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  1. New grad position Neuro ICU or CVICU
    CVICU will serve you much better as a CRNA.
    Feb 28
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  2. CCRN
    I just passed yesterday. Used Pass CCRN question bank, Kaplan book, and AACN online review. Overall, it was difficult but just doing practice questions over and over again was the most helpful.
    Feb 28
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  3. Nursing assessments for abnormal CVP
    Our docs/NPs ultrasound the IVC to monitor fluid status. Are you sure that's not what your's are doing?
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  4. oxygen sTaturations
    Amniodarone is my pet peeve. It's AMIodarone people.
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Paracentesis.....bottle shortage
    We're using standard wall suction... How do these shortages keep coming up?
    Jan 15, '13
    Forum: Radiology Nursing
  6. Can anyone help on care plan?
    For airway I would probably do impaired gas exchange r/t COPD. Also, why were they intubated? Mental status change, blood loss? Good things to know to ensure you're finding the right care plan. Risk...
    Oct 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  7. Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses course
    I'm taking this class at the end of October. Any tips?
    Sep 27, '12
    Forum: Trauma Nursing
  8. Tidal Volume of and Adult Ambu Bag
    I don't know how much is delivered but I think adult ambus are 2000ml in the whole bag. Clearly we don't deliver that much volume - but a place to start...
    Sep 27, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  9. Clinical tidbits I wish someone would've told me.
    Also protects your eyes from splash back of blood when some is Hep C or HIV pos.
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  10. Nurses trading in drab scrubs for fashionable workwear
    That's my unit!
    Jun 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. ICU nurses: Do you check cornea reflex and  gag reflex q4h ?
    To assess corneal reflexes I start non-invasive and become more invasive if I cannot elicit a response. I start by touching their eyelashes - if they try to blink they have an intact corneal reflex....
    Jun 21, '12
    Forum: Trauma ICU
  12. Running multiple drips into one line
    I line up and connect as many 3-way stopcocks as I need for all my pressors and connect them all to the port on the CVL with a 10ml/hr carrier behind them. Everything runs into its own stopcock and...
    Jun 16, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  13. Hypothermic policy
    My hospital uses the arctic sun. I love it. You set it and it does everything automatically. Pts on the cooling protocol for cardiac arrest are usually 1:1.
    Jun 1, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  14. ICU Nurses I Didn't Know You Could Do This???
    You forgot the briefly asystolic patient when someone flushes the line without withdrawing the drug first...
    May 25, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  15. Shift differentials?
    $5.00 for evenings $7.00 for nights $4.00 for weekends
    May 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. MGH is offering new grad ICU internship for $11.44 an hour?
    There were 35 or 36 that started in the ICU program.
    Mar 26, '12
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  17. Resource/Charge
    I guess I should give a little more backstory to this. It's a brand new 18-bed Med/Surg ICU that opened in a large teaching hospital. We get everything from sepsis to large traumas. More than 1/2 the...
    Mar 24, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  18. MGH is offering new grad ICU internship for $11.44 an hour?
    I haven't heard anything about it. Most of the ICUs are fully staffed right now except our MICU but they just hired a bunch of people. I don't see anything about them opening another residency for...
    Mar 22, '12
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  19. Resource/Charge
    I've been a nurse for just under a year, new graduate in the ICU and was asked by my nurse manager to begin training for the role of resource nurse. Any tips/tricks to dealing with the politics as...
    Mar 22, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  20. How do you verify NG tube placement on your unit?
    Auscultation when placed, usually hooked to suction to view contents, confirmed by CXR/KUB. After confirmed by KUB, q4h aspirates/residuals and auscultation of air.
    Mar 22, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  21. Need help ASAP: question re: Swan
    I take all the air out of the balloon, lock the hub, empty the syringe of air, reattach the syringe and then open the hub again. This way air can escape if the balloon did not deflate all the way but...
    Mar 19, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  22. Metro Boston RN Pay
    I'm a new grad (less than a year in practice) and I make $30 and change.
    Mar 14, '12
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  23. Vital Sign & I/O Assessment frequency
    ICU: Q1h VS and I&O if stable, if titrating drips VS with every change in drips (I usually write the pressure that made me make the change and then a f/u set to show the effect); Q4 body balance;...
    Mar 8, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  24. MGH is offering new grad ICU internship for $11.44 an hour?
    Jan 7 by Alvindudley I saw a picture of all the new folks who participated in this program on facebook. Interestingly they were all young, pretty and white. Interesting, huh? ...
    Mar 8, '12
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  25. MGH is offering new grad ICU internship for $11.44 an hour?
    That's a ridiculous statement. We are a diverse group ranging in age from 20s-40s. The fact that most new graduate nurses are young seems to have escaped your attention. And in fact we have several...
    Mar 6, '12
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing


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