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  1. Is anyone using Cerner in their ER?
    We switched to Cerner from Edims last summer. I still dislike Cerner intensely. I find it to be anything but straightforward. It is awkward and disorganized. Not only non ER friendly but non nurse...
    Feb 22
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. How Hard is it to Start in the ER?
    I started out in med surg and am now over a year and a half in the ER. I didn't know exactly what I wanted when I graduated nursing school and was open to taking anything that would be a learning...
    Nov 9, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Didn't know where to put this, but help?
    Think about it this way- many nurses (and other individuals) come in contact with patients many, many times before they are even diagnosed with anything. I work in the ER where patients are seen...
    Oct 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Need a hug
    Amen to that ktwlpn. This customer service nonsense is getting seriously out of hand- gd forbid we tell people the truth or what they need to hear. Gd forbid we offend anyone. Common sense has gone...
    Oct 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. What are your pet peeves?
    "Am I going to be admitted?" As patient walks into the room. One of these days I'm going to just say exactly what I'm thinking. Which is. How the hell am I supposed to know? Why don't you tell me...
    Oct 13, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Happy er nurses week
    My ER managers were kind enough to show us nurses their appreciation by buying us.. I can't make this up.. A marker. And as they were handing us our sharpie pens, we were told it was so we "could...
    Oct 12, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. From the floor to the ER
    I will admit- it was a pretty humbling experience! I've been in the ED for over a year now, after almost three and a half years on the floor. It was a tough experience to go from being a preceptor,...
    Mar 29, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. I apologize
    Just think of it all as job security...
    Mar 15, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. LOC or ABC first?
    Airway is the priority. A patient's LOC will not kill them. So if to maintain airway patency you need to assess LOC to determine how to maintain patency, that's fine. But that's the sole reason LOC...
    Feb 27, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. nurses don't know when they're orientating
    Thanks Ruby Vee. I thought I was the only one cringing.
    Feb 23, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Whats your biggest pet peeve working in the ED?
    "When are they going to move her out of the hallway and into a room?" What I actually say: "let me speak with my charge nurse and see what I can do. I apologize we're very busy today. I know being in...
    Feb 11, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Whats your biggest pet peeve working in the ED?
    "Are they going to be admitting her?" Ma'am you just got into your room. How about we do some blood work and figure out what's going on FIRST?
    Feb 11, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. What do you do first, besides "ABC"?
    Okay- I agree with you completely. You're right in the sense that prioritization is not clear cut and entirely dependent on the situation. But I think the OP is aware of that. Patient in respiratory...
    Feb 10, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. What do you do first, besides "ABC"?
    Also I don't think the above poster was talking about hanging out doing nothing till the dr sees the patient to save herself some work. What I think you missed was that she said sometimes you simply...
    Feb 10, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. What do you do first, besides "ABC"?
    Larry.. With all due respect here I wasn't talking about "delaying discharge".. In the sense that I don't let discharged patients sit around for hours so my rooms don't get filled. Rather, if we are...
    Feb 10, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Triage complaints- the good, the bad, and the shocking.
    Wow I had no idea the appendix could regenerate! Live and learn! :banghead:
    Feb 8, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. some samples exemplar from ER nurses
    what does this mean?
    Feb 8, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. How to stop the drug seeker?
    That's like asking how do you stop sick people from coming to the ER. You can't. Until science comes up with a cure for addiction, there will always be drug seekers in the ED. Think of it as job...
    Feb 1, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Whats the best thing you like about the ER? Whats the least you like?
    Best- the teamwork, comraderie, intelligence and support of my co workers. Learning something different every shift. Never stagnant, the ER is constantly shifting, evolving, moving, flowing- I love...
    Feb 1, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. What do you do first, besides "ABC"?
    Learning to balance is one of the toughest things to figure out. My apologies to the charge nurses lol- but look at it this way- if you discharge your patient first, then go see your new one- you...
    Feb 1, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. New grad just hired- have to choose which unit I want
    I was an ortho nurse for three plus years. You will learn a lot about pre op/ post op etc. But it is backbreaking work- turning, lifting, many patients I cared for were obese and had worn out their...
    Jan 15, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  22. Answered wrong on Interview Question
    SOB first. Airway airway airway.
    Nov 26, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  23. New Nurse Anxiety
    Just a word to the wise- be cautious how much, and to whom, you disclose your personal concerns. Anxiety is normal, especially being a new grad. But if you get too "comfortable" so to speak, telling...
    Nov 25, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. Having a hard time lately
    Can you take a few days off anytime soon? Sometimes we just need a break to step back from it all and breathe. People won't change. The ER population won't change, for sure. If you love the ER and...
    Nov 19, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. Hanging up the scrubs.
    Just wanted to say thanks for your post- I really can relate. I've also been an RN for four years and made my way recently (February) to the ER, and as you described, much of the ER came as a rude...
    Nov 10, '12
    Forum: Nurse Management

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