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  1. Ideas for improving flow...
    5 Best Practices for Improving the Throughput of the Emergency Department
    Aug 20
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. I asked one simple question...
    You wouldn't believe me if I told you...and I'm kind of afraid to share it because it's so...ummm...unique (not to mention ridiculous and unnecessary), that it is practically a signature. If I told...
    Jul 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. I asked one simple question...
    No trich, no yeast, no hyphae, no clue cells...
    Jul 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. I asked one simple question...
    Me: "Where can I find saline for a wet prep? There isn't any in the drawer." Co-worker: "I'll show you. What's all that for?" (Pointing to various implements presently being held by me with...
    Jul 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. An omen...
    @emtb2rn: Truer words were never spoken! Wait...do we work at the same place?!
    Jul 15
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. An omen...
    I did hear that, and though no pts actually bit the dust last night (despite their best efforts), I sure feel like I am about to now. Time to sleep so I can do it all again tonight.:dead:
    Jul 15
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Does your hospital or facility badge include your credentials?
    I haven't read through all of the posts, so forgive me if I am repeating something but in my present state, the Nurse Practice Act requires name badges to specify RN, Registered Nurse, or Registered...
    Jul 13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  8. Paramedic to RN Students
    Former Army medic here who successfully completed a bridge program 4 years ago; our stories actually sound quite similar. I think the best way to prove the nay-Sayers wrong is just to get out there...
    Jul 13
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  9. The Clinical Performance in Nursing Exam (CPNE): what the heck is this madness?!
    The weekend I "slayed the beast" in Savannah, we began with eight candidates. Two of us passed. I had been an Army medic; the other passer was presently serving as a Special Forces medic. (He was...
    Jul 13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  10. On accreditation
    Sitting in employee orientation last week at my new job, we were asked to introduce ourselves. One woman, a "seasoned" LPN, shared that she had just recently enrolled in the Excelsior ASN program. ...
    Jul 13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  11. Slamming in IVP meds and Running Incompatible Meds Together: Is it as bad as they say
    Thank you for sharing this. We were just discussing this at work a couple of nights ago. I noticed the date of the study you referenced is 1978. A (quick) internet search didn't reveal any...
    Jul 13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  12. Sure to Get Flamed for This
    If I have resorted to asking a question I already know the answer to, you better watch out. It means I've caught you in a lie or in a scenario in which I know you are clueless, and I am about to...
    Jul 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Medication Management at Camp
    Thanks for this post! We are sending our boys to camp for the very first time this summer. In fact, we are dropping them off this evening. One of my sons takes a Schedule II psychtropic med, and...
    Jun 15
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  14. PRN hours decreased because of the ACA
    My father works in retail management. He explained this to me this weekend. He says basically the same thing that you say here. He also said that even though the mandate is delayed until Jan...
    Jun 15
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  15. PRN hours decreased because of the ACA
    I am in a PRN position that doesn't allow me to work more than 25 hours/week, allegedly due to ACA rules. My husband is an active duty servicemember, so I am covered under his Tricare Prime policy....
    Jun 12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  16. OMG Say it correctly!
    ...or PHRENergan...or PhenAGIN
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Are you a nurse with "alternative" spiritual beliefs?
    THIS!
    Jul 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  18. Wear gloves to take oral temp?
    Why would you need to be gloved with a glass one, but not the digital one? [/QUOTE]Because a glass thermometer has a plastic sheath that requires you to remove it with your fingers, whereas (in my...
    May 17, '12
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  19. Upfront payment for non emergent conditions
    I don't ever recall a pt with chief complaint of "sore throat" being relegated to RCRP status (my facility's designator for pts triaged as "routine"). I even remember reading a PA's...
    Dec 8, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Upfront payment for non emergent conditions
    The ER that I just recently resigned from has a very similar policy in place. I do not have too many positive things to say about my former place of employment, but this policy is a good thing, in...
    Dec 8, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. So disgusted with everything
    And it helps to be able to turn people away too, huh, Lunah? :D
    Dec 8, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. From honeymoon to hell in a few short weeks...
    My first job, my dream job, my ER job that I have wanted for as long as I can remember.... The honeymoon period was full of blissful idealism. Reality is a bitter pill to swallow. The honeymoon...
    Dec 6, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. The ER is the ER is the ER ...
    "The price for this plan is service, 24 hours a day, seven days a week." Freedom isn't free, and neither is our military's healthcare! :) We do lose a bit of self-determination and autonomy as...
    Dec 6, '11
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  24. UPDATE: Nurses Say Hospital Gave Them Choice: Assist Abortions or Lose Job
    ante- prefix meaning before; synonym for pre- -natal- of or pertaining to birth An article written by laypersons for laypersons.... Can't you just see "the folks" with their dictionaries? :D
    Nov 8, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  25. Military spouse with a compact license
    BTW... I actually work in SC, but have a GA drivers' license. On the SC state board website, I have two addresses listed. One is my home address (SC) and one is my mailing address (GA).
    Oct 28, '11
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing


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