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  1. Insight for a successful transition from CCU to CVSICU?
    Recovering open hearts is really fun because the patients usually do really well and are up in about in less than 24 hours. There is generally protocol for extubation and you will learn to know...
    Sep 24
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  2. Best paid nursing jobs?
    Staff Nurse jobs in parts of California pay the most. 50 60 70 an hour is not uncommon. I got a per diem at kaiser at $60 an hour with 2 years experience.
    Feb 19
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  3. Vasopressor and Inotrope Titration Orders
    Same thing at my place; its really a shame because those medications don't just affect 1 parameter so it really worsens patient care.
    Nov 6, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  4. Food police?
    they can eat whatever they want; I will tell them the side effects of the food that they want to eat but I personally do not care if they choose to follow my advice or not.
    Aug 4, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  5. Any recommendation on ICU apps
    If you want a reference; get the Manual of Perioperative care of Adult Cardiac Surgery; it is very in depth and should able to educate you on all things cardiac surgery.
    Aug 4, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  6. PAWP
    Where i work, anesthesia does not even advance the PAC into a wedged position on insertion. Also you'd have to be pretty inattentive to not notice an accidental wedge; it looks nothing like a proper...
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  7. Critical Thinking
    "Always, always follow your facility policy." Unfortunately policy at my hospital has taken critical thinking out of the nurses scope of practice.
    Jun 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. "Difficult" Patients
    treat them like any patient; assess them and givem their meds and shut the door; call it a night
    Mar 17, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Are swans going "out of style?"
    We get patients into the chair with a swan.
    Mar 14, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  10. Time Management for the Not So New Grad
    Biggest time management tip from me is to Bathe the patient at the beginning of shift; this is really the best way to assess them anyways so just knock it all out at the beginning
    Mar 11, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  11. Chlorhexidine bathing decreases hosp-acq infection
    I question "evidence based practice". It is used by companies to sell products to a hospital. Why not just bathe patients with soap and water and cleanse around an incision or break in the skin...
    Mar 7, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  12. RCU ( Respiratory Care Unit) experience for CRNA school
    No; without invasive monitoring, you will not be titrating medication. Its probably a unit for stable vents.
    Jan 29, '13
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  13. RNs pulling pleural chest tubes
    I pull these too; just ask them to inhale, pull with vasaline dressing and hold pressure for a minute or 2 and place pressure tape.
    Nov 17, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  14. EKG/Arrhythmia Interpretations
    "Rapid Interpretation of EKG's" teaches the physiology of an EKG; much better way to learn than memorizing strips
    Oct 28, '12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  15. Chest Tube Question
    Just because its kinked doesnt mean it caused a pneumothorax; if it was bleeding or draining sanguinous fluid quickly then that is possible. Did much drainage come out after it was straightened out?
    Sep 2, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  16. ICU or ER?...Dec 2012 Grad
    I am a pretty new nurse working in ICU but i am able to pick up shifts in the ER. I dont think my facility would allow new ER nurses to work in the ICU. Working in ICU allows you to get comfortable...
    Aug 26, '12
    Forum: Trauma ICU
  17. How did you break into CTICU?
    yea you should be able to at least interview with your experience. Maybe the job was already given to somebody but posted online. I know places have to post jobs to the public even if they already...
    Aug 18, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  18. Question about fair travel pay rates
    That is horrible. How could you work for that. I'm a new grad and i make alot more than that.
    Jul 20, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  19. Admitting an open chest pt
    Do not turn them; you could puncture their heart with the ribs.
    Jul 18, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  20. Considering going from CVICU to Cath Lab
    I too work in cardiothoracic icu and am interested in Cath Lab. You should take the opportunity to go cath lab. Dont know if you have noticed but cath lab nurses get paid very well. You will likely...
    Jul 9, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  21. Need input from NIGHT SHIFT nurses
    Manager not being there is nightshift friendly
    Jul 5, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  22. Nurse Ratched
    There is always something that goes unplanned during a shift and some nurses act like it never happens to them and will give you attitude during report. Do you best to ignore it and just smile.
    Jul 4, '12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  23. Travel Nursing US (San Fo) vs Riyadh,Saudi for 1 year
    If you land a job in SF you'll be making twice what you'd be making in Saudi Arabia; and you wont be treated like a second class citizen either.
    May 27, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  24. Trauma in SoCal
    Loma Linda Medical center and Arrowhead Regional Hospital are both trauma hospitals to the east of azuza.
    May 22, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  25. proper orientation for CTICU
    I got 8 weeks in cticu as a new grad. You will likely not be taking fresh hearts after 8 weeks; more training will follow.
    May 11, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac


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