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PeachyERNurse, BSN, RN 5,132 Views

Joined: Nov 19, '06; Posts: 305 (21% Liked) ; Likes: 113
Emergency RN
Specialty: 10 year(s) of experience in Emergency nursing

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    Quote from Nobody00
    At my hospital nights work 9:30-07:30...
    ive done 7-7 before and found it better.
    This is my DREAM shift!

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    Why was my post deleted? I didn't write anything that was inappropriate or disrespectful.

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    edmia likes this.

    Quote from NewbieEDRN
    I've mostly lurked, but haven't logged on in years. I found out about Brian and his family's passing via people.com. It's being reported as a murder/suicide. I don't know what happened, or who did what. But, this community has kept myself and many others sane through our nursing journey. For that, I just want to say thank you Brian. May you and your family rest in paradise.

    News outlets are now reporting that Brian shot his family and turned the gun on himself. I stand by what I said earlier about Brian. I am, however, saddened if this news is true. It takes a desperate person to do something like that. I don't know what drove him to do such a thing, but I hope he's now found peace. My condolences to the families & friends of Brian, his wife, & kids, and to all the allnurses.com staff.❤️

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    LadyFree28, Davey Do, NRSKarenRN, and 7 others like this.

    I've mostly lurked, but haven't logged on in years. I found out about Brian and his family's passing via people.com. It's being reported as a murder/suicide. I don't know what happened, or who did what. But, this community has kept myself and many others sane through our nursing journey. For that, I just want to say thank you Brian. May you and your family rest in paradise.

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    I'm looking at a travel assignment in their ER. Anyone know anything about this place? Decent place to work or no?

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    Suprisingly it only took them 9 days from the day they received my application and all supporting documents to the day they issued me a license. I was shocked. I was expecting the wait to be 4-6 weeks.

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    I did my clinicals on the PCU at St. Anthony's, and I wouldn't dare work there. Too many patients and not enough ancillary staff to help. That was a couple of years ago though, so maybe things have gotten better. Just my opinion.

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    Quote from FlyingScot
    Most of the time this is done with kids who do not have IV's in place who have acute airway issues (croup, wheezing, etc) or in the case of Zofran little kids with vomiting but no evidence of significant dehydration. This is especially common since Phenergan got black-boxed. It generally works like magic so no need for the further torture of needles (IV/IM) which can worsen the original issue by getting the kid to scream. You must remember this is in the ER setting not an admitted patient. Also if you've ever tasted Orapred (prednisolone suspension for kids) then you know why we don't like to give it. You can pretty much guarantee your wheezing kid will become a puking one about 5 minutes after you give it. It's nasty!!!
    I actually tasted Orapred (just to see what it tasted like), and I didn't think it was bad at all. It was kinda grapey tasting.

    I've never given IV Decadron by mouth, or even heard of doing it that way, but I have given IV Zofran by mouth when the pharmacy was out of the ODT.

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    My ABSN class had a 100% pass rate on NCLEX, so it's not impossible to learn and retain the info that's being thrown at you at lightening speed. Our program was 15 months long.

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    I'm going back to work in a couple of weeks and I'm wondering how working 12 hour shifts and pumping is going to work out. This hospital doesn't have L&D, and it's also a brand new job for me. I'm kind of nervous about asking the nurse manager about allowing for time to pump because this is a new job, and the nurse manager is a guy. Anyone know if there is indeed a federal (or state...I'm in FL) law that mandates nursing mothers be allowed time to pump while working?

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    Not an agency, but Baycare (St. Joseph's, St. Anthony's, Morton Plant) mobile pool has prn work or 13 week contracts.

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    I'm currently 36 weeks pregnant, and after this weekend, I'm on leave. I've been working 12 hour shifts throughout my pregnancy (torture!), but the charge nurses usually let me leave 1 or 2 hours early if it's slow. None of my co-workers have allowed me to lift any patients or even push patients in stretchers since I started showing. And everyone's always telling me to "take a break" or offering to help with everything like I'm gonna fall apart any second or something. And oh the swelling! I come home every night with gigantic cankles. If it weren't for my crocs, I wouldn't have any shoes to wear to work. And the back, hip, and pelvic pain.....just unbearable. Kudos to those that were able to work up until the last second!

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    Quote from sissiesmama
    Oh, yes. I have to agree with you two on this. Our ER staff sees a lot of those kinds of goofy stat orders. And if it's a stat enema for the little lady that had her bags packed and needs the enema stat refuses to get the enema until after she eats a full regular tray. We even had one that would order some of these "super stat", or "super duper stat". WHAT??????????

    Anne, RNC
    Super duper stat? Really? LMAO!

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    Quote from lwd338
    my daughter was working at my hospital as a voluteer for two summers the second summer she had a + ppd and had to take isonizid for MORE than a few weeks, each time she gets tested now it has to be by x-ray. thanks to someone who felt they didnt need the vaccine
    Are u in the US? If so, what the heck are u talking about? The only TB vaccine I'm aware of is BCG, and it's not something that's widely available here in the US. I only know of one person that has had the BCG vaccine, but she didn't receive it here in the US.

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    Quote from whatdayoftheweekisit
    Sounds like you need the QMP or ESP process....using the ESI five-level acuity system, all 4s and 5s in our ED are QMP eligible. The ED phsyican provides the MSE - if no EMC (emergency medical condition) exists, then the patient is visited by registration. They are given the choice to pay their co-pay if they want to stay and see the physician for tx anyways - or a lump sum if they have no insurance. If they can't/won't pay then they are let go with a not that states that the patient chose not to be treated by the phsyician. Perfectly legal and cost-effective. We have a list of QMP exclusions - basically old people, babies...and a list of medical complaints that are no brainer emergencies anyways.
    This is the process used in my ER. We love it


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