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  1. Tylenol IV
    I'm aware that ofirmev doesn't have to be a substitute. I was trying to offer an example in that if you want NSAID coverage and you believe the increased bleeding risk mantra with relation to single...
    Sep 20, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  2. Tylenol IV
    Ketorolac (TORADOL) isn't contraindicated in all of those cases. You should reduce dose from 30mg to 15mg when the pt has elevated renal numbers, or delayed creatinine clearance. It also is not...
    Sep 20, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  3. General anesthesia for a cath?
    We perform general anesthesia for an average of one heart cath/cath lab procedure per week...perhaps a little less. Possible indications include intolerance to sedatives/narcs, extreme...
    Apr 20, '09
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  4. Difference between Nurse Anesthesia School and Nursing School???
    Honestly, it's like comparing apples and lightbulbs. They are in no way similar, except that they are both in the field of nursing (barely, IMO). I never opened a book for my BSN - only had to...
    Dec 22, '08
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  5. CRNA's: What luxuries did you allow yourself after graduating and starting work ?
    I plan to pay back student loans. That is a luxury that I have yet to afford myself.
    Dec 22, '08
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  6. dexmetatomadine
    Yes and no. It is a central A2 agonist, but at high doses (>2mcg/kg) it loses its selectivity and you get an A1 agonism that will cause hypertension and reflex bradycardia.
    Dec 22, '08
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  7. Just took CRNA boards - help
    I have heard of people taking all 170 and passing, and I have heard of people taking 100 and failing. The computer will shut off when you either prove your competence or prove your incompetence. ...
    Nov 4, '08
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  8. Who wants a bicarb question?
    Bicarb accounts for 50% of the body's buffering system. When a patient is in a low output state, lactic acidosis, or anaerobic metabolism, increases. The increase in acid content will cause a...
    Nov 4, '08
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  9. Question from a student - DOBUTAMINE
    Pretty much the right info is given here. Dobutamine has historically been considered a strong B1-selective agonist. Now however, that opinion has changed slightly. (Goodman and Gilman's The...
    Nov 4, '08
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  10. Blood Patch
    I have done 8-10 of them over the past year, and honestly it is a pretty cool concept. 90% get relief almost immediately, and 90% of the remaining 10% get relief with the second attempt. Its really...
    Aug 7, '08
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  11. UAB anyone
    The Montgomery interviews this year will be in Montgomery at Baptist South. This is the first time that the Baptist and Jackson staffs have been involved in the interviewing process for the...
    Dec 19, '07
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  12. Things you must have for CRNA school
    Beer. Lots of free time. The resolve of an iron curtain.
    Jun 2, '07
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  13. Career change: Lawyer to CRNA.
    It would be the same path as anyone else. Nursing degree (BSN or ADN with an appropriate bachelor's degree) then some ICU experience, GRE within five years, and good grades. That will equal an...
    Apr 9, '07
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  14. Question about CRNA program admissions criteria.
    1. Grades do matter, but there is a school somewhere that will take almost anyone with reasonable grades. You just have to find that school. At my program, the C would be "frowned upon," but that...
    Apr 9, '07
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  15. UAB Jackon, MS??
    100% front loaded means that your are completely finished with the coursework (didactic) before you matriculate into the clinical setting. Any percentrage front loaded is the percentage of the...
    Apr 9, '07
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  16. Ventilators
    My interview didnt require a single clinical question. However, I think as an ICU nurse you would need to know the difference between SIMV, AC, and CMV. That would be a good start to read up on. ...
    Apr 6, '07
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  17. UAB Jackon, MS??
    UAB is 70% front loaded. You would have to be in Bham from August until end of May. Rotations start in late may/early june. From there, the classes are all through web-based distance learning. ...
    Apr 6, '07
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  18. First intubation today...
    nailed it. Drinks are on me. OETT #2 went just as well. Good day for me!
    Apr 6, '07
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  19. GRNA Question
    That depends entirely on your state. Some states will allow you to practive for up to one year under the license of another CRNA. That will probably be cumbersome for your employer, though, who...
    Mar 10, '07
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  20. Is CRNA a solid career?
    I am in CRNA school now...so brand be "babe in the woods", whatever, but for some reason I feel compelled to give you my opinions. 1. CRNAs arent going anywhere. Thanks to the hard work that has...
    Feb 15, '07
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  21. Queasy during surgery??? :/
    I used to say the same thing. Weak stomach was the reason I cited for not following through on going to medical school after my first bachelors degree. However, after seeing a few surgeries and...
    Feb 15, '07
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  22. need help with intraop steriod coverage
    Hydocortisone is what we were taught to use to for supplementation preferentially over methyprednisone. Methylprednisone dosage should be 125mg IV, but up to 500mg with kidney transplants. ...
    Feb 15, '07
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  23. UAB-Fall 2007
    Gator is right...some of the other sites havent completed their interviews. Last year, we didnt get any info from UAB until around May, I think. I know it was late. When you get the...
    Feb 3, '07
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  24. School and Path help!
    Thats pretty much the paty that you should follow. Most programs now require a BSN and some experience. That is the way that I went and it is working out for me well, thus far. You need to get...
    Feb 3, '07
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  25. UAB letter
    I am sure you will all do fine. BAMA check your fleeking email, mon. I wish some of you had gotten ambitious last year, but instead of having someone to suffer through school with me, I have a...
    Oct 30, '06
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry


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