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  1. telemetry vs med surge
    everything is the same including ratio. my hospital is1rn to 7-8pt no monitor tech. we carry beepers. all same med surge issued but with ehart monitors. lots of afib
    Dec 3, '12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  2. BP Cuff Readings vs. Arterial BP
    A difference in the aline sbp 70 to cuff of 109 would lead me to believe she had subclavian stenosis. The aline measures pressure and the cuff measures flow. So the flow isn't there because of the...
    Jul 3, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  3. CMC Cardiac Medicine Subspecialty Certification
    hopefully everyone taking it will pass. I found the cardiovascular nursing practice to be theonly book I needed by jacobsen and they have a cd rom with practice questions Cardiovascular Nursing...
    Jul 3, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  4. Nurse Ratched
    state politely " no need to roll your eyes they might get stuck"
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  5. INR increasing...without anticoagulation?
    Exacly what I was thinking. Once had a patient that was getting multiple doses of vit k and the inr was still 13. He was on Cipro
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  6. CMC Cardiac Medicine Subspecialty Certification
    I just passed within the last week and studied my you know what off on my own independantly and it was the hardest test I have ever taken. I had no one give me questions or tell me what is on the...
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  7. Fired for giving Med late
    I feel for you because pcu can be hectic and you really cannot hold off taking patients, at least mine can't. We have to take pt's when we are swamped. To fire you for a late med. I think it's crazy....
    Feb 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Oxygen levels possibly hurt pt?!
    If for a few seconds he was getting 12l nc and not the NRB that is not something you should worry about. What you should be concerned about is that you are a student and a PCA is putting high levels...
    Feb 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Bedside Reporting starting Monday :(((
    My facility did it the way they wanted for maybe a few days. They wanted it done on 8 pt's. It was a nightmare and we changed it. The pt's do not understand the nurses job and what it entails. They...
    Dec 6, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  10. How bolus infusions of NaCl may affect low sodium levels...?
    we don't know the history of the pt but a sodium of 131 is not that low and not going to change much after NS bolus. initially may go down but the real problem here is the hypotension which has to be...
    Dec 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. cdiff death?
    perforated colon, sepsis, renal failure are all possible
    Nov 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. No one will hire a nurse with only a Associates???
    As a clinical nurse working directly with pt in a stepdown unit I can tell you that what you are saying is only a dream. Wait until you get that masters and still work at the bedside doing the...
    Nov 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. ratio for fresh CABG pts
    at my hospital the LVAD are 2:1. fresh post op 1:1 pt awaiting transfer to stepdown and 1 critical then 1:2 Let your surgeons know about this as another post stated. They would not be happy....
    Nov 22, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  14. PCCN - I failed by 10 questions
    So sorry you didn't pass. When I took the test it was shocking to find out from aacn that the pass rate was 60% the latest I saw was 62% at the site below. It is the lowest for all their tests.Why,...
    Nov 22, '11
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  15. No one will hire a nurse with only a Associates???
    You should complain about that counselor. First of all your license is granted at the associate degree level.Same test as the BSN program. Most RN get online degrees for BSN after becoming ADN. It...
    Nov 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Need help..don't know if i should continue nursing
    It always aggravates me when nurses say "It's my license, I have to do this" meanwhile it's not that they are stealing narcs, but they didn't put the balmex on the pt behind. Nurses have a lot of...
    Nov 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. UPDATE: Nurses Say Hospital Gave Them Choice: Assist Abortions or Lose Job
    As others have stated Catholic hospitals won't do abortion or sterilization, or give out birth control or even cover birth control pills through insurance for their workers. But these nurses do not...
    Nov 9, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. Critical Hgb value changed
    Give blood almost every day worked, never a reaction though. We transfuse at the number the MD wants, not the blood bank. They do call and ask for a reason why and they are not happy, but they do...
    Nov 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Air in IV flush syringe??
    for the prefilled flushes I slightly loosen the white cap point up and flush out the air with the cap still on. also it would take a good amount of air to harm the pt. But be careful with micro...
    Nov 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Interruptions while giving report
    do you speak fast enough? maybe it's that you might take too long to give info and not that it's too much info. Depending on the kind of floor it sounds like the info you give is appropriate....
    Nov 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Fundamentals of Critical Care Support
    wait to get hired as an rn and it's free through your job most likely. you would have a better understanding of what they teach if you have experience as a nurse. it's a tough class. physician...
    Oct 30, '11
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  22. lvn = physical therapist assistant?
    physical therapists assistant is a 2 year degree as the rn is. as far as i know you can work under physical therapist only if you are a physical therapist assistant or massage therapist
    Oct 28, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  23. Potassium Chloride Overdose Leads To Nursing Home Patient Death
    8meq is usually a home dosage that we see maybe when pt is being mildly diuresed. 80meq twice a day have not seen as it would be too harsh on stomach. the pills I imagine they are speaking about are...
    Oct 28, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  24. Heparin and Lovenox together
    "the weird part was i must have conferred with 4-5 other nurses on the floor including the supervisor and they all thought i was crazy for questioning the order. one nurse even said "they always give...
    Oct 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Chest tube policy at your hospital?
    ours are sutured too and if possibly pulled on we take dressing down to make sure suture is intact. daily xray is done as well. No measurement is used as far as length of tubing.
    Oct 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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