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  1. titrating pressors
    I always titrate in mcg/min or mcg/kg/min. We program our pumps with the concentration (usually 4mg in 250 ml or 8 mg in 250 ml), and set it up so that it can be titrated by mcg. I think this is...
    Apr 29, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  2. Advice needed: Alaska Travel job offered,  not sure if pay is right
    Is the 50/hr just your pay? Meaning are they paying all the extras outside of that rate? Just trying to get a handle on pay etc for future contract negotiations.... :)
    Apr 29, '10
    Forum: Alaska Nursing
  3. Successful night shift stories...
    I took a job working nights right out of school because it was in the area I wanted (ICU) at the hospital I wanted, with an awesome orientation. I was totally not into it and went into night shift...
    Apr 29, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. How to Use Favorites
    Well, I noticed that a "note" is posted under the directions for adding favorites that reads: "NOTE: When adding a forum to your Favorites you will be updated on a daily basis via email." FYI for...
    Apr 11, '10
    Forum: How To Use Site
  5. How to Use Favorites
    I subscribed to several forums into my favorites, however, today I received an email for each subscription telling me there were new posts. How do I turn notifications off for this feature? (p.s. I...
    Apr 11, '10
    Forum: How To Use Site
  6. Cost of Commute
    I usually fill up the tank every payday (every two weeks) and most of the time the tank is not even empty. Roundtrip to work is 10 miles, 3 times a week. So, 30 miles a week, 120 miles a month...
    Apr 2, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Would it be worth it to take an EKG cert class while in nursing school?
    My opinion is no because you are already so overwhelmed with school, graduation, NCLEX and trying to find a job in this new economy. You come out with the same qualifications as every other new grad,...
    Apr 2, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Wages in middle Tennessee
    Which hospital was that at?
    Mar 17, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Who Draws blood from a-lines??
    It may not be rocket science, but it IS nursing responsibility. You are responsible for the patient and those taking care of that patient. Training or not, A-lines, central lines and all other manner...
    Feb 22, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  10. University of South Alabama  MSN program
    This thread has been helpful! I'm also starting Spring 2010, although I'm having second thoughts. I'm only taking one class, but it is research and I just DREAD research! I disliked research and...
    Jan 11, '10
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  11. Staying late to complete your work
    It's important to remember that even if you do stay late, that it is YOUR license on the line. Yes, you have to take care of your patients. Yes you have to chart. No, you didn't have enough time to...
    Dec 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Hand sanitizer destorying my hands
    I use this every night before bed!! They also have a sugar scrub that works well to exfoliate too!
    Dec 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. GN's paid more than experienced staff is this typical!
    Employee of the Month at our hospital is a scam. At the end of the month a "favorite" is picked and someone goes around and has people sign slips. And of course night/weekend folks are not in the...
    Dec 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Phantom saline in the ICU
    Fluid cart. Charge book. Patient sticker.
    Dec 15, '09
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  15. Not a doctor but is asking to be called "Dr" while on the unit.
    I think that as long as you are not buying into a patient's delusion or hallucinations, call them what makes them feel comfortable. Even if she isn't a doctor, how would you prove such? Just another...
    Dec 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Memphis Hospitals Starting Pay
    Yes. Call HR and go onto website and apply! Good luck!
    Dec 2, '09
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  17. ANP to ACNP?
    Not to get too far off subject, but are you talking about the "Adult/Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (GNP/APNP) Curriculum" at U of South AL? Does this allow you to actually take...
    Nov 13, '09
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  18. Working Per Diem vs working agency as an ICU nurse
    Can't really comment on your question... however, I wouldn't feel like an a-hole if I were you. Why should you feel bad about getting a second job? Well, you shouldn't. Not your fault other people...
    Nov 12, '09
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  19. Are non nursing graduate degrees beneficial to a nurse?
    I know that a JD can be extremely beneficial as there is a market for medically and legally trained people.
    Nov 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Memphis Hospitals Starting Pay
    Please remember that it can (not always) be different for ADN vs. BSN. Cat's mouth or not, when I graduated in May (with BSN) I was offered $21.50 at Methodist, $21.71 at St. Francis, and Baptist was...
    Nov 1, '09
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  21. New Teacher Wants to Become a Nurse: Advice Please!!
    Teaching may seem like a 7-3 job, but most teachers spend countless extra hours during the week and weekend grading, preparing lectures, and participating in extra curricular activities. Most...
    Oct 27, '09
    Forum: Alabama Nursing
  22. Memphis Hospitals Starting Pay
    For those graduating in May 09, August 09 they are finding jobs in the range of 21-23 an hour. 19 is a little low for the Memphis area. Most are up around 21-22, some higher. It will only go up. May...
    Oct 27, '09
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  23. University of South Alabama online program
    Jax, Thanks for the info! I realize it is an all online program, but I was just curious if anyone living in the immediate area had any info (on local preceptors, contact with professors, etc). ...
    Oct 23, '09
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  24. ACNPs: Where do you work?  What do you do?
    For your certification as an ACNP which licensing exam did you take?
    Oct 22, '09
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  25. University of South Alabama online program
    So, those of you that said there is a lot of reading and that it is a very tough program, I have a few questions. First, are you on-campus or distance (all online)? Second, are the classes...
    Oct 22, '09
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD


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