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    Is the future of ER Nursing I-stats?

    This sounds very credible. Very interesting. Sounds like you did a lot of "Research" on the subject matter. And I never stated that running POC tests is the reason for many nurses leaving the bedside. An avg iq could comprehend that I'm not advocating for nursing to go back to an era in which all we do is basic ADLs, simple wound care, and rely on the dim light of a lamp during nightshift to perform rounds. I'm glad that you are now starting to somewhat understand. There's nothing wrong with adding shock factor to a title or the start of a thread. And guess what magical word comes back up when discussing adequate supplies or staffing? Resources. I beg to differ. Happy Holidays! You can sleep wtih an i-stat machine on your nightstand for all i care.
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    Is the future of ER Nursing I-stats?

    Congratulations! It's great that you all have the "resources" as well as the reinforced & proactive education to improve patient outcomes in regards to sepsis management. As you know, the ability to recognize possible sepsis goes past having an i-stat machine available. Thank God there are additional indicators at times. Times change & Care evolves. But can we evolve away from the nurse being the sole responsible party for EVERYTHING? I wonder if these saturated workloads that contribute to nurse burnout & high ratios are linked to poor patient outcomes. Does it have to be the nurse who does them? Will the lactic acid results magically be different should another disciplinary team member perform them? If the nurse now has this added simple task to do, will another simple task be taken away from the nurses responsibility?
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    Is the future of ER Nursing I-stats?

    How can anyone be against better patient outcomes? Please add on additional sentences in a cohesive manner with sources to back it up and submit a paper to the appropriate authorities/management/law makers so that we can finally have nation wide mandated ratios in the nursing profession as a whole. It's not that anyone is against it. It's about providing excellent care with the resources you have... i-stat machines have a place in healthcare but should the sole responsibility rely on the one nurse to obtain it along with all the other critical life saving interventions that are deemed appropriate at the same time. For the facilities that do not have i-stats, I wonder how any of the patients make it out alive. I wonder how did we ever save lives before i-stat machines became available for the ER nurses to use?
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    Is the future of ER Nursing I-stats?

    Thank You!!! and the reason why everything is pushed on the nurses is because we do not stick together and we are highly efficient.
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    Is the future of ER Nursing I-stats?

    if the limiting amount is equipment, get lab more equipment. Problem solved. Let lab do it.
  6. gcupid

    Is the future of ER Nursing I-stats?

    not all i-stats take 2 minutes long to complete. And supposedly it's not as accurate so the same testing must be done in lab anyway. I prefer to collect tubes and send it off and let lab do it. And I even feel the same regarding urine dips. . In some ERs there's not enough i-stat machines for the size of ER and it's like adding just one more extra thing for the nurses to do. The straw that breaks the camel back. None of the stuff is hard but keep adding one little small task on top of another simple task on top of another easy task.
  7. Is the future of ER Nursing constantly obtaining i-stats? If so, it was fun while it lasted but I'm out this specialty in about two years. Getting i-stats to me is so time consuming. Why not just hire enough lab techs so that when we get the blood and send it, they can hurry up and run the tests or i-stats in lab? Why does everything have to be done by the NURSES!!!!!!!!??????
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    FNP Made to Work Alone?

    this is why some people prefer to become a PA instead of a NP. Anything with the word Nurse in it's job title complicates things.
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    Nurse Charged With Homicide

    EXACTLY!!!!! X 10,000%
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    Nurse Charged With Homicide

    Assignment despite objection form shouldn't even exist. I'bet those forms are in paper. Management can throw that document in the trash as soon as you turn it in. If one must follow that protocol, you should be able to submit those forms directly to the state board of nursing via email and the board should actually audit how often and for what reason are these forms being submitted and determine fines/require improvement plans/& public notice if it's truly invested in the safety of the population. Give nurses some power. We run the hospitals and we are grossly underpaid and disrespected. Texas is a non-union state and it has somewhat the same allowance for the nurse to report unsafe situations when being forced to take a crazy unsafe assignment.
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    Attention nurse bullies... and victims!!

    Most times when you try to defend someone who is being picked on, the bully then tries to target you. Unfortunately, it was better for them that they stay out of it because that meant she left them alone. I'm the type that if I see someone constantly being bullied and finally the victim speaks up for himself/herself, then I will intervene to try to redirect focus on patients and be supportive. I can't afford to put myself at crossfire because an individual hasn't learned to be assertive enough to deal with foolishness because what would happen is I will lose my job and the victim and the bully will still be there working.
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    Attention nurse bullies... and victims!!

    Bullies are relentless. So lets say you won't allow yourself to be bullied, so now they go after your job and get you fired. Try going up against a nurse that has 10 years exp with the same organization and you are a recent hire or less than 2 years. It never ends well. It's best to just leave before tensions escalate pass a point of no return.
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    Nurse Charged With Homicide

    While I'd be the first to agree with this statement of needing nurse patient ratio laws across the U.S, I vehemently disagree with the notion that the entire State of California gives their patients a higher quality of care in comparison to all other states. I've practiced in several states and to me California hospitals have the greatest varied difference in quality of care between separate institutions that lie within the same region than any other state I've practiced in.
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    What do you hate about nursing and why?

    And dont you just love double & triple charting the same things in different spots??? and sometimes management doesnt even audit the extra charting..
  15. gcupid

    What do you hate about nursing and why?

    We should have the power to say no and not have the threat of losing your job on the line.
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