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  1. 5150 patient absconded from the ER........

    I am sorry that that happened. We are a rural ER without a psych facilty as well. But we have a few more beds. Our policy recently changed regarding 5150's. We were told by our hospital that we cannot physically make a 5150 stay for medical clearance...
  2. PBDS panic (long)

    I feel your pain, i hate the pdbs. I am a new grad and had to take pdbs during orientation. I sucked bad, I didn't put down enough detail about what I would do. Some of the stuff I had no idea and for me to make a suggestion as a new grad?! I didn't ...
  3. patient satisfaction

    We just had a big meeting about this the other day, Thankfully our current administration finally listened and we are getting a new group of docs in (the last bunch was horrible, 2 hours for medical screening exam for urgent pt came in with back inju...
  4. Starting Ed Soon

    As TazziRN said ASK QUESTIONS! As a grad and a new ED nurse I can't tell you how many questions I ask on a daily basis. Like today, I asked many questions because I was unfamiliar with something or didn't know how to approach the doc family orders et...
  5. First full day in the ED...

    Lurksalot, I am in the same boat with you. I am a new nurse and am on my own now. I didn't get much precepting due to the staff shorted but I did extern there for about 7 months. It definitely feels weird to be called the nurse now. Also If I ever ha...
  6. Rules for the ER (long)

    OMG these are so true! I had one of those days today! Thanks for the laughs
  7. Salary to expect as a new grad nurse

    I live in San Joaquin valley in CA. New grad ip nurses start out at 19.11. When I take boards and hope pass, it will be bumped up to $28. Another hospital nearby pays $31 for new grads....
  8. What is "orientation?"

    Our orientation is lengthy. We have 2 weeks of class stuff (hospital orientation, wound care, pain mgt ect. We Even got certified on peritoneal dialysis). The some of us have even longer class time (acls, Pals, Critical care course every thurs for ne...
  9. So how long did you study before taking the NCLEX?

    crzmomof3boys I know how you feel. Every time I even think about boards I get a little panicked. I have 4 books to study from and a couple of programs. I feel like all I am doing is studying. Hopefully it will payoff. But even though I do all these ...
  10. Kaplan, yay or nay?!?!

    I am taking hurst review tomarrow. Our school told us not to take Kaplan becasue of the problems in the past. The class before us had arranged for Kapalan to come to our campus. On the first day, the woman was late, and when she was questioned on som...
  11. Finally made it!!!

    congratz!:balloons: :monkeydance: :mortarboard: My pinning was yesterday. I am sad now but will see some of my classmates again for the Nclex review. i start orientation for my new job next Thurs. Not working yet, kind of in IP limbo at this time. Go...
  12. Pinning Ceremony Music Suggestions

    "let it be" by the Beatles is nice. It's what we are using for our pinning ceremony. Also using beautiful day and I believe I can fly... Everything is so close to being finished I can't believe it!
  13. Are you required to watch videos

    Ugh we had vidoes all the time in my first couple of semesters (peds and psych). We had to watch them on our own time. It sucked becasue you couldn't take them home, they were only available in the library to watch on thier tvs and only 2 students at...
  14. Arterial blood gas interpretation

    try this link: http://realnurseed.com/abg.htm
  15. Attention May 2006 Graduates

    I was told a position was being held for me in the ER were I am curently externing....