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  1. Cath lab salaries
    At my hospital, there is a ~1.00 to 1.50/hr premium. SUpposedly.
    Apr 2, '07
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  2. Is cath lab for me?
    I've been in the cath lab for almost 2 years now, and before that my only experience was ob and NICU. Talk about a HUGE change and feeling so lost and out of place! I am a fast learner and I ask a...
    Dec 22, '06
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  3. Ever Walked Out On An Assignment????
    I walked out on my second travel assignment. I was considered a "registry" nurse with this agency, so I was expected to work at various facilities in a certain area. THe agency promised me hours,...
    Oct 2, '06
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  4. Travel Nursing in Daytona Beach Florida
    Does anyone know of any Cath Lab travel positions in the daytona area? I'd be very interested to hear of any news any of you might have. THanks. :wink2:
    Oct 2, '06
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  5. Applying for cath lab job, what should I study up on?
    Good for you for trying! \I went from the NICU to the cath lab with no adult critical care experience, and it was hard at first, and still is sometimes. But if you are willing to work hard to...
    Feb 10, '06
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  6. Noninterventional Cath Labs
    I don't think interventional labs will be out, because there will still be plenty to repair. I think non-interventional is going to be out of a lot of cases, though. Our MD's are expecting the...
    Feb 10, '06
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  7. Noninterventional Cath Labs
    We do interventions in my lab, and we have surgical backup available 24/7. We also have a diagnostic only lab in the house, but they have the same backup. If a pt is cathed in the diagnostic lab...
    Feb 9, '06
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  8. One hour up and two out post cath.
    We only have Angioseal, PerClose and StarClose in our lab. We have Clo-sure P.a.d. in the lab, but I've never seen it used. We rarely use PerCLose d/t pt c/o severe pain with deployment. We mostly...
    Feb 9, '06
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  9. Sheath pulls
    I work in the cath lab, and I pull sheaths quite often. Worst one yet occured on a floor where I was to observe and check off a new nurse. Pt was hemodynamically stable but had a GIANT hematoma,...
    Feb 9, '06
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  10. Peripheral Arterial Lines
    I've never seen the drip method! We pull back on all of our lines slowly with a 3ml syringe. We then obtain enough blood for the sample, and we give back the "waste" that we pulled off. All of our...
    Feb 9, '06
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. Does NICU level IV exist???
    I work in a level IV NICU. We're a regional referral center and we do have ECMO capability and do every surgery under the sun for wee ones. ;)
    Aug 18, '05
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  12. Difficult families....
    We have parents that say who can and can not take care of their kid all the time. Usually it is because one nurse enforces the rules when others let the parents do whatever they want to do. Of...
    Apr 23, '05
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. CPAP or DPAP - when and why?
    We don't have DPAP either. We use nasal CPAP and are trialing vapotherms right now.
    Apr 4, '05
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  14. NICU visitation policy-Are more visitors really better?
    We have 24 hour visitation, except during change of shift reports. Parents can place 4 people age 18 or over on visitation list to visit when parents are not there, this includes grandparents. ...
    Mar 29, '05
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  15. Did we do the right thing?  23 wker
    Kitty, I wish we had a letter similar to the one you posted available to our parents. I have NEVER heard of our dr's discussing long term outcomes with parents except in exceptional cases----you...
    Mar 29, '05
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  16. Co-Bedding
    nope, we don't cobed at all. ever.
    Mar 29, '05
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  17. Male Nurses in NICU's
    I work with 2 male NICU RN's and they are both great. One is full time, other is PRN. The f/t nurse jokes about the NICU being his "kingdom", but we all love him. We also have a male NNP, who...
    Mar 10, '05
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  18. N-PASS Scale
    Used it before, and I liked it a lot better than the junk we use now (PIPP/comfort scale)
    Mar 10, '05
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  19. Poll: Do you use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer as an adjunct to handwashing?
    I do use it quite a bit, but still prefer good ole fashioned handwashing! Cathy, have you tried Aveeno brand intense relief hand cream? It is supposed to last for 24 hours, but it does last...
    Mar 4, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. free ice cream!!!  Today only!!!
    and where would one find the ice cream cone??
    Mar 2, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Another question..about neonatal nursing.
    If you are talking about Neonatal intensive care, or NICU, then the patients usually DO have long length of stay. If you are talking about well, full-term babies, and working in a regular newborn...
    Feb 21, '05
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  22. Lotus Birth...What do yall think about this?
    And I was just thinking about how to edit it. THere are several personal attacks on the previous 2 pages. These need to be edited, or I will edit them. Aside from those personal attacks,...
    Feb 21, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  23. Adding Fortifier ??
    Yikes! I actually read the Similac HMF box at work the other night, and it does say 1 pack to 25 ml=24cal!! I asked some of the other nurses about this, and they were all surprised, too. So, I was...
    Feb 20, '05
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  24. Various R/T Roles??
    Our RT's don't do chest PT and we rarely give neb tx here (don't know why), but I guess they would do that. They handle EVERYTHING with the vents, fit kids for cpap and maintain those machines,...
    Feb 17, '05
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  25. Prone Positioning in the NICU
    Is fluff like sheepskin??? IF SO, then yes, I use it like that too, and I love it~
    Feb 12, '05
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal


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