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  1. Rules for Triage
    Agreed =) I more often say the same as you, but sometimes ask what is the emergency more because they usually seem to stop for a second to realize "oh, yeah, this isn't an emergency". Probably...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Rules for Triage
    When I start with "what is your emergency this morning" and the reply begins something like "oh, it's not really an emergency....." Smh I know you are scared about whatever brings your child to me...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Bladder Cocktails?
    When we have to fill a bladder for pelvic US we actually fill while in US, and the tech lets us know when it's full enough. Looks pretty cool on US, can see the fluid swirling like confetti. Works...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Cyclic vomiters (drive me up the wall)
    We see it regularly in our ER (Peds only). Sometimes it seems like the diagnosis for "I have no idea why your kid keeps vomiting every week/month/fill-in-the-blank, since every test under the sun has...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Going from Adult ER to all populations ER
    For initial overall assessment, pay attention to what the kid is doing in the waiting room before you call their name. Young kiddos may be playing around, jumping off the furniture, but once they are...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. URGENT: Are CDC Ebola Guidelines 'Good Enough'?
    The most recent nurse actually did communicate with CDC before flying when she realized she had a low grade fever, but since it was under their threshold of 100.4, they gave her the green light......
    Oct 19
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  7. URGENT: Are CDC Ebola Guidelines 'Good Enough'?
    seriously, why would we not take a page from the procedures of those who have been fighting this already for years, and have a track record like that?! We know common sense isn't always the strong...
    Oct 19
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  8. Help me understand....
    I always hate when parent say "No, I didn't want to give anything so you could see (how high the fever is, how much pain,etc). I make sure to say next time, definitely help them feel more...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. OB ultrasound...foley or no?
    We do this sometimes too, in a pediatric ED. Usually if lower pelvic abd pain, they are NPO and want to r/o torsion, which would be surgical, and a smaller deal window for getting the to OR. Not sure...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Peds ED from Adult med surg
    My first job was and adult med/surf ortho/neuro unit, while waitin for an open position at our Children's hospital. First open position was in the ED so I figure I would give it a shot. Almost 7 yrs...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Triage Practices
    Wow, and already triaging when new to the facility? We haves bit of a process to go through before being triage "certified", usually 6-12 mos after hire, have to have ENPC an take a hospital triage...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. July 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    "She mentioned meeting her study group to celebrate passing their first Theory exam. Think it will be that big of a deal for each exam?"
    Jul 27
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  13. Male pediatric nurses?
    In my ED we have numerous male RNs, as well as many throughout our less hospital and on our Transport team. No one thinks it is at all odd, they do an awesome job with kids and are great at helping...
    Jul 14
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  14. Ped help!!
    Sit down with your kids, and talk to them on their level. We tower over them when we are standing, and are scary or intimidating. =) make anything you can a game or competition, that is often...
    Jul 14
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  15. Comfortable shoes for the ER
    Aside from good shoes, good idea to try some support socks. I was having a lot of leg fatigue, and got some, and it made a world of difference! Just some knee-high ones, found them at a local scrub...
    Feb 5, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Comfortable shoes for the ER
    I wish I could get away with wearing my Vibrams to work, closest thing to bare feet there is =).
    Feb 5, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. New Children's Hospital will be paperless
    Everything is trackable, I am sure. With our system, they can track if I was even looking into the record/chart of a patient that I should not have been. Our dept helped designed our program as a...
    Jan 3, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. Can an Employer Penalize You For Calling-In Due to Illness ?
    In my previous career, I did restaurant management and was personally in charge of most of our bookkeeping, so I became pretty familiar with laws regarding documentation in employee files, policy...
    Jan 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Tuition reimbursement?
    I know some of our hospitals here (Nebraska) offer tuition reimbursement for con't ed, and some also offer loan repayment. I can get reimbursement from my work, as I am working on my Master's. I...
    Jan 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Suture to laceration
    Yeah, that sounds a little weird. I don't think we have a set time frame, it more depends on the individual situation, and how the wound looks at the time of presentation to us. I remember once we...
    Jan 2, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Certification - worth it?
    I know our hospital is huge on RNs getting certified. I have not yet, switching from adults to peds, I believe I need to have 2000 hrs logged working in pediatrics before I am eligible to cert in...
    Jan 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Propofol for conscious sedation?
    Now that you mention it, I do recall RNs in our PICU (a Children's hospital) can maintain drips of Ketamine as well as paralytics (I know they use a lot of Roc/Vecuronium with vented kiddos), but...
    Jan 2, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. Blood draws/SL on kids < 5 yo
    Oh, tiny tiny lil veins!! No matter how good you are, some kiddos are just plain tricky. Especially some of the chronic pts we see frequently, like our heart defects and special needs pts with no...
    Dec 31, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. Propofol for conscious sedation?
    In our ED, I haven't ever seen propofol used, we use a lot of versed, and certain docs will use Ketamine (I think more should!). We do have a hospital policy restricting RN admin. of Ketamine...
    Dec 31, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. Absolute No-No's
    My sister-in-law is highly allergic to latex (Hx spina bifida.....goes hand in hand). Also be careful of bananas, kiwi, & mangos specifically. Some things you never would have guessed were even...
    Dec 31, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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