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  1. Which stethoscope?
    I agree my Drug guide, tabers, lab guide and disease & disorder guide (all the information I needed for my paperwork) on my phone save me in school. Out of school, I use mainly the drug guide and lab...
    Nov 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  2. What is the best stethescope for an ER nurse?
    Its Cardiology III vs Master Cardiology again... I like the STC. I think you will be ok with any "good" stethoscope to start, wait and see what you need once you are in the ED. Then spend your money.
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Triage System in ED
    Got a paper to write?
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Which smart device is best for nurses?
    I think either one will do fine, they both have access to the app you need. Instead of buying new, I would look for a used itouch, iphone or samsung. I think you will have more luck finding an old...
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  5. Won't get a job in 2 years? - ADN student in South Carolina
    I have heard that North Dakota and Texas have the best job markets for new grads. I don't know if the job market is going to change that much in 2yrs. Personally, I think a unit secretary is a better...
    Sep 27, '12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  6. RN, BSN student hoping to work in the ED after graduation
    Before you go further, why do you want to work in the ED? This is the question they are going to ask you and you need a good answer. Right now getting a job in a hospital is hard enough, as a new...
    Sep 27, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. A question for those who use a Nurse Pro Pack or fanny pack or any other kind of pack
    Agree with above, fanny pack = bacteria magnet. Are you going to wash that after every shift? Get scrubs with pockets...what are you carrying? Scissors, pens, stethoscope, tape, smartphone, reading...
    Sep 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  8. Amiodarone in low heart rate
    Agree no reason to hold, some hosp have standard orders ie hold for SBP less than or HR less than. Our SBP less than 90 HR less than 50. Muro that is a great avatar. I wish I could get away with...
    Sep 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  9. Just a question to understand the ER better
    First, glad your dad is ok I maybe late to this but can we agree 1) this guy (even without looking at him) should have been triage at a level 2 and not a level 1? 2) the person with an attitude...
    Sep 22, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Which would be better? ADN or BSN?
    Agree, go to a state school and get a BSN. The job market, which is still depressed right now, isn't going to be that much better in 2yrs verse 4 yrs. Take your pre req at a community college (take...
    Sep 22, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  11. Carharrt Scrubs!
    I would love to buy these but 2 deal breakers: Not enough pockets (one pocket on the shirt), Not big enough (my shoulders wont fit into these). I wear aviation scrubs: tons of pockets and come in...
    Sep 22, '12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  12. Certifications for an ER nurse
    Not all ED positions require TNCC or ENPC. In our area you only need them if you are working in a trauma center. That being said TNCC and ENPC are great classes to take. They teach you how to do a...
    Sep 12, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Is a tablet a good investment for nursing school
    The answer is NO
    Aug 18, '12
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  14. New vs used books vs renting
    I bought all my books used on Amazon and then sold them all back on amazon. Some of the books like Peds and OB, I actually made a profit on. But now I think renting is a good option for your Dosage...
    Aug 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Medication tidbits an ER nurse should always know
    IV pepcid - put in 50ml bag of ns and drip it in over 10min.(less likely to drop BP) Morphine/diluadid iv no matter the age put them on a pulse 02(Ive had young ones tank) and doc a bp prior to adm....
    Aug 15, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Organizing yourself in the ER?
    Yes I also have a notepad in every room right next to the sink I use one to dry my hands and one to write a note (VS, med list). A "paper brain" doesn't work in the ED. I use the tracking board as...
    Aug 10, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. Ran out of time[nclex-RN] ..255 questions
    As I understand the test, the computer could not decide if you passed. That is not a good thing but not that bad either. It means that you were on the borderline during the entire test. You did not...
    Aug 10, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  18. I think I should learn to sew. Can't find perfect scrubs.
    Have you tried aviation scrubs? I love them, tons of pockets and so many sizes. If you create your own pattern, there are companies in Korea that will sew them cheap, unbelievable quality.
    Jul 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  19. Nurse/Patient ratio in the ED?
    I think you guys need to talk with the union rep about this. 15 is unsafe for the pt and your license.
    Jul 25, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Adult ER nurse....advice on Pedi patients
    Great post Esme, ENPC and TNCC are great courses. Only thing I would add to peds assessment are they making tears: if they are making tears they are hydrated. As for basic care, I find that...
    Jun 15, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Drug calculations
    Are you learning dimensional analysis or ratios? The most important thing is to get a book with a lot of practice questions and do them all.
    Jun 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  22. Can a Nurse have a Tattoo???
    You can have a tattoo, but if it is visible it is going to make get a job harder. Right now it isn't easy to find a job out of school with or without a tattoo. Search this site for "new grad" and you...
    Jun 12, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  23. Stethoscope for New Grad
    yep, I think it is the best overall.
    Jun 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  24. What supplies do I need for med-surg?
    I second the watch, I might add ink pen and reading glasses (if you have been out for 20 yrs, you are as old as I am, the writing on the rx bottles is tiny, I carry a $10 pair with me at times).
    Jun 7, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  25. Stethoscope for New Grad
    Sounds like you are going to be listening to lungs all day long ....Master Cardiology or the STC. I would pick the STC because of the rubber finger holds. Less noise from moving your fingers. I...
    Jun 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear


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