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back2bRN

ER, L&D, RR, Rural nursing

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back2bRN has 15 years experience and specializes in ER, L&D, RR, Rural nursing.

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  1. pediatric crash cart nightmare...

    You may in fact have a "crap cart", the Broselow I am familiar with does have two of all sort of tubes on it in each drawer(and no issues opening it up). However our peds iv supplies and our io supplies are both in different and distinct portable cad...
  2. pediatric crash cart nightmare...

    We use the Broselow Cart where I am, ours is fairly streamlined so don't often have things fall out the back and get stuck. However, our blades and scope are in the first drawer(pink/red). Maybe you need to re-evaluate the quantities and supplies in ...
  3. acls classes easier then pals?

    They are both easier than they were in years gone by...they are still both challenging if you DON'T prepare!!! So yes they can be simple but do the book work, walk through the scenarios and you will be well prepared.
  4. Rash from hand sanitizer?

    I have similar reactions to the soap and hand sanitizers provided at the hosp. I bring my own, yes both and use them exclusively. I also moisturize with my own supply of hand butter. Of course you may want to speak with your OH&S in regards to be...
  5. Alberta health services- looking for work

    It's exactly as said by the above posters. The positions filled are the ones they want to fill or are pressured to fill. I have recently changed positions (new one to start in 2 wks), and my current one is posted but... there was a vacant position un...
  6. Triage

    At one of the tertiary centers they have an RN "greeter", from my understanding they(the Rn) gather the cc and do a very basic assessment then determine if they get a number and wait in line or go and be assessed immediately by one of the triage nurs...
  7. CCP for CARNA

    I completed the basic audit last year...it wasn't too bad, but yes it was airy-fairy and quite subjective. But yes you had better have documentation or it can be really bad for you. Always dot the i's and cross the t's. As jan said above, there are ...
  8. Catheters in Pregnant Pt going for US??

    Does not have a policy to DO this, however there have been instances (rarely and long ago) where a foley was placed in npo pts to expedite an U/S and assess viability of the pregnancy....had VB ect. So have done it,not routinely and would definitely ...
  9. ER Personalities

    Calm, focused steady people who use their brains, thinking about things not just acting but knowing when to act and when to think. Those who listen, as well as those able to kick it into high gear when needed. Flexibility, caring, firm. Being able t...
  10. Unreasonable female 30 something p'ts

    I find the ones who are dramatic are going to be dramatic regardless of what is done or not done. I point out that they have had x,y,z for a,b,c and there is simply nothing more to be done but wait. Of course in a firm (yet caring) voice. They are t...
  11. Do give up your seat for a doctor?

    I give my seat to anyone who may need it more than me....courtesy, not because of the MD behind their names. I've had docs and other co-workers give their seat to me when I needed it as well. Although sometimes my contrary nature takes over and if th...
  12. Should I tattle?

    Tattle, no, especially after only one night of working with "Janet". You said that you were basically calling it a bad night until you HEARD what the other nurses were saying....... be forewarned but make your own opinion.You will likely work with h...
  13. why nurses cannot have a nail polish..?

    Bacteria is why not to wear polish or fake nails. Seen the infections come in from some salons who don't keep things hygienic. Buffing nails is wonderful. I have recently began to do that and wouldn't consider clear polish at all. My nails were also ...
  14. Triage VS standards

    It is subjective with some experienced nurses(which I find frustrating), but per the guidelines I work with when on the unit(brought back from front) it is a minimum of hourly and prn in that time frame.IE: After meds there can be specific intervals,...
  15. Do people actually do safety checks?

    The only thing I find worse than checking off the boxes without actually checking things( don't get me wrong that is abhorrent) is complaining about how poorly organized the crash cart/room is......those same complainers have never checked it. Really...