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  1. ?  Regular work week #hrs would be for a CRNA
    Again, depends. At my facility, and combination of 40 hours works. Five eights, four tens, three thirteens, three twelves for 90% FTE, three twelves and an eight every other week. One person does a...
    Aug 8, '07
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  2. Serum Glucose Testing in the OR.
    Actually, we are pretty aggressive at my facility with glucose levels, at least in the cardiac ORs. Most patients end up on an insulin drip, at least for a few hours, starting with blood sugars over...
    Aug 6, '07
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  3. acute care job right out of college
    I am not sure patient acuity has much to do with new grads being hired directly into ICU or not. I think it's a matter of being a larger facility and having more resources available to train new...
    Aug 5, '07
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  4. What was your...
    This topic has been discussed ad nauseum. Please do a search on the bulletin board to find this information.
    Jul 23, '07
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  5. Cleveland Clinic will not Hire Smokers
    I agree 100%. As I posted before, we all have choices. I have the choice to smoke, to not smoke, to quit if I do smoke, and to seek employment somewhere else if I do not like the policies/hiring...
    Jul 10, '07
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. Cleveland Clinic will not Hire Smokers
    It's not a law. This is not the first company in the U.S., nor the first in Ohio, to choose not to hire smokers. As far as I know, no precedent has been set for this being an illegal practice....
    Jul 5, '07
    Forum: Nursing News
  7. Cleveland Clinic will not Hire Smokers
    Here's the thing, though. I don't think you should base your decisions on what "might" happen down the road. You can't judge that smoking should be allowed just because someday, someone might try to...
    Jul 4, '07
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. Cleveland Clinic will not Hire Smokers
    Just curious - will you consent for drug testing when you apply for your first job as an RN?
    Jul 1, '07
    Forum: Nursing News
  9. Cleveland Clinic will not Hire Smokers
    This applies to all employees, not just nurses. And, they offer smoking cessation treatment to all employees, and also offer free help to people whose urine screen turns up positive during...
    Jul 1, '07
    Forum: Nursing News
  10. Cleveland Clinic will not Hire Smokers
    http://www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/business-2/118301973581420.xml&coll=2 What do you think?
    Jun 30, '07
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. PhD for nurse anesthetists at VCU
    Does anyone have any experience with the doctoral program at VCU? I am specifically talking about the PhD in Health Related Sciences, concentrating in nurse anesthesia, NOT the DNAP. The link is...
    Jun 27, '07
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  12. Virginia Commonwealth University - PhD
    Does anyone have any experience with the doctoral program at VCU? I am specifically talking about the PhD in Health Related Sciences, concentrating in nurse anesthesia, NOT the DNAP. The link is...
    Jun 27, '07
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  13. Depression amoung OR nurses after organ harvesting
    It is difficult. I have not been practicing anesthesia for long, but I have done two - a two-year-old while I was a student, and a patient in their mid-thirties. Let me tell you, it is a hard thing...
    Jun 27, '07
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  14. Cleveland Clinic RN wage???
    Stank hole? Nice. FYI - Everyone around the Cleveland area pays for parking, at least if you work downtown. And UH, down the street from CCF, also charges employees for parking. The wages are not...
    Jun 25, '07
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  15. Gastric bypass - psycho
    These patients present very interesting dilemmas. We have a well-known bariatric surgeon (two actually) at our facility, and I was discussing the post-op and long-term outcomes with one of them....
    Jun 25, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. I am pregnant and in pacu ok?
    Should be fine. We hav pregnant nurses in our PACU all the time, and we have pregnant CRNAs who are in the operating room all the time. The only thing to be careful of is fluoroscopy, x-ray, and any...
    Jun 25, '07
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  17. CRNA or PharmD???
    This is incorrect. CRNAs practice in every state.
    Jun 25, '07
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  18. Doctor Frustrations
    You say M&M is higher when CRNAs provide anesthesia, yet you also say you respect our job and see a need for it. You respect poor patient outcomes? You are contradicting yourself. Please provide the...
    Jun 19, '07
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  19. (BSN) Travel Nurses MAKE MORE than CRNAs!
    Money isn't everything. I like anesthesia better than ICU nursing. Plain and simple.
    Jun 19, '07
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  20. Terrible Undergrad GPA
    FYI - CRNAs are licensed/certified in U.S. Practice overseas would most liekly be impossible, unless it were with the military, or part of a humanitarian mission. Someone correct me if I am wrong.
    Jun 12, '07
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  21. MS vs MSN
    MS = Master of Science MSN = Master of Science in Nursing You don't really get a MSN in Nurse Anesthesia. It would be called a MSNA. You are an advanced practice nurse with a masters degree in...
    Jun 10, '07
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  22. CRNA will become PhD?
    First of all, CRNA is a certification, not a degree. There is a movement to get all masters' prepared nurses to the doctoral level (DNP) at some point in the future. However, a PhD is a RESEARCH...
    Jun 8, '07
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  23. Things you must have for CRNA school
    Since you are going to the program I just graduated from, I can offer some advice. They will send you a booklist soon, if they haven't already. You do not need to buy every book on it - when you get...
    Jun 3, '07
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  24. Case Western Aug 2007 Start
    I graduated from Case in Dec, and they are a little slow on the paperwork. Don't worry - it will get there. The program directors will make sure you have everything you need.
    May 29, '07
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  25. Intubating during surgery?
    Just curious - how do you know he was not under general anesthesia? Was this supposed to be done under local anesthesia? Was he provided any sedatives? Sometimes the meds we give to provide...
    May 28, '07
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing


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