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  1. What to do: ED physician brought dog to work
    I have to agree with the others,...pets in the ER would always be a plus!!!
    Jul 24
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  2. How long have you been at your current facility?
    17 years for the company,..10 years in my current department.
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Is anyone else bothered by this?  You should be
    My job requires 28 CEU's a year!! I get plenty.
    Jul 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Diluting medication by pushing through a distal IV port
    I do this if I want to push something very slow, for instance Fentanyl 50mcg to an elderly hip fx,...I dilute the med in a 10cc flush then use a proximal port with w/o NS and push slowly then may...
    Jul 13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  5. Nursing salary and buying a home?
    You can always move,...I'm in Missouri,...4 BR, 3 bA 3000 sq ft home, 2 acre lot, new 5 yrs ago $185,000
    Jul 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Do you work with a cold sore?
    A bit off topic,....but it still amazes me how as nurses we are expected to go to work no matter what. I have been sent home when I had pink eye,.a co worker with shingles on her face,....only after...
    Jul 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. First job as an RN in the ER
    Congrats JMD!!! I have been in a level I trauma ED for almost 10 years now,..I did not start out in ED but I do precept new grads as well as experienced nurses new to the ED. It can be done and...
    Jul 7
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Missed heart attacks - how can it happen?
    It happens,....I like to remind my fellow coworkers and patients that even when everything is done "correctly" sometimes bad things happen! I ended up in court over a similar situation, 40"s M,...
    Jul 7
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Don't you hate when the stomach bug goes around?!
    I'll take my chances with a hospital over a daycare any day!!
    Jul 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. SCOTUS
    While I do not share the same views as Hobby Lobby about the IUD or Plan B, I do respect their point of view. It is their business, if they really have strong view points they shouldn't be forced to...
    Jul 1
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  11. Triage Practices
    I'm trying to give them the benefit of the doubt here,.....when you say pts go to the waiting room before vitals,...how long are you talking 3-4 minutes while registration gets them registered or 45...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. New Intern
    Another thought,......It is okay, and in my personal case preferred, to explain why a suggestion isn't the best one. I generally have great relationships with the docs I work with, if they're jerks...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Do Press Ganey Scores measure Quality Care?
    Found an interesting article,....While many of us have made these same observations, it is nice to see it being brought to light among professionals. Perhaps something will change, ...
    Jun 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. New Intern
    The fact that you are even concerned about this makes my heart smile :) Be kind, listen and pay attention,..we are all PEOPLE working together to help other people,....simple as that,...be part of...
    Jun 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. What's a "difficult pt" to you?
    I work in a Level I trauma center,....when I think of difficult patients I think of those patients who make it difficult to care for them, similar to the previous posts,..patients who are rude and...
    Jun 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Should I go to school to become a nurse or PA?
    Do some research on the job situation in your area. I'm in the midwest and many new grads are having a hard time finding jobs and FYI a new grad w/no nursing experience starts at $17.31/hr in my...
    Jun 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Patients Cheeking medications
    I don't believe anyone here is talking about the patient that uses the ED 3-4 times a year because they can't afford the $300 to go to a pcp or Urgent Care,..we are talking about patients that have...
    Jun 18
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  18. Full Moon Friday the 13th
    Like that's gonna happen :)
    Jun 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. What's it like at your ER
    1) what is the standard nurse: patient ratio in your ER? 4:1 max, usually 3:1 2) what is the standard tech : patient ratio in your ER? It depends, we seem chronically short staffed with techs,...
    Jun 9
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Injecting into a blood vessel.
    It would depend on the med,...but even if a med is ok IV but was ordered IM you need to give it IM. Aspirating should prevent this. I give Morphine 10mg IV almost daily in the ER,...so again the...
    Jun 8
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  21. Getting investigated for "diversion"
    Forgive me if this sounds silly,...but I am an ER nurse and have cared for more than one nurse in similar circumstances as you,....one nurse actually worked in the same hospital,...Never once was any...
    Jun 7
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  22. Woman sues hospital after med records posted on FaceBook
    I agree,.....fire the nurse, take her license, throw her in jail,....but take more money from already struggling hospitals? I don't think so. This nurse knew what she was doing was wrong, she...
    Jun 5
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  23. Are nurses forced to assist abortions?
    I agree with Subee and the others, there are way more morally objectionable duties I participate in on a regular basis to focus on abortion. The law legally protects a nurse from participating in...
    Jun 2
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  24. Unsafe ED
    I completely agree. I have been known to just go down and get my own patient. The ER nurses love me. :nurse:...seriously they do. Yes seriously we do!!!!!!!
    May 28
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  25. ER help!
    Aubrey, while we obviously can not offer medical advice, and you should NEVER accept advice from an online forum,...I would like to add something. There seems to be a misconception that the ER...
    May 14
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety


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