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  1. Everyone of our hearts gets a swan and they all come out POD 1 unless we're having problems. We'll swan our MICU to look at...
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  2. Swans are definitely on the way out. We only see them in hearts, and plenty of places are doing hearts without swans these...
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  3. I'm in a cardiovascular surgical ICU, so every post-op heart comes back with a Swan. We have rather a love/hate relationship...
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  4. We just started with flowtrac and I really like it. Real time readings. Less messing around with a PA cath and pushing...
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  5. I'd say, yes, swans have gone out of style. However, you'd probably find the majority of them used in management of...
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  6. I haven't seen a swan in years. We use 2 non-invasive machines, flotrac and cheetah. I love the cheetah device because it is...
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  7. Hi! We have only recently started to see the Vigileos/Vigilance machines (can anyone tell me the difference?). I work in a...
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  8. First thing, travel light, everything should fit in your pockets. I recommend a stethoscope. Second, a penlight. There...
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    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  9. I have worked in a MICU here are some necessary things you will need: Stethoscope, penlight, calipers (for measuring rhythm...
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    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  10. How can a manager truly understand the needs of the unit unless she will occasionally work the floor herself? One of my old...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. She sent me a thank you note at my home address telling me about a family that had a lot if nice things to say about me and...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. If you have staff members that want to transfer to another unit in the same hospital, don't block them from even trying. My...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. One thing I can't stress enough is to understand the pressures your staff operate under. When patient turnover is rapid,...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Advocate for your staff. If there are staffing needs, a piece of equipment, or education/inservice training that are needed...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Anti-intellectualism in nursing? Well, I'm going to approach a very sensitive subject... Certain professions such as...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  16. These are our citizens who were working over there doing work that few people would ever sign up for. They absolutely...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Are they really choosing random staff to take care of an ebola patient? Per their statement, they have specially trained...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. You'd think so, but it appears, from reading some of the threads on this topic over the last few days, that quite a few of...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. What would I do? I would do just as I do with my HIV or TB patients. I would be assiduous about precautions, wash my hands...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Hi fellow nurses! I have a question about impellas. I am relatively new to the CCU and critical care in general. I...
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    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  21. It's part of a general cultural trend...Madison Avenue has realized if they set up an "Us -vs- Them" mentality, people...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  22. While I agree education is a good thing it is another thing altogether when you take intelligent, well trained, educated...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  23. I have noticed that there is a lot of anti-intellectualism in nursing. Just check out some of the threads here on allnurses....
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  24. Not really the same as the OP but But im a new grad hire RN (been there 6 months) and I started an MSN program this month...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  25. You can become a nurse by completing a 2 year diploma program and passing a 75 question test, then once you actually get the...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  26. Rising educational requirements for nursing have arrived due to several factors, none of which were formulated with the...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  27. For some reason, there seems to be a strong "anti-intellectualism" following on this site. Entire threads have been...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  28. When I first started in hospital nursing -- a while ago -- there were places where it was felt that BSN-grads slowed things...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  29. Some people will always denigrate those with more education or more knowledge (not always the same thing!) to make...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  30. There's that old fallacy that only nursing research that focuses on bedside performance or clinical aspects is "real"...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  31. Agreed completely. It is not fair to say that someone who is book smart has no common sense. I hear people say this...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  32. In some ways, nursing is a performing art. A dancer might have a great knowledge of this history of dance, but it doesn't...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  33. I don't think it is so much that most Nurses look down on the well educated or those striving for more education. I think it...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  34. I went into nursing because I love science and medicine, and thought working with like-minded people to deliver high-quality...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  35. There is some coverage of this issue in publications intended for a general audience: Why Rating Your Doctor Is Bad For...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  36. Several generations ago, a high school education had been sufficient enough to land a good position. An individual could...
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    Article Forum: General Nursing Student
  37. I don't feel guilty in the least and I work hard to protect the time off of my coworkers when I am on the clock. I didn't...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  38. Goes on everywhere and no I do not feel guilty when I say no or don't answer the phone.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  39. No guilt whatsoever.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  40. Surgeons dislike hypothermia because it can increase bleeding issues. Clinically relevent hypothermia (generally defined as...
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  41. Alternative title (courtesy of Brian Booth): How much is that cheap thing you bought going to cost you in the long run? ...
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    Article Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  42. AGREED. I find it strange that we are also tied to room charge like houskeeping. Even RTs and PTs charge per procedure....
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  43. All good points. Maybe those consult triggers are a way to ensure reimbursements. I want to believe that it helps get...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  44. Well my thoughts on this are more patient focused rather than reimbursement. I've seen this given as a way to regulate blood...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  45. You can thank JACHO or TJC or whatever they call themselves this week... Now that "range doses" are illegal, our gtt orders...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  46. Critical thinking jumped out of the window and did not survive right when we got computer check boxes, scripting, and the...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  47. Dietary evaluates calorie intake, Speech Therapy does swallow eval and the MDs just sign off on their reccomendation. I...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  48. Yes, yes, yes! As LTC RN, I can change GTubes if they clog or dislodge. Can my task be billed separately? NO! Yet a...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  49. Its not really a "deskilling" of nursing, its the transformation of nursing from a blue collar to a white collar job. ...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  50. Billing is an important component of this issue. But deskilling of RNs has been going on for LONG TIME. Respiratory,...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism


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