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  1. Transplant PICUs
    I work in a transplant PICU in Los Angeles. Our hospital has like 10 ICU's (one for liver transplants, heart/lung transplants, kidney transplants, etc) where there is a separate medical ICU and...
    Sep 17, '05
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  2. Another ? about working the 7p-7a shift
    benadryl.....benadryl....benadryl.....
    May 7, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. How to get through Night Shifts
    i just finished my first week of nights and let me tell you the first one is the WORST! after that i came home @ 8am, took a benadryl and off to sleep until 5pm when it was time to get up and do it...
    May 5, '05
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. ER or PICU?
    Some parents/families are very difficult. You just have to not let them run you into the ground. It's hard to draw the line, but sometimes you just have to let them know that right now you need to do...
    May 5, '05
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  5. california nursing salaries
    new grad, $25.36/hr....however cost of living is higher than you may think.
    Apr 26, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. What's the StraightDope on recapping needles?
    i always try and use the needleless system if possible, but the needleless caps SUCK at drawing a med out of a vial....so then i just use the needle to draw it up, then recap it (one hand scoop), and...
    Apr 24, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. ER or PICU?
    when i first graduated, these were the two areas i was debating between as well. ER: I did one shift in the ER and although I loved the variety and loved the somewhat "organized chaos", I felt...
    Apr 22, '05
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  8. ER or PICU?
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    Apr 22, '05
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Syringe Pump or Buretrol?
    Maintenance IVF go through the buretrol. Any high risk or incompatible meds are put on a syringe pump (as well as all gtts). If the maintenance IVF is running at over 25cc/hr and the med you want to...
    Apr 21, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. baxter pump with pigback pca pump????
    You have to at least have a med running @ 2cc/hr to keep the line open, so if we have anything running @ less than 2 cc, you need something to "push it in". We have piggybacked the PCA to maintenance...
    Apr 18, '05
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  11. G-tube medication question
    I was told to use Sprite/7-up b/c it is colorless.....but it all works the same!
    Apr 18, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Which Hospital is the BEST for NEW GRADUATE ?
    one with a long enough orientation to make you feel comfortable being "on your own" i personally like the teaching hospital atmosphere, the nurses seem to more willing to teach new grads *and...
    Apr 18, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. More strange baby names
    Miracle Charisma (two of these....another was spelled Kharisma) Trinity
    Apr 16, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. More strange baby names
    SOMEONE who works @ a hospital near my house says there is a guy named orangejello (pronounced like o-ranj-ello) how funny
    Apr 16, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. Pediatric pain management
    wow i can't believe he was ordering for IM injections.....ESPECIALLY if your child had IV access!!!!!!
    Apr 12, '05
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  16. Negotiated Care in PICU
    I would say some nurses more than others feel more comfortable allowing parents to be present during procedures (which seems more practical if you have a 3-4 year old screaming when mom/dad leaves)....
    Apr 12, '05
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  17. Negotiated Care in PICU
    We also have a family-centered PICU where the parents are free (and encouraged) to do as much care as they feel comfortable doing. Right now they are talking about whether or not to allow parents...
    Apr 10, '05
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  18. New Grad programs @ UCLA and Cedars
    I PM'd you some info about UCLA's new grad program :)
    Apr 10, '05
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. Problems with Rn's in clinicals
    From my experience as a nursing student..... 9 times out of 10 the nasty nurses who have issues with students work @ crappy facilities with awful ratios. They are severely overworked and don't...
    Apr 10, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Last Words before Induction.......
    when i had to have an emergency appendectomy 2 years ago, the surgeon (not anesthesiologist) started talking to me about my job (I was a waitress @ the time at a pretty popular place)...he would tell...
    Apr 10, '05
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  21. Is there such a thing as a "VIP" patient?
    I always treat all my patients like they are "VIP" patients We have an entire VIP floor (for all that can afford it). $1000/day gets you a private room on this floor, and for another $50/day you...
    Apr 10, '05
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  22. How can you say you're not paid well?
    I agree. I can't think of another job where you can make that kind of $$ straight out of school with your Associate's Degree, with that kind of job stability.
    Apr 7, '05
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. How can you say you're not paid well?
    I thought the EXACT same way when I first started nursing school, and up until I started as an RN.... Here in CA I'm making between $25-29/hour depending on the weekend/night differential. I...
    Apr 7, '05
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. Multiple Answer Questions on New NCLEX... Help!
    I didn't have ANY select all that apply :bowingpur :yeah: Our teachers started doing that the last semester of nursing school, and I never got them right. I always ended up choosing an extra...
    Apr 6, '05
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. The fun side of peds
    hmmmm....well from what you included in your original post, I would have thought the EXACT same thing that elkpark thought. It sounded to me like you had no background in child psych by the way you...
    Apr 4, '05
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing


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