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  1. Need help with a research project!!
    Since no one took me up on it last year, I will offer it here.... I want to know whether keeping the endotracheal cuff pressure less than 30 cm H2O during surgery results in a decreased...
    Sep 19, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  2. Ultrasound for art lines
    In training we were frequently called up to the ICU to place A lines in edematous impossible pts. Excellent experience!! Although we sometimes tried the Doppler to locate the pulse, I never really...
    Sep 19, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  3. Do you wish you were a MDA instead?
    Interesting thread here. Some very good argumentd from Nitecap about BSN school and the differences in clinical experience. However, less stress as a CRNA than an MDA.... me thinks not...
    Jan 13, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  4. Clinical Question
    Yes, sorry 0.06mg/kg. Thank you.
    Dec 18, '05
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  5. astromorph injection ?
    First off, the drug is astramorph. Second, although I used to push epidural narcotics back in my glory days as a med-surg nurse, knowing what I know now, I have to say it wasn't a very good idea....
    Dec 16, '05
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  6. Md's Against Crna's?
    I'm sorry, but this topic is lame and very much overdone.
    Dec 15, '05
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  7. Clinical Question
    If you have serious fade with tetany, it may be best to leave the tube in. In the afore mentioned case, I would probably max out my Neostigmine dose, which I consider to be 0.6 mg/kg, and then apply...
    Dec 15, '05
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  8. BIS Monitor
    Exactly Big Dave...so what's the point?
    Dec 1, '05
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  9. BIS Monitor
    I didn't train with the BIS, but have begun using it in my new practice. I must echo what many have said here. I just don't trust it. I would estimate that I get erroneous readings more than 10%...
    Nov 29, '05
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  10. Beta Blockade during C-section
    I don't think the question was whether Neo caused fetal comprise, but that it decreased uterine artery blood flow.
    Oct 21, '05
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  11. Local Anesthetics in Labor Epidurals
    In school, we were taught to give 5cc of LA for a 5 foot woman and then 1 cc per 2 inches of high thereafter. It wasn't long before this recipe got me into a little bit of trouble with high blocks in...
    Oct 20, '05
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  12. Anyone paying attention?
    Seems strange that a patient would suffer a respiratory arrest after 100 mcg of Fentanyl in a Post Operative environment. It seems the real issue here was more than likely inadequately trained...
    Oct 20, '05
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  13. Beta Blockade during C-section
    I gave the patient 15 mg of esmolol, bringing her HR back into the 130s. Ten minutes later she was again in the 180s complaining of feeling unwell, dizzy, and slightly SOB. I was hesitant to...
    Oct 18, '05
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  14. Beta Blockade during C-section
    Sensory block was T4. Initial pressure was 130's. Can anyone come up with a good idea not to use Esmolol?
    Oct 17, '05
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  15. Beta Blockade during C-section
    Pt in her early 20s had a history of "fast heart rates", not formally diagnosed by a physician. Becomes mildly symptomatic when it occurs at home... sits down until it goes away. During c-section...
    Oct 16, '05
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  16. What Do You Miss About Bedside Nursing?
    I also am afraid to admit that I do not miss much of anything about bedside nursing. I use my nurisng experience to quickly establish trust and rapport with the patient and all those long hard...
    Aug 7, '05
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  17. Are you happy with your job?
    It's a different kind of stress. Less physical labour to be sure... but more stressful in the reality that the patient's life is truly in your hands. Anesthesia is the big time. There's no one...
    Aug 7, '05
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  18. Using phenylephrine in spinals
    Nice!! I have never used phentlephrine in my spinals, but had thought the dose was 50 mcg. 5 mg...now that seems like a hefty dose. Very interesting and thank you for bring it to my attention.
    Jul 17, '05
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  19. Labor epidural lawsuit
    Interesting stuff. I've been lucky obviously and have had no fathers suffer injury from watching the epidural placement. I has never thought of it as a potential legal entanglement.
    Jul 17, '05
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  20. CRNAs we are losing the battle.
    The entire thing smells fishy to me...or perhaps a win based on a technicality or unclear language. So basically what we are saying is that NJ CRNAs can function independently in the hospital...
    Jul 17, '05
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  21. Clinical Doctorate in Anesthsia
    As a staunch supporter of the clinical doctorate, im surprised by the lack of support the idea receives. I think the argument that the Nurse Anesthesia profession would somehow lose out with the...
    May 28, '05
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  22. difference between Nurse Anesthetist and anesthesiologist
    Some excellent posts in this thread. I agree with yoga about the value of anesthesia. Sure, we make it look easy, but that's only because we're so damn good. I don't know too many people who...
    May 15, '05
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  23. Interesting Read
    Just finished reading the entire article. What a tragedy... Very strange why the mother was without O2 for so long, with a nurse anesthetist right there....
    May 15, '05
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  24. Interesting Read
    Very interesting case. On the surface, it does indeed to be an intravascular injection. However, as others have pointed out, a bolus of local anesthetic, in the dose used for epidurals, should not...
    May 15, '05
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  25. the adn route
    Graduate Nurse Anesthesia programs are very competitive. 7th grade....NO WAY!! 88% isnt too shabby.
    May 1, '05
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)


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