptan spray was not in hospital formularly and the patient could not bring and use her own due to another schmolicy. Likewise, ordering acetaminophen in many EMR systems requires provider to click to one or two more red flashing "warnings" due to "overdose alert". It is a minor irritation, but when you have to do it 20 times every day, you might be tempted to do something which doesn't require any additional actions from you - like "just give 'im some pure morphine".
    It takes more clicks to order Tylenol so why not just give morphine???? Seriously. If you want to know the problem look right here.

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    An ER with a no restraints policy. HAHAHAHA **** that place.

    But as someone else pointed out LE handcuffs and shackles are not considered restraints so they could stay on in this fantasy land.

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    Man I was on a code team with my preceptor when I was a student. I got good at compressions. And I learned real fast what makes a good code and what makes a bad one from being able to witness many of them.

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    kalycat, OrganizedChaos, TigraRN, and 12 others like this.

    Coding my professor. She was an amazing woman. Didn't make it, but we got her alive long enough to where she could donate her organs. Ultimately saved a lot of lives that day at the expense of one.

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    Quote from /username
    Hey guys... so there's no potential she ripped them out herself?
    This is why I hate this job, its so hard to trust anyone. I always assume the worst in people when I read this stories of second hand accounts.

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    Quote from BostonFNP
    Read back through them to my posts, in adults, Canabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome is one of the leading causes and the diagnostic factor (for me) is taking hot showers.
    Yup and the bag of air they keep "vomiting" up. But man once they get that haldol and capsaicin it cures it all.

    This wasn't supposed to be derogatory towards them, I realized it might have come out that way. We see it way too much here and are met with insane amounts of resistance when we tell people to stop smoking. Classic signs every time they come in though.