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  1. Considering a change to PACU
    We have some folks who work that shift. To be honest, it is a very difficult one to work, because one has no private life with "regular" people, as you will be working every evening. But it is...
    Feb 3, '11
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  2. PACU nurse give Ketamine?
    Until this month, we (PACU nurses) thought we could not give Ketamine as it is classed as an anesthetic. The hospital just okayed Ketamine in PCA pumps, to be ordered by our Pain Service only. So I...
    Feb 3, '11
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  3. ASPAN certification
    The best resource that I used was Perianesthesia Nursing: A Critical Care Approach, by Cecil B. Drain and Jan Odom-Forren. (I used an earlier edition by Drain alone, but its the same book)
    May 21, '10
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  4. Phase II Question
    Short answer: We PACU nurses take care of the entire patient, not just what got operated on!
    May 20, '10
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  5. arterial line insertion by OR/PACU nurses
    It depends on your state's Nurse Practice Act. Nurses in my state can start art lines if trained by their hospital. (all policy/procedure written, naturally) I don't know of any that do, however. ...
    May 20, '10
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  6. Share your story: How did you land your first nursing job?
    As a junior in nursing school, I had clinicals on a pediatric surgery floor. I loved it. The last day of clinicals, I knocked on the nurse manager's door and asked for a job. I was working there...
    Feb 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Obama Declares Swine Flu a National Emergency
    Does anybody know how we are differentiating between H1N1 and the "regular" flu? If they have stopping doing confirmatory tests, do they do a prelim that can tell what kind? I seem to remember a...
    Oct 25, '09
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  8. Florida mull how to ration ventilators
    Florida is hardly the only state working on this. Most states have or will soon have such a plan. These were not done just for H1N1, but for any widespread medical crisis. My hospital (a large...
    Oct 20, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  9. PACU Dress Code
    Thanks everyone for their replies.:yeah:
    Sep 24, '09
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  10. Most outrageous thing your hospital has expected you to do.
    As an acute care nurse, I read "residents" as physicians! You know- intern-resident-fellow-staff. Was I confused!
    Sep 10, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. PACU Dress Code
    What type of scrubs/uniforms do you wear in PACU? Hospital issued or personal? Are you physically attached to your OR, or separate. What type of PACU is it? We are looking at our dress codes, but can...
    Sep 10, '09
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  12. Finding work in hattiesburg
    With all the nursing schools in the area, I would contact a nurse recruiter at Forrest General as soon as possible.
    Aug 17, '08
    Forum: Mississippi Nursing
  13. Male OR Nurse
    Well, since we have well over a dozen OR nurses of the male persuasion, it never occurred to me that a guy would have any problem. This is not counting our techs and perfusionists. As far as I know,...
    Mar 29, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  14. MSN at the bedside
    I had to check to make sure that I hadn't written this post! Except for the years of experience (have a few more on ya there), you could be describing me. I taught for a few years, and enjoyed it....
    Mar 29, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. PACU at night?
    We staff 2 RNs past 1900 every night and on weekends. If we need a 3rd (and it happens, one stays late or is pulled from another unit). Our other PACUs keep 1 nurse at night, with the OR nurse as...
    Mar 15, '08
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  16. slugs inside of someone?
    "Slug" is also the term used by the sheriff. I read the same article earlier this evening. I didn't think anything of it. But when I saw the title of this thread, I thought of slugs of the biological...
    Mar 2, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  17. Medication Reconcilliation- An ER responsibility?
    our facility uses two forms. er and outpatient services both use a form that a nurse or someone similar will complete. if the patient is later admitted, a separate inpatient form must be complete by...
    Mar 2, '08
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  18. What is a code gray?
    It does vary from place to place. At my hospital "Code White" is for a combative person, whereas "Code Gray" goes to our neuro team for someone having a stroke.
    Feb 29, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Does anyone else find themselves doing this...
    If this is "nurse mode" then keep me in it 24/7. I call it being a decent human being.
    Feb 26, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Post clincal conference topic ideas
    I often got my ideas from nursing journals or "current topics." We discussed family presence at codes. New advances in pain management they would be seeing. My clinicals were at a Catholic hospital...
    Feb 8, '08
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  21. wound vac
    No. In our institution hemovacs are use postoperatively to help control/monitor bleeding from the surgical site. Officially I think they are called "closed wound suction devices." Another type we...
    Feb 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Continuous Bladder Irrigation
    Actually a 3L bag of irrigant weighs 6.6 pounds. :twocents:
    Feb 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Glen Beck's hospital experience
    I just watched his show tonight. I have not read anything he wrote. On his show, he praised the nurses. "With the exception of one," I think the phrase was. One could tell that he was embarrassed...
    Jan 7, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  24. Vent..."sedation"
    Reading that made me ill. I wonder how "descriptive" her charting was to validate her lack of medication. Your doc should have ordered the pain meds q1hr, or an infusion. No PRN. One of my docs...
    Aug 18, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. How many females are "peeking" in this forum?
    I wander in all the time, and I think I may have posted as well. Do I need to be chaperoned? :eek:
    Aug 18, '07
    Forum: Men in Nursing


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