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  1. Please help me with my homework
    In the amount of time you spent typing that out, you could have googled the answer.
    Feb 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. NTG and bradycardia
    I have given SL nitro a ton of times in my time being a nurse. Yesterday I gave a woman one dose of SL ntg. About a minute after giving it, she said she didn't fell well at all and felt like passing...
    Feb 9
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Saline Locks & Showers
    Tegaderm doesn't stick to wet skin (ever have a diaphoretic patient?! those things fall right off) and if that comes off, out comes the IV.
    Feb 9
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  4. Flow improvement
    Perhaps it's time to push for the change where you all don't have to have nurses go with tele patients. Our nurses only go with ICU/PCU or patients on cardiac drips to the floor. It's our policy. If...
    Feb 9
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Paramedics in ER
    We do! I LOVE THEM! They typically are more task-y people, but they tend to put in our IVs and give meds. Sometimes they have to cath patients or just get VS and do more "tech" tasks. They don't tend...
    Feb 9
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Relationships with floor nurses?
    Typically, when a bed is assigned, we HAVE to get the patient up due to the hospital tracking our time from bed assignment to the time the patient goes to the floor. If I give report to the floor on...
    Feb 9
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Quality of Your 1st Hospital As A Traveler: Does It Matter?
    I have found that a lot of hospitals don't just want your experience at home but want a YEAR of TRAVEL experience! AZ is a big state that wants prior travel experience. Some jobs want TWO years of...
    Sep 12, '14
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  8. How will I know when I am ready?
    Your IV skills will come when you start putting them in EVERY SINGLE PATIENT that walks through the door. So trust me, you'll learn in the ER! We don't expect that a newer floor nurse is even going...
    Sep 12, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. How long do you stay at a job you hate?
    Your first one is so similar to my job that I wonder if we're at the same place. I'm traveling now though and am finding that I was SPOILED at that job!
    Sep 12, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Learning sick vs. not sick
    I don't think you can learn it from a textbook or somebody teaching you. You just start realizing when somebody looks bad. I sometimes go grab the doc and say, "I don't have a clue what is going on,...
    Sep 12, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Evidence  Based Practice
    Not ENTIRELY specific to ED nursing, but I did one on whether or not antibiotics are really useful when given BEFORE surgery. Since I frequently hang mefoxin and ancef on pts prior to going to the...
    Sep 12, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Mid levels in triage
    I don't understand the point. If your triage area is served like a fast track, then there should not be ANY 2 or 3s out there. The triage RN should assign the acuity without any input from the...
    Sep 12, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Leaving VA for ED experience
    Can you stay PRN at the VA? Also, you've accrued a few years at the VA. Get out, do what you want, and then go back one day. VA DOES have nice retirement but still, you need to like what you do. If I...
    Sep 12, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. MHA vs MSN
    I know people who have gotten jobs as directors right out of school with their MSN. I don't even know necessarily that my goal would be as a CNO in the future. My friend's dad has an MHA working for...
    Sep 12, '14
    Forum: Nurse Management
  15. Smoking
    To me, nurses that smoke are like overweight nurses... If you work in a field where you deal with the health of others and see the repercussions with a certain lifestyle, WHY would you portray that...
    Sep 2, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  16. A plethora of questions.
    If you mean an ACTUAL AA, then you don't need to have your BSN. AA is the route for non RNs. CRNA is the route for nurses, and for CRNA, you typically need 1500 hours of ICU experience prior to...
    Sep 2, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Advice on travel nursing
    I'm on my first assignment now (from Georgia too, with 3 years ER experience before heading out). You either take the travel stipend or they provide your house. Your income is usually from your...
    Sep 2, '14
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  18. No idea what to do...
    You have no career options without your RN. I mean, you DO, but you will have to obtain an ENTIRELY different degree. I know people with their RN who get into doing public health (not quite so...
    Sep 2, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. MHA vs MSN
    I'm looking to go back to grad school next fall and am stuck between the MSN/healthcare administration and leadership OR just doing my MHA. More schools offer the MSN at a more affordable rate, but...
    Sep 2, '14
    Forum: Nurse Management
  20. Travel buddy?!
    I'm going to take my 2nd assignment around Oct 20th, either in Oregon or Arizona and am looking for somebody to travel with! I came to Mass this time with a girl I met but think she may be sitting...
    Aug 20, '14
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  21. Uncertain about Nursing
    I never regret becoming a nurse. I don't love it. And I have learned that I really am a bit disgusted with how resistant Americans in general to change their behavior when they're sick. I've learned...
    Jun 8, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Charge Nurse Interview
    ALWAYS take multiple resumes! It doesn't matter what job you apply for! Staff nurse- whatever. TAKE RESUMES!
    Jun 8, '14
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  23. Question about experience
    My advice is that if you need critical care to apply and you have ER, you probably qualify unless it's specifically for ICU (and even then, ER still looks good to most places). ER is pretty versatile...
    Jun 8, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Question about experience
    You don't titrate drips in your ER?! I have days where all I do is titrate drips!
    Jun 8, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. What is the most overtime you've ever worked
    64 hours in a week. Our hospital policy doesn't allow us to work more than 64 hours in any 7 day period. We have limits.
    Jun 8, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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