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  1. Cardiology Teaching Packs
    A good thing to know would be how much cardiac they've had in the classroom before they hit your floor. Maybe keep to the basics of "too fast - too slow - oh crap" :D Maybe highlight areas...
    Mar 3, '10
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  2. Cardiac vs. Neuro
    Hi Lovely - I personally think there is a big difference in cardiac or neuro nursing. I love cardiac - it's very measurable and you get instant gratification from giving IV drug therapy. (when it...
    Mar 3, '10
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  3. Alaska here I come!
    I've heard of the facility, it's just up the road...but have no real info for ya, sorry! Dawn
    Oct 15, '09
    Forum: Alaska Nursing
  4. Relocating to anchorage
    Umm from what I'm aware of, no, UAA is it. I think there's a LPN school, too, but I see little hiring of them in the hospitals. I have also heard there is a big wait list due to UAA being the only...
    Oct 15, '09
    Forum: Alaska Nursing
  5. Alaska here I come!
    Hi all ! I haven't posted here in a while.......but I relocated to Anchorage last year and the hospital employing me paid the relocation expenses. (Otherwise, we'd never have been able to afford...
    Oct 11, '09
    Forum: Alaska Nursing
  6. From Communty Health back to Acute Care: Need Advice
    I have found that casual/registry positions sometimes come with less oritentation than a regular position, and might leave you feeling even more overwhelmed. Check in your area for which hospitals...
    Oct 11, '09
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  7. Introductions
    Hi all! I'm Dawn, and after a few posts here and another general Alaskan site.....we have arrived in Anchorage. We've been here about 3 weeks and it's beautiful! You gotta like to be outdoors,...
    Nov 18, '08
    Forum: Alaska Nursing
  8. Heading out soon
    aknotted - Thanks for your reply - all good info! The cruise is one part I'm definitely looking forward to :yeah: Heck, I'm looking forward to the whole process! I'm so excited I could bust,...
    Sep 18, '08
    Forum: Alaska Nursing
  9. Heading out soon
    Thanks AKnotted! We have a few days in Seattle & Bellingham waiting for the ferry, so I may check out the shopping there to kill some time. Dawn
    Sep 15, '08
    Forum: Alaska Nursing
  10. Heading out soon
    Thanks for the messages here from the AK nurses! Our plans have finally come together, our house sold, I have a temporary license for AK and a job offer. We'll be hitting AK in 2 months, looking...
    Sep 13, '08
    Forum: Alaska Nursing
  11. Do you know the right answer?
    Dang........I even subscribed to this thread so I can keep an eye out for the answer..... or rather, what the OP's prospective employer THINKS the answer is. ShEEsh. Since Florence N's day,...
    Sep 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Foot Detox
    There is a fine line between complementary and quackery! When I did health lectures at an in-pt drug and alcohol detox unit, one of the patients asked me about doing colon cleanses...... he saw...
    Sep 10, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. dumb conscious sedation questions
    Magnolia- #1 - Definitely call your Board of Nursing and find out if your practice act allows you to give those meds. Here in PA, LPN's are NOT allowed to push any IV meds, they can only start...
    Sep 6, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Any excelsior grads here in PA?
    Hi Pip - I'm an Excelsior Grad from 5 years ago. Have had no problems with jobs. I was an LPN working at a hospital and getting tuition paid for when I did the program, then I just moved into an RN...
    Sep 6, '08
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  15. Pacemakers
    I agree with the above posters - and if it really fired - YOU probably would have known it too! See the web page below under the topic "what should I do if I get a shock" - it talks about warning...
    Aug 27, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. No one else to talk to and just need to vent....
    klcrn- I am in an ER exactly like you have described. Nothing gets in my craw worse than a poor, poor orientation program that leaves us good nurses doubting ourselves instead of being trained! ...
    Aug 27, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. "Flex" Competition Ideas
    Saline shooting for distance with a Level 1 rewarmer............... :saint: not that I EVER did that on a slow night shift. No, I usually got hit with it.....
    Aug 9, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. We're on our way!
    Hi all! Been working on making the move to AK for a few months now and our house finally sold (WOOO HOOO!) We'll be bound for AK end of Sept or Oct depending on tying up some loose ends. I've...
    Aug 4, '08
    Forum: Alaska Nursing
  19. ER Pet Peeves
    I love it! So true! We've had a run of 3 day old bug bites with about 1-2 cm of erythema, no itching, no pain........and "I thought I better get it checked out." Also, the kids 2-3 years old...
    Jul 31, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Where do you give your heparin?
    My :twocents: belly, below the belly button. Except for the time I had a physician as a med-surg patient and he had HIS physician give us a written order to give his Heparin in his arms. Have...
    Jul 30, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Small ER Management
    I hear ya! I just came back to ER nursing in a tiny ER.... I did a BIG hospital ER in the past. It's very interesting to see the difference in small versus big ER. I keep telling myself the...
    Jul 27, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. measuring pulsus paradoxus
    Just curious for your thoughts on this..... I'm working in a VERY small ER (after doing level I trauma a few years back) and I've encountered a doc that just makes me crazy! He and I have...
    Jul 25, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. Excelsior Grads-need your opinion!
    I can "ditto" what the other posters here have said...... Excelsior is do-able, with the right background and personality. There was a huge wait to schedule for the clinical part. You need to...
    Jul 24, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Pet Un-Peeves, or what I like about Emergency Nursing
    This is a great thread! Thanks for reminding us that in the midst of the negativity - there's a reason we keep coming back and clocking in! I love it because no matter how long you've worked...
    Jul 1, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. internal waiting room
    Wow - they paid a consultant to come up with the "internal waiting room" concept? Heck, I've seen it done for free in numerous ERs.........it's called the HALLWAY! Seems to be the favorite...
    Jul 1, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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