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  1. Good, bad, ugly
    Hello to all, I'm in the research phase, but looking for another specialty. I've always been fascinated by dialysis and I am hoping some of you seasoned Dialysis nurses can share some of what you...
    Oct 14, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  2. New to CM--question about scope
    Those were my exact concerns. Thanks for confirming that I'm not being unreasonable. My background is in ER and Occupational Nursing, and I've always had a Dr. that can give me orders or had...
    Aug 7, '11
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  3. New to CM--question about scope
    Hi, I'm new to CM nursing, and this may be a stupid question, but I'm hoping some of you can help clear this up for me. I work as a w/c Nurse Case Manager, and my Claims Adjuster (who sees herself as...
    Aug 2, '11
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  4. Funny dreams about your job as a nurse
    I once dreamed that I fell while going down the steps into my laundry room at home. My dream was very vivid (and a little graphic). I remember hearing and feeling my humerus snap and the only thing...
    Oct 3, '09
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  5. Funniest real orders you have seen in a chart?
    I would guess it has something to do with "Survival of the fittest?"
    Aug 30, '09
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  6. Funny things that pts say
    I was working in the ER and had a guy in his late 60's who had dislocated his hip. We had medicated him with Valium and he was in less pain, but a little "tipsy." Before leaving the room, I...
    Aug 29, '09
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  7. Learning thread (ER medicine)
    I've also seen orders for continuous Albuterol nebs to lower K+. Used Kayexolate, the insulin/dextrose/calcium chloride combo, and continuous albuterol nebs on a pt. with a K+ of 8.2. Seemed to...
    Jul 1, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. pregnant with large fibroid?
    Anybody have an experience with pregnancies when the patient has a large fibroid? I just found out that I am pregnant, and at first it was thought that I had a molar, but it was confirmed on US that...
    Feb 19, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. ER Nurse is Being a JERK to EMS...
    Well, I am personally happy to see that so many of you are outraged at this. I was (and still am) a Paramedic while I was going through nursing school. I can't count the number of times I was...
    Dec 7, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. I need help!
    Hi! I'm new to this board. I am moving later this month and my first job in the new area will be traveling. Everything was all set for our new house until the underwriters started questioning...
    Jun 19, '08
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  11. Disturbance During Lunch/Break
    Amen to all! Patients seem to think that since we're nurses, we "owe" them something. Not sure why, but that's really how I perceive it. We've actually had patients break into a code and state...
    Mar 28, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. North Arkansas Regional Medical Center?
    Hi, everyone! I'm a nurse in South Texas right now, but my husband and I are planning a move to SW Missouri in the next couple of months, and I'm looking into jobs. I have ER experience, but I'm...
    Mar 28, '08
    Forum: Arkansas Nursing
  13. Medic pay tops $130000 year, fine with me!
    Honestly, the base rate for medics is usually so low that if overtime is not available, many just pick up another job and still end up working 60-80 hours a week if not more. It doesn't pay as well...
    Feb 9, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. what the HECK is PBDS?
    I have to agree with all ya'll. PBDS stinks. I had to take it about 2 weeks after I graduated, and didn't really know what it was all about at the time. I completely agree that it's insulting. ...
    Jan 13, '08
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  15. SW Missouri?
    I am an ER nurse, and my husband and I are considering a move to the Branson/Springfield area and I've been thinking about doing travel nursing at least for a while after we get there to get a feel...
    Jan 7, '08
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  16. Roll Call - Introduce Yourselves, Texans!
    OK, here's me: Born and raised in South Texas, graduated as a Paramedic in 2001, and as a nurse in Feb. 07. Working in the ER now, but starting to peek around and see what else is out there. ...
    Dec 13, '07
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  17. What Patients do to make you mad!
    I hate when patients walk through the ER door asking, "when do you serve dinner around here?" They drove by a ton of restaurants on the way here, but of course, they want something for free.
    Dec 12, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. How do you, on a Med-Surg floor, get report from the ED?
    I work in the ER and we use a sheet that has blanks for diagnosis, admitting dr, recent vitals, diet, pending labs, wounds, pending procedures, and room to write a little extra if needed. We...
    Dec 12, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Got any funny acronyms at your ER???
    How about FMPS--"Fluff My Pillow Syndrome" for all those wackos who ring the call bell every 30 seconds for bull&%$#!
    Dec 3, '07
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Family present during code of patient
    I recently took both TNCC and ENPC. In both classes, they made the point that, as many have already stated, family presence is decided on a case-to-case basis. If you (the team) feel that there is...
    Dec 3, '07
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. How safe is it, really?
    I'm an ER nurse now, and have talked to several people about my interest in moving into corrections. I have always been told, "you don't want to do that!" I had a nurse practitioner tell me that...
    Dec 3, '07
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  22. RN First assist.
    Ok, so I know there is no substitute for experience, but what are you supposed to do if you want to get into OR? I mean, everyone has to start somewhere, right? From the research I've done, most of...
    Nov 19, '07
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  23. transition to OR?
    Great ideas! I'll definitely look for those books. Anybody else have any suggestions......?
    Nov 18, '07
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  24. transition to OR?
    Hi to all! I'm kinda new to allnurses, but I was hoping for some advice. I am a new grad (9 months) and have been working in an ER since graduating. I love certain aspects of it, but it's not...
    Nov 16, '07
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  25. Wondering if Corrections is for me
    I appreciate all the advice. I have been an RN for 7 months now (almost 8) and I was a Paramedic for 5 years before that, so I'm not entirely new to patient care. I will probably continue to...
    Sep 21, '07
    Forum: Correctional Nursing


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