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  1. To-Keep-open Infusion rates
    We use 10ml/hr as KVO in my ER.
    Dec 16, '07
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  2. glass of water-stat
    We have one doc who uses: Provide patient with TV remote He gets ****** when we see it and don't do it right away. In my mind the BP meds for the MI patients or the pain meds for the kidney...
    Jun 19, '07
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. ER staffing
    We have set staffing every day which unfortunately does not change base on census. Weare a 19 bed hospital with an 8 bed fast track. Techs: 1 from 7a-11a 2 from 11a-11p 1 from 11p-7a ...
    Jun 19, '07
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Paramedics in the ER
    We just started having paramedics in the ER about 2 years ago, so it is still a relatively new venture for us. We staff 1 medic on 7a-7p and 1 on 7p-7a and they are assigned to triage. We assign 1...
    Jun 19, '07
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Emergency Room Charge Nurse
    We have 3 designated charge nurses on the 7a-7p shift and 3 designated charge nurses on the 7p-7a shift. We do get paid more base pay than the non-designated charge nurses by about $1.50. If one of...
    Jun 19, '07
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. University of Wyoming clinicals
    For anyone who has gone through University of Wyoming's RN-BSN online program, have you had any problems finding clinical sites?? I live in Toledo, Ohio and have had an awful time finding...
    May 21, '07
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  7. Taking floor orders in the ED?
    We just changed our system recently. Our ER docs liability insurance company gave them a deadline to make changes or they would drop them. So here's what we do now: ER doc calls admitting doc. ...
    May 21, '07
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Excelsior Grads - Where are they now?
    I graduated in August 2005. I am now a Charge Nurse in the ER.
    May 21, '07
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  9. Professional skills in Toledo
    I graduated from Professional Skills when they first opened in 2004. The school has gone downhill in the past couple years. They had an incident last year where two nursing students got into a...
    Nov 10, '06
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  10. Filling baldder for Ultrasound...do you
    We routinely cath them and ultrasound fills their bladder with NS. I hate doing it! But on night shift, US won't even come in when called unless the pt. had a foley in place. I hate telling a...
    Aug 3, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Self-scheduling?
    Basically, you decide what days you want to work. At both facilities I'm worked that have had it, you get a planning sheet put out about 3 weeks before the final schedule is supposed to come out. ...
    May 7, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Medics vs Nurses in the ER
    I an RN who just moved to the ER from neuro. We have RNs, EMT-Ps, and techs in our ER. RNs take the main responsibility for patients. Techs help out with ADLs, EKGs, and transporting non-monitored...
    Mar 29, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Home Health in NW Ohio
    Hi! I noticed that Hospice has some per diem positions available for home nurses. Also, I have worked through Interim Healthcare both as an aide, LPN, and RN. They have a lot of flexibility. You...
    Mar 19, '06
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  14. Is this a normal policy?
    This is how it has been at the 3 hospitals I have worked at. ETO or sick pay is paid at your base rate. It does not include any shift or weekend differential because you are not actually working...
    Mar 19, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. University of Wyoming Prereqs
    You can do wither. I chose to transfer some of my pre-reqs in from another college, but did some at UW. As long as the course is the same or similar, they accept it in transfer credit. Some of the...
    Mar 16, '06
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  16. Going back to NW Ohio
    Hey all! I got the job at St. Luke's in the ER!! I'm so excited. I have been in neuro as both an LPN and as an RN and was ready for a new challenge, so here it is. I start hospital orientation...
    Mar 9, '06
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  17. excelsior college lpn to rn
    I live in Toledo, Ohio and went through Excelsior's LPN to RN program. I graduated in August and took my NCLEX and received my Ohio license in September. I loved the program. I continued to work...
    Mar 9, '06
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  18. New ER Nurse
    I am in Northwest Ohio.
    Mar 8, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. New ER Nurse
    Hi everyone! I just got a job in ER working 7p-7a. This is my first journey into ER. I worked for just over a year as an LPN in neuro/neurosurg and for just over 6 months as an RN on...
    Mar 8, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. University of Wyoming RN to BSN Online
    I haven't taken Pharm yet, but from what I was told from my advisor, the tuition rate is the same. Instead of taking the class online, they send you videos to watch and assignments are done by mail...
    Mar 5, '06
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  21. University of Wyoming RN to BSN Online
    I am in the first semester of the program and love it. I love online formats because they work well no matter what your schedule is like. I think the instructors I have at UW are great. They...
    Mar 4, '06
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  22. Going back to NW Ohio
    Welcome back to Northwest Ohio, Renerian. I just left Toledo Hospital a couple weeks ago. I was offered a position at U of M, but really don't want to make the hour drive to work and back every...
    Mar 4, '06
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  23. Michigan wages
    Ay University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, graduate nurses start at $21.68 per hour and are raised to $21.84 per hour after they pass boards. U of M is unionized.
    Mar 4, '06
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  24. Excelsior College Grads???
    I graduated in August 2005 from Excelsior and live in Toledo, Ohio. I formerly worked in Ohio and now work in Michigan. A few people have asked me about Excelsior during interviews, but it has...
    Feb 19, '06
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  25. bad day at clincal...
    Sorry about your bad day. Sometimes when one thing goes wrong, it all snowballs from there and turns into one big mess. As for the RN you were with, I don't think she should've acted like she did. ...
    Feb 15, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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