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  1. Kaiser Nurses
    Hello all nurses, I've posted at another thread and I think I should've posted it here instead. Anyways, I've landed a Kaiser job in their ER. Any pros and cons or tips for a new hire like me?...
    Aug 2
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  2. IM Ketamine policy
    At OP, I will have to look at my hospital's policy for this and hopefully can have an answer for you
    Nov 22, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. IM Ketamine policy
    I have never given IM Ketamine but I have given it IV. Adverse effects include hypotension and respiratory depression so I personally would ask the provider if he/she would like it to be IV so that...
    Nov 22, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. NS ED Preceptorship
    Fast Facts for the ER nurse by Jennifer Buettner. I got it from Amazon and it was fairly inexpensive. The book is designed for new grads. Very easy to read, short and to the point. I found this book...
    Nov 22, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. No teamwork in ED
    I thought my life was complete when I started a new job at a new ED which I thought was my dream hospital to work. Everyone is so nice but there is no teamwork! At my previous job, we had amazing...
    Nov 21, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Holding admitted patients in the ED
    I consider myself a compassionate nurse, I really do enjoy taking care or patients. I'm just having a hard time managing my time with the routine things on top on dealing with things that need to be...
    Nov 20, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Being an ER Nurse, is it worth it?
    I started in the ED as a new grad and I absolutely loved it. Everyone I worked with was so nice and helpful and they trained me the "ER way." I was the same as you, I was actually anxious of...
    Nov 20, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Holding admitted patients in the ED
    How do you feel about it? I just started at a new ED. I feel like I am not practicing ED nursing anymore since the patient is admitted. I feel like a Med Surg/Tele/ICU nurse. It can be a bit...
    Nov 20, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Immediate emergency ?
    Widespread bloodstream infection, sepsis, is an emergency. I have seen patients crash because they've become so hypotensive. They usually get a central line placed so that we can infuse dopamine or...
    Nov 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. New Nurse at a Level I Trauma Center
    Thank you for the replies! I worked today and I must say it was a much better day. I saw teamwork although it could be better. But I figured maybe I can be the "catalyst" to improve the teamwork :)
    Nov 15, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. New Nurse at a Level I Trauma Center
    Hello AN! I have recently accepted a position at a very busy Level I Trauma Center. I was so happy to have landed this job. I have a couple of years experience in ER nursing, this is where I...
    Nov 9, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. How old were you when you started nursing school?
    I was 19 when I started nursing school. I was 22 when I received my BSN and got my RN license.
    Oct 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. What are your pet peeves?
    How about people who their chief complaint as "sick." I think to myself, "no?..really?"
    Oct 13, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. What helped you in your first year / semester of nursing school?
    - focus, remember that you are here to learn so that you may use the knowledge and skills to save lives someday - study groups are very helpful! - make sure your professor knows you by going to...
    May 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. HELP! GCS/RTS of intubated patients!
    Hello all, Last night was a terrible night and we had a really bad trauma involving MVC with ejection. GCS of < 10. He was intubated immediately upon arrival so now my question is how do I...
    May 6, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. What's the inside scoop?
    In the ED, we do a lot of anticipation with the care we provide. For example: in my ED, abdominal pain is always going to need UA dipstick and micro, saline lock, CBC, CMP, amylase/lipase profile,...
    Apr 24, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. IVs/blood draws
    You're not alone! The youngest pedi pt I had that I put an IV in was probably 10 months old. I try to avoid sticking them because I really don't look forward to the crying and the anxious parents who...
    Apr 24, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  18. Prioritization question - need help with rationale
    Blood type. Rationale - to give type specific blood if the patient needs transfusion since he is bleeding. Blood alcohol level doesn't really help much, tdap can wait, date and time of last voiding...
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  19. prioritizing in the ER
    That workload just does not seem safe. If I'm being honest and if it were me, I'd run for the hills! I'm sorry but that's just how I feel. I usually get 3-4 patients max! And if I have a one to...
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. 1 year mark in the ED and need resume help
    Thank you all for the great input and tips! I have been recognized by family members for service excellence so I am definitely going to mention that. And I agree, I will only move back if I have a...
    Jan 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  21. 1 year mark in the ED and need resume help
    Hi all! I did it, I am no longer a new grad and I survived my first year in the ED. It has been a tough year but I have learned so much! I moved out of state to have this experience and I am in...
    Jan 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  22. NO LUNCH
    Same here! I know exactly how you feel. It's funny because before I became a nurse, I would hear nurses saying they're too busy to even eat and I told myself that would never be me. To my surprise,...
    Jan 14, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. Anxiety...is there a job out there for me?
    Same here :( I'm a new grad and feel overwhelmed. Hope it gets better!!
    Jun 28, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  24. How to deal?? STRESSED OUT NEW GRAD!
    When I passed my boards, I was the happiest person in the world. I could not wait to get into the workforce and start working as a nurse. Unfortunately, where I'm from, there is an over saturation of...
    Jun 28, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  25. End of Shift
    Thanks for sharing..this made my day <3
    Jun 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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