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  1. annoying little thing some of our docs are doing
    In our ER we have chief complaint driven protocols in which we can order stuff based on the CC on behalf of the doc based on pt presentation. So often things (lab work, line, X-ray, EKG) are done...
    Feb 23, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Telephone order errors
    We don't have that policy but that is a good idea. We just have to read back the orders and then the physician has to sign off on them within 24 hours.
    Jan 31, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  3. Telephone order errors
    I believe I recently had an error in taking a telephone order. Our facility has gone to mostly cpoe but not all of the physicians are able to enter their own orders yet. So the other day, I floated...
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  4. ER float nurses
    It's not that I don't want to float to the ER, I had actually applied for a position there but then they implemented a hiring freeze. I would just feel better about it if we were fully trained for...
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. ER float nurses
    That's exactly my point about using progressive care nurses and calling them critical care and using them in the ER, about it being unsafe and unfair. By non-invasive ventilator I mean not...
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. ER float nurses
    We take some titratable gtts (nitro, dilt, esmolol, a few others), non-invasive vents, bipap, hi flow 02, etc. We are on an in-between unit, pts that aren't so unstable that they need icu but can't...
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Why do your nurses leave?
    My husband has worked in the ER for 5 years now, he often comes home with complaints about work, and I suggest he go find another job. To which he responds that working in the ER is like being a...
    Jan 15, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Patient ratios progressive care units
    Wow thanks for your input. I guess it does kind of depend on pt acuity. I am really surprised to hear how few CNAs you work with. I think we are going through an adjustment period, 4 patients seems...
    Jan 15, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  9. ER float nurses
    Our facility has decided to create a critical care float pool taking nurses from progressive care/stepdown and sending them to the er. The way our er works is team nursing where 2 nurses are...
    Jan 15, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Patient ratios progressive care units
    I work on a progressive care unit which had a pt:RN ratio of 3:1 when I started 3 years ago and now we are moving to 4:1 ratios now. The facility/mgmt has stated that 4:1 is the national standard for...
    Jan 10, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  11. Any Study Suggestions--NCLEX RN?
    I just took the NCLEX today and it was awful. I did so many questions and Kaplan before I took the exam, and I didn't think it helped at all. All I can say is know infection control. I also had a...
    Jul 20, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum


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