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  1. Feel like quitting
    There's probably a huge difference between pt volume also.
    Jun 2
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Assertive with your providers.
    I have not had the opportunity to work with them again. But I'm sure I will this weekend. Did I do something wrong? Depends on how you view it. I was working a pt with a PA, who obviously...
    May 28
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. I'm Tired - A Rant
    I share your frustrations
    May 23
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Who loves their job as an RN in the ED?
    I love it and I hate it. But it's one of those things where it's almost an addiction. I can't imagine being a floor nurse..ever. When I speak with friends who work ed and they say they love it,...
    May 19
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Drug Seekers
    When someone asks tell me your drug seeker stories, I almost feel like they want to know fresh ideas. I find humor in just about everything.. But drug seeking is not one of them.. But that's me....
    May 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. APPENDICITIS
    I always scratch my head when 'providers' come here to inquire how nurses treat diagnosis.. No offense
    May 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. IV sites for Abd CT
    That's how it is at my place. Think of it this way.. Veins in your hand are smaller.. The iv contrast is high pressure. What happens when an iv infiltrates with radioactive dye? We have...
    May 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Drug Seekers
    People tell me that they don't need ER for meds cuz they can get whatever they want on the street.. But some punch brick walls, fall down stairs, rebreak bones ect Drug seeker stories aren't...
    May 15
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Parents!!!
    It think frustrations were in the air last night. It's hard not to judge and get emotions in there. I had my own adult AMA od last night. All we can do is what we can do. We're not going to fix...
    May 15
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. So exhausted!!
    Full moon? I am so emotionally exhausted from my past 2 12's. Can I tell you how excited I was when my shift was over? I was given a pt right after my shift was over in my double room, while...
    May 14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Fake crying and bad acting in the ER
    Ah tonight was 'I can't breathe' but 100% room air. Call another pt, they begin screaming at me. The pts who waited an hour felt bad for the person, who stopped their bs as soon as I called their...
    May 13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Interventions without MD orders
    How about there was no protocol in place for hypoglycemia? I gave it without an order. I didn't call the doctor to ask before I gave it. I charted what happened, and the response. Along came my...
    May 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Interventions without MD orders
    I was fired from a job for giving instant glucose without an order. True story. Hypoglycemia, I was threatened with being reported to board of nursing for acting like a prescriber and a pharmacist....
    May 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. So, as a nurse it's my #1 priority to serve your narcs on a platter...
    I think the key wording was 'scheduled'. You didn't say prn pain meds, you said scheduled. I tend to get frustrated with people who think I should just remember that it's been 3 hours since your...
    May 11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  15. How important is your 'look' as a nurse
    Looks are everything. IMO, the only time I hear people say it's not are 'normal' looking people. Can a subjective 'freak of nature' get a job as a nurse? Sure. But let's face it, attractive people...
    May 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Non-diapering nursing home patients
    Cost is a huge issue.. BUT, what would you prefer?? I, personally, would much rather have incontinence in a brief than have it soak up a pad under me. Sit in a soggy brief that's pretty much...
    May 11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Do you hear nurses will take over respiratory work?
    Many places you work now you may do all the duties of rt without rt
    May 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. 79.4%..really?
    C's get degrees! When my 'perfect' GPA was 'destroyed' by a 'B', I backed up and said wth am I doing? It wasn't a pass for myself to just not care or to not take things seriously, but a HUGE...
    May 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Calling out the pts name in the waiting room...HIPAA?
    Back when, I remember sitting in a full radiology dept and doc comes barking in, calls my name.. As he's walking over towards me he let everyone know my ct results, that I needed surgery and that my...
    May 7
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Fake crying and bad acting in the ER
    I will never, ever say it. But I want to ask so badly. If it's been 'this bad' x's 1 week.. I don't understand why right this instant I must hustle.
    May 7
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Fake crying and bad acting in the ER
    Yup, emergent nailed it as I was typing
    May 6
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. Fake crying and bad acting in the ER
    Sorry, basically, family called while they were headed to hospital that they were coming to give us notice.. And that they would need help getting someone out of the car. Requesting a cart and not a...
    May 6
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. LPN VS RN? ??
    Perhaps you could find a cheaper route? Depends on your life. I did STNA to Lpn, waited 10 years then went back for adn. 4 years ur a BSN. Hindsight I would have gone 4 years, I would have been...
    May 6
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  24. Fake crying and bad acting in the ER
    Called a head to ER 'bringing in a pt who will need assist out of car, will need a gurney, not a w/c' Called when they arrived. Peeps ran out of car like it was life threatening. Young male, stood...
    May 6
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. Calling out the pts name in the waiting room...HIPAA?
    Totally unrelated, but I love when you call out a name.. Say 'Eziekiel' and 4 pts wander up to the window and say 'Did you just call john?' Lolol
    May 6
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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