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  1. What to do about disruptive behavior?
    I would write up an incident report against that nurse for sure! We have all had those days where you are so busy, you cannot do everything you are supposed to...so you must prioritize! That nurse...
    Jul 21, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  2. Anyone applied to or currently attending a CRNA program in California?
    Hey Everyone, I was wondering if anyone could provide some light on the CRNA programs in California. I have been doing research for some time now and I know quite a bit about the schools. I was...
    Jul 18, '12
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  3. Etomidate medication
    At my old facility, the RN would always push the emergency meds granted the physician was at the head of the bed ready to intubate and RT was prepared as well. We pushed etomidate, succ, vec,...
    Apr 19, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  4. Large teaching hospital vs. Community hospital ICU experience- Chances of getting in?
    Anyone else have any opinions on CRNA acceptance and ICU experience in a Level 1 Trauma center vs. Level II Community Hospital? Thanks everyone!
    Apr 19, '12
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  5. Large teaching hospital vs. Community hospital ICU experience- Chances of getting in?
    Hi bloomRN, Thanks for the encouraging words! I was wondering, would you mind sharing how many years of experience you had when you applied/got accepted to CRNA school? I hope to apply either...
    Apr 19, '12
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  6. How detailed is your change of shift report?
    That is exactly how I feel! I used to give a report pretty much exactly how you detailed...but now when I do...the nurses just look at me and then cut me off...like what I am saying is not...
    Apr 19, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  7. Cedars-Sinai vs Keck Hospital of USC
    Hi getmethisnownurse, If you don't mind me asking, what about the hospitals did you not like? Are there any other hospitals in this area that you really did like? Thanks for any info!
    Apr 19, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  8. Large teaching hospital vs. Community hospital ICU experience- Chances of getting in?
    Hello everyone! I have been in the ICU for a little over a year and I recently changed hospitals, from a community hospital general ICU to a level one teaching hospital in the SICU. I loved working...
    Apr 11, '12
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  9. Large teaching hospital vs. Community hospital ICU experience- Chances of getting in?
    Hello everyone! I have been in the ICU for a little over a year and I recently changed hospitals, from a community hospital general ICU to a level one teaching hospital in the SICU. I loved working...
    Apr 11, '12
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  10. How detailed is your change of shift report?
    I have been an ICU nurse for a little over a year and I recently made a switch from a 450 bed community hospital to a SICU in a large teaching hospital. At the community hospital, I felt like change...
    Apr 10, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  11. FFP off the pump?
    I used to work in a general ICU and we always ran FFP free flow, never on a pump. Some nurses would run platelets on a pump and some would free flow. Everyone always ran PRBCs on a pump. Now I...
    Apr 2, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  12. The next pressor...
    I used to work in a general ICU, but we mostly got MICU patients (severe sepsis, GI bleeds, ARDS). We almost always used levo, then vaso, then neo. Sometimes we would use dopamine if the patient...
    Mar 31, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  13. Organ transplant questions!!
    Hello all! I am new to the SICU, past general Medical/Sugical ICU (more toward the MICU). I am transferring shortly to the SICU at a very large hospital. I was told a good amount of the patient...
    Mar 30, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  14. Peg Tube Nightmare
    The free water is also used to decrease serum sodium levels in someone who has high sodium on the morning chemistry.
    Feb 27, '12
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  15. Cedars-Sinai vs Keck Hospital of USC
    Hi everyone, I was hoping I could get some input from people who live in the LA area. I have about 1 year experience in a medical/surgical ICU and I am looking to change hospitals for various...
    Feb 23, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  16. Turning patients while cooling
    At my facility when a patient is put on "hypothermic protocol," we almost always put the patient on some kind of paralysis. Usually an atracrium drip to titrate using the train of four. The...
    Jan 27, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing


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