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  1. HCA salary
    My advice would be to RUN AWAY from HCA facilities. They have terrible management and treat their nurses like dog doo-doo. I worked for an HCA facility in South Florida, the ED was a joke (the rumor...
    Mar 27
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Case study: emergent penis ring removal
    We did try using gauze wrap around his penis and testicles while he was sedated with etomidate to try to compress and push some blood back to his core, but that just made his HR jump to 130's and...
    Mar 14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Case study: emergent penis ring removal
    The latter.
    Mar 13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Case study: emergent penis ring removal
    No urology coverage for over a month. If the Dremel didn't work he was going to try either injecting neosynephrine at the source or aspirating some blood out. I have seen priaprism reversed on a 24...
    Mar 13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Case study: emergent penis ring removal
    51 year old male with a very large metal cock ring that was purchased a few sizes too small. He put it on and had a solid erection for 4+ hours PTA. No other medical history. This is what we did:...
    Mar 11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. How does your ED handle stocking
    Our techs stock throughout the shift, with nursing staff helping as well. The techs never stock too well so I usually end up stocking my own assignment.
    Mar 7
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Is anyone using Cerner in their ER?
    We use Cerner, more specifically FirstNet which ports into and works with Powerchart, which is the floor charting program. It could definitely be better, compared to other programs I have used. The...
    Feb 22
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Full moon
    My VDay at work included a 24 year old that swallowed 75 tabs of APAP and a 50 year old with a surprise STEMI that was in the waiting room for 2 hours.
    Feb 15
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. CEN as a New Grad
    Employers look for experience more than certifications, and you definitely need some good​ experience before taking CEN.
    Feb 14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Personal lol
    Shoot, my mum didn't take me to the doctor for nearly three weeks when I had impetigo, and it covered over 50% of my body. She kept bringing creams from the OR..........
    Feb 13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Nurses vs Phlebotomist
    In every ED I have worked in, everything is ordered STAT, due to the fact that it is an emergency room. And I too notice that certain days, more samples are hemolyzed. And I guess colour is a...
    Feb 11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. How do you respond to rude patients?
    AMA form
    Feb 9
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Best Drug Seeker Stories
    Did something similiar to this idiotic 20 year old, but we rubbed an alcohol prep pad on the ladies forehead and told her "now this may cause you to shake or have tremors if you are susceptible to...
    Jan 24
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. Patients with sticky fingers!
    We had a patient that that took socks, kleenex, and the suction canister from the wall. She filled it up with water before she left.
    Jan 20
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Tampa,  Florida
    Tampa General is a level 1 trauma center, that will be your best bet.
    Jan 9
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  16. Stooopid
    I feel as though the longer I work in the ED, the more I can see how common sense is not common. I wonder if some of these people feel pain from being so dense. 1. I start my shift with 15 in the...
    Jan 8
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. ED Tech here - Tips for being the most helpful to nurses?
    Just don't be lazy, and don't take any crap from other lazy staff, whether it is a CNA, tech, medic, LPN, RN, etc. Talk to the ED director now about becoming a staff nurse. Let them know you are...
    Dec 18, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Best Drug Seeker Stories
    This is sometimes true.
    Dec 12, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. New and 'fun' things
    Very recently a co-worker of mine had a 78 yr old male with a Mag-lite flashlight in his rectum. 13197 No perf either.
    Dec 12, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Gloves
    We use blue nitrile Sensi-care 200 gloves by medline. Awesome gloves. Only the ED uses these gloves, everywhere else they use crappy clear gloves that stick if you have the slightest dampness to your...
    Dec 9, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. How to welcome a new staff member to the ED
    Whoa, I think this has been taken the wrong way. Where I work, we are a team. A family. A group of friends. Co-workers. We live, laugh, cry and die at work each and every-other-day together. When...
    Dec 8, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. How to welcome a new staff member to the ED
    I guess it's all about perception.......
    Dec 7, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. How to welcome a new staff member to the ED
    He is getting all the support and encouragement one can handle :)
    Dec 6, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. New and 'fun' things
    Frequent flyer came in with elbow pain, diagnosed with a new pregnancy.
    Dec 5, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. How to welcome a new staff member to the ED
    The orientee has 2 years experience, he is just new to the ED. I think laughter is the best stress reliever, and it's kinda a ritual where I work to prank the new guy.
    Dec 2, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing