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  1. Help! I look young!
    It's also a sad day when the BSN that I worked so hard for is not valued because the patients that I care for have no confidence in me when they first meet me. But yes, I agree I should not let any...
    Mar 30
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  2. Help! I look young!
    Thank you. I will definitely try that. I think I slouch a lot too I've noticed so maybe I can try standing straight, might make me look a little taller :)
    Mar 29
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  3. Help! I look young!
    I actually don't use social media (fb, Instagram etc.) I rarely even use all nurses. And no I'm not fishing for compliments, just wanted to vent after a very busy and tough shift and the doctor...
    Mar 29
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  4. I miss trauma..sigh
    I went from a prestigious level 1 trauma center to a small ED, I had to relocate to a whole new city. My new job is not a trauma center so I deal with a lot of abdominal pains, headaches, chest...
    Mar 29
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Help! I look young!
    I guess I should be happy but I can't help but feel like looking younger than your age can be a disadvantage sometime. I've been a nurse for quite some time now and most people still ask me when I'm...
    Mar 29
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  6. Kaiser Nurses
    Hello all nurses, I've posted at another thread and I think I should've posted it here instead. Anyways, I've landed a Kaiser job in their ER. Any pros and cons or tips for a new hire like me?...
    Aug 2, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  7. IM Ketamine policy
    At OP, I will have to look at my hospital's policy for this and hopefully can have an answer for you
    Nov 22, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. IM Ketamine policy
    I have never given IM Ketamine but I have given it IV. Adverse effects include hypotension and respiratory depression so I personally would ask the provider if he/she would like it to be IV so that...
    Nov 22, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. NS ED Preceptorship
    Fast Facts for the ER nurse by Jennifer Buettner. I got it from Amazon and it was fairly inexpensive. The book is designed for new grads. Very easy to read, short and to the point. I found this book...
    Nov 22, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. No teamwork in ED
    I thought my life was complete when I started a new job at a new ED which I thought was my dream hospital to work. Everyone is so nice but there is no teamwork! At my previous job, we had amazing...
    Nov 21, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Holding admitted patients in the ED
    I consider myself a compassionate nurse, I really do enjoy taking care or patients. I'm just having a hard time managing my time with the routine things on top on dealing with things that need to be...
    Nov 20, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Being an ER Nurse, is it worth it?
    I started in the ED as a new grad and I absolutely loved it. Everyone I worked with was so nice and helpful and they trained me the "ER way." I was the same as you, I was actually anxious of...
    Nov 20, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Holding admitted patients in the ED
    How do you feel about it? I just started at a new ED. I feel like I am not practicing ED nursing anymore since the patient is admitted. I feel like a Med Surg/Tele/ICU nurse. It can be a bit...
    Nov 20, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. Immediate emergency ?
    Widespread bloodstream infection, sepsis, is an emergency. I have seen patients crash because they've become so hypotensive. They usually get a central line placed so that we can infuse dopamine or...
    Nov 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. New Nurse at a Level I Trauma Center
    Thank you for the replies! I worked today and I must say it was a much better day. I saw teamwork although it could be better. But I figured maybe I can be the "catalyst" to improve the teamwork :)
    Nov 15, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. New Nurse at a Level I Trauma Center
    Hello AN! I have recently accepted a position at a very busy Level I Trauma Center. I was so happy to have landed this job. I have a couple of years experience in ER nursing, this is where I...
    Nov 9, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. How old were you when you started nursing school?
    I was 19 when I started nursing school. I was 22 when I received my BSN and got my RN license.
    Oct 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. What are your pet peeves?
    How about people who their chief complaint as "sick." I think to myself, "no?..really?"
    Oct 13, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. What helped you in your first year / semester of nursing school?
    - focus, remember that you are here to learn so that you may use the knowledge and skills to save lives someday - study groups are very helpful! - make sure your professor knows you by going to...
    May 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. HELP! GCS/RTS of intubated patients!
    Hello all, Last night was a terrible night and we had a really bad trauma involving MVC with ejection. GCS of < 10. He was intubated immediately upon arrival so now my question is how do I...
    May 6, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. What's the inside scoop?
    In the ED, we do a lot of anticipation with the care we provide. For example: in my ED, abdominal pain is always going to need UA dipstick and micro, saline lock, CBC, CMP, amylase/lipase profile,...
    Apr 24, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. IVs/blood draws
    You're not alone! The youngest pedi pt I had that I put an IV in was probably 10 months old. I try to avoid sticking them because I really don't look forward to the crying and the anxious parents who...
    Apr 24, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  23. Prioritization question - need help with rationale
    Blood type. Rationale - to give type specific blood if the patient needs transfusion since he is bleeding. Blood alcohol level doesn't really help much, tdap can wait, date and time of last voiding...
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  24. prioritizing in the ER
    That workload just does not seem safe. If I'm being honest and if it were me, I'd run for the hills! I'm sorry but that's just how I feel. I usually get 3-4 patients max! And if I have a one to...
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. 1 year mark in the ED and need resume help
    Thank you all for the great input and tips! I have been recognized by family members for service excellence so I am definitely going to mention that. And I agree, I will only move back if I have a...
    Jan 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help


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