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  1. Duke, Rex, or WakeMed
    Keep me posted, I'd like to know what you think of the facility once you settle in.
    May 15
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  2. Duke, Rex, or WakeMed
    Hi all, I will be relocating to the Raleigh area this summer. What facility seems to be "the one to work for" as far as pay, morale, opportunities for advancement...etc. I'm a BSN CCRN with 9...
    May 4
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  3. More $$/hr for CCRN?
    We get an extra $1.00/hr and our facility will reimburse you for the test fee if you pass.
    Aug 8, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  4. Ccrn
    I took my exam and passed it in January. I probably devoted a good 2 months of devoted study time. I actually purchased prep materials about a year prior. I have 5 years of ICU experience . I think...
    Jun 9, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  5. LVNs in the ICU
    We have one LPN in our unit and that nurse has been there for well over 30 years. There hasn't been another one hired since. I think that it can sometimes it can be difficult to manage your own...
    May 9, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  6. CCRN CRAM :/
    I took and passed the exam in January. Your prep materials are the same ones that I used. I also listened to the Cammie House-Francher podcasts. The exam is difficult, but as an experienced ICU...
    Mar 22, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  7. Documentation in the ICU
    How often to you document assessments in your ICU? What is your charting like? At my facility we chart full head to toe assessments every four hours, vitals qhour, etc. Sometimes it is more often...
    Mar 16, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  8. Shift change and visitation in ICU/stepdown
    Your facility sounds similar to ours. We restrict visiting from 0630-0730 and 1830-1930. In Our ICU there are only 2 visitors per patient and no children under the age of 10. We are currently in the...
    Mar 16, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  9. Med Surg Nurses That Switched Over to ICU Nursing
    SICU can be a scary place, especially for a new nurse. We have had more than a few newbies come through our unit. Some have succeeded and others have not. The one constant that I have observed is...
    Feb 27, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  10. Insulin gtt rates
    Wow... The highest that I've seen was 49 units/hour.
    Feb 23, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  11. Insulin gtt rates
    What is the highest rate for an insulin gtt that you have come across?
    Feb 23, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  12. ICU nurses, Is 3:1 patient to nurse ratio a common occurence or am I just tripping?
    I stand corrected, when I went back to work I started inquiring as to whether the floor nurses had to have ACLS. It is not required; they can schedule themselves for the class when it is offered,...
    Feb 12, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  13. ICU nurses, Is 3:1 patient to nurse ratio a common occurence or am I just tripping?
    Really? Honestly I never put much thought into it because as a new nurse (8 years ago) starting on a Med-Surg floor, I was required to have ACLS (as were all RNs) and all employees of the hospital...
    Feb 5, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  14. CCRN
    try to get the cammie House-Francher podcast. She lectures about the changes in core curriculum and she had a portion dedicated to behavioral. The Pass CCRN is too detailed, I just used the CD for...
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  15. CCRN
    I took mine on 1/18/13 and passed. The prep that you listed is just about what I used. I also had the Cammie Francher podcasts. I utilized my pass ccrn DVD a lot, I took the mock exams to prepare...
    Jan 20, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  16. CCRN
    Thank you. I have two dialysis questions myself...one related to CRRT vs HD and the other was a question basically asking what should I do if my patient has medications due and they are having HD.
    Jan 19, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  17. CCRN
    I used the Gasparis CCRN review DVD and her Q&A book I also used the Pass CCRN review CD rom (the book is way too detailed) I was surprised by how much I did know on the exam...don't get me...
    Jan 19, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  18. CCRN
    I wanted to let you guys know that it's official...I'm a CCRN. All the studying and prep payed off! :) LN
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  19. CCRN EXAM
    I am using the Cammy House-Fancher, ACNP podcasts. They were free on itunes
    Dec 29, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  20. CCRN EXAM
    I'm studying for CCRN myself. I have the LGV DVDs, the Pass CCRN book/CD, and I have been listening to the podcasts on itunes. I plan on taking it in January 2013. I feel like I may be ready. I am...
    Dec 29, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  21. Need ideas to reward nurses that successfully pass their CCRN
    Our facility gives a $1.00/hr raise for CCRN certification, your name on a plaque, reinbursement of the initial exam fee AND pays for the renewal fee. Not a bad deal. :)
    Jun 11, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  22. Name that rhythm...
    No, I'm not a student. LOL. I'm just not a Rhythm Queen, either. I'm that nurse that will need her calipers and a quick reference guide. No offense taken.
    May 28, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  23. Name that rhythm...
    Just a little Hx: This rhythm belongs to a 44 y/o female admitted with ARF secondary to a vanco trough of 44! She has a history of recent endocarditis (hence the home vanco) and a mitral valve...
    May 28, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  24. Chlorhexidine Baths
    Our facility has implemented the policy that any patient that has a central line access must be bathed with chlorhexidine to prevent cental line associated infections.
    May 27, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  25. Name that rhythm...
    Hey you cardiac kings and queens... Can someone put a name to this rhythm? I was thinking a 2:1 AV Block, Mobitz II http://i48.tinypic.com/211wh83.jpg
    May 27, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac


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