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By geminiBSN75, BSN

I work in a small ED in NE Ohio. I also work PRN for home hospice.

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  1. ENA recommends no more than 1:4. We are officially that, but often a bit more. We have a fast track area where it is much...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. I've done PDN for almost 5 years and I am returning to it after a break to get one year's recent facility experience. I...
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  3. Yesterday, an elderly man came with multiple co-morbidities with a surgical emergency that, of course, was inoperable due to...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Heidi "gets her scrubs tailored so they fit her just so"? Oh, someone PLEASE, pass me that patient's wastebasket! Anyway,...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Uh pays better than ccf but the benefits from cc far outweigh the hourly wage at UH. This may explain why so many cc...
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    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  6. I agree with the above posters, but on a side note, I would never make a head injury with positive LOC an ESI 4, nor has...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. I wouldn't go with a company just because it's local. It's not like you will be in their office at any time. You fill out...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  8. I also am looking into travel nursing when my husband retires next year. There are so many different companies that it is...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  9. You just contact agencies. Lots of applications to fill out. Assignments average 13 weeks, some longer or some shorter. Yes,...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  10. After circling the drain with compassion fatigue, I stumbled upon this article that was published in the ACEP: read it and...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. As this is a med/surg position, I would wait a little bit -- like maybe 6 months before leaving, if you really can't stand...
    geminiBSN75
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. Farmers Insurance also offers affinity DISCOUNTS to nurses. Great Value! Call 216.217.3616. Insurance for OHIO NURSES. Home,...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. The old saying "as nurses we eat our young" is obiously alive and well. These nurses are propitiating old sterotypes and...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. You need a new unit. They aren't all like that, I promise. I work with the best group of co-workers that I can imagine. It's...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. I am an introvert, as are many of my coworkers. I've been in the ER for 14 months and do just fine. The type A personality...
    geminiBSN75
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Time for a new preceptor.
    geminiBSN75
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Don't know if this helps, but I am a new graduate and in orientation we had the pharmacist as one of the speakers. She said...
    geminiBSN75
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. :lol2: If being in the ER is your dream, dont give up. Transitioning is tough. It's ok to lean on your peers. We all do...
    geminiBSN75
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Thanks! what a words-it really makes my day! one day to go :)
    geminiBSN75
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. I survived! It actually went pretty good. There were a couple of times I thought I was going to get super sleepy but it...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. I'm a brand new nurse and I've been working at a hospital for about 3 weeks now. I was hired for nights but they mostly...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. I graduated in May and have been orientating for 4 wks now on a 42 bed med surg unit. I am now up to 5 patients on day...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Thank you all for your responses. I'm going to try to speak with her tomorrow before my first shift Wednesday. I really want...
    geminiBSN75
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. I graduate in 5 weeks. I already have a hospital job lined up in my area of interest. I worked at least part time (sometimes...
    geminiBSN75
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. If the board weren't inundated with new grads crying about being unemployed, people like OP wouldn't have to create such a...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  26. Hello Everyone and congratulations to those just entering nursing school, those about to graduate, and everyone in between. ...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  27. What about traveling as a nurse? Alot of agencies now offer "local" or in state travel - you would get to see different...
    geminiBSN75
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  28. You can work agency and have a constant change of coworkers, therefore avoiding drama. Bank up chunks of time to travel for...
    geminiBSN75
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  29. LOL, my hubby is a cop as well, so I can offer the experience of our house and you can process it =) I work 3 evenings M,...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  30. Thanks for all the advice! I know med-surg is a specialty but not one I like so I am not staying there long-term. I'm not...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  31. Those kids are fine on their own. Independence breeds confidence, confidence leads to success. Have ground rules set up,...
    geminiBSN75
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  32. First of all, Med/Surg IS a specialty. ;) Secondly, I echo the others, I would not leave my kids home at night by...
    geminiBSN75
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  33. I think the point was to show these nurses that it takes a very serious offense to lose your license , not missing a B12...
    geminiBSN75
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  34. Today Halloween, Bellvue is being evacuated due to power faillures. Over 700 patients are being transferred. I wonder if the...
    geminiBSN75
    Forum: Nursing News
  35. Keep it simple.......if the aren't coding. Hi my name is......What is your name? How old are you? Are you allergic to...
    geminiBSN75
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  36. Start collecting your information from the very beginning. If you bring your own pt to the room, evaluate their gait.. any...
    geminiBSN75
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  37. HA! I was working fast track and read some of the fast track patient assessments by one of the RNs..... Pt 1: A/Ox3....
    geminiBSN75
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  38. Congrats! I was also a new grad who started out in the ER after Graduation. During th 1st year things went...honestly?...
    geminiBSN75
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  39. Ask your manager if you can borrow Sheehy's. You "probably" will go through the ENA orientation program as part of your...
    geminiBSN75
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  40. If you want to purchase these books as well as ENPC and TNCC they will be useful and you will be needing these things. But...
    geminiBSN75
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  41. Not at all. I have been a long standing member of the ENA. If you are going to get CEUs they have to have a way to ensure...
    geminiBSN75
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  42. It takes years to get this ER nursing! Every day is a learning experience! I have been the ER for 7 yrs. I am very confident...
    geminiBSN75
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  43. It will take you 2-3 years to feel comfortable and 3-5 to really know your stuff. So you're not off pace yet ... ;)
    geminiBSN75
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  44. My first RN job was in the ER. If you think you want to be an ER RN, then go for it... it's not scary and you'll learn a lot...
    geminiBSN75
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  45. I know a lot of hospitals/ERs/staff don't celebrate, but as an ER nurse, I am very grateful to all those who commit to the...
    geminiBSN75
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  46. Worked 7pm-7a and loved it and then the manager decided to place me on the 2p-2a shift cause we were so short. HATED IT!...
    geminiBSN75
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  47. That depends. The CNA answers to the LPN and RN. The LPN answers to the RN. If you are working in a nursing home, whether...
    geminiBSN75
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  48. I spent two years in med-surg and float pool before moving into the ED. I've worked two months now and can say that placing...
    geminiBSN75
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  49. Practice makes (almost) perfect. I rarely started IVs on the floor and felt incompetent in the ER when I started. When you...
    geminiBSN75
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  50. Practice makes perfect, and you are sure to get more then enough practice in the ER. You will get proficient because you...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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