10 Ways “Bedside Manners” Can Make You A Better Nurse

10 Ways “Bedside Manners” Can Make You A Better Nurse

Bedside Manners for the Healthcare Pro a book written by Stephen Groner, who is a speech language pathologist.  So much of his career is helping his patients express their thoughts, their feelings, and regain their ability to swallow.  He used his vast knowledge and years of expertise with his patients on healthcare providers to help [...]

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 [...]

Finger Traps Quickly Reduce Fractures And Pain

Finger Traps Quickly Reduce Fractures And Pain

These stainless steel finger traps have more uses than providing finger torture to our patients in the Emergency Department!  These finger traps are used to provide traction; traction is  moving a fractured, displaced, or dislocated body part to provide stability and reduce pain.  The fingers are each individually placed in the wire trap and suspended. [...]