widi96

widi96

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widi96 has 10 years experience and specializes in Emergency Dept.

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  1. CEN EXAM - HELP!

    I second Solheim's class if you have the opportunity. He has high pass rates for those who attend. I took his course for my TCRN along with two others from our facility and all three passed. For my CEN I used the ENA's CEN Review. It offers vide...
  2. Esophageal Intubation

    Good Morning! I am working on an educational presentation regarding medical errors and am looking for real life situations in which they occurred. Specifically looking for esophageal intubations and the aftermath - Does anyone know of any articles o...
  3. Hi All! I don't know if anyone is interested but the Kansas Emergency Nurses Association is sponsoring a TCRN Review class on Nov 11 and 12 at Stormont Vail in Topeka, KS. It will be taught by Jeff Solheim (President of Solheim Enterprises and the...
  4. Pain Management in Long Bone Fractures

    We currently only have one protocol that includes pain medication and that is flank pain for possible kidney stone and we can give IV Toradol after a negative preg test. I don't believe it is our physicians that are causing this problem - this is m...
  5. For those who have protocols for pain medication in (actual and potential) long bone fractures - what do they look like? What medications are you using? What contraindications are listed in the protocol for administering the medication? We are looki...
  6. Did I do the right thing?

    You did the exact right thing. The patient had a complaint that was concerning - you did what you could in your facility with no improvement and notified the physician who made the decision to send them to the ED. I'm an ED nurse and can tell you t...
  7. Decreasing Falls in the ED

    Hello all. I am wondering if anyone has had success in decreasing falls within the ED, and if so, how did you go about doing it? Is is a difference in the fall score, equipment, etc? Our Practice Council will be working on attempting to decrease f...
  8. ENA2015 in Orlando

    For anyone who has been to the conference before - do you know what the 'general assembly' is? Not sure what to expect from this portion.
  9. Practice Council

    Hi all, I am just wondering if anyone on here is involved in their ED Practice Council. I have been in the ED for a year now and our PC has been pretty much non-existent since I started. We do have additional committees of Emergency Preparedness, T...
  10. Counsel me Nurses!!!

    Everything I think of would require additional education - but have you thought about becoming a nurse educator? If you don't want to go the route of teaching nursing students - do you have large hospitals in your area? The hospital I work at has a...
  11. In a dilemma and need advice

    Here are my thoughts - when I was looking for a new job but nervous to give up my comfort zone I applied for a PRN job at another hospital. Didn't have to give up my seniority or anything at the previous job and instead of picking up OT there, worke...
  12. ENA2015 in Orlando

    I will be there. Unfortunately, so far I have been very disappointed with their organization and communication. There were very few details published when they wanted my money for the conference - the interactive part being the main thing - then ad...
  13. ER Wishlist Items!

    Our iStats are wonderful - we have 6 and need more. Use them all the time. We recently also got a machine similar to the iStat that will do POC INR.
  14. ESI Triage Question

    I do have the book and have actually already read it from cover to cover. Since the blood sugar was an example our educator had given in class in regards to someone who had walked in the front door - then experiencing the patient via EMS who had alr...
  15. ESI Triage Question

    Hi all. I am working on our ED's testing and training for performing the role as a triage nurse. Since I am in the process of the education/testing, it has made me think a little more about some of the patients I see and triage. (Completing the tr...