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DanEMT is a ASN, RN and specializes in ED.


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  1. DanEMT

    New Grad starting ER

    I'm a new grad in the ETD as well, I can tell you this: Don't try to rely on what you learned in school. Figure out what drugs you use most often and study them. Open the RSI box and learn the drugs, doses, and order so when you find yourself in that role you already know what to expect. Go over your CP, asthma, sob ect protocals so you know what's involved, what tests to expect, and what labs to draw. Know where your equiptment is and how to use it, really how to use it, the less you have to think about that stuff the more you can critical think to advocate for your PT. The ETD is a great place to work good luck and have fun.
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    Rules for the ER (long)

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    Rules for the ER (long)

    It happened to a classmate, I was instructed to go down with him. It was in an area where drug seeking is an issue. I was making a point that sometimes people should be listened to when they relay thier medical hx and be treated for thier pain. I felt the uniform would be a big hint that he didn't come off the street looking for a high. I have brought patients there before, that we knew with pre-existing historys only to hear the staff be flippant about them looking to get high. Saying things like "sure there allergic to such and such, I will get to them later, lets see how it goes for them". Not everyone is like that so I don't want to hear it, but it happens and it's sad. And Virgo I didn't say it was me, so keep your tone to yourself!
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    Rules for the ER (long)

    These are funny I can't wait to start in Mar, but I have to say....If a nursing student, IN UNIFORM comes down from clinical, to the ED with a kidney stone complaint and tells you its his third and toradol doesn't help...Don't assume he is a da*n drug seeker and give him a PO perc. It will insight massive complaints that just upset you, and when the CT comes back with a 4mm stone, it will just make you feel like an a** while he calls out for your ingnorance.
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    Ed new grads..............this is for you!!!!!!!!!

    Thats great to hear, I start my first nursing job in a busy level 1 ED Mar 1st, and your post has help ward off some nerves! Thank you!