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  1. Wearing a mask
    No, the attacks are silly. Very junior high. That's what the ignore user function is for I suppose.
    Aug 31
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  2. Wearing a mask
    More insults. More assumptions. The hostility is palpable. Not professional, it's embarrassing. Now stop. Just stop. Thank you.
    Aug 31
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  3. Wearing a mask
    "Well we can tell where your bias lies from the questions/statements that you posted. I would say you are ill informed on the subject just from your posting, and there are numerous posting on this...
    Aug 31
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  4. Going "Above and Beyond" UGH
    Recently, I got my 90 day review. I've been there 2 years. The reason was "I'm finally getting caught up." WTH. Then I was asked, "how was it being a new grad in the ER?" Now I'm P'd. So, I...
    Aug 30
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Wearing a mask
    All of the hospitals in my area make you wear a mask if you don't get the shot, when the CDC says the number of cases in the area is at whatever arbitrary number is considered 'high'. At the local...
    Aug 29
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  6. Tips 'n Tricks: Pearls the Newbies Need to Know
    *unless they've had a hyster, get the pregnancy test *don't let them scare you with "oh, they can never get an IV/my veins roll/you have to use a butterfly/you only get one stick". Sometimes, it...
    Aug 29
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. This Blows Every Other ED Visit Out of the Water
    No, no, no. I simply refuse to believe that this actually happened!! If I did, my mind would explode. The only way this is acceptable is if the guys were, oh, 5 years old, both intellectually...
    Aug 29
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. "Your ER sucks!" and other pleasantries...how you handle them?
    Kalipso, I think the worst part of it is as you say, these people want you to help, and you're trying, but you're getting 'verbally abused' for it. No where else would this happen. If you bad...
    Aug 29
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. What Docs Don't Understand About Nurses
    At the school I went to, nursing program entry was based on points. So, if you got As in the required prereqs (A&P I and II, Micro) your points were as high as someone who spent 2 more years and lots...
    Aug 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. "Your ER sucks!" and other pleasantries...how you handle them?
    LOL, well you see, he hadn't eaten since yesterday because he had ABDO PAIN! You know, the abdo pain that he came into ER for!! The abdo pain that was SO severe, yet didn't stop him from smoking.
    Aug 26
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Sitters
    Kalipso, truer words were never spoken!:woot:
    Aug 25
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. "Your ER sucks!" and other pleasantries...how you handle them?
    MrChicagoRN and happyinillinois, thanks for your thoughts. What ticked me off is the complete lack of even minimal social skills. I would have loved to remind her that if she preferred another...
    Aug 25
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Sitters
    Hi Kalipso. You're assuming I never work on med/surg. I am speaking of MY hospital. We are very tiny. Everyone knows everyone. And 90% of the med/surg nurses at MY place do have the attitude I...
    Aug 25
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. Sitters
    We don't have sitters. If you call for a CNA to sit with a pt who needs it from med/surg, you get told they can't spare them. Guess the RNs on that floor would die if they had to clean up a poop...
    Aug 25
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. "Your ER sucks!" and other pleasantries...how you handle them?
    Yes, miserable for sure. Understand the control freakishness with her spouse having serious issues, but dang. Who acts like that? Where else would you get away with this?
    Aug 25
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. What's you're best drug seeker?
    Guy with transverse myelitis. No feeling to speak of waist down. Well known to all local ERs. Look up drug seeker in the dictionary. There is his picture. To get pain meds: Has cut off the...
    Aug 25
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. What is so difficult about this question?
    HOw many times I ask for previous medical hx, "none." Then you see in MAR they have insulin. "So you have diabetes?" Response...."No, not anymore. That's fixed now." The layperson usually has...
    Aug 25
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. "Your ER sucks!" and other pleasantries...how you handle them?
    Hello, ladies and gentlemen of the ER. It's happened to us all, and I would love to hear your experiences. I work in a TINY 6 bed ER in the middle of corn town USA. There are 2 other hospitals...
    Aug 24
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. When will "IT" click?!?
    Ask yourself these questions...Are they breathing? Is there any reason to believe they won't be soon? Are they pink, warm, and dry? Are they bleeding massively? Do they have bones protruding from...
    Feb 4, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Pregnant ED RN--Is this discrimination or is it fair? Please weigh in.
    Though he is right that there is no light duty in the ER, there should be something called teamwork. Used to be if health workers were pregnant, they were placed on light duty--no lifting over 30...
    Feb 4, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. What do you think?  Honestly
    I can't imagine that anyone would give you a hard time if you can do your job....but do be prepared if you have to counsel a pt to lose weight to help their condition. We have a couple large docs and...
    Feb 1, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. Triage complaints- the good, the bad, and the shocking.
    Phone triage--- "My girlfriend is bleeding!" "How much is she bleeding?" "I don't know, a lot!!' "Where is she bleeding from?" ".......uh......you know." "No, sir, I don't know. You need to...
    Jan 25, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. I'm fairly certain ER nursing will make me quit nursing in general.
    Don't let arrogant people destroy your potential career. I'm a new grad RN, many years experience as a CNA, and I'm 35, so some life experience. Still on orientation for my first job in ER. I think...
    Jan 19, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. Whats your biggest pet peeve working in the ED?
    The 10/10 abd pain while playing Solitaire on cell...the woman bringing her kid in for a pillow line on her face, asking for a 3 day excuse from work.....the guy telling you to push the Fentanyl...
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. ER RN's with anxiety disorders?
    You are definitely not the only one. Every nurse I've talked to is on an SSRI, benzo, sleep pill. I have panic w/agoraphobia. No problems on the floor, but sit me in a classroom or meeting and I have...
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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