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  1. RN transporting pt. across state lines
    The company I fly for routinely does interstate transport. Because the company is licensed in Minnesota, and we as nurses are licensed in Minnesota, we are covered. Basically, while the patient is...
    Jan 2, '05
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  2. Start Flight Nursing October 4th...
    Congrats! As for this... I have two words: Rotor Blades.
    Oct 7, '04
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  3. Chest Tubes---Help!
    While I am quite comfortable with chest tubes and the questions you've raised, I don't think I could adequately answer the questions in a forum like this... I'm much more of a hands-on teacher and...
    Jul 31, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. What exercises are good for nursing?
    Overall fitness is key. A good fitness program will include flexibility (especially back and hamstring stretches), strength (we all know about the increase in "bariatric" patient populations), and...
    Jul 31, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Another flight crew pays the ultimate price...
    They died as heros. May they rest in peace.
    Jul 17, '04
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  6. Having heart (hard) time studying the heart
    What parts are you having trouble understanding?
    Jun 26, '04
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  7. pre-ICU experience
    I would go with tele. No matter what kind of intensive care you end up in, never underestimate the value of knowing your cardiac.
    Jun 24, '04
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  8. ? about narcotic admin
    We waste every time unless we're "actively treating or titrating". Basically it comes down to: if you feel confident enough about your patient to leave the bedside you should waste. That is, if...
    Jun 17, '04
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  9. More TLC (by the Nurse) Better for Hospital Patients
    I agree about the "TLC". So... get involved! Write: Letters to the Editor, The Daily Sentinel, P.O. Box 668, Grand Junction, 81502. Fax: 244-8578. E-mail: letters@gjds.com. Include name, address...
    Jun 14, '04
    Forum: Nursing News
  10. More TLC (by the Nurse) Better for Hospital Patients
    I like it... but I'm a bit concerned with the apparent mistake that LPN=NP. I'm sure it was a misunderstanding by the author, but it could be potentially damaging to nurse practitioners. All in...
    Jun 13, '04
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. You know you're a neuro nurse if.....
    When the creative commercials for Listerine Strips give you ideas of how to deal with "neuro breath".
    May 25, '04
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  12. Personnal lives or reckless?
    flyeeng and wurking Trahma prety much rooned all of my dangrus hobees. I still luv to rok clime, tho. I never rid motercykles and sertianly wont ever. Spelling purposely changed out of spite. ...
    May 25, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. stepdown description
    Sounds good. Just remember to tell them if you feel more orientation is needed! However, also remember that orientation is not to make you a "great" nurse, just a "competent" nurse. The "great" is...
    May 25, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Changing needles prior IM injection
    I never give IMs any more, but when I did, I always changed needles. Mostly for the fact that going through the rubber on a vial will slightly dull the needle and I always wanted to give my patient...
    May 25, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. CCU vs. CVICU vs. CICU
    Hard to say, but I would guess: CVICU is a surgical unit taking open heart patients, probably also any aortic surgeries, possibly thoracotomies (ie cardio-thoracic stuff). CICU is probably a...
    Oct 2, '03
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  16. Cvvhd
    We set up and run the machine in its entirety. Our patients are always 2:1 for at least four hours. We have found that during the time of set up and initiation, it is good to have 2 nurses -- one...
    Jul 31, '03
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  17. advanced care unit question
    Well, it seems to me that "advanced care" is just another name for "step down" or "progressive care". One more term to throw into the mix to make the public think that it's innovative. Yup. Our...
    Jul 31, '03
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  18. advanced care unit question
    What does an "advanced care unit" consist of? Is it the same as stepdown or "progressive care"?
    Jul 22, '03
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  19. Need help with transcutaneous pacemaker incident
    It sounds like under the circumstances it was an appropriate order. Everyone responds to drugs differently -- I have given pretty hefty doses of Ativan to some patients without adverse effects. In...
    Jul 22, '03
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  20. PDA in an adult
    Wow... kids sure are getting advanced. I didn't get my personal digital assistant until a couple of years ago.... :D (Yes, it's possible but rare.)
    Jul 17, '03
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  21. Virtual Card update
    Because of the huge amount of support for my virtual card in support of SARS nurses, the guestbook filled up with signatures!! As a result, I added a link to my new SARS Support Group where folks...
    Jun 1, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Support your collegues!
    With the continued SARS outbreak in Asia and Toronto, I've been continuously thinking of the nurses on the front lines fighting this frightening disease. Since there's not a whole lot I can do...
    May 30, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Men in Caps?
    Heh... it reminds me of a t-shirt I had made after I graduated: http://www.geocities.com/ask_icu/nurseman.gif
    May 21, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Chest Tubes and Clamping
    Never strip pleural tubes. As I mentioned before, we strip mediasteinal tubes to prevent clotting and tamponade. Yes, it can bruise the heart, but what's your other option -- death?
    May 21, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Chest Tubes and Clamping
    OK... Yes, I've clamped chest tubes for a couple of hours -- in a patient with a previous pneumo. We do it occasionally for a couple of hours and then get an x-ray to see if the pneumo will...
    May 21, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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