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  1. embarrassing moments
    My co-worker was assessing a lady who he thought was gorked and he let out a loud, disgusting fart in her room. The "gorked" patient opened her eyes and said, "Well, I hope you feel better, dear."
    Oct 24, '06
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  2. MICU/SICU - why open heart patients have high blood sugar?
    Stress response, drips, and drugs. Epinephrine frequently causes hyperglycemia, as do some iv steroids commonly used for lung problems.
    May 22, '06
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  3. Emergency or Critical Care..Its up in the Air!!??!!
    I have worked both SICU and ED for a long time. My advice is this: Get into a good ICU (read: one with an official internship!) and give it at least a year. (Preferably two or three.) I have seen...
    May 5, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Getting Fat Because of Work Schedule?
    I would run stairs during my 30 minute lunch breaks. My co-workers thought it was weird, especially during the night shift, but it worked for me. I found it to be a great stress reliever, as well...
    May 5, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Who's going to NTI next month?
    mmm...still recovering from last year.... :smackingf
    Apr 28, '06
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  6. Post-Open Heart Surgery Job
    My sister took a travel assignment in Naples. Absolutely gorgeous beaches. And lots of rich old people.
    Apr 28, '06
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  7. Med school graduation gift ideas
    I'm bumping this up for more ideas. So far, the vacation $ idea sounds pretty good. He lives with his girlfriend of 3 years, who is also graduating from med school and I could give it as a grad...
    Apr 28, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. shoes for aching backs
    Another Dansko fan! They are not expensive, if you consider how long they will last you. I bought mine 1/2 size bigger and use nice insoles that I change every six months or so. The only gripe...
    Apr 28, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Med school graduation gift ideas
    Help me come up with a meaningful/clever gift for my little brother (33) who is graduating from medical school in June. I'm at a complete loss over what to give him. (I had planned on a really good...
    Apr 26, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Stupid things I did when I was a New Grad
    Let's have fun with this one! I showed up for work bright and early at 7am for a week before I figured out that the shift actually started at 6:45 am... I piggybacked an antibiotic to my...
    Apr 16, '06
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  11. Any other good critical care conference
    Another vote for TRENDS in Philadelphia. I think it is better than NTIs by a long shot.
    Apr 16, '06
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  12. Post-Open Heart Surgery Job
    What you are looking for is usually termed a "CV Recovery" Unit, and they are out there. St. Luke's in Houston has one. From what I understand, they do "pure" recovery (rewarming, VS stabilization,...
    Apr 16, '06
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  13. Precedex
    Right. 24 hours is the maximum. I hit a snag with it though. The bag that the MDA hung in the OR was about to run dry and our pharmacy would not mix or release another bag to me. Their policy will...
    Apr 8, '06
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  14. Favorite, Fun, Weird, and Scandalous Symptoms and Diagnosis…
    "...plan is to work the patient up for Perry Carditis..." Obviously a dictation error, but sometimes they are the most fun!
    Apr 8, '06
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  15. levels
    Contact your supplier for transducers and transducer holders. They will give them to you for free if you ask them.
    Apr 6, '06
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  16. Precedex
    Anyone using Precedex with their CABs? What is your experience? I think I like it so far....
    Apr 5, '06
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  17. Common Drips Used in CCU
    I've found that ggts depend on your MDA. Or is it the area of the country? Up north I remember lots of Dop, Dob, Nipride, Propofol and Hespan. Down south seems to be Epi, Neo, Milrinone, NTG, and...
    Apr 5, '06
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  18. Alaris pump volume issue?
    I would contact Alaris. Could it be a set control, to prevent air-in-line or dry tubing? Just a thought. I find Alaris tubing annoying to prime.
    Apr 5, '06
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  19. treatment of post-op hyperglycemia
    We use the Portland Protocol in our CVICU. We start an insulin gtt for BG >150.
    Apr 5, '06
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  20. To thump or not to thump....
    If I see it, I thump it. Always. Meanwhile, I'm calling for the crash cart. I've seen it work too many times not to try it.
    Apr 5, '06
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  21. Personal Experience: Best Trauma ICU to work in?
    Why not try SICU at Hamot? Or maybe you're already there?
    Mar 17, '06
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  22. Meds you hate to give....
    1. Adenosine, definitely. I don't really care for the flatline, thank you! 2. Demerol/phenergan combo. Wigs many old people right out.
    Jan 8, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Notes In Your Pocket
    I have critical care drug info card that attaches to my badge holder with my hospital's standard loading dose, concentrations, etc. Also, I keep the latest and greatest ACLS protocol information in...
    Nov 22, '05
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  24. Hardest Equipment to work with in Nursing
    Yep, another vote for rotorest here. Also, the old Bard IABPs were a pain when you needed to transport--they had a mind of their own!
    Nov 20, '05
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  25. ? for CVICU Nurses!
    Why is toradol contraindicated for diabetics? First time I heard of this.
    Nov 20, '05
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing


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