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  1. You're right, it isn't easy to pick up on subtle hints at times. Respiratory acidosis is a pCO2>45, regardless of the...
    Dec 9 '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  2. I've heard the same thing from instructors, the only rationale anyone ever provided was that checking the pulse on the...
    Nov 30 '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. strange aneurysm around the aortic root, closest surgeon who would accept the case was 1000+ miles away (Baylor). He...
    Nov 30 '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. very transient and should probably not cause an actual arrythymia. What they cause is interference, similar to 60-cycle. ...
    Nov 29 '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  5. My personal experience: I usually use etomidate on a medical intubation (copd exacerbation, resp failure, CVA etc). I...
    Nov 28 '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  6. I agree with the above posters who wrote about proof of God and the importance of a second opinion. I've witnessed too many...
    Nov 28 '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. I've had a motorcycle for a long time, mostly antique cruisers and I don't ever see myself not having one. and believe me,...
    Nov 9 '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. i work in the areas you describe and have for many years. i am very comfortable in my understanding/working knowledge of...
    Oct 13 '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  9. what about unremitting chest pain caused by esophageal vasospasms? or costochondritis? an incomplete assessment and workup...
    Oct 13 '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  10. It depends. Everyone with chest pain obviously doesn't need to go to the cath lab. Was the pt's troponin elevated? Did he...
    Oct 4 '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  11. You mentioned that the levophed was at 0.5mcg/kg/m. I've never heard of weight-based dosing for norepinephrine. Our max is...
    Aug 18 '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  12. I have overheard MDs/RNs etc "explaining" things to patients and their families as if they had the same level of...
    Aug 4 '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Thanks and no worries. I couldn't agree with you more about the culture and forces that influence it. You have a very good...
    Jun 23 '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. Ruthfarmer, I read your post twice and I am sorry you're having to deal with the situation you described, it does...
    Jun 23 '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. Insulin deserves it's own primary line, I wouldn't ever piggyback it into another IV line for any reason.
    Jun 23 '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Yeah, in the distant past I've refused too. And you're exactly right speculating about the lawsuit, then returning to their...
    Jun 22 '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  17. Essentially the same scenario happened in our ICU tonight, obviously not resolved yet. It was interesting to read the...
    Jun 22 '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. It can make a difference based on the input of a patient's age and gender. I did a 12 lead EKG class for the fire...
    Jun 22 '11
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  19. Determining axis deviation is important because of bi- and tri-fascicular blocks. A patient with an extreme right axis...
    Jun 22 '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  20. good point. when I wrote that I had a patient with a large LA thrombus, chronic AF, etc and I was thinking about him. ...
    Jun 1 '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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