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  1. where to start
    My husband has become unemployed in this economy ... so that leaves me available to travel ... I currently work ER and teach nursing clinicals on a renal-oncology unit. I've worked Step-Down/Tele in...
    Jan 28, '09
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  2. Cruise Ship Nursing
    I dont know about Carnival ... I'm in the application process with Holland. They require 5 years current ER experience. I'm looking at their part time option .. it pays awful ($55/day) .. but is free...
    May 2, '08
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  3. Press Gainey AARRGGHH
    Wow ... I've been MIA for a couple months of busy work ... and this is still an issue. Had one of the worst days ever a couple weeks ago ... computers were down ... had a structure fire ......
    Feb 24, '07
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. ER: Are you happy there?
    Love ER ... Hate ER ... would never want to work anywhere else (for now at least) what you hear on these boards is a lot of venting. we deal with some crazy stuff from all sides ... bosses,...
    Aug 17, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. ER didnt treat our resident......
    Had a patient come into ER last week with same complaint ... we also sent him home ... the ER does not have the facilities or expertise to do a paracentesis...all we'll do is give a referal...the LTC...
    Jul 29, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. rules of injections
    First ... if I'm "saving" the syringe is always labled. And I save it only if I think the original ordered dose won't be enough (or if I'm supposed to be giving to effect (0.5 dilaudid repeat x 4 to...
    Jul 7, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. what treatment do patients who present with migraines......
    Our docs tend to use narcs (grr) ... but one started using imitrex ... until 2 weeks in a row the patient died! (Unknown, pre-existing aneurisms that blew). Please just know that it is not an...
    Jun 28, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Press Gainey AARRGGHH
    Guess what we get to do now .... we have a sheet on every door with every 30 minutes marked out ... we must go into the room ... ask 4 questions ... and initial. At this point it's "practice" .. they...
    Jun 28, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. patient belongings
    We normallly only document for admits ... even then, I can get a little relaxed about it. However ... we just had one of our FFs claim that he had >$1000 in his wallet that was missing (picked up...
    Jun 18, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. You Know You're a Nurse When...
    I & O= In and Out ... refers to drinking: urinating. measure of hydration. Good luck with school.
    Jun 14, '06
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  11. Press Gainey AARRGGHH
    Hey Trauma ... do I work with you? I think our managers use the same consultant at least! That is word for word what we have to say! The looks I get from patients are priceless! (Of course, if we do...
    Jun 12, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Press Gainey AARRGGHH
    Thanks everyone ... I guess I wasn't too far off in my rant ... y'all seem to be thinking along the same lines as I have been ... maybe I'll take Larry's suggestion ... wear a button that says...
    Jun 12, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Press Gainey AARRGGHH
    :angryfire Need to rant a minute ... then would appreciate your suggestions... Our most esteemed powers that be have said that for each patient we bring to a bed...we need to ask them "what is...
    Jun 9, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. clincal decision unit
    Our docs are calling it the "heck if we know what's wrong ... lets make sure to CYA and watch em for a couple extra hours" Our case managers are drilling into us and the docs that it is for 23...
    May 22, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. You are an ER nurse?
    Maybe I'm just a bit left of center (well, of course I am...I work ER) ... but I like the questions. I like explaining (isn't that kind of like teaching???). I like the admiration ... but always...
    May 22, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. nebulized lidocaine
    Question then ... why have them breath thru their nose? Do they hold the neb in front of their nose? If the neb is in their mouth and they are nose breathing ... it would still carry to Lido to their...
    May 20, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. clincal decision unit
    I'd be interested in hearing how someone likes it, as well. Our ED is expanding ... and will now include a CDU. The ER staff will be required to rotate between the various levels including the CDU....
    May 20, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. nebulized lidocaine
    Funny you should mention the Hurricane spray. That was the primary reason she sited for switching to lido. Had never even heard of methemoglobinemia ... but apparently that is a serious risk found...
    May 16, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Agostini
    Has anyone had recent exprience with Agostini Nurse Staffing? I'm trying to find a company that does short term assignments (4 wk) and still covers travel, housing, pays well... what I've seen so far...
    May 16, '06
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  20. nebulized lidocaine
    Did something new today ... well different purpose at least. Needed to put an NG down a very skittish patient ... doc said she had been reading about using nebulized lido prior to insertion, but...
    May 16, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. conscious sedation
    fentanyl & ketamine for CS Succs and etomidate for RSI
    May 10, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. T system
    Just curious ... what is Tsystem? Assuming it is some kind of electronic charting? thanks
    May 9, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. SO- Patients in Gowns
    Ditto ... we gown and remove belongings from all psych, intoxicated, aggressive patients. Belongings are not searched though ... just bagged and tagged.
    May 8, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. I'm going to probably open a can of worms here, but I want your opinion
    Thanks Wooh ... you stated a very reasonable response. As a nurse, if I know both sides (the origin of the med ... and your possible objection to it) I will of course give you that information....
    May 8, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. patient satisfaction
    This is so funny that you ask. Just today, had a 20ish woman come in with a new "pain". Recognized her, so pulled up some of her last charts to put in with today's chart for the doctor. On each of...
    May 6, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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