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  1. How to deal with angry doctors
    These doctors signed up for this. They get paid nicely for what they do. I've been a nurse now for 20 years and don't take a lot of crap off any of them. I'd report the threat, which that is what...
    May 14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. My first pediatric code...still shaken
    Just like the other nurses have said, kids can turn quickly. Good rule of thumb is when you know a pediatric is coming in resp, go ahead and call RT for backup. It gets better! Hang in there!
    Dec 13, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Er triage assessment
    Using the word lethargic is more of a diagnostic term. In triage, you should say "pt appears weak" or "pt/family reports weakness."
    Dec 13, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. What nursing will be like in the FuTuRe!
    hahahahahahahahaha!!!!! Just pass the sharpie pen around, put your DNR on your chest :)
    Apr 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. A Pre-nursing Student who believes...
    yep, icky, stinky, sticky, yucky bodily fluids. When I started out in nursing, we had 1 CNA on the floor. I learned how to do ALOT on my own that first year. Still like that now. I won't call...
    Apr 20, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  6. What nursing will be like in the FuTuRe!
    I figure by the time I get to retire, I'll be on a portable ventilator in a motorized wheelchair :)
    Apr 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. A Pre-nursing Student who believes...
    She'd better think about a career change. Exposure to bodily fluids will be on a daily basis if she chooses bedside nursing.
    Apr 20, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  8. Pubic hair
    I agree with WitchyRN. Nurses have enough to do, if it needs to be clipped ie for surgery, yes, I'll do it. Otherwise, they are on their own. I'm not a prude either.... as far as what they look like...
    Aug 26, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. 2 nights of triage hell
    Bless your heart x 2!! 3 nights in a row in triage?? 2 is the absolute max for me. These docs need to realize we DO have a clue and get a grip. Fortunately the docs in our ER are pretty good...
    Sep 24, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Death after two-hour ER wait ruled homicide
    An EKG for chest pain is mandatory within 15 minutes to our facility. I would've done one in triage if necessary. We've also got a really busy ER and I do alot of triage. I've made beds for...
    Sep 21, '06
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    OMG! You are soooo right about that one!!!!
    Aug 1, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Pubic hair
    I MIGHT consider trimming some excess with scissors but I doubt I'd shave it. Theres too much risk of infection if you accidently nicked the patient. Same for trimming toenails. Leave it to the...
    Jul 26, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. nurse stole over 60,000.00 in goods
    You can check out the story at http://courier-tribune.com. Go to archives, search for story posted on 03-10-2006.
    Jul 7, '06
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  14. Pubic hair
    Yikes was an understatement
    Jun 7, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Nursing with a Southern Accent
    Don't let your accent stand in your way. Wherever you're from, you've got one. The northerners have one, far south, indian, polish, spanish.... if I don't understand something, I ask for a repeat. ...
    Jun 7, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. I didn't get all this education to wipe behinds!
    I worked a busy med/surg/peds floor for 7 yrs before transferring down to ER full time 5 yrs ago. For years, we didn't even have a CNA working with us. We turned, cleaned, disimpacted, changed...
    Jun 7, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. What Gets to You??
    The smell of C-diff and rotavirus. I can't eat guacamole to this day. Worked on peds unit for 7 years, up to my eyeballs in rotavirus at times. GI bleeds are awful too.
    Jan 8, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Medicaid. Is it being abused?
    [quote] have to have sinus surgery soon. I hate to admit, being on Medicaid concerns me. I am honestly scared that I will be treated worse, less pain control, etc. I understand that need to vent....
    Jan 7, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Medicaid. Is it being abused?
    [QUOTE] have to have sinus surgery soon. I hate to admit, being on Medicaid concerns me. I am honestly scared that I will be treated worse, less pain control, etc. I understand that need to vent....
    Jan 7, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. What Gets to You??
    I absolutely cannot stand anyone spitting on the floor, the bed, the walls.... drives me nuts. We have drunks who come in and hack up a huge one and then you hear it go splat on the floor. They get...
    Jan 7, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Medicaid. Is it being abused?
    Your level of triage would definitely be a level 2, most urgent. I would take you before all the others if you were sitting in my triage area. Unless we're really busy we don't have people sign in,...
    Jan 7, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    another good one, happened just this morning. A girl came into the ER for a pimple that just wouldn't surrender to her constant squeezing and tugging. One side of her face was swollen, a script for...
    Jan 7, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. Medicaid. Is it being abused?
    fortunately, our town is blessed with a 24 hr pharmacy, it was the doctor's decision, not mine, that the patient not receive the inhaler. As far as the pregnancy test is concerned, well, that's a...
    Jan 6, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. Need help with Emergency Triage
    His name is Bo. Funny guy!!! Classes were excellent!!!!! Go to triagefirst.com
    Jan 6, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. Need help with Emergency Triage
    We used to use the 3 level system. Found out that the 5 level works out much better. There is a consultant who is a nurse that holds "triage first" meetings nationwide. For the life of me, I can't...
    Jan 6, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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