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Scrubs_n_sirens MSN, RN

Flight Nursing, Emergency, Forensics, SANE, Trauma
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Scrubs_n_sirens has 6 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Flight Nursing, Emergency, Forensics, SANE, Trauma.

Happily married, two time dog mom. Volunteer EMT and firefighter. Flight and ED nurse. 

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    I Love Flight Nursing--I want you to as well!

    Hi there! I have multiples (: they’re just longgggg. I’m working on trying to condense them! I really don’t want paid for advertising. I know it sounds goofy but I want to keep my hands clean. I’m afraid if I jump down the rabbit hole of getting paid for things, it will cheapen my message, I will have to worry about disclaimering too much about my full time job not being involved in certain products, and I want people to feel like products are recommended on merit (not because it’s paying me too).
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    I Love Flight Nursing--I want you to as well!

    I'm in the process of starting a blog about flight nursing (how to become one, what it is like) and exploring my career in EMS, the ED, and discussing BCEN certifications. I'd love feedback! What do you think so far? https://scrubsnsirens.wordpress.com/
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    Disrespectful patients

    I tell my unruly patients from the get go-- I will fight for you, I will bend over backwards for you, I will do everything in my power to help you. What I expect is respect back when I give it to you. I don't want deference, that's not what this is about. Nursing is a partnership entered into by the nurse and patient. Respect needs to flow both ways. But when my patients mistreat me or other staff members, I remind them of this partnership. Often in the ED we get overdoses, drunks, psychs, or patients who are non compliant with treatments and get sicker as a result. I am nice as pie at work. I'm a multiple award winning nurse because of this. But I will not tolerate rudeness and disrespect to any team member trying to help. I will break out the serious nurse voice when the patient becomes agitated and belligerent and inform them I am there to help them. I am not there to hurt them. I am not there to cater to them. I am there to help them heal and recover. I don't know where this idea that it is ok to treat healthcare workers so badly comes from. But anymore I stopped tolerating it. I won't raise my voice or degrade a patient. But they will get the riot act read to them. "If you want my help, which you obviously do if you came in to the ED today, I strongly advise you reconsider your tone and choice of language with me. I will not tolerate being cursed at, threatened, or insulted. I will not hesitate to contact security. Now, if you want to stop this now, take a second to recollect yourself, I'd be very happy to move forward with caring for you" Do no harm, but take no sh**. Seriously.
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    Disrespectful patients

    I think OP meant the patient was scheduled 8 iv MEDICATIONS... Not that he was stuck 8 times.
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    June 2016 Caption Contest. Win $100!

    "Free with every MI is a wax job"
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    June 2016 Caption Contest. Win $100!

    "Now maybe the ECG leads won't keep reading V Fib!"
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    What did I do? Blood in IV tubing!

    You're fine. Blood back flow happens. You probably made a vacuum when you tried to flush the line. (:
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    "Smart" students make bad nurses?

    I was an A/B student. What school didn't prepare me for was going out without the safety net and realizing how little I knew. Grades really don't indicate anything, to be honest, other than that you can memorize material and apply to a test. Don't let it worry you-- go out, work hard, and be aware that you WILL make mistakes and you DONT know everything and you'll be fine.
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    NP/Crna vs MD

    Honestly--- just go to Med school. You're going on a lot of "ifs" here with some of your current plans. Just do Med school pre-reqs and apply for Med school. And ICUs DO hire new grads, it's not unfathomable if you get hired right out of school with a BSN and good grades. I have plenty of friends and myself included who got jobs in intensive care months before graduation. Rather than do all this hop, skipping around-- just get a bio/Chem degree and go to med school.
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    Trauma Nursing - TCRN

    Hi I just took the exam and passed! I took the Jeff Solheim TCRN class through MEDED and thought it was fantastic. I also bought a TNCC book and read it cover to cover. I bought a book called NURSE TO NURSE TRAUMA CARE and also read it cover to cover (easy to read and well written). I also downloaded the SCRIBD app and searched ATLS and TNCC and had instant access to power points used in the classes, notes from previous students, and I even read the ATLS eight edition cover to cover.
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