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  1. Whats your biggest pet peeve working in the ED?
    I really appreciate when they stick around also, but don't you have translator phones available for when they leave?
    Jan 28, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Getting Report - what to ask for
    Oh I'm so sorry... I just realized you were a PCA, not a nurse... So disregard that advice! I'm sorry. I think what you have listed is reasonable of a what a PCA should ask. You would want to ask how...
    Jan 26, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  3. Getting Report - what to ask for
    Well, they should be telling you all of this. You shouldn't have to ask, unless they leave certain things out. Some give better report than others (obviously) but I think what you listed is great....
    Jan 26, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  4. Just another day right? NOT!
    That's what I'm saying! I've always had at least 20... That's why I'm wondering if SNF stood for something other than skilled nursing facility...
    Jan 26, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  5. Just another day right? NOT!
    Does SNF stand for something other than skilled nursing facility? Or is that where you mean?
    Jan 26, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  6. Thoughts on Pt Nurse ratio
    I live in NY (not NYC) and we have 4-5 on days, 5-6 on evenings, and 6-9 on nights (nights is always short)
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  7. How do you organize your work day?
    Also- BIG deal on our floor- you want to check who is being discharged that day. There should be a list of people going. You want to make sure those patients are seen first, given all their meds, and...
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  8. How do you organize your work day?
    You will definitely need some form of paperwork to get organized. Whether you use a clipboard, or just staple a few sheets of paper together. The instructors in our hospital (and I'm sure in most)...
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  9. Med surg patient ratio
    Depends on the shift on our floor. Ideally, we will have 4-5 patients on days (6 is a REAL busy day), 5-6 on evenings, and 7-9 on nights (we are always short on nights)
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  10. Does the ED stand for Emergency Department or the Everything Dumpster?
    Well considering this is the kind of report you get in the nursing home: "he's fine, she's fine, he passed away last night, and he's fine" sometimes it's a little difficult to figure out what the...
    Jan 23, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Does the ED stand for Emergency Department or the Everything Dumpster?
    Good for you! Obviously this person has never worked in LTC... And we'll just leave it at that :)
    Jan 23, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Does the ED stand for Emergency Department or the Everything Dumpster?
    Just curious, what kind of patients are they sending you that are "just evening out their load"? I know it must be frustrating receiving patients that don't need emergency treatment, but you have to...
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Does the ED stand for Emergency Department or the Everything Dumpster?
    I stand corrected. I guess new research (new to me) shows that Tylenol can be nephrotoxic as well :/
    Jan 21, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. Does the ED stand for Emergency Department or the Everything Dumpster?
    Just want to point out that all that APAP would be tough on your liver but either way, it sounds like BS that they didn't send you home with any pain meds after breaking your legs... 1 Lortab while...
    Jan 21, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Registration Typos
    Hahaha that's great!
    Jan 15, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Triage complaints- the good, the bad, and the shocking.
    "It's a nursing website folks" didn't come off sarcastic to you? I'm pretty sure these people are well aware of it being a nursing website. This poster has stated some rude things to myself in the...
    Jan 14, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. Triage complaints- the good, the bad, and the shocking.
    Wow... Quite miserable and sarcastic, aren't we? I'm sure what they meant by "all the medical mumble jumble" was that it was incorrectly stated, as the original poster admitted. She mentions a...
    Jan 13, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Juggling a full time job and new ER internship, is it possible??
    I would stick it out until May, if I were you. Why not? If you're worried about losing your spot in the ED, why not work on med-surg first (after you leave your office job) then look for an ED...
    Jan 13, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Whats your biggest pet peeve working in the ED?
    Vasovagal syncope (vay-zo-VAY-gul SING-cuh-pee) is the most common cause of fainting. Vasovagal syncope occurs when your body overreacts to triggers, such as the sight of blood or extreme emotional...
    Jan 13, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Hilarious maternity nursing sayings/pics
    Hilarious!!
    Jan 12, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  21. We need a bigger boat
    "Nice sleepy nursing home??" I'm guessing you've never worked in one hahahaha
    Jan 12, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. Whats your biggest pet peeve working in the ED?
    I'm 28 and can't swallow big pills... I usually chew my food before I eat it. I don't know about you. Call me a baby but I think it's more of an anxiety thing from choking as a child.
    Jan 11, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. How do I know the ER is for me?
    Thank you for your concern and your opinion on what you consider to be easy or difficult. I was simply stating my opinion, as well. Also, I wouldn't be so quick to judge on what I do with a patient...
    Jan 11, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. How do I know the ER is for me?
    Sweet. Thanks!
    Jan 10, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. How do I know the ER is for me?
    Oh really? See, I miss drawing blood! I did it in family practice, but haven't since. I've never started an IV, but I am excited to start learning! You know what I'm nervous about? Someone coding on...
    Jan 10, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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