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

Understatements

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.

1 Comments:

  • At 12:27 AM, Blogger Nurse-to-Be said…

    I just read your blog from beginning to end. I'm a BSN student working on finishing my third year. Your stories are very funny and I could relate to everything. I'm starting my own anonymous 'nursing student' blog now. Thanks for the great read!

     

Post a Comment

<< Home