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  1. Anyone left the nursing profession?
    How long have you been a nurse? What do you like? What do you dislike? Maybe you could find happiness in a different area?
    Apr 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Why do nurses "eat their young"?
    I could be wrong but part of the problem may be a lot of us go into nursing because we're big ol' bleeding hearts. Very sensitive people in general. The previous poster said "no one will chew on you...
    Mar 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Transition From ER to NICU?
    I would think it could be done. It may be easier to get into a pediatric ER first and transition from there so at least you have more Peds experience to sell on your résumé. But just give it a shot....
    Mar 26
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. IV Starts
    Why cut the tourniquet? I've seen nurses do this but I don't see why it helps. I tried it once but it just made my tourniquet fragile and it snapped in two when pulled taught.
    Mar 1
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  5. Mag sulfate in acute asthma exacerbation (status asthmaticus)
    For those of you who give mag sulfate, do you usual run NS with it concurrently or just keep it at the bedside in case the PT goes hypotensive? Also, do you stay in the room for the twenty minutes...
    Mar 1
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  6. I do not like patient care nursing :(
    Agreed. I moved around for reasons other than not liking my jobs. I had valid reasons for both moves but I think if I could've stayed at my first job I would be a lot better off right now as far as...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  7. I do not like patient care nursing :(
    I'm in a similar position. I want to LOVE nursing. Right now I dread most shifts. I'm depressed going in and when I leave. Part of that is because of being disrespected by the other nurses and...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  8. malicious coworkers
    Is it not better to ignore it and let it roll off your back? I'm genuinely curious.
    Feb 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Pedi ER RN advice
    I'm new to Peds ER too. Almost at my 3 mos mark. Take PALS... ASAP if you don't have it already. Then take ENPC. Take home the protocols sheet and memorize it. Take home a handout on splinting....
    Feb 1
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Snowed in ER's, what do you guys do?
    Well I live in Ga where it isn't cost effective to have many snow plows/ salt trucks. And b/c of our weather we typically have "ice storms" rather than "snow storms". Ice is very hazardous to drive...
    Jan 6
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. New to peds ER
    I'm a new nurse with a little over a year of experience. I just started in a pediatric ER about 2 months ago. I am looking for references on this type of nursing. Specifically common problems and the...
    Jan 6
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  12. If we make BSN the entry level degree, we should be paid more
    Never mind- Misunderstood
    Dec 31, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  13. If we make BSN the entry level degree, we should be paid more
    Some of the classes were the same because the college wouldn't grant me the credits stating it was different even though the course catalog descriptions were nearly identical. Some were obviously...
    Dec 27, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  14. If we make BSN the entry level degree, we should be paid more
    Maybe in regards to spelling and grammar... But I gained better writing/communication skills at my university than I did at my community college. But age/desire may have been a factor as well. I...
    Dec 27, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  15. If we make BSN the entry level degree, we should be paid more
    Technically you're nearly correct. The list of "professions" does include teachers (where the min ed is a BS). I should've said "professional careers" or some other wording. I was referring to...
    Dec 27, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  16. If we make BSN the entry level degree, we should be paid more
    My hospital system is the second largest in the state. It pays .10 cents an hour more to BSN prepared nurses than to ADNs. However, it will not currently hire ADN's without an agreement they will...
    Dec 27, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  17. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    Recently: vomiting and abdominal pain........... X 30 min.....
    Dec 22, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    I had a guy when I worked obs who had stuck a tube into his urethra and sprayed WD-40 down Into it. He also self pierced his nipples during the same session. There were other oddities but those are...
    Dec 9, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. New to ER qsts about orienting
    My preceptor took a lot of time the last two shifts to explain things etc. we weren't slammed and had time to go over things. She's learning how to precept and it is kind of like learning to dance...
    Dec 9, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. New and 'fun' things
    This actually happened to me: I had pelvic pain and had an u/s done. I was told mistakenly I had large ovarian cysts. Pain progressed and I went to ER 3 days later with c/o ovarian cysts. Was told I...
    Dec 6, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Managing pre shift anxiety?
    Any tips on managing pre shift anxiety? I'm already nervous as all get out and it's only Thursday night... My next shift is Saturday afternoon. I know it will only get worse between now and then. ...
    Dec 6, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. New to ER qsts about orienting
    Thanks all. I learned my lesson on that one. I'm just not sure if I need closer monitoring or if winging it will be more useful for me In the end. I may pick up some shifts with another preceptor...
    Dec 2, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. New to ER qsts about orienting
    My preceptor basically sees other patients and I track her down when I need her. I've liked it that way but maybe I'm not giving good discharge advice or maybe I'm not doing things right (I wouldn't...
    Dec 2, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    I work in a pediatric ER and I had a parent say to me "this dr was really good. Can we come back to get my son's we check-up?" O.M.G.
    Dec 2, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. Hindrance to professional growth
    I happen to agree. I do not believe as female nurses we should be doing caths on male patients alone. At my hospital male employees are not allowed to be with female patients in any state of undress...
    Dec 2, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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