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  1. Tubing tips
    Hey all- I'm an SRNA with a little more than a year left in school, and I'm here seeking some advice with intubation technique. I started out, as did the majority of my class, using the Mac blade...
    Jan 3, '13
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  2. Need Advice About CRNA Programs
    Hi there. I would echo what gwapo said to you. It might be best to relocate AFTER you have been accepted to school, for a few reasons. UT Knoxville's CRNA program is very small if I remember...
    Jul 11, '12
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  3. What to study before anesthesia school?
    One thing I kind of wish that I had done before hand is paid more attention to the Anesthesia flow sheets on my ICU patients. (If your hospital has flowsheets) It will give you a good idea of the...
    Feb 24, '12
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  4. What to study before anesthesia school?
    I second the Morgan & Mikhail suggestion. It's a great book to get started with. However, some of it probably won't mean much to you until you start school, and are immersed in the anesthesia world....
    Feb 9, '12
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  5. Worst med error - stories?
    WOW on the IV Nimodipine... That sucks.
    Oct 13, '11
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  6. Average age of SRNA?
    Haha,- Yes, I was fortunate enough to land a job in a high acuity ICU right after graduation. I basically knew that I wanted to be a CRNA straight out of high school, so that helped me not waste...
    Oct 13, '11
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  7. Average age of SRNA?
    I am one of the youngest in my class at age 24. I think our range is from 24 to 40.
    Oct 9, '11
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  8. Anyone gotten accpeted from PACU?
    Propforall- I think you made the right decision. You will be exceptionally well rounded when you begin your program.
    Oct 6, '11
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  9. Just accepted to CRNA school or applying soon...
    Goody-- I work in a 40 bed ICU. There are probably around 10-15 open heart surgeries per week. So at LEAST once a week I am taking care of a fresh open heart patient who is still sedated and not...
    Aug 11, '11
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  10. Just accepted to CRNA school or applying soon...
    I'm leaving for school next month, and currently have 2 years 4 months experience. At the time I interviewed I had almost 1.5 years.I have felt infinitely more comfortable at my job after about month...
    Aug 11, '11
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  11. CRNA School and Financial Aid
    Did you get GradPLUS loans on top of your Federal Subsidized/Unsubsidized loans? I took out the max on both GradPLUS and the Sub/Unsub loans, and that leaves me an excess of $5000 per quarter to live...
    Aug 9, '11
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  12. University of Pittsburgh CRNA Program
    I'm still waiting here.. I guess that means maybe I'm still in the running? Kind of expecting to see a rejection email every time my phone tells me I have a new message in my inbox. So I guess phone...
    Mar 29, '11
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  13. University of Pittsburgh CRNA Program
    Any updates for anyone? I interviewed in December, and I'm pretty sure the March interviews are done with... I'm expecting notification one way or the other soon. Anyone else heard anything?
    Mar 25, '11
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  14. Continuous arterial ABG monitoring
    That sounds ludicrously unnecessary. Has the surgeon ever provided a rationale for this? A gas on a sedated and ventilated patient isn't going to change that dramatically very quickly. You can look...
    Feb 28, '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  15. Kaiser CRNA
    Likewise-- Bummer. But I guess I'm Cincy or Pitt bound now. Not bad schools either.
    Jan 11, '11
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  16. Kaiser CRNA
    Amiro-- No I have not received an email from them yet. I am hopeful though after reading that they won't be done emailing until the end of January. I put in my application on the last day, so perhaps...
    Jan 10, '11
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  17. University of Cincinnati CRNA Program Cost (In-State)
    Per the handout that I got when I interviewed in November... In-State: First year $18,148 (Fall, Spring and Summer, full time) Second Year $12,272 (Fall full time and 4 remaining quarters...
    Jan 7, '11
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  18. Kaiser CRNA
    Hey, Amiro. I'm from Tennessee. I got a letter in the mail yesteday stating that they needed further information about my stats class. Unfortunately my undergrad school has very uninformative class...
    Dec 21, '10
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  19. Kaiser CRNA
    I haven't even received word that they got my application. Have you guys? Where are you all from?
    Dec 14, '10
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  20. Finally Nov 1 is here!! Kaiser applications question
    I had problems printing it as well. After three attempts with text running outside of the borders of the page I just copy and pasted it in to word and got it to print well enough. Got that thing...
    Dec 2, '10
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  21. Pittsburgh CRNA Program
    Hey- I submitted mine in September I think. They called me about 2 weeks ago and gave me a couple of dates to choose from to come interview. I would call them and see what's up. They sent out an...
    Dec 1, '10
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  22. Low mag level
    I believe Hi-Ho is right about ICU vs. hospital wide lab interpretation. The patients in the ICU are sicker, and therefore less likely to tolerate slight electrolyte imbalances than healthier...
    Nov 21, '10
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  23. What got you into school?
    Right now I have been accepted to two schools, with an application at Pitt still pending. My stats are as follows.. BSN GPA: 3.7 GRE: 1120/4.0 Experience: 1.5 Years experience CVICU, Openhearts...
    Nov 21, '10
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  24. air bolus in swan gantz
    Whoa, that's pretty bad. Yes- If you introduce air into a line that is inside the patient, an air embolus can occur. I think the balloon (I assume that's what they were trying to inflate) generally...
    Nov 19, '10
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  25. Precedex
    For those of you using precedex for open heart recovery-- Are your open hearts already reversed when they come out to you? I can't imagine using precedex for these people! Where I work we reverse the...
    Nov 18, '10
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac