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  1. How much time do you spend studying outside of nursing classes?
    I never studied that much. 5 hours a week at the most. I'm kind of a last minute gal though, probably why I'm an ER nurse.
    Apr 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Help! Bought an online test bank not sure what to do!
    This happened at my school. Students were kicked from the program over it.
    Apr 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. new RN, first job, having tough time, need advice
    Is this real life?! No one ever presents to the ER simply because they are drunk or want drugs?! I think that is called utopia.
    Apr 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. new RN, first job, having tough time, need advice
    I don't tolerate that crap. Cuss me out? I inform them that until their attitude does a 180 I am not coming back into the room. I don't get paid to get cussed out, aside from my dementia patients....
    Apr 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Patient Families
    11) The obnoxious aunt (who is an RN) of the two month old who triaged her own nephew with a skull fx and brain bleed, who then clocked out and drove three hours to be with him after he was flown...
    Mar 26
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Migraine treatment in er
    Usually Benadryl 12.5, phenergan 12.5, decadron 10, and toradol 30.
    Mar 3
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Chest pain protocol
    EKG in ten minutes, line, labs, oxygen, CXR, ASA. No other drugs without a physician's order.
    Mar 3
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Things you'd like to say to….
    I'm sorry your 16 year old daughter's room does not have a TV. It's so refreshing to see that as a parent, you are worried about the things that REALLY count.
    Feb 20
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. ER nurses bringing pts to the floor soiled
    You also cannot be sure what that ER a nurse is dealing with. I had a pt roll in the door, horrific elder abuse case. Stage 4 pressure ulcers ALL OVER her body. The smell whe. You walked in the room...
    Jan 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. (KY and TN area) HELP!!
    Probably not. I am an RN in KY and nursing school here is competitive, grades like that don't cut it.
    Jan 1
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  11. New and 'fun' things
    I had been at work less than two hours. Notice a call from my sister, which is odd since she lives with me and knows I am at work. I hear about two seconds of her call which is enough to make my...
    Dec 7, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Does anybody use sterile technique anymore?
    I will also say, I'm in the ER now, by the time most folks come to us with issues, the wounds are so infected you can smell them before you see them. With immuno-compromised folks I try to use...
    Dec 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Does anybody use sterile technique anymore?
    I was taught that evidence based practice has shown that clean dressing changes are the general rule of thumb, that was a year ago.
    Dec 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Why did you decide to be a nurse?
    Wanted to be a vet but a year before applying to vet school, decided it was too expensive. Became a vet tech instead, loved it but it paid squat. My grandfather offered to pay for me to go to nursing...
    Nov 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. What's the nurse-patient ratio in your unit?
    ED, it ranges anywhere from 3-5 to 1 depending on how swamped we are.
    Nov 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. what would you do in this situation
    Call a MET team then and they can help transport.
    Nov 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. RNs: How much vacation time do you get?
    I get 3 weeks a year. This is my first year, and 11 months in I have not had a vacation because you have to put in for vacation at the beginning of the year, when I was just starting. This does not...
    Nov 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. what would you do in this situation
    I work in the ED. I'd be on the phone with my charge nurse to let her know I was bringing in a chest pain pt. I would hope our med-surg nurses would do the same.
    Nov 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Hate being an RN
    I'm a newer nurse with almost a year of ER experience. Our docs do not treat us like scum, they are pretty awesome. We play pranks on each other, our docs love teaching us and answering questions, we...
    Nov 15, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  20. Being a Patient Where you Work
    My nephew was a patient in my ER. I was actually the nurse that triaged him and helped start his IV/draw blood. He was pretty much a VIP patient since I was working and stayed with him between...
    Nov 8, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Charting things done by others...
    This is fairly common in my department (ED). I just put out in the comments "per whoever".
    Nov 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. When someone asks you what you do for a living, do you say "nurse" or "RN" or "LVN"?
    I say that I am an ER nurse. I am an RN but that is irrelevant, IMO. Our LPNs are the bomb and as far as I'm concerned, they are the smarty pants in my ER, the RNs are always looking to our LPNs....
    Oct 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Documentation of EKG in ED for reimbursement purposes
    In my ER, the EKG has to be done within ten minutes of triage (this is for CPC accredidation). It's not based on when the MD signs off on it, but when it is actually performed. That's why the RN/Tech...
    Aug 31, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. Triage complaints- the good, the bad, and the shocking.
    Took medication on an empty stomach, feeling nauseated.
    Aug 28, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. RN Salary Survey 2013:  Post here!
    1. KY 2. 8 months 3. ER 4. 18.94 flat rate, 12% shift diff for evenings and 15% shift diff for nights 5. No unions
    Aug 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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