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  1. Observed urine setup?

    I work in an outpatient opioid treatment clinic. My office is moving into a new building and we are trying to configure a bathroom setup where I can directly observe patients without actually standing in the bathroom over them, since the new bathro...
  2. When the patients aren't looking..... Rockin' ER video

    The fact that you got ******* to crack the whip & beat a dead horse, then dance, make you the coolest people i know! And how did ***** get off the HEMSI truck without breaking something?!? My first job was as a new grad in the Peds ER at HH &a...
  3. What is your ER's PCI med protocol?

    I work in an accredited chest pain center, and we use ASA, NTG, lopressor, Plavix, heparin, morphine, and a statin. Zofran if nauseated/vomiting. There are always cases where one or more of those might be contraindicated, and there are certain cardi...
  4. I have had an Alabama nursing license since 2000, and I have faithfully renewed it every two years, even though I live and practice in TN and hold a license there. My AL license expires 12/31/2010, and when I went to renew it online today, they wante...
  5. Using Demerol in the ED

    We don't even have it in our onmicell. We use Dilaudid and Morphine in our ER. The only place I see Demerol in our facility is in the GI Lab, and we use it with Versed for conscious sedation.
  6. CPR Classes in the Memphis, TN Area

    A co-worker of mine teaches CPR as well as ACLS, PALS, etc. Here is the link to his website: http://www.eliteeducationalseminars.com
  7. Good triage stories

    I had a man sign in a few months ago with the dreaded "private" written in the chief complaint section. I figured it was the usual penile discharge or rectal complaint that this CC usually elicits. However, much to my surprise, the man told me that ...
  8. Thanks! I figured as much... I mean, good lord, I work in an ER and GOD knows that things NEVER, EVER go according to a plan there! I understand that, but I'm worried about my nervous Nellie mother-in-law and my needle/blood phobic husband more tha...
  9. Very infrequently. What gets confusing at our facility is that the city fire dept/EMS uses the fire radio, another ambulance service uses a different radio, and another two use the phone to call report. Sometimes the ones that have to call in via p...
  10. Hello, all! I've been an ER nurse for 10 years, and while I've never delivered a baby, I've 'caught' a few over the years. But other than a brief rotation during nursing school, I have never set foot in an OB unit, and tomorrow I am being induced, f...
  11. which memphis hospital would you be a patient?

    It depends on what I needed... I'm having my baby at Baptist Womens. I will take my child once it is born to Methodist Germantown. If I was having chest pain I'd go to St. Francis. If I were severely injured or burned, The Med. (Full disclosure...I'v...
  12. The Economy and your job as a nurse

    Unfortunately, yes... As soon as the schedule comes out, people grab it and start scouring it to make sure that no one got any extra shifts, and that someone didn't get more weekend hours (i.e. more diff=more money) than the rest of the staff. Ther...
  13. Memphis

    Yep. Things are NOT rosy in Memphis right now, at ANY facility. Hours are tight everywhere, money is even tighter, and there is a general state of unrest among not only my co-workers, but my friends who work for other hospitals. We're all worried....
  14. The Economy and your job as a nurse

    I'm worried. I work for a hospital owned by a national healthcare company, and the hospital I work at is supposed to be one of their 'better' hospitals. But we're sinking FAST. Our benefits have been slashed, we've laid off over 40 people (mostly ...
  15. ER nursing and pregnancy...

    Thanks all that replied... I'm actually the third pregnant nurse at work right now, don't drink the water! Two other girls are due this month and still working. We are blessed that our co-workers help us out, and the charge nurses watch out for u...