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  1. Lehigh Regional Medical Center
    Good point southern. Personally, I'd be happy to work at Lehigh, everything you said is absolutely correct. The other hugely monopolizing organization is just that...toxic. I've not met many people...
    Dec 20, '12
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  2. Not getting any patients assigned at end of preceptorship
    it sounds more like a legal/confidentiality issue. if your a student precepting, and not already hired preception, theres huge issue with you tip toeing around in the charts. likely your not...
    Dec 20, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Need advice please
    Go for the job you want. If you don't get it this time you'll try again later. Let them know good employees are hard to keep.
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. better way to handle the BS
    Isn't that the truth. If you can't leave yet, you have to make up some canned responses that put you in a positive light. Consider it a challenge and practice for your acting career. Always...
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Lazy techs!!!!!
    wow, it seems like its the same all over. what i dont get is why neither side is held accountable for their jobs. Management knows from all the complaints who is lazy, ie never gets the vitals...
    Nov 24, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Nursing student wanting ER
    Seriously your enthusiasm is leaping off the page. As already stated..do an excellent job during your rotation...when nurses start telling you to fill out an application you will know your right for...
    Nov 5, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Pain control via PRN narcotics
    That was something I thought as well..please order the dose as what is supplied in the ampule so I don't have to waste it...time consuming. Also, please add a frequency....and a cap...you just can't...
    Nov 5, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Considering ER but not good at starting IV's
    If you can at least get a line in the AC, you shouldn't worry about that. However, to brush up on your skills now, watch and learn. If you miss it and some on better, hang around and see what they...
    Nov 4, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Question on new grad preceptorship experience
    My first impression is that they are trying to get you out of the nest and flying on your own. It is very difficult thing to be a new grad - do you have any experience in health care hands on? You...
    Nov 4, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Cooler weather and homeless "patients"
    Well, if a pt is that booze soaked it needs an admission, sorry but etoh does kill. There are many out of the way places in the hospital at night, not just the waiting room...although its not my...
    Nov 4, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. FIRED I didn't even see it coming , Please advise
    Still, whatever it was, it would have been common courtesy to know. I sure wouldn't want to work for someone who used such a vague and pretty phoney catchphrase...there is a manager who truly...
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. TNCC applicable to Critical Care Nursing?
    An excellent course, it can be applied to any area and it will improve your critical thinking as well as help organise your assessments in ways you never imagined. As a suggestion, get the book now...
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  13. working rn in wv/ is it different?
    What do you love about working in WV? What don't you love? Is it different, how? I would love to hear some experiences about this beautiful place, those good and bad, (it can't all be perfect) but...
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: West Virginia Nursing
  14. How can we make the process of report from ER to floor better?
    In my perfect world, the admitting doctor chooses the appropriate floor for admission, and the nurse does not get blamed when they say...we don't take heparin drips on this floor....adding another...
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Checking vitals on a stranger to see if they are ok
    If you see someone who looks ill and/or in distress, don't you owe it to the human race to ask them if they are OK? Need of assistance, whether or not you are a nurse? However, once you whip out the...
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  16. Cooler weather and homeless "patients"
    So give them a blanket and let them sleep inside...better than getting them back via ems for hypothermia. Have some compassion, geez, these people have many problems.
    Oct 23, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. What exactly is the EDCU?
    Sounds like something someone made up. Ask your supervisor what it is and what your duties are to be....they will let you know, maybe even give you a written format of what's expected.
    Oct 23, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. How can we make the process of report from ER to floor better?
    IMO the call you back thing happens so much as to be considered taking advantage of. When the Med surg charge nurse takes the report immediately it goes smoothly, then you can continue your sterile...
    Oct 23, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. What is the best stethescope for an ER nurse?
    I've used littman mostly, if the tubing cracks you can send it back and they'll replace it and the earpieces and recondition it for free, hint, don't wear it around your neck and it won't crack, or...
    Oct 19, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Whats your biggest pet peeve working in the ED?
    Yeah, that is a big pet peeve...treating the patients perspective...now how am I supposed to do that....especially if that perspective is sort of irrational. Sometimes I would love admin to try it...
    Oct 11, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Can you hear me now...listening to your staff
    Sounds like you are defending yourself. But nurses recognize all those catch phrases, the more they change, the more they stay they same....such as, in these economic times. Hospitals are still a...
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing Management
  22. If a phlebotomist corrected you on order of draw, what would you do?
    Seriously, there are more than one way to draw cultures, variables being whether you are using a syringe, butterfly, what other labs need drawn and tubed first or second. The blood culture doesn't...
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Ugh, those "I'm so stupid" moments
    Sometimes those stupid moments can turn into a story where, usually in report you all can laugh until you cry, you could incorporate the head blowing off part too..lol. you did the right thing,...
    Oct 7, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. Nursing student wanting to work in ER
    Those that do should have a really good internship program
    Oct 7, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. New Graduate ER RN vs. Floor Nurse
    You need some experience before working in an er. It is not good for anyone, especially the patient, to have a new grad thrown into an emergent situation, and it will be very unpleasant for you. You...
    Oct 7, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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