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  1. Working for free?
    I've worked at places I had to do it every single day. Standing next to my tele monitors for 3 minutes waiting for my patient to re-arrest while eating half a slice of cold pizza is not a meal...
    Feb 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Inserting an NG tube post arrest
    It's been a while but I did a paper on nursing school about research leaning toward ng over og in an intubated pt. Something about not having to retube once they're extubated if they still need the...
    Feb 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. It's just a ******* straight cath!!!
    Come to the Emergency Department. We cath and place ivs all the time and the MD says... "Oh thanks for doing that...I'll order it." :inlove:
    Feb 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Will I have to deal with a lot of blood in nursing school?
    When I was in nursing school a classmate and I were ambulating my pt to the bathroom when his recent abdominal incision dehisced. Exposed intestines obviously. nursing home=complex stage 4...
    Feb 2
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  5. Stop Interrupting
    I'm very scatterbrained and I used to feel like if I didn't ask while I was thinking about it if wouldn't remember. Keeping a notepad handy and asking the questions you think of at a more appropriate...
    Feb 2
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Hostile work environment - Violent Doctor
    I left L&D after situation after situation like this occurred with physicians and culminated with a surgeon throwing a clamp at me mid procedure and hitting me in the belly with it while I was...
    Feb 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Being micromanaged by a CMA?
    Oh helll no...no med aide would be writing me up for forgetting to label applesauce during a 50pt med pass. Stand up for yourself!
    Feb 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Dumping on the ER?
    Lupie, I don't mind taking care of anyone. It's difficult for us to discern just from a story what the patient really looked like...and if you had a feeling it's always better to act on it than...
    Jan 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Dumping on the ER?
    Insightful. I was wondering when someone else would realize I should get paid out the waz to sit on my duff and pin to my recipe board and do 0 patient care. It's the whole reason I busted my butt in...
    Jan 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Critical Care Nursing vs Emergency Nurse
    3 years in the Emergency Department...I am confident but never comfortable...that's how you miss the little things and kill someone. ED is awesome if you don't mind being the dumping ground/red...
    Jan 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Dumping on the ER?
    If if her afib is historical and her rate controlled...an irregular pulse is nothing to be concerned about. I mean this in all kindness...do you know what a thready pulse means? I totally agree with...
    Jan 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Being forced to stay at work. (West Virginia)
    This did happen once at a place I worked but everyone had to log their time and were paid accordingly...even while sleeping and just hanging out between shifts. I don't know the legality of it and in...
    Jan 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Medication Error: I feel stupid
    I'd bet my last penny her non compliance with her beta blocker caused her to be Brady...def not 1 lousy mg of dilaudid and a muscle relaxer. No med error, carry on.
    Jan 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. ER dropping the ball?
    Have you ever started your shift by unsuccessfully coding an infant after his mother's meth crazed boyfriend tossed him against a wall(given 0 time on shift to debrief after) been physically...
    Jan 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Why no IM injections??
    Think about the route. IV, SQ, and IM are all totally different when you get right down to it. Where is the needle when you give IM vs SQ?
    Jan 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. ER dropping the ball?
    Just throwing this out there: for our trauma residents Succ sucks and Roc rocks. Our pts stay paralyzed for much longer than 10 min, but like PP said, they're out of the trauma bay within 15-20 min...
    Jan 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Average salary for experienced BSN in Atlanta, GA?
    3+ years ago when I started out as a new grad ADN in Atlanta I was paid $23.50 +.50 cents diff when I acquired ACLS, $2 for nights and another $1.50 for weekends. My hospital didn't give a diff for...
    Jan 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. When doctors and directors attack!
    Every time there is something like scenario #1, you need to chart "Dr. Liar made aware of blah blah blah, no orders received." Every. Single. Time.
    Jan 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Do RNs do a lot of heavy lifting?
    ED is tons of heavy lifting and turning. It seems like there wouldn't be a lot of heavy lifting in L&D but in my short stint there I did a lot. Pts who get epidurals sometimes require a two or...
    Jan 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. ER dropping the ball?
    This is a problem on both sides. At most EDs I work in we have to take our ICU pts up ourselves for bedside report. Great...but who's responsible for my other 4-5 while I'm up there? I usually just...
    Jan 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Is this what nursing is about?
    I don't think it's nursing necessarily...it just seems more common because nursing is a female dominated profession. My mom and sister are teachers...same crap going on at school.
    Jan 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. New Grad Training: Telemetry Realistic?
    I did many basic ekg trainings as a baby ED nurse but I didn't understand jack about rhythms until I took ACLS. Defintely recommended even if it's not required for your floor.
    Jan 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. ER dropping the ball?
    I could generalize about med/surg nurses due to all the RRs I've gone to where lack of assessment skills or appropriate interventions to prevent deterioration were blatant. I had a med/surg nurse...
    Jan 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Pregnant during third semester and deliver in Summer
    What if you get put on long term bed rest and have to be out a whole semester? You have to be aware that things may not go 100% textbook perfectly as far as pregnancy. I had a whoops pregnancy...
    Jan 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. New nurse feeling incompetent
    A little fear of incompetence is healthy...it keeps you from killing someone.
    Jan 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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