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  1. Social inadequacy and nursing.
    There are so many avenues to nursing. There are some areas that require more intuition than others. But for the most part, you learn so many skills in school that help you anticipate mentally "what...
    Jul 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Peer Review Help Needed
    Ours actually not only emphasized clinical skill and knowledge but the teamwork that needs to be present. It also concentrated on timeliness, communication and professionalism. Our peer reviews are...
    Jul 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. CCRN exam,...need to pass fast
    My Manager wants all CCRN charge RN's. Anyone recommend a good study book and tips for passing. I am knowledgable but a horrible test taker at times. Help!
    Jul 11, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  4. What constitutes a preceptor?
    extra 2 bucks per hr regardless of experience, temperment or attitude! Sometimes it seems like peanuts,...but at least it is something,...
    May 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. The thing about 12 hour shifts...vent
    How can people comment on things they no NOTHING about? Tell her that this job is demanding and youat are making all your money in 3 days that most people need 5 for. She needs to butt out and...
    Apr 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. New path
    I like to think that what I do is a little less stressful in ICU. I fill in for charge and work staff nurse 3 12 hr shifts per week. I might pull an occasional extra shift for desperate shifts. I...
    Apr 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. New ACLS pocketguide,...where to get??
    Anyone know where I can order the New ACLS guidelines pocket guide?? Thank you!;)
    Apr 20, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  8. ACLS question
    I just took ACLS today. They were re-emphasizing high quality CPR in all non perfusing rhythms. Also, the drugs are secondary in a sense to the CPR and the shocking for Vtach/Vfib. I think we need...
    Apr 20, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  9. Weight-based drips
    We ONLY do weight based IV drips now with the exception of a few (Diltiazem, Vasopressin, Amniodarone). It is policy now,....
    Apr 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Nursing Competency packets/projects
    Hi all!! I am on a committee to revamp our ICU comp process. Instead of having the "comp" fair, we are going to develop the concept to have individual self paced projects/packets that individuals...
    Apr 12, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  11. What is the highest temp you have seen?
    The highest temperature you have seen and did they survive? How long can a person sustained a high core temp say at 105 or higher?;):rolleyes:
    Mar 27, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  12. Help! Being stalked by a resident!!!
    Change your cell and be done with it,...do NOT post your new one in the general view of anyone. It would creep me out too and is probably just bad manners.:uhoh3:
    Nov 22, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. CCRN's Need advice!!
    Hey all you CCRN people out there! How did you prepare for the test? I have talk about this for years and really want to obtain my Certification. I am just wondering how you approach the...
    Nov 11, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  14. Bad room
    Creepy!!!
    Nov 11, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  15. Did something to my neck,...
    Hey all, I was working this week and was in an awkward position trying to recycle a monitor for a blood pressure and holding my patients arm still when I pulled something in my neck that traveled...
    Oct 11, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. What are your ICU visitation hours???
    open visiting 0830 to 1800. open again 2030 to 2300. two at a time....lucky night shift......
    Jul 30, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  17. Would you use a sub-clavian heading towards the head?
    Heck no!!!:eek:
    Jul 30, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  18. Where do you give your heparin?
    I was recently told the Lateral abd "love handle areas" were best. It is accepted however to give in the lateral thigh for pt's that cannot have it in the abd. (ex. a peritoneal diaylsis pt or abd....
    Jul 30, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Kfactor help,...
    Excellent,....I kind of figured out again on my own but you helped confirmed my answer. Thanks so much!!!:bow:
    Jul 30, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  20. Kfactor help,...
    Help!! I have lost my kfactor calculation card. You know the one,....it helps me plug in my conversion factor to figure out my mcg/kg/min and ml/hour :no:for my gtts. I have become so reliant on...
    Jul 29, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  21. Help,...a passive-aggressive bully at work,...
    Thanks all This whole thing started with her BECAUSE I reported her and her behavior as a charge nurse. I will cont to do what I do and you are right,...the less I talk about it, the more she...
    Jun 30, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Help,...a passive-aggressive bully at work,...
    Let me first say, I am an ICU nurse with 8 years of experience that returned to ICU nursing after several years of a break. I am learning a new hospital and new ways of treating diagnosis but the...
    Jun 29, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Coumadin teaching protocol?
    Hi all, Do any of you use a teaching checklist or coumadin education teaching protocol at your hospital? I am looking for effective and streamline ways of teaching the coumadin therapy...
    Apr 14, '08
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  24. Npeptide,....
    Need info!! explain the n-peptide tests and what the different levels of elevations indicate.....ThankS:bugeyes:
    Mar 1, '08
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  25. How do I ignore the higH tension level at work?
    Hi, I stumble across your post looking for something here,...it caught my eye due to the fact that, I too have experienced things similar in my ICU. The only difference is that I am experiencing...
    Mar 1, '08
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac


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