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  1. DNP required soon?
    from what i understand the dnp will be awarded primarily due to the amount of clinical hours most crna programs are completing. many are just a few hours shy, probably just end up doing a couple...
    May 23, '07
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  2. cardene
    i have given it bolus by mixing in the standard fashion then drawing some in a 10 cc syringe to give by 1 ml increments. i will also free flow cardene on regular iv tubing if the patient has an art...
    May 23, '07
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  3. nueroanesthesia monitoring question(S)
    if doing motor evoked potentials mep's you shouldnt use nmba, the tech is supposed to monitor for the quality of the twitch, not just is there one, it's kinda like measuring tof ratio for us. sseps,...
    May 15, '07
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  4. Drug dispensing systems
    i think they are fine, ive used them in the past. only thing is make sure your emergency drugs are in an open drawer for easy access.
    Feb 8, '07
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  5. Process for Adults vs. Children
    dont forget that although halothane was used for many years and was a good agent, it sensitizes the heart to catacholamines. if you give local with epi, you can get vtach vfib rather easily. this is...
    Jan 29, '07
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  6. ISCM block for shoulder surgery
    it's a great block, i too learned it at the navy when training at kaiser. however noone knows what it is here in miss and trying to get them to learn or try it is like beating your head against the...
    Sep 26, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  7. laryngospasm and peds Succs dose.
    where i did my anesthesia peds training they didnt want you to use sux on kids for spasms. their treatment was major positive pressure and time, as hypoxia has a muscle relaxant property when it gets...
    Sep 14, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  8. What is important to you re: the circulator in the room???
    2. OR warm and QUIET during induction and wake-up. this is a biggie for me, and the scrubs banging instrument trays all over the place on the metal carts doesnt help either.
    Aug 22, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  9. Myn in OB
    suzanne, i was wondering if you had evidence to support this statement. as a practicing crna i have been under the impression that crna's can work independantly in all 50 states. the only restriction...
    Jul 17, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  10. Interesting OB Case
    never fear!! underdog is here!! for those of you old enough to remember that cartoon, i would reply to this but we already talked about this one, what's up underdogdude? anymore issues in recovery?...
    Jul 11, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  11. Anectine/Propofol for LMA insertion
    i dont normally use defasicualting doses. i read somewhere that nmb can cause myalgia just as using sux can, and just surgery can cause it. i also like to see some twitching, just another way to know...
    Jul 11, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  12. Anectine/Propofol for LMA insertion
    i first concider the use of an lma to be no different than using a mask. the risks are the same as the airway is not protected. therefore my use of the lma is for spontaneously breathing patients. i...
    Jul 9, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  13. Awake Fiberoptic with Ketamine? Any other tricks?
    i dont usually use much more than about 5 mg versed titrated. i usually do the transtracheal nerve block with superior laryngeal nerve block and lido 4% nebs/
    Jul 3, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  14. How would you manage this airway?
    in the OR cric... in the field, have someone do a chest compression and intubate the bubble. d
    Jun 13, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  15. Kaplan, Princeton Review etc
    i took valley review, about 500 bucks i think. i highly suggest it. even if you have the written material to go by, take the course. there are little tidbits that help you understand difficult...
    Jun 9, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  16. Pediatric CRNA
    i do about 1/2 to 2/3 of my work as a peds crna. there are no specialty schools per se. there are specialty rotations at about every school for peds tho. i think to be a peds crna, work somewhere...
    Jun 8, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  17. Why havent CRNAs pushed MDAs out yet?
    first i would like to start off with the statement that i usually try to stay out of these arguments as they tend to go nowhere. however, this time i'll jump in and give my 2 cents. i am a crna and...
    Jun 5, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  18. Question for the Post Grads
    i will take a stab at this one, again be assured different ppl have different opinions. when you graduate you will think that you are the smartest you have ever been. be advised, as much as you...
    May 29, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  19. Questions about Ketamine & Propofol Case
    i was going to put my 2 cents in earlier but i thought i would let things die down a little. i have 2 techniques where i use propofol and ketamine together. in a 100 cc bag a saline i add 200 mg...
    May 1, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  20. Non anesthesia provider providing anesthesia
    i'm sure it has been stated before but i will do so again for completeness. if the ed/gi doc is pushing the propofol, who is in charge of the airway while they are doing the procedure, ie setting...
    Apr 22, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  21. Right mainstem
    i say yes as long as there is enough of a leak around the cords and oett so air could move, if the cords are "sealed" around the tube ie edema etc you may not hear sounds. if the cuff of the tube is...
    Apr 8, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  22. Miller vs Mac Contraversey!
    lol i appreciate the vote of confidence, but dont tell anyone you'll ruin my rep as a slacker!:lol2: how are things going for you, hope all is well, i may be coming out in august, may try to...
    Mar 27, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  23. Miller vs Mac Contraversey!
    yoga, i work at a large university hospital with a big tech staff, they do a good job of keeping good batteries, plus we have lots of students that during machine checkouts etc are keen to...
    Mar 24, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  24. Miller vs Mac Contraversey!
    well you'll probably look at me strange like everyone else but i like the small pediatric handle with a miller 4 blade, i intubate 99 percent of my patients like this. if you like a miller blade try...
    Mar 23, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  25. Why would a CRNA not be allowed to do hearts,OB, Cardio?
    politics, 99% of the time it's politics
    Feb 19, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)


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