MD married to RN replied to Newgradacutern's topic in Emergency
Just for clarification, did you hang D5W and a separate 20 meq K rider OR was the bag pre-mixed? If it was all premixed in one bag and you calculated the drops to give over roughly an hour, you are good. I wish more nurses knew how to hang meds witho...
MD married to RN replied to Mqshell's topic in Emergency
Last year we hired a surgical floor nurse to work in our ED. She is doing very well. She is academically curious, works hard, and was feeling stagnant after 5+ years on a surgical floor.
The certs are not too hard. If you are willing to work, e...
MD married to RN replied to brainkandy87's topic in Emergency
From the literature:
Richards 2011 Droperidol for Chronic Pain JEM.pdf (emupdates.com)
Cole 2020 The Incidence of QT Prolongation and Torsades des Pointes in Patients Receiving Droperidol in an Urban Emergency Department
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MD married to RN replied to Emergent's topic in Emergency
Everyone of the items listed could be an emergency:
overdue ear irrigation--mom assumed this was why child wasn't hearing so good when in reality the child had mastoiditis and was rushed to surgery
bedbug bites from a sleepover--Lyme's, ce...
MD married to RN replied to Helen Crump's topic in COVID
I would like to add opiates for the treatment of chronic pain. Providers were compelled to take mandatory education emphasizing how providers under treat pain. One only needs to Google "Fentanyl" and "FDA approval" to see what the medical community t...
I work in a semi rural hospital in CA as an EM Physician. Transfers of greater than 100 miles are common, happening about once every three of my shifts. In normal times, hospitals are operating at near capacity. With the pandemic, hospitals are full...
MD married to RN replied to nursej22's topic in COVID
For those of you interested in how Ivermectin might work, I refer you to this article in Nature:
Humans should, of course, avoid medications formulated for animals.
Re: Gary Mendoza's comments. I agree that a small but significant percentage of nurses are leaving their practice because they feel forced to get vaccinated. They were there during the first two surges caring for everyone and being called 'heroes.' N...
MD married to RN replied to NewNurse_20's topic in Emergency
From the OP's post, there as an absolute gem hidden within:
"I was working an extra shift, and at the very end of the shift..."
EM professionals, be they nurse, app, or doctor can often set themselves up for failure with scheduling. EM sc...
Accepted as fact! I think working on a busy med/surg, tele, or SNF unit is among the most challenging of nursing practices. Respect to all y'all nurses working hard everywhere and acting as the backbone of our healthcare system.
Sort of. First are listed the Advanced Practice Specialties, then critical care, then all others.
My point is critical care specialties may be practiced with an ADN & RN yet this site 'ranks' them above the other disciplines.
Totally, agree with the "glamorize" part of this quote. Even this site, which aim to treat ALLNURSES fairly, does it. Under the specialties link on the home page, the advanced degree practices are listed first, which makes sense. But then the 'critic...