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  1. ER dropping the ball?
    One of our ICU nurses came down to work with us in the ED Saturday night. She told me at the end of the shift how much she appreciated all we did. She saw the Code-STEMI who was in and out in 28...
    Jan 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. ER dropping the ball?
    Code strokes go directly to CT upon admit to the ER at our hospital. Insulin drips get hung, Potassium runs are given. That's just how it is. There are protocols that ER's have to follow. Your...
    Jan 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. ER dropping the ball?
    well, then they should have transferred this patient out to another hospital that has ICU beds available. Our ICU is currently closed due to a roof leak. We have 3 ICU make-shift beds in PCU right...
    Jan 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. ER dropping the ball?
    I don't know what hospital you work at, but our ER nurses don't screw anyone. We have 30 minutes to get a patient upstairs after admit orders are written. We have held patients longer to allow the...
    Jan 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. ER dropping the ball?
    Isn't it up to the admitting doctor what floor this patient should go to? Who lied? Our hospitalist usually come down to the ER to see the patient before orders are written. Our house supervisor...
    Jan 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. ER dropping the ball?
    Amen!
    Jan 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. How long should one grieve after losing job?
    3 months of orientation isn't enough. Our new grads are in orientation for 6 months. It takes a little time to develop those critical thinking skills. You are being too hard on yourself. Forget...
    Jan 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. How to deal with angry doctors
    These doctors signed up for this. They get paid nicely for what they do. I've been a nurse now for 20 years and don't take a lot of crap off any of them. I'd report the threat, which that is what...
    May 14, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. My first pediatric code...still shaken
    Just like the other nurses have said, kids can turn quickly. Good rule of thumb is when you know a pediatric is coming in resp, go ahead and call RT for backup. It gets better! Hang in there!
    Dec 13, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Er triage assessment
    Using the word lethargic is more of a diagnostic term. In triage, you should say "pt appears weak" or "pt/family reports weakness."
    Dec 13, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. What nursing will be like in the FuTuRe!
    hahahahahahahahaha!!!!! Just pass the sharpie pen around, put your DNR on your chest :)
    Apr 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. A Pre-nursing Student who believes...
    yep, icky, stinky, sticky, yucky bodily fluids. When I started out in nursing, we had 1 CNA on the floor. I learned how to do ALOT on my own that first year. Still like that now. I won't call...
    Apr 20, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  13. What nursing will be like in the FuTuRe!
    I figure by the time I get to retire, I'll be on a portable ventilator in a motorized wheelchair :)
    Apr 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. A Pre-nursing Student who believes...
    She'd better think about a career change. Exposure to bodily fluids will be on a daily basis if she chooses bedside nursing.
    Apr 20, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  15. Pubic hair
    I agree with WitchyRN. Nurses have enough to do, if it needs to be clipped ie for surgery, yes, I'll do it. Otherwise, they are on their own. I'm not a prude either.... as far as what they look like...
    Aug 26, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. 2 nights of triage hell
    Bless your heart x 2!! 3 nights in a row in triage?? 2 is the absolute max for me. These docs need to realize we DO have a clue and get a grip. Fortunately the docs in our ER are pretty good...
    Sep 24, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. Death after two-hour ER wait ruled homicide
    An EKG for chest pain is mandatory within 15 minutes to our facility. I would've done one in triage if necessary. We've also got a really busy ER and I do alot of triage. I've made beds for...
    Sep 21, '06
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    OMG! You are soooo right about that one!!!!
    Aug 1, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Pubic hair
    I MIGHT consider trimming some excess with scissors but I doubt I'd shave it. Theres too much risk of infection if you accidently nicked the patient. Same for trimming toenails. Leave it to the...
    Jul 26, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. nurse stole over 60,000.00 in goods
    You can check out the story at http://courier-tribune.com. Go to archives, search for story posted on 03-10-2006.
    Jul 7, '06
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  21. Pubic hair
    Yikes was an understatement
    Jun 7, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Nursing with a Southern Accent
    Don't let your accent stand in your way. Wherever you're from, you've got one. The northerners have one, far south, indian, polish, spanish.... if I don't understand something, I ask for a repeat. ...
    Jun 7, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. I didn't get all this education to wipe behinds!
    I worked a busy med/surg/peds floor for 7 yrs before transferring down to ER full time 5 yrs ago. For years, we didn't even have a CNA working with us. We turned, cleaned, disimpacted, changed...
    Jun 7, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. What Gets to You??
    The smell of C-diff and rotavirus. I can't eat guacamole to this day. Worked on peds unit for 7 years, up to my eyeballs in rotavirus at times. GI bleeds are awful too.
    Jan 8, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. Medicaid. Is it being abused?
    [quote] have to have sinus surgery soon. I hate to admit, being on Medicaid concerns me. I am honestly scared that I will be treated worse, less pain control, etc. I understand that need to vent....
    Jan 7, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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