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  1. CVICU - Eating their young
    I'm also a new Grad on my unit. Been here about a year and Im still asking questions and learning because at the end of the day, I would like to know the information and get the eye roll rather than...
    Sep 3, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  2. Family In The Room for Code?
    While I have also read these articles, I was concerned about the family members disrupting the code itself and making the code less effective. Before you make assumptioms about my personal practice,...
    Aug 30, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  3. Family In The Room for Code?
    Hi All, I had a pt who came back from coding in Cath lab. The pt was over 80 yrs old, complaining of chest pain, requiring initropes and vasopressors and the family chose to send the pt down for a...
    Aug 29, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  4. Extubation Difficulties
    He actually just self-extubated today so hopefully he will "fly"! Thank you for all the advice!
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  5. Extubation Difficulties
    So the group of doctors working with my patient prefer not to use haldol but he was started on Seroquil!
    Mar 24, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  6. Extubation Difficulties
    Well on 35% his CO2 is 65 and his PO2 is 85... That makes me nervous to extubate quite yet. I haven't tried the haldol though! I'll bring that up next time I see ICU :)
    Mar 24, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  7. Extubation Difficulties
    HI All! I have a puzzle for you all. My patient is a male with cardiomyopathy and an EF of 30%. He came in to the ED with shortness of breath and was intubated and has been for about a week now....
    Mar 24, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  8. Great Diet/ Exercise Plan... And still problems
    Hi All, I have a question for you. I have a personal problem that I would love help with. I am a young woman, eat an extremely healthy diet, exercise 3 days out of the 4 I have off, and am a...
    Feb 17, '13
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  9. Pacemakers
    I work on a Cardiac Transplant/ Cardiac Surgery unit and we have pacemakers come back from the OR all the time. What our surgeons say is that if you completely pause the pacemaker, it is almost a...
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  10. Ethical Question About Pacemaker
    Thanks for all the replies!!! I really appreciate all the stories. :) Love learning this way!
    Feb 11, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  11. New to CVSICU...cardiac gtts
    Thanks for the site!
    Feb 11, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  12. Drips
    That site is great!! I'm doing the same!!
    Feb 11, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  13. New to CVSICU...cardiac gtts
    I personally have never gone up that high. If we were up that high Im sure the pt would be on plenty other drips. Really I was just using this as an example of titrating....
    Feb 11, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  14. New to CVSICU...cardiac gtts
    Ok my point is still the same. And on my unit we can titrate Vasopressin from .03 to 3.
    Feb 10, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  15. New to CVSICU...cardiac gtts
    On. My..
    Feb 10, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  16. New to CVSICU...cardiac gtts
    I am a new grad who started about 7 months ago on a cardio vascular transplant unit. My advice would be to get to know the drips you use most often and know how long it takes them to work. For...
    Feb 9, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  17. Ethical Question About Pacemaker
    I understand that way of thinking, but if it was the only thing keeping him alive when everything else had stopped working? I mean, his blood pressure was falling, he hadn't eaten in days, his...
    Feb 5, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  18. Ethical Question About Pacemaker
    Sorry for the confusion! I just had 1 patient in this particular situation. It was my first case where I was the primary RN so I was trying to sort it all out mysel.
    Feb 3, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  19. Ethical Question About Pacemaker
    Thanks for all the replies :) I'm glad did the right thing but for me this feels like the hardest part of our job. I did give them 4mg of morphine before the tech got there so I'm confident they...
    Feb 3, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  20. InfraRed Saunas Good for HF Patients??
    Hi! I was at a homeshow this weekend and heard something interesting I would like advice on. There were TONS of saunas that were being sold but one indicated that their technology was great for...
    Feb 3, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  21. Ethical Question About Pacemaker
    Hi all! I have an ethical/end of life question for you. I had a patient who had a pacemaker placed in the 90s as well as an AVR a couple years previous to this visit. The patient was a young patient...
    Feb 2, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  22. Preceptor/ Educator Help!!
    Gnbins
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Preceptor/ Educator Help!!
    Llhgunfu
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. ICU
    ICU
    It was an extremely challenging and rewarding situation. Been here for 7 months and off of orientation for 2months. Ruined me for med surg or anything slower paced ;) My orientation process made a...
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  25. Dobutamine or Dopamine?
    Hello! New grad again. Over the weekend I was assigned a patient that was in complete HF. The patient was only on Dobutamine at 2.5 mcg. When the doc tried to wean him off of it he went into...
    Jan 17, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac


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