Accupressure Mats; Are They Worth All The Hype?

Accupressure Mats; Are They Worth All The Hype?

Acupressure mats have recently been circling the internet like crazy.  However, mats like this have actually been around for hundreds of years.  In Indian and Chinese cultures they would use beds of nails to induce relaxation.  These modern-day versions are supposed to act similarly to help the user relieve stress and pain. The mats are [...]

The Fundamentals Of Triaging Patients In The ER

The Fundamentals Of Triaging Patients In The ER

The Emergency Severity Index (ESI) Triage Algorithm is an important tool utilized by nurses when assigning an acuity to the adult patient.  The acuity based off of stability of patient, vital signs, potential for threat to life, limb, or organ, and estimated resources needed in treating the patient.  Additionally a nurses own experiences, competence, and ability [...]

Five Surprising Facts About Working in The ER

Five Surprising Facts About Working in The ER

Why Emergency nursing? For the excitement and immediate gratification that comes with being a nurse in the Emergency Department.  When you can fix an emergent problem and make the patient stable or feel better, is what it's all about. What are three words to describe emergency nurses? Resilient, quick thinking, and badass. What is the most exciting part [...]