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  1. When is your shift over
    I would have said, "Hey Joe, Mrs X is here, and asking for you." If he didn't immediately get up, then say "what can I help you with?" and do anything emergent "Joe, I'm going to start CPR now,"...
    Jun 20
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Inspiration is the Fancy Half of Breathing
    Google "nurse staffing ratios" for research articles proving that more nurses means better care. (My cut/paste options aren't working) www.hopkinsmedicine.org states that patient satisfaction does...
    Jun 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Are you allowed toasters?
    We can have toasters, but they can't be plugged in unless someone is standing there. More inconvienent, we can't put the kitchen dishes in the microwave, so no reheating meals that have gone cold....
    May 31
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Fake crying and bad acting in the ER
    Bless this thread. I had a patient with ABD pain who didn't get whisked right in to a bed. He then developed leg pain making his walk to the waiting room slow and painful to watch. When that didn't...
    May 28
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. IV sites for Abd CT
    We're very lucky in that if we can't get the 20G AC we never hear a peep about it, the tech or the radiologist use an ultrasound to get the access they need.
    May 28
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. There's just one more thing....
    NOADLS, that sounds like a strategy that will get around via the nursing grapevine. You may lose out on your dream job if it does.
    May 7
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  7. Joint Commission vent
    This is the first time an allnurses member has been disappointed because JCAHO didn't come. I think you should get a sticker or something. Post your address, and we'll all send sympathy cards.:D
    May 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. I have the time (to pee)
    Pee before every trauma, if you get more than two minutes notice. Otherwise, just go. Seriously, when I worked labor and delivery I didn't feel like I could leave once the patient went into...
    Apr 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. what do you say to patients...
    I say " It's not the first time, and it won't be the last. It's not even the worst thing that's happened in the last hour...so don't even think about it." If I give a med that will cause diarrhea I...
    Apr 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. venting time
    Who cares about mom cussing when you have the rest of the world applauding? Bravo!!
    Mar 12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Nodding off...
    I counted three episodes, and then they let the OP go. I bet there were more episodes than that before they started reporting her. One episode was during shift report...that was unacceptable no...
    Mar 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)
    It would probably work.
    Feb 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Weather Policy
    A car ran into my house once...I took a personal day. I don't know and I don't care how they coded it. I had trouble using a phone book after that happened. Alphabetical order was too much for my pea...
    Feb 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Weather Policy
    I don't understand your reply...seriously, no snark intended. If your car suddenly needs repairs, if someone becomes ill, if the house is damaged in a storm, those are all emergencies we need to...
    Feb 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Weather Policy
    [QUOTE=HLR_RN;7753785] What if your dad had a heart attack and wasn't doing well would you drive to the hospital then? [QUOTE] THIS is the measurement we should use. I've been reading the...
    Feb 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. How do you respond to rude patients?
    Every situation is different, but OP, at the 12 minute mark I would be joking about how the patient was really beating some speed records for our ER, and usually it takes several hours. I'd also hint...
    Feb 6
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. NG Tube
    You can pause right where you are when they say stop, and wait for them to say go ahead. Having control over the procedure makes it less frightening. Tell them you won't remove the tube if they say...
    Feb 6
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Cruel words....
    Stay away from your helpful co worker. I'd mention to the more senior nurse that you value her opinion, but you had heard some rumours about what she had said about you. Ask her to give feedback...
    Feb 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Should I have pushed Doc for more?
    If you think the patient needs more than they are getting, ask the doctor to come and reevaluate for themselves, even at frequent intervals. Document " requested physician respond to pt bedside." The...
    Feb 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Nurses vs Phlebotomist
    What I mean is that you get the syringe and run the results, and the numbers come out the same. If you send the numbers up to the floor, the caretaker at bedside will know if it's an arterial or...
    Feb 4
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Nurses vs Phlebotomist
    If the patient is dying, no one cares if it's a stick or line draw, we need the results NOW, and any results are better than none, just do your best. Whether it's a stick or line draw, the numbers in...
    Jan 31
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. Don't People Have Bills To Pay?
    Speaking only for myself, I'm NOT trying to help, but not trying to discourage anyone. I'm having a conversation with colleagues. Isn't there a specific forum somewhere for those that need help,...
    Jan 31
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Abandonment?
    I have reported to work and looked at the assignment, notified my supervisor that I was not available to work in those conditions and left. I was fired by the hospital and they reported me to the...
    Jan 25
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  24. The Shenanigans Involved With Scripting
    I was a secret shopper at one point. The companies decide what items they want us to check for. Sooo, my point is that the hospital can make their own standards...but they choose to regurgitate what...
    Jan 25
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Would you accept a shift...
    No orientation, no go. You don't know what kind of people you are working for, or if the reason they are short is because the clients are nuts.
    Jan 25
    Forum: Hospice Nursing


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