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  1. What is the highest temp you have seen?
    Around 109. Severely septic patient that seized for 2 hours straight. He didn't make it.
    Dec 30, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  2. PLEASE HELP! How does your hospital do holiday rotations for night shift staff?
    My hospital had that same issue with night shift holidays when I first started. We all complained and then voted, and we voted to work the whole holiday (eve and day) then have the next holiday off....
    Nov 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. 1-1 ratio for nurses
    I have worked critical care for 5 years, and the only time we have 1:1s is fresh CABG, CRRT or a very sick patient on multiple pressors. You can work on any unit and have 2 patients arrest at the...
    Apr 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Pregnancy and Critical Care Nursing
    I work Critical Care and am almost 9 weeks pregnant...besides chicken pox/varicella, you are not supposed to be around VRE. I also asked our intensivist about TB, and he said to avoid them because...
    Dec 23, '10
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  5. Your Pet Peeves in Nursing..
    We gave a med on the floor the other night (well, the doctor did) that is supposed to be given ONLY in ICU, not even IMCU normally gives that med, as it is a neuromuscular blocker and can cause...
    Feb 14, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Dumbest Pt Family Statement or Question
    They asked about their loved one who was on a vent: "Does he/she still have lungs?" (can't remember if it was a man or woman) :icon_roll
    Nov 14, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Dumbest thing you've done in nursing??
    I went in to d/c an art line on a young girl, whose parents were also in the room (it was the first time I had done this). I unspiked the saline bag without first deflating the pressure bag, and...
    Sep 19, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. timeline for Indiana NCLEX-RN to licensure?
    I am an RN in Indiana. I took the NCLEX on a Tues. about 2pm-ish. I knew the next morning that I passed by looking on the website Hope this helps!
    Jan 25, '07
    Forum: Indiana Nursing
  9. Patient is a famous star
    Vin Diesel... Hyde from that 70s Show... And I would agree with Kovac from ER and David Beckham Johnny Depp esp. as Capt. Jack and Eric Bana from Troy
    Jan 12, '07
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  10. What would lab values be for an MI?
    Your troponin I may be elevated (I've seen as high as into the 100s), CK and CK-MBs would be high. Of course you may have some EKG changes such as ST elevation or bundle branch block. Having an...
    Jan 8, '07
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance

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