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That Guy BSN, RN, EMT-B

Emergency/Cath Lab

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    Any facilities actually using an AccuVein? Any thoughts?

    They suck. Give me an Ultrasound over that useless thing any day of the week
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    Misuse of the ER

    Lets be honest, the sick, non emergent people are what keep the doors open and give those every important numbers that keep us staffed every day. Yeah all sick people would be a lot more fun but its not the reality of what goes on.
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    Back Pain How to live with it

    Sleep Number bed. Holy **** it has changed my life. Not cheap by any means but it works
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    mixing pain medications with a flush

    I will dilute my headache cocktails because nothing is worse than going crazy with a burning crotch.
  5. I recently took a spot that had a sign on bonus but you had to have Level 1 Trauma experience of 2+ years. So I feel like there is an experience shortage for sure in some of these towns.
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    LPN to Paramedic

    And if they were I wouldn't be a nurse. One of the main reasons why I got out of EMS.
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    LPN to Paramedic

    Even as an RN I would have to go to medic school as there is stuff they can do we can't. Plus the whole prehospital world is widely different than in a hospital.
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    Staffing Ratios in the ED

    Another study with the punchline of "No ****". You mean it takes me longer to get my patients going when I have 7 of them as opposed to 4?
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    What do you hate about nursing and why?

    The focus on the patient being a customer because "they chose our hospital". I hate doing orders "because the patient asked for it" Is it medically prudent at all to do that? Generally not, but we have to keep them happy and coming back for more.
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    Investigating Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome

    "But im allergic to capsaicin, haldol....etc etc" These patients really bug me some days.
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    falling asleep during nightshift

    When I have to float to our freestanding EDs we are allowed to sleep, just have to clock out.
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    Los Gatos ER Physician in the News

    Pain meds for anxiety.......right......
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    I dont consider 1% every year a raise. Yet they preach it like they are some benevolent king spreading his gold unto the masses.
  14. I always just go to radiology. You dont poop where you eat.
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    Singlism in the workplace

    Theres always something isn't there.
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    Working Holidays? 5 Ways to Make It Work for You

    Holidays are fine, its the day after that suck in the ER. Ill gladly work a holiday as long as I dont work the next day.
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    Day in the life of a RN

    I was being generous haha.
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    What did you do after nursing school graduation?

    I had a job before I graduated so I had about 2 weeks off before orientation started. I went back home and stayed with my friends and family. Didn't touch anything nursing that entire time.
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    Day in the life of a RN

    0700 - show up for shift 0703 - abort plan, all hell is breaking loose rinse repeat, enjoy.
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    This person outranks me?!

    Oh oh pick me. Can I share stupid things CNAs have asked me over the years. No you know why, people who ask questions are safer than those who dont. The scariest nurses are ones who never ask questions, who think they know everything and make fun of others for clarifying, no matter how much they "outrank" you.
  21. yeah where your family is plays a huge factor in those 3 places as they are 3 hours away from north to south. I personally could never live in C Springs, and No way on FoCo, too many students. I would much prefer a suburb to Denver but thats me.
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    Yeah they really dont care why you are leaving, or probably even that you are. You won't gain anything by it, but good luck!
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    Are new grads prepared for the bedside?

    Not well prepared at all. Thats the problem of teaching to take the NCLEX.
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    Coworker wanted to trade shifts

    Had a coworker in Cath lab who would offer people $50 for a night of call, $150 for a weekend of his call. I made sure to take as many of those as possible.
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    Medication Error

    Anyone that hasn't made a med error is lying or hasn't made one yet. Dont beat yourself up too bad over it, as long as you learn from it.

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