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  1. ER nurses, read this!
    Very old letter, should be poster size, laminated and in everyone's waiting room!!
    Apr 14, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. What's your story? Why did you take up nursing?
    Final grade of high school with no idea what I wanted to do other then being a Vet, but I failed physics and they would not take me...... My best friend was filling out an app for nursing school at...
    Nov 3, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. charge nurse role
    Our institution has brought in this new 'rotating role' to our department the CCL. Essentially the clinical care leader is the charge nurse. One is expected to be a leader, mentor, educator and...
    Nov 3, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. ER must haves
    Pen behind my ear, stethescope looped in my ties for my scrubs, hemostats on my thigh with tape and a tourniquit, and my trauma shears tuck int he waist band of my scrubs on the left side. (I can't...
    Oct 20, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. clinical care leading
    Our institution has brought in this new 'role' to our department. Essentially the clinical care leader is the charge nurse. One is expected to be a leader, mentor, educator and problem solver. The...
    Oct 18, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Question for night shifters
    I too have always been a night owl....worked nights for 22 odd years now, as a waitress in a bar--not getting home til 3, then onto nursing, where I only work nights. On my days off I do try to...
    Aug 16, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. med errors
    Very interesting thread going in the general discussion, a med error caused a death and the nurse that hung the med is looking for support or others... she/he states that 7,000 med errors occur...
    Aug 7, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. 7000 fatal med errors last year-where are theses nurses?
    I too have made errors. In 15 years I have made 2 significant (sp) errors that were potentially deadly. The first actually ended up benifitting the patient. I work ED and was fighting with the...
    Aug 6, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    My favorite.... "I just want to get checked out". Checked out for what? This is ussually stated post minor MVC, fall, child falling off couch onto carpet, tumbling off a bike, doing new drugs,...
    Aug 6, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Learning thread (ER medicine)
    just read back in the thread and realized this had been answered, I gotta stop just trying to jump in at the end of the thread...LOL I am really liking this thread....it is amazing how smart you...
    Jun 2, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Learning thread (ER medicine)
    3-5 p in my house is the "witching hours"---I hate them!!! the kids get nuts, dinner needs to be made, you have to get someone somewhere by some time...the kids are hungry but you can't let them...
    Jun 2, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Read the article about calling 911 to get seen faster???
    Oh yeah... My favourite thing to do is get them off the EMS stretcher and inot the main waiting room...good pr for the folk in the waiting room, and makes the medics happy.....(sometimes they bring...
    May 28, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Read the article about calling 911 to get seen faster???
    when people get antsy/****** about the average 7.5-8 hours wait time that we have in our antiquated far too small department with 7 speciality programs that draw from way outside our catchment...
    May 28, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. When Docs Cover Up Surgical Errors
    at one of our sister hospitals a pt did not pursue litigation even thought the doc replaced the wrong knee. The doc went to the pt and apologized, the pt agreed the doc was remorseful--he was really...
    May 21, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. care errors
    Has anyone read the recent Time magazine article that basically concludes that 'care errors', all errors, including meds, vitals, food, allergies, dressings, x-rays, etc. are actually the 'norm' in...
    May 21, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Learning thread (ER medicine)
    You can give it IV, but..... 1 in 10,000 will have an adverse reaction where their BP goes through the roof, and their head can literally explode--huge ICB. Ussually they get tachy, and fell flushed...
    May 13, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. Learning thread (ER medicine)
    Some one reply to the epi question....I am itching to tell about the 1 in 10,000 response that we saw........
    May 12, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Learning thread (ER medicine)
    Just read the whole thread, and not just the last page--did not realize you meant shearing regarding a nipride gtt, which thank god was answered because I have never heard of that.......LOL.....and I...
    May 12, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Learning thread (ER medicine)
    reply to er julie Shearing is just what it sounds like. A single structure ripped apart ie. a spleen or a brain, shearing from the lining....(very bad as they it ussually just results in little...
    May 11, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Learning thread (ER medicine)
    Exciting learning on night shift.... Why should you not give 1:1000 Epi IV for an allergic rx? (0.3 ml's slow push)
    May 11, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Ekg's
    Wondering what other departments do to get EKG's done at triage when they are packed...... with a gigillion to come in.....and a line at triage......and all beds in use, no one is...
    May 11, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. What exactly do you do as an ER nurse?
    I agree with the above, but remember we also wash stretchers, push patients on stretchers, empty linen bags, and empty garbage bags. Emergency nursing means moving people through, no matter what...
    Apr 8, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    I had a healthy male, about 30 call an ambulance for his chapped lips. Yes, they were chapped,and ugly. He had never heard of vaseline or any other remedy available OTC.
    Apr 2, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. A piece of strong advice
    After many years of nursing I have learned that COMMON SENSE is not common. We do not have enough info to judge what was right or wrong. Did the pt just get pain meds and settle? Then use COMMON...
    Mar 26, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. 12 hour schedule
    We have what we call 'traditional' M,T off W, Th etc, and we are working to find a 4 12's on 5 off master that our union will accept. Super Rn--would it be possible for me to get a copy of your...
    Mar 2, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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