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  1. Happy Emergency Nurses Week!
    Absolutely - HAPPY ER NURSES WEEK to all of us! It's our turn to shine and be recognized!!!! Thanks for everyone's sacrifices and hard work! Know that even though it doesn't feel like you might not...
    Oct 13, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. random ED interview question i got asked
    Two points here. 1) This is not a real "question" - I've seen this before, it's just an "evaluation" question. It's really designed to get information about YOU and your thinking, not a right or...
    Oct 13, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Where are the jobs at?
    Thanks "astn", (I don't recognize you - were you in one of my classes?) Anyways -maybe my initial post could have been worded better. I'm not being "slothful" nor do I need "spoon feeding". I'm...
    Oct 12, '11
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  4. Making Reservations for the ER
    Yep, these kinds of visits are typically not "Emergencies" - and believe me the patient know's that it's not an "life or death" emergency, but it is "their emergency" (I guess)...... Once the...
    Oct 8, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Making Reservations for the ER
    When you show up for your "appt" time, you are still triaged the same way and there are higher priority patients then you, you have to wait. Some programs offer you a refund of your appt "fee",...
    Oct 8, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. "Did you see/Follow up with your Primary Doctor..."
    Absolutely! I just heard not too long ago (might have even been on this BB), The reason people will wait 6-8-10 or more hours in an ED to be seen is b/c it's NEVER as long as the wait for an actual...
    Oct 5, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. "Did you see/Follow up with your Primary Doctor..."
    Your auto insurance covers your medical evaluation and treatment at time of injury not medicare. 1 rule of medicine: don't do the test if it doesn't change the treatment. In other words if you...
    Oct 5, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Doctors Sue Washington State Over ER Limits
    For that model to work, you'd have to look at the payor mix of the non-urgent stuff also. If you're running the typical 30% payor mix it may/may not be sustainable. Your "hope" would be that with...
    Oct 5, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  9. CEN
    CEN
    Quick question - have you all taken an official ENA/BCEN practice test yet? I'll type another reply later today with more info. but if you can tell me about the results of a practice test, I can...
    Oct 5, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Doctors Sue Washington State Over ER Limits
    a "right to care"....wow, that's a whole other topic!!!! (better start a new threaded discussion for that one!) mark boswell msn fnp-bc cen cfrn ctrn cpen nremt-p "support cen certification and...
    Oct 4, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. Who Gets To Be Called Doctor?
    Uh, a LOT of DNP's will be at the bedside, when all of us NP's have to have doctoral level preparation to continue to practice.... Mark Boswell MSN FNP-BC CEN CFRN CTRN CPEN NREMT-P "Support CEN...
    Oct 4, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  12. Who Gets To Be Called Doctor?
    When I go in the room, my patients already call me "doctor" nearly 90% of the time. Mark Boswell MSN FNP-BC CEN CFRN CTRN CPEN NREMT-P "Support CEN Certification and your local ENA"
    Oct 4, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  13. Doctors Sue Washington State Over ER Limits
    "We" (the health care system) is not totally at fault. Before all the ED billboards, wait-time clocks, text-ahead and even scheduling of appts for ED visits - people were already using ED's for...
    Oct 4, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. Doctors Sue Washington State Over ER Limits
    Yep, after the 3rd one they are then a "self-payer" like all the others. Mark Boswell MSN FNP-BC CEN CFRN CTRN CPEN NREMT-P "Support CEN Certification and your local ENA"
    Oct 4, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. Doctors Sue Washington State Over ER Limits
    That's right, after the 3rd visit, they are a "self payer" just like the others. So it's not like they'll be turned away, they just will accrue an account balance. Mark Boswell MSN FNP-BC CEN...
    Oct 4, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. Doctors Sue Washington State Over ER Limits
    uh...if it's an ectopic pregnancy you're going to the or from the ed most likely. mark boswell msn fnp-bc cen cfrn ctrn cpen nremt-p "support cen certification and your local ena"
    Oct 4, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  17. "Did you see/Follow up with your Primary Doctor..."
    Back to the OP (Roy).... Lots of issues here. Here's my personal observations on a few points.... Yes, problem with access for both insured and uninsured, BUT, I have seen different communities...
    Oct 4, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. "Did you see/Follow up with your Primary Doctor..."
    However, some of those "refills" (non schedule II) can be refilled up to a year depending if the PCP writes refill x12. I'm guilty - I haven't seen my PCP for over 9 months now, and I'm still using...
    Oct 4, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. In flight Emergency with the proper equipment
    Hi chyna016 - Thanks for your post - I found it to be useful. yes, next time I fly, I'll ask the crew if I can see what they got; when would be a good time to do this, while boarding or be the...
    Oct 4, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Epi-Pen Auto Injector
    Agreed that the price is more than the traditional methods (ampule, draw up, administer), however I think from the aspect of safety (IE: less chance to give a wrong dose, less chance to hurt self on...
    Sep 28, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Toradol
    Yes, all NSAIDS are limited in pregnancy. Toradol (ketorolac) is a "C" in 1st and 2nd trimesters and "D" in 3rd trimester. ...however, besides that fact, ANY female pt who has the possibility of...
    Sep 28, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. ENA Convention
    No booth, just an attendee trying to get some CEUs
    Sep 27, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. 'cattle calls' in ER waiting room?
    My hat is off to you! You truly get it - unlike a LOT of admin/mgr types. Yes, people are so "hippa-paranoid" they have morphed it in to something it was never intended to be and I DOUBT many of...
    Sep 27, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. ENA Convention
    You should have looked me up! I had a bag overflowing with swag for give aways!
    Sep 27, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. In flight Emergency with the proper equipment
    Here's an related question: does anyone that flies often, AND self-identifies as a medical provider, carry anything that they prefer for emergencies "in case" the EMK doesn't have what you want? I...
    Sep 27, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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