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  1. "Holiday/year end" gift
    $100, a hoodie, and apparently a market raise in January. Beats the big fat nothing from last year! I worked for a major pharmacy for 8 years prior to being a nurse and they never gave us anything at...
    3:19 am
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Jobs before graduation
    The hospitals in my area start posting RNA positions in late September. I applied to three jobs, had two interviews, and one job offer by the end of October, which I accepted. I graduated in December.
    Dec 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. How long was your initial orientation to the ER?
    In my ED you get three months of orientation regardless of experience .
    Dec 13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. why do nurses hate medics?
    And I just remembered a favorite story. One of my absolute favorite EMTs brought in a pt. That transfer coincided with an issue I was having getting a line on a hard stick. It just was not happening...
    Dec 13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. why do nurses hate medics?
    I don't see this much in my ER. We have two EMTs that basically function as nurses in my facility. I adore them both and looooove when they are working as they can do EJs and I cannot when a tough...
    Dec 13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Did You Go Into Nursing For One Specialty?
    I went to nursing school with no idea where I wanted to go, I just wanted a well paying job. As I went through nursing school I decided ER nursing was the only home for me. Got an ER gig right out of...
    Dec 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. ER or ICU (or another specialty)?
    I'm an ER nurse and that is all I know. It can be fun and exciting, it can be overwhelming, and sometimes it is awful. I recently had to care for a pediatric pt that came in for a vague complaint. It...
    Dec 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. HUGS?!
    I am not a hugger by a long shot. Roughly a year ago my community had a devastating tornado. Our ER was a madhouse. I ended up with two patients in the same room, their home was destroyed. They were...
    Dec 3
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. IV Sizes?
    I put 20's in errbody. Unless it's a peds pt, then it could be a 20, 22, or 24. If it's a super duper trauma I may toss an 18 in but I rarely have to. And with some patients I'm lucky to get a 24,...
    Dec 3
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Felt pretty proud of myself!
    Great job!! You should feel very proud :)
    Nov 30
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. any career changers?
    I was a vet tech (Have a BSA in animal health technology). Loved it but could not pay the bills. Miss my critters, although ER nursing can provide me with far more entertainment...
    Nov 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. New ED job 2:30p-3a! Advice..
    I work it all. 3p-3a, 11a-11p, 1p-1a, and verrry rarely I work 9a-9p. In the ED. It just depends. On the 3-3, I may take over rooms for someone going home or I may float and get stuck in triage the...
    Nov 20
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. The Influence of the Influenza Vaccine:
    I don't really care. I have no issue with vaccines. I HATE getting shots because I dislike needle sticks but I was getting annual flu vaccines long before I was an ER nurse. If you have a legitimate...
    Nov 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. What kind of car would you want?
    I'd love a 2013 Toyota Rav4 with a sunroof . With my current pay, I'll settle for my 2000 Corolla. Oh to be a rich nurse...
    Nov 11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Kentucky job market for new RNs
    I graduated in Paducah from an ADN program. Was hired before graduation into the ER. Although I did not do it, I would recommend externing in the hospital of your choice.
    Nov 11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Fix me NOW (but on my terms or I'll leave AMA)
    I had a patient recently that presented with belly pain. Glucose >1500, sodium was 113. This patient was in their early 20's. They decided to leave AMA. Counseled them extensively on the risks of...
    Nov 11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. What can you tolerate the least?
    I just thought of a new one. I will FLEE from pt rooms when they have live insects in their ears. The first time this happened to me I thought the pt was nuts. Till I looked in her ear and saw...
    Nov 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Specialties for New Grads
    I started in the ED as a new nurse, only home I've ever known. Zero regrets.
    Nov 5
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Nursing jobs with animals
    Alas, not much has changed. I was a vet tech and loved it, but the pay was very poor and there were no health insurance benefits. I couldn't make a living. Hence why I am a nurse.
    Oct 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. reasons to go into nursing over social work?
    As the daughter of an LCSW, they provide an important role in the hospital setting and are very much so needed. If you think otherwise, just ask your social workers in the hospital just what it is...
    Oct 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. First Med error??
    The only reason I know this is because I helped care for my grandfather on hospice last year. I had never come across similar orders in the ER and would have been confused otherwise.
    Oct 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Ebola - do you have the right to walk away?
    We've been discussing this a lot at work as I am in the ER. I would, with the understanding that the hospital is going to provide room and board for me until I am no longer a risk to others. I have a...
    Oct 17
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  23. Most Stressful Day
    I'm not really a kid person but that boy owns me. He is now a happy and healthy 14 month old and my favorite person in the world. Being an aunt is the best job ever!!
    Oct 14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. "She'll put your butt in a nursing home."
    My sister can be a dingbat but sometimes I can't help but love her. She has a 14 month old son. The last time he went for shots the nurse said "The mean old nurse is going to give you some shots...
    Oct 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Which unit has the most code blues?
    At my hospital I feel like the units probably run more codes. I'm in the ED and we have our fair share but I feel like a lot of our critical patients that we stabilize crash in the units.
    Oct 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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