freki

freki ADN, RN

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freki has 6 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in Emergency.

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  1. The abuse from drug seekers is unacceptable. In Washington there is a law about disrupting a hospital that includes yelling and shouting or otherwise threatening nurses or physicians. I am pretty firm with the people who put on a show and point to th...
  2. Dumping on the ER?

    The only problem I have with your story is whether the family or patient consented first to the transfer. If they were against it and you talked them into, I would say good for you; however if they were against it and you called anyway then you have ...
  3. Yes! This is what I'm looking for! What's been your experience with it? Do you have any policy documents or training materials?
  4. Yeah I've been reading the history on this and it's very interesting! Sounds like subq was kind of the gold standard until flexible angiocaths and then it just went away. But from the reading, there's a lot of renewed interest specifically because o...
  5. Triage

    I would follow suit with what others have said and leave that place. I'm currently in a 9-bed rural emergency department with an annual volume of ~13,000. We staff a minimum of 2 ED RNs at all times, with increased coverage from about 11:00-03:00 (up...
  6. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with using subcutaneous rehydration for pediatric patients that have failed oral (ORT). ENPC is currently teaching it and I've seen a lot of literature lately that seems to support this as a good alternati...
  7. Autonomy

    In our ED, the policy is to ask about sexual activity, LMP, and domestic/relationship abuse if the female is over 12-years-old or has obvious secondary sex characteristics. I believe this is a requirement of "meaningful use" for CMS, but if you think...
  8. Is your ER using the EDIE system?

    I've been in 3 hospital systems in WA that use EDIE (employed at 2 different ones, an interview at another). For those that don't know (maybe from out of state), the hospital can choose to either get a phone call and a fax report or just a fax report...
  9. How many Nurses had their CNAs before Nursing School?

    I went to school in Idaho. One school required a CNA for entry, but the others did not. I obtained my CNA in high school (senior year) and I think working as a CNA prepared me for nursing more than any other thing. The most important thing I learned ...
  10. Thank you, I've been wondering about the one-on-one thing.
  11. I graduate in 2 weeks from my ADN (RN) program and want to take the NCLEX just as soon as possible thereafter. Our school uses ATI testing (atitesting.com) as a benchmark; I hear many schools use something similar, like HESI or Kaplan. My question i...
  12. I graduate from my ADN program in a few weeks, and will be taking my NCLEX-RN as soon as humanly possible after that. I'm also delving right into an RN-to-BSN track this next semester. My program is in Idaho, but I am applying for my initial license ...
  13. Okay, I did not read all 43 of the comments before I posted this, so forgive me if I repeat something... But as an RN student graduating in the next few weeks, I have to say that I hope to find a preceptor in my first job with this outlook and philos...
  14. Moving to Idaho?

    I work for St. Luke's Health System and I hear mixed feelings on working for St. Luke's vs Saint Al's. I have friends who got hired on with Saint Alphonsaus in Nampa at $26/hr as a new grad RN. I know the starting wage at St. Luke's is $21.50/hr for ...
  15. Idaho Falls Blackfoot or Pocatello

    What kind of special needs are you talking about? Idaho Falls has a bigger medical community, so if your child has special needs that require a neurologist or peds specialist, I would try Idaho Falls. I grew up in Blackfoot and lived in Idaho Falls f...