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  1. Again... air bubbles in CVC
    Thank you!!
    Mar 12, '11
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  2. Again... air bubbles in CVC
    Because you can see air bubbles in the part of the lumen that is above the skin, the part that is visible when you flush the line.
    Mar 9, '11
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  3. Again... air bubbles in CVC
    Thank you for the answer. I should have been more specific. My question pertains to the flushing of the lumen with cap on, clamp on but with air in the lumen.
    Mar 8, '11
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  4. Again... air bubbles in CVC
    I tried to find some answers for this problem but I am still not clear: what do I do when I find air in the central line (open-ended)? Do I aspirate the air plus blood into the syringe, discard...
    Mar 7, '11
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  5. Vitamin K  used incorrectly.....INR 1.8
    I agree with kayty. I assume that there is a confusion between < and >. It happens often, that is why "less than" and "greater than" should be used ( i have a feeling that this is the legal way)
    Mar 4, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  6. heparin drip before an EGD??
    I agree with DeLana. The iv Heparin has a much shorter half life (30-60 min), allowing for a window of decresed risk for bleeding (and increased risk for clotting) when the EGD can be performed...
    Mar 4, '11
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  7. should nurses mask or not mask during endoscopy?
    We do not wear masks for colonoscopies, only for bronchoscopies. I like to wear goggles during all procedures. What is your Clinical Coordinator's rationale?
    Mar 4, '11
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  8. GI lab phase2 recovery room
    Sorry, but what is phase 1 and phase 2? Are patients divided into phase 1 and 2 based on their level of sedation?
    Mar 4, '11
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  9. Education in the GI lab
    We seriously lack any type of education/inservices in our Endoscopy unit. I am willing to educate myself but the access to online GI journals comes with a price attached. How often are the education...
    Mar 4, '11
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  10. Advice w/ administering meds
    I am just going to add: do frequent assessments (BP, resp, level of consciuosness, O2 sat...) and have Oxygen and reversal agents ready (Narcan, Anexate)
    Oct 27, '10
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  11. Drug Calulation Problem
    2 mg.
    Oct 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Nurse:Patient ratio
    Obviously, the scope of practice for LPNs is different in BC. The fact that your Charge does not have an assignment makes a huge difference too.
    Oct 26, '10
    Forum: International Nursing
  13. Electrolyte and Mineral Replacement
    I have not heard of this type of protocols either. I tink that it would be difficult to treat electrolyte and mineral imbalances by following protocols keeping in mind that that are so many...
    Oct 26, '10
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  14. ACLS
    Hello everyone, Does everyone who works in Endo is ACLS certified? I am not (work in Canada) Thanks!
    Oct 26, '10
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  15. Future of endoscopy nursing?
    [quote=GoNightingale;4530961] It is still less physically ,mentally and emotionally draining than Med/Surg. I think that the future for Endo looks great with the increase need for screening. I...
    Oct 26, '10
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  16. Nurse:Patient ratio
    Thank you for your reply. I work in Vancouver. Our LPN's do not deal with any intravenous treatments either. We have a PCC for the day shift. The charge nurse for the evening and night shift is one...
    Oct 26, '10
    Forum: International Nursing
  17. Vitamin K  used incorrectly.....INR 1.8
    I would also check with the Pharmacist. They can also give you advice.
    Oct 26, '10
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  18. Nurse:Patient ratio
    Hello everyone, I was wondering what is the RN to patient ratio on your unit. I work on a surgical unit and we have 1 Rn to 4 patients for the day shif, 1 to 5 for evenings. Also do you have LPN's...
    Oct 26, '10
    Forum: International Nursing
  19. Fecal Transplant
    We stopped it for the same reason:lack of protocols.
    Aug 8, '09
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  20. colonoscopy, bronchoscopy and bloodthinners
    -You should check with the Dr. before withholding any bloodthinners. Usually the Warfarin is withheld 7 days pre procedure. ASA 81mg can be given even the day before the procedure. It really depends...
    May 9, '09
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  21. PICCs
    Sorry, I meant to say that heparin is used for the open-ended PICC's
    May 9, '09
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  22. Heparin Flush - 100 units/ml or 10units/ml
    How many mls of each do you use?
    May 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. PICCs
    We use different syringes (10cc's only) for each port (risk of cross contamination as mentioned above). We flush PiCC lines (that are not in use) only with NS and only once a week (additional heparin...
    May 9, '09
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  24. Colonoscopy Drugs and alternatives
    We use Versed and Fentanyl. I have not seen too many patients with major adverse reactions to Versed. Some of these patients do not have amnesia and in a few cases they had a paradoxical reaction to...
    May 9, '09
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  25. Fecal Transplant
    It was done last week for the first time in our clinic by one of the GI Dr.s. The "donor" was the patient's daughter and the stool was "administered" during the colonoscopy.Apparently it was...
    May 9, '09
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing


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