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  1. Amiodarone help!
    Hi Brama, One of the reasons we don't like to push amiodarone, if the patient is alive, is the high rate of hypotension and bradycardia. Generally this is an infusion related issue occuring in up...
    Nov 28, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  2. where to get CPR, ACLS, BLS... in orange county??? please help
    RCP Advanced Life Support in Anaheim.
    Feb 28, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  3. why we can't give IV Atropine for 2nd degree heart block type 2?
    Hey all, Atropine works by blocking areas of the heart that are innervated by the vagus nerve. We know the vagus nerve only connects to the SA and AV node directly. The reason atropine is...
    Nov 12, '09
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  4. Yes. another ECG question
    ok, here's a basic method. there are three discinct areas of the heart; atrial, junctional and ventricular. each area has specific markers of origin. the atria. the identifiers are an...
    Apr 28, '08
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  5. Yes. another ECG question
    ok, here's a basic method. there are three discinct areas of the heart; atrial, junctional and ventricular. each area has specific markers of origin. the atria. the identifiers are an...
    Apr 28, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. CPR question
    Hey Guys, Generally the best way to determine adequate perfusion during compressions is with a A-line. It displays actual pressure numbers and you can see a difference in compressed BP depending...
    Apr 28, '08
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  7. Atrial Fib. Noninvasive Treatment
    Hey happy nurse, Very interesting. Is that all preop cabg patients? Could you kindly ask the doc on the specifics off why you use nasal bactroban for afib? I would love to learn a new technique. ...
    Jan 23, '06
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  8. Innapropriate comment at CODE?
    Hi All, This is a cool thread. First let me say I am a totally open to all opinion's. I don't necessarily agree but thats cool. I have laughed at many,many things in code blues. I am not...
    Jan 13, '06
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  9. Question about SvO2, VSD, PCW Sat
    Hi Hilary, This is how I believe it works. If you have a Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) / rupture, the high pressure in the LV will push a little (or alot depending on the size of the VSD /...
    Jan 13, '06
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  10. Innapropriate comment at CODE?
    I would politely ask if you feel other sexual inuendo (SP?) are also acceptable. What about a reference to a large or small phallus? or Breasts. Is that also appropriate . How would legal and...
    Jan 10, '06
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  11. Atrial fib. with PVC's?
    The lawyers are the best part and I did read the other posts. In medicine today we have to be as accurate as possible. Picture this, you document PVCs with afib and something went wrong with your...
    Jan 10, '06
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  12. Atrial Fib. Noninvasive Treatment
    Hi Dinith and thanks for the post. First lets understand one basic thing. The AHA algorythms are community standards and we should be using it on most patients. This is not to say we can't...
    Jan 10, '06
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  13. Question about SvO2, VSD, PCW Sat
    The reason PAC blood is different than RA blood is this. RA blood just represents the sum of all venous blood returning to the heart. Blood from the pulmonary artery is "mixed Venous". In order to...
    Jan 10, '06
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  14. CPR, EKG & ACLS QUESTIONS?????
    Here is a easy one for PEA. Possible causes( the h's and t's), Epinephrine, Atropine. The entire algorithm is in the initials PEA and in the correct order. Bradycardia. Another algorithm to...
    Jan 10, '06
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  15. Atrial fib. with PVC's?
    Look, its like this. Ventricular ectopy can happen in any rhythm. Premature beats generally happen on regular rhythms. We dont call a ventricular beat in afib a "PVC" It cant be premature in afib...
    Jan 10, '06
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  16. Innapropriate comment at CODE?
    Personally, I feel the obviously sexual nature of that comment is very inappropriate. I am not a prude or a stiff and do get amused at codes everyonce in a while. In todays age of quick lawsuits, I...
    Jan 10, '06
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  17. Atrial Fib. Noninvasive Treatment
    Hey guys this is my first post... This is what the AHA says about A-fib and A-flutter (they both have the EXACT same treatment / algorithm) The first question that must be asked after...
    Jan 10, '06
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac


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