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By GoldenFire5

Joined Sep 22, '05 - from 'San Diego, CA'. She has '5' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'ICU'. Posts: 247 (15% Liked) Likes: 56

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  1. Collapsed as in pneumothorax, or collapsed as in severe atelectasis? Pneumothorax in this type of patient could be...
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  2. Peak Respiratory Pressure: Pressure (resistance) at the end of expiration. Just when initiating the inspiration. Normal (20...
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  3. That whole milkeshake thing was probably a bit too simplified.. :) Before you can understand air-leaks in thoracotomies,...
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    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  4. I think it's annoying. I'm a female nurse, and yeah, I get the whole, "We prefer females/males because of...
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  5. Diurectics aren't necessarily contraindicated. Kidney disease has many different levels of failure. Some pt's still have the...
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  6. First make sure the PH is in normal range. If the Ph is normal, then there's nothing major to really do (except some fine...
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  7. First off, here are a couple decent webpages you might want to review: Multi-Center Study of Central Venous Oxygen...
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  8. Recently I was traveling in Florida with my family to Disney World and a cement truck traveling in the opposite direction,...
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  9. I beg to differ about the sizes of cannulas listed above. It used to be a trend years ago to throw the biggest IV into the...
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. When I've got a person with +4 edema, I get a manual BP cuff, put it midforearm, and pump it up, then let it sit there for...
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  11. I was also saved once because of my charting. I am an ER nurse and a terminally ill patient came in our department...
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. A quick and easy way to tell if your heart rhythm has perfusion (if you don't have an arterial line as someone else...
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. The most scary thing I have ever seen in my career was the alien creature eat through a man's abdominal cavity in the ER. ...
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. You will find these type of people all over nursing in every unit, every shift, every department, every facility etc. I...
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. I was working telephone triage for a children's hospital and took a call from some worried parents one night. The baby was 3...
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. I think my best "save" so far was a walk-in patient who came to clinic c/o dizziness. She had a long hx of dizziness...
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. As charge nurse, I was called down to assess a pt. who was diaphoretic. The LPN and I both knew she needed to be sent to the...
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. In the OR, working on a little old lady with a hip fx, comorbidities, H&H in the toilet. Doing a Gamma Nail. New anesthesia...
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. My favorite save would have to be when I was still a nursing student: Patient was just back from the cath lab, so we were...
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. I had a patient s/p CABG that was on Nipride, high doses - for days. He was extubated earlier that day and was down to 2l...
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. A women of about 55 ws dying of cancer, came to the facility a hospice patient, was there only 3 days when we all knew the...
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. A few months ago, there was a baby who was not nursing well. He would nurse fine on one side, but when switched to the...
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Are you a troll?
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  24. Before you continue doing what you're doing, you must first establish what your end goal is for the patient. Example: Is...
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  25. We all have had them - Funny and sometimes scary nursing related dreams. I had one today. I was at work witha terrible...
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  26. What a great thread! I've had several strange dreams related to nursing, but I think that the best ones came from the last...
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  27. Another option if you are having that much trouble & need it emergently is I/O access. Our ER keeps an IO kit available and...
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  28. Next time....talk with your physician and see if you can nebulize 4mg of morphine and 4mg of versed before you turn the...
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  29. Insight,.... Do whatever and however it is your instructors tell you regardless of how silly their reasoning. Question...
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  30. Sounds OK to me. Usually before attaching, I just lick the port. You used alcohol....Potayto/Puhtahto. Seriously..you'll...
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  31. Didn't see the episode, but as someone that works in detox, I've heard it all: both from the patients and from the staff. ...
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  32. Do not give your nurse ultimatums. When the NPO DKA patient tells you she won't let you replace the IV she ripped out until...
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  33. I agree, I don't think that the "keep CVP >12 for vented pts" is necessarily correcting a falsely elevated CVP because like...
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  34. Wow. Yesterday I started work before I went to work. Didn't have anything for breakfast at home, so I decided to go to...
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  35. It is with a heavy heart that we announce the loss of one of our most beloved members, Daytonite. Daytonite was...
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  36. Pt needed assessed by somebody experienced. You did the right thing.
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  37. I think you did great. I also think the bedside nurse dropped the ball. The wheezing should have been addressed...
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  38. Phenergan is an agent that is very hard on the veins. It must be diluted before administration, to ease the discomfort of...
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  39. Coreg is a nonselective beta-alpha blocker given in HF to block SNS effects like increased heart rate, contractility, and...
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  40. There are OODLES of reasons for a low heart rate just as there are for a high heart rate. If you are correct that it was...
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  41. Here's the deal....The pts BP is 'low' becaue the meds are WORKING. That's the point! And, I don't find an SBP of 95 to be...
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  42. That's what it sounds like to me too. I don't mind taking calls like, "SBP is <100, do you still want me to give the...
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  43. I have used this homemade method before with repeated success. Take a long, smaller bore tube. My choice is butterfly...
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  44. i'm not going to address the nursing care plan, but will try to give you some info to understand the pathophysiology of the...
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  45. As a long time lurker, I wanted to introduce myself to members here. I'm looking to change careers after being laid off 2...
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  46. Okay, so here's my story: I'm hopping along in my job as an aide on the intensive care unit at a local hospital. I love my...
    GoldenFire5
    Article Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  47. actually, in my practice, i've found that pac's seem to be more associated with hypoxia than pvc's. the pvc's may be a key...
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  48. PVC's are usually an early indication of low oxygen level. Check their 02 sat and keep it above 95. If you start seeing...
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  49. here's a post i wrote in another thread: pt/ptt are laboratory tests that measure the clotting time (how long it takes...
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  50. It was easier for me to remember Coumadin this way: Certain conditions or inactivity can cause clotting. Clotting is...
    GoldenFire5
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications


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