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  1. Reasons to Work in the Trauma ICU
    If you work in the Trauma ICU you should become an expert in just about all areas of critical care. The trauma ICU I started in we dealt with ventric's and swan boxes frequently.
    Oct 15, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  2. Why Dopamine and not Levophed for head injury pts?
    If your Pt's acidotic you can forget about dopamine working at improving SVR. I just beg to get Levo started once the "tank" is full.
    Oct 15, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  3. Rash of A-line dislodgements
    The non-suturing of the Art Line is your issue. Why do they not suture the art line?
    Oct 15, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  4. NP Changes that need to happen...
    My suggestion would be a greater emphasis placed on actual clinical experience gained and demonstrated. I've worked with too many low skilled nurses who enrolled into FNP programs. I'm just at my 5th...
    Oct 15, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  5. Best area for males?
    If you want to eventually do the cool guy stuff then you need to put your time in the ICU/ER.
    Oct 1, '12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  6. US Soldier in need of some advice...
    I would say use the shotgun approach while applying to schools and go with the one you get into. If you can get into a 2 year program without taking pre-req's first, then go that way anything else,...
    Oct 1, '12
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  7. New Grad interested in Trauma
    If you can swing it, work in a surgical or neuro ICU first then get ER experience. If you want to go for the gold, stick with academic institutions. Private hospitals rarely see the value in (or...
    Oct 1, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  8. Help with lung ausculation
    Get an Ultra Scope. If that too weird looking for you then step up to Littman Cardiology III.
    Oct 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  9. Starting job on CCU, any advice
    Force yourself to learn 12 leads ECG's and know medications your unit uses right down to the action and dose per Kg. Know differential diagnosis for abnormal labs as well. That should keep you busy...
    Oct 1, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  10. Does anyone else ever get tired of "stupid" nurses?
    You should see the level of incompetence I run into when I fly into these rural ER/ICU's The term is Inter Facility Transfer but in actuality its a Inter Facility Rescue. The issue that I've found is...
    Oct 1, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  11. Thin skinned nurses
    Is anybody else extremely tired of being accused of "yelling" when actually, you're just being firm about a position? I have to laugh and shake my head because, if I wanted to yell, I could give a...
    Oct 1, '12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  12. help i am trying to find an er job!
    Tracey.....If you're a rock star and a great team player and enjoy working with male RN's then apply for the ER at University Miss Medical Center in Jackson,'s a level 1 trauma center....
    Aug 21, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Payscale for San Diego area
    I didn't think it would be enough, considering I'm currently a weekender making well over that and live in the Memphis area, which has a substantially lower cost of living. Thanks for your reply and...
    Apr 21, '10
    Forum: California Nursing
  14. Payscale for San Diego area
    I'm an ER nurse with 2 years experience and trying to find the pay scales for RN's w/ BSN's in the SD area. I'm trying to see if the move to SD to be with the GF is worth it or does she need to move...
    Apr 21, '10
    Forum: California Nursing
  15. Getting Hired at UAMS
    Does anyone know what one has to do to get an interview there. I have the right kind of experience and all of the certifications, just wondering if there is a freeze on or what?
    Feb 21, '10
    Forum: Arkansas Nursing
  16. Mississippi nurses roll call!!! (be known)
    I have a BSN, live in Southaven and work in Memphis. Studying for the GRE because UMMC requires it. I worked in Trauma ICU for a year at The Med in Memphis...word can't begin to describe that place.
    Jul 4, '09
    Forum: Mississippi Nursing
  17. Recession temporarily eases nursing shortage Staffing levels frozen; older workers st
    I hope managment enjoys the current upper hand. Its going to be a deluge of staff leaving the hospitals once the economy perks up a bit.
    May 11, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. Any ICU/ED Jobs in Mpls/StP
    Former MPLS guy who has a BSN and 1 year exp in Trauma ICU in Memphis, TN. Looking for ICU jobs or ED jobs in the area. is anyone still hiring?
    Apr 22, '09
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  19. Possibly relocating to New Orleans from Memphis
    Former Med TICU nurse here looking for some good info on NOLA. Where are the jobs in NOLA and which hospitals to avoid.
    Apr 21, '09
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  20. Any relevant info on Lourdes-Paducah
    I'm a trauma ICU nurse from Memphis looking to interview in the ED at Lourdes. Does anyone have the dirt on Lourdes and the ED itself? Trying to make an informed decision and have some questions to...
    Jan 31, '09
    Forum: Kentucky Nursing
  21. Badge Penlight
    brookstone has them and they're great.
    Jan 24, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Deployed to Iraq before my one year of experience.
    I have been informed my Army Nat'l Guard unit will be getting deployed in May and I will have not completed a full year in the ICU where I work at. Has anyone seen this happen and any advise with...
    Jan 14, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. New nurses @ Lundstuhl
    Can new army nurses get posted to LRMC in Germany?
    Aug 13, '08
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  24. FTI Cambio take over
    Has anyone weatherd the storm of FTI Cambio's running of hospitals. They just came in the other day and the rumors are already spreading.
    Aug 4, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Nurses with RNY gastric bypass
    Hey everyone, brand new RN here with a brand new RNY pouch as of last week. My question to you is how do you get your water/protein in while working? I work in a busy ICU and see this may become...
    Jul 30, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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