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  1. Why Dopamine and not Levophed for head injury pts?
    I would have to disagree with the statement that in all trauma pt's we should assume that they have cardiogenic shock. Unless with direct coronary injury, there should be no form of cardiogenic...
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: Trauma ICU
  2. Blood Stream Infections (BSI) in your unit
    My SICU has had 2 CLABSIs in the past 12 months and both have been traced back to insertion. We implement Curos caps and Bio-patch dressings. We use sterile technique when changing the dressings....
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: Trauma ICU
  3. Why did you chose TICU over other ICU's?
    I chose the SICU I work in after working in a general, small-town ICU for a year. I have since been working in the SICU for 2 years and have fell in love with Surgery/Trauma. #1: patient...
    Jun 10, '12
    Forum: Trauma ICU
  4. EPIC Computer Charting
    Hello everyone! I'm a CCRN and I currently work in an SICU in a teaching hospital in my state. Starting on June 1st, our facilty will be going to be transitioning to the Epic computer system...
    Apr 9, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  5. The next pressor...
    I work primarily in the SICU at my hospital and for trauma/surgery patients we usually start Levophed, then Vasopressin, and then Epi infusion. this is as far as we go as well, i've gotten...
    Apr 9, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  6. FFP off the pump?
    Coming from an SICU where everything we give as far as blood products; PRBCs, FFP, and plasma, are all free-flowing. The only reason i've ever heard of putting blood on a pump was my previous...
    Apr 2, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing


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