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  1. Intralipid (20%) infusion administration
    Thanks so much for the reference...I wasn't even aware of this resource! I'll check in over there as well. Since initially posting this, I took this problem (with a couple other nurses) to a...
    May 28, '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  2. Intralipid (20%) infusion administration
    Thanks for the responses. googabin02: I'm surprised that they run alone all the time. We routinely run lipids with Laxis or fentanyl +/- a few other drips. We also run TPN with the manifold/drips....
    Nov 27, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  3. Pediatric cardiac surgery ICU nurses, anyone?
    I also work in a cardiac PICU, and know 10-15 people (MDs and RNs) who've all done work with ICHF or other organizations. Some hospitals even sponsor the trips. It's a cool experience from what...
    Nov 27, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  4. National Certification for PICU other than CCRN
    CCRN-P is pretty much the gold standard for PICU certification. Even my friends who work on the floors say that CPN is very, very well-child focused. It's basic pediatric things that should arleady...
    Nov 27, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  5. Intralipid (20%) infusion administration
    Hi PICU nurses, I have a question regarding practice in your unit about intralipid infusions (20% fat emulsion). Do you run them independently of the PN (if PN is also on board)? Do you run them...
    Nov 27, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  6. Feeling down; Received first bad evaluation
    Good luck, dankat! It sounds like you have a good head on your shoulders.
    Nov 6, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  7. Question about zeroing lines
    I think part of the orientation and reeducation of RNs in an ICU should include a basic physics overview. And why we do what we do. I don't like how a lot of people do things out of habit or "just...
    Nov 1, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  8. Dedicated med lines
    The only thing I'll add to what janfrn said (as my unit is quite similar): The med lines we use have a slide-clamp. We recently (2 years ago?) standardized its location to be between the tubing...
    Nov 1, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  9. Question about zeroing lines
    What she said...hahaha! Janfrn, I wish I worked with you. I have a lot of coworkers who think that a patient who has moved, or changed bed position, or sat up, needs to have their pressure lines...
    Nov 1, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  10. PICU Practicum
    How awesome for you! Congratulations! PICU is an amazing place to be for learning. I hope that the unit gets you involved and loving PICU. As for advice, I would say start off with what you...
    Nov 1, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  11. Feeling down; Received first bad evaluation
    Like everyone else has mentioned, 8 weeks is such a short period of time in the grand scheme of things! The orientation the new hires on my unit get STARTS at 8 weeks, and goes from there. It's...
    Nov 1, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  12. Moving to LA area... advice on hospitals?
    Hi ekr15, I also work at CHLA full-time, as well as a per diem (3x/month) in a PICU by where I live. It's true that CHLA doesn't pay top dollar, but you can comfortably live in LA with what you'll...
    Nov 1, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  13. Abused children in your PICU
    One of the reasons I work strictly CTICU - at least the injuries (defects in this case) are not inflicted by another human being. Well, unless you count in vitro gone wrong, which happens quite a...
    Oct 18, '10
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  14. Precedex gtts in the PICU
    I work in a CV (CT) peds ICU and we use Precedex (dexmedetomadine) quite frequently on the hard-to-sedate post-op children. We're a large center on the West Coast and do a lot of cases. I've found...
    Oct 18, '10
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  15. ANY CVICUs/ICUs hiring new grads?
    The hospital in which I work hires new grads into a 22-week long "RN Residency." It's amazing! It's a pediatric teaching hospital (Magnet status). Send me a PM if you're interested in more...
    Apr 26, '10
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  16. How many patient's do you normally have?
    I work in a peds CTICU. My state regulates that pediatric nurses never get more than 4 patients. And in the ICU, you won't get more than 2 patients. A pair (2 pts.), though, tends to be more work...
    Apr 26, '10
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  17. RN ethical dilemma
    I am with this poster. Education is central to our profession. Persuasion and coercion are nasty weeds that find their way in. I've seen (and I think we all know) the difference. Scaring a...
    Apr 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Is med-surg really the best place to start as a new grad?
    Hi there! Congratulations on almost finishing! What a great accomplishment :) I am going to disagree with the previous posters, with some conditions. If you live in a large metropolitan area,...
    Apr 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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