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  1. Recording output from a CTT drainage
    What does the second "t" stand for? (Chest Tube T...ube?)
    Apr 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Nursing Student, ADN or BSN? im about to quit
    1) You have to go to LVN school to be an LVN. 2) Money is always going to be tight, don't use that as an excuse not to get your BSN. It's incredibly difficult to get a job as a new grad with your...
    Apr 17, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  3. Does it mean you are hired when they send you for a drug screen?
    First of all- Great Job! It sounds like you gave a really solid interview. That's awesome! Second of all- no, not necessarily. It's unlikely they'll spend money to give you a drug screen if...
    Apr 17, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  4. Applied to two jobs
    1) It's possible that they'll be interested in you. Whether you hear from them or not depends on several factors (how much they need someone, how strong your resume is, how relevant your experience...
    Apr 17, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. MICU/SICU
    Hopefully your internship offers the ECCO program through AACN. Joining AACN, if you haven't already, is also good- they have tons of info available. www.pacep.org for hemodynamic education is...
    Mar 31, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  6. VS standards- Am I Wrong?
    Ruby: Thank you, sincerely. I posted on here because I was frustrated and trying to figure out if I was being an ICU know-it-all diva or if I had legitimate safety complaints. So far, I think my...
    Mar 12, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  7. VS standards- Am I Wrong?
    I looked up the protocols and policies and there really isn't anything specific. "Typical" care of post-op patients is VS q15min x's 8, q30min x's 4 and then q1h. That said, I've always worked places...
    Mar 7, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  8. VS standards- Am I Wrong?
    Sorry, I could have been more clear. I continued to chart q15 minutes. My rationale was that q1hour vitals (esp. BP) aren't really appropriate in a patient on a lot of support.
    Mar 6, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  9. Does anyone else feel this way?
    I'm pretty sure that was sarcasm, my dear. That said, if the hospital doesn't make money, we don't get enough money to eat.
    Mar 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Does anyone else feel this way?
    Emphases my own. *Pause for deep breath here* Yes, we all feel that way sometimes. Different things trigger this kind of response- the homeless braindead ICU patient who's sucking away the...
    Mar 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. VS standards- Am I Wrong?
    I started a new job recently, and I come with several years of experience in CVICU nursing. I feel pretty confident in my ability to safely and effectively care for the sickest of the sick. That...
    Mar 6, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  12. Part 2, Not that I want to go back to nursing but......
    Ehh... employers LEGALLY can say anything truthful they want about why/how you left a job. SOME companies have decided they will only confirm dates employed. There's a huge difference. It's also not...
    Jan 31, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. ICU to Floor?
    I probably could have clarified- I'm not looking at changing to floor nursing. I am curious as to whether the transition would be easier because of ICU experience. I am switching jobs soon to a...
    Jan 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. ICU to Floor?
    Just out of curiosity, did the ICU nurses get floated to step down often, or was it an occasional situation? I've been floated a few times, and holy cow- I respect float pool nurses! I hate being out...
    Jan 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Advice for a new grad!
    It's not such a big deal to accept a job, and then change your mind. As long as you give the clinic notice, they should be understanding and it shouldn't affect your ability to get hired there in the...
    Jan 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. ICU to Floor?
    There are many threads about the merits of going the Nursing School -> Med Surg -> ICU route vs. Nursing School -> ICU route. However, I've never seen on here or met anyone who has gone from the ICU...
    Jan 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Vent: MD visitors who are NOT intensivists
    I wish there was a "Shut Up" button- like an "Easy" button, y'know? And when the 75 year old physician tells me my chronically critically ill patient can't possibly be adrenally insufficient I could...
    Jan 19, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  18. New grad/bad economy, bend over and take it?
    I love AAM!! She's hysterical, and brings up excellent points about not feeling like you're begging for a job everytime you interview. However. You have a choice to make. You can Choose to wait for...
    Jan 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Central line and CVP overview and medications. New grad in icu. Need ICU rn help!
    Just out of curiosity, but how do you hook up multiple gtts if you don't use a manifold? And don't you always label your lines? (unless it's just IVF or something) I tried to find a picture of the...
    Jan 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Central line and CVP overview and medications. New grad in icu. Need ICU rn help!
    I hope your preceptor is available for you to talk with about these "procedural" sort of things. I'm not sure what your hospital policy is, so I'll hold off on telling you exactly what to do, but you...
    Jan 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Nursing student unsure...in fourth semster
    Nursing is hard, hard work. You're typically caring for sick people, and sick people tend not to be nice. They often have family members who are seriously stressed out, and thus, are not very nice....
    Jan 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. "She will not die. She does not have that permission from me."
    I heard the audio clip on my way to work last night and it's been bothering me since, too. It's not the he said it all- it's that he said it to the public. He also said something to the effect of,...
    Jan 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Wife wants all-female personnel in OR.  Is this reasonable?
    First of all, I agree with squantmunkie- she's going to be anesthetized and won't be conscious to feel embarrassed. Second of all, you really should be talking to the hospital/surgeon/OR coordinator...
    Jan 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Do you think this is fair?
    I just wanted to point out that this isn't the case. Salaried employees work extra quite a bit. Our nursing manager works extra all the time when we need someone extra for staffing, because then the...
    Oct 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. How does a new grad become a CCRN?
    Actually not the most humble statement one could make.
    Sep 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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