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  1. ER nurse to patient ratio
    From what was explained to me (Im still orienting :o) is that they had the 3:1 ratio as a trial some time ago. They discovered it increased patient satisfaction, decreased ER stay time, decreased the...
    Jul 20, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. 6 weeks into my 12 week orientation and freaking out.
    Im in the same boat as you. I will be starting my 5th week of orientation tomorrow in the ED. Its scary ...it truely is. I come home and make a list of everything *new* I see/do/meds. Then run...
    Jul 17, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Dating another RN?
    Thanks. Ill be sure to have fun. :yeah:
    Jul 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Do you shower right after your shift?
    Yes body fluids are everywhere. That doesnt mean I want to track splattered urine/blood from my scrubs onto the seat of my truck.
    Jul 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Thick skin missing
    Also, I have NEVER seen a PCT 'positively ID EACH time'. I can just see that happening. :lol2: PCT: "Can you please tell me your name and DOB?" PT: Mr. Jones 3/15/55 PCT: "Thank you Mr....
    Jul 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Thick skin missing
    Hello :) I can understand where you are coming from. I am in orientation myself in a fast paced ED. Im sorry if you feel like you didn't receive adequate orientation to your position. If they...
    Jul 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. New Grad Resigned from 2 jobs within last 8 months
    I am grateful for my place of employment. RN/pt ratio is only 3:1 AND orientation is a minimum of 6 months. My preceptor and fellow co workers are pleasant and more than willing to help. I...
    Jul 17, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. ER nurse to patient ratio
    At my facility - its normally 3:1 with each RN having their own paramedic assigned to them. Occassionally we are 4:1 if we have a call-off.
    Jul 17, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Do you shower right after your shift?
    I work in the ED where its common for people to come in with stuff coming out of each possible orifice. It can be a gross department at times. Like the nursing home dementia patient from a few...
    Jul 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. It's Not MY Responsibility to Get YOU Home...
    We had a FF come into the ED a few nights ago asking for a pregnany test. Of course she was at the bottom of the triage list. She was on the cell phone (yes :uhoh3:) complaining how she had to wait...
    Jul 17, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Nursing + Size/Strength
    Its not WHAT you have ...its HOW you use it. Just use good body mechanics and it might surprise you how much you can lift. :)
    Jul 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Dating another RN?
    I appologize - Im sure this topic has been beaten to death. I am taking classes for my position when I met another RN. We talked a lot and seemed to really hit it off. He asked me out and I was...
    Jul 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. I just dont know how I feel...
    Thanks guys. I was wondering if there was an aspect of the situation I was missing. I guess not. I suppose it is kind of a compliment that the manager thought Id be a better asset to the team...
    Jul 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. I just dont know how I feel...
    I am in orientation at a very nice large hospital in the Emergency Department. So far I love it! The managers are nice and helpful, the charge nurses are delightful and more than willing to help,...
    Jul 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Common drug allergy cheat sheets
    Hello, Im a fairly new nurse. I was looking to find a list of the most common allergies and what meds are included. Ex. PCN allergy includes augmentin. zosyn, keflex, ancef ...plus others. ...
    Jun 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Increase abuse of Bath Salts
    I am in ED orientation ((love the ED)). Anyways, I had my first expirence with a patient with bath salt high today. The pt came in unresponsive and went through fits of unconciousness and severe...
    Jun 9, '11
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  17. Rx Adderall for a nurse
    Well, I wouldnt be taking it for those reasons. That would be an added bonus.
    Jun 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Rx Adderall for a nurse
    Ah thank you, Im relieved to hear that.
    Jun 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Rx Adderall for a nurse
    During a recent dr. visit, it was recommended that I should be placed on Adderall. I refused because I thought I wouldnt be able to work while taking the medication since it contains amphetamine. ...
    Jun 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. I think my personality is keeping me from finding a job ...please help
    The ER position I have now is because of my coworkers. Most of the nurses I work with in the PACU are also ER nurses. The one nurse liked me so well she (without my knowledge) spoke with the nurse...
    May 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Another tattoo question thread...
    I must say, I know many nurses with tattoos, even a few with DNR tatted on their heart. Piercings and tattoos do not bother me. If I was a patient - as long as the nurse was providing good care...
    May 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. I think my personality is keeping me from finding a job ...please help
    Actually - now I literally have 2 facilities call me each week wanting to schedule interviews. I politely turn them down as now I am a happily employed ER nurse at a local hospital. :up:
    May 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Does it mean you are hired when they send you for a drug screen?
    This is really my -perfect- job. Its a LTAC agency inside of a level 1 trauma hospital in a large city. The unit is very large and the patients can very from something small and not-so serious to...
    Apr 16, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  24. Has there been a legislative change?
    Sorry for the silly question. I am a new grad (Aug 2010) and Ive had a heck of a time getting interviews. However, in the last two days I have had calls to set up interviews. I have 5 separate ones,...
    Apr 12, '11
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  25. I think my personality is keeping me from finding a job ...please help
    I wanted to update the you all. I have 5 interviews coming up - one on Thursday, 2 Friday, and 2 Monday. All are FT positions within hospitals. They are not aware a head of time regarding my issue...
    Apr 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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