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By ~*Stargazer*~

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  1. The person with ESRD has 10-15% of their kidney function at most, otherwise they wouldn't be on dialysis, and the damage is...
    Oct 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Typically when I think of "end organ perfusion", I'm thinking primarily about the brain, heart, and kidneys. Since this...
    Oct 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. I tend to triage up if I'm on the fence about someone's acuity. I've seen some pretty bad triaging, too, and I won't...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. It's not whether or not our monitors are capable- we don't even carry any transducers, so it's irrelevant. We don't have a...
    Oct 12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Here are some of my rules. Feel free to add your own. When I ask you what brings you in today, please don't tell me your...
    Oct 12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Listen to me. You did a good job. You reacted appropriately. These things happen and are unpredictable. Now, about...
    Oct 7
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. My manager does chart audits and has asked coworkers to complete charting when he finds deficiencies. This doesn't seem...
    Oct 6
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. We do not have the technology to implement CVP monitoring in my ER. Whether the patient gets a central line placed promptly...
    Oct 5
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. I'm a lot more concerned with whether they practice good medicine or not. I work with one doctor who is just a fantastic...
    Oct 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Hi folks, just curious, how many liters of fluid do your docs typically try before starting pressors? At what point do they...
    Oct 4
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Ah yes, the good ol' shotgun workup! One of the reasons I really like working with grey hairs. They rely on their H&P to...
    Oct 2
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. You sound like you're doing a fine job to me. The only thing I didn't see on your list is repeat vital signs at the...
    Oct 2
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. I get that. I was a floor nurse before I transferred to the ER. Really, what I would do in your shoes is explain that I...
    Oct 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Yes, yes, no argument. And again, I interpreted the OP's written word much differently than you did. Neither of us...
    Oct 2
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  15. I guess I have bigger fish to fry.
    Oct 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. No, physicians aren't that thick. Some of them, however, don't see things from where you stand and will place impossible...
    Oct 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. I like Epic. Not difficult at all.
    Oct 1
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. What is it about people who drive Prius's? It seems to me like they're all bad drivers. They drive like grannies. Really...
    Sep 29
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Again, try to find the answer to the question for yourself before you ask another nurse. This makes a huge difference. ...
    Sep 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. I wonder if this type of discussion has anything to do with locale? For instance, I'm on the West Coast, and there is a lot...
    Sep 29
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance

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