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  1. What phrases do you use?
    TTCFR (Time To Call For Ride) DNNTTTDA (Does Not Need To Talk To Doctor Again) AUS (Another Useless Scan) DSP (Day Shift Problem) FLT (Florescent Light Therapy) Therapeutic Wait Traumas Get...
    Dec 9, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Are you doing this at work?
    Giving nebs ... yes Drawing own labs ... yes Starting your own iv's ... yes Running own blood gasses ... no Cleaning own rooms ... sometimes Walking pt to radiology, CT etc ... if they're...
    Oct 27, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Your Most AWKWARD Nursing Moment
    The lol who was dressed up in complete KKK garb. Not so much an awkward moment, but a W-T-F moment.
    Oct 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Airforce Nursing 2011
    Go here: http://www.airforce.com/contact-us/recruiter-locator/ Find a recruiter and talk to one. This is the best way to get the information you're looking for. A USAF healthcare recruiter will...
    Oct 20, '11
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  5. All Those NPs with No Bedside Experience
    sounds like you have a chip on your shoulder the size of texas
    Oct 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Cyclical vomiting syndrome
    I see a decent amount of CVS around here... seems to be the new Fibromyalgia. They're always the same... retching in triage and making a spectacle of themselves until you IV slam them with Dilaudid...
    Oct 11, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. ACLS/BLS classes
    We renew BLS online and go for a quick 15 min skill check. As far as ACLS is concerned, we take an online pretest, then take an 8 hour renewal class.
    Sep 18, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
    Hello ER nurses, Do any of you out there utilize Critical Incident Stress Debriefings in your facility? I realize that a lot of the things we see "come with the territory" of ED nursing, but I'm...
    Sep 14, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Is there any new po anticoagulant that doesn't need frequent INR check?
    I'm interested to see if pradaxa really takes off... throwing a new wrench into F UBAR traumas...
    Sep 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Need Clever award ideas for ED Nurses
    We do the Golden Urinals... a spoof off of the Golden Globes. Best RN, tech, PA/NP, physician... Us night shift nurses have a much more humorous version of the Golden Urinals.
    Sep 9, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. How to learn ACLS?
    I'm pretty sure they'll send you packing once you show up without a prior ACLS card.
    Sep 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Theme music
    If you could choose a song that would play when you entered your facility, what would it be? Mine? http://youtu.be/lu3VTngm1F0
    Sep 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Lost PALS Certification card!
    PALS is only good for 2 years. If you took the course over 2 years ago and it's expired, wouldn't you have to take the initial class over again anyway?
    Aug 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Is anybody else tired of the nurse practitioner craze?
    Wow, are you serious? In PA, mid levels, especially NPs, play a massive role in the health care system.
    Aug 29, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  15. How do you perform CPR to a patient with hunchback?
    You crank on their chest, drive fast and turn left
    Aug 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. 5 new admissions...on my face!
    Still happens to me... I credit it to 12 hours of stress and running my butt off without much of a break. I actually clean my face off with alcohol wipes. My coworkers give me awkward stares, but...
    Aug 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. army or air force nurse corps reserve?
    Feel free to shoot me a PM
    Aug 19, '11
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  18. The dumbest thing you've ever heard...
    Had a trauma last night... 19 year old good looking female. She was boarded, collared with RLE in hare's traction. Asked her if she had any allergies and she said no. In passing, the medic told me...
    Aug 18, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Suicide on unit
    How'd they commit suicide? If anything, learn from this. Probably needs a root cause analysis done. I remember my first job in the ER when a suicidal patient came in. They were a one to one and...
    Aug 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Face Transplant, how cool will it be to be part of her care. Science is amazing.
    http://www.movie-list.com/posters/big/zoom/faceoff.jpg
    Aug 12, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. learn to say it correctly!!
    "Car-eh-dee-ah-zem" for cardizem
    Aug 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. RN, BSN or BSN, RN
    This is dumb, but I have OCD when it comes to certain things, especially proper grammar. Not grammar between friends, or on forums or text messages, but things you'd like to make formal such as...
    Aug 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Nursing Jewelry
    I have one of those CEN sticky stitched things on my badge. One of the hospitals I work at just has "RN" and the other hospital has "RN, BSN." I never asked for them to put my credentials on the...
    Aug 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Really, really surprised...........
    That's crazy. I've only held three nursing jobs (first one lasted >1 year and still employed at the other two), and I completely resented orientation. The monotonous lectures on the hospital's...
    Aug 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Intubation without RSI meds??
    Wow... just wow. I feel so bad for this guy. I hate when people believe that one drug that knocks someone out encompasses every aspect of analgesia, anxiolysis, amnesia, etc... When we intubate...
    Aug 10, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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