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Joined Jan 16, '11 - from 'NY'. She has '6' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Med-Surg 1, Emergency 5, CEN 2/2016'. Posts: 1,060 (62% Liked) Likes: 2,759

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  • 8:19 am

    Please do not take that job! If they are hiring someone fresh out of school to be in charge of experienced nurses, something is VERY WRONG! You are being thrown into a dangerous situation!

  • Jun 21

    Offlabel,

    My level of respect for you has just gone up a few notches.

  • Jun 19

    Ok I had someone tell me this tip that was So Simple and SO BRILLIANT that I felt dumber just hearing it....

    MD orders 1000ml NS bolus stat then 200/hour continuous when that finishes...

    A 27 year veteran of emerg nursing told me: "Run the bolus as a secondary IV then the primary 200/hour will take over automatically when it's done."

  • Jun 18

    I'm actually an RN who just moved to a new ED where they use LPNs. I have never worked with LPNs before and I'm still learning what is allowed or not allowed. I have learned a bit from the LPNs on allnurses so I have always introduced myself and my partner LPN like this:

    "Hi, I'm NoaM and this is XYZ. We are ER nurses and we'll get you started, ok? I saw that you're here for...."

    Since I am unfamiliar with LPNs, I still don't ever ask for anything, but I love it when I am asked "do you want me to get that blood work?" or "hey do you want me to medicate that patient?"

  • Jun 18

    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    Ok are we being punked here??????
    THIS. I call shenanigans. This can't be a real person.

  • Jun 17

    Do NOT use a tourniquet!!!!

  • Jun 16

    Go ICU if you want a challenge. You've got experience and will likely transition better than, say, a new grad because you've already got assessment, prioritization and time management skills.

  • Jun 15

    Go ICU if you want a challenge. You've got experience and will likely transition better than, say, a new grad because you've already got assessment, prioritization and time management skills.

  • Jun 15

    So picture this happening...
    http://allnurses.com/emergency-nursi...d-1029107.html

    ...and then being called from the floor about a field site IV.

  • Jun 15

    So your friend is a traveler and they hired a permanent nurse? That's the point, isn't it?

  • Jun 15

    So your friend is a traveler and they hired a permanent nurse? That's the point, isn't it?

  • Jun 14

    Quote from LadysSolo
    ER one night sent me a DEAD patient because they didn't want it on their record as "died in ER" (bad for statistics.) (The transporter told me the patient was dead before leaving ER.) So TRY to do an admission assessment/H&P on a DECEASED patient! But has to be done for the record. Talk about a WASTE OF MY TIME!!!!!
    Really? They purposefully sent you a dead patient? I call shenanigans.

    It's funny that (with the exception of THAT guy, because he's "that guy") not one ER nurse has returned fire and called the floor nurses names, but the floor nurses have called us just about every name in the book.

  • Jun 14

    So picture this happening...
    http://allnurses.com/emergency-nursi...d-1029107.html

    ...and then being called from the floor about a field site IV.

  • Jun 14

    Quote from ED Nurse, BSN RN
    I think it is very poor form to trash other departments- especially the ED. We are one team and all have the common goal. Just as there are bad nurses in the ED, there are bad nurses in every other department. Many of the things being mentioned are ORDERS that need to be placed by a MD- as nurses, we can't place orders, correct? We can only ask and tell the MD what needs ordered, we can't make them do it.

    Seriously though- if you don't agree with the practice of another, that's fine, but be professional about it. There is no reason to trash another department- you have NO CLUE what they could have been doing it who else needed a bed. To the poster who says who cares if there are 8 ambulances lined up- I CARE! Sometimes those 8 ambulances coming in go to triage, sometimes they need a bed immediately- having a STEMI, actively seizing with no airway, a drug OD where narcan isn't working- should I send those to you instead?

    It is very easy to constantly blame others- it's harder to understand what another is going through and ask questions, or God forbid, lend a helping hand! Take that patient you think "nothing" was done for- tell that nurse to hang in there and do have a good rest of the shift.

    Some of you need to get outside your own department and realize each of those departments have a different approach and end game to pt care. Some of you need to stop being so jaded, and having that attitude that your way is the best way. The majority of us, in any department, want the best for our patients and do the best we can to get to that goal.

    Grow up, be professional, and stop trashing your fellow nurses. Meet you fellow nurses from other departments face to face, get to know them and be appreciative of everyone. That will get you much further than playing the blame game.

    THIS! Most of us have worked in more than one specialty. They are different! I worked med surg, I worked ambulatory surgery, I now work in ED. All of them are so completely different. You get what you give: especially attitude or understanding.

  • Jun 14

    I'm actually an RN who just moved to a new ED where they use LPNs. I have never worked with LPNs before and I'm still learning what is allowed or not allowed. I have learned a bit from the LPNs on allnurses so I have always introduced myself and my partner LPN like this:

    "Hi, I'm NoaM and this is XYZ. We are ER nurses and we'll get you started, ok? I saw that you're here for...."

    Since I am unfamiliar with LPNs, I still don't ever ask for anything, but I love it when I am asked "do you want me to get that blood work?" or "hey do you want me to medicate that patient?"


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