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  1. is MAP or diastolic BP below 60 that means tissues are not perfused?
    Agree with my fellow nurses MAP <60 is decrease perfusion to all your major organs. Remember the correlation between your aline pressures to get your MAP. Diastolic <60 can cause your MAP to drop. ...
    Jun 17, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  2. PAWP
    wedge is a no no with fresh hearts in my facility. We aren't risking busting the artery or valve when PAD is close enough to wedge. Besides in combination with your other hemodynamic you can tell if...
    Jun 17, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  3. Fresh Heart Training
    No such thing with on the job training with this population. My facility had a program specifically for fresh hearts. Its not only about meds it's about the equipment & the situations you can be in...
    Jun 16, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  4. CCRN anyone?
    Congrats to everyone who recently passed the CCRN. I know itís a hard exam. Good Job. I personally am not ashamed of confessing I failed by 1 question. I still have my results. I was so...
    Apr 5, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  5. Liberty University MSN in Nurse Education
    I plan to apply for the MSN in Nursing Education. I spoke with them today. This school is very military friendly a + for me. I was disappointed they ended there Adult Acute Care CNS program...
    Nov 26, '12
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  6. Open Heart Recovery Training
    I have to agree hands on training is definitively important to Open Heart Recovery. Especially that wonderful 1st 12hrs. :) Thereís nothing wrong with reading books. I also have ďCardiac Surgery...
    Mar 28, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  7. Sacred Heart University
    I just found this tread. I'm planning on applying for the online Nurse Education MSN program. I was wondering if anyone can tell me about the courses & all the papers needed to be written. It's...
    Mar 28, '12
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  8. Georgetown University ONLINE Nursing Education Program
    I'm working on my application for Graduate School. It's not a simple processes. I've been at the bedside for 12yrs so I really don't know to much about new entry RN school. I think you should go...
    Jan 12, '12
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools, Traditional Schools, Colleges, Universities
  9. Georgetown University ONLINE Nursing Education Program
    Is anyone on this site in this program. I'm seriously thinking about applying. I just want know how the programs is like. I did the online seminar session already, however I would like to get...
    Jan 1, '12
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools, Traditional Schools, Colleges, Universities
  10. Max on Levophed?
    Levophed max is 40mcg/min. I've worked in some hospitals that will not allow over 20mcg/min & a order is required to go above this. I recently worked in an hospital where the Pt was on 75mcg/min...
    Jan 1, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  11. Passed CCRN
    I've been in this nursing field for 12 yrs. Critical Care/ Trauma is all I know. I attempted to take the CCRN in 07 & failed by one question. I still have my score card. I was so upset I never...
    Jan 1, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  12. Precedex
    We don't use Precedex at all for our hearts. My experience with Precdex isn't great b/c it doesn't work all the time & it does cause hypotension & bradycardia. It's for short term intubations &...
    Mar 26, '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  13. can ICU nurse handle 2 pts on the levophed same time
    LOL! This is to much for me. I never heard of any such policy. I personally have taken care of 2 pt's with Levo & multiple drips at once & both intubated. This is a daily life of the ICU...
    Mar 26, '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  14. IABP removal
    I think I would have gotten fired this day b/c there is no way I will I will allow this until I called Datascope (MAQUET) & taken out the hospital policy to explain to the Cardiologist I question his...
    Mar 26, '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  15. just finished week #1 of being an ICU nurse
    I love to see newbie proud of themselves. This of course couldn't have happen without the hospital critical care program & your preceptor. Don't forget the nursing is a forever evolution & new...
    Mar 15, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  16. Need some Precedex advise
    I'll be honest when I get an order for Precedex, I'm in the habit of pulling out Propofol. I've used this medication since it appeared in my hospital & I'm not a fan of it. It doesn't work for...
    Mar 15, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  17. IV pump placement/Room set up
    I love to hear that you don’t have a space issue, but at my hospital we don’t have that luxury. I work in very tight space. So comfort, safety & easy access is the rule for us. Most of the time...
    Aug 19, '08
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  18. Labeling IV lines
    It's not a policy but it's just a common nursing courtesy. It's the best thing to do when you have tons of meds tubes lines etc. My hearts, septic, & neuro pt's all get them labeled. Pumps &...
    Aug 1, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  19. petite nurses out there?
    I'm 4'11 & weigh 95-96lbs not only Im I an ICU nurse for years but I'm also an officer in the Army Nurse Corps. Size has nothing to do with the best way you can do the job. I use stools all the...
    Aug 1, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. How do you organize your day?
    To all the new ICU Nurses “thanks for coming into ICU” :yeah: I remember the day’s of the “charts & the papers”. I wanted to pull my hair out. :uhoh21: I used an hourly chart for my VS,...
    Jul 24, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  21. Micu Vs. Sicu
    I would have to disagree on the MICU /SICU critical thinking & skills portion they told you about. It’s the ICU, you will learn & master both in any of these sections, Period. It’s critical care...
    Jul 24, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  22. What does an ICU nurse do exactly?
    :lol2: i have to laugh b/c when i get asked this question. it's very difficult for me to answer. i tell them i do everything a nurse does are more. i'm the only medical person in the family &...
    Jul 14, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  23. Open Hearts?!?!
    Most of our "open hearts" come straight to TICU/SICU. We recover them. Depending on how stable or guarded they come out there a 1:1 ratio for about 24hrs. Within 6hrs hr if stable we like to...
    Jun 27, '08
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  24. What was your orientation like?
    i remember my icu internship period as being a very different atmosphere then being a ward nurse. as for internship being “nightmarish”, i look back now & say it wasn’t that bad. it was ruff but...
    Jun 20, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  25. How long in ICU before you felt comfortable?
    I would say I didnít fell comfortable until about 1 year in the ICU. However, I had about 5 yrs of Med Surg experience on my belt when I decided to take the plunge. Iíll be honest, with 8yrs...
    Jun 16, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing


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