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  1. Which is a better school. UCA, UALR,or Baptist.
    All of the schools you list turn out good graduates. I have an Associate's from UALR and finished my BSN at UAMS. I've worked with, trained, and hired graduates from many programs over the years...
    Dec 10, '04
    Forum: Arkansas Nursing
  2. Resource books
    I use Morgan and Mikhail a lot. It's a great starting point for almost any question and it has many great illustrations and graphs. The Mass General handbook is also very good.
    Jul 31, '04
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  3. Question for SRNAs about laptops
    I use an mp3 player with voice recorder to tape lectures. I can burn the file to a cd for the car or leave it on the player for later listening.
    Apr 4, '04
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  4. Staff Nurses
    You are a moron. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that you have trouble tying your shoes in the morning. Get your head out of your ass and pick another career.
    Oct 9, '03
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  5. Just When You Thought it was Okay - Death Rates Linked to Nurses' Education
    JAMA, now there is a group with no agenda to advance. I will restate that the abstract contains all the information needed to decide that the article in question is a position paper and not a...
    Sep 29, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Securing ET tubes
    Our policy calls for repositioning every 24 hours. I use a towel under the circuit to decrease pressure on the lip. I quickly looked through the ACLS manual and I found the reference to...
    Sep 29, '03
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  7. ??? about temp epicardial pacing
    The easiest way to set thresholds is to start low and increase the MA until you get consistent capture. Patients capture at different strengths due to individual differences as well as placement...
    Sep 29, '03
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  8. Just When You Thought it was Okay - Death Rates Linked to Nurses' Education
    pama, What a great summation of the intrinsic flaws of the opinion article written by Aiken, et al. Aiken and her buddies perfectly illustrate why nursing research isn't taken as seriously as...
    Sep 29, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Securing ET tubes
    Good "old-fashioned" cloth tape is used at my hospital. I've seen a lot of different methods and devices and none of them are any better or cheaper.
    Sep 29, '03
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  10. CCRN Review
    There is also an audio tape series that has basically the same information. I listened to the audio series during workouts at the gym for two weeks leading up to the exam and watched the entire...
    Sep 28, '03
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  11. Just When You Thought it was Okay - Death Rates Linked to Nurses' Education
    While it would be nice to be paid more for a BSN the fact remains that a BSN is worth no more to an employer than an ADN or diploma. The BSN is worthless as a stand-alone degree. The additional...
    Sep 28, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Just When You Thought it was Okay - Death Rates Linked to Nurses' Education
    I really can. This article is a retrospective analysis and is dependent upon data that can never be fully verified. Just think about the hundreds of variables that effect each and every one of...
    Sep 24, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Just When You Thought it was Okay - Death Rates Linked to Nurses' Education
    You don't have to torture yourself by reading the entire article. The abstract alone places this article and the author's conclusions in the same catagory as "The National Enquirer" and "Soap...
    Sep 24, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Just When You Thought it was Okay - Death Rates Linked to Nurses' Education
    What aspect of a BSN program prepares students in a fundamentally better or different way than an ADN or diploma program? If that question cannot be objectively isolated and empirically evaluated...
    Sep 24, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. BSN's deliver safer care than ADN's??
    I'll also reserve judgement until I can read the actual study. However, there is no difference in the clinical skills of a recent graduate of any RN program (ADN, BSN, Diploma). Once students...
    Sep 24, '03
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  16. ASN or BSN?
    The answer to your question lies in your future educational plans. All graduate programs require a BS or BA and many specifically require a BSN. If you don't plan to further your education then...
    Sep 23, '03
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  17. Army Reserve Crna School
    There is no Army Reserve CRNA School. If you want to go to one of the two programs maintained by the Army then you'll have to join (commissioned or enlisted) as a nurse and then apply for the...
    Sep 23, '03
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  18. Visiting hours/intensive care
    I've worked in both closed and open units. I much prefer open visiting because of the drastic increase in patient and family satisfaction. I think some of us forget that taking care of the family's...
    Sep 22, '03
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  19. Getting in with 1 year critical care experience
    What really matters is that most schools require only one year of experience to apply. I'm sure your chances will be better with more experience but that's no reason not to step up to the plate. ...
    Sep 22, '03
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  20. Atkin's diet
    You'll have to ask God that question for a definitive answer. If the arrythmia was bad enough to warrent hospitalization then chances are slim that it was preexisting. I would lean more towards...
    Sep 22, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Atkin's diet
    Two things in reference to this guy's lab work and arrythmias. 1. He hasn't really been on the diet long enough for a profound change in his cholestorol profile so his levels are probably about...
    Sep 21, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. 7-on 7-off scheduling
    I've done 7 and 7 with 12-hour shifts before and it wasn't too bad. Gotta love that many days off in a row.
    Sep 19, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Question about allergies
    Who knows? Maybe for the same reason that Type II diabetes is becoming so prevalent. Our bodies can take a lot of abuse prior to the wheels coming off.
    Sep 19, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. UT Memphis
    ASU at Jonesboro, Arkansas also has a new program. Jonesboro is about 1.5 hours from Memphis. The second class starts in January 2004. That program doesn't place special emphasis on residence and...
    Sep 19, '03
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  25. Question about allergies
    The Protein Power authors (Eades) write that many of their patients experience a decrease in allergy symptoms while on a low-carb diet. They hypothesis that the inflammatory process is attenuated, I...
    Sep 18, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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