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  1. Nuggets of Wisdom
    Actually they are going quite well, thank you. Enjoy your new year.
    Jan 7
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  2. Nuggets of Wisdom
    You've read wrong apparently, as I never "tattled." I didn't even see the MDA until my CRNA called them because of the unexpected complication. The MDA later told me they wish they'd been called...
    Jan 7
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  3. Nuggets of Wisdom
    So when we're having patient issues and my CRNA asks the RN to call the MDA to the room, they are calling them in so that their practice can be controlled? Um, no. It's to have someone else with...
    Jan 7
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  4. Nuggets of Wisdom
    I am in no way saying MDA's are more qualified to do care than CRNA's. I hate calling my MDA for anything, but if you need 'em, they are there. That's all my post was really trying to say.
    Jan 7
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  5. Nuggets of Wisdom
    Because that would go over smooth as butter, I'm sure. Threatening to walk out of the room is sure to get you a glowing review. Aside from all the legal BS, an ACT practice is a collaborative...
    Jan 7
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  6. Nuggets of Wisdom
    I forgot how anti-MDA this site is. If you don't think offering advice to fellow students that an MDA is a resource if you need them, you're a lost cause. I guess it's better to ignore a problem...
    Jan 7
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  7. Nuggets of Wisdom
    Then the circumstances change. I have yet to work in such a facility, but I'm really looking forward to it to see how different things are run.
    Jan 6
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  8. Nuggets of Wisdom
    I'm an SRNA in my second semester now, so I can't offer up much, but I did learn this one the hard way last week. This applies to fellow SRNA's: If your surgeon is doing something that makes...
    Jan 5
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  9. conscious pt terminal wean
    If the patient is deemed competent and wants to give up the fight, they have the right to make that choice. Terminal weans usually get enough Morphine to be out of it, but usually not enough to...
    Dec 27, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  10. What classes beef up my application the most?
    Wow, I thought it was standard for a BSN program to have an individual pharm class. If you haven't had one, yes, definitely take one. It will help you out dramatically then in the anesthesia program....
    Dec 22, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  11. Asking for letters of recommendations
    It's completely fine to ask for a recommendation from your manager after a year. That's how my manager was. Any manager who refuses to write a letter after a year, knowing you are still giving a full...
    Dec 19, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  12. What classes beef up my application the most?
    Retake whatever you need that you did not receive an A for the first time around. Having a 4.0 in your science prerequisites is pretty much a must around here, despite schools saying you need a B or...
    Dec 18, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  13. ICU Experience Question
    Contact programs you're interested in and ask them. Experience expectations differ so drastically from school to school. From what I have seen, most places want full-time ICU experience for 1-2 years.
    Dec 15, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  14. Prolonged use of paralytics
    http://www.atsjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1164/rccm.201107-1320OE#.UquFTY0fV_w I have had that one saved for some time now. I don't think it addresses exactly what you're looking for (prolonged NM...
    Dec 13, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  15. Inquiry about breaking bad news
    Also, gotta say I was disappointed. I was expecting this thread to be about Breaking Bad.
    Dec 10, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  16. Inquiry about breaking bad news
    If it's life changing news, I let the doc handle it. If it's expected news (low hgb after bleeding, C. diff positive with diarrhea) then I would tell the patient/family. As was mentioned, if you...
    Dec 10, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  17. Best CRNA programs
    Definitely don't just pick a program because they've got easy to meet criteria for entrance, as already mentioned. Research around, see if you can find attrition rates/board pass rates, number and...
    Dec 6, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  18. inotrope via syringe driver or pump?
    I've only used Alaris infusion pumps for pressors. As was already mentioned, I'd set the volume for less than what is actually there to avoid having the bag run dry. I also made it a habit to keep...
    Nov 26, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  19. My first truly critical patient!!!
    Awesome dude, congrats. People that far gone are usually going to die, medical treatment isn't miracle treatment. Just make sure you're learning something from these experiences that you can apply to...
    Nov 22, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  20. MICU patient population
    Everything other services won't touch. Post cardiac arrest but not qualifying for hypothermia and the CICU is full, hyponatremia with cerebral edema but neuro is full...you name it. Lots and lots of...
    Nov 22, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  21. Dealing with competitiveness, cliques...
    When you take about 20 intelligent, highly motivated people and cage them up all week long, you know you're going to learn everyone's quirks and start being annoyed by a few now and again. My...
    Nov 21, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  22. OR nurse to the ICU??
    Go for it! OR experience will help you out in many areas. Anyone that says you need to learn manage patients on the general floors first can eat dirt. I would not, however, mention your desire to...
    Nov 21, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  23. Laura Gasparis Material
    Another vote for Pass CCRN DVD.
    Nov 15, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  24. Vasopressor and Inotrope Titration Orders
    Having JCAHO in the hospital is like having your parents to your college for a weekend. You clean your place up, make it look nice and if they give you suggestions, you say oh yeah sure I'll do that....
    Nov 6, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  25. Abandoned Patients?
    I'm sure she can be in two places at once. There's never ever two sick patients that have to travel at the same time, right? Close the thread folks, problem has been solved! ;)
    Nov 6, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing


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