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By francoml

Joined Nov 7, '12 - from 'Dirty South'. francoml is a ICU Nurse. Posts: 133 (40% Liked) Likes: 189

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  1. I have to stop using IV drugs!!!!! HAHAHA jk. I have really good veins so I usually let the new nurses and nursing students...
    Nov 1
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  2. It kinda depends what kind of facility you practice in. I was a MICU nurse in a level one facility for about a year before...
    Oct 27
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  3. Ya so I use ultrasound for all the difficult sticks... I still stick at least once without it to keep my skills up (unless...
    Oct 26
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  4. Google sherlock ultrasound and you will see it.
    Oct 18
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  5. I have to respectfully disagree with this statement. I have way more autonomy as a ICU nurse then floor nurses do. I have...
    Oct 18
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  6. Luckily I work in a facility that has a very strong support team plus we have procedure carts that carry just about every...
    Oct 18
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  7. Levo, vaso, neo, epi, dopamine, saline, albumin, blood, plasma, platelets, meropenem, vanco, TPN, acyclovir, insulin,...
    Oct 10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  8. Okay I know PICCs aren't supposed to be "emergent" lines but reality dictated differently. Here is the scenario, I am an...
    Oct 10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  9. I dont actually work in CVICU, I work in a level one MICU and we get all types of cardiac patients other than fresh hearts...
    Aug 29
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  10. Hello all. I just passed CCRN today. Now I want to tackle the CMC exam. I scored fairly well on the cardiac portion of CCRN....
    Aug 18
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  11. Thank you !!!
    Jun 28
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  12. I just placed my first ultrasound guided PICC yesterday!!! It was a freaking awesome experience. I still have to get 2 more...
    Jun 28
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  13. Wait what??? You had to sign a contract stating that you have to pay 12k for your residency?? Wow that is terrible. I did an...
    Jun 26
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. I got the position, thank you!
    Jun 23
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  15. In my facility there are Rapid nurses from all the critical care areas although the vast majority come from SICU and MICU....
    Jun 17
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  16. Does your facility have dedicated RRT nurses or are they staff nurses who have one or 2 RRT shifts a week? At our facility I...
    Jun 16
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  17. Well said. In cases that bleeding is caused by esophageal varices we also use octriotide which also decreases pepsin...
    Jun 15
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  18. Wow I didn't realize that this was not standard of care. I guess I have been sheltered working for my institution..... The...
    Jun 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. There is no better feeling as a nurse then to know you truly beat death...Running a code yourself, making all the decisions,...
    Jun 3
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  20. hand to hand combat with the Grim Reaper. That is what I am talking about.... Thats why I come back day after day. 14525
    Jun 3
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing

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