ThrowEdNurse

ThrowEdNurse BSN, RN

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ThrowEdNurse has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Emergency.

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  1. Pediatric sub-Q rehydration therapy (hypodermoclysis)

    I worked my way through nursing school as a vet tech. We always did this for animals as a standard of practice.....cat and dogs do have stretchy skin and are so less dramatic than people. Which is why I think it would be an awesome technique for th...
  2. IV Gauge for CT

    If you don't want anyone to respond to your opinions, then don't give them. What makes you think that? Voice your opinion, just try not to let your obvious hostility show. It's slipping out for whatever reason. I haven't killed any 20 yoa CPs. Ta...
  3. IV Gauge for CT

    Oh, come on! The OP put chest pain in quotation marks! We all know what that means. Not sure how triage works in your house, but in mine, it demands that everyone is evaluated on a case by case basis. I thought this post was about IV size, not my...
  4. IV Gauge for CT

    We don't work up every 20 yoa cp that comes in the ED, doesn't mean they don't get EKGs.....
  5. IV Gauge for CT

    Ridiculous! I would have come unglued. Despite his opinion about the size of IV needed, he shouldn't speak to you in a rude manner, which I assume he did by snapping at you. I would have also insisted he explain it to the pt. I also can't believe...
  6. another first...

    Yeah, I was waaay to low. Forgot about the nipple line...:nuke:
  7. Triage

    I don't understand how these people can ask you to use nursing judgement to make important decisions. You don't have nursing judgement. It's ridiculous. To be safe, until you get this sorted, I would rush everyone back as an emergency. You can't ...
  8. another first...

    I broke a sternum in nursing school. Super gross.
  9. Suctioning in the classroom?

    I think we're all so used to suctioning, we don't think much of it. But I am thinking of the other kids. How many of them are bothered by it or freaked out? Are they able to understand with it and accept it? How does the pt feel about it? Does it...
  10. When patients attack

    Also, I have given a lot of thought to moving to one of those cushier, nicer hospitals...where the pts have insurance. But, I've heard there can be a lot of......pillow fluffing. I'm not sure I would be very good with the customer service as I am t...
  11. When patients attack

    Sorry, Altra. I didn't intend for my response to come across so....charming. I have an injury and have been laid up for a month and a half on back and I've realized lately that I am losing my grip on reality and am having a problem keeping things ...
  12. When patients attack

    Ummm? Well, clearly it's a cause for celebration. Usually I throw a big party and tell the story repeatedly over dinner? What do you mean???? File a report, press charges, see employee health as needed....and scrub down with cavi wipes head to t...
  13. When patients attack

    Aside from the senile geriatrics and the pts with elevated ammonia who both spit, scratch, grab etc, I've been shoved across the room by a young healthy man who was 6' 4" who wanted to leave because it was time for his cocaine fix. I've been punched...
  14. New to er and iv question..

    I agree to go for all the easy ones first. They get you confident and used to how it should feel and how it should go. Als, this might sound horrible but try to get practice in on hard veins on people who aren't going to complain. The hard veins on...
  15. What exactly do you do as an ER nurse?

    Please don't think this is a luxury. What this means is that we do everything in our power not to have to call. The doctor only gets called when we need intubation. Otherwise, we manage everything and keep the pt alive until the doctor pulls the c...