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  1. Triage complaints- the good, the bad, and the shocking.
    A guy who injected too much heroin. his "best brah's" dropped him off in the valet parking lot....took many pictures of him pulseless on the ground and saying "ahh naw"... CPR started, narcan...
    Jul 28, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Undiagnosed A Fib w/ RVR Medication?
    Like everyone else said.
    Apr 20, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Calcium Gluconate
    and if you dont feel comfortable mixing it, have pharmacy do it.
    Apr 20, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Calcium Gluconate
    I put it in a 250mL bag, and ran it WO....this guy did not have CHF...if they did, you can put it in a 100mL bag and run it over 10 min.
    Apr 20, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Do you ever correct people about medical stuff?
    Stomach flu is the only thing that drives me nuts....especially when one of my RN friends say it. :no:
    Jan 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. ER New Grad- ICU holds in ER - Is this a normal situation in the ER?
    ^ exactly what @meandragonbrett said
    Jan 25, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. ER New Grad- ICU holds in ER - Is this a normal situation in the ER?
    One more thing. Dont worry about getting written up. When i was new, I was written up like 3 times in the first 6 months for things that were out of my control. At first i got all offended and was...
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. ER New Grad- ICU holds in ER - Is this a normal situation in the ER?
    What is your facility policy. I have also had the horrible experience of holding an ICU patient in my ER for longer than i should have. I basically told the charge nurse, "hey, this patient is 1:1, i...
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. What's the longest er  wait time you have Even seen
    If you're waiting more than 3-4 hours, you're probably not sick, go home and come back later...or even better, go to urgent care. With that said, I've seen a wait time of 9 hours...the guy had a...
    Jan 17, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Brain Sheet
    Am I the only one out there that has no idea what a brain sheet is? I'm assuming it's some kind of organizational thing, but I've never heard that term before. Can someone be so kind to explain it...
    Jan 10, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Interviewing for ER Residency
    Remember the interview panel's names and dress NICE but not ridiculous. dont wear too much makeup... KNOW the mission, vision, values of the organization AND department. Think of a situation...
    Dec 16, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Introverted nurse+ ER nursing?
    Your "rambling" makes me think you'd be a GREAT ER nurse. I'm a lot like you. I dont go out of my way for small talk, in fact i hate it more than anything. I found that ER nursing is what i was...
    Nov 9, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Busiest Time For The ER
    Mondays, especially our Trauma Mondays are the craziest! (We share trauma with another hospital in our city every other day.) Anyway, I've never had a Monday when i wasn't fully loaded with...
    Oct 29, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. Whats your biggest pet peeve working in the ED?
    To piggy back on the wait time pet peeve... The patient's who actually WAIT for 6+ hours in the ER to be seen. Sometimes I understand why, but when someone waits for 6+ hours to be seen for an...
    Oct 28, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. New grad in the ER-How do you know if a new grad will make it?
    Attitude, willingness to take criticism (from patient's and co-workers, whether it's warranted or not), thick skin, and ALWAYS BE WILLING TO LEARN and do research... Oh, and dont be afraid to ask for...
    Oct 4, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    OMg, settle down. dont be so sensitive. Air conditioners can't cause all that. sheesh!
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    I had a patient just the other night bring a welcome mat and put it at the entrance of the room. Not even kidding.
    Sep 20, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. I feel so dumb... I got flustered - about a patient in respiratory distress
    I can't believe I'm posting about this considering I've been an ER nurse for 4 months now... but i got really scared last week and I need advice. Last week I was coming on shift and getting...
    Sep 17, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. So glad to find
    I feel like an idiot every shift. For example, I was bringing a patient to the ICU and she was the kind of patient who's O2 sats would plummet if she was taken off oxygen... anyway, while...
    Sep 16, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. New grad in ER?
    adrenaline junkie doesn't = good ER nurse. Being confident and smart..AND knowing when to ask for help makes a good ER nurse...especially as a new grad. Also, know how to effectively accept...
    Sep 15, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Worried about my nursing supplies!?
    Littmann is the only way to go. the bp cuff is great too. who cares what the classmates think. just be humble about what you have. my parents got me the same steth when i started school and i...
    Aug 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Maybe I just don't know...
    Tylenol, no. Fluids, as long as the guy didn't have a hx of CHF, yes. In my dept, we have standing orders that RN's can initiate without the docs telling us to...then they go back and sign the...
    Jul 21, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. Would EMT B help me land an er tech job?
    yes. it will help you.
    Jun 28, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    43 y/o male, bilateral knee pain. Pt is 420 lbs. Not a doc, but a 5 year old could diagnose this...anyway, here's the conversation. Patient: "nurse, why do you think this is happening. I cant...
    Jun 24, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. New grad In ED
    Without experience, 80 hours doesn't seem like much... however, they may have seen something in you that made them think you could handle it. I know in my ED, our fastrack/urgent care area has 1 RN,...
    Jun 19, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing