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  1. MTSA Roll Call
    I'll be there!
    Jun 8, '11
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  2. Travel Nusing with this economy!?
    Don't know about traveling with peds experience. Picking is pretty slim for travel jobs right now.
    Mar 18, '09
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  3. Does LTAC count as critical care?
    I have worked in two different LTAC's in two different states as well as ICU's in 6 states. An LTAC is not critical care period. If the patient gets "unstable" then they get shipped out to a critical...
    Mar 18, '09
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  4. Suggestion
    Why isn't there a Trauma ICU forum in the critical care section?
    Mar 18, '09
    Forum: How To Use Site
  5. Choose nursing degree fr JCJC or PRCC??
    JCJC, I have never met anyone who went there. My point made. Like I said, you should be considering ADN vs. BSN strictly for advancement purposes, not because the education you will get will be any...
    Mar 18, '09
    Forum: Mississippi Nursing
  6. Need advice:  I have bad anxiety before I go to work.
    It took me about 2-3 years before I quit having anxiety about going into the unit. All I can say is it takes time. It sounds like you have a good team. That makes all the difference. Just remember...
    Mar 8, '09
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  7. Choose nursing degree fr JCJC or PRCC??
    It doesn't matter what school you go to. Pick the one that best suites you. When you get out and start working no one cares where you got your degree but, they only care about how you perform. I...
    Mar 8, '09
    Forum: Mississippi Nursing
  8. RN jobs still available in MS-central?
    If you are speaking of the Jackson area, the answer is yes. There is a nursing shortage everywhere. I am a travel nurse from Jackson and if there is a hospital, there is a need.
    Dec 15, '08
    Forum: Mississippi Nursing
  9. Just started in ICU/CCU
    Something I have learned from nurses that have been at it a while, is ABC's. Focus on the basics and always keep an eye on the big picture. The thing about the ICU is it takes time. You will get...
    Nov 10, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  10. pBt02 monitoring brain tissue oxygenation?
    We just started using them about 3 months ago. More than anything they seem to be good predictors of pt survival.
    Nov 10, '08
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  11. Neuro ICU to Trauma Neuro ICU
    I am a travel nurse and had the same reservations. I haven't had any problem with the transition. You will love it.
    Oct 3, '08
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  12. ARDS + prone position
    Prone patients all the time. Done as last resort...beds are expensive. Always seems to work (increases oxygenation), more perfusion. Patient survival rate unknown to me. Haven't seen anyone...
    Oct 2, '08
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  13. Management of HTN without increasing ICP
    Labetalol is the least likely to increase ICP. Like the other response I don't know why.
    Oct 1, '08
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  14. USM Nursing School
    Graduated in 2005. No problems for me passing boards. I don't know the pass rate but one of the instructors would be able to tell you. My suggesting for being successful, at least on the tests, go...
    Sep 22, '08
    Forum: Mississippi Nursing
  15. neuro head trauma interventions
    The reason you elevate the head of the bed for head trauma's as well as most interventions for head trauma's are geared to decreasing ICP (pressure inside the head). Generally you want the pressure...
    Sep 22, '08
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  16. HMA hospitals
    HMA is not worried about you the nurse just the dollar.
    Sep 21, '08
    Forum: Mississippi Nursing
  17. Bkat?
    BKAT Basic Knowledge Assessment Tool. About 100 questions. Easy. Had to take it a couple of times for different assignments. Just refresh yourself on inulin specifics. That is the only part I had...
    Sep 21, '08
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  18. Licox
    Does anyone have any recs on websites for the licox Pbto2 monitor? I've googled it and am having trouble finding anything useful. Anyone have any feed back on these likes, dislikes and why. Do you...
    Sep 18, '08
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  19. Vitals and Neuro Assessments
    ps intermediate beds tend to be q2 but being acute back ground I would want to do q 1 for the first 24 provided the nurse patient ratio is no more than 3 to 1 and concern with assignments should be...
    Sep 18, '08
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  20. Vitals and Neuro Assessments
    I have worked in two different neuro ICU's. Both 24 bed units in level 1 trauma centers taking all types of neuro pts...trauma, stroke, sc's etc. The standard seems to be hourly vitals for...
    Sep 18, '08
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing


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