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  1. God Hates Nurses Now
    Can't even understand how people can be as stupid as they are.
    Oct 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. God Hates Nurses Now
    Ouch! Good answer. Not overly tactful, but good answer. :roflmao:
    Oct 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. BEST Ebola Theories
    Hungry vampires.
    Oct 20
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  4. Emergency room RN minimums in Texas
    I just came back to this thinking that I had over reacted. I re-read the entire thread and have decided that my post is exactly how I think it should be and I will leave it there just as it is. I...
    Oct 16
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Emergency room RN minimums in Texas
    I personally think it's a fantastic and wonderful idea to go onto a site with almost a million nurses and tell them about how unreasonable, stupid and lazy they are. I think you should amplify your...
    Oct 16
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Saw an angry clinical instructor...
    Bortaz, I've never known you to be anything less than completely direct on what you think about things. Take that drive to the real world, stand up for these students and say something to the...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. ER nurses not calling report anymore...
    I've been a floor nurse who is charge trained to tell admitting that we can't POSSIBLY take that pt even though there are only 10 pts on the floor!! The room is dirty, it's blocked, we have an...
    Oct 10
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. Do Med Surg / Tele RNs still get hired into ER?
    I did: med surg background.
    Oct 8
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Should I Become a Nurse?
    With your background, I think you'll be a great nurse! As a teacher you've already seen a good range of human behaviors and your science background gives you a leg up on the information you will...
    Oct 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Common things in ER
    Yup, we have med-surg holds and also have ICU holds. If there's nowhere to put them, what can you do but keep them? And the incoming pts just keep on coming regardless of whether or not we are on...
    Oct 1
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Let's check everything!
    ...and depending on the provider, sometimes the frequent flyers get the full work up anyway. For the same complaint they've had for the last three years.
    Oct 1
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Best way for a new nurse to get into ED
    There is no secret to getting into emergency nursing. Just apply or ask the NM if you can shadow for a shift. More often than not, it's the chaos of the emergency setting that has prospective...
    Sep 30
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Coworkers that act like spoiled brats...discuss
    The very first thing I thought of when I read the title was this: 15853 ... for those of us who remember who this is. :oldman:
    Sep 28
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Hate Feeling Incompetent
    Well the comforting thing is that every one of us (even if they don't admit it) feels that way at times. AND... we all hate it too. But the nice thing is that tomorrow is a new day. I hope...
    Sep 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. biggest challenge in ED transition
    Hopefully you have supportive colleagues who can help you out. Ask the charge nurse "I'm drowning over here, can you please send someone to help for a few minutes?" Most likely, charge didnt...
    Sep 18
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. First Responder Question
    You assessed the situation and reacted appropriately, making sure that EMS was called and additional damage was not inflicted. You did great! Good job!
    Sep 18
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. Common things in ER
    Common E.R. medications to know or know the toxic effects of: Lidocaine, epinephrine, atropine, vasopressin, magnesium, bicarb, ativan, keppra, narcan, succicholine, etomidate, flumazenil, cardizem,...
    Sep 18
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Yay!! I get the poop magnet award!! Who else is so fortunate?!
    What a "poopy" couple of weeks, Esme!!
    Sep 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Pedal pulses
    Use three fingers and cover the top of the foot for a broad feel, then narrow it down. When I find it, I always mark the spot with an X. Patients tend to think it's funny.
    Sep 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Help me out guys, I don't even know if I want to show up for the interview.
    Look. Would you laugh if a dialysis nurse asked for help with foley catheters because few of her patients pee? Of course not! Would you look down on an OR nurse if she asked for a reminder...
    Sep 9
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  21. Hate med/surg is ED any different?
    Also as Altra said in another thread, by the time we discover that someone has c. Diff, TB, bedbugs/scabies, etc, we've already been taking care of them for some time.
    Sep 8
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. If you could go back and choose....
    Actually, I quit my previous job to pursue my dreeeeaaam :whistling:, and here I am without regrets. So I kind of already did go back and choose.
    Sep 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Learning ABG's with tic-tac-toe
    Looks good. I don't use that method, but if it's what works for you, then go for it.
    Sep 2
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Survived first day!
    Congratulations! Feels great now that the ice is broken, doesn't it? Good luck tomorrow!
    Sep 2
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Do you think too tight pants causes abdominal problems?
    Ok, you might have a point, but I was laughing while reading your post because of all the muffin top images that immediately went through my mind. I don't know if a tight pants waist causes problems...
    Aug 27
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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