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  1. Struggling with ED Orientation, advice appreciated
    You're only in your 3rd week of orientation. I would put in a full year before you make a choice. It's amazing how far you come.. How you go from hating/feeling overwhelmed to loving/breezing...
    2:40 pm
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Like a scene from 'MASH'...
    From 3p on we are packed to the rafters.
    Sep 19
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. biggest challenge in ED transition
    Say it with me, all emergencies are not emergencies!! Yes it's busy. If they are breathing, have good vitals and are not in distress, don't distress yourself over it. If you have stable peeps...
    Sep 19
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Should high absenteeism be cause to be fired?
    My job has a no fault policy. Call off cuz you'd rather be drunk is no different than call off cuz your mom fell and broke her hip. I think my job is pretty generous with these days. If it...
    Sep 18
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  5. Tips 'n Tricks: Pearls the Newbies Need to Know
    Pretend everyone has AIDS. We've all heard it but quite frankly, many have no idea and other's just don't want to bother to tell you..
    Sep 13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Lining and labs/ hemolyzed specimens
    I don't use a syringe. I attach my vaccutainer directly to my fitted j-loop. The order in which you draw your rainbow can ruin your entire draw.
    Sep 10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Lining and labs/ hemolyzed specimens
    Maybe it's certain lab techs. I dont work in the lab and won't even attempt to know how things go but im willing to bet that most spin the samples and then call me to complain.. Where there's 1...
    Sep 8
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. OB ultrasound...foley or no?
    Besides, I love the radiologist report of 'ectopic cant be excluded' when that was the reason for the exam.
    Sep 6
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Discrimination Against ER Nurses?
    I always try to put myself in other's shoes. Picture yourself as a M/S nurse 10 years from now. Apply for the dream job. Find out a nurse with 2 years experience and 3 different jobs quit because...
    Sep 5
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  10. Hate med/surg is ED any different?
    But wait, here's EMS bringing your stroke and the triage nurse just pulled your abd pain out into the hallway with your acute MI. The floor can't take report, your ICU hold is tanking. I think your...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Hate med/surg is ED any different?
    It's a different kind of crazy.. Like three patients family members irate on the telephone, your pt about to do a back flip off their bed while the labs on the other line to give you a critical...
    Sep 3
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Help me understand....
    I'm puzzled why we hand out narcs to adults for a lil stubbed toe but giving a child an appropriate opiate dose seems like a crime.
    Sep 3
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. OB ultrasound...foley or no?
    My place requires foleys. They would sit on a pt till the cows came home. I don't like the practice but what can ya do.
    Sep 3
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. What is the worst mistake you've made as a nurse?
    I'll bite. When I was a baby nurse... So proud of my iv piggy I hung.. Counted those darn drips just like we learned.. Except I didn't have the tubing set up properly and wouldn't ya know, as soon...
    Aug 30
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Difference in pay between Cleveland clinic and University Hospital
    Each facility pays different wages. While you might make 2.00 or whatever more at UH, the insurance is expensive both deductions from your pay and what you pay out of pocket. Prn wages vary also....
    Aug 28
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  16. Beating a dead horse...bu seriously, when will it stop?
    Imo, let's pretend the rules were changed... I think people would just alter their cc to fit. Much like they state cp when the waiting room is full. I think it's always going to be like this and...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. Difference in pay between Cleveland clinic and University Hospital
    Uh pays better than ccf but the benefits from cc far outweigh the hourly wage at UH. This may explain why so many cc employees work at UH prn
    Aug 25
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  18. Feel like quitting
    There's probably a huge difference between pt volume also.
    Jun 2
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Assertive with your providers.
    I have not had the opportunity to work with them again. But I'm sure I will this weekend. Did I do something wrong? Depends on how you view it. I was working a pt with a PA, who obviously...
    May 28
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. I'm Tired - A Rant
    I share your frustrations
    May 23
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Who loves their job as an RN in the ED?
    I love it and I hate it. But it's one of those things where it's almost an addiction. I can't imagine being a floor nurse..ever. When I speak with friends who work ed and they say they love it,...
    May 19
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. Drug Seekers
    When someone asks tell me your drug seeker stories, I almost feel like they want to know fresh ideas. I find humor in just about everything.. But drug seeking is not one of them.. But that's me....
    May 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
    I always scratch my head when 'providers' come here to inquire how nurses treat diagnosis.. No offense
    May 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. IV sites for Abd CT
    That's how it is at my place. Think of it this way.. Veins in your hand are smaller.. The iv contrast is high pressure. What happens when an iv infiltrates with radioactive dye? We have...
    May 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. Drug Seekers
    People tell me that they don't need ER for meds cuz they can get whatever they want on the street.. But some punch brick walls, fall down stairs, rebreak bones ect Drug seeker stories aren't...
    May 15
    Forum: Emergency Nursing