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  1. Did anyone get there degree online?
    My experience with online programs is that the coursework and content is quite rigorous. However, there is no research comparing online programs with traditional classroom programs, so we are all...
    Aug 9, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  2. Is Med/Surg necessary if I'm going for my CRNA?
    Med Surg doesn't matter. They don't care if you've had medsurg experience. You should look for a critical care fellowship if there are any available in your area. They train nurses out of graduate...
    Apr 16, '11
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  3. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    We get patients all the time that come in for stupid ^&$$. We send them straight to Triage if possible. They figure if they call the ambulance they will get seen quicker, but in my hospital, we try...
    Apr 13, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Treating pain in ER
    Call your family doctor if you are having pain. don't let it get so bad that you need to come to ER. You need to be specific about your pain. If you're having pain in 3 different areas at the...
    Apr 13, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. NPO in the ER
    In my ER, they are not as conspicuous with the Doritos. Usually you walk in on them eating. Then they want a turkey sandwich and some crackers not only for themselves, but for all 3 of their...
    Apr 9, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Can I get opinions on this $$ hourly rate?
    Not true at all. Many hospitals pay their critical care floats, or "superfloats" between 37-50 dollars per hour. Look at it as leverage for Nurse Practitioners. Use the leverage to induce a higher...
    Nov 18, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. Discouraged!
    Don't be so discouraged! Health Care is moving in a new direction, and Advanced Practice Nurses will be a huge part of the movement. Family Nurse Practitioners are going to be some of the most...
    Oct 10, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  8. Make Advanced Practice Nurses Independent
    Nurses need a more independent role, report argues - Health - Health care - msnbc.com
    Oct 10, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  9. ED ratio across the US
    My hospital is a Level III, and we are generally 3:1 in Williamsport, PA. The acuity level is medium. I couldn't begin to count my patients. A majority of them are not in and out though. Patient...
    Oct 4, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Health Insurance for SRNAs
    I assume catastrophic is used when someone is near death? Never taken out such insurance. Many of the school insurances do not have prescription plans. So if you have prescriptions, you may need...
    Aug 28, '10
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  11. Concerned, Worried, Afraid
    Well, I would pick a different school if at all possible. I doubt if you can argue their requirements. That sounds a little like overkill if you ask me. One has to wonder why they even offerred...
    Aug 25, '10
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  12. Starting another program, kids or school,help?
    Spode, I sent you a pm Pete495
    Jul 20, '10
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  13. Would this be looked less favorably upon by CRNA admissions?
    Bottom Line is you need a BSN and critical care experience (at least one year). I would take this seriously. It will be very difficult to get in without it. Not only do you need it for admission,...
    Jun 25, '10
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  14. Respiratory Therapy
    I don't see how it wouldn't help clinically, but it is not the right way to get started on a path to CRNA. You need a bachelor of science in Nursing and some critical care experience before you can...
    Jan 28, '10
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  15. Starting a Staffing Agency
    [QUOTE=eddy;2504254]What I've told you may at first glance seem "wrong" to you, but if you take the time to do your research, you'll find it's quite the contrary. I can speak from experience with...
    Jan 25, '08
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  16. Questions about Ketamine & Propofol Case
    Well, there is also the simple plan of JUST NOT USING IT. Seems pretty simple, but it works. The reasons textbooks don't tell you when and when not to use it is because clinical judgement is in the...
    Apr 30, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  17. Questions about Ketamine & Propofol Case
    Can't argue with Barash. There's no doubt about Ketamine's bronchodilating effects. I think the question is do you use it in a rapid sequence w/ sux, and do you use it with hemodynamically unstable...
    Apr 29, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  18. Questions about Ketamine & Propofol Case
    The use of ketamine is very contraversial, so I won't get into that too much. Suffice it to say if a patient is crashing, I wouldn't look to give ketamine, giving its propensity to cause so many...
    Apr 29, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  19. Do you have your own equipment?
    Hey Mike, Since nobody else is biting, I will take a shot. I'm just a lonely student though. My program requires a precordial stethoscope, which you must purchase yourself. I have two of them,...
    Apr 28, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  20. The Physics of Anesthesia
    Part of the point also was that if those resources are not avail. then you will have to do it by hand, which I totally believe in. I don't even take my PDA to work, cuz I think it looks bad in the...
    Apr 23, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  21. How many schools did you apply to?
    Applied to 3 schools, interviewed at 2, and accepted a position from my second interview, which I liked a lot better than the first school. So, getting the interview experience actually helps, and...
    Apr 21, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  22. Non anesthesia provider providing anesthesia
    Also, during MAC cases, there's always that nagging feeling, "boy I hope I don't have to go to a general, cuz this surgeon is gonna be ****** off." If it has to be done, it has to be done, but who...
    Apr 16, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  23. Best clinical experience
    Hi Melissa, There are pros and cons to both approaches, but I will tell you what I would do. First, if you go the bigger hosptial route, you will be involved in a lot of big cases, and will...
    Apr 13, '06
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  24. Moments of Terror
    I am also wondering why they didn't to a mitral valve repair also w/ 3+ MR? Ablation therapy also seems appropriate while you were in the OR with the history of chronic AFIB. Did the AFIB happen...
    Apr 13, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  25. For physiology studs only..
    No offense, but You're really going to spark fires with comments like that on a CRNA board. So expect a little flaming My .02 cents is that we have patients that come in all the time that are...
    Apr 13, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)


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