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  1. First Responder Question
    You assessed the situation and reacted appropriately, making sure that EMS was called and additional damage was not inflicted. You did great! Good job!
    9:47 am
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Common things in ER
    Common E.R. medications to know or know the toxic effects of: Lidocaine, epinephrine, atropine, vasopressin, magnesium, bicarb, ativan, keppra, narcan, succicholine, etomidate, flumazenil, cardizem,...
    9:28 am
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Yay!! I get the poop magnet award!! Who else is so fortunate?!
    What a "poopy" couple of weeks, Esme!!
    Sep 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Pedal pulses
    Use three fingers and cover the top of the foot for a broad feel, then narrow it down. When I find it, I always mark the spot with an X. Patients tend to think it's funny.
    Sep 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Help me out guys, I don't even know if I want to show up for the interview.
    Look. Would you laugh if a dialysis nurse asked for help with foley catheters because few of her patients pee? Of course not! Would you look down on an OR nurse if she asked for a reminder...
    Sep 9
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  6. Hate med/surg is ED any different?
    Also as Altra said in another thread, by the time we discover that someone has c. Diff, TB, bedbugs/scabies, etc, we've already been taking care of them for some time.
    Sep 8
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. If you could go back and choose....
    Actually, I quit my previous job to pursue my dreeeeaaam :whistling:, and here I am without regrets. So I kind of already did go back and choose.
    Sep 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Learning ABG's with tic-tac-toe
    Looks good. I don't use that method, but if it's what works for you, then go for it.
    Sep 2
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Survived first day!
    Congratulations! Feels great now that the ice is broken, doesn't it? Good luck tomorrow!
    Sep 2
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Do you think too tight pants causes abdominal problems?
    Ok, you might have a point, but I was laughing while reading your post because of all the muffin top images that immediately went through my mind. I don't know if a tight pants waist causes problems...
    Aug 27
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. My patients would be horrified...
    Don't feel bad. I'm 41 and read those books too. My kids keep getting me sucked into them. It's brain candy. Just fun and light that gives your head a chance to relax.
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. A Frustrating Code
    THIS!!
    Aug 26
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. A Frustrating Code
    I had a very frustrating megacode situation today. The pt acheived ROSC and was sent to the ICU. They are expected to have a good outcome, HOWEVER I just felt so irritated with how much extraneous...
    Aug 25
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. How would you handle this?
    I'm not a traveler but had the same problem with a tech when I first started in the E.R. Just let them know that you really like how they are proactive but don't want them to order stuff under your...
    Aug 19
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Your Specialty & Why
    I love emergency nursing. It's pure chaos and I revel in it! Peds, Adult, Geriatric, we get it all. I love that we are the ones who stabilize a pt and figure it all out for the rest of the...
    Aug 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. My poor husband
    My husband and I are dying laughing reading this thread together! :roflmao:
    Aug 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. My poor husband
    Oh dear, I'm just reading this post and it's already been edited. I don't even want to KNOW what the other posts said. :facepalm: I agree to get him in to a doc, but maybe you should still get...
    Aug 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Should I quit my job, sell my house and sail to Hawaii?
    I love the "people are so mean" posts with an insult at the end.
    Aug 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Problem with blood draws..
    Sounds like you are doing ok. I'd check with someone who can see what you are doing for any tips. They can see where you might be able to get a better flow. Also, each vial only holds enough...
    Aug 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Scared & Confused
    :confused::wacky: It's really easy to feel like you are spinning circles when it's busy. When you do, take a second and 1.STOP, 2.THINK, 3.ACT. More than a med-surg floor, you can ask your...
    Aug 12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. nursing & tattoos
    To those talking about 80 year olds with tattoos, batwings, and how ridiculous they look: Are you seriously telling me that this bothers you? Because it sure looks to me like they are enjoying the...
    Aug 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. nursing & tattoos
    I have plenty of patients in their 70s and 80s come through with old faded out tattoos or with multiple piercings. I don't even notice them until a thread like this pops up. I have tattoos. I...
    Aug 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Best Mispronunciation?
    Well learn something new... I've only ever heard that word in the last couple of years in the ER, but on with the topic of mispronunciations. As I overheard an irate pt saying... "Don't you...
    Aug 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Best Mispronunciation?
    Two words that drive me crazy are "Conversate" instead of converse, speak, or talk) and "Orientate" instead of orienting or orientation.
    Aug 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. New nurse and critical patients
    Ah ha ha ha haa!!! :roflmao: Everyone here knows that what should be isn't what actually is. I've had plenty of days where I've had three of these kinds of patients and 3 nonacute hallway beds...
    Jul 29
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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