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  1. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    I can spot a kidney stone a mile away, an no, I don't think any of us think someone coming in with a kidney stone is silly. They are incredibly painful and do require intervention sometimes. Don't...
    Feb 5
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. The "nurse in the family" business
    I am the "nurse in the family" and really love being there for family members when they go to appts, referrals, etc... There has to be a business opportunity out there for this. What do you think? ...
    Mar 29, '11
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  3. Professionalism write up
    I admit that I suffer from a congenital lack of a filter that is worse at sometimes than others. This is what I want to be able to able to show significant personal growth on and am just not sure...
    Dec 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Professionalism write up
    Help - was written up for "unprofessionalism" & then terminated for the same write up a few days later (with no other incident). Termination aside, I am dealing with that in another venue :-) I am...
    Dec 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Passed CEN!!
    congratulations! I'm studying to take mine as well. Any advice or study techniques you would be willing to share would be greatly appreciated. There are some questions I look at and just scratch...
    Dec 8, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Seeing Psychiatrist hurt job chances in this market
    Congratulations on going to college - very hard work once your married, esp if you have kids. Don't worry about anyone finding out about marriage counseling, medications prescribed, seeing a...
    Oct 6, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. sundowners in young adult?
    Thanks - things getting better with an increase in meds and new behavioral mod program. :-)
    Aug 19, '10
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  8. sundowners in young adult?
    Have any of you ever heard of a young adult (18) having sundowners? This patient has several psych dx (bipolar, pervasive developmental disorder, explosive personality, and cognitive delay with IQ ~...
    Aug 11, '10
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  9. Bicitra in labor?
    We had on anesthesiologist give bicitra and reglan to anyone getting an epidural - and if they refused the bicitra he refused the epidural. They all get it for c-sections though. Had one woman on...
    Apr 22, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. How do you secure crash carts?
    Just wanted to give everyone an update on the locked crash cart situation. Our carts are now locked with a combination luggage style lock. We have a bolt cutter mounted on the back side of the...
    Apr 22, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Identifying yourself as an RN when flying commercial
    If I were on a plane (and that's a BIG if:no:) and If I were still sober by the time I got on the plane (an even bigger IF:D) and if there were an emergency that I was needed for:eek:, then I would...
    Apr 2, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Mandatory reporting of injuries
    What is the requirement to report injuries that are the result of a crime/domestic abuse? If you have a patient that tells you she was physically assaulted, but then says she doesn't want you to...
    Mar 4, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Have you ever had a pt that you knew in real life?
    I too work in a small hospital in a very small community. Most of my patients are people I know and more often than not, I'm related to them through my husband. They are often suprised to see me,...
    Jan 29, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Does allnurses.com make you a better nurse?
    Yes. Allnurses gives me a forum to ask and answer clinical questions, or atleast point me in the right direction to find the answers. It also gives me a forum to seek support during trying times at...
    Jan 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. What is the difference between working mornings,evening and nights?
    Days = Administration around/lurking and watching, phone calls out the wazoo, family asking/demanding, doctors, pharmacists, 2 meals, baths, therapies, social workers. IMO, too many distractions...
    Jan 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. How long is orientation for nurse new to ED?
    I went from 5 years OB/NBN experience to the ER of a critical access hospital. I didn't even know what a GI cocktail was. I got 3 months of orientation and have done well. That said - there are...
    Jan 11, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. VBAC: new insights
    I am not so sure it is the hospitals driving the no vbac rules - I am wondering if it is liability insurance for the hospitals that is driving this (alarming) trend.
    Jan 4, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. advice from Mom's working overnights
    Sleep is #1 or you are not going to be good for anyone. Dad takes the kids to daycare on his way to work, and in my case, picked them up on his way home. I don't keep any phones upstairs at all. ...
    Jan 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Emergency Department  23 hr Observation Patients
    Ours go to the M/S floor as ER OBS followed by the ER MD or OBS by a PCP. We do this fairly often as it's not fair to patients to keep them on these uncomfortable cots, no bathrooms, no TV, etc......
    Dec 22, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Night Shift Forum
    fourth!!
    Dec 19, '09
    Forum: How To Use Site
  21. Now I've been the patient
    Congratulations - and I'm so sorry. The nurse manager of the unit really needs to know how you were treated. You posted something about hoping that your patients never feel the way you did - it...
    Dec 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Drug overdose situation.....
    seems like someone is either trying to get help with homework or is looking for answers for potential board questions
    Dec 16, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. Question about something that happened
    Just remember, it is so much easier for them to throw us under the bus than to admit their own or their colleagues mistakes :-)
    Dec 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Your CALL LIGHT privileges have been revoked!!!
    This is why I do not work Med/Surg!! I will repeat, the dazed and confused scare the hell out of me!! I love labor & delivery, ER, sick kids and babies - but the dazed and confused are REALLY...
    Dec 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. HIPAA violation, termination and new employment
    Being fired is a horrible event. The feelings that you will experience will follow you for quite a while. So {{{hugs}}} from someone that has been there. That said, when you apply for a...
    Dec 10, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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