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  1. Triage complaints- the good, the bad, and the shocking.
    Haha every time I get one of these I just want to say, "mine bleeds once a month too and I survive it every single time. Go home."
    Jul 14, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Terrible Medication error
    I gave 100mg IVP yesterday, so I'm not understanding why this is so bad. Did one dose of Lasix bring a K level down THAT much or did this pt have a low K level already?
    Apr 18, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  3. Whats your biggest pet peeve working in the ED?
    I had a lady the other day ask me to feed her husband. I almost asked her if her arms were broken, but found a better way to say it. Her husband could have fed himself for that matter.
    Mar 5, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Aspiring ER nurse with a few questions. :-)
    I don't think you need a masters to be an ER nurse. I love my job. I have good days and bad days. Bad days consist of very sick patients that need more attention to give them, extremely demented...
    Mar 2, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Whats your biggest pet peeve working in the ED?
    OMG. I had one the other day that I nicknamed *ussy boy. He was 22 and screamed like a little girl when I removed the tegaderm. He was literally in tears. Really????
    Mar 2, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Whats your biggest pet peeve working in the ED?
    Another one from yesterday. A pt who opened the cabinet, got a bedpan, put herself on the bedpan, poured the urine into a specimen cup and then called me to say it was ready. I was like, "ma'am, the...
    Mar 2, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Whats your biggest pet peeve working in the ED?
    Ok I have another one. I'm beginning to really dread pts with abdominal pain. I can't even tell you the last pt I had with that complaint that actually had something wrong with them. And then they...
    Mar 1, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Whats your biggest pet peeve working in the ED?
    I have two of them (at the moment). When pts have that beloved abdominal pain and report nausea too--and the spend the whole time spitting into a bin. Really? Spitting? It doesn't make me think...
    Mar 1, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Am I Only one who is irritated by doctors and medical shows?
    It's so annoying when they are inaccurate! Private Practice had a seizure pt and the doc said "give 10mg of Lorazepam IVP" I was like WOW! I've never given more than 2mg to an actively seizing pt....
    Feb 24, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Care plan help. Vomiting
    Manage pain Administer meds Assess vitals Assess bowel sounds educate patient on NPO status and additional s/s that may cause additional problems
    Feb 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  11. Patients who can do ADLs but want nurses to
    Ugh! A big pet peeve of mine. I work in the ER and everyone thinks they are dying!! I had a pt the other day that unfortunately an admit hold because we had no beds. I had to put the pills in his...
    Feb 19, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Dealimg with radiology
    How does everyone deal with radiology when they try and take a patient while you are trying to start a work up or do an assessment? I find myself basically getting pushed out of the room and them I...
    Feb 7, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Whats your favorite montra or saying?
    They are all crazy until proven otherwise.
    Feb 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. What do you do first, besides "ABC"?
    I actually prefer it when the doc beats me to the room, if the patient is stable. Then I can go in there and assess and implement orders. Saves me time. When I'm trying to assess and the doc walks...
    Feb 1, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Pay check??
    Much happiness! I get paid every 2 weeks and my first check was $300 less than what I used to make in a full month at my previous job as a marketing coordinator. And I'm not even at my full rate, I...
    Feb 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Whats the best thing you like about the ER? Whats the least you like?
    The best: teamwork, having a doctor available, never having the same day twice and saving a patients life. The worst: not having help when I really need it, needy and dramatic patients that take me...
    Feb 1, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. How to stop the drug seeker?
    Unless the docs all ban together and refuse, it won't stop. And even then, they will probably continue to come.
    Feb 1, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. any rags to riches stories
    With that attitude, I'm sure you will get a job!
    Feb 1, '13
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  19. Calling all new ER grads starting Feb 2013
    New grad here, in my 3rd week of orientation in the ER. I was a tech there for a year and a half and also did my senior level preceptorship in another ER. I LOVE my job. LOVE. I have had some...
    Jan 29, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. For anyone who's done the Kaplan Qbank?
    That's what I would average on my Saunder's tests and ATI. The highest I ever got was 82% with a majority between 65% and 70%. It sounds like you will be fine. Good luck!!
    Jan 21, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  21. New Grad Discussion Thread
    Congratulations!!! I am somewhat struggling with an overwhelming sense of responsibility that I have never felt until now. I second guess myself on every little thing I do. I'm in the ER and did my...
    Jan 21, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. New grad, have a full time job, should I take a PRN one too?
    Hi all, I'm a new grad and work in the ER I tech'ed in during nursing school. I did my preceptorship during my last semester at a different hospital. That hospital separates the main ER and the...
    Jan 19, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. How many weeks did you all study for the test?
    I didn't study all that much. Maybe 4-5 days. I looked over Hurst review book from a friend, did questions from Saunders and ATI. Passed with 80 questions. The test was pretty awful and I didn't...
    Jan 15, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  24. Took nclex
    I took it Friday and I'm hoping the board posts something today. I thought it was awful! Good luck, hope we both get good news soon!!
    Jan 14, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  25. Failed 7th time NCLEX RN. Am I a really a failure?
    I felt like the Hurst review book in itself was amazing. It really put everything in one place and are studying easier. Good luck to you!
    Jan 14, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum


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