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  1. Felt pretty proud of myself!
    Kudos, bro!! Keep it up. :)
    Nov 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Neo/Levo
    When I'm running Levo and Neo, the goal is usually to titrate one of them off first (typically Levo).. so I'd be curious what your institution's PhD/MDs say on this too.
    Apr 6
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  3. Question: AMBU vs. Ventilator
    Hi, I've been in the ICU for almost a year now, and I recently came across a concept that I am not clear on. When a ventilated patient's oxygen saturation starts dropping, or if a patient is...
    Sep 30, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  4. Dont ever want to do critical care ... Afraid of it?
    The three points gonzo mentioned above, are SPOT ON! It took me a while after becoming an RN to realize this, but that is really some true advice! Good luck on your decision.
    Sep 28, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  5. Just got the call...moving from Med-Surg to the CCU.
    In CV/CICU more so than any other unit, you will be watching a patient's hemodynamics like a hawk and titrating vasopressors to fix any issues during your shift. The other big hitter in my unit is...
    Sep 28, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  6. Tips for new grad looking to be hired into CICU
    Da_Milk is correct in saying that if you go Step-Down or Med-Surg first, you will have amazing time-management skills when you hit the ICU world. However, I will disagree that it is a make or break...
    Sep 28, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  7. What type of device goes in the ankle during cardiac arrest??
    I wish I could recall where I found it, but it was an actual case. That's true about IO being painful and only short-term, though. Might as well just put in a central. That would fix everything...
    Sep 12, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  8. Calling all new grads/new to the ICU starting Feb. 2013!!!!
    Same here in my CVCICU. We had 3 out of 25 beds occupied at one point last month. Now we're back up to 90% and higher census.
    Sep 5, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  9. What type of device goes in the ankle during cardiac arrest??
    Wouldn't it be better practice to just drill an EZ-IO in the ankle rather than start an IV on a vein? I've heard of cases of patients having IVs started in their lower extremities and then keeling...
    Sep 5, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  10. More $$/hr for CCRN?
    Full reimbursement if you pass, can use it for career ladder ($$ incentives), and increase of $0.50/hr.
    Sep 5, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  11. Calling all new grads/new to the ICU starting Feb. 2013!!!!
    Don't worry, I've been right there with ya. I was helping admit a friend's patient and the alarm kept going off saying it was V-Tach when it wasn't. So everyone kept asking me to silence it. ...
    Jul 29, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  12. Calling all new grads/new to the ICU starting Feb. 2013!!!!
    Chicago, Monkey, Florence, where are y'all? How's life/job? :)
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  13. Is this uniform appropriate?
    Hi BurgundySwanson, I bought scrubs from Aviator based in TX. http://aviators2.ipower.com/shop/2-stock-pants You may find those "scrub" pants to be more of what you're looking for. They're...
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  14. Calling all new grads/new to the ICU starting Feb. 2013!!!!
    So... how is everyone's internship?? :) I'm really lovin the cardiac ICU! 1 more week of orientation and then I'll be let free!! (eek, ha)
    Apr 26, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  15. Calling all new grads/new to the ICU starting Feb. 2013!!!!
    luckylotus: Yep, that makes complete sense. I am in the same position as you right now. In that in-between stage of confident doing most of the normal routine stuff (as long as there's a...
    Mar 30, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  16. Calling all new grads/new to the ICU starting Feb. 2013!!!!
    Maybe trying to find a hobby and exercising which gives you endorphins!
    Mar 19, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  17. Calling all new grads/new to the ICU starting Feb. 2013!!!!
    Welcome aboard the non-stop train of critical care!!! :) A wild ride.
    Mar 3, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  18. Calling all new grads/new to the ICU starting Feb. 2013!!!!
    Thanks! That will be helpful! :)
    Mar 1, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  19. Calling all new grads/new to the ICU starting Feb. 2013!!!!
    Good job, ktliz! :) I have about 4 more weeks until I am receiving my own two patients. Things I feel I need a lot more practice with: Giving report - this is hit or miss for me. I either...
    Feb 23, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  20. Calling all new grads/new to the ICU starting Feb. 2013!!!!
    They said my compressions needed some work in the debriefing, which doesn't surprise me. lol That's awesome about the cake that patient sends :) and Florence, it was a pretty surreal experience...
    Feb 16, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  21. Calling all new grads/new to the ICU starting Feb. 2013!!!!
    Yeah I am too... Mainly I'm just anxious about getting into the knack of falling asleep during when it's daytime and getting enough quality sleep to keep up with the demands of an ICU. on...
    Feb 12, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  22. Calling all new grads/new to the ICU starting Feb. 2013!!!!
    Thanks :) Yeah - the CICU I've interned in so far is also pretty awesome when it comes to admissions. There were a bunch of us male nurses who went in to see if they needed help moving her. And...
    Feb 12, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  23. Calling all new grads/new to the ICU starting Feb. 2013!!!!
    Hurst got me passed the NCLEX! :)
    Feb 12, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  24. Calling all new grads/new to the ICU starting Feb. 2013!!!!
    I'm with ya! *high five*
    Feb 8, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  25. Calling all new grads/new to the ICU starting Feb. 2013!!!!
    Hahaha, I know how you feel. I think.. "Well, charting isn't so bad..." Then I realize I still have more to chart!
    Feb 5, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing


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