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  1. ICU especially hard on back?
    I have 5 years ICU experience but I also have 15 years gym experience so I know my body mechanics very well, my limitations, my strengths and weaknesses. We have programmable rotation beds that help...
    Nov 12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  2. Hand Hygiene Saves Lives, But Is It Realistic For All Nurses?
    It's definitely difficult to keep up with proper hand hygiene in the workplace with out the proper mindset. I have a 4 yr old daughter at home. And everytime I enter or exit a patients room, I have...
    Dec 13, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  3. Written up and confused.
    Ask your NM if you need an order to change diapers, bath a patient, apply skin lotion, brush their teeth and provide perineal care. Just to be on the safe side. And while you're at it, ask the DON to...
    Oct 12, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  4. Amiodarone help!
    Was this ordered by the Physician?
    Oct 8, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  5. New nurse is stressed!! HELP!!!
    You're not the only one. On my first few months I always felt stressed out and worried about not performing to the expectations of others and I felt scared of making mistakes. You have all the right...
    Oct 8, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  6. What do you want in a set up of a new room for an incoming patient?
    [QUOTE=meghan91;6625165] Depending on the patient. For a basic set up not knowing what type of patient you're getting: Using your list: the things i put in the room are: -hook all suctions...
    Aug 2, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  7. New Grad RNs in ICU
    Not to berate new grads but I personally would advice new grads (even experienced RT's, MOnitor techs, EMT's, etc) to start your nursing experience with floor nursing. There is a lot of learning that...
    Aug 2, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  8. EKG or Rhythm Strips
    5 lead cardiac monitoring can display most of the lethal cardiac arrythmias if it is a truly lethal arrythmia. You only need a 12-lead EKG if you suspect a new change in a patient cardiac status to...
    Aug 2, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  9. You know you're an ICU nurse when...
    - when you get floated to the regular floor and forget you don't have to document vitals every hour.
    Jul 25, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  10. Help with ACLS
    Unfortunately majority of those topics will be useless for ACLS prep. The OP is asking how to get ready for the ACLS and would benefit from a source that focuses only on the ACLS algorithms.
    Jul 22, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  11. Help with ACLS
    Unfortunately I presume those topics would be useless for ACLS prep.
    Jul 22, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  12. Atrial Flutter vs Atrial Tachycardia with AV block
    Do I distinguish between a tachycardic A-flutter and A-tachycardia with and AV block? - yes. On the monitor A-flutter is not always going to look like your textbook A-flutter. If you work as a...
    Jul 22, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  13. Help with ACLS
    go to this website: Nothing will get you better prepared than the content on this website. Review the basics, practice the megacodes as well as the megacode videos and...
    Jul 22, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  14. What's your sleeping schedule for working nights?
    I work 2 nights on, 2 nights off, then 3 day weekend on, 3 weekend off on a 7p-7a sched. If I get out before 8am, I go to the gym and do cardio for 1 hour. Be back home at 9am, breakfast,...
    Sep 7, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Which PDA is the best?
    I bought an unlocked Palm Treo 750 so I could use it with my current network T-mobile. I've downloaded a bunch of trial software from Skyscape and so far I'm satisfied with the ease of info retreival...
    Sep 2, '07
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  16. My CROCS made me fall tonight..
    I've had instances whereI almost trip myself. But i'm a tennis player so my foot coordination and balance quickly redirect my feet before I fall on my face.
    Aug 20, '07
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  17. How did you pay for nursing school?
    My parents paid for my nursing school and never asked me to pay a penny back.
    Aug 19, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Drawing bloodwork
    I always raise the bed up high enough that I'm comfortable standing up without straining my back. Also it let's me lower the patients arm to get those veins pumping. For some reason, my chances...
    Jul 7, '07
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  19. unsafe staffing
    that's a very thin line you're walking. Each nurse should have at most 2 patients. Having 4-6 with 1 regular and 1 new grad is dangerous.
    Jul 6, '07
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  20. How much more is RN salary without bennies?
    Our base pay here is $29.90/hour with benefits. Per diem nurses are paid $36/hour
    Jul 2, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Frequency in changing trach inner cannulas..
    I change it Q 24hrs. Clean it at least 1-2 times a shift depending on the need. But the person I was talking to said it must be changed with a brand new one Q12 hours no matter what the condition. ...
    May 11, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Frequency in changing trach inner cannulas..
    Out of curiousity, what is the recommended frequency in changing inner cannulas in traches? I had a little discussion with someone and she stated that the inner cannula must be changed every...
    May 11, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Any good NCLEX review tapes?
    My mother is an OR nurse in the Philippines and has had 18yrs experience in the ICU. She is 57 yrs old and would like to review the NCLEX by listening to tapes. She says she gets tired easily by...
    May 5, '07
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  24. How were you recruited?
    What attracted me most to my current job are the following: 1. Signing bonus of $25,000 for 3 year contract, 2. Moving allowance of up to $3,000 3. Salary 4. Point system based on different...
    Apr 28, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. What's the funniest thing your patient has been scared of before?
    There's a really nosy, frequent flyer patient that keeps watching what everybody does. He'd wander throughout the hall watching what eveyone was doing and sometimes follow you around while you were...
    Apr 22, '07
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes

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