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  1. How have to "decreased" your FTE without actually getting rid of staff?
    I am currently challenged with this also. Decreased FTE's and a decreased Unit of Service per patient. I spoke with my staff immediately about all of the changes. We approached it together as a team....
    May 12, '13
    Forum: Nurse Management
  2. Emergency NP Fellowship
    We use an equal mix of mid-levels in Colorado. PA and NP's. In my ER the see both Fast-track (verticle 3's, 4' and 5's) Some of the more experienced MLP will go into the core of the ED and work up...
    Sep 25, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  3. Emergency NP Fellowship
    There aren't any ED Fellowships in Colorado that I have found. Where are you located?
    Sep 20, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  4. Just a question to understand the ER better
    As a triage nurse I am looking at Stable or Unstable. Many people are living in chronic A-Fib. We do the best that we can with the resources at hand. It is all about perception and expectation. 15...
    Sep 20, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Critical care drips
    In actuality, we start MANY drips in the ED. Dopamine, Dobutamine, Norepinephrine, Nitroglycerine, Amiodarone, Labetalol, Diltiazem, Epinephrine, Lidocaine, Integrilin, Heparin, Magnesium,...
    Apr 12, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. CEN certified... CCRN?
    OP, How did you prepare for your CEN?
    Jan 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. ER nurse getting paramedic
    I have thought about it too. I just requested information from Creighton University. They have a RN to Paramedic program. It sounds interesting and I think I would have both a better picture of...
    Jan 5, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Applying For an ER Position- Resume Question
    Definitely add your OCN! That knowledge and experience will serve you, your patients, and peers working with you. We see CA patients all of the time in the Emergency Department. We have an ocology...
    Dec 29, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Heated debate between Civilian ED RN and FMF Hospital Corpsman.
    I agree with Lunah, this is a common notion. I struggled with it when I got out of the military. I was FMF and when I got out of the military I worked as a CNA to get through nursing school. I...
    Aug 9, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. moderate sedation flow sheet
    Ours is long and drawn out :(. We just jot it down on paper and then input it into the computer. Our old form was paper and we have now moved to computer. Not real handy and the learning curve has...
    Aug 2, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Navy Nurse Corp Officer Opportunites in the Navy Reserve
    I too wanted to go back active duty. The recruiter told me that they only want "recent" critical care within one year. I have worked Emergency in the last two years, and the Navy does not cosider...
    Jul 28, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  12. Navy Reserve Board-Still waiting.......
    I spoke with a Navy Recruiter today . Just waiting for a return call has taken three weeks. I have 6 years prior service and 9 years as an RN so I thought that I would at least have a chance getting...
    Jun 23, '10
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  13. I want you to help me, but you will do it my way.....
    Right....I hear the whole AMA thing but our hospital is so focused on patient satisfaction. I feel so limited in what I can do. I take the heat from all directions. I have to hear it from the MD that...
    May 3, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. I want you to help me, but you will do it my way.....
    How do you deal with indignant patients that come to the Emergency Department asking for help and then refuse certain aspects of care. Lately, I have had numerous patients simply refuse to put...
    May 3, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Yes, I work full time!
    Otessa, I understand exactly where you are coming from. Moved to a new town, just had twin boys, 3 months old. I have been off work for 7 months related to the pregnancy. I will be starting back to...
    Feb 1, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Navy or AF?
    Active Duty Navy! It was the best decision I ever made. Top notch training, education, and professionalism. I am now the stay at home mom of two month old twins. I love my new mommy job but miss...
    Jan 26, '09
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  17. banner layoffs
    I just applied for two positions at a Banner facility here in Colorado. It has been two weeks and I have not heard from a recruiter. I checked my resume status on line last night. One position has...
    Jan 15, '09
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  18. Long-term antepartum care in the hospital
    I want to first thank all of you Antepartum Nurses. I am a NICU nurse that required two months of inpatient care in our antepartum unit. I can't tell you how hard being on bedrest was. In the end we...
    Jan 6, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  19. need advice
    I also was in the military, a hospital corpsman certified as an EMT-B. I worked as a CNA when I got out. I attended a Nursing program that was flexible, 3 days a week. My poor husband worked two...
    Jan 5, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion