EricJRN 19,910 Views
Joined Nov 25, '05 - from 'Texas'.
EricJRN is a Nurse Educator.
He has '10' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'NICU'.
Posts: 8,734 (11% Liked)
Everybody says its to prevent fluid overload but iam not satisfied with this answer.
First of all, you will run across a few "recruiters" who are looking to wheel and deal you into going to their school.
The school I work for offers the Medical Assitant Sciences program, which when completed, will certify you as a Medical Assistant.
Schools such as the one I work for, offers you an Associates Degree in Specialized Business, which is always much higher than a diploma or certificate.
Basically, you can earn your LPN licensing in about a year, and RN in a little over 2.
If you've heard of a CMA or LPN or RN, you've heard of obtaining your BSN then. Basically, that is the top of the line in Nursing today.
There is a prestigious private institution here in PA called Alvernia College that has a BSN program and accepts our MA students in at JUNIOR STATUS!
I'll echo what the others have said: More listening, less talking is the way to go. You might say something like, "Looks like you're having a pretty rough time (rough day, etc)." Usually they'll take it from there and talk to you if they're ready.
Well.. all my nursing instructors told me that your computer shutting off at 85 is usually a good sign.. you need at least 75 questions right and the other 10 are usually free. My and my 2 of my friends computer shut off at 85 and we all passed.
I'm sure a lot of us get nervous around adult emergencies, but just about any nurse is going to be a little out of their element during a community emergency. Other than basics like calling for help, keeping an airway open, direct pressure for bleeding, compressions and maybe an AED, you're not likely to have the equipment to do anything else. In most situations, additional equipment is going to arrive at the same time as the personnel who are trained to operate it.
Yep - most people don't really want to know the details.
"So you work in the happy place with all the babies?"
"Uh huh, sure. That's me."
Welcome, Maicor! Enjoy the discussions. Feel free to ask questions!
Out of curiosity, what is the pharmacology behind using Narcan to reduce fever?
Post your year of graduation and your specialty/specialties. I'll go first:
I've been a Level II/III Neonatal ICU nurse since graduation in January '06.
Update 10/2015: I've worked for a large Level IV NICU since 2009, where I've had both bedside and staff development educator roles. Although I just finished a master's degree in nursing education (from EC), I am currently enjoying a role as a bedside nurse. I'm considering more school - trying to decide between the nurse practitioner route or the Ph.D./tenure-track faculty route.
I haven't worked with intubated adults in some time, but I don't think that my employer or my insurance carrier would be too stoked about a staff nurse reintroducing an displaced ET tube. I'd go with option A - bag and call for help.
It's not outdated, but I think one confusing thing is that it has been deemphasized in NRP for many years. (Bicarb was a standard code drug for a long time, but now it's known that in coding neonates, there is usually respiratory acidosis, and bicarb will just raise the pCO2 and lower the pH in that situation.)
In metabolic acidosis, bicarb is still often indicated, but it's also important to look at correctable causes of metabolic acidosis, like whether the baby is cold, fluid-depleted or perfusing poorly.
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