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  1. Triage Practices
    We have that where I am in IL, but my concern is that it is so focused on CP that other urgent cases can get ignored as they don't meet the CP criteria. In all the EDs I have worked there has been...
    Jul 19
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Triage Practices
    In the UK we have 15 minutes from when the patient books in to complete a written/computerized triage, and vital, +/- EKG if its a CP. Ideally labs get sent in that time too, although that can be...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Best nursing program for potential move to USA
    I doubt there are any degrees, even dual ones that cover all the requirements of the US RN. The hours need to be made up of adult nursing, peds, psych and maternity. So if you do an adult branch...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  4. Help with band 6 emergency department interview?
    Sounds like an English job interview? Just tell 'em what they like to hear, rattle off all that junk from the NHS clinical leadership competency framework, and then more about the styles of...
    Jun 18
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  5. Time for endorsement?
    I think you can take it pretty much anywhere, as a foreign nurse I did it in London, England, and got me a California licence that way. But there should be a definitive answer somewhere on the NCLEX...
    Jun 18
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  6. Pain Management in the ER
    Oh, that is all sooooo true! And I wish I had a answer, but until then we are all stuck with the "what the patients says" theory. I don't rush their assessments, I wait until they finish their...
    Jun 9
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Working hours
    There are quite a few people from there on the RCN Forum, you could post your question there, or just ask HR.
    Jun 8
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  8. Student Advice
    Know when to ask questions and when to get the heck out. There is a time and a place for learning, just be aware of that and do not start expecting answers when all hell is breaking loose and/or you...
    Jun 5
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Demanding family members
    I agree, when the doc caves in you are sunk. When the doc does that I try to direct the family to the doc to answer all their questions and find them some food and drink, and I tell them that the...
    Jun 5
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. CEN exam
    Mark Boswell on youtube : ) And the ENA text as well.
    Jun 5
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Discharge Areas/Lounges
    Its now standard in the UK, thanks to the government's wonderful 4 hour limit on every patient in the ER! So yes, there is a designated area, and usually at least one RN maybe a CNA as well. They...
    Jun 4
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Working hours
    12 hour shifts = its 13 shifts per 4 week schedule, so that 3 days a week and then 4 on the fourth to make up the hours. You usually only get paid for 11 of the 12 hours, so that is 33 hrs a week...
    Jun 4
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  13. CBAS
    I think it is the Scottish scheme, Caring Behavior Assurance System, which is yet another of the 're-inventing-the-wheel' schemes intended to focus nurses on caring for patients and not on charting?...
    Jun 4
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  14. Know How to Improvise a Tourniquet
    Uncomfortable for the patient, but as a last resort knot some gloves together. Two will likely do it for an arm, and 3 or 4 for a leg, tie the thumb of the 1st glove to the pinky of the second, and...
    May 31
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. saint thomas hospital in london
    Call their nurse bank and ask them? They will give priority to bank nurses or NHSP, whichever they use, and them might use agency as well, so they can tell you which agency they use.
    May 30
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  16. English speaking nurses in France
    I'm curious too, I speak reasonable French but have never considered working in a country where i do not speak the language fluently. How do you chart?
    May 28
    Forum: International Nursing
  17. Pain Management in the ER
    I tend to ask them what they already took at home, and how effective it was. And also, if they have had the pain before, then what they took last time. And check BP My theory is that if the...
    May 27
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Time for endorsement?
    Wow! I've heard of them managing it in two months before but never that quick.
    May 27
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  19. Do you think you have ever encountered an angel?
    I'm not sure how you can stay atheist after that! You got a second chance at life that night, so make the most of it : )
    May 27
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  20. Time for endorsement?
    It took 5 months for them to issue my licence, but I have heard of some being faster, i think most times its around 3 months?
    May 24
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  21. Do you think you have ever encountered an angel?
    Years ago, I was heading home with my son, aged around seven. We didn't have a car, i was a single mom, and so we had a trailer bike, the sort that attaches to an adult bike. (Wonderful invention,...
    May 24
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  22. Illinois endorsement with California license
    I also had a California license before moving to Illinois, but it was still a VERY slow process getting an IL licence, it took something like 5 months in total : (
    May 17
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  23. new grad RN with fiancee in UK HELP ,nmc registration, work etc
    I would check this all out with an immigration lawyer, if your fiance is a resident and not a citizen he may not be able to sponsor you to join him. Wanting children is not going to cut it with...
    May 9
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  24. Emergency Nursing Course
    Just my opinion, (the A&E course seems to vary a lot and not have a national standard), but my recollection is that there was not much A&P, it was more about a reactive approach to clinical...
    May 8
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  25. Did I do the right thing?
    Any response yet from the OP? Any views on why she wanted to complete a Datix when the agency nurse used sound clinical judgement?
    May 8
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom


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