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  1. What would you do?
    Thanks. And yes I realize that the hospital has put us in a no-win situation when they closed our L&D. I would have even gone so far as to start some labs... I drew the blood but wasn't allowed to...
    Dec 10, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. What would you do?
    I work in a small ED that is part of a larger system. About a year and a half ago the powers that be decided that one of our sister hospitals needed to be a level 1 NICU. In doing that they closed...
    Dec 10, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. What's in your pocket - ER Style
    This is almost exactly what I have in my pockets... except I always have a few alcohol swabs. I have found that they are quite adequate for jotting down a set of vitals. Plus I'm not wasting paper...
    Sep 5, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Are The Journals back yet?
    I've really been missing my journal too! And yours Mercy and Tweety. :)
    Mar 21, '12
    Forum: How To Use Site
  5. Is volunteering in an ED a good way to get my foot in the door?
    You could volunteer, that won't get you the skill set you need to survive. Here's what I did: I worked med/surg for about 2 years and learned a lot about assessing pts, and time management. Both...
    Dec 12, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. After my 12, I just want to go home! RANT
    I once floated to a unit in our hospital who recorded report for the oncoming shift. The off-going nurses would just take turns when they had the time at the end of their shift and the ones getting...
    Nov 16, '11
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  7. You Know Things Are Bad When Doctor Visits Plunge 8% Year-Over-Year
    This must be why we have been seeing record numbers of patients in our ER. :cool:
    Oct 17, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. Do FNP's really make 80k to 90k a year?
    No kidding... and what good is making all that money if you're too tired to spend it.
    Apr 25, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  9. MRSA precautions in the ER?
    wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands... and when your done with that wash them again! ;) Also as others have posted be sure to wiped down stretchers and equipment between patients. ...
    Apr 19, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. What HAVE you said to patients???
    Sometimes that's what it takes to get them to realize why we have to do things. I bet he got a "deer in the headlights" look on his face and did exactly what you asked after that.
    Apr 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Planning to have a baby.. new nurse
    I would wait until about 6 months after you find a job. That way your new employer can see what kind of nurse the non-pregnant you will be. Your first year as a nurse is hard enough adding a...
    Apr 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Sterile gloves during procedures
    sterile gloves for doing procedures such as removing sutures and such is a waste of time. the wound itself is dirty (aka germy) i used to work on a "wound care" med/surg unit... multiple dressing...
    Mar 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Sigh.  Is this really how we are graded?
    When I have pts refusing meds like that I usually politely suggest that they would be more comfortable recovering at home (sign out AMA)... I've not once had anyone actually do it, but it gives the...
    Mar 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Sigh.  Is this really how we are graded?
    After receiving a complaint by a pt once... I was told to never tell a patient that I have other patients. Makes it sound like I'm too busy for them. Instead I'm supposed to say (in my best...
    Mar 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. How I miss my beloved text-paging
    If you are using this information for direct patient care... it's not a HIPAA violation. Perhaps that Cardiologist needs some more education on the finer points of that legislation. Or maybe you...
    Mar 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Being overly sensitive/overly emotional when dealing with patients
    i agree with most of what the other posters have said. i want to add that after a while being that emotional at your full time job is going to wear you out... actually burn you out. nursing is a...
    Mar 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Reprimanded for giving glucagon?!!!
    It doesn't sound like this patient was stable enough to take oral ANYTHING. Glucagon was on hand and to call 911 would have just delay treatment of the low bs. I woulda done the same thing.
    Mar 17, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Should second-hand smoke be illegal in a home with children?
    Really? attempted murder? I don't think so. I agree that you shouldn't smoke around your kids... or anyone else who doesn't smoke for that matter. This world is full of things that you shouldn't...
    Mar 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Should second-hand smoke be illegal in a home with children?
    The loss of tax revenue alone will prevent this from ever happening.
    Mar 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. advice  patient over the phone
    Generally it's a huge liability to give any type of advice over the phone. Usually, after hearing what the symptoms are I tell people that we can give advice based on a phone conversation and it's...
    Mar 7, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. New to Emergency
    I just finished up my first year as an ED nurse... love it! :redbeathe My advice would be that if there is anything big going on be in the middle of it. Your coworkers need things like ng's,...
    Mar 7, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. RNs tell your hospitals to hire new grads
    Ask around, there are a lot of older nurses out there who had just as hard a time finding a job as some of the new grads now. I had instructors who graduated in the 80's who said they were lucky to...
    Mar 6, '11
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  23. Holy Abscess!  Not for the faint of heart
    Dude needs a wound vac or something... I wonder how he's doing.
    Mar 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Nurses refusing to draw pre-chemo labs through mediport b/c of infection risk?
    I'm in the ED and if a pt has a port more often then not we access it... depending on whether we think they are going to be admitted. However, most pt's who are sick enough to need a port do get...
    Feb 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. No gloves ever?!?
    I agree. This fella is not only endangering the patients by spreading germs to everything he touches, he's endangering his coworkers as well. I can just imagine him picking up the phone or using the...
    Feb 24, '11
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety