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  1. First time to NTI
    You may be confusing the preconference days with the conference itself. Sat and Sun are the preconference days that you have to pay extra for. The $420, I thik it is, covers the Mon-Thurs...
    Feb 22, '10
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  2. Am I a good candidate for ICU?
    I went straight to a surgical/neuro icu in a level 1 trauma hospital from school with a 4mo residency. If I was able to handle it I'm sure you can. Just be careful, most ICU RNs are very type A...
    Dec 18, '09
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  3. Heat/cool w/ CVC?
    I just had my first experience with a femoral CVC that has the ability to heat or cool the pt. I'm under the impression that they are usually used to induce hypothermia post MI to reduce metabolic...
    Dec 18, '09
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  4. Proning
    I have seen it have a positive result. Problem is, if you need to be proned, you are really sick, and usually the recognition that a pt needs to be proned comes too late. It's like stating that...
    Dec 18, '09
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  5. cooling/heating w/ CVC setups
    I just had my first experience with a femoral CVC that has the ability to heat or cool the pt. I'm under the impression that they are usually used to induce hypothermia post MI to reduce metabolic...
    Dec 18, '09
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  6. PRBC citrate=low Cal?
    I recently learned that PRBCs have citrate in them to prevent clotting, and that this citrate binds to the Cal in the pts blood thereby lowering the Cal level. And in some cases this can lower the...
    Dec 18, '09
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  7. which agency is best?
    I have been a nurse for 16mos in an ICU. I want to hook up with an agency to pick up extra shifts. I am in Dallas Texas. Does anyone have advice as to which agency is best to work for? I really...
    Oct 6, '09
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  8. Normal CVP?
    That's hard to answer without getting a better pic of the pt. If a pt is on higher peep than their cvp will be elevated. If they have asities then I assume there is liver failure going on. You may...
    Jun 27, '09
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  9. Labs and vasopressors..new icu nurse needs advice
    Yes I meant pedal. We do also use fem lines. Last resort seems to be a brachial, but only for use in the OR. At my hospital brachial a-lines must be DCed by an MD upon arrival to the ICU. An MD...
    Jun 27, '09
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  10. Labs and vasopressors..new icu nurse needs advice
    YOU MUST HAVE AN A-LINE! Any MD who does not say yes needs to be slapped, then call his upper to ask for an a-line. YOU MUST BE A PATIENT ADVOCATE! When the Dr. says no to an a-line when pressors...
    Jun 27, '09
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  11. Mistake examples?
    I am trying to find like a database of mistakes. Nursing mistakes. I have always been very forward about any mistakes I make and make every effort to let everyone know what they are so that they...
    Nov 25, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. mistakes made during your first year...
    Don't do that to yourself. I'm guessing you've been told before, you're going to make mistakes, there's just no way around it. I've screwed up too, and it tears my guts up inside. But that means I...
    Oct 24, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Parkland Residency. Comments?
    I would love to talk to someone who is currently in or was recently in the Parkland residency program. I understand that it is difficult but you learn a ton. Can anybody help me?
    Feb 21, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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