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  1. Why isnt Emergency Nursing listed under critical care?
    I've always been curious about the perception that emergency nursing isn't critical care nursing. It qualifies as such for the CCRN, but it's included with "Camp Nursing" on this website. :)...
    Mar 25
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. AHA nursing
    At the American Heart Association, everyone administers meds while wearing a sterile gloves. Medications are given through a clear kazoo attached to extremely narrow IV tubing.
    Mar 17
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  3. Lateral violence
    Has anyone here had a successful outcome when it comes to stopping lateral violence in the ED amongst nurses? There's a big problem where I work now, the management is turning a blind eye, and HR...
    Oct 19, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Free standing ER good or bad?
    I work at a free-standing, the nurses all have a ton of experience and are really smart. It's actually a little harder to work in a free-standing because you don't have the back-up like the...
    Jul 19, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Professionalism as an LPN
    I get it of it's a stable telemetry situation, or med-surg situation, but this was a emergency room/urgent care situation, we didnt know who was coming in, and what they would need. Then the...
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  6. Professionalism as an LPN
    Hi everyone,I just wanted to get some opinions from some LPNs on a topic.I recently worked with an LPN who was assigned to 6 "urgent-care" patients, I was the charge nurse. My duties included...
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  7. R.N. Going To Massage Therapy School
    So cool, good for you!! I'm a VA RN, graduated from massage therapy school last August, I now work at a Massage Envy in VA for experience, my plan is to become a subcontractor for the nursing homes...
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: Nurse Massage Therapists
  8. Future Shortage in Bedside Nurses
    Not so much passť, as just plain unsafe. I am a BSN nurse, I've done ICU, telemetry and ER for the past 5 years, and have found myself in increasingly worsening working conditions. No lunch break...
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  9. Lost my first nursing job... now how do I find another?
    Do you have to list this job? It doesn't sound like you really got that much experience from it anyway. What you really have to do is figure out what your negative thoughts are that are holding...
    Sep 21, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  10. What would you say to this shocking patient statement?
    I'm sorry to say, but you're just as "bad" as she is. You're judging her based on a preconceived notion about what an"professional patient" is. It's none of your business why she left AMA before,...
    Sep 10, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Unwritten Social Contract: Your Needs Come First!
    I get what you're saying now, that is an exaggeration to not be able to void for 12 hours. I'm just bitter I guess. :)
    Aug 19, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  12. Unwritten Social Contract: Your Needs Come First!
    This sort of angers me, mainly because I've "played the victim card" myself. I've postponed bathroom breaks to chart because I worry if I postponed charting I would be distracted later and forget,...
    Aug 19, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  13. So frustrated with IV starts!!
    I pretend I'm performing surgery on the vein, I visualize what the vein really looks like, and imagine sliding the catheter right in:). The visualization helps me with nerves and negative self-talk. ...
    Sep 13, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. Why I'm sick of the ED
    1. When I try to delegate things to an ED tech because I'm busy medicating, assessing, triaging, or discharging patients, I get attitude, or "I'll get to it" while they're chatting someone up. That's...
    Apr 3, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Magnesium for torsades
    Good point :) But can't you send them into V-fib?
    Dec 18, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Magnesium for torsades
    How fast do you administer 2 grams Magnesium for Torsades? I've had MDs tell me to push it in fast, but I looked it up, and its supposed to be over 15 minutes minimum. How do you do it?
    Dec 18, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. Hyperkalemia and order of meds
    Okay, your patient's K+ is 7.2, and he is in ARF. You have orders to give him calcium chloride, sodium bicarb, insulin and D50. What order do you give these meds in? I always put the calcium in a...
    Dec 8, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. add your funny TRIAGE complaints from pts
    Guy comes in with a distraught wife who can barely contain herself: "Coffee-ground stools". No blood visualized in stools, just diarrhea.
    Sep 27, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Starting IV's in babies/kids
    Hi everyone, I'm 0 for 4 so far in starting IVs in little kids (under 3), I can do 4 and up. I can get a flash return, but something happens when I try to advance in these little kids. I try to get...
    Apr 20, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Changing one's spots
    Exactly. This is something I have had to work on. It's hard, especially when it's the same person coming back after not taking their BP/DM/CHF meds with fluid on their lungs, or with a diastolic...
    Apr 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Working with EMTs vs CNAs/techs
    It probably is rude, but when you already have 4 patients waiting for you, and the goal is to get the new patient "on the board" within 10 minutes of arrival, and you have to know how they sound/look...
    Feb 12, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. Help!  Need Your Thoughts and Maybe Pep Talks!
    I've been in the ER for a few months now, and it's a big transition for me as far as teamwork goes. I used to work on a very cohesive unit where everyone would help with a new admit, intubation,...
    Feb 7, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. Working with EMTs vs CNAs/techs
    You know what, I am guilty of doing that: blowing off the paramedic/EMT when they bring the patient in and are trying to give me report. :eek: It just seemed to waste time when I'm trying to get...
    Feb 4, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. Working with EMTs vs CNAs/techs
    Hi again, I worked as a CNA for 5 years, then graduated and worked with CNAs as an RN for 2 years in a CVICU. I became very comfortable with the CNA/RN relationship. Then I moved to the ED, and...
    Feb 2, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. Healthcare crisis solution
    Hey, Oramar, thanks for the article! It sounds like you're at least making a dent, I wonder if health care dollars will be less than average in Pittsburgh in 5 years. I really believe in the annual...
    Jan 11, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing