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  1. A fib in the 40's??
    I recently had a redo sternotomy endocarditis/sepsis. Afib @70's and dwindled to 40's over my shift. SVR 400's. Midlevel who ordered Amio and Norepi. No pacing wires. Freq conversion to Vfib. ...
    Sep 20, '12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  2. How inactive must a patient be to develop a DVT?
    DVT can occur in any patient with a pulse. Use your SCD's.
    Aug 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. bradycardia with nitro drip?
    Sink a pacing swan and see where you're at.
    Jul 19, '12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  4. Advise Desired for Obtaining Job at Mayo Clinic: Rochester (Soon to be Grad)
    I work at Mayo and it is by and far the best place to work in the country, period. I am almost always 1 to 1. We have RNs on the unit with no assigned patients who simply help those in need. From...
    Apr 10, '12
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  5. No, I am not going to do that
    This is not a male patient only phenomenon. I've had female patients ask me to scratch them in in their genital region. No thanks.
    Nov 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Tips for a New Grad Nurse wanting to work at the Mayo
    Have a strong resume (clinical experiences, gpa, extra curriculars). Be a strong interviewer. Focus on the patient and patient care. Mayo's philosophy is the patient above all else, and they mean...
    Oct 2, '11
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  7. Graduated 2yrs ago, haven't taken nclex, how to be marketable..
    You need to find a GREAT reason for having waited so long to take boards. Even with that you need to apply broadly accross the nation to land a job with such a large gap. Take ANYTHING offered. It...
    Jun 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Nurse Practitioner vs. Medical School, subjects covered?
    Apples and oranges. If you want to be a nurse, be a nurse. If you want to be a physician, be a physician. NP's are not junior doctors. They practice from a nursing perspective with nursing...
    Apr 27, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  9. How to be successful in ICU as a new grad?
    Floor nursing and ICU are two totally different animals. Skills that make you a good floor nurse can sink you in the ICU and Vice Versa. I do not understand the medsurg first then transfer to ICU...
    Mar 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. new grad-advice on when to call doc for febrile pt
    We generally culture above 38.5.
    Mar 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. An RN with a Bachelors in Biology instead of BSN?
    Without getting into a ADN vs BSN argument, this is a false assertion. Make sure you are doing some very good research on the two. If for anything else than your opportunity to practice in that...
    Mar 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. The CRAZIEST "Baseline" You've Ever Heard
    I had a VA ECMO with a baseline HR of asystole. That was weird.
    Mar 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. An RN with a Bachelors in Biology instead of BSN?
    I have a bachelors in Biology as well as Nursing. For hiring purposes they will be looking for a bachelors in Nursing, specifically. An ADN with a Bachelors in another field is a plus, but it is...
    Mar 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Pet Nurse?!
    I think this is pretty cute. I'd love to take my puppy to see the pet nurse!
    Feb 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. To get the flu shot, or not to get the flu shot...
    Around 50% of health care providers who were asymptomatic were found to be carriers of influenza in a study I read. I'll cite if you are still being silly and not getting vaccinated. Get the shot.
    Feb 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. When to call in sick to the SICU
    I work in a SICU that see's a wide range of very critically ill patients. They range from heart transplants, lung transplants, and VADS down to simple CABG's. Given the nature of my patient...
    Jan 6, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  17. Is it true that male new grads are not struggling
    Aggressive new grads are the ones getting the jobs. There is no gender monopoly on this.
    Dec 31, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Orientation timeline
    3 weeks continuous class. On and off class for a year. 6 months orientation. I love, love, love my hospital.
    Nov 17, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. Vanderbilt Nurse Residency winter 2011 cohort
    Letters are out (via email). I will be turning down my offer for Adult Critical Care as I took a different position at the University of Iowa. Congrats to one of the waitlisters :)
    Nov 12, '10
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  20. Iowa Hospitals Require More Nurses As Census Rises
    Just turned down a Mayo position to work here. Great environment, pay and benefits. This organization is pure class. This number is way, way, way off.
    Oct 26, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. Vanderbilt Nurse Residency winter 2011 cohort
    I would be wary of posting the actual interview questions.
    Oct 16, '10
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  22. Vanderbilt Nurse Residency winter 2011 cohort
    I would try to get any of the hotels near the Vanderbilt campus. They all seemed nice, but spendy. I stayed at the Millennium and it was adequate but far away. Make sure to spend time taking the...
    Oct 7, '10
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  23. Fast-Track to Nursing Foreign doctors trained as nurses in the U.S.
    As a general rule PA schools are not friendly to international medical graduates. Some schools will not even consider the application of an IMG.
    Oct 7, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  24. Vanderbilt Nurse Residency winter 2011 cohort
    After a 16 hour drive back, I'm home. What a great visit. Vandy was everything I thought it would be and more. I had a blast in Nashville. Just hope I get to come back as a nurse resident!
    Oct 7, '10
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  25. Vanderbilt Nurse Residency winter 2011 cohort
    The best advice for interviews is to be yourself. Understand that the content of your answers is only a part of how you are being judged. Be HONEST! They will see right through your answer if you...
    Oct 2, '10
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing


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