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  1. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    In defense of the flight crew, they NEVER talk crap about anyone (maybe because 99% of the patients are really sick), but this time they were TICKED! I wish I knew how they got the call and if...
    Oct 29
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    That's called Fatal Familial Insomnia. It's real. It's inherited and it's a prion disease. Very rare though.
    Oct 28
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    I work nites in a rural Level 3 trauma center. One night, we had the rotor crew fly in a 22 yo F for BACK PAIN! No trauma, she just woke up that morning with a back ache, but called 911 sometime...
    Oct 28
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Cyclic vomiters (drive me up the wall)
    Yup Haldol. :D
    Oct 27
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Drink or Shake during work
    +1 BSN Syntha-6. My fav is Vanilla Ice Cream. I carry a shaker bottle with a metal ball in it and just add water when I'm ready to drink it. I also carry 2 or 3 apples to eat during my 12 hour...
    Oct 27
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Rules for Triage
    I love it when they come in for dental pain at 6 AM when there's a FREE walk-in dental clinic that opens at 7AM.
    Oct 27
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Do Med Surg / Tele RNs still get hired into ER?
    We try out nurses from the different departments all the time: ICU, OB, M/S, etc. Whether they are able to keep working in the ED is entirely up that specific nurse. Most can't seem to or want to...
    Oct 27
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. New Grad in the ED
    #1. Ask LOTS of questions. All of the docs I work with love to educate and teach. Sometimes, our co-workers are too busy to explain everything, but Docs seem always willing to take the time. #2....
    Oct 27
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. student nurse precepting in ED...advice?
    +1 I've lost 30 lbs since I starting working in our ED last year.
    Mar 29
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Walk me through your ER
    I work in a Level III Trauma Center in a Navajo Reservation. The closest Level I is 80 miles away so for obvious Level I's, they are flown directly from the event site. Otherwise, we get everything....
    Mar 29
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Corrections Nurse Interview-Tips?
    I was a nurse in a State Max Security prison. Prior to the interview, I read the thread here that has the most numerous responses and most of the questions posted were asked. You should find and read...
    Mar 29
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  12. Triage complaints- the good, the bad, and the shocking.
    A 14 yo girl brought in by ambulance from the next city's small clinic*. Complaint: "lost her tampon". Turns out she forgot she had a tampon in her for 3 weeks. The ER doc removed it and he had a...
    Jun 26, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. New ER nurse...is there any hope for me?!?!
    A monkey can start IVs. Don't sweat the small stuff.
    Jun 26, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. Decreasing Medication Passes to BID from TID
    We have 5300 inmates in our prison and TID for Watch Swallow meds are impossible for nurses and no go for Security so the meds are always divided into 2 doses.
    Aug 12, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  15. Have you worked for Wexford?
    Sorry guys, but due to the transition, people have been quitting and getting fired so we are extremely short staffed and so I've been working 4 days every week = 100+hours every 2 weeks. As a...
    Aug 12, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  16. Common Correctional Nursing Interview Questions
    I work in the largest State prison in our state (by population) - approx 5300 inmates at any given time. On weekends, it is just me and one other nurse until the pill pass nurses get to work around...
    Jun 25, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  17. Trying to get out of Correctional Nursing....
    I suppose corrections is as far from OB or NICU as possible. The part of corrections you hate is what I happen to love about corrections. What you see as a hindrance (aside from the boss and pay), I...
    May 28, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  18. Trying to get out of Correctional Nursing....
    What don't you like about CN?
    May 27, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  19. Thinking of going to corrections
    This is very true, but I also find that where most COs are willing and able to jump in and help and protect you, a lot are also lawsuit phobic and will let an inmate get away with quite a lot. ...
    May 27, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  20. How far do you travel to get to work?
    40 miles, 45 minutes. I also walk around 1/2 mile from my car to my "office" even when I have golf carts available to and from. I find it's a great way to wake up from the commute and decompress...
    May 23, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. First Death Threat
    I've had a couple of threats, but nothing I would take as credible enough to warrant anything more than issuing a "ticket" to the inmate. We did have an inmate say in front of a CO that he was...
    May 23, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  22. Medical Privertization
    We finally got the "offer /new employee packet" from Wexford. I am not impressed and neither is a lot of others. Currently, we have State FT, State Pool and Agency nurses (both RNs and LPNs)....
    May 23, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  23. CA nurse that made 260K which prison did she work at.
    Remember YOUR safety is always #1. If you do not feel safe, don't be there, don't go there, and don't do it. PERIOD. My #1 rant regarding correctional nursing is that the COs seem so lax...
    May 20, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  24. Pidgeon-holeing myself with Corrections?
    From what I can see and perceive, non-correctional people do think less of us. But, after being in a hospital setting (as a student only), I don't think I would ever work in a hospital if I can help...
    Apr 27, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  25. Importance of patient/inmate education
    This is not a safety issue, but an education issue. I work in a Level 4 state prison - ALL inmates are dangerous regardless of their IQs. In addition, intelligence does not dictate the level or...
    Apr 25, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing


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