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  1. do i have a right to be upset / concerned?
    I recently started seeing an orthopedic surgeon. it's been going well for awhile now until one time when the topic of our sexual history came up he accidentally had told me that he had looked me up...
    Dec 25, '13
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  2. Giving O2 without an order??
    im not sure what your policy includes but in the emergency department that i work at we have ''standing orders''. We can give paracetamol (tylenol), oxygen and normal saline without it being...
    Jun 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Scrubs in the Emergency Department
    wow... skirts/stockings? i cant imagine!!! all of the nurses wear light colored blue scrubs and the doctors wear navy blue scrubs. We have our own change room and are actually not allowed to...
    May 27, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. bad mistake... how do i move on?
    stargazer.... thank you for that! couldn't have explained it a better way
    May 17, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. You know you're a nurse if...
    on days off when someone asks you what time it is and instead of looking at your wrist you look at your chest/hip for your fob watch...
    May 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  6. Why drug someone who does'nt want to be drugged?
    you realize that as a patient you have the right to refuse right? why didnt you refuse the ms?
    May 11, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Have been in the ER for 3 hrs now....
    if the OP is a student.....that explains everything!
    May 9, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. bad mistake... how do i move on?
    thanks everyone for your input. Luckily I didn't lose my job over this or made the poster child. I am still very upset and dissapointed with myself but will move on and will NEVER make the same...
    May 9, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. bad mistake... how do i move on?
    sorry I probably should have clarified a few things in my original post. the morphine syringes we use are pre filled 10ml and are closed with a hub, not a needle (I would never carry a needle in my...
    May 9, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. bad mistake... how do i move on?
    Tonight i made my first big mistake. At around 1700 I had a woman in with abdo pain. After working her up, I relieved her pain with 5mg of morphine. She ended up being discharged not long after...
    May 9, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Great moments in bad judgement
    13y/o boy placed 30 little magnetic balls into his urethra. he was able to pee ("shoot") the first one out and thought that by putting in more he could make his penis into a machine gun? Ended up...
    Apr 24, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. jehovahs witness- refusing to..
    Hi everyone. On my last shift I came across an interesting situation. I had a 67y/o man come in with chest pain who spoke very little English (I can't remember exactly where he was from). Long...
    Apr 24, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. What do you hate seeing the MOST in the ER!?
    oh forgot to mention! I work in a university/student town.... the amount of students we get during exam week is really ridiculous. They come in the morning before their exam with ''abdo pain'' and...
    Apr 20, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. What do you hate seeing the MOST in the ER!?
    the patients that come in because they forgot to fill their prescription at their GP and its now the weekend... the patients that have had a cough/leg pain/sore whatever for MONTHS and decide that...
    Apr 20, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Panic setting in as start date nears.....
    I am a new grad (also graduated december 2011) and got a job right away in the ER. If we didn't have enough in common.... i only had 6 weeks orientation as well! I was nervous at first.. i thought...
    Apr 8, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. did I do the right thing?
    I am a newgrad nurse. I've been working in a busy ED for two months now and absolutely love it and I couldn't be happier. Unfortunately this morning I came across a ''situation'' and am not sure...
    Apr 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. What is the most interesting case you've seen in the ER?
    ha.. last week had a 12y/o boy put 30 little magnetic metal balls into his urethra. I'm not certain but I personally think that he maybe thought that when he peed they would shoot out like bullets?...
    Apr 2, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. do you bring your work home with you?
    Just curious to know if anyone has ever catched anything (i.e. scabies, flu, HIV etc) from their patients?
    Mar 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Salary comparison
    New Zealand RN- New grad $21.67/hr $45,00 something salary and the cost of living is extremely high nurses make a bit more in aussie which is why a lot of NZ nurses go over there.
    Mar 18, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  20. Can a new grad work in the ER?
    Answer: Absolutely! I am a newgrad and this is my 5th week (i get 6 weeks orientation and can request more if i need it). I hear so many nurses on here saying how important it is to get a...
    Mar 11, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Epic (Nursing) FAILS!
    first year nursing student... extremely nervous as it was my first day on clinical.. first time alone with a doctor and a patient (i was to just observe and get V/S once he finished his assessment) i...
    Feb 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  22. catheterisation... how many attemps until you call it quits?
    I am a newgrad working in the ED (in my 3rd week). I have had previous experience as an EMT and also did a placement in ED as a 3rd year nursing student so I feel as if I am really getting the hang...
    Feb 25, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. what items could you not go a nursing shift without?
    it's interesting... when i was an EMT in Canada (before becoming an RN) most of the nurses had a stethescope but here in New Zealand i NEVER see any nurses (not even in respiratory units) carrying...
    Feb 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. E.D nurses "set up to fail"
    i have 6 weeks working with my preceptor (looking after patient loads together) then i am let loose.. if i feel i need more time with my preceptor then i am able to get it... 18 weeks sounds a bit...
    Feb 24, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. E.D nurses "set up to fail"
    i couldnt agree with you more!! i am a new grad in the ED (i am just in my 3rd week now) Luckily the newgrad program that I am on allows me to have 6 weeks orientation with a preceptor (an amazing...
    Feb 24, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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