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  1. Lidocaine with Rocephin?
    The directions on the bottle say you can use Sterile water or Lidocaine. It might sting initially just the same but it's not as bad after. We didn't have to have orders to use it though where I just...
    Aug 11, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. ER Doc, "I need Succ!"
    I am actually surprised they didn't bring an RSI box to the code, than again after this last ER I worked in, I don't think I am surprised by much anymore.
    Aug 11, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. ER Doc, "I need Succ!"
    Codes on the ICU can be just as bad and it always shocks me because I know ICU nurses should know how to handle a code. An ER tech and I got in trouble once because we kept yelling out. IT'S IN THE...
    Aug 11, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. ED computer systems
    The new hospital I am going to is a Johns Hopkins Hospital and so they went EPIC for all their sister hospitals. The lady told me it was rough start. I LOVED MEDHOST I got out of my other hospital 2...
    Aug 11, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Do you have a nickname at work?
    Outside of "Blackcloud" at my last job which was nothing unique, everyone was calling me Mexiwegian because I am half Mexican and half Norwegian but our Doc and Medical Director changed it to...
    Aug 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Abdominal IV
    I love how because they have never seen one before it's not an appropriate place. Sometimes you have to get one where you can get one and if you can get a good gauge and it runs well and works, I...
    Aug 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Doc Mad At You?
    Same here, never been yelled at. I usually get along with most people and have been fortunate enough to work with outstanding docs, 97% of the and we mesh well which works awesome in the ER. I have...
    Aug 11, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Doc Mad At You?
    I have respect for docs and I get along well with 99% of them. But I will not be disrespected by them, talked down to by them and I will stand my ground. (realizing their is a time and place for...
    Aug 11, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Getting the hang of IVs...
    Good for you, I used to be nervous too, especially on hard to stick patients. I LOVE doing IV's, I probably do about 30 a week because people come to me now to do theirs as well. Same with accessing...
    Aug 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Travel Nursing in Compact States
    I have a compact license and work with a big agency, when my last contract fell through because of hospital budget cuts, (it was a renewal that fell through) I had another placement by the next day...
    Aug 11, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  11. What is the environment like at your workplace? Do you like your co-workers?
    There are a handful of people that I constantly have issues with at work. Well I shouldn't say I have issues with them. They aren't adult enough to actually confront me. They go to my managers and...
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Pain control via PRN narcotics
    I have never seen a range dose for a pain med in my ER for any of my patients. Our docs have always just written a set dose. The only thing I see ranges on is when titrating and that's more so just...
    Nov 14, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. If you weren't a nurse, what would you have become?
    That's funny, I was just telling my co-workers about Sephora the other day. We don't have one here but there is one where I used to live and I am there often. I think Sephora and Victorias Secret see...
    Nov 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Sucide lies: is it CYA or blaming?
    We have security watch our Suicidal Patients, not our techs or Nurses.
    Nov 13, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. From experience, has anyone had a relatively low stress nursing job ?
    HAHAHA So I didn't read any of the replies yet when I made mine. Apparently I am not the only one that works in a ER and doesn't feel it's a high stress area.
    Nov 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. From experience, has anyone had a relatively low stress nursing job ?
    This is going to sound odd I am sure, but I work in the ED and I feel like my job often gives me little stress. If I were to be completely honest, I LOVE my job 8 out of 10 shifts. Because of this, I...
    Nov 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. If you weren't a nurse, what would you have become?
    My dream job was to be a Forensic Detective in the FBI. Way before CSI and all those other shows. I visited the FBI academy in Quanitco, VA when I was 14 and I fell in love. I wanted to do that or be...
    Nov 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. ABLS
    They were just offering this at my hospital. I think it's Monday. I was going to sign up for it but I am working.
    Nov 11, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Whats your biggest pet peeve working in the ED?
    I went from working on a Peds unit to the ER. Peds patient definitely can be far less babies then adults. In fact when charting my assessments and we have all the things we can pick, multiple times I...
    Nov 10, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Whats your biggest pet peeve working in the ED?
    That's what I tell them, I usually say "no one likes needles, but unfortunately if you want us to help you, this is what it's going to take. It will go quick and you will be ok." I once had a patient...
    Nov 10, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. call backs
    The Nurses have to do them at my facility.
    Nov 10, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. I feel so dumb... I got flustered - about a patient in respiratory distress
    In this situation my first call would have been to RT and second call to my charge while I stayed with my patient. I am a huge fan of utilizing our ancillary staff and it took me a while but I became...
    Nov 9, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. nurses and EMT's
    Crazy, I love our EMT's and Paramedics, all our ER techs are EMT certified. They have to be. Myself, I am going to do the Paramedic program and work as a medic PRN outside of working as a ER RN. I...
    Nov 9, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. Busiest Time For The ER
    In my ER, generally Mondays and the day after a holiday are always insanely busy. That and bloody Cheyenne Frontier Days; that some genius thought making 10 whole days would be a splendid idea!
    Nov 9, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. Considering ER but not good at starting IV's
    Once you're in the ER you'll get good at them. I have a pretty good success rate. Our techs can start them but I always try to start my own because I like doing them. If I have a patient where I am...
    Nov 9, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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