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  1. I think there is a difference between "sugar coating" and tact/effective communication. You are demonstrating the latter...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. You must have sterile syringes to drop onto your field. Now, if the saline vial isn't sterile, then perform a one handed...
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    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  3. I was about to say that advice might be good if we are talking about an arterial bleed. I work in the ER and one of the...
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    Forum: School Nurses
  4. Well, that's true - for a true emergency bleeding issue. But I think we can cut some slack here with a minor head lac that...
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    Forum: School Nurses
  5. Chat may have fallen silent on Allnurses on Ebola, but it is still in the news. Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the CDC,...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. I think this comes down to the lack of tone. Since we are writing on a message board, we don't have the luxury of seeing...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. You people are placing too much emphasis on her comment on her husband. Geez.
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Ah, the victorianism displayed in this thread. The reason why you don't know any responsible, upstanding, clean-cut white...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. In my experience with these situations, the times that things have operated in the smoothest and most efficient way depends...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. You are a strong patient advocate. We can advocate on nursing judgement. But here's the thing. We are absolutely not...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Kudos to you for advocating so strongly for your patient! You maybe surprised that you have earned respect, rather than...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. I believe in the Charge Nurse role. I work a small rural ED, and we have at least 1 real good Triage Nurse. But even that...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. I just want to say, if I see anyone not using spell check around here, with a misspelling that I can identify at a glance,...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. A man drove himself to the ER for help with suicidal thoughts. He was placed in a gown and in an unlocked seclusion room at...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. I learned last week that a man in our state was caught repeatedly being treated for rattlesnake bites at different...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. I know that this thread is all over the place, but there are none that have anything from this year, and since I had...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. "So what brings you in to see us tonight?" "Well, in 1997..." "OK, let's keep it within this millennium, shall we?"
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. "Do you have any medical problems?" "No" "So you don't take any medicines?" "Yeah, I take metformin,...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Carts are all different where I've worked. You need to get friendly with the one that is closest to you!
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. per the WHO, the outbreak is "underestimated." UK Ebola alert as infected medic to fly home | Mail Online "out of...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Ben & Jerry's over a can of tuna? Now that IS a strange craving! (At least it's healthier than straight vodka over ice.) :D
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. I can make a turkey sandwich with one hand and do chest compressions with the other. I don't know what y'all are whining...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Ah, but some nights call for a different kind of can...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. I've been a nurse for almost a year, and I think burnout has hit me hard. I'm also finding certain aspects of the job...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. 5 Best Practices for Improving the Throughput of the Emergency Department
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  26. We are switching to a 'pull til full' model in a few weeks. We have done this before with bad results, mainly because our ED...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  27. I run a 12 bed ED, From 11-2300 my busy time I have 4 I have a charge/triage, who takes fast tracks, I have 1 nurse who...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  28. I was a working EMT and Paramedic for about 7 years. EMT is basically not much more than advanced first aid that you can...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  29. EMS is just as physical--if not more so--than CNA work. You're going to substitute some of the butt-wiping, but definitely...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  30. Well then. By all means get him an MD appt. But be sure to examine him more thoroughly while he is awake that day too. After...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  31. When I saw those first few lines, I thought this was going off in another direction. how nice to have a wife taking such...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  32. So you get deposed because the hospital was short staffed and something untoward happened. It won't be the first time. ...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  33. It is 4am and of course I'm wide awake and hubby is sound asleep. This is due to me working night shift the past 2 nights so...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  34. If he didn't wake up during your **examination** maybe a visit to a neurologist would be warranted. Seriously, best of...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  35. Registered Nurse Quits Her Job To Teach Fly-Fishing Off The Tropical Shores Of Belize
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  36. I'm leaving my job at the end of August to go teach english in Latin America somewhere. I'll be in Guatemala for several...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  37. I think they should just shorten it to "Issues" :-)
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  38. I worked in a 7 bed ER with a similar staffing pattern. And we didn't have patient assignments. But it wasn't as confusing...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  39. I believe that half of all Americans have been practicing being fearful on the basis of unfounded but alarming statments and...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  40. You know the nurses you talk about in your post that you want to measure up with. Study them-see what habits, tips and...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  41. Wow...you are in over your head...((HUGS)) Those little ED's can be fine but when the feces meets the fan it's CRAZY! I...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  42. Pleae note that a hypothesis is not the same as verifiable fact. We should be able to tell the difference. I am...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  43. to Calivianya: you did very well. Coding him on the stretcher confirms that he was too unstable for transport. Save...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  44. I would NEVER transport a patient like that as a full code! As an ED nurse and an ICU nurse...this was a dump and unless...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  45. You did not look like a moron. You did the best you could under the circumstances. As an ER nurse, I would not have...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  46. My secret to burn out was to become a travel RN. I've been a nurse 5 years, with 4 years in the ED and becoming a travel...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  47. I think I've managed to read every post here but I'm still going to apologize in advance if I'm repeating anything. I work...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  48. Lol! I was imagining a microscopic shotgun. You know, to shoot ebola...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  49. Yes, this is my biggest issue. There's lots of stuff out there waiting to find us. When you're a nurse, it can find you...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  50. I agree some data will probably be necessary and help. I don't have any research to help you, haven't looked really. I can...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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