“Use your critical thinking skills!” Do any of you remember hearing that being drilled in nursing school? How many of us are actually make critical decisions for your patients or are you deferring all decisions to the providers? Really think about this. Decisions in triage – nurses do everything in this domain. Most ED’s don’t even… Read More Own Your Practice!
Chief Complaint Pt comes in with a heart rate of 170-200. Complains of palpitations/sob/chest pain/dizziness/or nothing. Is this SVT or A-Fib? Hint! Today we are talking about SVT. Bedside Checklist Take off clothing waist up. Put on a hospital gown. Immediately place pulse ox, leads, and bp cuff – in that order. If oxygenation is… Read More Hello Modified Valsalva Maneuver. Good-Bye Ice. Adenosine, Take a Backseat.
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Welcome to the very first episode of the Resus Nurse Podcast! Spoiler alert: The goal is elevate emergency nursing, so we are practicing at the highest level in order to achieve the BEST outcome for our patients—no matter what the situation presents. Nursing care in the ED matters! The “real care” starts in our EDs, not after a… Read More Your Standards Are Too High!