SICU/TraumaRN 649 Views
Joined Nov 4, '06.
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This pt went to the OR twice and to IR. The docs "thought" that the pt wasn't bleeding anymore until after the 2nd OR the pt hct came back 7.0. Then came a trip to IR where they didn't really find a bleeder. Hct was up and the a recheck a few hrs later came back a hct of 13.2. I found out last night that pt it now stable. We will see where is goes from there.
I work is a Sicu/Truama unit and I have found Critical Care Nursing Secrets by Schell and Puntillo very helpful
I had a pt this weekend who was shot in the abd. In 24 hrs we gave the pt 56 units PRBC, 49 FFP, 9 5pk plts, 7 cryo, and 3 doses of factor 7 and the pt was still beeding everywhere. Wondering if anyone out there has given any more products than that??
I was just wondering if anyone out there has taken the online organic chemistry and biochem classes from University of New England. If so, what are your thought on them.
I just recently graduated from a BSN program in May and went right into a level 1 SICU/Trauma ICU after having 180 hrs of clinical in critical care. The BEST reference that I found and utilize is Critical Care Nursing Secrets by Schell and Puntillo 2nd edition. It is broken down by systems and in a question format. It is just a wonderful resource and I use it quite often.
Good luck to you
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