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  1. beta blockers
    can anyone tell me what kind of half life beta blockers have? both oral and IV!
    Apr 28, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  2. tachycardia
    thanks everyone..it helps to have it broken down after reading diff txt books :)
    Apr 27, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  3. tachycardia
    hi can anyone explain what a narrow complex tachycardia means? what is different from sinus tachy?
    Apr 26, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  4. temporary pacing
    Hi can anyone explain what the threshold means in transvenous pacing. I had a patient being externally paced and i didnt understand what was meant by voltage and threshold. Someone tried...
    Feb 18, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  5. flecanide
    Just a quick question about the use of flecanide..i understand what the drug is used for...just wandering if a side effect can be hypotension or bradycardia? I had a patient on it with low hr and...
    Jan 29, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  6. calculating heart rate
    Thankyou. Can you use the 6 second strip method if the rhytm is iregular?
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  7. calculating heart rate
    Hi..im starting to learn ecg interpretation. Can anyone explain a good way to calculate heart rate from a ecg?
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  8. How to Deal with the Chaos of Med/Surg
    I work in the u.k..and when i worked in stroke i would look after 12 patients a shift..often at night i would have 21 patients and i would be the only trained member of staff with 2 care...
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  9. bp in heart failure
    Im finding it very confusing on deciding whether to give a patient IV diuretics and ace inhibitors when there bp is lower...im used to worrying when a pt bp was below a 100 systolic but this is quite...
    Jan 14, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  10. bp in heart failure
    Thanks for the help :) how would you assess whether a patient in heart failure needed dobutamine? Would this be looking at bp and blood results? For example renal function?
    Jan 14, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  11. central lines
    So on my shift today i had a patient with a central line. Ive never had to nurse a patient with one before. Just wandering about what i need/ should no about them?
    Jan 14, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  12. Blood Transfusion
    Stop the infusion...would you flush the cannula though?
    Jan 14, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  13. bp in heart failure
    Hi...was just wandering why a lower bp is prefered in heart failure?
    Jan 9, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  14. new to ccu
    Hi ive been in ccu for 2 months now after working 2 years in stroke. Im finding it very hard to adjust and come away thinking im a failure and out of my depth. Has anyone else felt like this? Any...
    Jan 8, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac


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