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  1. Coherent Speech with massive stroke and end of life
    sorry for the confusing title. I need some input My father-in-law had a massive stroke 4 days ago. Right side paralysis, no swallowing ability, no coherent speech Until tonight He had (on numerous...
    Nov 13, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  2. ER computer programs
    Medhost. I find that it has a good flow thru the charting.
    Sep 10, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Trauma roon in your ED... who gets it?
    Generally whoever has the trauma room also has two other rooms. If that nurse gets a trauma, then we try to not put any patients in her other two rooms, or if we do then they are very minor care...
    Jul 12, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. How long to wait for license number?
    Ok took boards Wednesday. Got good pop-up. Found out today that I passed via the Quick results. So about how much longer do I have to wait to recieve a license number? My job will not start training...
    Jun 17, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  5. Pearsonvue Trick - Does it Work Every Time? Part 2
    Took boards this morning. 77 questions, a bunch of SATA and priority. Got the good pop up on Pearson Vue. Waiting on more official results, but so far so good! I studied using Kaplan. My school...
    Jun 15, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  6. Triage
    Wow! As a clerk, assessments should not be part of your job description. Now when I am out in triage, if there are 20 people waiting to be triaged and someone comes in looking distressed or extremely...
    Jan 9, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. How much do techs make?
    South Carolina area and I make 10.50/hour. I also have 3 years exp and work days
    Jan 9, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Dansko "dress code" at your place of work
    As a previous poster said, refer to your school's policy on dress code, not the hospital's. I am in my final semester of nursing and we are still required to wear all white top to bottom regardless...
    Dec 29, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Registration By RNs in Triage or ER Registration Clerk?
    Patient comes in the front door and fills out a form with their CC, Name, DOB, SSN and phone number. The triage clerk then does a "pre-reg" which prints out a sheet of stickers and an armband. At no...
    Nov 23, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Thank you to the Techs....
    As a nursing student and an ER tech, thank you for your appreciation! I try to do what I can for the nurses to help them out. I think that anytime I am busy, I imagine how they must feel with all the...
    Dec 3, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Helicopter Crash in SC
    I don't post over here, but I wanted to ask you all to extend your thoughts and prayers to the families of the Omniflight crash that occured in SC last night. We lost three wonderful people who were...
    Sep 26, '09
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  12. How do I position myself to get hired in an ER as a PCT?
    I managed to get in because I was already working in the hospital on the medical floor. I was getting bored with my job, so I inquired about the ER and was lucky enough to get in. It helped that I...
    Jun 28, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Tell me if this is the norm in your er!
    There is absolutely no way a tech should be suturing anyone regardless of how much training they have. A doctor or a PA should be the only one suturing anything. That goes beyond the tech's scope of...
    Jun 18, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. What and where do your CNAs document?
    I don't know what caretracker is but we do have a computerized charting system. I am an ER tech and I chart everything I do including splints,vitals,comfort measures, output etc etc. Whatever it is...
    Jan 24, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Scrub Tech Clinicals starting...nervous!!!
    So Monday begins my first round of clinicals for the scrub tech program I am in. Although I am very excited about this, I am also scared to death! We have had a month off between semesters and even...
    Jan 9, '09
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  16. Please date all food items in refrigerator or it will be tossed, after 3 days
    That happens alot where I work. We too have a sign on our refrig saying to date items with your name or they will be tossed. According to our manager it is a joint commission rule and also for...
    Jan 7, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Physical considerations for CNAs?
    CNA work is physically demanding. I too work in a facility where they have a "no lift" policy in place, but still just walking/jogging around on a very hard floor all day long is enough to put a...
    Nov 7, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  18. TV in the ED
    We have TVs here too. Like others have said,it does help pass the time and greatly help with children. No issues as far as noise goes, if it gets too loud, we ask them to turn it down. No issues...
    Nov 5, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Hospital or LTC?
    I started my healthcare career working in an Assisted Living Facility and spent about 6 months there. Then I was hired at a hospital and first started on the Medical Unit. The medical unit was not my...
    Nov 5, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  20. How do you react to being humiliated by nurses?
    I haven't read any of the other responses,so pardon me if I repeat anything that has already been said. First off it is completely unacceptable for a nurse (or any other member of the healthcare...
    Nov 5, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  21. What are CNA's allowed to know? (HIPAA question)
    But who encouraged you to look and was it legal? I never saw the need to look in a patient's chart. Anything questions I had regarding the patient's care could be answered by that patient's nurse....
    Aug 5, '08
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  22. How Much Did you Make as a Student Nurse Tech??
    I work in SC and I know that Nurse Techs make 9.50 an hour. It depends on your facility on what you will and will not be able to do.
    Aug 2, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. CNA in an ER? vs ER tech
    I work in the ER and I do many different things. Fiberglass splints, wound care, wound dressings, set the doctors up with suture kits, assist doctors with pelvic exams, collect specimens and take...
    Jul 22, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  24. CNA Hours
    Depends on your faciltity. I work 12 hour shifts. Yea by hour 10 I may be ready to drop, but then I can have 3 days off in a row.
    Jul 21, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  25. What does a CNA REALLY do?
    As far as being a CNA burning you out, that depends on you. For me. working as an aide and as a tech has taught me alot about patient care, how to remain calm when things get crazy and I think gives...
    Jul 21, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant


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