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  1. Have you ever lost it with a patient?
    Just last week. Frequent flier, 3rd visit that week, drunk, high on Percocet, comes in to detox. (sure ya did, just like the other 2 times). He's loud, obnoxious, cussing up a storm, F bombs...
    Aug 29, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Unable to answer family questions about DVT.
    Ruby, I believe the idea is that we're nurses. We're educated. We should be capable of answering basic questions about disease processes when asked. We deal with doctors who explain a patient's...
    Aug 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Advice needed
    Me? I'd do it. You'll learn more in the ER and should be able to rely on hours. The ER isn't like med surg where it's reliant on census. You never know in the ER.
    Aug 23, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Unable to answer family questions about DVT.
    I have been a nurse for the same time period (2.5 months) and frequently come across these issues. While I may be familiar with the answers to a particular diagnosis I'm somewhat hesitant to discuss...
    Aug 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Dress Code at Vidant Medical Center
    I work for Vidant and the nurses wear black or white. Can be all black or all white or black pants/white top or white pants black top. No prints. Shoes are up to you--any color.
    Aug 22, '12
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  6. Grady Interview for ER
    I've not had an interview with Grady but the ER I work in asked several prioritization type questions not so much treatment questions as each place may have their own protocol for specific complaints.
    Aug 22, '12
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  7. Piedmont Hospital
    I'm looking into moving to the Atlanta (Newnan specifically) area within the next year. I'm a new grad nurse working in the ER currently and will have a year of experience upon moving. I'd love...
    Aug 19, '12
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  8. A week in the ER?!
    In my ER we frequently hold IVC patients for days while trying to find placement. My facility has a 30 bed psych unit but it's always full. Usually when one is discharged and on the way down in the...
    Aug 19, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Caring For NICU Parents
    Awesome points to consider and keep in mind. My 3rd baby was a NICU baby. She was born at 38 weeks via emergency c-section after cord prolapse. Very scary to see your child limp and blue with...
    Aug 18, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. Pregnant and 8 hour night shift.
    Your employer isn't required to make any accommodations for you. Childcare is the sole responsibility of the parent. I can't fathom anyone thinking otherwise. I know plenty of people who were able...
    Jul 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. More RN to EMT and Paramedic questions
    Guess that all depends on the state you're in. I'm in NC and on the MICU trucks and air medical helicopters nurses function as a nurse on any scene run. They work side by side with medics and do...
    Jul 22, '12
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  12. Pregnancy & PRN
    All they can say is 'no'. (that would be discrimination to not hire you based on pregnancy status just as an aside) I'd fill out the applications and see what happens.
    Jul 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. How does inexperienced RN do ER?
    I just started in the ER as a new grad. I did have 15 years of experience as a paramedic in the same county so I was known to the ER staff. I tried to get on with a couple of larger hospitals but...
    Jul 4, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. Please Help me decide
    The ER position without a doubt. Acute care settings will enhance and improve your assessment skills with a wide variety of patients: infants, peds, adults, geriatrics as well as a variety of...
    Jun 30, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  15. Food stamp violation
    as a side note: I responded to this post with a comment as opposed to an official "reply" and was given a box that said my comment had to be reviewed by a moderator? what's up with that?
    Jun 30, '12
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  16. Food stamp violation
    I had a food stamp felony conviction on my record from 18 years ago. I was admitted to the program, graduated and passed the NCLEX on June 5 of this year. I was granted my nursing license and...
    Jun 30, '12
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  17. For all you new grads...what does your resume look like?
    You can also play up your previous non medical experience. Customer service, dealing with the public, handling customer complaints etc. play up time management, organizational skills etc. select...
    Jun 19, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. Post-code debriefing?!
    I've not dealt with codes in the hospital setting yet as I'm a brand new grad but I've been a paramedic for 15 years and have run lead on more of them than I can remember. In the field there's no...
    Jun 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Share your tips please
    Get to pumping and stockpile.
    Jun 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. DNR- Do Not Treat?
    If the patient or their healthcare POA has indicated the patient is to be a DNR then I'm not understanding why you would call the rapid response team who handles resuscitations to intervene. You...
    Jun 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  21. Why do mean/crabby people become nurses??
    The nurse you describe sounds like a bully to me. If everyone stands up to her and holds her accountable then she has to change her ways. One can't demand something from others without holding...
    Jun 13, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Never placed an IV!!!!!
    If it were me and I just started a new position I would take this opportunity to tell whoever is orienting/precepting me that I've never placed an IV. Not your fault I suppose (did they not even...
    Jun 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. What do you do the day before the test?
    I also took my test at 1:00 pm. The night before I read through the test taking strategy/tips from Hurst review book once. Read through it again right before going in to test. Other than that I...
    Jun 13, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  24. Nursing student mistake
    I've just graduated and passed the NCLEX but I've been a paramedic for 15 years.
    Jun 13, '12
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  25. Nursing student mistake
    It does make sense. I still don't see it as a big deal. Better to take and make it a teachable moment. Those things are where we learn the best. You'll never disconnect it in that manner again I...
    Jun 13, '12
    Forum: Nursing in Canada


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