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  1. Quick Reference
    I am a 1-year RN making a transition from CV stepdown to SICU/Neuro ICU at my level 2 trauma center. I am in search of a well-rounded but not-too-dense reference for general ICU concepts like sepsis,...
    Jul 3, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  2. Scheduling conflicts
    We self schedule on my unit. We do 4-week schedules at a time, we must work either a monday or a friday each week unless you work that weekend as those are our busiest days. We work every 3rd...
    Nov 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Shared Governance
    Our monthly staff meetings our lead by our manager. She commonly mentions changes in practice that we are planning to trial for 30 days that shared governance decided on. She also updates us on...
    Nov 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Shared Governance
    I appreciate the quick responses. Our manager directly attends our shared governance meetings and is extremely open to change, we are truly blessed. The only reason we don't currently offer multiple...
    Nov 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Shared Governance
    We have shared governance at the medical center where I work. We have monthly hour-long shared governance meetings on our unit and then our ideas move up the chain of command to (hopefully) become...
    Nov 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Cardiac Nursing for Dummies
    Thank you thank you!
    Nov 13, '12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  7. Blood Stream Infections (BSI) in your unit
    We use Curos caps on all our central lines in combo with the clear caps and ever since making the change hospital-wide we haven't had a single CLAB in over a year. :) Those Curos caps are...
    Nov 5, '12
    Forum: Trauma ICU
  8. Cardiac Nursing for Dummies
    I'm looking for a good general cardiac nursing reference that's not too dense just to brush up on important things and know exactly what I'm talking about as I'm a newer CV Step RN. Any suggestions?
    Nov 5, '12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  9. Interviewing as a new grad for Cardiac/Stroke unit
    I am a new RN on a cardiac/stroke unit. My manager didn't explicitly ask me medically-based questions. Now a days in nursing interviews they tend to be able to decide on your intelligence through...
    Nov 2, '12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  10. Best way to break into cardiac nursing
    If you can find a position in a Nurse Residency type program you may be able to get a start directly into cardiology. I got hired into a nurse residency program and they essentially started us as...
    Nov 2, '12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  11. EKG/Arrhythmia Interpretations
    Once hired call the education department at your facility or ask your manager if there is an EKG class available. I work in a level II trauma center and they have a WONDERFUL 4 day EKG course (that...
    Nov 2, '12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  12. Help! Cardiac Rehab Discussion
    I don't know if you're still working on this project, but if so I can give you a run down on the rehab we educate our post-CABG patients on in my unit. Starting day 1 post-op they are to walk 4 times...
    Sep 6, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac


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