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  1. Why don't you just read the chart?
    I am an ER nurse. When I give report, I systematically use SBAR. When I am finished, I always ask, "What else would you like to know?" What irritates the crap out of me is to be interrupted with...
    Jul 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Why don't you just read the chart?
    I am witnessing a substantial incidence of deficient reading comprehension throughout this thread. Given the OP's need to issue multiple clarifications about the subject of "guessing" and other...
    Jul 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Let me be clear......insert bolshy thread title here
    "Thanks, Ouiser. Nothin' like a good piece o' a$$!"
    Jul 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Article: Paramedics equal to RNs
    duplicate post deleted
    Jul 4
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  5. Article: Paramedics equal to RNs
    I don't work under a doctor. You evidently do not understand that medicine and nursing are two separate disciplines. If I worked under a doctor, I wouldn't need a nursing license.
    Jul 4
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  6. I got reported to HR
    To answer your question, I think both parties bear some of the responsibility. There are any number of examples I can give here that have racial or ethnic context. There are some that have...
    Jul 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Nurses Notes: Guidelines On What Not To Chart
    I simply chart "attempted to call report." This works because if I am able to actually give report, then I am going to chart that I gave report to whomever is accepting the pt. (this in response to...
    Jul 4
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. New grade RN vs Experienced RN?
    Why is your work experience not considered just because it was not in the USA? Was the work you did in the other country essentially equivalent to the scope of RN practice here in the States?
    Mar 13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Best ER Tricks what it meant is like putting two tourniquet to get the IV
    I keep one of those Duracell headband lights in my locker for these situations. Keeps my hands free.
    Mar 8
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Best ER Tricks what it meant is like putting two tourniquet to get the IV
    SurgiLube dissolves dried blood...keeps you from having to scrub so hard. Coat the wound with a generous amount of lube, let it sit for 5 mins, and then wipe away with little to no elbow grease.
    Mar 8
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Best ER Tricks what it meant is like putting two tourniquet to get the IV
    Our SpaceLabs monitors have a venous stasis function that does this for us right from the NIBP monitor with the touch of a button.
    Mar 8
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. EJ PIV access
    Given the fact that the INS has retired their 2008 position paper on the insertion of EJs by nurses, what is the latest and greatest regarding this issue?
    Mar 4
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  13. NNOC/NNU
    I am already a member who pays union dues. I realize that I didn't specify that in my original post. Let me see if being a bit more specific with a question will help to tame some of the...
    Feb 19
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  14. NNOC/NNU
    Thank you for the links, herring. I will definitely give these a listen. This is my first experience ever working in a place with union representation.
    Feb 19
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  15. Overflow in the er
    We've had that too lately, but thankfully, our Director will usually arrange to have an additional nurse come in to take an assignment of just the admit holds. This helps tremendously, not just...
    Feb 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. NNOC/NNU
    Why won't the union stick to the issues that the union was organized to address in the first place? Cognitive dissonance is a terribly uncomfortable thing for me, and I am steeped in it right now as...
    Feb 17
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  17. Senate bill changes FT status for healthcare purposes to 40 hours a week leaving us out
    Happened to me. I was float pool, working a minimum of 36 hours a week in a small, rural, county-owned 84 bed facility. I didn't want or need the health benefits (because Tricare). Thanks to ACA,...
    Feb 17
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  18. Subservience to the docs
    "You can actually see the situation deteriorate through my notes. Ugghhh" "I've witnessed a few situations already that resulted in poor outcomes and am wondering how I can do my job if we're not...
    Feb 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Ask a question till reporting nurse can't answer one
    My response lately is "Shall I continue to give you my report about what I know to be of importance, or would you just like to ask me about the things you think are important? If you will let me...
    Feb 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Subservience to the docs
    I don't think waiting for doctors' orders is subservience. I think it's staying within my scope of practice. If the facility's culture is that nurses wait for orders before initiating procedures...
    Feb 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Police Holds
    Couldn't agree with you more! This is a safety concern for staff as well as for other patients! Our facility has a contract with a private security company. When we have a patient on any kind of a...
    Feb 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Paramedics in ER
    I am in Texas too. Our medics' scope is defined by our EMS director who is also one of our ER medical directors. Some of the things our medics can do are triage, start IVs, draw labs, insert...
    Feb 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. Denied employment at agency due to ordered prescriptions
    http:// http://www.franczek.com/frontcenter-370.html
    Nov 10, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Why is Nursing not in the top ten most stressful jobs for 2014!
    I won't shop on Thanksgiving because I will likely be working, and if I'm not working, I will be sharing the day with family and friends. I don't personally feel compelled to boycott retailers who...
    Nov 6, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Recent changes to allnurses
    I'm running Firefox with no issues, and I like the changes.
    Nov 6, '14
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements


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