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  1. Coreg, dig, bradycardia
    would wonder if the doctor wants to check blood levelsof digoxin? sounds like you work as a VNA unlessyou are a lurker wanting medical advice:ninja::writing:
    Jul 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. guidelines for BP
    always always obtain a 12 lead ekg with any CP FIRST. i would not blindly treat that CP without an EKG with active chest pain and post treatment to compare. as another poster said the patient could...
    Jul 23, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  3. honestly, how soon will you leave bedside nursing...
    ASAP!:no::yawn::wavey: kudos to those who love bedside nursing it means i will be well taken care of from all the nurses who absolutely love it cant picture life without itifg*dforbid i should need...
    May 26, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. What new nurses see in experienced nurses that would flunk them in Clincal Roatations
    i agree with always checkin the 5 (or 6 ) rights :geek:. i truly hope that when its the elevenhundreth time you are slapped by the MRDD( as u referred) during the tenhundreth shift in a row you are...
    May 26, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. You make the decisions on YOUR shift and I'll make the decisions on MINE
    i think alot of nurses think they will accidentally od the patient and maybe the apprehension is a guise for anxiety over potentially overdosing the pain med seeker (although how opiate naive would...
    Mar 29, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. First acute care hospital job on Intermediate Coronary Care Unit - advice?
    expect alot of anxiety. everywhere. patients. doctors. nurses. family members. :specs::nailbiting: thats a good thing to expect on a critical care cardiac unit. alot of it.
    Mar 19, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  7. Electrophysiology RN??
    are you lookking to transition into working in EP lab? you could take a course on pacemakers and pacemaker concepts but did you work in cardiovascular surgical ICU? then you must have a good...
    Jan 20, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  8. bp in heart failure
    ACEs and ARBs arent necessarily simply to control 'blood pressure' for HF patients per se sure the pills can reduce afterload but that's not primarily what these medications are 'good for'in HF. I...
    Jan 20, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  9. Depression After Graduation...
    i dont think it was graduation that got you feelin depressed and restless i think it was quitting smoking! :smokin:
    May 28, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  10. Nursing New Grad - Feeling Stressed and Discouraged
    :nurse: as cliche as it sounds take it one shift at a time and if thats too much take one shift 4 hour blocks at a time. it sounds like the stress and anxiety you are feeling are actually fueling...
    May 28, '12
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  11. help please! morphine side effects!
    the order for .01 ml should come with either a) magnifying glass to dispense .01 ML or b) clarification of said order to mgs. was she supposed to get 0.1 mg of morphine for ....? i suspect if...
    May 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  12. Need Advice on Metoprolol
    i think more information of the patient condition is needed here (like who wrote the incident report a medical resident or a cardiologist:uhoh3:) before we ride away on the 'beta blocker overdose...
    May 28, '12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  13. PCCN?
    i am using the ANCC book to study from anyone have any input/luck with these publications for studying for PCCN?
    Apr 15, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  14. HR drop/rhythm change during sleep..Would you call Doc?
    to the OP- iwould not have called at 3am for 'sinus' arrhythmia 40-50 which is not crazy for a sleeping person at all. again i know let's get the background and the whole story first./ for the...
    Apr 6, '12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  15. EKG strip help
    i would guess ths owner of this heart rhythm has history of af. does this person have a history of afib? you have a sinus with 1st degree av block and a bundle branch block then a burst of afib....
    Mar 11, '12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  16. Need some advice
    was this pacemaker really put in the patient in the OR? i would think that it highly unlikely. i would think holding plavix for a procedure and not an 'operation' is NOT standard. i would hedge a...
    Mar 10, '12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  17. Nitro vs Morphine
    previous poster wrote 'ruled in from a non cardiac source-? like anemia/shock trauma? -i sense a teachable moment for me please elaborate so i can see ifm thinking along the same lines thanks!
    Dec 11, '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  18. ED basics, as if there was such a thing...
    i agree get a tech gig ifyou can. also consider trying med surg or telemetry after nsg school if you are unable to get directly into the ER. it will prepare you for the hustle and bustle. and chest...
    Dec 11, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Love/hate relationship to my work.
    i appreciate this post very much. i wonder if maybe i am just not cut out for this stuff. the patients will take take take every last drop. even when you stop giving. for me when i think i need a...
    Dec 11, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Montefiore Hospital Layoffs
    The Montefiore letters, signed by Susan Green-Lorenzen, senior vice president for operations, also offered a general comparison of drug benefits showing that—unlike those in management at the...
    Dec 11, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. I love my ambulence runs!
    are you an ER nurse? or a medic. :confused: or neither. or both
    Dec 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. New nurse in ICU and I hate it...please help!
    i agree with rubyvee--and just stick it out for the year i know easier said than done but one day a time and use your resources is the best advice i could give. you will learn a lot and you wont even...
    Dec 9, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Liability Insurance Question
    can you afford the liability insurance? i would get it asap, regardless. there are discounts for new grads even. besides that if you are more like a 'sitter' and do not pass meds etc then it may not...
    Dec 9, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. How do you get thicker skin?
    i understand that sick people are often angry people but what that old guy said was really direct and very hurtful not just raising his voice and exploding to whomever will listen. i have no words...
    Nov 30, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. Who Gets To Be Called Doctor?
    So physicians and their allies are pushing legislative efforts to restrict who gets to use the title of doctor. A bill proposed in the New York State Senate would bar nurses from advertising...
    Oct 3, '11
    Forum: Nursing News


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