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  1. ICU Interview Questions
    I am an RN working on a telemetry unit (mostly cardiology, CV/thoracic surgery, & CHF patients) at a large teaching hospital and am planning on applying for the next RN internship class to move to...
    Dec 13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  2. Should a student nurse take ACLS?
    I took ACLS as a student nurse & I do recommend it as long as you have the money to spend! I did end up retaking it as it was built into my orientation at my first job but it was good to already be...
    Oct 2
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  3. Outpatient HF Management Resources
    The AHA has lots of good info on diet! When teaching CHF patients, I always emphasize the importance of taking their meds - some folks will miss a couple doses and think it's fine because the onset...
    Oct 2
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  4. Question for nurses working in various ICU settings
    Wow. I would have had some words with that nurse too! I work with a PCT who has a similar habit and I've had some words with her (and management) about it.
    Mar 11
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  5. Ribavirin exposure
    I see what you're saying about the RT's - I guess I was just thinking of it from my perspective and not theirs. As far as visitors go, none are allowed in during the Ribavirin (they can go in 10-15...
    Dec 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Ribavirin exposure
    Thanks Esme! Yes, PPE is available.
    Dec 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Ribavirin exposure
    We only have 2 negative pressure rooms, so we have max 2 Ribavirin patients out of a 30-bed unit. TraumaSurfer, when I was reading up on this it was found that the RNs have much more exposure than...
    Dec 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Ribavirin exposure
    Thanks TraumaSurfer! No, my unit is not heme-onc or HIV. Unfortunately, I don't have a choice about going into the room while the Ribavirin is running - it runs for 6 hours at a time, so it would be...
    Dec 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Ribavirin exposure
    It's not that I want to pick & choose; I am legitimately concerned about exposure to a specific medication that is proven to cause birth defects.
    Dec 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Ribavirin exposure
    I work on a unit that often gets patients with RSV and other viruses that require aerosolized Ribavirin treatment. In the past, our charge nurses assigned these patients only to men or women who are...
    Dec 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Texas Tech Spring 2014 RN-BSN
    Oh and yes it looks like just 9 hours at a time :) can't wait to start!
    Oct 13, '13
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  12. Texas Tech Spring 2014 RN-BSN
    I'll be in TTU's RN-BSN spring 2014 too! Rebecca, from what I can tell the orientation is completely online. I think you find your own preceptor for the clinical assignments - most people do them at...
    Oct 13, '13
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  13. Reconstituting Nexium - dumb question
    Thank you GrnTea! I thought about posing this question directly to you because you are always sharing your wonderful wisdom on this board!
    Aug 26, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. Reconstituting Nexium - dumb question
    Every time I go to reconstitute Nexium (I guess it could apply to any med but Nexium is what I reconstitute most often), I have a hard time getting the saline to go in (it feels like there is a lot...
    Aug 26, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. IV Push Times?
    Soxfan, would you mind posting your list on here? I could really use this (I work on a cardiac/tele floor). Thanks!!!
    Jul 21, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. Becoming marketable to a neuro ICU
    Great, thanks for the feedback y'all! Good tip about the stroke certification - I wasn't sure which ones I can work toward while working on a non-Neuro unit. You are referring to the NIH stroke...
    Jul 20, '13
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  17. Neuro ICU interview tomorrow!
    How long did you work in tele before applying? Wondering how much experience I'll need to make the same transition :)
    Jul 19, '13
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  18. Becoming marketable to a neuro ICU
    Hey you critical care RNs! I recently started an internship on a cardiac PCU and am wondering what skills I should develop to eventually become successful in a Neuro ICU. I did my preceptorship in...
    Jul 18, '13
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  19. Heart failure resources
    Do any of y'all have a good online resource that covers the etiologies surrounding heart failure & the medical and nursing care of these patients? Thank you!!
    Jul 6, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  20. New Tele Nurse
    BosSM, here are some similar threads I've been reading for tips: http://allnurses.com/general-articles-about/tips-surving-cardiac-292430.html ...
    Jun 30, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  21. New Tele Nurse
    More experienced RNs, please do chime in soon :) I just started as a new grad on a cardiac floor (mostly heart failure pts, but we also get pts with arrhythmias, NSTEMIs, etc) and could use any tips...
    Jun 29, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  22. Pop Up Trick
    Phew!!! :) Thanks y'all!
    Jun 14, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  23. Pop Up Trick
    I've seen two pop-ups mentioned here... I got one that says "Our records indicate you have recently scheduled this exam. Please contact your BON for further assistance. Another registration cannot be...
    Jun 14, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  24. My daughter graduated BSN May 10th still hasn't received her ATT. Has anyone
    You can call the BON to find out how long they have to send the ATT after they receive affidavit of graduation from her school. I'm in Texas and they have 15 business days from the day they receive...
    Jun 14, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  25. Question about Metabolic Acidosis and Alkalosis
    But eventually they do, correct? That's what I am a little confused on. Thank y'all!!!
    May 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance


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