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  1. Low census = Crappy staffing, true everywhere?
    We have 2 units which all staff float between. The main ICU with 10 beds and a "step-down" with 8 beds. We normally have 2 pts per nurse. And a secretary. No Techs, no CNAs and our managers do not do...
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  2. The worst code you've seen?
    I have a few: First was a guy who was being taken care of by a nurse who was new to the ICU. The doc had come in to perform a thoracentesis and drained an impressive amount of fluid. Shortly after...
    Aug 27, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  3. CSC Exam in a couple weeks. Need advice!
    So I'm scheduled to take my CSC in a month. Just to give you some background: I've been working in a mixed ICU for 5 years, I've been recovering hearts for 4 years, and I recently renewed my CCRN...
    Aug 27, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  4. Meditech and ICU Assessments
    Curious, what is a CC assessment? Critical care? Or is it something new? I forgot to mention our Meditech version is the old DOS from 1996. I know there are newer versions available, which I hear...
    Aug 23, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  5. Meditech and ICU Assessments
    Thanks Again!
    Aug 21, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  6. Meditech and ICU Assessments
    Thank you for the article! I need articles like this and I'm also looking for policies from other facilities. :nurse:
    Aug 21, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  7. Meditech and ICU Assessments
    Thanks for the response. We used to do Q4, but at that time we had F5. When they took it away we switched to Q6. So I'm just curious if you can F5 your 2nd and 3rd assessments?
    Aug 21, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  8. Meditech and ICU Assessments
    I have a question regarding ICU documentation for HCA nurses and/or Meditech users: How often and how are you documenting your pt assessments? Full head to toe "shift" assessments as well as...
    Aug 21, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing


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