Something similar happened on Nurse Jackie on the last (?) season. And, as far as I am aware, insulin drips are a double RN check where you can't bypass the sign off in the flow sheets like you can with pressors. Granted, I guess this all depends on...
Kuriin replied to Silverinkpot's topic in Emergency
I had a charge who would discharge patients without telling the nurse and the patient would still be in the room. It's to keep the discharge times If management did this, I would notify not only the union, but CMS as well.
EMTs and Paramedics told me this: Most of the time, you will be a glorified taxi driver for transport. HOWEVER, those crazy moments you see tend to make up for the crap transport. I have the utmost respect for our first responders.
Kuriin replied to stephfoun10's topic in Emergency
One of my facilities has a .phrase in Epic for narcotic administration that says patient must agree to have a ride home, etc. I've adopted this at my other facility to protect me as many patients say they have rides, but in fact, do not.
I flat out tell my charge nurses that I used to do floor nursing and that I would prefer not to be in the observation side of ED. They generally respect that and put me in high level acuity or typical ED patients.
Have you had any conflict with a manager, coworker, or another unit? Prioritization for sepsis, stroke, or chest pain. Strengths/weaknesses How do you allocate your resources? What was one thing you did wrong and what did you do to correct it?
I'm assuming by now you've taken your TNCC? Nurses don't do a whole lot in trauma aside from the line and labs and blood transfusions. As the primary nurse, your main goal is to chart the primary and secondary survey and place orders that the doc say...
Kuriin replied to zhapper2002's topic in Emergency
Some people do take notes in the ER like they would on a medsurg floor. I don't get it at all. The important stuff should be able to be memorized and even if that's not the case, just glance at the chart while giving report. Most ER nurses will under...