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  1. fentanyl dosing on a vent
    Where I work its pretty standard for intubated patients to be on both a fentanyl drip ( use mcg/hr) and propofol. We generally start fentanyl at 50-100 mcg/hr and adjust from there. That being said...
    Oct 9, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  2. Peer Evaluations- Venting
    I personally don't agree with peer evaluations, they are all my hospital bases anything on. On my last review they had given my review to a couple nurses I didn't get along with on a personal level...
    Apr 22, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. What's the craziest thing a patient or family member has said to you?
    I work in trauma now and so there are very few stories that shock me anymore. However when I was in school I worked as an aide on a GI surgery floor. We had a patient who had a lot of GI problems (i...
    Nov 1, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. On vacation but thinking about work...
    I just got back from vacation, I went to visit family in Myrtle Beach. I was staying with my aunt, counsin and my cousin's kids. I got to my aunt's house and all I wanted to do was go jump in the...
    Jul 26, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  5. Heparin and anemia
    It depends on why they want the patient on heparin, is it a heparin drip or sub-q heparin. Our Dr's will often keep giving a patient sub-q heparin if they are anemic but no signs of bleeding. I've...
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  6. Bathing Pts Question
    we are intense about bathing patients in my icu. when patients are admitted they get bathed, when they come back from the OR they are bathed, literally one nurse is hooking the patient up to the...
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  7. Central line placement left IJ
    I didn't have this happen with an IJ, but they placed an introducer into my patient's groin and it went into the femoral artery instead of the vein. We had to go based off gases, the patient had an...
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  8. New Grad interested in Trauma
    I got hired as a new grad into a level 1 trauma center trauma icu and can't picture myself working anywhere else. I applied to probably over 150 jobs before I got this one (i was applying all over...
    Jun 30, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  9. Need some advice
    I have been working as a nurse in a level 1 trauma icu for almost a year now. There is a nurse who started only a couple months after me and while giving her report the other day I told her the...
    Jun 24, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. New grad hired into Trauma ICU in a Level 1 Trauma hospital
    I graduated nursing school last year and started in the trauma icu, I only had 5 1/2 weeks of orientation, we were short staffed and they felt i was ready for my own assigment. During my orientation...
    Jun 24, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  11. Morphine PCA
    The hospital I work at only the patient or RN are allowed to push the button, we actually had a incidence on a floor at my hospital a few years ago when i was doing my clinicals here as a nursing...
    Jun 6, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric

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