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  1. liver transplant questions
    There is some new technology out there at about 5 hospitals...Duke, Stanford and three others I can't think of right now. They are researching a liver dialysis type machine to prolong the life of...
    Jul 15, '05
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  2. Swan questions
    If the patient is a fresh post op or unstable (even the hearts), we do a full set of vitals, swan numbers with wedges q1 (for at least 12-24 hours). We get hemodynamic numbers q2 or q4 depending on...
    May 6, '05
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  3. Cooling Blankets
    Our cooling blanket protocol was for anyone over 104F. Most of the time these people had a swan ganz to get a temp from or a temp sensing foley. When their temp reached 104 we paralyzed them (dr's...
    May 6, '05
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  4. Thinking about Grad School for Staff Dev.
    Hey All, I'm beginning to think that I need to go back to school and get my masters. My current employer will pay for 6 hours of grad school credit a semester which sounds pretty good. I'm a...
    May 1, '05
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  5. DVT sleeves and technology
    We use SCD's on our patiens without TED hose. They stay on the patient until they become ambulatory. There is some controversy about how much protection you get from just the lower leg SCD's vs the...
    Apr 16, '05
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  6. Question for nursing professionals
    Since there seems to be a shortage of nurses in all different areas, most hospitals have training programs for new grads. I went through ICU training and OR training. It was 4 months for ICU and 6...
    Apr 16, '05
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  7. Cooling Blankets
    We have a protocol in our ICU's about cooling blankets. We paralyzed our patients first (usually they have a swan ganz so we measure the temp from it) and placed them on it. How low was up to the...
    Apr 7, '05
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  8. Magnet hospital
    I work for a hospital that has magnet status. When we first acheived it, I didn't think much of it and a lot of other nurses complained about it. I thought I would find something better so I went...
    Mar 16, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. SEC Basketball Games
    To bad we didn't come through today. I hope we make a good appearance in the NCAA though.
    Mar 13, '05
    Forum: Kentucky Nursing
  10. What makes a good nurse?
    A good nurse know's when to trust her gut and when to ask questions about anything. There is nothing more dangerous than a cavalier nurse (or doc).
    Mar 11, '05
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  11. How do you feel about ADN nurses?
    I'm from Kentucky, did a traveling assignment on the west coast....were it seemed people thought I was stupid cause I had an accent....and OMG I WEAR SHOES....Just cause I talk slow doesn't mean I"m...
    Mar 11, '05
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. Where do you nurse?
    First was Cardiothoracic ICU, then Surgical ICU, traveled in a MICU, now in the OR.
    Mar 11, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. family presence during CPR
    I have been on both sides of this issue. I started out as a nurse tech/aide on a telemetry floor, then went to the ICU. I saw several people code, some survived, some didn't. At the time, I got an...
    Mar 11, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Name that part.  Words patients use for their own anatomy.
    I have gotten such a laugh out of this thread!!!! So, I thought I would add a little to the pot. I had a patient once, older lady, who called her genitalia her "kitty kat". I was helping her...
    Mar 11, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Unfair treatment
    When I was in college, doing a program other than nursing, we had a sort of similar beef with a professor. You can go to the ombudsman for the school and discuss this situation with him or her, that...
    Mar 11, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Working while sick!
    Just curious, don't you have sick time at your hospital?? p.s. I agree with who ever said to shake her hand. I would give her whatever it was I had and see if she called in sick!!! Geez, don't...
    Mar 11, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Are your RN's mopping floors??
    Please note that we are NOT and out patient surgery center. We are doing NASTY BLOODY TRAUMA!!! We are doing very large orthopedic cases, large burns etc etc. I don't mean to be impolite, but...
    Mar 8, '05
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  18. Turnover times...
    I have been so upset lately about our turnover times and the possibility that they are going to make the RN's mop the floors between cases I did a little research yesterday. We were told in our...
    Mar 8, '05
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  19. Turnover times...
    Our turnover times are 38 minutes average..shorter for the smaller cases (15 to 20)...because we are doing the same thing, having everything thats possible to be ready - ready for the next case. If...
    Mar 6, '05
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  20. PAtient Abandonment
    I think you'll find your answer at www.ncbon.com and click on the "questions regarding short staffing and abandonment" specifically pertaining to North Carolina Nursing laws. I did an "askjeeves"...
    Mar 6, '05
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  21. Moving To KY- Any Suggestions???
    I work at UK. Love it. I traveled for a while to see what other places were like..realized that we get treated pretty well here. Lots of people leave and come back thinking they will find it...
    Mar 3, '05
    Forum: Kentucky Nursing
  22. Louisville vs Lexington
    I'm a northwest transplant too...been in KY for 15 years though, always will think of WA as my home.
    Mar 3, '05
    Forum: Kentucky Nursing
  23. Defibrillators/AICD's
    Same for us too..
    Mar 3, '05
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  24. Are your RN's mopping floors??
    Recently our brilliant hospital decided that we needed to spend 4 million dollars on hiring a consulting firm to help us out with a few problems. I am relatively new to the OR (1 1/2 years) and...
    Mar 3, '05
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  25. prep solution question
    we use it all, betadine scrub and paint....alcohol and hibiclens....sureclens for eyes...duraprep, just depends on surgeon preference.
    Mar 3, '05
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing


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