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  1. Reality Bites...
    I think that once you've been identified as having a "negative attitude", it can be difficult to dig yourself out of that hole. You may have dodged a bullet by not getting into a leadership...
    1:11 am
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. My impressions on the ER so far
    Yes. True. We can't just turn on the "closed" sign, although that doesn't stop me from daydreaming about it sometimes. The teamwork in my ER is really excellent. It is a far cry from the...
    12:32 am
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. My impressions on the ER so far
    Welcome to the dark side, muahahahahaaaaa!!!!!!!!
    Apr 18
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Satisfaction scores
    I think when it comes to patient satisfaction, communication is really the key. Establishing rapport immediately is crucial. It's true that you can start off on the wrong foot with a patient...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. That person
    I don't announce it. I haven't ever felt the need to.
    Apr 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Doctor's attitude towards nurses
    I agree with both of the above. I might also add, have you tried going out of your way to be friendly toward her? Like greet her with a cheerful "Hello, Dr. X, how are you today?" when you see her,...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. What if
    Freelance photographer taking pics for travel agencies.
    Apr 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. meditech 6.0
    I despise Meditech. It is totally unintuitive and clunky. Everything takes so much longer because I'm trying to figure out where/how to do things. I can't wait until it's gone.
    Apr 16
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Marfan Syndrome Pt on Heparin Drip
    Heparin is an anticoagulant and has nothing to do with cardiac workload. As mentioned above, anticoagulant use in people with Marfan Syndrome should be avoided due to risk of aortic dissection. ...
    Apr 9
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  10. How is your schedule set?
    I am per diem. I work when I want and I don't work when I don't want.
    Apr 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Guns and Wepons
    Small community hospital = no metal detector, one security officer for the entire campus, who I rarely see. The only thing separating us from the lobby is a glass window and a locked door, which...
    Apr 8
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Paramedic to RN
    In my state, paramedics can only practice as paramedics under the supervision of a state licensed EMS Supervising Physician, in the prehospital setting. When working in the hospital, paramedics are...
    Apr 7
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Prioritizing infusions
    Okay, then if the process for obtaining the platelets is as cumbersome as you described, I would hang the vanco first, while then starting the process of obtaining the platelets. This would be far...
    Apr 7
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  14. To those who like their nursing job....
    I love my job. I work in a small community ER. We have no techs or CNAs, and only one doctor at a time. We enjoy great teamwork and really nice patients who are frequently expressing their...
    Apr 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. What do you think of fibromyalgia?
    Yoga is wonderful! I'd recommend it to anyone.
    Apr 7
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  16. Floor Nursing
    I worked inpatient tele/post-interventional cardiac for a couple of years. I enjoyed my work, but hated my job, if that makes any sense.
    Apr 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Paramedic to RN
    As an ER RN, I have tremendous respect for what Paramedics bring to the table. It's true that I have little understanding of the challenges faced by Paramedics day in and day out, but in my mind,...
    Apr 7
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Prioritizing infusions
    Did you already have the Vanco? If so, I would hang that first since you already have it in hand, then while it's running, work on the computer entry/paperwork/faxing/etc. for the platelets so they...
    Apr 6
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  19. What do you think of fibromyalgia?
    Regardless of your personal experience (and keep in mind there are *always* outliers, or exceptions to the rule), there does exist a strong link between PTSD and Fibromyalgia Syndrome. Whether it is...
    Apr 6
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  20. What do you think of fibromyalgia?
    I think fibromyalgia has a strong psychological component- it has been linked to PTSD, and emotional trauma is a risk factor for developing FMS. Unfortunately, I think a lot of people hear that and...
    Apr 6
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  21. How Does Your Hospital Decide Who is Called Off for Low Census?
    OP, why don't you check with the National Labor Relations Board? While I can't give you legal advice, the situation you described doesn't sound like something that would be allowed under law. I...
    Apr 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. I can't do this anymore
    Well clearly, you are a much better human being than the OP, Rivalicious. You are a much better human being than I. I have had all of those thoughts and feelings described by the OP, and yet I am...
    Apr 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. I can't do this anymore
    I could not disagree with this more. As an RN who has worked telemetry, I can completely relate to what the OP is saying. I agree with the others who advise you to get some counseling to help...
    Apr 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Patient Families
    I started a thread of the same nature a while back, and received a lot of flack about it. But yes, I agree that most people aren't as hard to stick as they tell me they are. I hate when the family...
    Apr 3
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. Germ phobia strikes even people who should know better
    I think it is far more complex than simply being exposed to a wide variety of microbes=getting sick less often. I do think the Hygiene Hypothesis has merit, but there are a lot of confounding...
    Apr 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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