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  1. Tips/tricks regarding peds and triage
    Esme, I figured you would post this =) I need to actually remember where I post to be able to copy from previous. =) great info there!
    Nov 22, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Tips/tricks regarding peds and triage
    If you can, take ENPC, that is a helpful class. Will help narrow down the things you should watch for, true emergencies. Our #1 CC is fever, so for 85-90% of our fever patients, that is something...
    Nov 21, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Conscious Sedation in ED
    Our Procedural Sedation policy is very specific. Defines Anxiolysis/Moderate/Deep sedation differences, including required monitoring, and gets into each drug, and the specific routes/doses that...
    Nov 14, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Cyclic vomiters (drive me up the wall)
    This is exactly it for many of the kids we see with it!
    Nov 6, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Why can't nurses intubate?
    I know for our Transport team (peds hospital), they are all trained in IO, intubation, etc. I know they maintain tubing skills in the OR each year to keep current, not sure about the rest though?
    Nov 3, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Preceptorship in ED..any advice?!
    Good point! We have many RNs that started with us as Student Interns, loved our department, applied, and are RNs with us. Home-Grown! =) it can definitely be a good In!
    Oct 30, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    In a Peds ER, this kind of thing is our bread-&-butter. Also love any complaint that has since stopped before bringing them in: baby wouldn't stop crying (as the baby looks up and smiles at me),...
    Oct 28, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. shotgun knowledge from emergency geniuses
    US for trauma, looking for free fluid in abd help identify internal organ damage, as either something is bleeding (and how much based on amt of fluid), or perfed bowel leaking bowel contents into the...
    Oct 28, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Preceptorship in ED..any advice?!
    Agreed. If you are already a proactive personality willing to take initiative, you will be fine. Get the feel for the flow and pace in your ED, and jump in with what you can, that you are safely able...
    Oct 28, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Rules for Triage
    "Her nose was bleeding yesterday, but it stopped. We just wanted to get her checked today". Smh.....
    Oct 23, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Nurses dressing up for Halloween
    Peds ER, staff often wear something, but are pretty conscious of it being something easy to remove if in the way of a critical situation. The vast majority of our kids are fine, and live the...
    Oct 23, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Rules for Triage
    Agreed =) I more often say the same as you, but sometimes ask what is the emergency more because they usually seem to stop for a second to realize "oh, yeah, this isn't an emergency". Probably...
    Oct 20, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Rules for Triage
    When I start with "what is your emergency this morning" and the reply begins something like "oh, it's not really an emergency....." Smh I know you are scared about whatever brings your child to me...
    Oct 20, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. Bladder Cocktails?
    When we have to fill a bladder for pelvic US we actually fill while in US, and the tech lets us know when it's full enough. Looks pretty cool on US, can see the fluid swirling like confetti. Works...
    Oct 20, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Cyclic vomiters (drive me up the wall)
    We see it regularly in our ER (Peds only). Sometimes it seems like the diagnosis for "I have no idea why your kid keeps vomiting every week/month/fill-in-the-blank, since every test under the sun has...
    Oct 20, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Going from Adult ER to all populations ER
    For initial overall assessment, pay attention to what the kid is doing in the waiting room before you call their name. Young kiddos may be playing around, jumping off the furniture, but once they are...
    Oct 20, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. URGENT: Are CDC Ebola Guidelines 'Good Enough'?
    The most recent nurse actually did communicate with CDC before flying when she realized she had a low grade fever, but since it was under their threshold of 100.4, they gave her the green light......
    Oct 19, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  18. URGENT: Are CDC Ebola Guidelines 'Good Enough'?
    seriously, why would we not take a page from the procedures of those who have been fighting this already for years, and have a track record like that?! We know common sense isn't always the strong...
    Oct 19, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  19. Help me understand....
    I always hate when parent say "No, I didn't want to give anything so you could see (how high the fever is, how much pain,etc). I make sure to say next time, definitely help them feel more...
    Sep 17, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. OB ultrasound...foley or no?
    We do this sometimes too, in a pediatric ED. Usually if lower pelvic abd pain, they are NPO and want to r/o torsion, which would be surgical, and a smaller deal window for getting the to OR. Not sure...
    Sep 17, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Peds ED from Adult med surg
    My first job was and adult med/surf ortho/neuro unit, while waitin for an open position at our Children's hospital. First open position was in the ED so I figure I would give it a shot. Almost 7 yrs...
    Jul 27, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. Triage Practices
    Wow, and already triaging when new to the facility? We haves bit of a process to go through before being triage "certified", usually 6-12 mos after hire, have to have ENPC an take a hospital triage...
    Jul 27, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. July 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    "She mentioned meeting her study group to celebrate passing their first Theory exam. Think it will be that big of a deal for each exam?"
    Jul 27, '14
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  24. Male pediatric nurses?
    In my ED we have numerous male RNs, as well as many throughout our less hospital and on our Transport team. No one thinks it is at all odd, they do an awesome job with kids and are great at helping...
    Jul 14, '14
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  25. Ped help!!
    Sit down with your kids, and talk to them on their level. We tower over them when we are standing, and are scary or intimidating. =) make anything you can a game or competition, that is often...
    Jul 14, '14
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing


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