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  1. ICU nurses, Is 3:1 patient to nurse ratio a common occurence or am I just tripping?
    And people wonder why the burn out for ICU nurses are 3-7 years!! Why doesn't someone call safe harbor??? What happens when JACHO is visiting? Do they fix these issues during that time? I am so...
    Aug 23, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  2. ICU nurses, Is 3:1 patient to nurse ratio a common occurence or am I just tripping?
    Look up Safe Harbor and get that number written down. You might need it. Refuse assignments when you know it is too much because once you accept them, they are yours! Compromise if you can, i.e. "I...
    Aug 23, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  3. Documentation in ICU
    You chart as much as it takes to make you comfortable. Charting has also saved my butt. There was a suite against every nurse, Dr, and the hospital on a patient and I was the only one who was not...
    Aug 23, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  4. Tips for a new nurse going into ICU
    This may still help you. I precept people in ICU. I was on my way to work a few years back and I was dealing with a new grad, which BTW, I think can be some of the BEST people to work with because...
    Aug 23, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  5. New ICU nurse
    This may still help you. I precept people in ICU. I was on my way to work a few years back and I was dealing with a new grad, which BTW, I think can be some of the BEST people to work with because...
    Aug 22, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  6. TWU FNP Advanced Assessment
    I start this course at TWU in Houston next Monday, Jan 14, 2013. I think you meet once weekly from 4:30pm-8:30pm. There are also clinical days that you will have to arrange with your own FNP/Dr to...
    Jan 8, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  7. CO2 and hydration
    Venous CO2 (NOT ABG pCO2) = HCO3 (bicarb) if you don't believe then check out the normal value in chemistry panel for CO2 and HCO3 on ABG value (they are the same). Not sure why they ever named it...
    Aug 28, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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