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  1. Please help, career advice for the tired ED nurse
    I often feel the same way and am in a similar boat right now, however with little prehospital experience. Start making a list of the things you love, and focus on that. I love the 3 12 hour shifts,...
    Apr 1
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Rn to medic
    To the OP, I had the same curiosities, and still do. This is the reply directly from the NREMT... “RN CHALLENGE CHECKLIST” for EMT-Paramedic NREMT entry requirements for Registered Nurses...
    Mar 16
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. TIME TO VENT
    I live in Ohio and the sad thing is...that 5th degree felony crap is a slap on the wrist. If you see the wording, one must have been charged and convicted of an assault before the 5th degree felony...
    Mar 9
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. RN-to-Paramedic
    I am hoping someone from Ohio may have been trough a similar situation as well.
    Mar 2
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  5. RN-to-Paramedic
    Does anyone know if an RN in the state of Ohio with an EMT-B certification can challenge the paramedic certification exam? or...if the medical director can sign off the RN with EMT-B certification as...
    Mar 2
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  6. Things you'd like to say to….
    I love the dilaudid comment as Im sure we have all heard it...if nothing else "just give me the one with a d. it makes everything just disappear." To management: just because you get to take a...
    Feb 15
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Can NP's self prescribe?
    I know an NP who self prescribes her warfarin. Has a POC PT/INR machine and then self-adjusts her dosing. Just like others have mentioned, have never heard of legal barriers, but ethically it isn't...
    Oct 10, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  8. Best snack food
    I try to always pack my lunch so that I can grab and go. PB/J or just PB is a great little pick me up. Granola and/or granola bars. Yogurt with granola. Trail mix. Really just anything that is going...
    Oct 6, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. CEN and the ENA
    I have read through the posts on here about obtaining certification (CEN) and the need for this as a professional. I do realize the need and desire to obtain this. I have a question though about the...
    Oct 5, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. FNP online? and questions about becoming NP
    To the OP, I am in the same boat as you here in Ohio and going to school at Otterbein for FNP. I have wondered many times if going on for the FNP is for nought, or if this will actually prove to be...
    Sep 26, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  11. Non-Littman Stethoscope Recommendations
    I will continue to reiterate the same as I have said before in other posts, any brand will work, but yes there are some that are proven to be better. I have used some really cheap scopes and have...
    Aug 16, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  12. Supplies a new grad ER Nurse should carry
    Stethoscope, tape, pens (usually lose one or give one to "unclean" patients to keep), trauma shears, Vocera (required, or else it wouldn't be around), ammonia inhalant taped to back of badge. ...
    Aug 10, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Male Nurse Hair Styles
    It definitely depends on where you work/go to school/part of the country/etc. I went to a fairly strict nursing school with former "military-nun" grade instructors. If they didn't like you, you...
    Jul 30, '13
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  14. Ring Cutter used in Your ER
    Regarding ring cutters...VICE GRIPS or for TUNGSTEN ONLY!!!!! Tungsten rings do break under extreme force. They are unable to be cut through, except for with a laser cutter, and you would never use...
    Jul 23, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Getting burnt out with non urgent patients
    I completely agree and there are many times where the jaded and cynical feeling creeps up throughout a day. "I have severe abdominal pains and need that medicine that begins with a D-------." As they...
    Jul 23, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. What is the "best" stethoscope for the ED?
    Umm, whatever is available. I always my stethoscope around my neck. It is a Littmann Cardiology III and one that has been proven well by me, but whatever is available I will use. Have used the old...
    Jun 4, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. CDC: 1 in 5 in US visit ED each year
    This is interesting to read about and those of us in the ED setting know it all too well. In my neck of the woods, I wouldn't be surprised to see 1 in 5 visits each month. I am kidding, but it...
    Jun 4, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Nurses week gifts from employer
    It surprises me how many hospitals choose not to show their support of their staff during nurses week, but yet there are still funds made available for signs, or memos, etc... I digress. We did get...
    May 23, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Is the cynicism inevitable?
    Yes, the fact of cynicism in the ER environment is certainly an interesting one. I have been there for 4 years now and there are moments that I truly wonder about my view on the lives of others, but...
    May 23, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Earning potential
    Yes the figure that he quoted you sounds high for a NP, but definitely doable for CRNAs. CRNAs, from my research, enter around $130-150k. They are definitely higher paid than NPs and yes, I assume,...
    Apr 24, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  21. What's the inside scoop?
    Like hella mentioned above, speed is very important. If you do anything, make sure to stay caught up. That is probably the best information I could provide. I can attest that if a tech, nurse, medic,...
    Apr 24, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. Can a pt hyperventilate themselves into resp failure?
    Sort of sounds like the crazy schizo type we all get to be witness to. There is a young girl you loves to frequent our ER. She is 14 has multiple mental health diagnoses, including pseudo seizures,...
    Apr 16, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. Undiagnosed A Fib w/ RVR Medication?
    Like someone else mentioned, without knowing the pts history, it is difficult to know why the provider ordered Cardizem over Amio. Amiodarone is an option, but many will attempt Cardizem and then...
    Apr 16, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. Concealed Carry...as a nurse?
    Thank you all for your comments on the issue at hand. It appears like many have a strong stance in one direction or another. My personal opinion is that you should have a right to defend yourself...
    Feb 2, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  25. Concealed Carry...as a nurse?
    With the current news over gun control and gun rights legislation being pushed through Congress as a result of the tragedies of Aurora, CO, Newtown, CT and the others like them, the thought of...
    Jan 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics


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