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  1. Why do Critical Care nurses look down their noses at Med-Surg nurses?
    I get where you're coming from as I have been to the floors as well before becoming a CCRN. Personally, I don't ask irrelevant questions. I only ask questions to get a clear picture of the situation...
    Jul 11, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  2. Running multiple drips into one line
    Id go for a manifold myself. The most important part of titrating pressors in one line/lumen is just as you thought... Not running one to a bolus and with a manifold - usually a 5-way manifold, all...
    Jul 11, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  3. Pain management post open heart surgery?
    I do understand where you're coming from about tramadol however as a drip, nausea is boiled down to a minimum since its administration goes in real slow. From experience pain associated with the...
    Jul 11, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  4. Pain management post open heart surgery?
    In our institution we use Tramadol as a drip for our post open heart patients. This is to eliminate the risk of bleeding with Toradol and to help decrease chances for drowsiness in patients for more...
    Jul 10, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  5. Understanding cardiac gtts
    Id have to agree with Cruffler. To understand the drips I guess understanding hemodynamics is essential. Understand the adrenergic receptors since those are the targets of the drips and compare the...
    Jul 10, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  6. Understanding cardiac gtts
    Id have to agree with Cruffler. Basically, the drips are chosen depending on the cause of hemodynamic instability. The drip of choice would depend whether the problem is the pump or the...
    Jul 10, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  7. Is there a max dose of Levophed?
    I happened to see this and it has been like what? 4 years?! Lol. Anyway, in our institution we use weight based computations and accdg to pharmacology literature levophed shouldn't be given more than...
    Jul 10, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing


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