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  1. New Grads in the ED (?)
    Erin: No, maybe I didn't make myself clear. I was a GN (graduate nurse) for three months before sitting for the state boards. I graduated at the time when the boards were paper and pencil tests,...
    Jan 4, '04
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Official Legal Notices
    Thanks for the responses. I picked up said "Official Legal Notice", which apparently had been opened multiple times and restapled back together! Researched the patient on the computer, found it to...
    Jan 4, '04
    Forum: Legal Nursing
  3. New Grads in the ED (?)
    C'mon guys! You all have valid points, but the hostility is corrupting the board. We are all professionals and of course as individuals have a right to our opinions and to voice them on the site,...
    Jan 3, '04
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Official Legal Notices
    Question: As a certified emergency nurse (CEN) specializing in trauma at a level I trauma center in Northern NJ, I am often called upon as a witness against patients to which I have...
    Jan 2, '04
    Forum: Legal Nursing
  5. New Grads in the ED (?)
    Pabrid: I concur. Well said. Scis, RN, CEN;)
    Jan 1, '04
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. New Grads in the ED (?)
    I don't believe an ER nurse can ever "look stupid" by asking a question, especially when patient care and safety are at stake. Let's face it, sometimes our actions can "make or break" a situation...
    Jan 1, '04
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. New Grads in the ED (?)
    ER's are ER's. No amount of med/surg. prep will prepare one to be proficient in the emergency room, anymore than thinking that OB/GYN floor experience is necessary due to the amount of "outside"...
    Dec 31, '03
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Joy In Striking???
    RNangelER: Thanks for the tip on Tenet. You mean they actually post their indiscretions? I'll check it out. Love to be informed. Happy New Year Scis:angel2:
    Dec 31, '03
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  9. I am a moron--I need I.V. help
    Lidicaine is helpful to us on our end, but speaking from the end of the receiver, Lido is painful!! The one time someone (an anesthesiologist) started an IV on me using Lido it stung like a...
    Dec 22, '03
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. I am a moron--I need I.V. help
    BiffMalibu: It's definitely an art. Some people are so great at it, others, well, so-so. Practice is the key, unfortunately, most people don't like you to practice on THEM, so make sure you never...
    Dec 22, '03
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. ER Arm Bands
    The responsibility lies with the registration clerk, however, if the patient is acutely ill or a trauma, the band comes attached to the chart and the RN usually applies it after verifying that it is...
    Dec 22, '03
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Joy In Striking???
    lizz: Thanks. 'nuf said. :cool:
    Dec 17, '03
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  13. Joy In Striking???
    Guys: Hate to sound naive, but what exactly is "Tenet"? I'm from northeast NJ and have never heard the name? Thanks!:)
    Dec 17, '03
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  14. Did I do the right thing?
    Rayrae: Beautiful tribute. Your grandmother was very lucky to have you. Thanks for sharing. :kiss
    Dec 16, '03
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  15. Flu epidemic?
    kate930 That "expert" certainly does not work in an ER!:(
    Dec 15, '03
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Flu epidemic?
    I don't know about you guys, but if I had the flu, the LAST thing I'd want to do is bundle myself up and go out in the cold to sit in an ER waiting room along with others who had the flu also, maybe...
    Dec 15, '03
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. Welcome to the ER.  Please observe the following rules.  (mild rant)
    nurse51RN: Of course we would have also referred the patient to a cardiology clinic or PMD (I assumed they had one since they were a direct admit) to find out why they've had chest pain for 2-3...
    Dec 12, '03
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Welcome to the ER.  Please observe the following rules.  (mild rant)
    See, now if that direct admit had gone through the ER, they could have ruled out the cardiac dispo and the patient could have been given food and discharged! ScisRNCEN
    Dec 12, '03
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Welcome to the ER.  Please observe the following rules.  (mild rant)
    sabRN2b05: Only have a second, but I had to comment! Yes, I went straight to a level I trauma center upon nursing school graduation and never looked back! The hospital is located in a very poor,...
    Dec 10, '03
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Welcome to the ER.  Please observe the following rules.  (mild rant)
    sabRNtobe05: Sounds like you are very good at multi-tasking and keeping up with the hectic flow of ER registration, which makes me think you would be a likely candidate for the ER upon graduation. ...
    Dec 9, '03
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Welcome to the ER.  Please observe the following rules.  (mild rant)
    Sounds like you've got a group of great minds working together! I concur with all of you. Sounds like a great plan!:D
    Dec 9, '03
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. Joy In Striking???
    jt- I wholeheartedly agree with your postings. If more nurses would educate themselves on the history of nursing they would realize that Florence Nightingale, one of the first and foremost, went to...
    Dec 7, '03
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  23. Did I do the right thing?
    I think the families and friends of these critically ill patients try to act as if nothing is changed. That their family member/friend is the same person as they are used to, with the same...
    Dec 7, '03
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  24. Joy In Striking???
    It's obvious that the nursing profession does not get the respect that it deserves. Obvious, also, is that major change is needed within the profession. Nurses must take a united stand in order to...
    Dec 6, '03
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  25. Did I do the right thing?
    Maybe the patient did not WANT to be with the family on Thanksgiving, maybe that's what provoked the high anxiety level prompting her to need the medication. You did what was required to adequately...
    Dec 6, '03
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety


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