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  1. Medications in the Modern ED
    Unless I missed it, Nicardipine is not on that list. Easily titratable, and wonderful for htn management especially in stroke/head injured patients.
    May 22
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. ::vent::
    Never, EVER give a med that you did not draw up yourself. That's MY personal rule. If the person that drew it up is present, THEY can administer the med.
    Feb 20
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Overflow in the er
    Is that a typical day? How many visits/year?
    Feb 12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Flow improvement
    I don't think there is a lot of time wasted in our department transporting patients to hard tele areas. We do have medics available much of the time for those transports. An RN must accompany a...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Flow improvement
    I should have been more clear. I know what TAT is...I just don't know our values. ;)
    Feb 3
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Flow improvement
    We have in house consultants on the project. I do not know exactly what the TAT is, but am hoping to find out tomorrow at our meeting.
    Feb 2
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Flow improvement
    I'm working with a multi-disciplinary committee that includes both department members and several other hospital-wide members to identify barriers to efficient patient care and flow both within the...
    Feb 2
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Orientation Length and Type
    -What length of orientation did you have? 16 weeks -Were there specific ER classroom time or general nursing classes? How many hours would you estimate? Cardiac dysrhythmia class x 2 days, ACLS,...
    Aug 14, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. CEN as a New Grad
    Forgot to mention, I passed easily. Many of my experienced (many years) coworkers did not pass, for what it's worth. They are very good nurses.
    Feb 14, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. CEN as a New Grad
    I took it as a new grad, and with only 7 (4 on orientation) months experience as an ER nurse. I was an ER tech for 2 years while in school...so I did have a little more experience. It's just a...
    Feb 14, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Pull until full triage
    We bedside triage nearly all our patients, and ultimately it is the primary RN's responsibility. That said, we typically have a team leader in each area (85 bed + hallways ER) to help, although they...
    Jan 27, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Removing a ring with O2 mask strap
    I've used a rubber tourniquet in a similar fashion.
    Jan 25, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. IV Push
    Not sure what you're asking.
    Jan 25, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. I never, ever went to ER when I was a kid
    Yup, no different in our ER. It does, however, make it more difficult to sort out the truly ill folks sometimes. I can recall a few times already, in my short career, where I thought a pt was being...
    Jan 23, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Nurses vs Phlebotomist
    I'm not sure I've ever seen a phlebotomist in our ER. Not sure why one would be needed, to be honest.
    Jan 17, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. How long was your orientation
    Maybe you should consider one of those careers?
    Nov 13, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. Patient ratios.
    What??? That's bananas. Maybe in a fast track/minor acute setting, but not in an acute environment...that's just unsafe, IMO. In our acute areas we are 4:1 max, usually 3:1 and a hall space.
    Aug 23, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Can anyone suggest a good EKG interp book?
    Dale Dubin's book is great.
    Aug 3, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Knew it was her
    Sorry, but IMO it's unprofessional to be posting this type of thing.
    Jul 31, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Lidocaine IV causing SVT?
    It sounded (over the internet)as if the Charge was saying..."Just push it", with a snitty voice. At least that's how I read it. I would have wanted to check a reference if time allotted....it...
    May 22, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Lidocaine IV causing SVT?
    Gotcha. I knew there must have been more to it. I would think if anything, you'd see the opposite response in terms of HR. I'm a newer nurse, so I cannot speak from experience. I'm interested to...
    May 22, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. Lidocaine IV causing SVT?
    I think I would have handed it to the charge RN and asked them to push it. My big question is- Why would the med be given if the pt's vitals are stable, and he is asymptomatic, save for the PVC's? ...
    May 21, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. WE WON! Let us know if you do.
    90 beds...It'll never happen!
    Apr 12, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. CEN book
    I second the ENA book. Solheim's Pocket Pearl books are helpful also. I am currently studying for the CEN and have used both.
    Mar 25, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. ENA
    ENA
    A phone call may help provide some insight. I called once and they were very helpful.
    Mar 25, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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