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  1. RN to patient ratios in the ED
    ED RN's I could use your imput. During a recent survey in our ED one of the "dissatisfactions" that staff indicated was our staffing ratio - RN to patient. Could you share with me how your department...
    Feb 3, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Blanket warmers
    I am doing some research on blanket warmer temperatures. Specifically I am looking for feedback on the following: 1. What temperature is your department's blanket warmer set at? 2. Who's...
    Oct 29, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Need Night Shift Tips
    Welcome to the wonderful world of nights! You've gotten great tips here. A couple of things I'd like to add that might help. I have put up light blocking curtains up in my room. I run a fan when...
    Jan 25, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Hourly Rounding in the ED
    The ED I work in has instituted a "policy" of hourly rounding. I understand that this is an ideal on a medical/surgical type floor and agree with the concept in the ED but......am wondering about in...
    Dec 29, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. How do you get patients to give you a "very good?"
    The hospital I work at uses Press-Ganey scores and we have the same problem. We are "nagged" frequently that our scores aren't high enough. While I admit there are some nurses who give just the...
    Dec 29, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Multiple Sclerosis
    I am newly diagonoses with MS. Had a MRI due to visual change and numbness - 7 days later I got a call from a Family Practice MD who was covering for my PCP.....I haven't see a Neuro yet but have...
    Nov 27, '08
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  7. Fever Kits
    Thanks E's mom. I have written to some of the ED's that I have found that have similar programs. Haven't gotten much feedback but what I have gotten is positive! Am currently working on a proposal...
    Sep 7, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Anyone going to the National ENA Conference?
    Just wondering is anyone going to the National ENA Conference in Minneapolis?
    Aug 24, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Anyone currently studying for the CEN exam??
    I too am going to the National ENA Conference. I have thought about taking the review class there but am still up in the air.....by the time I get up the drive to do so it will probably be full! ...
    Aug 24, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Restocking
    I work in a 50 bed ER. Stocking is an issue here also. Our tech's are "supposed" to stock (some areas during the wee hours of the day, some early am) but they many times too busy with other tasks. ...
    Aug 6, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Fever Kits
    I too am looking into "fever kits" and am wondering if anyone has any experience with these in their ED? In doing a Google search I have found 3 hospitals that are using these but wonder if there are...
    Aug 4, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Anyone currently studying for the CEN exam??
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! :yeah:
    Jun 6, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Anyone currently studying for the CEN exam??
    Good luck VS!!! You have gotten farther than I have in the process. When you have time, after the test, would you tell me more about the CD's you got and CEN Secrets. Which you found better as a...
    Jun 4, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. Anyone currently studying for the CEN exam??
    I have been in the ED for 11 months, but a RN for over 30. Most of my experience has been in Urgent Care settings where we saw everything from sore throats to MI's and strokes (denial is a powerful...
    Feb 11, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Anyone currently studying for the CEN exam??
    I just got the CEN review manual and the text Emergency Nursing Core Curricullim to use as study guides. I too hope to take the test in the next 6 to 9 months but am not sure I will be ready by...
    Feb 10, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. In Bed With Dying Patient
    When all the technology and drugs can't save my loved I pray a nurse will do the same for me. God bless you. Compassion and healing at it's highest.
    Feb 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Time Management Strategies
    Our ED just starting "rounding". As I understand the concept it was started on the floors in hospitals. The idea is that a RN or CNA "rounds" on the patient every hour. We assess and document the...
    Jan 22, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. STEMI..EKG in less than 10 min..
    Our ED has close to 50 beds (including fast track rooms). Currently a patient who presents to registration with any of a list of symptoms is walked to the triage nurse immediately. We page for a ED...
    Jan 15, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. SANE training
    Can you tell me/us more about the training? The ED I work in is asking for volunteers to go through the training; think I'd be interested but want to hear more from others. I have taken an eight...
    Jan 15, '08
    Forum: Forensic Nursing
  20. Stupidest reason to go to ER
    We had a patient a few weeks ago who came in by medic: intoxicated (of course) and complaining of abdominal pain. As soon as he was into a bed, he got up and walked out. Turns out he was on the...
    Jan 8, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Sobering first day on the job.....
    Your feelings are normal and show you are human, when you don't feel sad or mad or frustrated at the loss of life then you need to move on. With time it will be easier to deal with but it will...
    Dec 30, '07
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. ER nurses, read this!
    Thanks for sharing this article. I plan to take it to work and post it in our break room.
    Dec 30, '07
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. Tattoo's on Nurses
    Each hospital has it's own dress code and policy on tats and piercings. Where I work now our policy is very straight forward: tats must be covered if visible. Piercings are limited to two sets of...
    Nov 23, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Shift times
    I work in the ED, our shifts are as follows: 0600-1830 1000-2230 1200-0030 1600-1630 1800-0630
    Nov 20, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. White Pants Underwear Woes
    Two other options that I have found are: panty hose with no panties underneath or a beige thong.
    Apr 3, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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