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  1. How would you handle this?
    I'm not a traveler but had the same problem with a tech when I first started in the E.R. Just let them know that you really like how they are proactive but don't want them to order stuff under your...
    Aug 19
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Your Specialty & Why
    I love emergency nursing. It's pure chaos and I revel in it! Peds, Adult, Geriatric, we get it all. I love that we are the ones who stabilize a pt and figure it all out for the rest of the...
    Aug 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. My poor husband
    My husband and I are dying laughing reading this thread together! :roflmao:
    Aug 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. My poor husband
    Oh dear, I'm just reading this post and it's already been edited. I don't even want to KNOW what the other posts said. :facepalm: I agree to get him in to a doc, but maybe you should still get...
    Aug 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Should I quit my job, sell my house and sail to Hawaii?
    I love the "people are so mean" posts with an insult at the end.
    Aug 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Problem with blood draws..
    Sounds like you are doing ok. I'd check with someone who can see what you are doing for any tips. They can see where you might be able to get a better flow. Also, each vial only holds enough...
    Aug 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Scared & Confused
    :confused::wacky: It's really easy to feel like you are spinning circles when it's busy. When you do, take a second and 1.STOP, 2.THINK, 3.ACT. More than a med-surg floor, you can ask your...
    Aug 12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. nursing & tattoos
    To those talking about 80 year olds with tattoos, batwings, and how ridiculous they look: Are you seriously telling me that this bothers you? Because it sure looks to me like they are enjoying the...
    Aug 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. nursing & tattoos
    I have plenty of patients in their 70s and 80s come through with old faded out tattoos or with multiple piercings. I don't even notice them until a thread like this pops up. I have tattoos. I...
    Aug 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Best Mispronunciation?
    Well learn something new... I've only ever heard that word in the last couple of years in the ER, but on with the topic of mispronunciations. As I overheard an irate pt saying... "Don't you...
    Aug 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Best Mispronunciation?
    Two words that drive me crazy are "Conversate" instead of converse, speak, or talk) and "Orientate" instead of orienting or orientation.
    Aug 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. New nurse and critical patients
    Ah ha ha ha haa!!! :roflmao: Everyone here knows that what should be isn't what actually is. I've had plenty of days where I've had three of these kinds of patients and 3 nonacute hallway beds...
    Jul 29
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Am I Being Bullied?
    *hugs!* Make friends with other people. You are not required to like your preceptor better than anyone else. That's where you are hurting yourself. I can see that you are someone that can talk...
    Jul 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. When a Doctor is very nasty...and
    It's not defamation of character, it's harassment and bullying. Keep emailing exact quotes to the admin and also explain about the toxic environment affects you and your coworkers (direct quotes or...
    Jul 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. How different is ER nursing from floor nursing?
    I absolutely agree with ChristineN about the inability to schedule the day. Also, every order is stat or now. VS q hour or q2 hours. Pts are not allowed to eat. Everyone, and I mean everyone,...
    Jul 19
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. How a stethoscope can get stolen?
    I have a pet tag on mine with my name and department on it so it can find its way back. I've seen MDs looking to return one but not remembering exactly who lent it to them (shears as well). So far...
    Jul 18
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. scared nursing student
    The secret is this: By the end of the second semester, students have gotten used to the school's class format. Then the ystart to get too comfortable... and lazy. Don't get stuck in this trap!...
    Jul 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Um... Can you hit before you get hit?
    Take up judo, aikido or jiu jitsu. It's a nonviolent redirection of force and uses submission holds (restraining) rather that strikes.
    Jul 8
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Do Nurses Get Traffic Tickets?
    HA HA HAHAHA!!
    Jul 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. What would help you love your job?
    If I were to leave a job, it would be because I felt unappreciated by admin or coworkers. I agree that nurses are quick to be told when they did something wrong, but never told "Good job!" when...
    Jun 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Venipuncture help
    Also, veins tend to be in the same general area on most people. Study where yours and your friends and family are, for example, the one between 4th and 5th fingers on back of hand, 4 in the AC, etc.
    Jun 26
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. How Long Does It Take To Not Feel Like An Idiot (Advice Needed and Some Venting)?
    There's a reason that it's called First Year nursing. :). Hang in there! Keep a mantra: it gets better, it gets better...
    Jun 26
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. When is your shift over
    I agree about being over when you are off the unit. Last week I punched out, had my stuff over my shoulder and was walking past a non acute pt's room towards the exit when I turned and saw them in...
    Jun 26
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. New nurses and the ER
    It's the same as starting on any new floor. There will be people who hold judgement to see what kind of person you are, there will be extra friendly ones who are thrilled to have some more helping...
    Jun 26
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. Help with passing first simulation please!!!
    I hated simulations as a student. When I went to do them for real, I was happy I had done them. 45 minutes is enough time to really slow down and relax. What I got from reading your scenario...
    Jun 24
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance


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