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  1. Are You Cut Out to be an ED Nurse?
    Oh man I'm almost the complete opposite of this, but I still chose to work in an ED of a level 1 trauma center. I'm pretty much reserved, don't mind sitting around to an extent,and the opposite of an...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  2. ER Wishlist Items!
    Go the next best thing, Valium Gas in the ambulance bays and psych holding areas. It worked in Moscow, though a bit too effectively.
    Jul 27
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Working in a Trauma Center but nervous about Traumas, advice appreciated
    Hi everyone, Back again so it's been like 7 Months working at the Level 1 Trauma Center and basically now I've been an ER Nurse for nearly 14 months now. I like working in the higher acuity areas...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Moved to a new ER, now I don't feel like I'm a real ER nurse anymore
    Thanks for the encouragement everyone, there was a slight ray of hope the other week. I happen to work in the same hospital as my mother does but she's in a different department. I took care of a...
    Apr 1
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Moved to a new ER, now I don't feel like I'm a real ER nurse anymore
    I'm going to tough it out for now. But damn I get so nervous when I go there.
    Mar 25
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Moved to a new ER, now I don't feel like I'm a real ER nurse anymore
    Vent alarm (you may wish to silence due to high pressure): I went from a small community hospital ER after 8 months to a level 1 Trauma center since it was a closer commute and allowed for greater...
    Mar 21
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Areas of nursing you would NOT like?
    Pediatrics and Obstetrics. I'm a guy so it feels weird for me. Yet OB was the class I had the best grades in during my nursing school days.
    Feb 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Pain Seekers
    I sometimes feel how you do OP but I try to be as professional as possible. If the patient is asking for pain medication, I will relay their concerns to the primary and nothing more. If both the...
    Feb 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Feeling overwhelmed at work, need help managing it.
    A friend and myself moved to a new hospital in the emergency dept. He came from a large university hospital ER and I came from a very small community hospital ER both of us had less than a year of ER...
    Feb 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Nervous about new job
    I'm starting at a level 1 Trauma center as an ER nurse next week, I'm somewhat excited but most of all very nervous. I'm coming from a small community hospital's ER after only like 6-7 months,...
    Dec 20, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. why do nurses hate medics?
    I think of it as the same as how floor nurses hate ER nurses, because as ER nurses we are giving them patients. In this regard medics give us patients therefore we have to work. That's just me...
    Dec 12, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Do you believe that socioeconomics and educations are biggest factors?
    I agree with this. Rich or poor, educated or uneducated; a jackass is a jackass.
    Dec 5, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Moving to a new ED soon, questions
    I don't see a single abdominal pain patient at all! This is must be some kind of fantasy land.
    Nov 4, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. "Your ER sucks!" and other pleasantries...how you handle them?
    I just do the best I can for the patient and that's all. I've only been annoyed to the point where I said: "Go ahead and leave! Your insurance won't pay if you leave. It's a free market, so go ahead."
    Nov 4, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Moving to a new ED soon, questions
    I'm moving from a small community hospital (like less than 100 inpatient beds) to a level 1 Trauma center/University Hospital. I'm wondering what kind of differences will I see and expect. I've only...
    Nov 4, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Nervous about resignation process
    I don't want to burn my bridges, the place has been really good to me. I'm going back to work tomorrow so it's gonna be rough. How do I tell my other coworkers that I took the position or do I act...
    Oct 30, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  17. Nervous about resignation process
    I transferred from Tele 9 months ago to emergency almost 10 months ago and the department has been great to me however the place is far away. I applied to local hospitals with no real conviction....
    Oct 30, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  18. October 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    Nurse's Note: Productive cough with thick green sputum
    Oct 22, '14
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  19. God Hates Nurses Now
    As much as I don't show pride toward my profession outwardly the guy that said that to you would have warranted a thrashing of some sort. It's things like this where I hate the media.
    Oct 21, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. ER nurses not calling report anymore...
    When I was on the floor I never got report from the ED unless the patient was getting blood, actively suicidal, or getting a drip. I was fine with that I read the SBAR. When I moved to the ER I...
    Oct 10, '14
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  21. Got an interview but...I'm not so excited anymore
    I recently transferred to my hospital's ED almost less than a year ago and everyone has been nice to me but it's a far commute. Recently I got an interview scheduled up for one of the biggest...
    Sep 25, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. MSN-FNP Program for Chamberlain
    I'm considering applying to Chamberlain for the online MSN however my concern is the clinical component. I hear they do not help you at all when it comes to finding a clinical site. Is this...
    Sep 25, '14
    Forum: Chamberlain College Online Nursing
  23. Online MSN/NP Programs, clinical question
    I've had some concerns with these programs as I'm interested in them but I've read you are on your own in terms of finding your own clinical site. Are there any programs that actually help you in...
    Sep 24, '14
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools and Colleges
  24. ER Interview coming up
    I have an interview at an ER for a major trauma center coming up in three weeks I'm excited for but my concern is my current ER experience is completely different. I never get to take care of our...
    Sep 23, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  25. Where can FNP's work?
    I work at a small ER and we a have a few NP's that take primarily fast track patients and the occasional patient where the ESI is 3, I don't think they ever take the critical patients. I talked to...
    Sep 23, '14
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner


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