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  1. Help me understand
    Anti-platelet therapy depends on several things, such as whether the patient received a bare metal or drug-eluting stent. Generally speaking, all stented patients should take ASA "indefinitely" and...
    Apr 5, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. What HAVE you said to patients???
    I was called in at 0300 one night for an anterior STEMI. As we were wheeling (i.e. running) the pt to the cath lab, he starts going off about how "I have insurance! Don't kill me because you don't...
    Apr 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Door to ct time for strokes
    EKG results in 45 minutes? No way! An EKG needs to be interpreted immediately to rule out STEMI, new onset LBBB, etc. In 45 minutes the patient can lose a lot of muscle...and/or DIE...hopefully...
    Apr 5, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Any cath lab RNs required to take the RCIS?
    Holy cow! I would NOT want to be a patient in a lab where non-RNs are allowed to mix and give drugs. To answer the OP's question, no, we are not required to take the RCIS. The CCRN is a more...
    Apr 4, '11
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  5. Groin Prep for Cardiac Cath
    You have NO IDEA how long I've been beating my head against the wall over this issue. My "life" before nursing was in the IT realm, so the way technology-related items are handled in my facility...
    May 6, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. CCRN with tele experience?
    It sounds like the PCCN exam could be appropriate for you, then, if you have the minimum number of hours, etc. Good luck with your studies! :)
    May 6, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  7. RN TO BSN ONLINE ?
    Do a search for this topic and you'll find some answers to your question. :)
    May 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. PCU/ICU Prioritization Tips
    Just my :twocents:, but a patient who is 6 hours post-PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention - 'PTCA' is not used very much anymore) should be pretty darn stable, especially compared to the other...
    May 5, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  9. CCRN with tele experience?
    Good answer! :) To the OP, I would recommend taking a look at the exam blueprints for the PCCN and CCRN exams to see what seems to fit your job description the best. At my facility, for...
    May 5, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  10. Groin Prep for Cardiac Cath
    It is disheartening to read some of these comments, because aren't we ALL supposed to be caring for the acute MI patient here? The "us against them" mentality is really unfortunate and has the...
    May 5, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. what is the shortest amount of time you've lasted at a nursing job?
    I was hired onto a horrible 46-bed combined ICU stepdown/ medical telemetry floor right out of school. We took five patients each and had no CNA's, so we were responsible for all of our own vitals,...
    May 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. As a CNA, I'm now the assistant to the CMO, should I stay? Help!
    You may need to contact the BON to find out whether your hours will count toward your certificate. A lot of administrative-type jobs/tasks can count toward licensure, but the BON should be able to...
    May 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Nurses Week Ideas, Celebrations
    My hospital actually does a decent job celebrating Nurses Week. Last year we had a different event every day, including having our CNO and other administrators make us ice cream sundaes and Italian...
    May 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. I'm looking for a Central Oregon LPN Grad
    Sorry for intruding on your thread, but I just wanted to recommend that you re-post this message on Craigslist. I have heard of people finding things like this through that website. Good luck!
    May 4, '10
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  15. Familiar with "American HealthCare Training?"
    When I started nursing school in 2004, Washington County did my fingerprint card for me. I think it was under $10. I would check with your local county government to see how to do it. Good luck!
    May 4, '10
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  16. Literature Review Topics..HELP!!!
    What about something like "acupuncture versus narcotics used for pain control in individuals with chronic back pain"? Good luck! :)
    May 4, '10
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  17. Anyone having trouble with min. hours to retain licensure?
    I think that certain types of volunteer work can also count toward your hours, and could possibly help your job prospects. Good luck!
    May 4, '10
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  18. safety of heparin iv vs sq
    ...and it can be reversed with protamine, unlike LMW heparin (i.e. Lovenox). :)
    May 4, '10
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  19. safety of heparin iv vs sq
    5,000 units of unfractionated heparin given IV push is actually a pretty standard dose given to acute MI patients before starting a IIb-IIIa inhibitor (like Integrilin). The standard dose for...
    May 4, '10
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  20. Things patients have taught me NOT to do...
    Did I mention that I love this thread? :D Here are more "gems" I have personally encountered: ...when you can't pee, don't wait THREE days before telling anyone about it, or else you might...
    May 1, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  21. 7th Annual Oregon Cardiovascular Symposium - June 5-6, 2010
    The 7th Annual Oregon Cardiovascular Symposium is next month! June 5-6, 2010 Doubletree Lloyd Center in Portland Only $165 for advance registration 12.5 continuing education hours, accredited...
    May 1, '10
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  22. Only nurses can make a better doctor....
    Love this article! :)
    May 1, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. PTO - how much do you get at your hospital?
    I get 205 hours per year. After five years of employment it goes up by a few hours (I think it goes up to 220-something). Last I heard, my hospital provided the most PLH (paid leave hours) in my...
    May 1, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Job offer
    I would imagine that it's just like it would be in any other profession. Unless you signed a contract, there's no legal reason you couldn't turn it down, but you run the risk of burning some bridges...
    Apr 30, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Has anyone heard of Western Governor's University?
    :yeah: :yeah: :yeah: EXACTLY what I was thinking! Sounds like "school envy" to me! :D With respect to WGU, I don't know much about the nursing program (except that it's obviously...
    Apr 30, '10
    Forum: California Nursing


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