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  1. NIBP monitoring on same arm as the a-line?
    Have to be honest, I may only check a cuff pressure once a shift. If I've got a good, functioning A-line, that is the gold standard for monitoring. Continuing to use a NIBP seems just silly to me as...
    Dec 2, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  2. Would anyone be willing to answer a few questions for a small paper?
    1) AACN: American Association for Critical care nurses 2) Missions statement link: http://www.aacn.org/wd/aacninfo/cont...s?menu=aboutus 3) Again refer to the mission statement but in a...
    Nov 13, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  3. can someone answer a few questions for me?!
    I also belong to my state's nursing association, not sure which type of organization your rubric desires, if it's that one, I'll be back on in about an hour,can answer those questions for that one...
    Nov 13, '11
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  4. can someone answer a few questions for me?!
    1) AACN: American Association for Critical care nurses 2) Missions statement link: http://www.aacn.org/wd/aacninfo/content/mission_vision_values_ethics.pcms?menu=aboutus 3) Again refer to...
    Nov 13, '11
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  5. can someone answer a few questions for me?!
    what do you need answered?
    Nov 13, '11
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  6. how quickly someone can go downhill.
    Actually, this patient had gotten fluid earlier so depending upon an in-depth lung assessment (which the only information given here was "tight") as well as a cardiac assessment, Lasix definitely may...
    Nov 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. how quickly someone can go downhill.
    This is a no-win situation, unfortunately. I've learned that lesson the hard way, many years ago...listen to my instincts. I may not always know what's going on but I can tell when we've got a...
    Nov 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. how quickly someone can go downhill.
    Why would you say to this nurse Lasix was a poor choice? Based on the information they shared, how would they have known this was an acute event?? I just don't get that...
    Nov 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Your thoughts on this situation...
    Yes, very appropriate..it's called "networking". Go for it
    Nov 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Those Darn Diabetics
    I think the point you are making would be radical to some. I don't agree with those people, I do agree with YOU. IMHO, essentially what you're proposing is offering the patients the psycho-social...
    Nov 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Nurse answered the call to heal during World War II
    Interesting as I've learned more and more about the time period in nursing, there was a proposal for a nursing draft to be implemented if the government wasn't able to get enough nurses to volunteer...
    Nov 11, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  12. Critical Hgb value changed
    http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/549791 Here's one study...you have to sign up for meds ape but registration is free
    Nov 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Critical Hgb value changed
    Recent studies have been released showing increased mortality with blood transfusions. I know one study in particular related to cardiac surgery patients (my patient population) which is now the...
    Nov 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Dissecting Aortic Aneurysm
    Apologies. Top of my screen was cut off so I didn't see title, only one post
    Oct 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Dissecting Aortic Aneurysm
    Lost my other link for you. Anyways, here is one link: http://www.iradonline.org/treatment.html We are a specialty center for management, treatment & repair of both dissections & aneurysms, see...
    Oct 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Dissecting Aortic Aneurysm
    The post is referring to an aortic dissection not an aneurysm, different ball game.
    Oct 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. student nurse venting about paperwork
    Hey xtxrn: here's the source for your quote, Henry Ford said it. http://quoteworld.org/quotes/4834 Just thought I'd share. Have a good one
    Oct 28, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  18. Plus size nurse concerned about O.R. scrubs
    Email manager ASAP. Don't be embarrassed, it's not that rare.
    Oct 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. The Pride of a Nurse
    :yeah::yeah::yeah::yeah::yeah::yeah::yeah::yeah::yeah:
    Oct 23, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. The problem with floating ER Nurses
    Why not contact the ENA to see if they have a position paper or research on the topic? As they set the standards for ER nurses, I'd start there
    Oct 22, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Looking for nurses to help me with my research project!
    Yes, what do you need?
    Oct 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. MSN vs DNP and different nursing areas
    Actually, the DNP remains only in the recommendation stage. No accrediting body nor state BON have made the move to make it the requirement to being a nurse practitioner. I would recommend joining...
    Oct 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Checking visitor's vitals
    May I suggest you actually look up the policy at your facility? Your charge may not be aware of how to handle it as well
    Oct 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Drug error
    And is a perfect example of why we need more nurses in informatics & software development!
    Oct 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Question on practicing in a state that you are not licensed in
    If it looks like you will have shifts for a while, have you considered trying to endorse your license to those states? Based on your posts, I don't know if it'd be worth it or not..just a thought
    Oct 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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