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  1. TAXI DISCHARGES
    I'm gonna have to play Devils advocate here as my response is going to go against several posts. I dont care care how people get home. I'm the ER nurse. You're discharged and it essentially means...
    Aug 22
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. That one random nugget of information from nursing school that you've never forgotten..
    The carina is the y shaped junction at the bottom of the trachea. The muco-ciliary (spelling?) elevator brings up sputum and mucus up from the throat and the sinuses. Totally useless crap.
    Aug 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. How does your ED address the Observation Unit?
    Our Obs unit is considered part of the ER. However we as ER nurses do not float to Obs and Obs nurses don't float to ER. Honestly, the ER staff regards OBs as a completely different unit. The acuity...
    Aug 11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. ER Wishlist Items!
    I would ask for more staff. Period. Allocate more money for more staff. That's all I want. Forget equipment, forget new machines, forget renovations...just give us more staff. Period.
    Aug 11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Working in a Trauma Center but nervous about Traumas, advice appreciated
    Traumas are no different in my mind than any other case. I kid you not. You do all the basics and then troubleshoot from there. Monitor, line, labs, meds...ABCs...assessment...Usually when traumas...
    Aug 11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    Pregnancy testing. Or a few weeks back a patient came in for a rash that had been there for 1 year (I kid you not). He waited in the lobby for hours only to get screened.:roflmao:
    Aug 11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. ER wait times
    I'm truthful. I tell them there will be at least an hour wait if there are 5+ people in the lobby. (Even if it will be only 15 minutes). If there are 15 people in the lobby then 2 hours. 15+ I'm...
    Aug 11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. What is your ER policy for lunch breaks?
    ER #1 sounds wonderful. :up:
    Aug 11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. What is your ER policy for lunch breaks?
    We don't get lunch breaks. It's just not something that happens. Because of our high acuity and high census we are constantly busy. It's hard to ask another drowning nurse to help watch your patients...
    Aug 11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. HIPPA Violation Question: Triage
    I was told the other day that it is a violation for the triage nurse to tell patients waiting in the lobby what the wait time is or how many people are ahead of them. To give a brief overview of...
    Jul 2
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Urgent Expiring License Question....
    If my license expires January 31, 2015... Does that mean: I can work all day on January 31 ? Or does that mean I need to clock out tonight when the clock strikes midnight? I go in to work...
    Jan 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Nurse/Patient ratio in the ED?
    3-4:1 no matter what area you're in...3 is this the room, the 4th is the hallway.
    Jul 16, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Verbal Abuse...I Gave What I Got...
    Has anyone ever snapped while on the job? After all of the verbal abuse has anyone ever just gave back to the patient what they give to us? I did last night...all the threads I've searched no one has...
    Jul 16, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. Please go home...you are stable enough to be discharged...don't make me call security
    What is the best way to discharge patients easily? It seems like the hardest thing is discharge. People expect to be admitted for every and anything. Most of the time I as the nurse get the grief. I...
    Oct 18, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. ICE " in case of emergency "  apps worth it ?
    It's no good for me because my phone has an automatic lock on it.
    May 26, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. ICE " in case of emergency "  apps worth it ?
    My question is how is anyone gonna figure out how to unlock my phone? And then they'd have to search through the apps to find the ICE app. But again, how do you unlock a locked phone? I have a card...
    May 10, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. Best way to space out 12-hr night shifts?
    I also do 3 in a row. If not I feel even more exhausted. And after work it's not that difficult to fall asleep. The light and a ringing phone doesn't phase me.
    May 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. How much do you get paid for being on call?
    I work at a major hospital...and I get all of $0.00/per for being on call. WooHoo!!!
    Apr 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Online TX License Renewal Question
    In response to my own question...since I don't see an option to delete this thread...I saw the online chat option on the BNE website and the support guy said that you do have to mail or fax in your...
    Jan 28, '11
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  20. Online TX License Renewal Question
    On the BNE website it states that: "Proof of continuing education must be received in our office in order for the license to be released for renewal." Does this mean I need to mail in copies of my...
    Jan 28, '11
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  21. Drawing Labs from IV Line
    Q: What's the easiest way to explain to a patient that you cannot draw blood from their IV line? Usually these lines don't give back blood and trying is futile. I generally explain that a smaller...
    Nov 12, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    I just want to say "SHUT UP!!!" to some of my patients. The talkers...oh the talkers. They talk for hours on end about things that really aren't relevant to their care. A little talk here and there...
    Oct 26, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Nurses not speaking english at work
    I work nights and I am the only native American RN who is on staff. We do have one native secretary and one native PCA. So out of 30 or so night staff we are a minority. It's difficult when everyone...
    Oct 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Milk and Molasses Enemas
    I had a physician order it, but the pharmacy said we don't carry molasses. I called CS and the kitchen, but there was again, no molasses. I finally called the doctor back and asked if we could just...
    Oct 14, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Disheartened at work
    As a med-surg nurse I have to say...it's a jungle out there. It's like eat or be eaten, sink or swim. All I can say is consider changing your specialty. I am currently in the process of re-evaluation...
    Aug 26, '10
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing


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