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  1. Felt pretty proud of myself!
    NICE WORK!!! :-) You can be so proud of your fast action!!! Well done and keep up the good work!
    Nov 29
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Please Help me!
    YES! Low back pain is a huge one that we see in the ER. I agree with NickiLaughs, it is definitely not as interesting of a pathophysiology, but I have had 2 patients recently with cauda equina...
    Nov 29
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Please Help me!
    I would definitely get a good baseline understanding of the pathophysiology of CHF. CHF is one of the most common reasons for hospital admissions in older adults. Here is an excellent list of common...
    Nov 29
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Are you a new informatics nurse?
    One question I have for those who are already working in Nursing Informatics: Do you use process design methods such as Six Sigma and Lean? In what ways have you used those methodologies? I would...
    Nov 29
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  5. Informatics and Nurse Practitioners
    I am beginning a program in Informatics next month. I am excited! I have a background in web administration prior to becoming a nurse. Do you find that your role in informatics is more analytical...
    Nov 29
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  6. EHR software
    My hospital uses Cerner. In the ER we use FirstNet. Here is a pie chart of most commonly used EMR software solutions: The Top 20 Most Popular EMR Software Solutions | Capterra. Cerner has its...
    Nov 5
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  7. Are you a new informatics nurse?
    Hello! I am an RN with a background in IT. I will have 3 years of nursing experience in June 2015. Also I am beginning the MSN Informatics program with Grand Canyon University in December of this...
    Oct 24
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  8. Infection control practitioner
    Hi Rose - I am also interested in working as an Infection Preventionist and to receive a degree in epidemiology and biostatistics. I feel like Infection Prevention may be a good move for me! I am...
    Aug 2
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  9. ER nurse to FNP
    Hello eCCU! Yes, I have been looking into the differences between FNP and ACNP. My concern with ACNP is that I will still end up with nights/weekends/holidays. I definitely do NOT want to be in the...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. ER nurse to FNP
    To clarify, when I apply for an IMC job, it is listed as RN II, when I apply for ER or ICU, it is listed as RN III. When I build my resume, I want it to show an upward trajectory, moving in the...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. ER nurse to FNP
    Hello! I am beginning coursework and pre-requisites to become an FNP. I have been an ER nurse for 2 years, and I feel it is time to dive more deeply into learning! I would like to switch units to ICU...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. NP or MHA?
    Thank you for all of the replies! My gut tells me that I would like to be a part of the business and/or patient satisfaction side of things. For example, there is a job at my hospital called,...
    Feb 26
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  13. NP or MHA?
    Hello! I need career guidance. I am looking at continuing my education and would like to enter either an MHA program for Masters of Health Administration, or become a Nurse Practitioner. I don't even...
    Feb 19
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  14. Nursing Interventions for drug seekers in the ED
    I found an excellent article regarding drug-seeking behaviors and super users in the emergency department written by Studer Group coaches. Run a google search on "Managing drug-seeking behaviors and...
    Feb 19
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Patient Experience, patient centered care
    Hello! I am an ER Nurse in Arizona and I have just completed my BSN. I am very excited about new opportunities that will open for me as a brand-new BSN. I have been an RN for about 3 years. I would...
    Feb 10
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  16. hypoglycemia - D10W, peripheral line
    Hello! I am a nurse with just under 2 years of experience in the ER. Yesterday, I had a patient with a hypoglycemic episode. He kept crashing over and over - and I kept giving him D50 IV. Initially,...
    Jan 20
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. Tasks that are left for the floor
    thank you very much for the thoughtful replies!!! I had all 4 of my patients admitted and no transport (and I had to go get all of their tele's) ... so I was in a bind. But I made it through! And I...
    Aug 16, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Tasks that are left for the floor
    As an ER nurse, how do you determine which tasks you leave for the floor nurse? Yesterday I was ABSOLUTELY swamped. I am a new nurse in the ER (1 year of experience). Lately, as I have posted in...
    Aug 15, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. GIVING REPORT!!!!!
    Yesterday at work ... I admitted 3 patients - and I gave 3 WONDERFUL reports :-) The nurses who received the reports were wonderful :-) THANK GOODNESS! I definitely needed a break from crabby...
    Aug 15, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. GIVING REPORT!!!!!
    I am really trying to pay attention to what I am saying in report and how it is received. ANOTHER BAD ONE last night! It's like I can just plan on my report being crappy :-( I feel like the nurses on...
    Aug 13, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. New nurses in the ER
    What a kind, encouraging post :-) I am a little over 1 year into my nursing career and I started out in the ER. I have felt VERY overwhelmed, much of the time. I have questioned my decision to go...
    Aug 13, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. GIVING REPORT!!!!!
    Thank you for all of the replies. I appreciate the discussion. In which part of SBAR do you include medication administration?
    Aug 11, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. GIVING REPORT!!!!!
    In the interest of trying to give better report, I would like to intentionally adopt the SBAR format. I am going to make every effort to give report in SBAR. In light of this, where do I put...
    Aug 11, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. GIVING REPORT!!!!!
    YES - that is exactly the THING - it's the questioning in the middle of the report that drives me nuts - and then I have to skip around the chart to get everything answered!!! OH m'gosh :-) Well,...
    Aug 10, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. GIVING REPORT!!!!!
    I have been feeling an increasing level of frustration lately with regards to giving reports to the floor, be it ICU, med-surg, or OB. Yesterday I had one intubated patient who I had just finished...
    Aug 9, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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