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  1. Concept map help:she is dehydrated and also in excess fluid volume so im confused in what
    Why is pt edematous? Low albumin? Maybe pt needs albumin infusion. If renal function is not impaired, maybe pt can receive normal saline along with lasix.
    Nov 23, '14
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  2. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    We had a pt come in for cc of "I need to sign up for food stamps and Medicaid" Also a pt with possible genital herpes for 7 months. Really? Ever heard of a clinic?
    Sep 27, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. What is the worst mistake you've made as a nurse?
    I'm sorry but that is not "a huge mistake"
    Aug 28, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Love, love, love the ER but hate it too
    Is there such thing as claiming safe harbor in your state?
    Aug 2, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Stethoscope  for a PCT?
    When I worked as a PCT on the floor I didn't need one at all but the techs at the ER I work at have one because they have to do a lot of manual BPs on trauma pts, but some get away without having one.
    Jul 22, '14
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  6. Good pop up but so worried
    I only had 4 SATA and I passed...
    Jul 22, '14
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  7. Am I Being Bullied?
    The only thing I can say it's stop trying so hard, just makes things awkward. Just mind your own business, use your free time to learn more things. Whatever relationship evolves just let it happen...
    Jul 19, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. confused about PRN use
    If the pt is reporting anxiety in addition to hearing voices, haldol and Ativan should be given together. Ativan is for anxiety and haldol is an antipsychotic, the pt will probably fall asleep but...
    Jul 19, '14
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  9. PCU to ER?
    I would take the ICU job, critical care experience is a huge plus to getting hired in the ER. Good luck!
    Jul 17, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. If you could just pick up and leave, where would you go?
    I live here in San Antonio, I don't think I would want to live anywhere else. I wish the weather wasn't so hot but I manage cause I love it here.
    Jul 13, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Would "trendy" hair make hiring managers reconsider hiring you?
    If you're that concerned why not just wait after you get a job? I have a coworker with the same haircut you described who got hired where I work so it may or may not be a problem but just play it...
    May 17, '14
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  12. Unsafe ED
    I once had a floor nurse report me to my charge nurse in the ED because I sent a patient up who's colostomy bag was full and an ordered foley was not done. Granted I did not know the bag was full and...
    May 3, '14
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  13. Things you'd like to say to....
    One last one: For the love of God please just please stop acting like a huge va jay jay... You made a conscious decision to go bull riding like a "tough macho man" now take that shoulder...
    Feb 17, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. Things you'd like to say to....
    To the young, walkie-talkie pt: No, I definitely will NOT arrange transportation for you, you can walk over to the bus stop or use the free phone in the waiting room to call a friend. To the pt...
    Feb 17, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. I have an interview in a level 1 trauma center, need advice!
    I stumbled up on this old thread and just wanted to say 6 months of working in the ER and it has been the best experience of my life! I only had to work a whooping ONE night shift and then officially...
    Dec 21, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. SATA weakness! Help!
    I think everyone's weakness are SATA questions.. I took my test today and only got 4 SATA. Test shut off at 80 questions and I got the good pop up. You might not even get many questions like that,...
    Jun 25, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  17. Anybody take it today 6/25
    I took it today too. 2 hours and I'm guessing 80 questions because I got to 75 and it just gave me a few more questions after that. Although it was a pretty tough test I felt good when I finished. ...
    Jun 25, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  18. Just need to vent :(
    Thank you for reading my post I seriously cannot stop thinking about this and I need to vent, my husband is not in healthcare and he's the only one I've talked to but I feel that he doesn't...
    May 8, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. Best Hallucinations Thread
    I had a patient with hepatic encephalopathy tell me to get all my children under control pointing to an empty corner and she also said "look at all the little kittens" while pointing to the floor. ...
    Apr 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. New Grad w/an offer but now an interview for dream(?) job!
    I'd say go to the interview and see where it goes from there. Sounds like you are leaning more towards ER from what I read on your post, you can always transfer later to another floor if you don't...
    Apr 16, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  21. Accepted!! What to do this summer in preparation
    What to do in preparation? um lets see... sleep A LOT, spend lots of time with family and friends, enjoy the summer!
    Apr 16, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  22. What am I doing wrong! I just want to cry
    I think you should meet with your instructor and let her know what's going on. Maybe he/she can offer some advice and help you work out a plan. After all, they write the test they know best where...
    Apr 7, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. Hospital closing my entire unit.
    This sounds very familiar. My friend works at a hospital here in San Antonio who is going through the exact same thing right now. Hang in there and I hope you get a job soon! :)
    Apr 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. ER Reservations and Concierge Services at Hospitals Boost Bottom Lines
    This is just encouraging the use of the ER for non-emergent medical issues, this is so ridiculous and I hope this doesn't start happening everywhere. If you can wait at home comfortably, it is not...
    Apr 4, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  25. I have an interview in a level 1 trauma center, need advice!
    Thank you! how about interpreting EKGs? I feel like nursing school did not do a very good job in that area, do you know where I can find some help with that?
    Apr 3, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing