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  1. Weighing patients
    We use Hill Rom however the whole hospital use these. Without weighing facilities. It is hard work as the hoists lift patients off the bed, tubes, lines and wires all at risk of dislodgement. It is...
    Sep 30, '10
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  2. Weighing patients
    Hi, thanks so much for your reply. Could i ask who is the manufacturer of these scales? Dissle
    Sep 29, '10
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  3. Weighing patients
    Just wondered how you all weigh your patients? We have a hoist but the slings are very expensive so we want to see what else is out there offering better value for money, also that is less...
    Sep 25, '10
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  4. Dealing with ICU visitors
    To be fair, it gives them "permission" to not be there exhausting themselves 24 hours a day. Also, we get quite close to our families, and build up a trusting relationship, they see their relative...
    Jun 22, '09
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  5. Dealing with ICU visitors
    2 til 8pm, visiting, that is it. 2 visitors at a time, and next of kin only. Any other visitors are allowed if the nOK gives permission, again, this is restricted. This is a given and is not...
    Jun 22, '09
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  6. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    AAAAHhhh the positives of the British NHS! We do get this, but people are usually very English and very grateful for everything that we do for them! But then i am sure that an English nurse will...
    Jun 22, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. haemofiltration and APTT, can i ask......
    We are about to start training on Prisma flex by Gambro. These machines do not have a needle free system for sampling blood for APTT, we have to use a needle and syringe. This is a practice that we...
    Jun 22, '09
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  8. This is a plea to the world, please talk to me like i am 5 years old with this!!
    Ok so: you need 3 things to make a BP, pump volume squeeze CO=Pump CVP=volume SVRI=squeeze.
    Sep 9, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. This is a plea to the world, please talk to me like i am 5 years old with this!!
    thanks for those brilliant links, particularly like the FAQ one, that is speaking my language....simple simple simple!
    Sep 9, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. This is a plea to the world, please talk to me like i am 5 years old with this!!
    Some one out there, must know of an easy way of learning and retaining all of the information associated with cardiac performance. I jsut cant get it into my thick skull!! C.O C.I SVRI pre...
    Sep 9, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Any one use ventilators? can i ask you a question please?
    Blueheaven, what pageresiratory says is fair comment. HME,s ARE contraindicated for use for more than 24 hours and in patients with copious secretions. What about patients with pneumonia's who have...
    Aug 24, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Any one use ventilators? can i ask you a question please?
    I cant do links, sorry, im rubbish at computers. Its by Covidian who were Tyco and they are called "Hygroster" I have got some in my office and have been looking at them on and off for months. Now...
    Aug 24, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Can i pick your brains about your training please guys?
    How about you guys in America, how do you do this?
    Aug 24, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Any one use ventilators? can i ask you a question please?
    I have sourced a high quality HME that has withstood vigorous trialling and has many papers written about it. It can be used to replace wet circuits for patients who will be ventilated for longer...
    Aug 24, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Can i pick your brains about your training please guys?
    Hi, Any one else?
    Aug 23, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Any one use ventilators? can i ask you a question please?
    Soryy, "used" them or heard of them?
    Aug 23, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Any one use ventilators? can i ask you a question please?
    Thats basically what we do now, but these Hme's are such good quality that they can be used instead of heated wire circuits. They are at a fraction of the cost of the disposable wet circuits. ...
    Aug 23, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Any one use ventilators? can i ask you a question please?
    We have come across HME's to replace wet circuits. Has any one changed over to these and if so what is your experiences? Good/bad i would like a bit of info before going looking for the research...
    Aug 23, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Can i pick your brains about your training please guys?
    Great suggestions there thanks. I can certainly facilitate training for the senior staff on devices. As there is always at least one of them on a shift there is always one person who will know...
    Aug 23, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Can i pick your brains about your training please guys?
    Oh Sharrie, your place sounds superb, with a great number of staff dedicated to training. We too have good induction and mentorship, but there are only 2 of us and i am part time. Therein lies my...
    Aug 23, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Can i pick your brains about your training please guys?
    Thanks for your reply, it is very much how our Trust do things, however i am in critical care and so the list of devices that we have to learn is vast, and the staff list to get through this training...
    Aug 23, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Can i pick your brains about your training please guys?
    I am curious about how every one undertakes training post qualifying. I have several questions if you don't mind and would really appreciate any input. How does your department facilitate training,...
    Aug 23, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Are there any medical device trainers out there?
    I am a medical device trainer in critical care. I am told that there are no other device trainers in my region, so i am alone. Do you have device trainers at your hospital? Are you one? Is there...
    Jul 4, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Are there any medical device trainers out there?
    I have been employed as a medical device trainer on the critical care unit where i have worked for the last 14 years. I do not know of any other device trainers in my region. Are you one or do you...
    Jul 3, '08
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  25. Pronation and pressure sores.
    Our unit policy states that patients can remain proned for up to 24 hours with head and arm position changes every 4 hours IF stable enough to do so. This may seem prolonged but it works, the gasses...
    Apr 3, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing


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