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  1. Help me understand....
    I always hate when parent say "No, I didn't want to give anything so you could see (how high the fever is, how much pain,etc). I make sure to say next time, definitely help them feel more...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. OB ultrasound...foley or no?
    We do this sometimes too, in a pediatric ED. Usually if lower pelvic abd pain, they are NPO and want to r/o torsion, which would be surgical, and a smaller deal window for getting the to OR. Not sure...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Peds ED from Adult med surg
    My first job was and adult med/surf ortho/neuro unit, while waitin for an open position at our Children's hospital. First open position was in the ED so I figure I would give it a shot. Almost 7 yrs...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Triage Practices
    Wow, and already triaging when new to the facility? We haves bit of a process to go through before being triage "certified", usually 6-12 mos after hire, have to have ENPC an take a hospital triage...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. July 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    "She mentioned meeting her study group to celebrate passing their first Theory exam. Think it will be that big of a deal for each exam?"
    Jul 27
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  6. Male pediatric nurses?
    In my ED we have numerous male RNs, as well as many throughout our less hospital and on our Transport team. No one thinks it is at all odd, they do an awesome job with kids and are great at helping...
    Jul 14
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  7. Ped help!!
    Sit down with your kids, and talk to them on their level. We tower over them when we are standing, and are scary or intimidating. =) make anything you can a game or competition, that is often...
    Jul 14
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  8. Comfortable shoes for the ER
    Aside from good shoes, good idea to try some support socks. I was having a lot of leg fatigue, and got some, and it made a world of difference! Just some knee-high ones, found them at a local scrub...
    Feb 5, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Comfortable shoes for the ER
    I wish I could get away with wearing my Vibrams to work, closest thing to bare feet there is =).
    Feb 5, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. New Children's Hospital will be paperless
    Everything is trackable, I am sure. With our system, they can track if I was even looking into the record/chart of a patient that I should not have been. Our dept helped designed our program as a...
    Jan 3, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. Can an Employer Penalize You For Calling-In Due to Illness ?
    In my previous career, I did restaurant management and was personally in charge of most of our bookkeeping, so I became pretty familiar with laws regarding documentation in employee files, policy...
    Jan 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Tuition reimbursement?
    I know some of our hospitals here (Nebraska) offer tuition reimbursement for con't ed, and some also offer loan repayment. I can get reimbursement from my work, as I am working on my Master's. I...
    Jan 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Suture to laceration
    Yeah, that sounds a little weird. I don't think we have a set time frame, it more depends on the individual situation, and how the wound looks at the time of presentation to us. I remember once we...
    Jan 2, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. Certification - worth it?
    I know our hospital is huge on RNs getting certified. I have not yet, switching from adults to peds, I believe I need to have 2000 hrs logged working in pediatrics before I am eligible to cert in...
    Jan 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Propofol for conscious sedation?
    Now that you mention it, I do recall RNs in our PICU (a Children's hospital) can maintain drips of Ketamine as well as paralytics (I know they use a lot of Roc/Vecuronium with vented kiddos), but...
    Jan 2, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Blood draws/SL on kids < 5 yo
    Oh, tiny tiny lil veins!! No matter how good you are, some kiddos are just plain tricky. Especially some of the chronic pts we see frequently, like our heart defects and special needs pts with no...
    Dec 31, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. Propofol for conscious sedation?
    In our ED, I haven't ever seen propofol used, we use a lot of versed, and certain docs will use Ketamine (I think more should!). We do have a hospital policy restricting RN admin. of Ketamine...
    Dec 31, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Absolute No-No's
    My sister-in-law is highly allergic to latex (Hx spina bifida.....goes hand in hand). Also be careful of bananas, kiwi, & mangos specifically. Some things you never would have guessed were even...
    Dec 31, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. PIV rotation for pedi pts?
    As stated already, we usually keep them as long as they are working and there are no problems. If it seems like access is going to be needed for any extended period, our hospital will generally go...
    Sep 15, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. will universal healthcare ( in the usa) cut RN pay?
    Which is why in our Peds ED we are bogged down with kids that parents brought in for a fever or a bug bite, because they have no PMD to go to. When we discharge them with instructions to follow up...
    Sep 2, '08
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  21. will universal healthcare ( in the usa) cut RN pay?
    Except we are not a socialist society......capitalism is different obviously. The same socialized systems of other countries are not necessarily the answer for the US as we are a completely...
    Sep 2, '08
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  22. The Patient I Failed
    Thank you for sharing such a heart wrenching story. Thank you for being the kind of nurse to do what was in your power to uphold the dignity of the patient. Sadly, as many have already said, this...
    Sep 2, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. learn to say it correctly!!
    I work in a peds ED, and the other day took report from a nurse giving us a heads up about a pt coming in with a "strangulated vulvula" The doc on that day said if they had a problem involving both...
    Jul 23, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Peds ER NP
    I am in the ED of a Children's hospital. We have a few NPs, and PAs that do usually do fast track, and triage level 4-5 patients. Overall in the hospital though, it seems like there are a lot of...
    Mar 22, '08
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  25. Universal Health Care... what would this mean...
    As if outcomes are great for the people now who have no coverage, or get denied care due to inability to pay, or loose everything they own, including home, to pay off medical bills now that...
    Feb 9, '08
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics


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