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  1. Triage Practices
    Sounds super unsafe. I would try to avoid being put out in triage with that system (or lack of system). Triage holds tremendous liability for the triage nurse, and it sounds like you are being set up...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Silly random nursing thoughts, one sentence, NO JUDGMENTAL FOLKS ALLOWED
    The only patient I remember yelling for a doctor was an elderly psych patient who was yelling for just about anyone and everyone at top volume. Somehow she got the resident's first name and was...
    Mar 14
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  3. Silly random nursing thoughts, one sentence, NO JUDGMENTAL FOLKS ALLOWED
    Whatever happened to personal responsibility?
    Mar 14
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  4. Theme song to your Nursing career?
    What doesn't kill you makes you stronger...
    Mar 12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  5. Silly random nursing thoughts, one sentence, NO JUDGMENTAL FOLKS ALLOWED
    Why don't they ever yell "doctor!"?
    Mar 9
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  6. What Baffles You?
    What baffles me is why management doesn't support staff! We get verbally and physically abused, hit, kicked, called every name in the book, and pooped and peed on. I think every nurse can probably...
    Jan 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What are your pet peeves?
    Yes!!! Or in similar fashion, the pain scale. "How bad is your pain from 0-10?" This question requires a response of ONE number. That is it. Instead we get "Well it was really bad yesterday"...
    Dec 14, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. What are your pet peeves?
    Don't know if this was mentioned yet, but when people say "he's diabetic! He has to eat!" (Especially when they just walked through the ER door. ) Don't know who is educating these people, but most...
    Dec 13, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. What Baffles You?
    People like this: 46 yr old male comes in with complaints of chest pain. He registers, I'm ready to triage him, but he needs to run to his car which he parked across the street because he left his...
    Dec 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. What Baffles You?
    YES!!! This drives me crazy!!!! The minute they come in they let me know they haven't eaten ALL DAY!! Well WHY NOT?? You literally just got here, what has been preventing you from eating all day?? ...
    Nov 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Nursing specialty that requires minimum patient contact and best hours?
    Ok this is disturbing
    Nov 3, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. One of those days I would like to forget about...
    Ugh I totally know this feeling, where you are constantly running from one task to the next without any time to process your thoughts so you constantly feel like you're forgetting something. By the...
    Nov 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. What Baffles You?
    OMG don't even! Haha what is wrong with people??? I literally had this conversation with a patient the other day, brought in by ambulance for triage. I don't even remember his chief complaint. ...
    Oct 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. I can't believe the MD did that
    Had a similar situation - really old lady came in for respiratory distress. DNR DNI, so the most we could do was bipap, which she was on. She was admitted to MICU but still in ED because there were...
    Oct 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. If You Give a Patient a Cookie
    LOVE IT!! Thanks for that!!
    Oct 31, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  16. What Baffles You?
    When patients don't answer the questions they're asked. I.e: "Do you having any chest pain?" "Well, my feet hurt" "Ok, how about shortness of breath?" "I have a headache" Are we even having...
    Oct 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. What Baffles You?
    The visitors who expect all staff to know what is going on with their family member. Like this lady last night who wandered into fast track where I was covering and says "hi, I'm looking for my son...
    Oct 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Interesting or Different Anatomy:What have you encountered?
    Oh- I also had a girl with brittle bone disease (osteogenesis imperfecta) she had tripped and fell on a concrete sidewalk, which was equivalent to a major trauma in a regular person because of the...
    Oct 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Interesting or Different Anatomy:What have you encountered?
    I had a patient with Marfan's once. He was extremely tall and lanky and developed several spontaneous pneumothoraxes and bleeds in his life. When I had him he had a spontaneous hematoma the size of...
    Oct 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Breaking Free From Nursing
    OP you expressed my feelings exactly. I am only working as an RN for 3 years, and I love all the aspects of the job that made me choose this job in the first place, but beaurocratic nonsense won't...
    Oct 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. What's the nurse-patient ratio in your unit?
    Level 2 trauma ER - 7/8:1
    Oct 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. "Reality" show about nurses begins Thursday....
    ABC had a few different hospital based shows, not focused totally on nurses but definitely portrayed nurses well. I believe you can get some or all of them on abc.com. They had Hopkins, Boston Med,...
    Oct 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Observation of the day
    About 10% of patients who are brought in by ambulance are actually experiencing true medical emergencies.
    Oct 20, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. What are your pet peeves?
    Old people drop-offs. Especially non-English speaking, demented old people drop-offs. This is when family decides they need a break from Mom or Dad, so they bring them in with some fabricated...
    Oct 18, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. What Baffles You?
    OMG YES!!!!! I just got off an ER shift doing triage all day and so many people do not lift their arms up!!! They're idly observing me struggle to get the cuff on their flaccid arm until I'm just...
    Oct 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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