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  1. What do you do with motorcycle helmets after a motorcycle accident?
    All the property of the pt goes back to them. We have no rules to keep anything other than illegal stuff. A pt that is awake\alert or a family member gets the helmet speech. A helmet has a one time...
    Jul 31, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. What's an IO
    Anybody remeber the IO that you had to twist and push in "until you feel the pop". Yikes!! The EZ IO goes in like buttah!
    Jul 15, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Giving Report to Medics... What do they know?
    Good idea. Another approach is to flat out ask the medics what info they want or need after you give them report. Gets right to the point. They will appreciate it also.
    Jul 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Giving Report to Medics... What do they know?
    To answer your question, I'll tell you I can't answer your question. What education do they have or what do they understand. It will vary greatly. I have taken many patients from various facilities....
    Jul 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Giving Report to Medics... What do they know?
    Give report just like you would to a nurse. Some medics are high speed and some are not. I have been surprised at how they can be both ends of the spectrum, just like some nurses I have dealt with. ...
    Jul 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. smoking clients
    Is the patio enclosed or ventilated at all? Or are we talking outside all together? Do you take the pt to the patio and let them smoke alone coming back to take them in when they are done? Can you...
    Jul 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Does anyone who has made a lifelong career of the ED still love their job?
    Twelve of my fifteen years as an RN have been in the ED. I left a flight job to get back in the ER. It is an addiction. I missed the chaos and the drama you don't get anywhere else. Sometimes...
    Jun 16, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Ever had a patient refuse you based on your gender?
    Yup, happens on occassion. If thats what they are comfortable with, I have no problem getting a female. I go as far as getting female nurses to do my foley\peri care stuff with the younger...
    Jun 12, '11
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  9. white scrub tops and males
    I was just waiting to see the responses....figured it would be entertaining since you used the "g" word. PC stuff what it is these days. Anyway, don't overthink this, they are just scrubs. It not...
    Jun 10, '11
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  10. Who wears a nursing cap?
    .......and all the guys are gonna wear ....um....what? I catch enough grief from the guys at the firehouse. I have heard every gaylord focker joke known to man. For the sake of the profession, can't...
    Jun 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. What is your de-stress?
    Now that looks like fun! How does one get into this? Maybe there should be a thread for this sort of thing
    Jun 9, '11
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  12. Men and jobs
    Please, don't shed any tears for me. I don't mind actually working for what I get out of life. I feel sorry for those affected by affirmative action.
    Jun 3, '11
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  13. As basic decency slips away....We watch them die and do nothing.........
    Ok, I am gonna be a little clearer. I am a fulltime firefighter (the FF of FF-PHRN), I have multiple experiences of water rescues and as part of the boat crew\water rescue of my dept. You dont...
    Jun 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. As basic decency slips away....We watch them die and do nothing.........
    The article stated they are going to retrain, re-equip, and allow land based water rescues at their discretion (the incident commander) As a nurse, I am not doing anything outside of my scope of...
    Jun 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. As basic decency slips away....We watch them die and do nothing.........
    Any suicide is tragic if they are crying for help or just ready to end it. The article doesn't state anything about basic decency slipping away so I am assuming you are thinking the basic decency...
    Jun 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. As basic decency slips away....We watch them die and do nothing.........
    I absolutely agree. Letting them get too tired to fight or maybe even lose consciousness is unfortunately going to be a better outcome for both victim and rescuer. Also, what is the likelyhood...
    Jun 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. As basic decency slips away....We watch them die and do nothing.........
    His lifeless body was probably floating back to shore.
    Jun 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. As basic decency slips away....We watch them die and do nothing.........
    Budget cuts that mean they had no training or gear(as stated in the article) for a rescue that was in a bay that is known for cold temps and swift currents. Rescuing a man that is comitting suicide...
    Jun 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Charting during traumas
    That sounds pretty typical for my hospital and how we handle big traumas. The house supervisor comes down, SOMETIMES, when something is called overhead such as a "level1 trauma" or "code blue". the...
    May 27, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Taking the ACLS. Some advice please.
    1. To the OP, I am sorry the medic was harsh with you, however, you are going to need to know the rhythms to pass ACLS. Keep studying and you will do fine. You made it through nursing school and you...
    May 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. An open letter to the ER triage nurse
    Sure, a manager could do with just a letter. Isn't that like giving a medication and not reassessing the results. If this is as outrageous as everyone is making it out to be, then go in and make sure...
    May 25, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. An open letter to the ER triage nurse
    Actually, I explained that I would have responded exactly that way especially if it was a rude patient. A variety of medical conditions make patients act rude or inappropiate. It more often needs to...
    May 25, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. An open letter to the ER triage nurse
    If the OP finds this offense to be so serious, as most of the posts here indicate it should be, then she should go back to the ER and talk face to face to the nurse or the manager. The manager knows...
    May 25, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Other avenues besides nursing
    ADN--->EMTp--->Career Fire Dept! ...............better pay, better hours and better benefits. A different option you may not have thought of. The dual careers have worked nicely for me.
    May 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Is lack of attention to "The primary purpose" killing the medical field?
    My hospital is starting to offer automotive detail service in the ambulance bays. ER staff will be washing\waxing the pt\customer vehicles while they are being seen. Should be a nice way to fill in...
    May 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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