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  1. Help.. Need advice, planning to take CEN on June
    I hate tests! I passed CEN a few months ago. It was hard but not crazy. I did practice questions every day for approx 8 weeks prior to the test. Some days I did 25 questions - some days I did 5...
    Apr 25
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Am I not cut out for this?
    Well if you can commit to working 2 days X next 6 weeks then do it! More will be revealed after that and you and the manager may feel differently with the information gleaned over the next 6 week....
    Feb 7
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. What are your pet peeves?
    OMG yes, and MEN with rotten smelling feet and who haven't showered in God knows how long so they just smell like a** all over!!! That just grosses me out.
    Dec 13, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. What are your pet peeves?
    Yes this. The kind of patients who refuse everything or argue about routine tests and exams where you are just thinking in your mind "So why did you come here, to an emergency room???"
    Dec 13, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. The Elephant in the Room
    "As long as health care is profit driven, this will ever be the case. " If only we could change the compensation scheme! Like higher compensation for holistic care that includes counseling,...
    Dec 13, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Looking for emergency nursing documentation
    Hi Serena- We are a busy urban ED and we document assessments, initial finger sticks, I+O's and vital signs on the paper chart and all meds in the computer. If the patient is admitted but still...
    Nov 14, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. ACLS - Nursing Student
    I took my first ACLS class my senior semester of nursing school. Altra is right in that when I renewed this year after working 2 years in the ER I was much more invested and competent as a team...
    Oct 16, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. How long did it take you to master inserting an IV?
    :laugh::laugh::laugh: So true! Ditto all the good advice here. You'll improve with each stick Runaway. There's no getting around experience! Keep at it! And as ezgreazin said you learn more...
    Sep 26, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. WANTED: Tidbits of info for a "new" ED nurse
    Belle, the great thing about the ER is you will do so many IV sticks in one shift that you will become an expert by doing. Your resource for tough sticks is the go-to RN who just has a knack (there's...
    Sep 26, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. WANTED: Tidbits of info for a "new" ED nurse
    Yes Sheehy's manual of ER Care. Get to know your critical care drugs and drips - you probably already have a good handle on the cardiac drugs, but soon you will meet tPA, insulin drips, levophed,...
    Sep 26, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. A bad code, question skills and career choice.....
    Debrief with the team that was involved. After what I consider my worst failed code I asked the attending if we could debrief and discovered that yes I'm important and what I do makes a difference,...
    Aug 25, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. GIVING REPORT!!!!!
    This is pretty much verbatim how I give report: Hi it's Armygirl from the ER to give report on Pt Smith- who am I speaking to? Hi Suzanne - how's it going up there tonight? Cuckoo? Yeah here...
    Aug 15, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Sometimes Feeling lost in the ER
    I'd be lost without my fellow RNs in the ER! How are you doing in alone! maybe in 10 years I could handle that but I'm not sure I'd want to - it's very stressful just getting your ER rhythm down -...
    May 27, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. When did you realize that "newbie" wouldn't cut it in the ER?
    My top tips (and although I am a couple years into being an ER RN I still think of myself as a newbie!) 1. Follow directions. 2. Move fast, but don't panic. 3. Be humble, and appreciative. 4....
    May 26, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Something funny
    Ha ha ha I wish I could just hold on to my stable admitted patients! As soon as my Pt is admitted they are out in the hallway and that room is refilled with the next new Pt. If the admitted Pt...
    May 26, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Some tips that might help
    Great suggestions! I had a similar experience of having all me prepared questions already answered in an interview - so when she asked me do you have any questions I said "Well I have to admit you...
    May 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  17. Attention ER nurses and managers
    I say just take the best job you can get. ERs will always be here - going and getting 2 yrs experience anywhere else will give you that experience they are asking for. I started as a new grad in...
    May 26, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Just Interviewed for an ER job and have a question
    Wow I don't really see how rapidly "reading" a question and responding rapidly "in writing" at all corresponds with a capacity for the kind of quick-thinking you need in the ER. Nursing, especially...
    Apr 2, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Theme song to your Nursing career?
    Commodores "Nightshift" and Chic "Good Times" Singing these always makes me giggle inside - esp. "Good Times" when the sh*t is really hitting the fan! Whatever gets you through the night! (wait,...
    Apr 2, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  20. omg! Bad day! Failed my AcLS recert....
    Don't beat yourself up! Prepare yourself for many more "fails" in nursing! Humble yourself - as previous posters said it's better to legitimately fail than be passed ahead and potentially hurt...
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. We are ALL on the same team.
    Bravo. I think it's part of the larger societal flipness and "gotcha" attitude that I see all around me everywhere now. It's the prevalent form of humor and and popularity on the television which...
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Work is Hazardous to My Health
    Eeeeew what a bummer. I hate that rush feeling of fear when you realize you forgot something so important. As soon as an LP is ordered in our ER that Pt is on droplet isolation and it is my (or...
    Mar 17, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. CDU
    CDU
    I haven't worked in CDU but work closely with those nurses (I am in the ER). I would say one thing to be sure of is when follow up tests are due- like repeat cardiac enzymes...if the first set was...
    Dec 28, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. My HIPAA mistake.
    Thank you for this story and reminder of how hard HIPAA can bite you! I work in the ER and I had the grandfather of one of my son's best friends as a patient one night. He knows me, knows my son,...
    Nov 30, '12
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  25. Healthcare is NOT a basic human right.
    "Pursuit of happiness" is not a right guaranteed by the Constitution. It is mentioned in the Declaration of Independence. The 5th amendment to the Constitution (part of The Bill of Rights - 1st...
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics


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