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  1. Leaving Job While on Orientation
    How about offering a 2 weeks notice when you sit down with your manager in person to quit? Tell him/her why you are quitting (work hours, family) and offer the 2 weeks as a goodwill gesture. You can...
    Sep 28, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  2. ED nursing tasks/responsibilities:
    1) Cleaning up incontinent patients with C-Diff diarrhea. A lot. Often. 2) Unhooking completely hooked up patients (to monitors and IV fluids/meds) to help them to bedside commode. Help patient back...
    Jun 30, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. What Experience is More Valuable? CNA, EMT or EKG Tech
    Emergency Departments are different throughout the country, but the Emergency Deps in our area do not hire CNAs, only IV certified EMTs. Also, our ICUs do not hire CNAs. Find out what the...
    May 23, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Blue about Code Blue
    Our providers are all really good about discussing DNRs with family members. However, the timing of these discussions is not the best when it happens in the ER, while the family is emotional and...
    May 6, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. Is it really necessary to learn to read an ekg? anyone really use it?
    Yup, your patient is not going to wait for you to whip out your phone and google Vfib as he is about to tank and needs some pads attached.
    May 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Praying in the work place
    Come on...Just one sentence prior to this you state that you "...respect other people's religious choices...," yet it is too much to ask of you to be quiet while they take a minute (or less in many...
    Apr 27, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  7. Praying in the work place
    It is offensive because it forces somebody else's lifestyle (in this case, the act of praying) on somebody who does not want this act of praying. I am a spiritual person but not religious, and I...
    Apr 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  8. WE WON! Let us know if you do.
    Down to 1 pt in a 35 bed ED. Never seen a clear board..
    Apr 22, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Difficult orientee
    Is she learning what she doesn't know at home? IF (a big if in my opinion) her attitude is a sign of insecurity and anxiety rather than disinterest then she would be studying at home to fill her...
    Apr 21, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. How much orientation time for a new grad?
    You might have classes during the day while doing orientation during night shift. You will most likely not work the night before classes, although that has happened before..
    Apr 14, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. I'm not an ER nurse.
    Maybe the ER is just not a good fit for you? Have you thought about switching to another specialty that would be less stressful?
    Apr 11, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. From the floor to the ER
    We don't have mental health nurses in our ED. We have a trauma, a med, and a psych section and all staff RNs are able/assigned to take any of these areas. Regarding the kids: always have another...
    Apr 8, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. ER Reservations and Concierge Services at Hospitals Boost Bottom Lines
    Similar initiatives have been started in my area as well for regular (not fast-track/Urgent Care type) ERs. In my opinion this is just setting everybody up for failure. Undue pressure is put on the...
    Apr 4, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. Midlife Career Change to Nursing - Advice, please
    I wouldn't recommend it. You will invest a lot of time and money into prerequisites and nursing school only to be one of the gazillions of new grad nurses looking for a few open positions. Chances...
    Mar 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  15. Any EMT Paramedic Nurses? NCLEX vs NREMT
    I found the NCLEX harder, but the NREMT gives you a good idea about the style of questions.
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. question: can you chart on a pt. being rude?
    Absolutely chart it. Like everybody else said, use objective language and quote whenever possible. Also document what you did to de-escalate the situation. If this patient ends up complaining about...
    Feb 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Adult ER or Pediatric ER?
    If you start in the adult ER you might still see peds (many ERs see both peds and adults), which offers you a wider range of experience. However, if you are absolutely sure you want to stay in peds,...
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Would you put in notice while on orientation?
    You might not be able to stay on PRN. In general, PRN nurses are expected to have enough experience to "jump right in" and do the job. I would still give proper notice and do it in person if...
    Feb 4, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. What do you think?  Honestly
    We'd love you in our psych section!;) Don't let your weight hold you back. If you can keep up, apply to the ER. Good luck!
    Feb 2, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. CPR question
    It should be AT LEAST 100 compressions per minute, like you said. The more the better, as long as the chest is allowed to recoil completely in between compressions. As long as a human is doing...
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  21. Hypoglycemic nicknames
    If you have to ask on a nursing forum to come up with "spontaneously funny nicknames" then you might want to reconsider the whole idea.
    Jan 29, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. Enlighten me about the nursing prefession. Career for me?
    As a heads-up, you might find it very DIFFICULT to be able to do humanitarian trips while working as a staff RN. Some religious-based employers might offer short 1-2 week humanitarian trips, but many...
    Jan 12, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Because nobody is a better expert in the art of nursing than...
    We are also being "re-educated" on PROPER nurse-patient relationships right now via new policies, funny little "model conversations" in our newsletters, and so on (please note that these lines are...
    Dec 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Preceptor Ping Pong
    My experience was very similar to yours regarding having a lot of different preceptors. It is not ideal by any means, but like everybody said, stick it out and learn as much as you can. On the...
    Dec 16, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. How does scheduling work for part-time staff?
    It depends on your facility. With us, you have to make your 20hours/week minimum or your missing hours to make it to this minimum will be taken from PTO time. Some of our staff work the same days...
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion