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  1. Anyone work with NPs who deal with actual emergencies?
    Our inpatient NPs do Rapid Response and go to codes in the hospital. None of our ED NPs see any patients out of fasttrack. :(
    Nov 18, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Septic shock and reaction to Rocephin/Ceftriaxone
    I've not heard of ever watching patients for a reaction before admitting them in the hospital. We do watch for any type of reaction before sending a patient home. I do not deal with much pediatric...
    Nov 7, '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  3. Importance of good grades!!!
    I don't think jobs care what grades you rec'd, I think this article just represents futhering your education.
    Apr 28, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  4. So I have this rash... What do you think?
    I don't mind if you ask me, just like if I had a mechanic in the family I would look forward to his or her opinion. If I don't know or it's out of my scope of knowledge I just defer them to thier...
    Apr 28, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  5. CERNER VS PICIS EDPulseCheck - NEED SOME QUICK HELP!!!!
    I use CERNER Powerchart in the ICU and it took some getting used too like all new programs... but I enjoy it now. When I float to the ER I use Firstnet and while it is a CERNER product, it is...
    Apr 28, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. ICU nurses, Is 3:1 patient to nurse ratio a common occurence or am I just tripping?
    1:1 Balloon Pump or CRRT. 1:2 is our goal for the rest of the unit (we are a SICU). However once a week we see 1:3 due to staffing problems, it's not a big deal we manage. I live in Tennessee...
    Feb 13, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  7. Brain Sheet
    I suppose the sheet she is looking for is for the "observation unit" she will be working in. I don't see how this is ER related, I also don't use sheets in the ER.
    Jan 10, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. What is CEN, or CCRN?
    They are turned into NOTHING at my health system. We don't get paid to take the test, have the certifications, or have on our badge anymore. :(
    Jan 6, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Brain Sheet
    See attatched for a copy of my report sheet I use in the ICU... I'm not sure if this is what you were asking for when you referred to your "brain sheet"?
    Jan 6, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Propofol shortage
    It's gotten so bad in our ICU that we now use Fresenius Propoven 1%, which is just propofol made by a different manufacturer possibly in another country. The only difference from propofol is it's...
    Dec 2, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  11. better way to handle the BS
    I work in the ICU as well, and I hate to tell you but we have our repeat offenders too. Not everyone is ventilated and sedated. Not to mention the families.
    Dec 2, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. At scene of fatal accident yesterday...
    What did EMS do when they got there? Did they start CPR or just cover her with a blanket. I made the mistake as a firefighter once doing CPR on a MVA victim who was clearly dead. It created a...
    Oct 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Fungal Meningitis
    I have taken care of one of these patients who died here in Nashville. It is a tough situation even if you do get the antibiotics started quickly. Expect a prolonged ICU stay with multiple...
    Oct 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Where does everyone stand in the Trauma Room?
    I have a pdf of our setup but no image I can post here... Trauma Resuscitation Team - Positioning EDA ...
    Oct 22, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. applied for nicu got a call for ER interview
    The ER you were called about sounds desperate, be careful.
    Aug 12, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Pharmacy Techs in ED
    JCAHO says med recs need to be done on ALL patients seen in the inpatient or outpatient setting. Sure is expensive to pay a pharmacist to do med recs, I would think you could hire an admit RN to do...
    Aug 12, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. Cvvhd
    We do our's 1:1, it's all about safety and competence. I have worked at other hospitals though with a big disconect between managers and the patient's acuity.
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  18. Admitting an open chest pt
    Sounds like a patient with this type of post-op condition should be in the SICU or CVICU only. Not the CCU or the MICU.
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  19. Rapid Response Team
    I think RRT is in the majority of major hospitals now. Our team gets along with the MDs just fine. We do not use NPs though, we just use the MICU RN Charge nurse with protocols.
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  20. Teacher said NOWAY....new grad hiring into ICU positions
    We are soo short we will give you a job in one of our ICUs even if you haven't graduated yet.
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  21. Benadryl and Inapsine
    I have seen a few ER docs do this. It is a good starter combo. We use in the PASR and it is given by anesthesia some where I work as well.
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. Violent psych patients - how do you handle them in your ED?
    In one hospital I worked at we had 2 'safe rooms'. Nothing but 4 walls and 2 secured metal doors. 1 door to the ER hallway and the other to the ambulance bay (for police transport). They worked ok,...
    Jul 25, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. Direct entry Msn for non-nursing BA?
    You should look into Vanderbilt. They love non-nurses who want to become Nurse Practitioners. I personally know of a chef and a mechanic who both woke up one day and decided to be a Nurse...
    Jul 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Failed Rn boards 4 times
    Your posts here make me nervous, you can't just take any other board exam that u want to "try". You have to go to LPN school to take the LPN exam. Since you did go to RN school and can't pass the RN...
    Jul 23, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  25. 82 questions into my NCLEX && then THE BLUE SCREEN
    What is this BLUE SCREEN you speak of? Does it tell you now if you pass when it shuts off? Back when I took the NCLEX it didn't tell you if you passed or failed, has that changed now?
    Jul 22, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum


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