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  1. Subservience to the docs
    When you put it that way, definitely! I suppose it's just been surreal that none of the other nurses there seem to be bothered by the way things are there. I come home and feel bad about the care...
    Feb 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Subservience to the docs
    ICURNmaggie, I feel like a number of my free text entries in the chart are 'pt ______. Vital signs now _____. MD ____ made aware. No further orders at this time.' You can actually see the...
    Feb 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Subservience to the docs
    Hi TLC, Thank you for your reply. Perhaps I should give a few examples to better illustrate the scenario? Let's say you go up to one of the docs with an update and as you open your mouth to speak,...
    Feb 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Police Holds
    You might not always need consent to disclose to law enforcement though; know your state laws and hospital policy first. JME. Another link, this one specific to LE from HHS:...
    Feb 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Police Holds
    We get these - call them 'detainers'. For whatever reason, the police place the detainer and make us aware when we accept the patient into the ED. They leave and we treat the patient. When dispo...
    Feb 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. transportation issues
    I feel your pain, OP, and yes, I would LOVE to have a discharge specialist to coordinate rides home! My regular job does not give out vouchers or bus passes, (we're nearly bankrupt as is), but my pd...
    Feb 16
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Subservience to the docs
    Hi all, I could really use some advice. I've been a nurse four years or so; a few years on the floors and about 18 months in the ED. I started a second job a few months ago for more hours and am...
    Feb 16
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. What should I expect in ER nursing?
    Agree with the previous posters to ask yourself why you want off the floor and what you're looking for. I started in med-surg, went into float pool and pursued an ED position for about six months...
    Sep 4, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. RN Salary Survey 2013:  Post here!
    1. NJ 2. 3 3. ED 4. 34.00 5. 2.50 for nights 6. Non-union
    Sep 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Anyone on a block schedule?
    Hi all, I'm about to start in a new ED, (ordering those scrubs must have manifested the offer, seriously), where they're utilizing a block schedule. Days are grouped and change every week;...
    Sep 4, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Tasks that are left for the floor
    I (try to) do all the stats and anything that seems like a biggie to move treatment forward, i.e., giving units of blood, starting that heparin drip, making sure the blood cultures / ekg / trops /...
    Aug 16, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Triage complaints- the good, the bad, and the shocking.
    Oh...how sweet it is to check in and see this thread still going. :) Recent ones: Male pt, 50s, found in wheelchair in front of ED. Had IV and bracelet from another facility. Hrm. Called them...
    Aug 12, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Manifesting job offer by ordering new scrubs.
    Samesies OP!! I had an interview followed by a contingent offer and bought new scrubs in anticipation. I've been trying to get into this particular ED since spring and felt so close to clinching it....
    Aug 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Honeymoon phase wears off after a year--job or not
    I am three years in and agree with a few of the previous posters: yes, you settle in with a job and once you get comfortable, you begin to look for challenges once again. I worked the floor for over...
    Aug 12, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  15. GIVING REPORT!!!!!
    I spent several years on the floors in float pool and have now been in the ED for the past six months or so. Depending on the floor, YES...unfortunately this is absolutely possible that the first you...
    Aug 12, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Changing our colors again- rant.
    Rant respected. I'm expecting a dress code change myself and am preparing my pocketbook. I'm just hoping it's nothing too ugly or, worse yet, all white. Ug! Maybe you can sell those gently used...
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  17. prioritizing in the ER
    I've only been in the ED a few months myself but agree with others that your ratios are outrageous! I'm not sure how much better you can be at 'prioritizing' if you're babysitting a handful of admits...
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Need job in NY...help!!!!!
    Apply in the outer boroughs - Manhattan is overrun with applications and no harm, no foul if you're planning on living in Brooklyn or Queens. If you have recent (within the last year) acute...
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: New York Nursing
  19. Telemetry RN to ICU RN
    The orientation offered will differ according to the hospital, their available resources, and the background of the incoming nurse. I've worked for large, level 1 teaching facilities with strict...
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Signing RN behind my name
    I wouldn't worry; I sign my regular 'civilian' name on work documents for HR, payroll and the like. I save the 'RN' for times it is necessary to indicate my position - like patient records, union...
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Offered an ER position and Neuro ,, tough decison need some advice!
    If you're asking a bunch of ED nurses whether you should take an ED job, I think you know what answer you're probably going to get. Yes, it will be a lot of work, overwhelming, stressful and...
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. This may be my chance
    Sounds like you've answered your own question! Take the job, try it out and maybe you can stay on per diem while searching for a larger ED after a year or two. Good luck!
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. Giving up
    I think it's good to know what you want and keep that in mind as you're applying. I did med-surg for a few years and really wanted out; I had solid references and IV/ACLS/PALS etc but kept hearing...
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  24. PCT/nursing student in need of career advice-scared of pigeon hole
    Hmm...I suppose much depends on where you live and if new grad jobs are available on other floors or in other facilities. I graduated a few years ago and was in the same position as OP; I worked on a...
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Triage complaints- the good, the bad, and the shocking.
    CC: hair not growing. Pt said Dr. Oz said this might be sign of cancer. Sigh. 40 something year old woman with no significant medical history...CC: constipated. Last BM: today. Huh? She stated 'I...
    Jan 15, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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