bitter_betsy

bitter_betsy BSN

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bitter_betsy has 3 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Emergency / Disaster.

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  1. ER help

    If it is for an ED residency position, they aren't going to expect you to be able to clinically diagnose a patient that walks in the door. Don't stress, sleep well and go through the questions that everyone is asking now days (there is a list availa...
  2. New Grad Entering ER

    Keep your mouth shut and your eyes open.... kidding... Sort of. I was once told that if your mouth was open, your ears were closed and you weren't listening. It is important to take in everything that is going past you. I was in a residency ...
  3. Best clogs for narrow heels and high arches?

    I have tiny narrow feet. I used to love my abeo Ellie's (leather) but they stopped making them. The Abeo Gisele (not leather) cut right into the side of my foot - you could at least give them a try. I am currently wearing danskos - and we have...
  4. New nurses- DON'T TRAVEL

    There are nurses on my unit that are brand new. They think they know more than they do. I'm not sure what it is about this batch of nurses that graduated without ever spiking a fluid bag who think they know everything - but they are going to hurt s...
  5. We're Like Travelers, In Our Own Hospital! $$

    They randomly give us extra dollars. Currently its $30/hr. Just a few weeks ago I was sent home 3 times in the same month and forced to use my PTO. I found myself a PRN job and now they are all testy with me about it. I have been told by nurses t...
  6. Is there anything you wished your work bag had?

    So I use a thick canvas backpack. I've tried other bags, but this is my goto. It has 4 pockets on the outside, a zip pocket on the inside and a divider that is useful for the laptop/ipad that I sometimes carry. The outside pockets have flaps with ...
  7. New Nurse manager about to give up..

    It sounds like its time for them to leave instead. You have the power to change things if you want to. The question is - do you? I would probably want to leave too because I hate confrontation. Look for a new job and see how it goes - but ...
  8. Should all EDs have a Triage Nurse?

    So I literally came here to post this question also. We have a registration person - usually a tech - but not a triage nurse. To make matters worse - sometimes we only have 3 nurses on at night period - and we are a trauma hospital. Sometimes 3 nur...
  9. RN With Contamination OCD - Please Help!

    I am an ER nurse. First I will say we were.... lazy, stupid? I dunno. There was no way to tell who had covid and who didn't anymore. People with abdominal pain walked through the door, tested them and yup - they had covid. They protested - I'm va...
  10. Dying And Disputing Covid While Seeking Treatment from

    Seen it. Dude satting at 30% on room air when EMS picked him up. Swore he only needed cough syrup. Ended up on BiPap. Wanted dinner. Gasping between bites and drinking through the edge of the mask. I told him he was gonna buy himself a vent before t...
  11. Actual or Potential health concern project

    You are correct - he is clinically hypertensive at triage and heart disease is a concern. Don't forget that his age and being an African male predisposes him to certain conditions as well. With nursing school you can think yourself into a toile...
  12. Re-admitting nursing students into the program after a failure

    I'm confused. It sounds like you have one. Otherwise I would try looking for other University handbooks online. I know at my school it was clearly laid out in their handbook that was available publicly - online. I'm sure they would be willing to sh...
  13. Autistic, male, and wants to be a pediatric nurse

    I am willing to help provide guidance to you but I have so many questions and am not sure where to start. Feel free to message me and I'll do my best.
  14. New Grad Programs - Do they not tell you what shift you work?

    As a newer nurse - this is now normal. I was just hired into a new position for night shift, and come December I will be on day shift. I do not sleep at night and this is a huge problem for me. It is what it is and my options are quit or suck it u...
  15. Actual or Potential health concern project

    Since you are new here - this is how it works. When you come to us for help - give us your thoughts and why. Tell us what you think - and then we help out. Start with - What do you think his biggest concerns are? What does his race have to do ...