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  1. The single best piece of advice you've gotten/gave
    Suck it up, learn what it is the profs want to hear, and tow the party line. While yes, there is alot of good stuff you need to learn in nursing school, the key is realizing that a huge chunk of...
    Jan 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Trauma Nurse
    In my hospital, the trauma bay is staffed by the general ER nurses. The float nurses in the ER float into the trauma room when there is a trauma, and if it is a particularly crazy or busy trauma (or...
    May 4, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. TKO IV question
    Everyone always has a different number. Usually something less than 50 ml/hr. Common rates I've heard people state/defend: 10ml/hr, 30ml/hr, 35ml/hr I have never heard of any solid...
    Mar 9, '09
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  4. What do you want O.R. nurses to do during a trauma alert?
    In our hosital, the OR was notified when a bad trauma was suspected (not all trauma cases) OR nurses NEVER came up to the trauma room. Occassionally trauma patients were in the operating room...
    Mar 5, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. TNCC or not
    The course was required by my dept (and probably every other ER), so I took it. I was genuinely looking forward to the course, and having looked at the text and content that the course was supposed...
    Feb 3, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Top 10 Meds Used In The ER
    From my own personal practice: 1. Tylenol 2. Gravol (Canadian anti-emetic/anti-nauseant) 3. Ancef 4. Dopamine 5. Ceftriaxone 6. Fentanyl 7. Versed 8. Morphine 9. Ativan
    Feb 3, '09
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  7. Learning materials for ED
    http://www.icufaqs.org/ ICU material, but a great review for ER nursing.
    Jan 21, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Dysrhythmias
    Like daytonite said: 1. Learn the basic electrical pathway of the heart, and how a NORMAL heart rhythm travels. Learn NORMAL SINUS RHYTHM. 2. Learn your sinus rhythms, normal sinus, sinus brady,...
    Jan 21, '09
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  9. trauma nursing courses in ontario
    Hmmmmmmm, try calling or emailing the trauma centres near you. Specifically, you want to speak to the ER nursing educator at that hospital. They would be able to point you in the right direction.
    Jan 20, '09
    Forum: International Nursing
  10. skirts required for community health clinical???
    Psych and community clinical we had to wear business casual attire. No specific colours or specifics. Profs were insistent that we were NOT to wear scrubs, jeans, running shoes, shorts, or short...
    Jan 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Things you'd like the ER to Know
    As an emerg nurse I desperately wanted more education on: - How exactly patients are supposed to be weaned (I had no idea what the RT was doing when they said they were weaning) - Hemodynamic...
    Jan 20, '09
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  12. Question about CAD
    Your assessment of the patient, may effect which health issue to tackle first. The patient may be very interested in losing weight and eating healthy, but have no interest in hearing about quitting...
    Jan 20, '09
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  13. Newbie Question: Blood Pressure...?
    I've ALWAYS been taught that it goes by what you hear. Sometimes if you can't hear where at first, you watch the needle for some indication of where you SHOULD be hearing the sound, then listen...
    Jan 20, '09
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  14. ER Nsg Neuro Assessment
    I've been second guessing my neuro exams on ER patients, and am now wondering what kind of neuro exam others do on a patient presenting with neuro symptoms? Confusion, dizzyness, balance issues,...
    Jan 8, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Any ER nurse that has an idea for a research paper in the ER?
    Standard Rule is an ECG within 10 minutes of arrival for any chest pain or cardiac symptoms. Maybe researching the barriers to staff obtaining an ECG within 10 minutes. Can look into training...
    Dec 11, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Cath Lab Nursing Help
    Actually, the assignment has several parts. Initially I was looking for info for one section, then started looking for info on other sections. Thankyou for the search word suggestions.....I will...
    Nov 24, '08
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  17. Cath Lab Nursing Help
    Thankyou very much for that suggestion! I'll look for articles from there!
    Nov 24, '08
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  18. Cath Lab Nursing Help
    Ok, I've tried several database searches including CINAHL, but have only come up with about three articles so far. I found three about the patient's perspective, and the nurses role in decreasing...
    Nov 19, '08
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  19. Cath Lab Nursing Help
    I'm doing an assignment for a post-grad RN course, specific to cardiac nursing. I followed a patient through the cath lab and into CCU, and now have to write a case study about it. One criteria...
    Nov 16, '08
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  20. Ever been shocked during a code?
    We were doing a code in the simulation lab with a dummy on the table who you actually shock with a real defib. We were going through the code, leader called clear and we all stepped back. Just as...
    Oct 24, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. about to become a fearless leader...
    I agree with you, and while thats all well & good, thats not always the best option. I know in my department, so many new people have been hired over the past few years that the senior staff have...
    Oct 14, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. critical care course at humber college
    Not all of the courses are offered, look at their website for neuro & resp courses. Plus, i haven't gotten a good response from the college about when they plan to offer these courses next. I've...
    Oct 7, '08
    Forum: International Nursing
  23. 130 miles/2 hours 15 minutes each way to work?
    I would go to a local college/university and look for student rooms for rent in the area....try even craigslist or other similar boards. Even just to have a small room in a house nearby, with a...
    Oct 5, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. October CRNE Toronto
    TTC Route Map: http://www3.ttc.ca/images/fixedImages/TTCRideGuide_5.pdf Looks like you could take the subway to eglinton, then bus 54 or 34 to Eglinton/Leslie.....although you might want to take...
    Sep 30, '08
    Forum: International Nursing
  25. October CRNE Toronto
    There are multiple Toronto exam sites I believe, with many more in the Toronto Area. Do you know which site exactly? I believe the big one was the Metro Toronto Convention Center, is that where you...
    Sep 29, '08
    Forum: International Nursing


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