~Mi Vida Loca~RN ASN, RN

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~Mi Vida Loca~RN has 6 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Emergency Dept. Trauma. Pediatrics.

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    Made a med error

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    Made a med error

    That's how it always was for the facilities I worked at too. The med was always ordered IV and we had to know that in kids we gave it PO mixed in juice. That was why I asked the poster what I did because in those settings I was in we never gave it IM...
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    Devita dialysis

    So many of your questions are going to vary center to center, even multiple local centers can be ran completely different. However, I would suggest that if you are applying to make sure you're spelling the company name correctly. It's DaVita If you ...
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    When will everyone understand things are different in the ER

    Every facility I have worked at (6 different ones total in various states) the ED has never put in admission orders as the ED doc. There isn't expiring orders or anything like that. There isn't even the option. I don't feel bad for the doc paged at 0...
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    When will everyone understand things are different in the ER

    Yea I never knew this was a misconception until one of the nurses in report asked me one time why I couldn't just ask the doc since they were right here. Then it clicked and she told me she thought the ER docs admit the patients and put in basic orde...
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    When will everyone understand things are different in the ER

    Scrolling though this it reminded me of a common misconception to some non ED Folks. ED Docs don't admit patients. Inpatient docs do. So the orders you need, the questions you have concerning continuing patient care and so on has to come from the inp...
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    Made a med error

    Except the order stated it was IV (which I have always seen it entered that way as well but for small children it was mixed in Juice and given orally) It was never ordered IM. But that's why I asked the poster how often they are given Decadron IM to ...
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    Patient is a sex offender with a tracker on his ankle

    It's such a relief when I read so much absurdity and I read a post that can actually see the real issue here. "Upon my assessment of the patient I noticed he had an ankle bracelet on. No worries, Googled it and turns out he is a pedophile, wanted to...
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    Patient is a sex offender with a tracker on his ankle

    Some of these responses just boggle my mind. Like do you read the stuff you're saying and really think it's appropriate and OK?? Have you learned nothing in school and in policy's and patient rights. We have a van full of Scooby Doo detectives think...
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    Made a med error

    Have you ever given Decadron IM before?? Typically it is given Oral (even though IV) mixed as you stated, with children; or it is given IV. To give it IM you had to go get a needle, draw up the medication, double check your dosage, hold the kid or ha...
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    "I Narcanned Your Honor Student"

    Nope, blaming a parent for their child overdosing is not tough love, nor is it compassionate. We aren't given the history and back stories, we don't know the battles the parents faced, we don't know the many times they have tried to intervene or the ...
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    They were in bed together.

    I think you only get in trouble if you join in.
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    "I Narcanned Your Honor Student"

    No it can't.
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    When will everyone understand things are different in the ER

    So in the ER at the Mayo Clinic you're telling me that the time you are assigned your patient, to the time you have an assigned bed and are able to give report, is about 30 mins??? Which would mean you're getting work ups and labs and scans and resul...
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    When will everyone understand things are different in the ER

    If they ask me when the last BM was, I just tell them I just gave them lactulose so I anticipate shortly.