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  1. Stressing myself in the ER...do I suck or what??
    I think regardless of what area we work in, we have our nursing judgement that tells us what to do...We do have a set protocol for CP, sepsis, etc in our ER, but the doctors have to fill them out...
    May 5, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. New Grad, bad day.
    I have had BAD days just like yours, we all do, but you handled it...so youre an awesome nurse, its okay to get stressed and emotional about it,just take a second go to the bathroom and get...
    May 5, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Stressing myself in the ER...do I suck or what??
    I want to thank everyone for their advice...I really do try my best... Most of our patients, get seen by NPs in triage and labs are done and ekgs....Still, Once I get a new patient, I put in an IV...
    May 5, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Stressing myself in the ER...do I suck or what??
    So, I have been an ER nurse for about 8 months, in a busy county ER...I still feel like am getting the hang of things...but I haven't gotten the confidence I would like...I feel like Im really slow,...
    May 5, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. did i miss something??? vent from a new grad in ER!! need words of hope!
    Hi. I am finally off orientation in a busy level 1 er in la! I only got 5 weeks of orientation and I feel like am learning as I'm going along! Today I was just floating around in the ER and just...
    Dec 3, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. Questioning Our Compassion
    I completely agree!!! :up::up::up: Thanks fellow ER NURSES!!!! I do my best at work regardless of my patients & I want to come home and have a place where I can vent without getting more BS!!!!!...
    Oct 2, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Poll: Do you take vital signs at the beginning of your shift?
    I completely agree with daytonite. Even though we get vitals q2 to q4 hours in the ER, I always get vitals on my patients when I come on at 0700. Its part of my assessment. I want to know what is...
    Oct 1, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Questioning Our Compassion
    I'm a brand new ER nurse...only had 5 weeks of orientation in a county ER in Los Angeles...I have already had my dealings with ETOHs, drug seekers, and countless ungrateful patients. I have had up to...
    Sep 26, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. My mom just passed away....
    I'm sorry! :( Hugs to you. I wish you the best and keep going with NS! I know she wants this for you and will be proud of you. You will be a great nurse. Like you said, you can't quit. Just take a...
    Sep 13, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Substance abusers disillusion me...
    Turd, It seemed you were being sarcastic. Nevertheless, Its compassionate that you choose to work with these patients and view them as human beings when other nurses may not. I agree they shouldn't...
    Sep 13, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Leaving the Inner-city-ER-guilt? Advice please..
    Laurenh, If you feel like its time to move on, go ahead. Its great that you gave time and energy to these low income patients. I also work at an inner city hospital. I just started and think these...
    Sep 12, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Substance abusers disillusion me...
    oh bossynurse...LOL!!! I commend you for standing your ground. Its nurses like you who speak up for those who cant...youre a great advocate. Regarding pedophiles, they are ill and should be getting...
    Sep 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Substance abusers disillusion me...
    congrats bossynurse, I am glad to hear you story...I just hoped other people suffering from addictions could hear it to have hope!!! :) and no addicts are NOT a piece of '@")!' NO WAY!!! who would...
    Sep 11, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Substance abusers disillusion me...
    I agree with you sue. Most of the patients seen due to psych problems have a hx of drug or ETOH abuse and vice versa. Now I believe these REALLY need help because they can't quit the drugs on their...
    Sep 11, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Substance abusers disillusion me...
    Really!!!!? Cannabis was the only thing that came up on his tox report. I know people personally that have used weed long term and nothing works for their pain just weed. This patient hadn't had...
    Sep 11, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Substance abusers disillusion me...
    I still think these people need some help, if they want it. Some of them don't know any other life than the one they have so they don't know how to get out of it much less. Some want to lead that...
    Sep 11, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Tackling the Crisis in Emergency Care
    I'm my ER we have a registration clerk...The patients see the triage nurse and if are not a 'rush' patient they see the clerk or else they just go straight onto the ER and get registered there. I...
    Sep 7, '08
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  18. Help-my Hubby's Jealous Of allnurses.com
    My boyfriend is the same way!!! Ha...he always complains that I soend too much time on my phone surfing the allnurses mobile site. I explain to him that its my outlet for learning and venting. I can...
    Sep 7, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. ICU vs PCU
    A patient may be on a vent if they get intubated while in the PCU. Sometimes we have some vents in PCU if all the ICUs are packed...PCU patients are mostly stable(MI,GIB,PNA) Hope this helps.
    Sep 5, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  20. May 2008 grads....how are things going?
    I graduated May as well. Took boards July 1st and passed!!! Got a position in the ER and have ONLY six weeks of orientation...Im on my second week...Good luck everyone!!! we made it :)
    Sep 5, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. I Need A Job Asap
    Ha. At least you have a sense of humor...!!! It has been really hard for new grads to get jobs. What area where you interested in??? If you want ER,ICU, etc it is hard to get that dream job!!!...
    Aug 26, '08
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  22. New Grad from ADN: Difficulty finding Work!
    It is hard for new grads to get the 'perfect' job. Many of my friends haven't found a job yet and have been applying since May. I was able to stay at the hospital I worked as a student nurses. I...
    Aug 25, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. New Grad Blues
    I agree that "to be a good nurse, you have to check your ego at the door and be willing to focus on your patients not yourself." I am proud of my accomplishments and in the ER; I am one of the few...
    Aug 24, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. allnurses.com hits 300,000 members!
    Thanks for making this website Brian!!! It is such a great resource for everyone. I always come to it for support, help, or any questions. I'm glad we can all come together and share our thoughts....
    Aug 24, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  25. New Grad Blues
    :( Why are we left on our own so soon??? On my first day of orientation in the ER...I was in trauma and left alone when my preceptor went on break...How crazy is this? I was so scared...giving...
    Aug 23, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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