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  1. cell phones at work
    In the ED we used to carry walkie talkies...I loved it. Now I'm on a mother/baby floor and we have the cell phones connected to the call lights, they make me nuts! It hardly works and then the...
    5:52 pm
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. RNs!!!! Did you fail Any classes???
    Never failed a class. You could only fail two and you were out of the program and supposedly unable to enter any other nursing program in the state for five years after. I failed one Midcurricular...
    Apr 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Comfortable shoes?
    I have crazy high arches and chronic hip pain...I discovered Brooks running shoes a few months into nursing and now I won't wear anything else! I have four pairs that I rotate. My feet literally...
    Apr 12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  4. 4 Point Restraints in the ER. Is that Abuse?
    Have you ever been physically assaulted by an intoxicated patient in the ED? I have. That's what is abusive...not restraining a violent patient according to protocol.
    Apr 12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Any advice would be Appreciated
    Care for the patient as usual and chart like your life depends on it.
    Apr 11
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  6. Want to be a nurse, just no butt wiping or other yucky stuff please
    In the ED we call that "skinfetti."
    Apr 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Mispronunciations that drive you nuts
    Rhab-do-my-alosis WHY?
    Feb 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Bedside Report
    Bedside report was mandatory at my last job. I didn't mind it, but of course the oncoming nurse got the "real" report (this patient is nuts/faking seizures/has enabling family) outside before we go...
    Feb 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. if you graduated in the last 5 years
    Graduated 2 years ago, was a unit secretary in OR at the time so I was offered a job as an RN there, but decided I wanted to move to be closer to family. I had a job within a month of beginning my...
    Feb 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. I Have The Time and Other Lies
    I can't even speak of this in the ER. We have 10 ambulances lined up at the door, an active STEMI in the lobby and we're pushing tPA in CT, but "I have the time" for your 8th Sprite. NO!
    Feb 14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Black and Job Hunting
    What kinds of jobs are you applying to? Are you set on a specialty?
    Feb 13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  12. People really need to stop coming into nursing
    Welp, I have no problem admitting that as a bored and confused college kid, I graduated with a Bachelor's in Sociology with a French minor and a lovely GPA of 2.6. It was related to pure laziness...
    Feb 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Trouble finding job RN
    I lived in a large metro area as a new grad and had 0 luck with the big hospitals. I started applying to the smaller rural hospitals nearby and had a job within a month. Good luck!
    Feb 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Extra Shifts, Extra calls, feeling a bit guilty
    I can assure you the CEO of the hospital doesn't feel guilty when you work short. If you don't want to go in, don't. No guilt.
    Feb 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Pain Seekers
    After just two years in the ED dealing with this day in and out, I just don't care anymore. I used to be really gung ho about not giving in to the manipulation. If they express a desire for narcs, I...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. When is it delegation and when is it "Being bossy"???
    I really try not to ask techs to complete tasks if I have time to do them. I get stabby when I see nurses texting at the desk while directing an aide to get a pt a warm blanket or do a quick blood...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  17. codes in the ER?
    In the ERs where I've worked, everyone is required to become PALS cert within 6 months of hire, and we run all of our own codes no matter the age. We do STABLE as well, NRP is not required but is a...
    Feb 7
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Filled out application, lowballed salary question.
    I would guess that they probably have a salary chart based on experience and certification, and you'll be paid accordingly regardless of what you put on your app. GL!
    Feb 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Write ups and feeling bulling by staff
    I can only go off of what you wrote, but I agree, why did it take 15 mins to get this pt on the monitor? Also, a tech should have been in the room upon the pt's arrival to do the EKG. It should be...
    Feb 5
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Blood Draw Experience
    Do you ever start peripheral lines in your office? A standard draw is the same thing, just way easier. If there's a vocational/tech college in your area I'd start there, they usually teach basic...
    Feb 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. How to get into the ER?
    I started as a new grad in the ED. Getting the job wasn't difficult at all. I have worked in 4 ER's and they were all crawling with new grads because of frequent turnover.
    Feb 5
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. Can i survive night shift??!
    I think nights suck...but some people like them. I've been on day shift the last 6 months in a specialty where I was unhappy...I am going back to nights for my dream specialty so obviously it's not...
    Feb 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. good? RN to BSN online in University of Texas at Arlington
    I'm 3 classes away from from completing my BSN there and haven't had any problems. It's basically a ton of busy work.
    Feb 5
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  24. Ugh. Rejected from dream job
    I feel your pain. I have been loathing life in the ER for the last 2 years since graduating nursing school. I only ever wanted L&D, but the ER was the only place that called me when I graduated and...
    Jan 30
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  25. Triage Assessment
    ER nurse here (I hope to end up in l&d so I lurk) all that stuff is JCAHO required for everyone at triage into the hospital.
    Jan 23
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing


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