nightbrightener

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nightbrightener has 2 years experience and specializes in ER.

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  1. Sexy male scrubs

    I've seen a few coworkers wearing benefit scrubs and the cut is decent. personally Dickies scrub tops with the red fabric on the inner collar have the best cut and drape for me, pants i just don't care, need to be able to move fast and loose cargo st...
  2. ESI question

    Just some thoughts, as a charge nurse i would never just change an acuity level. MAYBE once ever 2-3 months I will call out and ask why someone was made a particular ESI code if it seems low or high, sometimes we hit the wrong button or the nurse see...
  3. Good shoes for MEN

    I've gone through crocs, trainers, boots, but the best shoes I ever found were Chacos (they are better known for sandals), they last for years, have great arch support, but flexible soles, good treads and incredibly comfortable.
  4. Fresh nurse from school

    Male specific advice, may piss off some people.... If you have never worked in a field that is majority female, you may have to get used to a fair amount of gossip and cattiness, some more cliquish behavior than you may be used to, in my and friend's...
  5. Inform me

    Yes I like my job, yes i like the money (but want more). 9+ years as an RN, all in the ED. Tough, rewarding, fair amount of autonomy, flexible schedule, fun coworkers, sounds like a win to me. it can be emotionally draining and you need to be able to...
  6. Do women find male nurses attractive?

    I skimmed through the comments an the side topics and just to give you the perspective of a guy who did trade work (arborist, mason tender, landscaper). restaurant work( line cook, server, bartender) and now 9 years in as an RN. Chill man lol. Yes th...
  7. tele to ER, tips??

    This is based on my personal job and ER coworkers, as well as their memories of first ER job interviews. There are generally not clinical questions as part of the interview process in all our experience since the expectation is... you don't yet know ...
  8. Volunteering Overseas!

    In my experience most hospitals will have groups of people who volunteer, ask around, we have some who go to Haiti every 4-5 months. They will have the infrastructure set up already. Churches/Religious Organizations are a great idea if you are comfor...
  9. Do you have an ED "greeter"?

    We do have volunteer greeters, it is mostly college students or retired people. They generally offer warm blankets, bring wheelchairs as needed to patients and do general customer service skills. Most work in the lobby, a few work on the floor itself...
  10. Burn out

    For me it was an easy decision. Do i stay on the floor and smile and nod at new policy directives, then ignore as much as possible while giving the best care i can, and check a few boxes in EPIC... OR do i go to an office and try and sell chicken SH*...
  11. Getting better in codes?

    This was said to me by a seasoned nurse shortly after I started, it helped me so I'll share it. Similar to the EMS statement above... "They are meat you are doing a task on, after the task is completely successfully, then consider the implications." ...
  12. ER/ Trauma vs Trauma ICU

    Even a level 2 trauma center will get you exposed to a variety of patients. We ship out bad burns, pediatric neuro and pediatric cardiac, occasionally a dissecting AAA, everything else stays in house to the OR, ICU ,TNU, or IICU. Level 1 handles ever...
  13. When will everyone understand things are different in the ER

    I charge frequently so get the joy of both passive aggressiveness from the floors, irritation from my staff, and irritation from the floors at the rudeness of my staff. Some of it is just systemic and lack of understanding on all sides. Yes there are...
  14. Landed my dream job and now I feel like I'm not cut out for it...help!

    Sometimes there is just a mismatch with preceptors and personalities/teaching styles. Personally the facts the preceptor is telling you are correct, in regards to needing to get things done quickly (just a general fact) but his tone seems lacking at ...
  15. SANE Nursing...info?

    I don't do it, many of my co-workers do. They generally last about 1-2 years before quitting. Many are messy he said/she said, psych issues, drug issues, behavioral issues, it can get exhausting for them. Also and this is per them, maybe 10-20% are "...