New nurse with bad preceptor in the CCU - page 2

Hello everyone, I am a new nurse having just graduated a few months ago and my first job is in the CCU. During the time that I am there, my preceptor is always charge nurse. This leaves me most of the time with many questions... Read More

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    I am a new RN also in ICU does anyone have a list od IV meds that should never be turned off? The IV pole was alarming the (infusion was complete)so I turned it off and went to get the patients nurse. I found out that heprin should never be turned off if running IV.....HELP does anyone have a list which drugs should not be turned off?

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    You shouldn't need a list; just think about the medication. Medications that alter blood pressure should definitely not be turned off especially when they are being given in high doses. Levophed, Dopamine, Epinephrine, Tridil to name a few. I don't see an issue with heparin being off for a short period of time.
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    OMGosh. Been a stellar Med-Surg-Tele RN for seven years, been also inpatient rehab.....now trauma ICU.....just like a new grad again.....can't imagine being a new grad with no guidance in ICU!!!!GEEZ!!!! Good for you and your license (alas for the rent/mortgage, etc. right now)...this too shall pass. Hugs.


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