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  1. What are the nurse -pt ratio in NY
    We usually have 2 unless the patient is very critical. It is uncommon to be tripled in the ICU I work in but it does happen on occasion when staffing is poor. Usually a triple goes to a float or...
    Jan 28, '09
    Forum: New York Nursing
  2. Swan- Pa question
    Was there a reason you couldn't use the cordis? We don't put blood in any of the ports in the swan but I use the cordis for blood and fluid boluses almost exclusively. We will use the medication...
    Dec 16, '08
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  3. SWANS - Wedging
    I work in a CTICU and we never wedge. Apparently there was an incident a few years ago where a pt was left wedged and died. It appears that any place that has had an incident doesn't wedge anymore.
    Nov 13, '08
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  4. Mount Sinai Medical Center
    I've worked at Sinai for the past year on a CSICU stepdown. I can't really say anything about the other units but you can PM me about mine if you'd like. Like every hospital some units are duds and...
    Mar 24, '08
    Forum: New York Nursing
  5. What is NS NOT compatible with?
    I just took acls and they say to mix amio push 150mg with 7cc NS. however, the drip needs to be in D5W with a filter.
    Jan 28, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Is overtime safe for your patients?
    I'm just wondering if it is any safer for the patient when the staffing is short with nobody doing overtime vs adequate staffing with people coming in for overtime. It seems like a catch 22 to me. ...
    Jan 14, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. For anyone who is already a nurse or working at a hospital
    I just worked a night with a terrible case of nausea. At one point I just told my patient "pardon me I'll be right back" and ran to the restroom. Fortunately I was ok and somebody had some pepto...
    Jul 26, '07
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  8. Advice on Santa Monica
    I lived in westwood/UCLA area for 4 years and loved it (and would be thrilled in end up in santa monica someday) but I think LA is only laid back in comparison with other big cities like NYC or San...
    Jul 2, '07
    Forum: California Nursing
  9. Overwhelmed with meds
    Sounds like you have a list of specific medications. I agree with anagray, organizing them by classification is a good way to start. If you know that all aminoglycoside antibiotics are nephrotoxic...
    May 10, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Any new grad ever been let go after 6 month trial period?
    this situation happened to me recently and i wish i wouldn't have ignored my gut and started looking for another job. i'm devastated. my self esteem hasn't been hit this hard since high school. if...
    Feb 20, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. What do you think about Prometa?
    I wish you the best HughB! My sister has now been clean for 2 months and it has helped reduce her meth cravings ALOT.
    Oct 7, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. What is the best NYC hospital for a fresh grad?
    Legionella exposure occurs through inhaling mists or droplets of contaminated water or micro-aspiration while drinking contaminated water. This seems unlikely to happen when working as a nurse...
    Sep 13, '06
    Forum: New York Nursing
  13. What do you think about Prometa?
    Thanks for your kind words. I realize the chances of relapse are high with meth use and I am cautiously optimistic. This is actually about the 3rd rehab program she's tried and she relapsed...
    Aug 31, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. What do you think about Prometa?
    I found this article on google. I've been hesitant to share this but after seeing a 5 page thread on methamphetamine use I figured maybe it...
    Aug 31, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. I got it!
    Eliza, you start this week right? I hope all is well. p.s. I'll be joining you in september!
    Aug 16, '06
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  16. New York Presbyterian PHARM EXAM!
    I would say definitely know side effects and contraindications. It is multiple choice. The calculations/conversions aren't bad. And know how to administer to different age groups. Basically if...
    Jul 31, '06
    Forum: New York Nursing
  17. I got it!
    Congrats!! I had HR send my resume to them so maybe we'll be there together.
    Jul 30, '06
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  18. What do you think about Prometa?
    You're right, it is a treament plan. However, the main component of this plan is the medication administered. I know it is new and claims to reduce physical cravings. Has anybody worked with...
    Jul 29, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. What do you think about Prometa?
    Has anyone worked with this drug? Have you found it as effective as advertised, specifically for methamphetamine addiction?
    Jul 29, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Stir Crazy!!!!!
    I'm glad I'm not the only one too!
    Jul 21, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. NYP- Cornell or Columbia??
    Cornell is prettier in my opinion. :) I've only had experiences at each as a nursing student but from those experiences I would have to say that the employees seemed happier at Cornell and the...
    Jul 21, '06
    Forum: New York Nursing
  22. Stir Crazy!!!!!
    Wow. I'm sorry you're having such a hard time. I know i'm going to wish for freedom once I start working, but at this point in time I am just so bored. I wish you the best and it sounds like you...
    Jul 20, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Stir Crazy!!!!!
    Anyone else going stir crazy waiting to start working? I'm in the middle of my job search and I'm getting really impatient. I have been either in school, working, or both my whole life. Free...
    Jul 19, '06
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. Whats going on at CSULB - Long Beach?
    I also considered CSULB acc BSN program (public school is cheap plus my parents live 30min away and I could live for free while attending). After attending the information session I was really not...
    Jul 14, '06
    Forum: California Nursing
  25. New York Presbyterian PHARM EXAM!
    calculators aren't allowed according to the front of the study guide they gave me.
    Jul 14, '06
    Forum: New York Nursing

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