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  1. Dealing with triage
    I simply say that I am trained to know who is sicker- that's my job. That's it. I don't get into a big discussion because of what was stated above- the more you try to rationalize, the more people...
    Jan 13, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Extremely Offensive ER experience
    NickB...you go to an ED, refuse the MD's plan of care...refuse an LP, tell them which meds you DON'T and DO want, and leave. Go to another ED and do the same thing. What did you expect? ...
    Nov 20, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Patient and family priorities
    I just said this same thing in a similar post...many people do not have the capacity to look beyond themselves. It is an EMERGENCY ROOM!!! There are emergencies. And those emergencies do NOT...
    Nov 16, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. drawing labs in triage
    Thanks for the replies. Yes, we have ANI's...Advanced Nursing Interventions. These ANI's allow the triage nurse to initiate labs, urine, a few CT scans, and a few meds on a variety of symptoms. ...
    Nov 11, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. drawing labs in triage
    Hi guys, My ed is trying to restructure drawing labs in triage...specifically, we are trying to expedite lab times...How does your ed make sure labs are drawn in a timely fashion? Thanks in...
    Nov 10, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. ER computer programs
    My ED uses T-system. It's super easy and user friendly. Love it!
    Nov 10, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. When adults whine....
    I have cried with patients families, too, in certain heartbreaking situations. However, let me tell you, in regards to what Stargazer is saying, those whiney people make me sick. They have no clue....
    Nov 7, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. How honest are you?
    edited because I responded to the wrong thread! lol I am usually very honest..." ER's go by the acuity of the patient, not how long you've been waiting. The people who are trying to die get...
    Nov 7, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. In the box
    Wow!!! That is smokin fast!! I triage super fast, but you blew me right out of the water! Teresa
    Jun 4, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Does working in L&D affect your sex drive?
    What's an SVE? :confused:
    Mar 3, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. Did I do the right thing?
    You absolutely did the right thing. :yeah:
    Apr 3, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Calling out the pts name in the waiting room...HIPAA?
    Thanks, everyone. I appreciate your replies! Crux1024, your links are very helpful and answered my questions clearly...thank you. Teresa
    Mar 6, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Calling out the pts name in the waiting room...HIPAA?
    I have a question for you guys. In our ED, when a pt comes in to be seen, they'll fill out a slip and have a seat in our waiting room. The registration person will put them into our system and...
    Mar 6, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. your hospitals triage system
    Thanks so much guys! Your responses are so helpful. One more question. At what point do you take the initial vital signs? When they first walk in? When they sit with the triage nurse? (even if...
    Mar 27, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. your hospitals triage system
    Thanks! These posts are so helpful! I really like the triage plus idea. :nurse:
    Mar 25, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. your hospitals triage system
    I have several questions. The hospital I work in, an 80 bed ED, is having some triage difficulties. We use the ESI system. The problem is, we get VERY backed up in triage. Sometimes we have...
    Mar 25, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. Largest ED in the US
    lol. That's funny. :lol2:
    Nov 18, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Largest ED in the US
    It's in FL. We actually just opened up Sunday night. We went from a 44 bed ed (not including peds) to this huge one. The ratio is 4 to 1 for the nurses, except out trauma/critical care rooms where...
    Nov 18, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Largest ED in the US
    Wow! That's a busy ED. We were wondering about the largest. We work in a 104 bed ed (including 20 peds beds) Thanks for the fast reply. Thanks!
    Nov 18, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Largest ED in the US
    My boyfriend and I were having a discussion and we were wondering what the largest ED is in the US. Thanks! Teresa:nurse:
    Nov 18, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Someone please calm me down.  (I took the NCLEX today)
    That is awesome! I took my test in June 2006 so I remember that horrible panic very well. Good for you!
    Mar 28, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Strangest thing you've heard a co-worker or patient say?
    I was drawing labs on a 30-something year old. As I attached the tubes to fill them, he was watching. He looked up and said to me, "How are you going to put that back?" I said, "Put what back?" ...
    Mar 13, '07
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  23. Hi!
    Hi!
    Another nurse to say hi! My name is Teresa and I am an ED nurse from Florida. I love this site! I have already learned alot and related to alot as well!:wink2:
    Mar 3, '07
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  24. dilantin
    I just wanted to add that in our ED, we make sure the pt is on a monitor, since it can lower blood pressure. We infuse it using a pump, as well.
    Mar 3, '07
    Forum: International Nursing
  25. I need an advice, please.
    I would stay home and study, no question. While I was studying for boards, I looked at it as my full time job. Good luck!
    Feb 8, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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