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  1. Those that have taken CEN - a few questions
    Graduated 1991. Took CEN 1992. Passed. Take it every 4 years. Celebrating 20 years.
    Jul 16, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. ATCN vs TNCC
    The new (6th edition) TNCC which rolls out this year does dedicate a lecture and skill station to airway management and is up to date with ETT position verification. Problem with ANY course is that...
    Dec 31, '07
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. ATCN vs TNCC
    I have always had a dream of creating a common trauma course, one that was taken from hospital to hospital so that the teams that worked together in the smaller community ED's would take the course...
    Dec 31, '07
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Where to put PDA during clinicals?
    I have been using a Palm device since 1999. Have always done well in my scrub shirt chest pocket. Since I am a "good nurse" and always bend at the knees and not the waist I have not had an...
    Dec 20, '07
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  5. What PDA software do you have?
    Here is what I carry on my Palm TX: Epocrates Essentials ICU Math Infusicalc Johns Hopkins ABX Guide
    Oct 21, '07
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  6. help problems accessing programs
    Not all programs for PDA's can be run from an expansion card. Delete the files and reinstall to your PDA. For future reference, when thinking about PDA software, the website you are downloading...
    Oct 5, '07
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  7. Anyone heard of any NP to MD programs?
    Yes, it is called medical school.
    Oct 4, '07
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  8. Ways to utilize your PDA
    I have been using Palm PDA's since 1999. I have migrated through the V, Vx, 505, 515, Tungsten C and now the TX. Here is how I use mine. No kickbacks from the following software sites, nor am...
    Sep 30, '07
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  9. Help:  Problem with the Palm T/X
    I have a TX that I sync with a Vista laptop. There are known issues but they can be worked around. Can you describe, as asked above, what exact problems you are having? Cannot sync at all? ...
    Sep 27, '07
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  10. Help:  Problem with the Palm T/X
    Can you describe more specifically the problem? There are known issues between Palm TX and Vista. The QuickInstall Palm program will not work with Vista. Are you able to sync any info at all or...
    Sep 25, '07
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  11. 8:1 ratio in the ED?
    Agreed. However, administration (in my experiences) rarely sees that nurses have limitations. Often there is a feeling that "a nurse is a nurse is a nurse" and there is no difference in capability,...
    Sep 23, '07
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Beng told not to become an NP!
    I am an acute care NP and all of my preceptors ere physicians. My choice. I have never fully subscribed to the nursing model and nursing Dx, even as an RN. Do what you want to do, there will be a job.
    Sep 23, '07
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  13. Any Indiana NPs?
    I just graduated from University of Southern Indiana (Evansville) ACNP program. ONline with clinicals set up locally (and approved by professors). Very good preogram. High pass rate and high...
    Sep 23, '07
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  14. Scheduling lunch breaks in the ED
    I do not need a scheduled break. I have repeatedly gone a 12 hour shift with none, not even toilet break. But the common 8+:1 and sometimes 12:1 ratio got old and I felt the level of care by MD's and...
    Sep 23, '07
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. 8:1 ratio in the ED?
    That is one of the reasons why I left where I had worked for over 24 years. Too unsafe and administration did not care. Now they have temporary docs and agency nurses and so things are even worse. A...
    Sep 22, '07
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. PDA - Family Practice NPs
    Nadine, I sent you 3 e-mails in response to your direct e-mail to me. Did you receive them? Andrew
    Sep 21, '07
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  17. 8:1 ratio in the ED?
    Ridiculous? YES! Dangerous? YES!! Uncommon? Increasingly NO. Where I used to work we were so poorly staffed and so very busy that if a critical patient came in that needed 1:1, the other staff...
    Sep 19, '07
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. do you think...?
    Nope, I researched post rape options for a paper for my MSN. Many Catholic hospitals allow for post sexual assault counseling including providing medication to prevent pregnancy. SSFHS opted to go to...
    Nov 21, '06
    Forum: Indiana Nursing
  19. do you think...?
    Striict adherence to Catholic dogma (no tubal ligations, no plan B for rape victims, etc) poor insurance plans, poor management, blinders to what is going on in the real world, poor management again....
    Nov 21, '06
    Forum: Indiana Nursing
  20. Learning thread (ER medicine)
    Also hair tourniquets on fingers, toes and penis
    May 12, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Learning thread (ER medicine)
    Marfan's Syndrome
    May 12, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. ATCN vs TNCC
    If you have read the book, worked in an ER x 5 years (that sees a fair amount of trauma, pay attention during presentations and practice all that you can during the skill sessions I can almost...
    May 7, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. what is your nurse to patient ratio?
    I have had 12:1 before, and no, that is not fast track. Real ER with real sick patients.
    Apr 9, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. RN and Paramedic
    No. In fact, the fact that I am a paramedic also (23 years) in addition to an ER nurse (15 years) means absolutley nothing to nursing administration (even though my paramedic skills has saved the...
    Apr 9, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. Is Indiana RN allowed to give Ketamine for procedural sedation ??
    It must not be total crap if a couple of well known anesthesiologists subscribe to it. I agree that this is new ground but I think it is physiologically reasonable ground. I am not advocating a...
    Dec 16, '05
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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