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  1. Advice for ED Nurse on orientation
    I understand your rationale of watching to get a feel for things...but best advice I can give is to learn this line "What can I do to help?" Every time you're in that situation where you're...
    Jan 22, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. How to set up a trauma unit/room? and setup the policy for trauma nurse in the ER?
    I'm a Trauma Program Manager, previously an ER nurse...setting up trauma policies and protocols is a big part of what I do and would be happy to help in any way. Shands hospital (not where I work)...
    Jan 13, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Pain assessment patient scenario... Confused & need a litlte help.
    I would say something with anxiety or even depression; single mom living with pain for 2 years, trouble sleeping, not eating, warm baths help...
    Jan 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Fast Meal Ideas
    My quickest meals revolve around the rotisserie chickens from Publix...I just pair it with refrigerated mashed potatoes and a big salad...or shred it and mix with Frank's hot sauce and shredded...
    Jan 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Heeeelp!!
    Post what you've done so far or how you think you would start these problems...or specifically what you don't understand...more apt to get help if readers can see where you're coming from...otherwise...
    Sep 28, '09
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  6. How many miles/minutes do you drive to work?
    Probably less than 4 miles, about 10 minutes...
    Sep 28, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Florida FNP
    Watching friends struggle through this has actually changed my mind about going the ARNP route...one works 3 part time NP jobs as can't find a great full time one, 2 have been out of school over a...
    Sep 28, '09
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  8. one year of med surg recommendation-- your opinion?
    If you have found an area that you love, go for it! Med-surg is a good foundation, but just like any other specialty, it has its own mindset...do Med-surg if that's where you want to stay or if you...
    Sep 28, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Priority Questions
    Always go with Airway, Breathing, and Circulation to prioritize. Beyond that, in prioritizing what you can do for the patient: assessing first is always a big thing. Also, the NCLEX tends to want...
    Sep 28, '09
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  10. Where do you work?
    What type of facility do you work in? Hospital What unit? Trauma Program Manager Do you work part-time or full time? Full time What type of shifts do you work? Usually 7-3:30, but hours...
    Sep 28, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Polk Community College
    Yes, I work in Polk County...and I think a certain amount of weeding out (the TV show wannabes!) is required...
    Jul 12, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Polk Community College
    Graduated from PCC in 2001...excellent program, in my opinion graduates come out much better prepared than other local programs. Yes, a large portion don't make it past Nursing I, but you get back...
    Jul 11, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Ten reason to date a nurse:)
    Actually, we have a huge supply in our ER! (Hand them out to those Dx with STDs, etc)
    Dec 23, '08
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  14. Three things...
    The almighty patient satisfaction campaign and Press Gainey surveys... Higher ups that treat staff members differently according to who the "pets" are... Pts coming in that haven't bathed in weeks...
    Nov 20, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. dropped lung during central line
    We ALWAYS order a CXR before we can use the line...
    Nov 20, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Common Medications
    Same as above poster except Phenergan (its no longer used in the facility)... and I would add Cardizem, Levaquin, Solumedrol, Td, insulin, ASA...
    Nov 20, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. add your funny TRIAGE complaints from pts
    Had a little old lady yesterday who stated "I stopped breathing for 3 seconds last night"...um, if you are waiting 3 seconds between breaths, you are breathing 20 resps/min...??!?!?
    Nov 20, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Largest ED in the US
    I'm in FL...have 85 beds and saw 142,000 pts last year.
    Nov 20, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Giving Vitamin K IV
    I've given it IV only once or twice, when a pt was truly unstable and had critical lab values...otherwise IM or SQ.
    Nov 20, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. I am working on a case study and I need to know what a "FAST" test is!
    A FAST exam is a bedside ultrasound, typically of the abdomen, that is standard for all trauma patients.
    Oct 13, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Pt signed out AMA then died! what do you think?
    As long as you documented that all risks were explained and understood by the pattient and that he was mentally clear, you'll be fine.
    Oct 9, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Ratios? Do you have them in ER, or are they just for the floors?
    We assign our nurses to a room or block of rooms and the charge nurses places them as they come in. I think our ER is too big and spread out to self assign. We have several different areas...bear...
    Sep 30, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. ST Segment Elevation or Depression
    ST elevation is "above the line" and indicates myocardial injury. This is an acute MI (heart attack). ST depression is "below the line" and indicates myocardial ischemia. If this isn't treated,...
    Aug 28, '08
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  24. How to dodge HIPAA?
    General rules for HIPAA: Do you need to disclose/access this info to do your job? NO! Is it in the best interest of the patient? NO! Why don't you do as the previous poster suggested and...
    Aug 18, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. How to validate fired RN status?
    There has to be more to the story than this....your license just doesn't get taken away over one med error.
    Aug 18, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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