crb613 BSN, RN

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crb613 has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Med Surg/Tele/ER.

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  1. I was just wondering how other ERs triage. We are having a little conflict at how does everyones triage process work? What determines which patient is seen first? I will fill in the details later....just want to see how it works in other ...
  2. Wow! This makes me sick....what a sad shape our world is in.
  3. I went from the ER to OPS/PACU . It was a breeze. no stress, weekends or holidays. I absolutely hated it, and was bored out of my mind. I am now back in the stressful, fast paced crazy environment I love..ER, and I will never leave again!
  4. My daughter was just saying something along these lines today, and like you feeling guilty! I told her never stay in a job or profession that makes you miserable.....if you have an opportunity do something different. As for me I cannot see myself doi...
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    How many of you had to make a change recently?

    About a year ago I left the ER, and went to out patient surgery/PACU. The schedule was great, the people I worked with were great.It was a nice easy job, and I was miserable!! I am now back in the ER, and happy as a pig in mud!
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    ACLS Heartcode via AHA?

    At my hospital it can only be used for re-certification, and first timers still have to do the class. I did like a lot of you..I was really looking for drugs that I wanted to give, and had no option! It has a few gliches, but I did enjoy it, and I l...
  7. I laughed out loud when I read your post!!! I could just picture the whole thing! I was just in the ER (not mine) this weekend with a family member, and I warned my not mention that I am a NURSE!!!! They did a really good job taking care ...
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    At what age do you plan on retiring from nursing?

    I will be 56 in a few days. My hubby and I are thinking somewhere between 59 1/2 - 62. We have tried to invest & plan....and will have no debt. I don't know if I will be ready to stop working or not.....and I worry we won't have enough money. Hub...
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    Patient abuse

    "i witnessed a nursing supervisor physically abuse a patient. while i have seen abuse before, this rose to a level at which i think the supervisor should face charges in court for assault. it was that bad. that supervisor's judgment is atrocious"....
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    Is med-surg a must? Not wanting to get pidgeon-holed..

    I guess that different with each person....for me it was the right thing to do. I learned so much, and would do it the same way again. I did not stay in MS, but what I learned has served me well.
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    Shoes. Yes. Shoes.

    Asics, Nike, Crocs. I have a lot of shoes, and switch every day usually.
  12. I agree if you are miserable its time to move on. It is not fair to you or your patients. I wish you much luck, and hope you find a position that makes you happy. Kinda like the saying....If you love your'll never work a day in your life!
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    Laying off everyone

    No lay offs, but a lot of low census. We have had one wing closed for a couple of weeks. In staff meetings we are urged to come up with money saving ideas, and told we are seriously in the red. On the other hand we have a huge addition currently unde...
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    Lazy techs!!!!!

    With so many people out of work....that will work....why tolerate lazy from anyone? This is a pet peeve of mine, and I have no tolerance for lazy people regardless of their title.
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    too old to go into E.D.?

    I am 55 recently switched to another area from ER....I am miserable. I thought the schedule in the new area would be worth the change....I am bored to death and will be going back asap! I don't see it as an age issue, but a work ethic issue. I see so...