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  1. Trouble with understanding pH-related death
    Wow Belgian thanks! That really helps my understanding of the whole picture. I haven't seen these scvo2 catheters yet. Are they like continuous co measuring devices in that they give you a constant...
    Sep 9, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  2. Trouble with understanding pH-related death
    thank you both for the responses. It helped. I guess I need to focus on the MODS picture that I'm guessing acidemia/alkalemia causes. I just was confused b/c the specific things I was told was that...
    Sep 8, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  3. Trouble with understanding pH-related death
    I'm having trouble understanding what effects acidemia and alkalemia have on the body that LEADS TO death. I have scoured the internet to no avail. I was told by my preceptor that both acidemia...
    Sep 8, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  4. Having trouble understanding high/low pH effects
    I'm having trouble understanding what effects acidemia and alkalemia have on the body that LEADS TO death. I have scoured the internet to no avail. I was told by my preceptor that both acidemia...
    Sep 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. General IV Filter question
    so the filters are for air rather than particulate? Nice to know thanks all
    Sep 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. General IV Filter question
    Hey all, concerning adult patients (no open foramen ovale or anything like that, just regular patients) I know that certain meds like mannitol needs a IV filter on it, but I don't know the reasoning...
    Sep 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Measurements: NGT vs. OG tubes
    yeah I know that it's usually tip of nose to earlobe to xiphoid process, but when you aren't going through the nose there has to be some part of that cut out I would think because you're closer to...
    Aug 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Measurements: NGT vs. OG tubes
    Hi all, I know how to measure for the NGT placement, but my question is for the intubated patients that are getting Orogastric tubes placed. How does the measurement differ? Do you cut out the...
    Aug 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Isolation precautions-nurse server question
    so my question is then when the patient leaves, I guess in order to be cost effective the supplies can go with the pt., but we in the icu use a lot of stuff that the floor doesn't, so that's all...
    Jul 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Isolation precautions-nurse server question
    it's just a set of drawers in the rooms that house all the supplies a nurse would need; for ex.: pre-filled saline syringes, 12 lead stickers, duoderms, 2x2s, 4x4s, yankauers, etc.
    Jul 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Pre-reqs for CRNA/ACNP
    Hi All, I have been a RN in a SICU for going on 2 years now. I really want to further my education and go into either a acute care nurse practitioner role or a certified registered nurse...
    Jul 28, '10
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  12. Isolation precautions-nurse server question
    I am really trying to improve my SICU's hygiene and I think the first place to do so is our nurse servers: When a patient is on isolation precautions for, let's say contact precautions, the...
    Jul 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Trouble With Understanding VT scenario
    Is ventricular tachycardia WITH A PULSE shockable? I understand that V-fib and pulseless V-tach are shockable, and that PEA and asystole are not shockable, but I am reading this book on cardiac...
    Feb 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Na Bicarb and it's buffering effect on kidneys
    I have been sending many pts to CT scans lately where I work. I am aware that acetylcystiene (sp?) and sodium bicarbonate help to protect the kidneys from injury from the contrast dye, but how does...
    Jan 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Having trouble with understanding lasix use
    happens all the time in the sicu I am doing my practicum at
    Jan 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Having trouble with understanding lasix use
    thanks for all the replys so far...I was just confused b/c I have heard before that if the BUN and creatinine are elevated then it is time to stop giving lasix. Is that true or is that not the case...
    Jan 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Having trouble with understanding lasix use
    I understand what lasix does in terms of removing fluid from pts' so to help with CHF/fluid around their lungs to hlp them breathe better, and what it can cause (metabolic alkalosis, hypokalemia,...
    Jan 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. IVC Filters question
    A friend of the family is very concerned about a recent PE they have had; I am trying to educate them on why they should probably get an IVC filter but have some questions that I can't get answered...
    Dec 19, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Trouble with EKGs
    I was wondering what the lower right lead is used for when running twelve lead EKGs. 1. Lead I is RA to LA 2. Lead 2 is RA to LL 3. Lead III is LA to LL 4. aVR is RA lead 5. aVL is LA lead 6....
    Nov 14, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. What are the components of Lactated Ringers Solution?
    The other day in my ICU practicum my pt.'s lactate levels kept rising so the MDs ordered a 1L bolus of Lactated Ringer's solution. If I am correct, the fluid bolus is to flush the lactate out in...
    Oct 29, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. What is a slick? (Concerning Cordis)
    hey thanks so much for taking the time to explain that. For some reason it just wasn't sinking in. :yeah:
    Sep 23, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. What is a slick? (Concerning Cordis)
    sorry, but I still don't understand. Is the SLIC the part that say a PA cath would go into of the cordis in this picture or is the SLIC the part that you can infuse fluid through (the see through...
    Sep 23, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. What is a slick? (Concerning Cordis)
    Hey guys, new to the board and to an ICU experience. Just had a quick q. I heard somebody mention today that their pt had a cordis with a slick. I know a cordis is like a great big central line...
    Sep 22, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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