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  1. Triage process
    Here's a few to start with, :wavey: Excellence in response: a hospital–wide journey in improving throughput for the ED patient Cited in Scopus: Kristine J. Mims, Alan Umbright, Kathy...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Travel to Abu Dhabi or Dubai?? Any advice?
    You really should read the book "Paramedic to the Prince" first, it is a real eye opener! And conditions since then have only gotten worse.
    Apr 18
    Forum: International Nursing
  3. Calling yourself an RN
    Actually it is, in most states. The title "nurse" is protected by law. If you have not passed your boards (NCLEX), you may not call yourself a nurse. Not just RN or LPN, but nurse at all.
    Apr 18
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. traveling nurse orientation pay?
    You can ask HR at the hospital what they pay, but since the agency is your employer they may not be willing to go into it with you. The hospital pays the agency more than you get, that's how they...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  5. Moved to a new ER, now I don't feel like I'm a real ER nurse anymore
    We actually have computers marked "MD only", and those are the ones they are supposed to use. Stay off the nurses' comps!
    Apr 18
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Triage process
    We have a cart in a cubical right next to the triage computer cube; and our door to EGK times are tracked and posted. Name into computer, call for EKG, put pt in gown on the cart, and can start the...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Why can't we have 12 hour shifts and 8 hours shifts?
    I'm 55 and prefer 12s.
    Apr 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Just received a letter
    Get the TEAS done, asap. Schools often have waiting lists, it means you missed out on being accepted by only a few slots. And people who do get accepted sometimes have life events happen that stops...
    Apr 12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Telling the truth on a peer evaluation for a group project?
    Tell the truth and shame the devil.:devil: Be prepared to back up your statement; since your original 5 people split it up further, you definitely need to let them know how much you did, and how...
    Apr 12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. help
    I have had several students with ADHD. Yes you can get past that. Try rereading things you want to post, then cutting up the thoughts into individual sentences. Take all the science and math...
    Apr 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. FLAME ON!
    What gets my goat: The responses to threads in a specialty forum, where the respondee hates the specialty (ah, why are you reading this section then?). Case in point, the Nursing and Spirituality...
    Apr 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. 4 Point Restraints in the ER. Is that Abuse?
    4 points are used when a (usually intoxicated or high) person is out of control, usually demonstrated by trying to hit/bite/kick/grab/spit on staff, or being unable to be safe when left alone...
    Apr 12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. VENT WARNING Nights: Just Need encouragement I guess
    What llg said. I sleep in late, watch old movies for half the night, shop the 24/7 stores sometimes. You can get up early afternoon and shop in the evenings for food, clothes, etc. Lots of...
    Apr 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Rent vs. Buy
    If you will need them in other semesters, buy them. If they are only for the one, go ahead and rent. I kept all my books for years but never used them. My daughter used e books for her masters...
    Apr 9
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Not so sure about my first job offer
    Your instincts that you want time and training as a new grad are spot on. As far as them saying they have your best interests at heart is all very well, but when push comes to shove, you will lose...
    Apr 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. How did the 12 hour shift begin?
    I love my 12s, (although at the moment I have to do 8s as I am on light duty). Even on the floors, it just seemed to give me enough time to do more for my pts than I could on 2 8-hour days. I had...
    Apr 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Want to be a nurse, just no butt wiping or other yucky stuff please
    Yes, but have you been eaten yet?
    Apr 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Do comfort care patients get oxygen?
    I had a pt we were admitting for comfort care, mostly nonresponsive. I left his 02 on just because.... no real reason other than he seemed comfortable and I didn't want to change anything. RT was...
    Apr 4
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  19. do you drink coffee during your shift?
    30 plus years of night shifts, never learned to appreciate the taste. Which is a pity because I'm always cold (and coffee is not only hot but free), my drink of choice is Coke, although in the last...
    Apr 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. After over coming tough obstacles.. I am finally on the right path
    Snowangel hasn't posted since Oct. of 13; hope all went well.
    Apr 4
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Easter??
    No, but all the clinics and off campus places close on Good Friday.
    Apr 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Winter Nurse positions
    Might try applying to a traveling nurse group, see if they do perdiem home health or LTC placements. They are the only ones I can think of that might take a short termer. It costs a lot to orient...
    Mar 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Told a salary is non negotiable. True? or room to wiggle
    Our pay schedule is spelled out, experience & degrees, and set with a minimum and maximum amount, per the union contract. i No negotiating needed, it's all there. So if you are a big place, likely...
    Mar 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. patient/family challenges
    I'm impressed at how well you kept it together and actually finished! Whew.
    Mar 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Most surprising/shocking/interesting thing you've seen
    We had an older teen stabbed in the heart; open chest in the ER, cardiac surgeon happened to be in the building late; pumped 17 liters of fluids (saline and blood) through the rapid infuser, most of...
    Mar 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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