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  1. "Clipboard Guy": What's wrong with this picture???
    If the patient threw up, Clipboard Guy would only get it if he touched the emesis and then touched his eyes/nose/mouth. Or maybe if the patient ripped her Hazmat suit off and then threw up directly...
    Oct 16
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  2. "Clipboard Guy": What's wrong with this picture???
    Which one is the patient? The guy in yellow? I watched a documentary about Ebola in Africa the other day and the Doctors Without Borders people don't wear PPE if they are outside the infectious...
    Oct 16
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  3. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    16 Doctors Without Borders staff have contracted Ebola during the current outbreak, and that info is coming from the organization itself. There have been 404 cases of Ebola in healthcare workers,...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  4. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    So here are a few studies about Ebola and similar viruses on surfaces: Sagripanti JL, Rom AM, Holland LE. Persistence in darkness of virulent alphaviruses, Ebola virus, and Lassa virus deposited...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  5. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    Just read the statement from NNU on behalf of the Texas nurses ( Statement by RN’s at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital as provided to National Nurses United | National Nurses United ) and it's...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  6. Nursing & Ebola Surveillance
    I think my individual responsibility as a nurse in this Ebola situation is to a) be familiar with my hospital's plans for handling Ebola and b) be well-informed about the disease itself so I can help...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  7. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    Probably won't affect how students are taught too much. As far as triage goes, everyone is being told to ask every patient whether they've had a fever and where they've been traveling in the past...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  8. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    Nurses are ethically bound to educate themselves using reliable sources and not media hype or misinformation. Restricting travel would be extraordinarily difficult. Keep in mind you would be...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  9. Texas Ebola case - where are the hazmat suits?
    I'll just cut and paste what I put in another thread: A word on Hazmat suits. Have you ever used one? Do you have any idea how to use one? My hospital has chosen not to use them if we were to get...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  10. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    What exactly is awful about the CDC site? I assume you mean the one for healthcare professionals: Information for Health Care Workers | Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever | CDC Have you read the UpToDate...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  11. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    I'm disappointed in the lack of general research of some reading this thread. If healthcare professionals like us are getting their information on Ebola from the news, we're all screwed. Everybody...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  12. PPE for Ebola?
    I think you need to do some more research. If you listened to or read transcripts from the CDC's conference call for healthcare professionals where they had doctors from both Nebraska and Emory (the...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  13. CDC call in presentation 10/14 2pm
    Thanks for taking the time to take notes and post them here! So interesting. I'll be interested to see specifically what they say about dialysis and intubation...I realize those are high-risk...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  14. CDC call in presentation 10/14 2pm
    Take notes and post back here, I'll be at work and unable to listen but would love to know what is said. One of the most interesting things out of Emory is that they tested various surfaces in...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  15. Credible Resources for Ebola Information
    Don't forget UpToDate!
    Oct 13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  16. PPE for Ebola?
    Ebola is spread by contact, like RSV. The reason you see stuff like Hazmat suits on the news is due to an abundance of caution. At my hospital the recommendation is booties, a surgical gown...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  17. Pressure reduction for ECMO kids
    You don't turn or reposition your ECMO patients? We do. Patients who are big enough go in a KinAir bed if possible, otherwise kids are in our standard PICU bed (which has some pressure-reduction...
    May 27
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  18. Family zone in PICU pt rooms
    It's always kinda weird for me to hear other PICU nurses being taken aback by family members sleeping in the rooms because it's always been the norm where I work. There are 3 people allowed in the...
    May 27
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  19. Pediatric Chest Tube Securement Devices
    I've used a dressing with a securement component similar to this: Percutaneous Drainage Catheter Fastener and it was awesome. That's not the exact dressing, but it's close. The downside is that the...
    May 27
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  20. Any PICU RNs from CHOP or Boston Children's here?
    Hi everyone, I'm hoping that some of you work in the PICU at CHOP and Boston Children's, or knows someone who does. I'm looking for information on their staffing model to compare it to...
    Nov 6, '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  21. Any CHOP PICU RNs here??
    Hi everyone, I'm hoping that one of you works in the PICU at CHOP, or knows someone who does. I'm looking for information on their staffing model to compare it to lower-ranked PICUs in the nation....
    Nov 6, '13
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  22. Sandy - Burnout
    Is your hospital offering to house staff that are pulling extra shifts? I haven't experienced a direct-hit natural disaster like this before, but my hospital has faced a few extraordinary weather...
    Nov 3, '12
    Forum: New York Nursing
  23. New PICU nurse with questions!
    Most common bedside procedures on my unit: intubation, extubation, central line placement, arterial line placement, chest tube insertion, EVD placement. That's just a short list of the most common...
    Oct 30, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  24. Feeling down; Received first bad evaluation
    Your orientation is only 8 weeks?! I agree with previous posters, that's really short...new grads on my unit are on orientation for 4-6 months. How's the retention of new grad hires on your unit? Do...
    Oct 30, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  25. DO I NEED MY BSN?
    Get the BSN. It'll cost more money and more time, but you'll make more money and have much more employment opportunities when you graduate. If you want to work in critical care, don't even consider...
    Oct 30, '12
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing


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