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  1. Gloves
    In your ED what kind of disposable, non-sterile gloves do you use? We used to use Kimberley Clark's gray nitrile gloves. Which are amazing. Now we've switched to S2S 506 series gloves which rip most...
    Dec 9, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. How Hard is it to Start in the ER?
    It depends where you start. What state are you applying in? Different states and different hospitals want different things. One hospital may be open to new grads and another not. I would say a...
    Nov 8, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. CS
    CS
    Propofol, so short acting that you can cut it off and they wake up quicker. I think they end up doing better too.
    Nov 8, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Difficult situations
    Thank you everyone for the hugs, advice and just listening. It's nice to know others understand because you've been in similar situations that have got to you. There were many questions raised the...
    Oct 31, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Difficult situations
    I've been an ED nurse for 2.5 years..I've seen numerous things in that time. And many things are sad and really hard to deal with. However, the other day we got a young girl who had been raped,...
    Oct 28, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Curious about something...Anyone heard of droperidol given for migraines?
    At my facility we give it not all the time but frequently for migraine headaches in combination with usually benedryl. It works really well!!!
    Mar 14, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Whats your biggest pet peeve working in the ED?
    My pet peeve is when I am clearly spread thin with two ICU patients and another patient who is there for a small lip lac and they are complaining about the wait. After explaining 2 times why they are...
    Jan 28, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Ultrasound IV placement
    We started this about 6 months ago, prior to that the physicians could only do it. We actually have a class this week to learn! Really excited to learn!
    Dec 12, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Nights in the ER??
    In my ER night shifters stay together. We are such an awesome team! We always have each others back. I love night shift and my teammates. :)
    Nov 14, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Whats your biggest pet peeve working in the ED?
    I had a pt the other night who insisted I stick him in the hand and no where else. My reply? I'll stick you wherever I can, and I'm going to stick you where I can make sure I don't have to repeatedly...
    Nov 11, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. How can we make the process of report from ER to floor better?
    I would agree it is a bed control problem...it is always so busy with admits from ER and upstairs is usually full so it creates a grid lock.. They say they are working on it but I feel like it hasn't...
    Oct 27, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. How can we make the process of report from ER to floor better?
    It is also very interesting that where I work at shift change all our patients get their bed assignments. I could say it is equally suspicious.
    Oct 27, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. nurses and EMT's
    You are not a taxi driver, you are a medical professional with skills and experience to take care of patients prehospital. Shame on them.
    Oct 25, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. How can we make the process of report from ER to floor better?
    We are a team, we understand the floor is busy too. However, we might be pushy because we know a code, trauma, or critical pt is coming in and we need that bed. We aren't trying to be unfair, ugly,...
    Oct 25, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. How can we make the process of report from ER to floor better?
    Level of care is determined by hospitalist and ED attending. My report whether verbal or EMR review will not change pt level of care. We do EMR reviews and call once the floor has had 20 minutes to...
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Whats your biggest pet peeve working in the ED?
    They always want to tell me their life story in triage! It's like, that's great but I need to know about today why you are here..unless it pertains to today.
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. ED support
    I work in a busy level one with about 70-80 beds depending on our hallways... We have ED techs that transport pts , do EKGs, can straight stick for blood, and do vitals. However, it is our ultimate...
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. RN, BSN student hoping to work in the ED after graduation
    I started last year in the ER as a new RN at a level one trauma center. I had an excellent orientation with no previous experience besides clinicals in the ER. It was hard..but I loved it and had...
    Sep 27, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. What's in your pocket - ER Style
    My stethoscope around my neck, a sharpie, 2 pens, flushes, alcohol pads, my shears, hemostats, and a roll of tape. Goodness its a wonder you can function with all the stuff we have in our pockets! :)
    Aug 31, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Great moments in bad judgement
    "Well you see...I was just minding my own business when..."
    Aug 31, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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