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  1. Anyone worked in Saudi ?
    I'd appreciate any information or advice from anyone who has previously worked in Saudi, particularly KAMC ICU. Many thanks H
    Nov 16, '10
    Forum: International Nursing
  2. What's it really like in Al Yamama 3 ?
    Hi there Is there anyone currently working in ICU, perhaps Neuro ICU, in KAMC Riyadh (and/or living in AlYamama 3 Compound) that can let me know how it is? Seriously thinking of coming out but...
    Nov 6, '10
    Forum: International Nursing
  3. Get me Down Under :-)
    Hello there This is for any Australian nurses or Brits working in Australia: I'm a British ITU nurse and would like to spend a year or so in Australia working 6 months in one state then 6 months...
    Sep 30, '09
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  4. australian new grad working in the uk
    Karlie I know that if I want to work in Australia there are formalities to go through, most of which are about appropriate documentation rather than qualifications as I think our qualifications...
    Jun 24, '09
    Forum: International Nursing
  5. Flow
    Hi I always get confused between 'flow' and 'pressure' in relation to haemodynamics, what's really the difference please ? Many thanks
    Dec 12, '08
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  6. opiates and large Vts
    Thank you for replying but no sorry, I meant pts who are sedated and ventilated without a pain factor. I've been told several times that the opiates are causing the large tidal volumes (volumes of...
    Oct 25, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  7. opiates and large Vts
    I've been told recently that opiate sedation can cause large tidal volumes, do people agree ? and if so why does it happen ? Many thanks
    Oct 24, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  8. Neuro ICU to CRNA
    What's the TCU anaesthesia program ? Is it like a nurse-come-anaesthetist ?
    Sep 12, '08
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  9. Increased ICP and Cushings triad
    Depends what you mean by 'early signs'. If you mean a decreased GCS the answer is definitely no, a patient is not going to have a GCS above 3 (I'm not sure if they'd still be extending but I'm...
    Sep 11, '08
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  10. Visiting times
    Our very small neuro unit has visiting times of: 10.30-12.30; 15.30-17.30; 18.30-20.00hrs. I, and a number of my collegues, think this is too much. I understand the anguish of relatives when...
    Sep 2, '08
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  11. Glycemic control in traumatic head injury
    Thanks for your reply Ghillbert. Yes I've spent quite a lot of time searching via 'pubmed' and various individual journal sites etc, I can find relevant articles but nothing that is very up-to-date...
    Jul 28, '08
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  12. Glycemic control in traumatic head injury
    I'm writing an assignment about glycemic control in traumatic head injury. Our guidelines are to keep blood sugars to 4.5-8.3mmol/L. This level concurs with the international guidelines recommended...
    Jul 25, '08
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  13. propofol infusion syndrome
    How does higher patient/nurse ratio reduce the need for sedation ? We work one-to-one and use propofol for induction of anaesthesia and to control ICP, if we can reduce it or take it off we do. In...
    May 13, '08
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  14. I want her fired!!!!
    Yes but this does not stop relatives shouting. There was a time when there was more respect for nurses. Of course a genuine complaint needs attention but I've encountered 'difficult personalities'...
    May 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Co-Workers Read My Medical Files
    Goodness me, that's harsh discipline but maybe deserved:)
    May 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Co-Workers Read My Medical Files
    This is outrageous ! They acted unprofessionally, moreover this is serious misconduct. In the NHS (we do not have computerised access to medical notes where I work, but we can retrieve notes...
    May 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. I want her fired!!!!
    It happens in the UK as well. It seems to me that visitors and relatives often grasp the opportunity of this context to assert power that they lack elsewhere. It is mostly people who are not capable...
    May 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion