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  1. Whats the most blood products you've given in a shift?
    self-inflicted GSW to chest...to OR...not a drip...back in unit x 10 minutes...Mt. St Helens erupted....40+ blood products in addition to 6 autotransfusions from the CT's...actually emptied 8...
    Mar 2, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  2. code blue question
    It is not that I doubt your story however it is I doubt the actual hemodynamics. Your patient's heart was beating if they were breathing...There might have been no discernable peripheral pulse yet...
    Mar 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. code blue question
    NeoNurse...absolutely 100% impossible to have NO PULSE and BREATHE...you are dead....dead people do not breathe!!
    Mar 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Online RN-BSN and CRNA School Questions
    Wow....I stand corrected...thank you for the information....and to those have read any of this post....PMFB-RN is abolutely 100% right...there are schools that do not require a BSN in order to get...
    Feb 22, '11
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  5. Nurses Who Took CCRN in 2010
    took the old test and used the videos passed it easily....4 of my colleagues took the "new" test and used the videos in addition to the pass the ccrn book....they all passed just fine...they...
    Feb 21, '11
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  6. Online RN-BSN and CRNA School Questions
    Although the "no BSN" might be true in this poster's state...I have NEVER heard of a program that does not require a BSN...might have been the case years ago but now i just can't imagine that there...
    Feb 21, '11
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  7. Help please- New Grad Resume for surg/trauma ICU
    Would highly disagree that you have to "PAY YOUR DUES"....that is completey baseless and untrue.....more often than not i would prefer to train the novice nurse as they do not have "bad" habits to...
    Feb 19, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  8. Accepted to CRNA school w/ Online BSN?
    Hey there...agree with all the above posters...obtained my ADN and then got my BSN online through UNC-Chapel Hill.... there wasn't ANY issue of my degree not being accepted as it is an "acutal"...
    Feb 19, '11
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  9. CRNA school after bankruptcy
    you may want to check on the ability to take out student loans once you have delcared bankruptcy....i wasn't aware that you would still be eligible..... Save...save....save....one other commentor...
    Feb 16, '11
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  10. code blue question
    Umm...you may want to read a bit more...it is phyiscally impossible to be breathing and have no pulse....FYI... Good rule of thumb is if YOU THINK you need to call a code...then by all means do...
    Feb 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Possible future CRNA with no swan experience?
    I would agree with the above two posters that Swanz aren't used AS much anymore, however that is pertinent to ICU care NOT the OR. Many of my CRNA friends have said that they end up floating a swan...
    Feb 10, '11
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  12. Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia interview
    GPA 3.93; 6 YEARS EXP Surgical Trauma ICU; 425 MAT.... Although I have not started yet, August is coming quick and I can't wait. I will say that you need good ICU experience. The area you live...
    Feb 5, '11
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  13. My situation, and getting into CRNA school. Do I have a shot?
    Quite honestly, if you can find a hospital that has a new grad critical care program then by all means go for it, if you have the means....Cannot stress that enough.....There are numerous programs...
    Jan 30, '11
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  14. My situation, and getting into CRNA school. Do I have a shot?
    Your GPA is fine...get either Surigal/Trauma ICU or CardioVascular ICU experience....if you have time get your CCRN cert.... 4 years is pefect amount of time. Highly recommend to get your debt under...
    Jan 29, '11
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  15. IV drip dose error
    You should have told the RN that you were saving the other 135mcg for him or her to calm down with and furthermore don't ever call you at home for something that #1. can be found on the...
    Jan 28, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  16. Are There Differences in Degree Titles?
    CRNA=CRNA=CRNA whether or not you got your degree from Harvard or Billy Bob's school of nurse anesthesia....as long as you are liscensed and qualified....
    Jan 9, '11
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  17. When to call in sick to the SICU
    only on days ending in "y"...... if your sick your sick....don't pass it on...
    Jan 9, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  18. CRNA harder than RN school?
    hahahhaha...well said and so unbelievably true
    Jan 2, '11
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  19. need some encouragement
    DON'T PLACE ME IN YOUR NERUO ICU THEN!!!!!!! So how do you control your icp's then if they aren't responsive to mannitol or draining from the a catheter? Have worked in a Surgical Trauma...
    Dec 31, '10
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  20. Do online RN-BSN programs lower chances of acceptance to CRNA schools?
    Should not play a part in decision as long as your school is accredited. I have my BSN from UNC- Chapel Hill (RN-BSN) and was accepted without a problem
    Dec 31, '10
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  21. UNC Chapel hill vs. ECU (online RN-BSN program)
    have done both....I obtained my BSN through UNC online...did the one year option....a lot of papers and one semester of community health clinicals....you take a physical assessment class and must...
    Dec 21, '10
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  22. Becoming a CRNA
    Yes, you are right that i did not mean EVERYWHERE....If anyone took that literally ,***ahemmm*** , then don't. I WAS ACCEPTED after applying to 5 schools. hahah my gosh....you honestly believe you...
    Dec 21, '10
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  23. Becoming a CRNA
    the moderator is right....no need to get a MSN first by any means...Biased here however a Surgical Trauma ICU I feel is great for the experience needed for school. You get all kinds of cases post/op...
    Dec 21, '10
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  24. Question about CRNA admissions.  High science GPA/average overall GPA.
    dude...you'll be fine....just get a year or two of ICU experience.... above a 1000 on the GRE, concentrate on Quant section the most....with your chem and physics background, quite honestly you...
    Dec 17, '10
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  25. ICU hold in ED, baffeled
    Not a bad thought however I honestly would doubt his SvO2 was 46...that is pretty low...I guess it could be as his temp was high and if he wasn't oxygenating very well....maybe...however I would...
    Dec 16, '10
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing


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