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  1. CKMB ratio
    [QUOTE=Angie O'Plasty, RN]OK Folks, I think I've got it--and thanks for the question that led me to search, because I did learn something interesting and valuable. An excerpt from CK-MB, The...
    Feb 20, '05
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  2. cardizem drip nurse/patient ratio
    I feel the same way. The potential for the patient to become unstable is too great and requires very frequent monitoring.
    Sep 20, '04
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  3. Advised not to use security to "intimidate" agitated individual.
    You were very right to call security- from your post this man obviously had no problem expressing his anger and it seemed only a matter of time for the situation to become physical especially with...
    Sep 18, '04
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. I got the job!!
    Congrats- and the best of luck to you both! :balloons:
    Sep 18, '04
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  5. I would like to pick your brain.....
    :rotfl:
    Sep 18, '04
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  6. Need rhythm interpretation help
    "They're definitely NOT t-waves because t-waves CANNOT occur inependant of qrs complex...ie they arent seen on their own. U-waves would be unlikely because u-waves arent that big, and u-waves...
    Sep 18, '04
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  7. Need rhythm interpretation help
    Sorry for not getting back to you all on this one--I'm moving to a new house and have been busy. :chair: :eek: All of your replys are great, but these T-waves are very random, it does not appear to...
    Sep 18, '04
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  8. Breaks in the ER
    My ICU is staffed with only two RN's at night. We are not allowed to leave for breaks but are told to sit and eat 'when you can' at the nurses desk. :angryfire We do not get the opportunity to...
    Sep 2, '04
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. IV heparin, PCA and central line question..
    I guess I should clarify my reply after reading this one... You should never PB directly to a PCA line-- that is why you run a primary IV at prescribed hourly rate or at least KVO if none is ordered....
    Sep 2, '04
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  10. IV heparin, PCA and central line question..
    I would get clarification from the physician on disconnection of heparin. The PTT may drop to subtherapeutic levels if off too long (over an hr say). As far as central lines and PCA's check your...
    Sep 2, '04
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  11. Need rhythm interpretation help
    Pt is an 84 yo fe dx syncope. Cardiac Hx includes A fib (Chronic) TIA, HTN. Pt spontaneously converted to sinus brady two days ago. Rhythm since then has been SB 1 degree AVB(PR 0.26)with BBB, PVC...
    Sep 2, '04
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  12. Seizure pts 101
    Ok this sounds just as cruel as the "drop test" but in order to rule out someone faking unresponsiveness I hold open an eyelid and with my other hand bring my index finger toward their open eye. If...
    Aug 20, '04
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Outlying hospital mistakes
    I work in a rural outlying hosptial. Our care in my opinion is top notch for what we have to work with. Most trauma is shipped out but one thing larger facilities need to keep in mind-- we MUST...
    Aug 20, '04
    Forum: Burn Nursing
  14. Funniest injury you have ever seen.....
    Good think no one was nauseated:eek:
    Aug 7, '04
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Family in room during a resusitation?
    AMEN!!!:angel2: This can be a necessary step in the healing process for the family
    Aug 7, '04
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Family in room during a resusitation?
    I would not have a problem having family present during a code. But I feel there should be a member of the staff present to explain what is happening and to keep family from interfering with the code...
    Aug 4, '04
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. Hydrochlorothiazide 'n Lasix...
    Lasix 40 mg is a good start, and I agree with the poster that the ED doc will get more aggressive once in his hands. I have seen docs give doses up to 300 mg but if you're getting this high I think...
    Jul 17, '04
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Interviewing nurses
    Just a word of caution though...some states have very strict rules limiting what a former employer may tell a prospective employer. Here in Michigan if an employee does not give permission to a...
    Jul 6, '04
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  19. IV tips and tricks
    [QUOTE=nursbee04]A friend in nsg school had trouble remembering where her veins were once she had rubbed the site down with the alc pad, so our clinical instructor taught her to pick her vein, pick...
    Jul 6, '04
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    teenaged girl with vag. bleeding-asking for pregnancy test. Brought a friend with her--she asked for a test also. When told no, she asked for an HIV testinstead:rolleyes:
    Jul 5, '04
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    Lady came in complaining she was allergic to her bra. When she presented the bra from her purse it looked like she had it for years- no elastic or spandex left to cause a reaction! Discharge...
    Jul 5, '04
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. Thou shalt not learn and drive.
    First, I'm glad to see someone with your enthusiasm show an interest in the nursing profession--welcome and good luck. BSA= body surface area; TBSA= total body surface area; ETOH= ethenol (alcohol);...
    Jun 30, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Is this legal???
    [quote=destinystar]:chuckle dont take it to personally. sounds like a form that someone is using to meet some guidline. i would just put down "i prefer not to answer". or i would put down silly...
    Jun 30, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Why a Philadelphia hospital gave in to a racist demand
    In my neck of the woods we deal with a lot of religious discrimination. Our OB dept will staff RN who are of a religion because the narrow minded community will refuse to allow anyone other than...
    Jun 29, '04
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  25. Pulmonary embolism and ABGs
    Due to hyperventilation the patient will present in respiratory alkalosis. Hypoxemia may be masked by the hyperventilation so normal values do not necessarily rule out PE.
    Jun 29, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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