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  1. Had never considered the ER but....
    I started ER at age 38 (2nd career) and it's the best choice I have ever made. I drive a long way to get to work. A new facility owned by my same very large hospital opened up 5 minutes away and I...
    Apr 7
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. New ER nurse! Any suggestions?
    Study labs, meds and "what to look for" on most common reasons patient come to ED: chest pain, abdominal pain in different quadrants, P.E., ectopic pregnancy, asthma, seizures, broken bones, head...
    Apr 7
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. New ED Nurse
    Study labs, meds and "what to look for" on most common reasons patient come to ED: chest pain, abdominal pain in different quadrants, P.E., ectopic pregnancy, asthma, seizures, broken bones, head...
    Apr 4
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Walk me through your ER
    89 bed Level 1 Trauma center with our own helicopters and fixed wing airplanes. Tooth aches to aortic dissections. 3 Trauma bays but it's being remodeled to accommodate more and include an ICU in...
    Apr 4
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Managing pre shift anxiety?
    Reviewing skills on youtube actually helped me with things like Artline setups.
    Dec 14, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Charcoal/NG tubes
    Never try to put it through and NG that is smaller than a 16 or you will find yourself buying new scrubs Happened to two coworkers of mine.
    Nov 16, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Staffing/Patient Ratios in your ED
    Level 1 trauma. 1:3 unless you're in the 3 resuscitation bays. Then it's 3 patients to 2 nurses.
    Sep 7, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Back in the ER have a few questions
    Appys, gall bladder problems, aortic dissections, GI bleeds from unknown sources, sepsis, traumas, heart attacks, cellulitis, asthma, RF patients with elevated potassium and blood pressures, altered...
    Jul 26, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. orientaton for experienced nurses
    I work level 1 where experienced nurses get 6 weeks. 2 weeks is way too short (and 6 is a bit long)
    Jul 3, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Emergency departments willing to give a dedicated new graduate a chance….. realistic
    Small hospitals will hire ADNs. Bigger hospital will do it after 1 yr ED experience. I started out in smaller hospital and then moved Level 1 in 2 yrs.
    Jun 3, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Nurses week gifts from employer
    A thank you email. But in October for ER nurses week, they do usually do nice things like lunch, cake and tshirts.
    May 9, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Thoughts on starting off in the ER as a new grad?
    Go for it!! I started out Level II and now work Level I. Been working over 3 yrs with only ER experience. I love my job and I hope you will too.
    Apr 30, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. NEW TO THE ER WORLD
    Congratulations! I hope you love it. It all comes with time and every ER has it's own procedures but : If they fainted- they will need an EKG and expect to fluid bolus them. Chest pain - Line,...
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. Brain Sheet
    I use plain 8 x 11 paper. I write as follows Name Chief Complaint Allergies Abnormal labs IV location I underline tasks that have been done and "circle" tasks that...
    Feb 10, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Nights in the ER??
    I have worked nights for 2 1/2 years. I sleep right away when I get home until 3p when I have to get my kids. I switch back to "normal sleeping" on my days off. When I need to go back on nights I...
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Help!!! Floor nurse applied for ED position
    I've seen many floor nurses do well in the ED. Congratulations!!
    Oct 12, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. Treat for staff on my first night of work? Opinions please?!
    Individually wrapped candy, especially chocolate
    Aug 4, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Anyone in the ED used EPIC.  Go live soon in ED.
    We just switched to this. I don't like the I's and O's or the blood admin features but I like it over all. Good luck!
    Jul 25, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Nurse/Patient ratio in the ED?
    4:1 Max in my ED, but my old ED was poorly run so you could get more than that. Maxed out at 8
    Jul 9, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. personal question...
    In MI, $26.86 plus shift diff.
    Jul 9, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Shoes. Yes. Shoes.
    I wear Asics running shoes. Bought them at Dick's Sporting Goods, $110
    May 27, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. Scrubs in the Emergency Department
    Navy scrubs required by my previous ER. Navy scrubs with hospital logo given to us by our new ER. In both hospitals, every department wears scrubs too.
    Apr 21, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. Grey's Anatomy junior fit- need advice
    You would be an XS. I wear a Small and I wear a size 6 pant. I wear a medium top because I find them tight across the chest.
    Apr 12, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  24. Panic setting in as start date nears.....
    I too had 6 weeks orientation in ER. I think that if you study, as you seem to be doing, a new grad can succeed in ER. Utube can be surprisingly helpful. I found a great video on Art lines there. ...
    Apr 7, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. Nursing student starting ED placement in the fall. Need Advice/Tips
    I work ED. Germsjackson gave you great advice. Good luck to you! I hope you love it
    Apr 1, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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