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  1. How do you deal w/ friends & family members about your career choice?
    Reeya, Im so sorry that you have to deal with this. I suppose the only advise I have is you know what you want. You can see how to get to a point to take care or patients the way you want to w/o...
    Jan 26, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  2. FNP vs ACNP...brain vs heart.
    Thank you so much for posting this question. Mmcmarsh I am in what I feel is the exact same position as you are. The only advise...comfort that I've some up with is in Illinois(where I live) I do...
    Jan 26, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  3. Epocrates Essentials
    I too had problems with Blackberrys and programs. I got an SD card and loaded the program to that. I've also talked to others and they say to clear your messages. OP: I just got a free trial to...
    Aug 26, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  4. Baptism by Fire!!
    Sweet!!!!!:up:
    Jun 16, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  5. Question: Give blood AND heparin?
    I think you were right to question it. If there was no clear cut answer then yes you need to go up the "food" chain to someone with more letters behind their name. Personally I think the RN was mad...
    May 22, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  6. NP residency/fellowship
    As the link implies this one is at Mayo...looks interesting http://www.mayo.edu/mshs/np-career.html
    May 9, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. Who draws the blood at your hospital?
    Here is my :twocents:...I've worked in two different hospitals one a community hospital and the other Level I trauma w/ an active CABG program. In the community hospital the techs draw blood. It...
    Apr 17, '10
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  8. sharing
    Ok so...I am not sharing much news at work yet just because I'm not sure how people will react...so ya'll are the ones!!! I GOT INTO UIC ACNP!!!! Here I come Fall 10!
    Apr 17, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  9. Things you would like the ICU to understand
    I just went back and read some of the other posts (suppose I should have before reposting). Just keep in mind that not all ICU nurses are the same just as not all ED nurses are the same. I tend to...
    Apr 9, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Things you would like the ICU to understand
    This is why I pointed out every place was different. By special psych room I mean one build so the walls are more or less indestructible and a locked door. As long as they are not hurting...
    Apr 9, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. FNP in the ED?
    The ED is really an interesting place which is why so many of us flock to it. There have been several post on this subject but here is a summation from what I recall... FNP are good for the fact...
    Apr 9, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  12. Atropine for ABD Pain?
    atropine is an anticholinergic. And why not try to give them something instead of the good ole standbys...maybe then they dont need to be admitted.
    Apr 2, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Things you would like the ICU to understand
    Wow...not every place is the same. If it'd be helpful for me to come got my pt then tell me that but I'd prefer not to leave THE other nurse in the unit alone. If the psychs are causing you...
    Apr 1, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. Emergency Nurse Practitioner programs?
    If places are doing a dual degree why would a PNP not work instead of a FNP? ACNP are for adults w/ both chronic and acute so I would think that would work for adult edu needs.
    Apr 1, '10
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  15. Things you would like the ICU to understand
    Why or when ED and ICU started having conflicts I am not sure. I do get frustrated with the argument of "we take whatever whenever." Sorry to point out that is what an ED is for. I have taken...
    Mar 28, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Sketchy propofol dosing
    Last I checked conscious sedation does not include a level deep enough to render the pt to the point of apnea. Were the fent & versed titrated or bolus dosed? If it seems that the MD pushing the...
    Mar 28, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. Confused on EMT-B?????
    Dear OP- Basics learn assessment and basically the down and dirty of primary trauma management and medical calls. I worked for a Private ambulance in chicago 5 yrs ago. I started out at $9.50...as...
    Mar 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. wing helicopter down this am
    Thoughts and prayers to friends and families of those brave men and women.
    Mar 27, '10
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  19. How much lorazepam have you given....
    Off the lorazepam but...is anyone using precedex for ETOH wd? And holy cow I can't believe (i really can) how much people have to give!!
    Mar 20, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  20. Passed ACNP exam
    Can ACNP get certified through AACN also? If so, are they any quicker?
    Mar 20, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  21. Levophed vs. Neo
    Agreed that a Midline is probably better than a standard peripheral but I am under the impression that mid lines are not central
    Mar 14, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  22. ET size HELP!
    I caution nurses from "rocking the boat" because a code sheet was not filled out...if it was not a code when the pt got intubated then there would not be a code sheet...at least at my facility
    Mar 14, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  23. Levophed vs. Neo
    I'm hoping that there was a typo or something that I missed because a manager asking if levophed to replace lidocaine...um wow.
    Mar 14, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  24. paramedic nursing
    Gavins Dad, If you want to be a Paramedic in Illinois then I believe you must take a Paramedic class and testing. In Illinois there is what is call a Prehospital RN (PHRN) and they typically...
    Feb 10, '10
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  25. Levophed vs. Neo
    As far as why Neo isn't being used more...I think like one of the previous posters said it depends on the providers training. I worked in a busy/high acuity med/surg ICU w/ CABG pt and we used Neo...
    Jan 31, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing


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