Friday, September 25, 2009


Every time I turn around, I need another certification. SANE, ACLS, PALS, TNCC, CEN, and now they are coming up with PNCC and GNCC. Yes, it is nice to have a review to work within the ED, but it is getting to the point that we, as nurses, are just paying for our little cards that say we have sat in that class. The last two days, I have sat in class with some very bright people. However, there is always that one person in the class who is a complete idiot. They ask questions that just demonstrate how idiotic they are and you just want to pull your hair out. For example, one woman, who has been a nurse for well over ten years, stated "we just irrigate with normal saline, and that just cleans everything right up." Now, we were talking about needle aspiration for priapism. after questioning what the heck she was talking about, we further learned that she was under the belief that priapism was an eye condition related to dust in the eyes.

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