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  1. How do you treat headaches?
    1L NS, Toradol 30 mg, Benadryl 25-50 and Compazine 5-10. OR 1L NS, Ativan 1-2mg, Benadryl 25-50 and Compazine 5-10. Either or, depending on how bad the nausea is.
    Jul 25, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Funny Sign in slips
    I am going to quote word for word from a friend I work with: "On the manliness scale today while in triage: a FAT zero goes to the 21 year old with a chief complaint of 'hungover.' Really? Couldn't...
    Jun 10, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Trauma roon in your ED... who gets it?
    We rotate each day. Usually there are 3 RNs in there until 3am, and the Charge RN and another float will help scribe if it gets bad. Lesser, blunt-force traumas don't always end up in the trauma...
    May 27, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. New Grad Oakland Kaiser
    Hey 13Virgo, PM me. I didn't start there but I have a good friend who did. He LOVES it. The nurse educators run Project Heartbeat. Josh and Alan are great teachers (I took ACLS/PALS with them years...
    May 27, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Anyone cutting sugar while working nights??
    PS I couldn't live without caffeine.
    May 16, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Anyone cutting sugar while working nights??
    I've gained 15 lbs from nights. I hate it. And now, I no longer snack on ANYTHING containing carbs in the ED. No chips, no cake, no cookies, no nothing. I never eat that crud at home anyway, and my...
    May 16, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. MRSA precautions in the ER?
    Flagged immediately. All patients who are admitted to the hospital are given a nasal swab, regardless of "risk" - patient could be a healthy woman on the L&D floor giving birth or a septic bomb going...
    Apr 30, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    Two nights ago I was looking through what we had in the waiting room, saw one and immediately thought of this thread. One word: "Hiccups."
    Apr 12, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Explaining circumcision to mom....
    Yes, WHO is, but ... studies were done specifically in Subsaharan Africa, where barrier methods are not as accessible or prolific as they are in the US. ...
    Mar 24, '11
    Forum: Patient Education
  10. OB RN with ED experience?
    Just curious if you think it's possible, and have you met anyone who has done so? I'm a CEN, and I LOVE the ED, but I also really love women's health, and have floated up to help out with the L&D...
    Mar 19, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. What are the top 5 medications YOU administer daily?
    (Saline/O2) and... Albuterol/Duoneb treatment Zofran Morphine Dilaudid Acetaminophen Followed closely by: ASA, Plavix, Heparin (bolus and drip), Nitro (bid/stat/glycerin... all of the...
    Mar 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Feeling some heat after a nurse aid was fired...
    Keep all of the patients as utmost importance. If it gets really bad, give a red flag to management that you've had trouble, but keep it short and professional (ie "this person and I just do not get...
    Mar 16, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. IV Pumps--have you used Baxter's Sigma Spectrum??
    Yes- I have used these in two different ERs. I have heard there is a "Level 1 override for boluses" and I have yet to see it. (BS.) I pressure bag or use our Level 1 for severely hypotensive...
    Mar 16, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. What is the nurses priority in a trauma (new to ER)
    AcBCD... Etc. (TNCC is really helpful, I'll echo this fact). And honestly, it depends on your hospital's protocol/system and resources (Level 1, Level 2...) and HOW BAD/WHAT KIND of trauma you are...
    Mar 3, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. ED Admissions Right At Shift Change
    From the ED side: I can speak for myself and say I am completely mystified as to WHY bed control releases beds to us at 0615 or 1815. We hate it as much as the ICU nurses do. And, I also want...
    Feb 19, '11
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  16. 2015 DNP
    Ah yes, sorry. I stand corrected. :)
    Feb 18, '11
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  17. 2015 DNP
    UCSF has a DNP: http://nurseweb.ucsf.edu/www/ps-dc.htm
    Feb 18, '11
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  18. Being forced to work while sick
    wow yosemite! you just shattered my california idealism. i guess i'm lucky here where i work - when we're sick, we're sick, although if we call in more than once in a three month period, we are...
    Feb 13, '11
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  19. Time for some introspective criticism perhaps?
    I know that coming from California, I'm spoiled. We have the 4:1 staffing ratio for "urgent patients" and a 2:1 for ICUs, and often 1:1 if they are really sick. I work ER in a very good research...
    Feb 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Man dies 125 feet from ED entrance
    Thanks for posting- it sounded like there was more to the story. In both ERs I have worked, we have run out to parking lots for unresponsive/unconscious patients, even if it means taking our special...
    Feb 13, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. Becoming a nurse with being bipolar
    I have a very close friend who is a successful FNP, attended UCSF for her MSN, graduated with highest honors, and has a history of being bipolar, hospitalizations. She is well-controlled now with...
    Feb 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story?
    Honestly it wasn't so bad... But I did my first disimpaction in the ER. It was either me, or the second year resident, and honestly, I had kinda bonded with my patient, who was FOS (full of......
    Feb 13, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  23. Your Dream Emergency Department...
    1) Available inpatient rooms with RNs who WANT to fill them and are more than happy to take our ER patients. 2) Everyone likes helping out, isn't burnt out, and doesn't give anyone "the evil eye."...
    Feb 11, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    Dumbest: "I need a note so my kids can go to camp tomorrow." No kids with the parent, and the parent's excuse for not taking them to the pediatrician? "Well, they don't like going to the doctor, and...
    Feb 7, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. Survey: How old were you when you entered the nursing profession?
    31 as an RN, employed as an ED nurse. 21 as a college graduate, employed as a corporate business woman. 22 as an unemployed, disenchanted ex-corporate business woman who wanted to live outside,...
    Feb 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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