al7139 ASN, RN


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About al7139

al7139 has 5 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Emergency.

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  1. What's the funniest most unusual baby name?

    Sha' (say it shapostrophe) Ta, (say it Tacoma) I mean really?
  2. Violence in the ER

    every situation is it. The demented old man or lady I am not looking to be the bad guy. if they swing at me I let it go. The drunk/on drugs patient who did this to themselves I will absolutely press charges on. They are high, not d...
  3. I'm having vag discharge. When the pelvic is done, the provider pulls out 80.00 in cash. The patient lays it out on the bedside table to dry out...EWWWW! Another one : My daughter needs a CT scan to see if her depression is still there. "I have ...
  4. Best MD note

    Order for one cigarette q day. He had a very heavy accent and was misinterpreted by the scribe
  5. Ive been an ER nurse for 2 1/2 years before that tele on a unit. I will NEVER go back to floor nursing. We have to have BLS, ACLS, PALS and TNCC and they prefer CEN cert as well. I had to go agency and task in the ED and get recs from the nurses I...
  6. Question for ER nurses

    Alpha type personality. I did 2 years on a tele unit before going to ED. Gave me an important foundation in cardio and medical. You have to have a thick skin both for the patients and the Doctors, but not be afraid to give it right back and advoca...
  7. What's the funniest most unusual baby name?

    I have had La-sha (say Ladasha) Ta, (say Tacoma) and Sha' (say Shapostrophe) I mean, REALLY? what are u thinking? And my fave: a real BAD epileptic that we ALWAYS have to restrain ... De'mon (we say Demon)
  8. Funniest/strangest dementia patient stories

    On my first job on a tele unit, I had a 90ish LOL who asked me to scratch her vagina for her...I had no Idea what to say...
  9. Tech vs. RN

    Hi I am a nurse in a very busy ED. My techs are any level from EMT-B to Paramedic. I have worked with some great paramedics (one actually works in our cath lab as a tech) and some really bad ones. As a nurse, all my patients are urgent and when I ...
  10. A word of advice for a strange question?

    Anything can be used as a weapon. Just be very aware of your surroundings and ask for help if you need it. If I am uncomfortable with a patient, I take off my stethoscope and my badge and empty my pockets before going into a room, and I get a secur...
  11. Pt brought in by EMS CC "I've been walking all day and my legs hurt, and I'm hungry" I kid you not. Pt went straight to triage.
  12. Evidence Based Practice

    Hi if you are interested in neuro, why not do stroke? The hospital i work at is stroke certified,so there are very strict protocols that must be followed,all of which have been backed by evidence based practice which are proven guidelines for handli...
  13. How does inexperienced RN do ER?

    Hi op, I will tell you my experience and you take what you want. I was a shiny new grad in 2007 and was certain i wanted to do er/trauma right out of school. In spite of my eagerness, i listened to more experienced nurses and got my first job on a ...
  14. Do you have to be tough to work in ED?

    We have all kinds in my ED, from outspoken to quiet. I dont think it really matters if the Doctors respect you, BUT you better be able to be loud if a patient needs to be seen immediately or if a patient is "heading south". NICU will help with peds...
  15. How can you neglect a patient and live with yourself?

    I work in an ED in the Hampton Roads, VA area, and I see it all the time. There are good SNF's and bad ones. Every time I get a patient from certain SNFs, I know I can expect a "hot mess", not just the chief complaint. I hate seeing these poor peo...