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  1. Transitioning into another specialty
    Once you leave medsurg, you get into a specialty.Why do you want to leave dialysis?
    Jan 2, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  2. New to dialysis
    I guess it depends on the person. One unit might fit one better than another. I cant see how a dialysis unit is more crazy than the ER which is where im coming from. With that said, ill crap my pants...
    Jan 2, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  3. New to dialysis
    I have a friend who works as a dialysis tech... If he can do it anybody can... I dont see how the RN role is that much more difficult.. SeriouslyYears of experience means nothing... The quality of...
    Jan 1, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  4. ED to dialysis?
    I currently work in the ED with almost 6 years of experience. I have my CEN and CCRN certifications, with CPEN coming along the way. However, i have zero dialysis experience.Im thinking about getting...
    Dec 31, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  5. CCRN Review
    I work in the ER and in am CEN certified. I have never worked a shift in the ICU, but i am also CCRN certified. I found the "pass ccrn" book useful.If you know your patho, then you should be fine, as...
    Sep 11, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  6. Mission accomplished..... RN CEN CCRN status
    Yeah i used the pass ccrn bookTo give an idea on what the difference between cen and ccrn is...Ccrn fills in the gaps on the cen test.To put it another way, the nclex is like the test to how NOT to...
    Sep 11, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. CEN review course but not taking the exam?
    I took the cen course by jeff solheim. It is a good course, ill give it to him, but dont expect to pass the test just by taking the course.If your hospital will pay for it, then take it. Youll learn...
    Sep 11, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Why do Critical Care nurses look down their noses at Med-Surg nurses?
    Im from the ED so its kinda of like ED vs the rest of the hospital. Anyways, one day i felt that an ICU nurse talked down on me. Im not sure why but it happened. It didnt bother me at all. Ive never...
    Aug 15, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  9. Medication tidbits an ER nurse should always know
    Use a pump for vanco or youll have a very red patientUse a pump for potassium or you can kill themWhen a patient tells you their pain is a 10 while eating a sandwich and talking on the phone with a...
    Aug 15, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Fast Track Nursing
    I believe triage is one of the more challenging section of the ED. Do it properly and everybody moves smoothly, in and out. Do it poorly and you risk putting bs patients into the main while leaving...
    Aug 15, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Fast Track Nursing
    One of my coworkers only does fast track. Been in the ER about the same amount of time i have been. He cannot handle the main ER but handles fast track just fine.If you can do the main without any...
    Aug 14, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Medication tidbits an ER nurse should always know
    Dilaudid is about 5-10x stronger than morphine, depending on the source of that infoDilute your dilaudid with the frequent flier patients so they still get the analgesic effect without that instant...
    Aug 14, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Medication tidbits an ER nurse should always know
    As far as that hydralazine goes with the tachycardia...Wont it only cause tachycardia if it causes the bp to drop a bit too much? If im not mistaken, its a direct vasodilator with no chronotropic...
    Aug 14, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. transitioning from floor nurse to ER
    My best advice is to use your current knowledge from medsurge as stepping stones into the ER... Nothing worse than having a new ER nurse act like they know everything in a completely new environment....
    Aug 14, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Fast Track Nursing
    Been in ER for 4+ years now but i dont know why i never got "promoted" to fast track (sarcasm)What do you guys think about these RNs working ONLY fast track? In all honesty, i feel that they might as...
    Aug 14, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Certifications and organizations
    I have my CEN and CCRN (i currently work in ER). What other cert is worth getting for somebody who works in the cath lab? Like something that has more "weight" compared to others.
    Aug 13, '12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  17. ED to Cardiac Cath???
    I currently have 5 years RN experience, 4 of which have been in the ED. I have my CEN as well as CCRN.Anybody else here made the transition from ED to the cath? Im about to put my bid in for the...
    Aug 13, '12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  18. Over the Animosity
    It is ER against the whole hospital usually
    May 15, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Male and lazy?
    Males nurses usually give me less drama with receiving report in my hospital. Doesnt mean theyre less lazy though, but definitely less drama
    May 13, '12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  20. Mission accomplished..... RN CEN CCRN status
    The usual course is emt > paramedic > rn > micnI am doing it backwards...
    May 13, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Mission accomplished..... RN CEN CCRN status
    I am interested in getting into critical care transporting, with flight nursing as the end of the lineI see it as between the ER and ICU, but dealing with only one patient at a timeNow that im...
    May 13, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. Rate your "caring" vs "knowledge"
    For all my fellow male nurses out there, state your department and rate your "caring" and rate your "knowledge/expertise" in your area/department As an ER nurse, i feel like my "caring" could be...
    May 11, '12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  23. Mission accomplished..... RN CEN CCRN status
    Which was more difficult? Ever since i started working as an RN, ive always said that i cant work in the icu because the "caring" required to work in the icu is different when compared to the ERWhen...
    May 11, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. Mission accomplished..... RN CEN CCRN status
    I just finished my ccrn exam and i passed first time ever taking that test.I took my cen exam dec 2010 after 2 year exp in er and i passed the first time alsoI have never touched and no actual hands...
    Apr 24, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. Morristown Memorial Hospital.....
    Anybody here works for morristown memorial hospital? The recruiter is calling me for an interview for an ER position but im not sure if i want to go through with it yet. Thanks!!
    Mar 15, '12
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing


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