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  1. Opinions sought on Graduage Degree Please
    Hi Everyone, I found one thread on this but it's very old. Any thoughts as to which degree is most beneficial? MSN with leadership concentration, MBA, MS in Leadership or healthcare administration,...
    Mar 5, '13
    Forum: Nurse Management
  2. What do you hate seeing the MOST in the ER!?
    The difference in perspectives is funny. I work in a peds ED, so I hate having ADULT PATIENTS. Can't wait to get rid of them. Strokes, heart attacks, drug seeking, drunk...please go to the adult...
    Apr 25, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Ya mighta told me that before!
    XTRN...interesting. In peds we give Sildenafil (Viagra) to pulmonary hypertension kids. Not with Nitro, but sometimes with other cardiac drugs. And often with Aspirin. Maybe it's not an issue with...
    Oct 26, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. To all the newbie ER nurses out there...
    Ah, thanks Roy, I bet that's it! I keep meaning to read that. Must be time. Excellent example of going bad. I have to add that for kids, I like the (admittedly, less professional) term "crapping...
    Sep 26, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. To all the newbie ER nurses out there...
    Thanks for all the tips. I spent 5 years on tele and now I'm new to the ER. I've had 4 shifts off orientation and go back to work tomorrow. Here's what I've learned: The paramedics and EDTs have...
    Sep 21, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. 'cattle calls' in ER waiting room?
    We use non-sequential numbers, and people hate it. It seems to stress them out to have to carry around their number. They complain about it, and half the time they don't pay attention and I end up...
    Sep 18, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. I'm New To ER...Share some tips please?
    Hi Amy!! Thanks for the post, I am reaping your responses too. I have done peds tele for 5 years and yesterday was my 2nd night on orientation after transferring to ER (still peds, a level 1 peds...
    Aug 7, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Starting as an ER Tech, what do you nurses want from me?
    Not to worry, Afox, I've been a nurse on a tele floor for 5 years and I am switching to ER in a week. I am excited but nervous too! If you weren't nervous, I'd be worried! It's always tough to start...
    Jul 15, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Taking the leap to ER
    I did it! I officially accepted an ER job at my (pediatric) hospital and am leaving the cardiac step-down I have been working on for nearly 5 years. I am leaving my familiar, known day shift job and...
    Jun 22, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. What would YOU ask the E.R.? (interview)
    Yes please make this a sticky! My ER interview if Friday and this is a great thread.
    Jun 7, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. What is something from nursing school that has been the most beneficial to you
    In my opinion, nursing school does not prepare you to be a nurse--it prepares you to LEARN to be a nurse after you graduate. A new nurse graduate should have the skills s/he needs to learn to be a...
    May 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Questions about staffing a small peds unit
    When I first read your post and it said 2 RN's I assumed there was an LPN also! This sounds completely unsafe to me. When kids go bad they do it fast. I work on a 27 bed unit, so we don't have the...
    Jan 15, '11
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  13. Trying to get into Peds nursing but not having any luck. Tips?
    Our peds hospital won't take anyone in PACU who hasn't had PICU or CICU experience, and no one in float pool who hasn't had peds experience. Have you tried one of the floors?
    Jan 12, '11
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  14. Nurses with a few years under the belt
    My personal opinion is that there are so many different areas to work in nursing that no one should stay at one that's not a good fit. It does take a while to get adjusted. I think about a year after...
    Jan 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. What Keeps Me Coming Back
    Wow what a great post. I am 38 weeks pregnant with my 3rd and I'd be so delighted to have a nurse like you in mother/baby! And by the way, I never thought it was a cake job. It seems quite busy to...
    Jan 12, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  16. New Grad - Peds Cardiac ICU
    You guys will do great. Don't worry :)
    Aug 8, '10
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  17. Where to take an infant's pulse
    I had trouble with the fast infant HR at first. With practice you'll get better. Our practice (inpatient cardiac unit) is to count apical pulse for 1 full minute and verify pulses in all extremities...
    Aug 8, '10
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  18. I thought CF was screened for in pregnancy?
    I think the bloodwork to determine if you are a CF carrier is optional. I was offered it (and did have the test) at my infertility doctor, but I am now in my 5th pregnancy (2 miscarriages) and it has...
    Jul 1, '10
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  19. Med surg or straight to Peds?
    I agree! If you are going to have a good orientation, then go for the peds!
    Jun 22, '10
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  20. Discouraged by Nurses who hate their job
    You are right. People don't want to move because they are afraid of change. You always have the option to seek another position, there are alot of possibilities in nursing. There are GREAT jobs, I...
    Jun 4, '10
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  21. Discouraged by Nurses who hate their job
    I'm 35, and this was a second career for me. I work full time and I am pregnant with our 5th/my 3rd child. My other little ones are one and two! Among other reasons I love this job, I can work full...
    Jun 3, '10
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  22. Discouraged by Nurses who hate their job
    I love my job, and so do most of the people I work with. Find a positive floor when you graduate. If you are having trouble, try peds!
    Jun 3, '10
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. Feeding after vomiting
    An otherwise healthy baby who just had a coughing fit? When they act hungry but at least 30 mins is what I would do.
    May 26, '10
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  24. IV Sticks in a pediatric pt
    Transilluminator is a must, for me, at least. Keep it in your pyxis so no one steals it. My rule is if I don't see it, I don't stick. Start looking and see what you can find. If you don't see...
    Apr 9, '10
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  25. red flashlight use on hourly rounds
    As long as there are no suspected perfusion issues (I work on a cardiac floor). It seems like the red color would make it hard to evaluate skin tone?
    Apr 5, '10
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing

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