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  1. Guns and Wepons
    We have security during the daytime. On nights we have PD, so we call them for any issues. No metal detectors in our ER. All doors are locked and accessible via badge access only.
    Apr 18
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Malpractice question
    NSO and Proliability seem to be the most popular options. I believe they offer student discounts but I'm not 100% certain on that.
    Apr 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Charge nurses
    I have also done this and nothing happened. In fact, the person I reported found out that it was I who reported them and that caused some issues. I thought that stuff was supposed to be anonymous....
    Apr 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. No more glucose checks by CNAs/PCTs
    UAPs are able to able to check FSBG in all of the places I have been.
    Apr 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. IMMEDIATE BEDDING
    We only do this if someone needs to come back right away, like chest pain with hx MI + other risk factors, s/s acute stroke, etc.. I feel like bringing patients back immediately works if you're...
    Apr 15
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Satisfaction scores
    I do the same thing. In fact, we are encouraged to. If the patient was satisfied with the care I gave them and their experience in the ED, you bet I am going to give them a comment card for them to...
    Apr 15
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. tPA
    tPA
    I know tPA dosing is different for CVA than for MI, not sure about PE. Dosage is 0.9mg/kg. The first 10% is given as a bolus over 1 minute and the remaining 90% is given as an infusion over an...
    Apr 15
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. EKG Competency fail
    I always learned sinus rhythm as 60-100, so therefore anything >100bpm is considered sinus tachycardia. And I too have heard (and seen) slow a fib. I also agree, something just doesn't seem...
    Apr 14
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  9. Which ICU should I choose for senior practicum?
    Do what will interest you the most. If you love cardiac, CCU would be a good choice. If you love neuro, then go to the neuro ICU. Not every hospital has a burn ICU, so that would be a good...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  10. First job! cardiac step down, med surg, tele, GI floor mix
    Yes, always assess your patient first! I have had severely low BP readings pop up on the monitor but it's because the cuff was too loose or not even on the patient. I also had a patient "go into"...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  11. What places will hire a new nurse with no experience
    I just kept applying until I landed an interview. If you are applying to a bunch of places and you aren't getting any callbacks, it could be your resume. Take a look at it and make changes as...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  12. Would you be insulted by this?
    I wouldn't buy it. No way am I paying money for something that is supposed to be a "gift." And besides, t-shirts do not have all of those awesome pockets that scrub tops have.... :)
    Apr 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Help a CCU nurse move over to ED nursing.
    I eased myself into it. I worked on a PCU, got floated to the ED a lot and decided that I love the ED so I made the switch. One of the hardest things for me was to adapt to ED assessments, which...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. Radiation danger, repeated CTs by frequent flyers
    Exactly. I agree, our ED does A LOT of CTs but I feel like it's a CYA thing with our providers.
    Apr 14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. certification question from a student for homework
    CNRN_Cali pretty much nailed it on the head. We do not have staff recognition regarding certifications, though. We do not have a lot of nurses at our hospital that are certified... only a very...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Prioritizing infusions
    I would give the platelets for the reasons listed above. Platelets and FFP are given rapidly where I work, usually over 20min. They have special tubing that is incompatible with our pump so we have...
    Apr 13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  17. New to practice nurse out of school for a year & a half & was offered ED position.
    Sheehy's is way more in-depth but still an excellent resource. Carry around a little pocket-sized notebook to just write down things, even things you don't understand. You can research when you...
    Apr 13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. New to practice nurse out of school for a year & a half & was offered ED position.
    You cannot be expected to know everything right off the bat. The ER is wonderful and exciting by the fact that you do not know what will be coming through those doors. Each patient is like a...
    Apr 13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Charge nurses
    For those of us who are charge nurses, are you always in charge or does your unit rotate between several different individuals? Do you ever feel like some days being in charge just isn't worth it? ...
    Apr 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Feed me, Seymour! When patients want forbidden food...
    I love it when you're in triage and patients come in c/o abdominal pain / N/V/D yet there they are in the waiting room munching on M&Ms.
    Mar 30
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. ER training.  CEN
    Check out Mark Boswell. He does 2 day live review courses and also has videos posted on YouTube. There is also Jeff Solheim (he has an online review through MedEd) and David Woodruff but he doesn't...
    Mar 30
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. Which stethoscope do you like?
    I have a Littmann Cardiology III. I love it. Sent from my iPhone using allnurses.com
    Mar 28
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  23. pocket book?
    Check out the Emergency and Critical Care Pocket Guide.
    Mar 27
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. Allergy/Anaphylaxis treatment and Shivering
    Yup, epi. It IS a miserable feeling, I know from experience!
    Mar 27
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. Does This ED Tech Screening Question Seem Odd?
    Totally random question and not appropriate, IMO! Made me a laugh, though :) I also would have gotten it wrong.
    Mar 23
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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