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  1. Flow Charge Nurse
    I work in an ED and we are trying to implement a Flow coordinator position. The poor gal is striking out repeatedly. Nothing seems to work. Do you utilize a flow nurse in your facility. If so, ...
    Jun 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Scheduling in the ED
    I work in a peds ED that sees about 200 kiddos a day. We have many shifts to help with volume levels. 7a 11a 3p 7p. Some weekend option but not a ton so we do work weekends. 20+years = no...
    Jun 20, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Offered a job today and flattered, but stumped.
    Follow your gut, that's why your a good nurse because you have followed it in the past and it has obviously worked well for you in the past. Congrats.
    Jun 5, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. QA project
    I work in a peds ER and need to develop a new small QA project. I need suggestions, what projects do you do? Examples in my department include blood glocuse monitoring ( the information the nurse...
    Jun 5, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Alzheimer's Train Ride
    This is an amazing explanation of Alzheimers. It brought tears to my eyes and I am a passenger on this train with my grandmother
    Apr 23, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. I'm getting written up! (Very long)
    I feel horrible for you. I cannot imagine working on a unit that requires every single complaint by anyone to go into your employee record. I would check with administration to make sure that this...
    Apr 23, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. pediatric vital signs
    I work in a level 1 peds er. In triage we only get a BP on kids over 2. A majority of our kiddos under 3 never get a BP. Only if it's warrented by condition, admission or as deemed necessary by...
    Apr 23, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. More strange baby names
    Had to call a kid from the waiting room the other day, Demon, so I said DeMON instead of the obvious. The mom stood up and yelled across the waiting room with 60 kids. It's Demonte the -te is...
    Apr 23, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. template? matrix?  How do you staff your ER?
    How do assignments work with people comming in at all hours. Does everyone just given up pt's when oncomming people come in or do the oncomming people float? Can anyone give me examples of their...
    Jan 12, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Daily Assignments
    I need help, our current assignment sheet in the ED is no longer working. I work in a currently expanding ED. Tons of construction. Which means expanding with new staff, getting them trained and...
    Jan 12, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Computerized charting in the ED
    I miss EMSTAT We recently went to CERNER in our ED and I would tell anyone to run away if you are able. It is very inefficent, time consuming and not user friendly. Med reconciliation is...
    Jun 25, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Policy on Peds Patients
    We allow 2 parents to stay in the room if not in the ICU. Parents may leave at any time, hoping that they notify staff. Siblings and friends cannot stay unless the parent is breastfeeding the...
    Jan 4, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Moving to Tulsa
    Do you currently work in peds?
    Jan 4, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Advice on clinical practice council
    Roro- I found this old thread and was wondering how this went for you. What topics do you approach with this? What functions best and benefits the most from this. Can I get a copy of your...
    Jan 4, '08
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  15. Discharge of Homeless Pediatric Patient
    I couldn't imagine that the hospital would discharge a child to the street. Someone, somewhere along the way should address that. It is sad that children actually have to live that life. I wish...
    Jul 10, '07
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  16. pain scale in toddler
    I really like FLACC. Face Legs Activity Cry Consolability. It is based on how the child is acting and looks. It is fairly subjective through.
    Jul 10, '07
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  17. Question re: administering valium rectally
    We use this frequently in peds. I haven't heard of a case of perf with it. If you have to use it once. You might actually like it. It really is user friendly. Good luck.
    Jul 10, '07
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  18. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    I had a good one this week. A woman brought her 4 week old child in for a "hole in his head" It was the soft spot. The part I found most disturbing was that it took her 4 weeks to find it.
    Aug 26, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. # of triage nurses
    Granted I work in a peds ER, but during the day and up utnil 2300 we have 2 nurses in triage, The first to sign in the patients and determine if one needs to be moved ahead. The second is dedicated...
    Aug 26, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Studying for the CPN
    It is time for me to start to study for the CPN exam. My work is paying for it and my manager is starting to push. Does anyone recommend any books for getting up to par for this? Let me know,...
    Aug 26, '06
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  21. Indications for albuterol tx.
    We use albuterol a lot where I work, in the ED. A lot of kids are too tight to wheeze upon arrival. We also use it for a cough occasionally. Most children without a history who come in with resp...
    Aug 26, '06
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  22. Toddler using spacer
    I love these also. We use them on almost everyone. Even teenagers, since they just seem to spray it onto their tongue when not using it.
    Aug 26, '06
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  23. Scalp IV's
    I personally like scalp veins, especially when I've already tried another site without luck. Where I work it is not that common for us to use the scalp though.
    Aug 26, '06
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  24. wedding rings at work
    I am a little protective of my wedding ring since it ws my grandmother's. The alcohol foam cleansers were horrible on the ring. One year for Christmas my husband went out and bought me a cheap band...
    May 17, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Standards of Practice Regarding Croup Tents
    I will see if anyone at work can send me some info in re: to using croup tents. I know where I work we consider them almost barbaric. They are not used. We use steriods and nasal canula's if needed...
    May 16, '06
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing


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