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  1. Helpful Tips for New OR Nurses
    Such a great post to share! I have no experience in the OR but will be starting Monday. It is scary to think of everything I don't know as I am coming from a 5 year stent in the ER. I can swim in the...
    Dec 19
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. Causes of sudden diaphoresis
    Yes, I was thinking the same thing regarding a vasovagal respone due to the sight of the needle...i.e. white coat syndrome
    Jun 9
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  3. Know How to Improvise a Tourniquet
    Had a ptcome in with a right brachial artery lac that we had difficulty with controlling the bleeding from while in the ED. Medics had already placed a pressure dressing that was saturated by the...
    May 29
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Good learning material...
    I came across this text the other day ( and was curious to know if anyone out there has used this book for...
    May 17
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  5. My New Life as a Transport Nurse
    Thats great to hear! I, too, am hopeful that I am able to do MICU one day and keep up my critical thinking skills all along the way. Keep enjoying!
    May 1
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  6. New MICU and Employment...
    Thanks for your advice Flyingscot! I definitely don't think that joining a new MICU is the best decision as I would be the first that would be eliminated/accused if something were to go awry. I have...
    Apr 26
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  7. Satisfaction scores
    Anonymous, most of us do understand the role that the PG/Patient satisfaction surveys play in the financial makeup to an organization and we do understand that patients do occasionally have bad...
    Apr 22
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. New MICU and Employment...
    Have been interested in CCT for some time and have already done some ride time with a large company in my region that does ground and flight transport. However, I am not able to work for them due to...
    Apr 21
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  9. Please help, career advice for the tired ED nurse
    I often feel the same way and am in a similar boat right now, however with little prehospital experience. Start making a list of the things you love, and focus on that. I love the 3 12 hour shifts,...
    Apr 1
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Rn to medic
    To the OP, I had the same curiosities, and still do. This is the reply directly from the NREMT... “RN CHALLENGE CHECKLIST” for EMT-Paramedic NREMT entry requirements for Registered Nurses...
    Mar 16
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
    I live in Ohio and the sad thing is...that 5th degree felony crap is a slap on the wrist. If you see the wording, one must have been charged and convicted of an assault before the 5th degree felony...
    Mar 9
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. RN-to-Paramedic
    I am hoping someone from Ohio may have been trough a similar situation as well.
    Mar 2
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  13. RN-to-Paramedic
    Does anyone know if an RN in the state of Ohio with an EMT-B certification can challenge the paramedic certification exam? or...if the medical director can sign off the RN with EMT-B certification as...
    Mar 2
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  14. Things you'd like to say to….
    I love the dilaudid comment as Im sure we have all heard it...if nothing else "just give me the one with a d. it makes everything just disappear." To management: just because you get to take a...
    Feb 15
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Can NP's self prescribe?
    I know an NP who self prescribes her warfarin. Has a POC PT/INR machine and then self-adjusts her dosing. Just like others have mentioned, have never heard of legal barriers, but ethically it isn't...
    Oct 10, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  16. Best snack food
    I try to always pack my lunch so that I can grab and go. PB/J or just PB is a great little pick me up. Granola and/or granola bars. Yogurt with granola. Trail mix. Really just anything that is going...
    Oct 6, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. CEN and the ENA
    I have read through the posts on here about obtaining certification (CEN) and the need for this as a professional. I do realize the need and desire to obtain this. I have a question though about the...
    Oct 5, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. FNP online? and questions about becoming NP
    To the OP, I am in the same boat as you here in Ohio and going to school at Otterbein for FNP. I have wondered many times if going on for the FNP is for nought, or if this will actually prove to be...
    Sep 26, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  19. Non-Littman Stethoscope Recommendations
    I will continue to reiterate the same as I have said before in other posts, any brand will work, but yes there are some that are proven to be better. I have used some really cheap scopes and have...
    Aug 16, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  20. Supplies a new grad ER Nurse should carry
    Stethoscope, tape, pens (usually lose one or give one to "unclean" patients to keep), trauma shears, Vocera (required, or else it wouldn't be around), ammonia inhalant taped to back of badge. ...
    Aug 10, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Male Nurse Hair Styles
    It definitely depends on where you work/go to school/part of the country/etc. I went to a fairly strict nursing school with former "military-nun" grade instructors. If they didn't like you, you...
    Jul 30, '13
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  22. Ring Cutter used in Your ER
    Regarding ring cutters...VICE GRIPS or for TUNGSTEN ONLY!!!!! Tungsten rings do break under extreme force. They are unable to be cut through, except for with a laser cutter, and you would never use...
    Jul 23, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. Getting burnt out with non urgent patients
    I completely agree and there are many times where the jaded and cynical feeling creeps up throughout a day. "I have severe abdominal pains and need that medicine that begins with a D-------." As they...
    Jul 23, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. What is the "best" stethoscope for the ED?
    Umm, whatever is available. I always my stethoscope around my neck. It is a Littmann Cardiology III and one that has been proven well by me, but whatever is available I will use. Have used the old...
    Jun 4, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. CDC: 1 in 5 in US visit ED each year
    This is interesting to read about and those of us in the ED setting know it all too well. In my neck of the woods, I wouldn't be surprised to see 1 in 5 visits each month. I am kidding, but it...
    Jun 4, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing

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