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  1. TNCC Course next weekend-freaking
    Deep breath, relax. The worst that can happen is you'll have to take it again. More knowledge gained.
    Nov 26, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Sedation in ICU... your opinions/ experiences?
    Expat, that's very interesting that you don't use restraints. I can see how that could be employed in our unit for our standard resp failure patients, but that's not all we have. How do you control...
    Nov 15, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  3. A mini BHU in ICU
    Yup, the lack of a locked unit is a problem. What usually happens with these patients is that they first end up in ICU because they are not medically stable (receiving dialysis, vented, etc) after...
    Nov 8, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  4. A mini BHU in ICU
    I work in a 16 bed ICU in a rather rural community, and because of budget restraints, the BHU upstairs was closed down quite a few years ago. So, we in ICU get the behavioral health patients... We...
    Nov 8, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  5. How stressful and rewarding is working in any intensive care unit?
    Don't give up on LPN route. Even if you don't land in your desired unit as an LPN, if you maintain your position though til your licensed as RN, you might find it easier to get in to the same...
    Nov 6, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  6. RN to BSN at OHSU
    I did full time program (3 terms) plus worked full time (nights). It was grueling...not difficult material but time consuming work... But now I'm done. Worth it in every regard for me.
    Oct 22, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. Why not Levo?
    Last ditch efforts were definitely in play here!
    Sep 25, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  8. What is your window to complete your q4h assessments?
    Working night shift adds another whole level of needed creativity, especially if your patients is a walker/talker. See lab duck in the room at 0315? You betcha I'm grabbing any necessary equipment...
    Sep 4, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  9. Sedation in ICU... your opinions/ experiences?
    Anybody using ABCDE bundle? Outcomes for well sedated patients are pretty poor. We're trying to adopt some of these aspects in our unit, but having more awake patients is definitely a lot more...
    Sep 4, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  10. Why not Levo?
    Focker, great ideas. If this guy would have had pre existing pulm issues, could the presence of collateral circulation be a culprit? Does that happen in the lungs like it does in a long hx CAD? ...
    Aug 31, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  11. Why not Levo?
    I appreciate the feedback... That makes sense.... My only thoughts were that it might have been used anyway as a last ditch effort. The other interesting thing about this case was that it presented...
    Aug 30, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  12. Why not Levo?
    Hi, wanted to get some opinions on a recent very interesting patient that I had:Pt. was originally admitted to the floor with chest pain and RVR (both of which resolved in ER once nitro gtt was...
    Aug 30, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  13. Throwing veggies
    On the same note, what do you do for these patients? I've seen Osler's nodes on extremities before, but what about pulmonary/brain emboli risk? Is there any way to break these up to keep them from...
    Feb 21, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  14. I'm in need of a good resource for an EKG exam
    This is an awesome EKG simulator: http://www.skillstat.com/ECG_Sim_demo.html To work the game, press GAME, then RESET, then START.
    Aug 5, '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  15. RN to BSN at OHSU
    Hi Emily. The program that I am doing is not a "specialty" program, it's just the bachelors of science in nursing. And I can't really speak to how hard it was to get into OHSU, because Oregon has a...
    Jul 31, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. OHSU RNBSN Program
    email me and we can discuss details, racheles214@gmail.com!
    Jul 27, '11
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  17. OHSU RNBSN Program
    I went to school at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, OR. Yes, I'll be starting on 26th at OHSU, but the online program is the one I'm doing.
    Jul 26, '11
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  18. OHSU RNBSN Program
    Are you already ADN, or starting from the beginning? I just graduated with ADN and took NCLEX, and doing BSN starting fall 2011
    Jul 24, '11
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  19. Arterial Line Question
    Great info in this post here! The previous mention of the dichrotic notch brought back some memories from a teaching session I was given hastily one day during my preceptorship regarding different...
    Jul 23, '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  20. RN to BSN at OHSU
    Looking to connect with other students completing the RN to BSN (aka ADN to BSN or OCNE AD grad) program starting Fall 2011 at OHSU. Anybody out there? :uhoh3:
    Jul 23, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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