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  1. Common ER abbreviations for charting
    D/C- Discharged ERP- Emergency Room Physician CAMS-CandyAssManSyndrome (We say but never chart it!) CP-Chest Pain CBA-Clear Bilateral Auscultation GAEBL-Good Air Entry Bi-Laterally...
    Sep 7, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Pharmacy Techs in ED
    We have pharm techs in our department and have for a while now. Our techs do medication recs once the patient is placed in a room. It has really assisted in getting appropriate med lists, as they...
    Aug 9, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Treat for staff on my first night of work? Opinions please?!
    Food......the one thing no ER nurse will refuse!:)
    Aug 3, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. transitioning from floor nurse to ER
    I moved to the ER almost 3 years ago with a background in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Urology. (And before that had worked Neuro and Rehab nursing). I found the transition was overwhelming at...
    Aug 3, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Nurse/Patient ratio in the ED?
    It completely depends on the environment you are working. My ED is broken into 4 parts, fasttrack where the ratio is 1:9, Acute where the ratio is 1:4-5, and Critical/Trauma area has a 1:2 ratio. ...
    Aug 1, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Is Med/Surge considered acute care?
    In my area we are in a nursing home shortage, so half of our acute care beds are being taken by LTC patients...so unfortunately when you work Med-surg, It turns out to be a bunch of seniors awaiting...
    Jul 16, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  7. Verbal Abuse...I Gave What I Got...
    You are not alone! Sometimes you just need to hand it back...then fill out an incident report to cover your own ass!:)
    Jul 16, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. What do you use for triage competency?
    In Canada we use the Canadian Triage & Acuity Scale (CTAS). All RN's who work in emerg are trained in the CTAS course to triage appropriately. We also need ACLS before we can work Triage. At my...
    Jun 27, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Nurses taking patient's off backboards without doctor clearnce?
    We are working on that at my trauma center, more so because our medics have rediculous protocols. Anyone with fall or mvc below the age of 5 or above the age of 65 automatically comes in boarded and...
    Jun 19, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Vent: "I should warn you, I'm a tough stick..."
    Unless its an IV drug user telling you "I am a tough stick"....I don't believe it!LOL
    Jun 10, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Calling Code Blue in ED
    I don't know about any of you, but at my hospital if a code blue is called, so many people arrive that it can spin someones head. We run our own codes in emerg, and it runs smoother then any floor...
    Jun 10, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Ruptured Appendix
    I have only been an emerg nurse for a few years but my previous back ground is Gen Surg. And I have seen the wait and see approach to a ruptured appy many times. There is obviously certain criteria...
    Jun 10, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. ER meds
    Emerg drugs are scary, because we deal with everything from pain and nausea meds to antibiotics and PALS/ACLS Drugs. See if your facility has a parenteral drug therapy manual. We have one and it is...
    Jun 2, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. Vent: "I should warn you, I'm a tough stick..."
    Does your hospital not have policy for venipuncture?? We are only allowd 2 attempts per RN unless its an arrest/emergency situation and then we pull out the old IO to get things going until we can...
    May 19, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Paramedic Students
    We have several nurses in our department who preceptor Medic Students. It gives them an eye opener of what goes on once they drop the patient off. As their clinical rotations, they do several shifts...
    May 9, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Great moments in bad judgement
    Good old smoking cigarettes with the home O2 cranked at 6lmp via Nasal Prongs....KABOOM! (((And they didn't learn the first time, because it happened again)))
    May 9, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. Scrubs in the Emergency Department
    We can basically wear whatever we want. T-Shirts or scrub tops. And some of our Male Nurses wear Cargo pants.
    Apr 23, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Help! I am failing orientation.
    The ED is a hard place for any nurse to go. The style of nursing is completely different. You need to be able to prioritize, recognize problems, emergencies and acuity. Some new RN's have trouble...
    Apr 23, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. ED Diversion
    Diversions are really hard. I work in a city where there is a level 4 center that is open until 11 pm. It will see almost anything that can be seen, and sent....but people are afraid of waiting!!!!...
    Apr 23, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Are there doctors on duty in the ER?
    Last week I am pretty sure my whole city had DIARRHEA/VOMITING, and ofcourse INEFFECTIVE COPING! And everyone of them came to emerg! I must have triaged 80 people with the runs in a 8 hr triage...
    Apr 17, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. What do you hate seeing the MOST in the ER!?
    What is the thing that you hate seeing in the Emergency Room? Is it kids, traumas, lost causes, frequent flyers or........... What gives you heebeejeebies, Creeps, Chills, gags. Tears, bad taste in...
    Apr 16, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. Advice - I'll need a meal tray too
    I tell them we are instructed to keep them NPO until a physician order along with all disgnostic results are reviewed. If they are diabetic, we will monitor their sugars....and if they are really...
    Apr 16, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. Nurse practitioner in EM/ER
    We have 2 NP's who work at our trauma center, and the implementation of them has been a marvelous asset to our hospital. They see the levels 3-5 within their scope. It works great, and makes for...
    Mar 24, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. You know its a seeker when . . .
    They present with _____ pain, and you go to get them an order for something and this is what the allergy list looks like....HINT #1 TORODOL FENTANYL MORPHINE ADVIL TYLENOL CODEINE TALWIN...
    Mar 24, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. Differences between Vapotherm and CPAP/BIPAP
    I love the gardenhose explaination!!!
    Feb 15, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal


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