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  1. Defibrillator Pads- WHERE??
    So we do not have a policy since every patient is different and every case is different. I'll start with an EP study and Right sided Device placement- We usually have Right IJ Access for our CS...
    Aug 12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  2. Criteria for Pacemaker insertion?!
    Should the patient get a pacemaker? Not sure, in the future, most likely she will if they canont find an underlying cause of her bradycardia. It very well could be related to Hypothyroidism but if...
    Jul 7
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  3. Should a student nurse take ACLS?
    I teach to ACLS to a group of fourth year nursing students every spring. These studnets usually do a great job and have so much fresh knowledge in their heads that they do very well. It is not going...
    May 16
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  4. Cath Lab:Panning the Table
    Here in Virginia. Anyone can pan as long as it is an RT or MD on the pedal. Nurses are allowed to scrub with a doc but an RT has to be in the department if radiation safety issues arrise. Panning is...
    May 9
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  5. Decrease in volume of Cath Lab cases?
    In our local hospital we have seen an increase in our cath cases as well as EP. We are a midsize community hospital but we are also at many local events in the community to spread the word about...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  6. cardiac catheterization
    The purpose of accessing the artery and not the vein is to obtain access to the left side of the heart. The coronaries lie just above the aortic valve, so in order to see the heart arteries it has to...
    Apr 5
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  7. Cardiac Cath Lab heparin dosages
    In our CCL we use 2000 units in 1 liter NS for our flush bags. If we need to give the patient any Heparin for a PCI or Radial access the Doc gives IA. Our Hopsital is really trying to be proactive...
    Jan 29
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  8. Cannabis and Healthcare 2014
    The problem with how we legalized marijuana in our country is really an issue. Everyone says tax it and end the war on drugs save money and make money. Win Win. Not the case in Colorado and...
    Jan 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. why so many puncture sites with tavr and ablations?
    So with most ablations there are several catheters placed in the heart all at once. Most of these are for diagnostic and pacing reasons. The Right IJ is usually a 7fr sheath that is placed for a...
    Nov 11, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  10. Cath Lab Staffing
    On my end in Virginia, we have two nurses always for STEMIs. One is always the circulator and usually the Monitor. Our RTs are the scrubs for the Docs. During the day though when we have more staff...
    Oct 7, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  11. Meet the nurse running a $13 billion health system
    It is important to have a nurse up top, as well as business persons, doctors, etc. What I like most is how she mentions the lack of clinical knowledge of most persons that are making decisions that...
    Sep 9, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  12. How long before a cardiac cath?
    From the sounds of things, but not knowing to full story. I would say that someone dropped the ball on this one. With a + ECG, + Wall motion abnormalities and sudden increase in Trop+. I would say he...
    Jul 18, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  13. How long before a cardiac cath?
    I agree with Christie, be sure to note if the patient actually had a STEMI. A troponin of 11 is high and usually not seen in an Acute MI, because the it hasn't had time to be created yet. Those high...
    Jul 18, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  14. Dropping Magnet
    gypsyd8 - I am sorry that you feel offended by my comment towards MSN nurses in our area but it is true for us. I have had my MSN for three years now, but only for teaching. I can say to you that I...
    Jun 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Dropping Magnet
    You took the words out of my mouth. Anymore when I hear MSN, I usually shudder at all the stupid, pointless, and meaningless things that will change in a hospital then watch it crumble because those...
    Jun 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Pacer and Defibrillators
    Although our EP has mentioned which he would like to use, we still need to make decisions not on prefernece, price, deals, etc. It really should be based on patient safety and long term health care...
    Jun 18, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  17. Pacer and Defibrillators
    We are currently setting up an EP lab with our new cath lab renovations. This will include ablations, and insertion of pacers/devices. I am having a lot of trouble trying to find information...
    Jun 17, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  18. "Unstoppable" oozing from angio site.
    Actually we go and place L/E on the floor very often, usually when a dressing has been removed as well as the scab plug. All one needs is a MD order. It is very easy and effective.
    May 15, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  19. "Unstoppable" oozing from angio site.
    I have seen this multiple times especially if the patient was given any amount of Effient, Plavix, Integrilin, Angiomax, or Heparin. The tract ooze can continue for a while. What our providers like,...
    May 15, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  20. Yeah, I'm your nurse.  What, I don't look like a nurse?
    The best was a cute little old lady with dementia that asked me how long I had been a male nurse, Reply: Well I have been a nurse for 9 years but a male nurse for 3. She said "ohh" then started...
    Feb 27, '13
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  21. Desire to be OB RN : What can I do to strengthen my chances employment?
    Coming from a person that also was not hired on L and D. I would say get some critical care experience. L & D is not all cuddling babies and teaching breast feeding techniques. It requires skills to...
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. Triage complaints- the good, the bad, and the shocking.
    http://img.allnurses.com/misc/avatar_female.png5:58 pm by FlorenceNtheMachine 5:58 pm by FlorenceNtheMachine A member since Aug '12. FlorenceNtheMachine has 'Goose-Egg' year(s) of nursing...
    Jan 7, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. Triage complaints- the good, the bad, and the shocking.
    "My doctor told me to come in beacause I have the unstable vagina"
    Jan 7, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. Pressure Waveforms
    I am currently looking for pressure waveforms to cite for a orientation manual that I am putting together for our cath lab. My main focus involves the AO, LV, PCW, RV, RA, PA, etc. waveforms in order...
    Jan 2, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  25. ACLS? Help!
    This website is a bit overkill for what they want you to know in ACLS, but it is still good. Remeber your basics and concentrate on your lethals. V-Tach, Vib, Torsades, etc. Those are the one's that...
    Nov 19, '12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing


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