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This is a discussion on Anyone have any good critical care questions to quiz me on? in Critical Care Nursing ... Hey all you expert critical care nurses! I am going to be taking the BKAT 8. I took it once before....by nurse678 Nov 28, '11Hey all you expert critical care nurses! I am going to be taking the BKAT 8. I took it once before. Not sure how prepared I am for it again...I have a little bit of experience in CC, but I think I learn best by people quizzing me. Anyone willing to ask me a question or 2?
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- Nov 28, '11 by DixieleeI don't even know what BKAT 8 means so I guess I shouldn't be trying to quiz anybody!
- Nov 28, '11 by nurse678Basic knowledge assessment test (of critical care)
So I'm just reviewing stuff I need to brush up on...reading through PASS CCRN
- Nov 28, '11 by FlyingScotLet's start with the basics. What is the normal range for CVP and what do deviations from normal indicate?
- Nov 28, '11 by GuttercatQuote from FlyingScotLet's start with the basics. What is the normal range for CVP and what do deviations from normal indicate?
When I have them on dialysis trying to pull four liters out of a septic shock pt. with volume overload, heck I'm happy with 4.
The ICU peeps love us. We cure everyone. We can dialyze out anything I tell you, from a hangnail to a hangover.
- Nov 28, '11 by RnBound0510Knows Abg's, DKA, insulins...thats all I can remember!
- Nov 28, '11 by BecsterIf you're studying for CCRN, I would know all the norms from your PA cath and what the implications are.
- Nov 29, '11 by Esme12Which are you taking......Adult, pedi or Neonate
- Nov 29, '11 by BiffbradfordOkay, you have a patient that is 2 hours out from open heart surgery. He was bleeding moderately through the chest tubes initially, but recently that drainage has dropped way off and the blood is much more clotty that previously. Blood pressures have been stable initially, but now are declining into the 70's systolic. The patient has an arterial line to measure blood pressure, is still intubated, and now you notice a variation of blood pressure as the patient breathes in and out.
What might this be, and what do you do next?
- Nov 30, '11 by BiffbradfordOh good, he stopped bleeding now!
But his pressures are dipping into the 60's.