TheNuttyNurse 966 Views
Joined Nov 6, '07.
Posts: 9 (11% Liked)
St. Louis, Missouri nurses with 13 years experience make about $45,000/yr, get 2 weeks paid time off and contribute about half the cost of their family health insurance. sad sad sad.
I and several of my friends like the Bard brand with the duoderm-like pads. Tube position from side to side can be changed easily without pulling on the skin. For the life of me, I cannot recall the name.
drink only when thirsty.
Indiana Wesleyan is about $15,000. A BSN is usually desired for management positions, pharmaceutical sales, education positions and a lot of other non-bedside nursing positions. I'm not sure if you already have your RN licensure, but it is required to do any of the RN to BSN programs and many require a minimum of one year of bedside nursing experience as well.
I work fulltime in the eICU in st. louis. Love it! I have died and gone to nursing heaven. We currently watch about 200 patients n 4 states. We go live with another 100 beds after the first of the year. It's an exciting time for everybody. We're currently the largest eICU in the country and after those next 100 beds, well be the largest in the world. WoWsers!!
28 of PEEP is my highest. We usually try and switch those folks over to pressure control ventilation instead of volume control. Have seen a few pneumos...not too many.
Your hospital policy may list a max. However, pharmacologically, there is no max. I have ran it wide open on a pressure bag along with a slew of other drugs running in addition. But, at that point, none of it's going to matter anyway. Also, pressors are not very effective in acidotic folks with ph less than 7.2, so treating the underlying cause and bicarb support can be very important in those really sick folks.
I'm in the Indiana Wesleyan University online ASN to BSN program. Love it and it's not too pricey.
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