sserrn 3,803 Views
Joined Feb 27, '10.
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Regarding the dilaudid, which I realize has been beat to death already, forget all the stuff about drug seeking, chronic vs acute pain, getting a high or not getting a high. Shouldn't even be a consideration. Best practice is to push over AT LEAST 2 mins. If it makes me uncompassionate to not 'push it fast', I'm totally cool with that, whether the pt is in real pain or not.
Are you an ER nurse, thenursemandy? If so, for how long?
5 pts per nurse
Fentanyl can be used for pain management and/or sedation, and is sometimes used in OR for sedation.
I'm surprised that you need an order to mix it with lidocaine at your facility. As to your Q, I've always wondered of it really helps and kind of doubt it, but who knows!
Sounds like good experience.
2 pens, badge(s), 'scope, trauma shears. Used to carry more, but really this is all you need on your person imo
I would take ACLS & PALS instead. The CEN, in my opinion, doesn't mean a whole lot without any experience to back it up.
I couldn't agree more...but policy is policy, unfortunately!
We're required to run everything on a pump, so a simple L bolus takes an hour :-/
I just passed Tuesday for the first time!! Same amount of experience as you! Went to a review class by Mark Boswell in January and also watched Jeff Solheim's review on MedEd (which is where you will find his AWESOME series).
I bought the NEW lippincott q&a book and do not recommend it. As far as practice questions I recommend only the ENA ones. And I did ALL of them over 4 months.
And as a final assessment I strongly recommend the official BCEN CEN practice exam, bc I made the EXACT same score on it as I did on the real thing.
Good luck, everybody!! It's very doable!! Can't wait for my little badge thingy, which I hope they will send!?! :-)
Uslfyre give me a freakin' break *eye roll* sigh
Very entertaining, and some ppl reading this need to take a chill pill! Lol
Had that the other day^^
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