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By Biffbradford

Joined Sep 23, '10. Posts: 1,115 (48% Liked) Likes: 1,669

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  1. Once had a VAD pt in slow VTach for a WEEK. :confused: Rhythm was unresponsive to all therapies, but the VAD still kept...
    Oct 22
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  2. Yeah, I refrain from 'stripping' but will resort to that if it means getting a big honking clot out of there and preventing...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  3. From what I have read about acute dialysis - ON CALL. Some times >100 hrs/week. Even docs will say that it can suck the...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  4. Boy, if I ever face some time on the table, CUT ME OPEN. I want that surgeon looking and smelling with his own eyes and...
    Oct 9
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  5. I don't remember what they all were, but I recall an ECMO patient that had 4 stacks of Baxter double pumpers. (not the...
    Oct 7
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  6. More like 'fight' the Grim Reaper, if he really want's 'em, he'll take 'em. :(
    Oct 3
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  7. Hard to say. Be courteous but curt with your time. Get in, get it done, and get out. :whistling: Even in the ICU where you...
    Sep 27
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  8. Nothing earth shattering to share from here. Stay on top of a spare bottle for the on coming shift and I'll change the...
    Sep 27
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  9. Welcome to Allnurses! :) Where do YOU feel that you can make some improvements? That would be a good place to start.
    Sep 24
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  10. Have done it both ways. In a code situation we've even 'squeezed in' fluid or blood.
    Sep 22
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  11. Can you actually *FEEL* a pulse? Art lines are great, but they do go bad.
    Sep 22
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  12. His family will just have to corner the attending physician and bombard him/her with questions. Perhaps it's time for a...
    Sep 19
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  13. Interesting. I once had a heart patient on Dobutamine but the cardiac index was still a lousy 1.8. Surgeon suggested turning...
    Sep 18
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  14. I really don't know where to go with that, but with 12 years of CVICU under my belt, I'll give it a crack. You're looking...
    Sep 14
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  15. I'll relocate in state - Wisconsin. No desire to live anywhere else.
    Sep 14
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  16. There just was a thread on stethescopes and who likes what.
    Sep 11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  17. Around here, if you work agency for a hospital, the hospital won't touch you for a year.
    Sep 10
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  18. Luck. Really! I guess first off, don't mention your goal of CRNA. That doesn't benefit anyone but you. Second, it couldn't...
    Sep 9
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  19. There is no cookie cutter route to the ICU. Learn as much as you can where you are now and learn more. Whats the hurry to...
    Sep 6
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  20. I've seen RNs sent home so the charge nurse can take an extra patient in order to 'meet the staffing matrix'.
    Sep 4
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing

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