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  1. New nurse-what do I bring daily for work?
    Stethoscope, pens, penlight, trauma shears, hemostats, nail file, Motrin, healthy snacks, water bottle, phone with apps (no way you can get to your locker to look something up right away. Plus unit...
    Nov 13, '15
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. How often did YOU see the school nurse?
    One time that I can remember. Playing a game called "wall ball" (don't ask), when I slammed into the brick wall, chipped two of my front teeth and split my top lip open. Didn't even want to go, but...
    Nov 12, '15
    Forum: School Nurses
  3. Hitler, an ICU charge nurse, receiving morning report
    That was classic!
    Nov 11, '15
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  4. ER pain treatment after accident without ID on the person?
    We never check ID before giving scripts for controlled substances. They will need their ID when they get to the pharmacy to pick up the meds. If the name on the script doesn't match the name on the...
    Nov 7, '15
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. TPA when drunk
    Was there a blood alcohol level done? Sent from my iPhone using allnurses
    Oct 19, '15
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. IVC but no policy
    In my ED we will sign pink commitment papers for someone who is abusing drugs or alcohol. These papers are good for 48 hours. White commitment papers are for psych issues (SI, depression, acute...
    Oct 17, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Charting Systems
    We use Medhost in our ED. Best charting system ever. Point and click, very simple to use Sent from my iPhone using allnurses
    Oct 11, '15
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  8. Nurse Corps loan repayment 2015
    Denied again. So frustrated Sent from my iPhone using allnurses
    Sep 26, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Nurse Corps loan repayment 2015
    Mine still says under review. Sent from my iPhone using allnurses
    Sep 14, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Administering Fentanyl
    In the ED we give it frequently IV. Sent from my iPhone using allnurses
    Sep 12, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Any HRSA 2015 Applicants?
    Has anyone not had a credit check done and gotten the award? Do you have to have a good credit score to be in the running for the award?
    Aug 7, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Coherent Speech with massive stroke and end of life
    sorry for the confusing title. I need some input My father-in-law had a massive stroke 4 days ago. Right side paralysis, no swallowing ability, no coherent speech Until tonight He had (on numerous...
    Nov 13, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  13. ER computer programs
    Medhost. I find that it has a good flow thru the charting.
    Sep 10, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. Trauma roon in your ED... who gets it?
    Generally whoever has the trauma room also has two other rooms. If that nurse gets a trauma, then we try to not put any patients in her other two rooms, or if we do then they are very minor care...
    Jul 12, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. How long to wait for license number?
    Ok took boards Wednesday. Got good pop-up. Found out today that I passed via the Quick results. So about how much longer do I have to wait to recieve a license number? My job will not start training...
    Jun 17, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  16. Pearsonvue Trick - Does it Work Every Time? Part 2
    Took boards this morning. 77 questions, a bunch of SATA and priority. Got the good pop up on Pearson Vue. Waiting on more official results, but so far so good! I studied using Kaplan. My school...
    Jun 15, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  17. Triage
    Wow! As a clerk, assessments should not be part of your job description. Now when I am out in triage, if there are 20 people waiting to be triaged and someone comes in looking distressed or extremely...
    Jan 9, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. How much do techs make?
    South Carolina area and I make 10.50/hour. I also have 3 years exp and work days
    Jan 9, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Dansko "dress code" at your place of work
    As a previous poster said, refer to your school's policy on dress code, not the hospital's. I am in my final semester of nursing and we are still required to wear all white top to bottom regardless...
    Dec 29, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Registration By RNs in Triage or ER Registration Clerk?
    Patient comes in the front door and fills out a form with their CC, Name, DOB, SSN and phone number. The triage clerk then does a "pre-reg" which prints out a sheet of stickers and an armband. At no...
    Nov 23, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Thank you to the Techs....
    As a nursing student and an ER tech, thank you for your appreciation! I try to do what I can for the nurses to help them out. I think that anytime I am busy, I imagine how they must feel with all the...
    Dec 3, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. Helicopter Crash in SC
    I don't post over here, but I wanted to ask you all to extend your thoughts and prayers to the families of the Omniflight crash that occured in SC last night. We lost three wonderful people who were...
    Sep 26, '09
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  23. How do I position myself to get hired in an ER as a PCT?
    I managed to get in because I was already working in the hospital on the medical floor. I was getting bored with my job, so I inquired about the ER and was lucky enough to get in. It helped that I...
    Jun 28, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. Tell me if this is the norm in your er!
    There is absolutely no way a tech should be suturing anyone regardless of how much training they have. A doctor or a PA should be the only one suturing anything. That goes beyond the tech's scope of...
    Jun 18, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. What and where do your CNAs document?
    I don't know what caretracker is but we do have a computerized charting system. I am an ER tech and I chart everything I do including splints,vitals,comfort measures, output etc etc. Whatever it is...
    Jan 24, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing