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  1. Charge/Triage RN Position
    I wish our charge nurse did half of that! At this point in time, our charge nurse is responsible for staffing if someone calls in sick, being a resource, "knowing what is going on in the entire ER"...
    Feb 1, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Teen's right to refuse?
    Do parents have the ultimate say when it comes to a teen taking medication? And if they do, what happens when the teen continues to be belligerent and refuse? If the situation is not...
    Dec 17, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Your a nurse--You should know better!!
    Hahahahahahahahahahaha... When people say, "You're a nurse, so you should know better," I reply with something like... "You're right. I am a nurse. I know better, and I am making a...
    Dec 16, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Spanish for health care workers (& Rosetta Stone)
    In my experience, you get out of those programs what you put into them. The best way to learn whether you take a course through a bookstore-bought program or through a university/college is to...
    Nov 30, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Question about rocephin
    I've always given it with lido. Of course, it generally has to be ordered that way because lido is a medication. But, what doc wouldn't give the go-ahead for that?
    Nov 19, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. I got reprimanded at work for not using a bra !
    LOL. I don't think I would have told anyone that. I even have a special bra I wear -- a super supportive Champion sports bra that has been donned the name "The Code Bra." No bouncing no matter...
    Nov 19, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Quick survey question
    I am 27. Female. Four... hit a deer twice (2 different times) in the country, rear-ended once, and lost control on ice/snow/white-out, ended up in ditch.
    Nov 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Soon to be a new RN grad, want to work in the ER
    What suburbish area are you in? (I'm south of Chicago.) If you are that passionate about going right into an ER, I would apply at all of the local ERs that you are interested in, within a decent...
    Nov 10, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Soon to be a new RN grad, want to work in the ER
    Going into the ER as a new grad is completely doable -- just keep in mind you are learning 2 things: 1) how to be a nurse, and 2) how to be an ER nurse. Make sure you are VERY well-orientated on...
    Nov 10, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. I'm only 22 years old.
    In a hospital setting, we nurses quickly get used to seeing "sick" people. Especially when it comes to aging and older adults, we typically don't get to see the ones that are aging gracefully. One...
    Nov 6, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. handheld pulse oximeter
    http://www.facelake.com/md300-c1.html this is similar to the ones we ordered. And it's affordable. :)
    Nov 5, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. handheld pulse oximeter
    I just ordered a couple for our health dept's new home nursing program -- they were about $78 each, and are accurate yet VERY small and handy. I honestly have no idea what the company was, but if...
    Nov 5, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Staff Carrying Pyjamas On Night Shift!!
    Our ER docs take naps when there's down time (yeah, what's that, right!). We occasionally have a little break from 3am-5am, and from like 7am-9am. I know they're tired, and most of them drive a...
    Nov 1, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. IM Injection, Hitting Bone?
    I also have never given a flu shot subq. Always IM. At the health dept we use 1" 25G needles... pinch up for smaller people, smooth out for bigger people. Like someone else said, if you stop...
    Nov 1, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Do you sign "RN' after your name OUTSIDE of the hospital?
    Same as most of the other people who responded... if I stop at the gas station or Walmart or somewhere else on my way home from work I am good for an OOPS about once a month... A Xxxx RN ...
    Nov 1, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. The role of the nurse preceptor?
    1: A preceptor should be a position that is APPLIED for. It should be a position that a staff nurse CHOSES to do because they enjoy teaching. It should NOT be a position that someone is ASSIGNED...
    Oct 30, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Can't find a job.  What job could I do in the meantime thats healthcare affiliated?
    Just a suggestion... Post your resume on hotjobs and monster. Be very honest about your experience (little or none, new grad, etc) and also honest about your eagerness to obtain full-time RN...
    Oct 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Questions for the experienced: HH start up.
    No one? No help? Please -- would love some input!
    Sep 28, '08
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  19. Questions for the experienced: HH start up.
    Lengthy post warning! We are "restarting" a home nursing program with the health dept -- I know these questions would generally fall under "public health" due to it being a health dept program, but...
    Sep 27, '08
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  20. Needle exchange program
    I had to actually look up "fidelity" and "veracity" because I wasn't sure in terms of needle exchange what those words meant or how they applied. I'm still not sure, actually. Those two words sound...
    Sep 27, '08
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  21. How does your unit do prn schedules?
    I work at 2 hospitals. Hospital #1 is a large level 2 trauma center. ED scheduling is done online via boomerang (icsboomerang.com). An ED-wide email is sent out when the next schedule is...
    Sep 24, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. I think I HATE what i'm doing...
    I feel for you... I don't know exactly what you are feeling because I didn't feel that way initially. But, once I was in, I realized I should have taken some prereq's because one semester of nursing...
    Sep 16, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. IV size
    I agree that patients need to be spared from radiation when at all possible, but do you currently work in the ED? I know that where I work, people demand an explanation for the slightest ache, and...
    Sep 16, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. IV size
    LOL. That's funny, because the nurse educator in the first ED I worked in told us that "anything smaller than an 18g is unacceptable, so anyone who needs to brush up on their IV skills needs to...
    Sep 16, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. IV size
    To avoid getting off topic, my answer to the original question: Within the EDs I've worked, the expectation is for all ED patients to have an 18g or larger. If unable to obtain access with an...
    Sep 14, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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