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  1. Fine line between 'education' and "preachiness"
    You did your job, carry on. Tough love. Its easier not to say anything but they need to hear it. Granted there are definately ways you can buffer the blow... body language, phrasing, and instead...
    Mar 23, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. I want to be an ER nurse...... help
    I was you a couple years ago. Tele experience, some travel nursing, wanted to get into ER. I just put in applications to ER positions, some of them don't specify that it has to be "ER" experience....
    Mar 23, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. My Aching Feet
    Here's another vote for TED hose! Or compression socks...whatever you wanna call em. They do wonders!
    Mar 10, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. need tips for easier NG placement
    Man, people wanna make the tube more rigid??!!? That was new to me!! The tube already holds its shape easily! Well except for those baby NG tubes, I've started IVs in adults a larger size than...
    Feb 26, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. do you usually KNOW (sense), after an interview if you got the job?
    Short answer: yes Long answer: I've been thru 6 interviews in 3 and a half years but 5 of those were for travel nurse positions which are a different in ways but similar in many others... However...
    Jan 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. do you usually KNOW (sense), after an interview if you got the job?
    Short answer: yes Long answer: I've been thru 6 interviews in 3 and a half years but 5 of those were for travel nurse positions which are a different in ways but similar in many others... However...
    Jan 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Kid fell off bike: what would you anticipate?
    #1 all the way Many studies suggest the increase in thyroid cancer could be partly due to pediatricians’ increased use of CT-scans. If it were my asymptomatic kid, theres no way in heck I'd let...
    Nov 8, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Should the H1N1 Vaccine be mandatory for Healthcare Professionals?
    No. It should not be mandatory. As far as pple who are comparing this to other vaccinations, we are not talking about those vaccinations, we are talking about this brand-spankin-new H1N1 vaccine.
    Nov 7, '09
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  9. common situations encountered in emergency room
    I recommend buying some books about ER nursing. Your questions are very broad and are the same ones I had when making the transition into the ER setting. Its good to want to be prepared, theres just...
    Nov 7, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. ER vs Med/surg- someone wanna clue me in?
    Oh, and one thing thats annoying about working the floors after working ER... You know all that little stuff that you're allowed to blow off cuz...well... its the ER and your prioritization...
    Nov 7, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. ER vs Med/surg- someone wanna clue me in?
    You'll be fine. Totally do-able. Especially if your ER is anything like mine and backed up with inpatients waiting on beds and you BECOME an inpatient nurse in the ER setting.
    Nov 7, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. What made you decide to do ER Nursing?
    Yes some ERs hire new grads Yes in your case (though not all cases) I'd personally recommend some floor experience first (for debates on whether floor experience is necessary, see other threads...
    Nov 7, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Peritoneal Lavage
    And just to add, I just wanna make sure you understand it right. Don't worry if you haven't done everything on those checklists. Its not a "checklist" in the sense of "you must have completed all...
    Aug 28, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. How often do you draw Troponins at your hospital?
    Q 6-8 hrs x 3 sets Wish I could be more specific on the "6-8" part but that really can vary from doc to doc. I wanna say I've seen it Q8 more often than 6 though.
    Aug 28, '09
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  15. How often do you get sick?
    Interesting, just about everyone has said they rarely get sick. Wonder if there is any correlation between our jobs and our super-immunity! I too haven't been sick since.... nursing school, where...
    Jul 26, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Transporting patients to radiology
    That cracks me up, so basically your radiology department doesn't want you to transport actual SICK patients to them. Just the healthy ones that don't need monitors, drips, and can sit up in a...
    Jul 21, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. Does God Make Mistakes?
    Beautiful story! Powerful message.No, God does not make mistakes, EVERY life is a precious gift and serves a unique individual purpose that God put them on this earth for, however short a time it may...
    Jul 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Why More Doctors Should Use NPs and PAs and Why They Don't
    Just to add, FYI for misswoosie: Although you're paying the same price as you would for a doctor, a big advantage is that you can usually get an appointment with a NP/PA WAY sooner than it would take...
    Jul 16, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  19. How fast do you push metopropolol
    1mg/min is an easy rule of thumb to go by
    Jul 13, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. How do you handle bad odors in a clinic setting?
    Our unit used that peppermint oil stuff that really just makes whatever the smell was a MINTY-worst-smell-of-your-life...doesn't really "mask" it very well, just adds another element.... ...
    Jul 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. How do you handle bad odors in a clinic setting?
    oops...double-entered a post... so here's editing it out since I can't delete it..... :dance:
    Jul 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. What are the pros/cons of travel nursing?
    All that talking and I didn't even answer your questions... 1. Travelling is fairly popular among those who have few enough obligations to be able to do it. 2. See above 3. BSN/ADN whatever,...
    Jul 9, '09
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  23. What are the pros/cons of travel nursing?
    It's a bit more difficult to get assignments now than it was before "The Recession!" (so sick of this "recession"..) Let me rephrase that, you can't be as PICKY as before. When I started a year ago...
    Jul 9, '09
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  24. Did you have any other options?
    Wow. I was seriously just thinking about this.. maybe i worked too much OT this week and am getting a little burned out but yeah... i've thought a LOT about this actually... *sigh* elementary...
    Jun 7, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Get critical care experience before working ER?
    Wait... so which ICU specialty do you think would best prepare one for ER? MICU? SICU? TICU? CVICU?.....
    May 31, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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