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  1. Anyone work with NPs who deal with actual emergencies?
    I started in a 15-bed rural ED, and the PAs and NPs saw everything - fast track and if the MD was busy, pick up other patients. When I went to a major city ED, they didn't even hire NPs until...
    Dec 3, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Emergency Nurse Practitioner
    Unfortunately it is very confusing. I've worked in ERs where the NPs are FNP and I've worked where they're ACNP. It really depends on the system. I've also worked in setting where I've never see the...
    Dec 3, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Dallas or Houston?
    Dallas! But of course I'm a bit biased as I live here. Apply to all, interview, and decide from there based off their interview/tour you're given.
    Nov 19, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  4. ER nurse with 7 years of experience
    Low 30's sounds about right. You also have to remember the cost of living in the Dallas area is very reasonable, I think, and you can live comfortably at this salary. You'll have to ask the hospitals...
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  5. Help!!! Floor nurse applied for ED position
    Plenty of nurses move from the floor to the ER. I did and very thankful for my time on the floor. I learned about medications and prioritization, and got my assessment skills down. You will have an...
    Oct 14, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Bedside hand-off/report?
    In a smaller ER. We report at the nurses' station. I think bedside reporting would work in ours, but I don't see any of my coworkers agreeing to it. Plus, the fear of HIPAA violation. We had...
    Dec 15, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. How'd You Get Your ER Job?
    I always wanted to do critical care/ICU during nursing school. I did not have a good experience in my ER rotation during nursing school, so I was no interested or impressed with it. After 8...
    Dec 5, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. getting hired at a hospital with non hospital experience
    I graduated May 2010, never worked in healthcare before. I was a cashier at Target... I was hired on a med-surg/tele floor with no problem.
    Dec 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Doctors Without Borders - Telephone Screening?
    Unfortunately I don't have any advice for you, but I wish you luck in the interview! I'm curious to know how it goes for you. I'd like to work for MSF one day.
    Nov 23, '11
    Forum: Volunteer Nursing
  10. Toradol
    I've only been in the ER for 2 months, but curious to other's reply to this. In my ER, we're required to do preg tests on all females (unless they've had a hyst) before giving Toradol. Does anyone...
    Sep 27, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Parkland's Dallas ER
    According to nearly every weekend in the Dallas Morning Newspaper, Parkland is under alot of fire recently between Medicare funding possibly being denied and questionable overseeing of UT-SW...
    Sep 26, '11
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  12. Tell me about your ED
    I work in a hospital in rural Texas, just a preface to my replies. 15 bed ER, 3 bed fast track. We probably see around 200 patients a day. 1) What is your standard nurse to patient ratio? 1:4 ...
    Sep 26, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Just curious- When pt's are drug tested..
    Been in the ER only a couple months now, but we don't. We might test to give us an idea of they're actually on something or to help us determine how to treat them, but other than that, we could care...
    Sep 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. What supplies do you carry on you?
    two pens, paper and plastic tape, pen light, alcohol pads, 1 or 2 NS flushes, scissors, hemostats
    Aug 25, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. What ridiculous things have you seen happen in the workplace?
    I have just transferred to the ER, and on one of my first nights, we had a pt come in with an OD. EMS was called by his wife due to his decreased response and hard to wake up. When we asked where the...
    Jul 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. While you're at it...can you clean my poop too?
    My coworkers and I have this theory that when people are admitted to the hospital, they suddenly become invalids. There's been plenty of times we've lectured our patients, "Who does this for you...
    Jul 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Feel Fortunate
    I feel very fortunate that I passed my NCLEX the very first time I took it, and obtained a job 2 months after graduating last year. (Not in the specialty/hospital/location that I wanted, but I was...
    Apr 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Being prepared
    I have almost 8 months of experience. My very first code ever was my own patient, and I know exactly how you felt! When you're not ACLS certified, the only thing you'd be asked to do is compressions...
    Apr 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Name the nurse to patient ratio and the hospital in NY!
    Med-Surg/Tele and 10 patients? I'd turn it down. I work nights on a Med-Surg/Tele floor, and we get 5-7. One really horrible night I had 8 and almost tore my hair out. But we also only have 1 or 0...
    Apr 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. You know when you are a good nurse when...
    Don't become too focused on what others say. I don't know anywhere where there isn't day shift vs. night shift. I work nights on Med-Surg and I don't know when there is a shift where we don't make a...
    Apr 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. How do you handle the smells?
    Unfortunately my facility doesn't have anything for us to spray... so I typically mouth breathe, like others have said. Vomit and diarrhea are nothing... GI bleed and draining pus is what gets me.
    Apr 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Med Surg or ER for New Grad
    I'm worried after spending time in Med Surg no one would be willing to hire me in the ER That's a load of crap, and nothing to be worried about! I work in a community hospital where they pretty...
    Apr 23, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  23. How old were you when you finished nursing school?
    if I hadn't failed a class that put me behind a year, I'd been 21. BSN @ 22, passed boards just a few days after my 23rd birthday.
    Apr 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. How do they rotate your days off?
    My floor is self scheduling, 12 hour shifts. Most of us work our 3 days in a row, but some of the older nurses don't like to. Typically I work Sun, Mon, Tue with the occasional Saturday thrown in...
    Apr 7, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. Can't get a hold of Dr.!
    After paging 3 times, if we can't get the doctor on call, we give them a call on their cell phone/home phone. That's after confirming that they are infact on call. (I work nights)
    Mar 30, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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