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  1. Multidrug Resistant Organism (MDRO) Practices
    Hi all, I am curious to know what other hospitals are doing in regards to their Precaution policies surrounding MDROs in an acute care setting. I work in a large community hospital. Currently...
    Oct 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Whats your biggest pet peeve working in the ED?
    1) the patient who you spend 30minutes assessing, doing bloodwork, ecg, etc only to sign themselves out without being seen...what a waist of time 2) doctors who practice family medicine in the ER...
    Oct 28, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. nurses and EMT's
    EMS are crucial and I for one appreciate their profession. They are truly the front line, especially in trauma care. They often are placed in dangerous situations. In Canada, as I'm sure in the US,...
    Oct 25, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Pressure infusers
    I need to ask my clinical educator, but from what I've heard it has something to do with the pressure exerted on the bone marrow?
    Oct 25, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. what will actually happen?
    Amiodarone isn't compatible with NS. Generally that means there is research to say it either effects how the medication devolves within solution leading to such things as decreased efficacy or...
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Pressure infusers
    Hi all, Do any of your EDs use pressure infusers with I/O devices? I know the ED where I work doesn't. Just CVADs and peripheral large bore lines?
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Help!!! Floor nurse applied for ED position
    A lot of interviews now take place with the manager of the unit plus an individual from the human resources department. A lot of the questions you will be asked will most likely be...
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Iphone apps
    Apps I use: 1)Merck Manual professional edition - might be pricey for some at about $30 but its well worth it. The amount of reliable info at the tip of your hands is amazing! Organized very...
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  9. ED support
    Hi all, I work in a busy 40 bed ED. In our ED nurse to patient ratio is 1:5 unless you are in the trauma bay where there are 2 nurses to 5 beds. As the RN, each new patient presenting to the ER...
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Please advise: trauma center v. non-trauma center
    The second offer sounds like you would see a variety of cases and be able to gain valuable experience in prioritization, not that you wouldn't get that with the smaller ED but more so with the larger...
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Whats your biggest pet peeve working in the ED?
    One of many pet peeves: patients who come to the ER presenting with abdo pain/ chest pain going on for almost a week and finally come to the ER and complain how long they have to wait to be assessed...
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Nursing student wanting to work in ER
    As an ER nurse it's not just knowledge you have to have about various areas of medicine, but having a personality to cope with thepace of the ER. I remember having a patient in with abdo pain, but...
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. TNCC Study Guide ~ Please help!!!!
    I've taken TNCC twice, and like the above suggestion, memorize the trauma process, your assessment, and the interventions associated with each step (i.e. for airway you are looking for blood,...
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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