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  1. Baby RN's running ICU?!!
    Unfortunately, it seems this is the trend in healthcare. Hospitals don't want to continue to pay experienced nurses- it's cheaper to train nurses. Not safer- just cheaper- at least that's the way I...
    Apr 12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  2. NEW RN!!
    Congratulations!!!
    Apr 12
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  3. To blood sugar or not to blood sugar.  That is the question.
    So here's the thing... I have done numerous papers and alot of research about this topic (not tube feeding specifically- but it ties in). If a patient is in the ICU, there is already a reason to do...
    Apr 12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  4. Most drips at once
    annie.rn- I'm like you- I want them all labeled and pretty- so I know what's where and it's not a spaghetti mess
    Apr 12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  5. Axillary IABP
    Are you referring the secure to the patient? We use 12 inch Tegaderms and of course the MD sutures to the leg.Then the helium line should run parallel to the patient.
    Apr 12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  6. ccrn
    I did the Laura Gasparis DVD's and questions from her book. I did them nonstop for 3 weeks, had been in ICU 1 year and passed. It depends on alot of things. Are you a good test taker? Do you...
    Apr 12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  7. DDAVP administration with fresh hearts
    Our hearts routinely come out with Amicar. DDAVP is kinda a last resort- if bleeding doesn't stop with FFP and Plt's, they'll go to cryo, then DDAVP- if it doesn't stop then- they go back to OR
    Apr 12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  8. Joint commission and their ridiculous mandates
    The funny thing is JACHO found that their own standards inhibit the ability of nurses to care for patients and their own inspections create part of the problem in health care. That's why I have left...
    Dec 5, '14
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  9. ratio's with induced hypothermia patients
    Poll: Are your induced hypothermia patients kept 1:1 throughout cooling/maintenance and rewarming? Thanks in advance :)
    May 27, '14
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  10. help me figure out what happened :/
    Though what everyone else has said could quite possibly seem feasible. I am more inclined to think (though without labs, trending vitals, and pt history, it's a guess) someone who is in renal failure...
    Oct 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. New RN, 3 weeks into orientation, total screw up.
    Nugget...As with everyone else (for the most part)...Inexperience does not mean you screwed up...The Dilaudid...I don't know that I wouldn't have given it...Yes it can cause respiratory...
    Aug 13, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. What have I gotten myself into.....?
    Lgood, I don't think it really depends what unit you start out on- I think we all feel that overwhelming sense of OMG!! How am I going to do this and did I make a mistake. Relax, take a deep...
    Jul 16, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Can someone PLEEEEASE explain INSULIN DRIPS?
    H_2_0 There are alot of things at play here. 1) as most everyone here has said, the insulin drip is not really to bring down the blood sugar ( I mean it does, but that is not the primary...
    Apr 25, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  14. CVICU Nurses
    The Hospital website or career sites like career builder or monster. One thing that bothered me when I looked on the career sites was it was very vague about expectations, pay ranges, and shifts...
    Mar 28, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  15. Shift Change
    [font='comic sans ms']though there still may be times when no one can get there- my hospital went to cna's coming in 15 minutes earlier (and they get off 15 minutes earlier)..that way report is...
    Jan 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. BKAT-Critical Care
    i took it, no preparation- it was cake. it's a few med compatibilities, acls, rhythms, prioritization, lines, hemodynamics...stuff like that....
    Jan 10, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  17. The strangest thing you've ever seen on an x-ray?
    We did a bronch on a guy who came in with "resp distress"...found a $1 and cocaine residue...had a post op a few days ago...a VERY large sweet potato stuck in the rectum...smh...as said before...we...
    Jan 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  18. PICC Line Clarification
    ok- so here's the low down.... some picc lines are cut to the length for the specific patients- thought not all. here's are clue...if it is a power picc (mostly used in acute care) they are not...
    Jan 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. CCRN Exam
    [font="comic sans ms"]it sounds to me like you are well prepared. i didn't do half of what you have and i passed. don't fret...it is actually played up as a much harder test than it really is. i'm...
    Nov 29, '11
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  20. What "qualifies" a patient to be admitted to ICU
    [font="comic sans ms"]i agree...an md order is an md order and if that's what they write, then that's what they get and let admin fight it out with the md...however...etoh of 398 would be something...
    Oct 2, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  21. What "killed" the patient EICU or the nurse and alarm fatigue.....
    [font="comic sans ms"]i honestly think this is an unfortunate result of alot of different sources. what isn't in that article is 1) how many patients that rn was assigned 2) were there any...
    Sep 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Student RN needing help!
    [font="comic sans ms"]all i have to say is wow!!! i do believe it says interview...yes, that does imply face to face- yet as a student who worked fulltime, managed school, and had children- i...
    Sep 29, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  23. To DKA or not to DKA, that is the question...
    Agreed...had one like this last week- MD refused to D/C insulin gtt, pt had FSBS on 40....pushing d50 all day until doc finally decides.."oh, well maybe thats a little low"....UGH:banghead: Gave...
    Sep 28, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  24. New Nursing Student
    [font="comic sans ms"] [font="comic sans ms"]understand that an is a site for nurses to talk to other nurses who can understand what the situation/problem/anger/joy/fear is...no one can understand...
    Sep 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. What "qualifies" a patient to be admitted to ICU
    [font="comic sans ms"] [font="comic sans ms"]i should have clarified- this came up at work this weekend. i got an admit from er- and od "polysubstance abuse". no gtt, no vent, pt on room air..... so...
    Sep 27, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing


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