No, really - what is your EMERGENCY?

This used to be the journal of a nursing student at a prestigious 4 year university that will still remain unnamed. This is now the journal of a Registered Nurse working in an Emergency Department in a major US city. All names have been changed to protect the stupid and the mean. There is no educational value in this journal, sometimes it will be downright mean and catty - this is where I come to vent!

Thursday, February 15, 2007


A guest professor made the following comment on a recent class on shock:

"Dead is not a good outcome."

Can I use that in a care plan???

A fellow student made the comment the other day after we finished our patient simulator session, "I really don't think I could work in the ED." Huge understatement for her. The scenario was an unresponsive patient with pulseless V-tach. She was the primary RN and just stood there. No "Call a Code!", no, "Start CPR!", no "Get the AED!", etc. Just stood there. Kind of scary. We graduate in like 3 months and I'm thinking those are kind of basic skills that every nurse should know even if they don't work in the ED.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Job Offer

So, this past weekend, I had an interview in the ED of a hospital where I would like work after I graduate. On Tuesday, they called and offered me a job! Woo-hoo!!!! It has kind of made it hard to stay focused on school.......