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I work in a small ER in NE Ohio.

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Time for a new preceptor.
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. 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...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. :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...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Thanks! what a words-it really makes my day! one day to go :)
    erin527RN
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. Thank you all for your responses. I'm going to try to speak with her tomorrow before my first shift Wednesday. I really want...
    erin527RN
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. 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...
    erin527RN
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. What about traveling as a nurse? Alot of agencies now offer "local" or in state travel - you would get to see different...
    erin527RN
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  25. You can work agency and have a constant change of coworkers, therefore avoiding drama. Bank up chunks of time to travel for...
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    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. Those kids are fine on their own. Independence breeds confidence, confidence leads to success. Have ground rules set up,...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  29. First of all, Med/Surg IS a specialty. ;) Secondly, I echo the others, I would not leave my kids home at night by...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  30. I think the point was to show these nurses that it takes a very serious offense to lose your license , not missing a B12...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  31. Today Halloween, Bellvue is being evacuated due to power faillures. Over 700 patients are being transferred. I wonder if the...
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    Forum: Nursing News
  32. Keep it simple.......if the aren't coding. Hi my name is......What is your name? How old are you? Are you allergic to...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  33. Start collecting your information from the very beginning. If you bring your own pt to the room, evaluate their gait.. any...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  34. HA! I was working fast track and read some of the fast track patient assessments by one of the RNs..... Pt 1: A/Ox3....
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  35. Congrats! I was also a new grad who started out in the ER after Graduation. During th 1st year things went...honestly?...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  36. Ask your manager if you can borrow Sheehy's. You "probably" will go through the ENA orientation program as part of your...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  37. 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...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  38. 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...
    erin527RN
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  39. 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...
    erin527RN
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  40. 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 ... ;)
    erin527RN
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  41. 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...
    erin527RN
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  42. 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...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  43. 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!...
    erin527RN
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  44. 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...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  45. 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...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  46. Practice makes (almost) perfect. I rarely started IVs on the floor and felt incompetent in the ER when I started. When you...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  47. 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
  48. *** Ours roll over up to to a point. You can only have about 700 hours. Good news is they pay you 100% if you sell it back...
    erin527RN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  49. It's a quality versus quantity thing in my opinion. If you only study for a couple hours a night, but really study and keep...
    erin527RN
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  50. Probably not, more so because you're a new grad. You have no experience with which to bargain on. Most places have a...
    erin527RN
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance


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