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  1. Decrease in volume of Cath Lab cases?
    Is anyone else experiencing a decrease in the number of cases per day in your Cath Lab? I work in what has always been a super busy interventional lab. With the insurance changes in beginning of this...
    Apr 13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  2. Any cath lab RNs required to take the RCIS?
    I think it might depend on your lab and what your MD's prefer. We frequently do FFR/IVUS in our lab and all four labs have installed bedside equipment. The Pyxis has pre-mixed Adenosine infusion...
    Nov 10, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  3. Any cath lab RNs required to take the RCIS?
    I was educated as a RN 38 years ago and I completed an AS/Diploma program. I didn't take the NCLEX as a nurse educated that long ago took a 5 part - 2 day long state board of examination to qualify...
    Jul 22, '12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  4. Did you ever have needle phobia?
    I bit my MD's office RN when I was 3 y/o because needles freaked me out so badly! This was also back in the days of house calls & I would talk the poor busy GP MD's ear off just to delay my shot. ...
    Jul 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Groin Prep for Cardiac Cath
    I am a Cath. Lab RN and maybe I am confused in reading some replies but, my hospitals "door to opened artery" goal time is under 90 minutes. (I believe that is the national standard - naturally if...
    May 8, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Cath Lab nurses!! Intro plz!
    Best advice? Just hang in there until you are comfortable. You work tele so I am sure you are all set with recognizing what a dangerous EKG tracing is and I assume an S-T elevation. Review you...
    Dec 13, '09
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  7. New grad in Cardiac Cath Lab Recovery???
    Congratulations on the position! It sounds like you picked the perfect situation to allow you to get a really broad based set of experiences. You seem to be very motivated and I am sure you will...
    Dec 13, '09
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  8. Cath Lab nurses!! Intro plz!
    It is so nice to find a CCL thread as I totally love working in my lab. especially the opportunity to give 100% of my attention and care to just one patient. Sure I will admit I love to have my...
    Dec 12, '09
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  9. New grad in Cardiac Cath Lab Recovery???
    I hope all is well with your career search by now. But as a CCL RN with 4 years in the lab and 34 total in nursing I hope you work in the recovery area or even better in another general area...
    Dec 12, '09
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  10. How do I ignore the higH tension level at work?
    It has been a long rough road with this situation. Because I myself would not treat another person like they do me, initially I didn't respond. Also to work in my department it takes a while to...
    Mar 2, '08
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  11. Japan boy baseball player caused U.S. measles cases
    All those vaccinations and my sons still were infected with Whooping Cough. The school MD made the correct diagnosis but somehow the initial infected kids were sent back to their dorm rooms ......
    Mar 2, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  12. Scrub sizes in Recovery Room
    My dept. orders scrubs up to 5X as that is what our staff needs to function. Is there anybody you can ask ... friend that works in that area ... nice person that delivers clean laundry? Good Luck...
    Mar 2, '08
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  13. How do I ignore the higH tension level at work?
    Thank you for your support. I am trying to ignore the negative comments but it is difficult. I just keep telling myself that my boss says I am doing well and the patients love me. I am not letting...
    Mar 1, '08
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  14. Back Pain
    I consider my physical therapist my body mechanic. Just like my car if I do not go for regular treatment my body does not "run" as well. Going for a treatment on a consistent basis has made my...
    Mar 1, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. stress level in my department is getting to me
    This is my first post and I am sorry it so long. I love my job in the cath. lab. But I am having two issues I need advise on. First I am the person with the least experience - 2+1/2 years in the lab...
    Feb 24, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Pt with mi
    Why wouldn't a patient go to the cath. lab in the middle of the night? Every time I am on full weekend call the chances are we will come in at least once in the middle of the night. On average we...
    Feb 24, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. How do I ignore the higH tension level at work?
    This is my first post and I am sorry it so long. I love my job in the cath. lab.:heartbeat But I am having two issues I need advise on. First I am the person with the least experience - 2+1/2...
    Feb 24, '08
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  18. Pt with mi
    As they say in Monopoly - Go straight to the cath lab ... do not pass go ... do not collect $200.00 ... Our ER door to first balloon inflation goal time is under 52 minutes. Your Community...
    Feb 24, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. I must be an idiot
    It makes me crazy when staff questions giving sedation for a cardiac cath if the patient has a current/past drug problem or chronic pain. These patients usually need the medication adjusted up to...
    Feb 22, '08
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  20. What do I do?
    Which job is going to give you the most rounded out experiences to base your nursing career on? You may fall in love with dialysis and be in that area forever or you want to move around at some...
    Feb 22, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Discharge teaching post cath
    We also do the no bath for a week and really stress the need for no further smoking. Even though they may have a bit of Versed/Fentanyl on board we all - attending MD/Fellow MD/RN repeat the same...
    Feb 9, '08
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  22. In Bed With Dying Patient
    Thank you for showing all nurses that it is more than acceptable to care about the emotional needs of a family. Sometimes I feel that after the initial flurry of emergency and intensive care many...
    Feb 5, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Ageism?
    I entered the cath lab in my 50's with no previous experience. Yes I had worked in the ER & ICU and had years of experience. I told my interviewer that I was looking for a position I could devote...
    Jan 19, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. I need a topic ASAP,  help please!
    How about something simple - maintaining body warmth without over heating in the Winter months - differences in elderly with circulation, sensation, different needs between seasons, etc. Also,...
    Jan 10, '08
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  25. How nasty!!
    I just do not get it! The signs all say "foam in - foam out" and the foam dispensers are everywhere. I work in a cath lab and I am constantly foaming my hands and changing my gloves. Because of...
    Jan 2, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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