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  1. H & H Values
    CT surgery - we usually transfuse at <7 or 8, depending on the patient. Some severe heart failure patients post cardiac surgery, we'll keep around 10. Some, we'll accept lower if theres a reason (eg....
    Jun 30
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  2. Aussie getting to US - Paeds and Maternity?
    You need to complete the hours as part of your uni course and do the clinical at the same time. Do you get to choose electives at all?
    Jun 30
    Forum: International Nursing
  3. OZ Nurses in E3 visa
    I am not sure what you mean about E-3 affecting residency - it doesn't. It's a non-immigrant working visa. There is no rule about not having simultaneous PR application in process. Indeed, people...
    Jun 30
    Forum: International Nursing
  4. Employment in US - US citizen educated in Australia
    Your problem won't be in getting a job with foreign training. Your problem will be getting a US nursing license with foreign training. You can read plenty of info on here about Australian-trained...
    Jun 30
    Forum: International Nursing
  5. Visa Screen renewal
    No. VSC verifies that you may work in the US. You may not if you don't have a current license. From their website: The VisaScreenŽ: Visa Credentials Assessment Service is a screening program...
    Jun 30
    Forum: International Nursing
  6. US or Australia?
    It's easier to move US -> AU with a US BSN but still a giant pain in the arse. Basically if you think you'll want to work as an RN in the US at any point, I would advise you to do your training in...
    Jun 30
    Forum: International Nursing
  7. Nurse in Northern Ireland with clinical hours deficiencies for NCLEX
    You cannot complete the hours as continuing ed at your current hospital that you work at. The hours and practice don't count either if they were paid professional hours. You must do the hours and...
    Jun 30
    Forum: International Nursing
  8. ECMO Ethics
    I specialize in mechanical circulatory support. It's a tough arena. There are a lot of people that we "save" who end up dying later on after a miserable long hospital stay. Then again there are young...
    Jun 30
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  9. ECMO and Anticoagulation
    There is a lot of published data about this. What exactly do you not understand?
    Jun 7
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  10. Indian nurse in us
    If you have nursing license, are you authorized to work in the US or are you on a student visa? If work-authorized, getting a job as an RN would be your best bet to get clinical experience and...
    Jun 1
    Forum: International Nursing
  11. Working in Aus from the US
    You don't apply to the state you'll be working in - there is national registration by AHPRA now. Decide where you want to work and contact hospitals there directly via their websites.
    Jun 1
    Forum: International Nursing
  12. Declaring death - a question...
    I find it difficult to participate in explaining things when posters are clearly deceptive from the first post and conceal important facts. But one FYI - warfarin does not lower your PT/INR, it...
    Jun 1
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  13. Chest tube flush
    NPs or MDs instil the TPA/dornase into tubes in my facility.
    Jun 1
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  14. RN experience helpful and essential to be a NP
    Absolutely, no question. Just the practicalities of med administration, and care coordination alone save a ton of time, let alone the health background.
    Jun 1
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  15. Australian wanting to work in USA
    1. No you do not need an agency if you are willing to do the legwork yourself. 2. Apply for licensure to the state you want a license in. Taking NCLEX is just one of the licensure steps. They will...
    May 25
    Forum: International Nursing
  16. Nurse Practitioner in Australia?
    Someone posted the 2 pathways to become endorsed as an NP. I don't know why someone keeps saying you have to have 3 yrs experience as an APN before doing the masters in NP in Australia - it's a) not...
    May 23
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  17. CVICU Machines and Staffing
    It is a Joint Commission requirement that nurses caring for VADs (at least with a Destination Therapy program) have documented training on the devices they care for. We do not ever have non...
    May 23
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  18. NP Specializing in Cardiology - Out of Scope?
    Depends on your state of licensure. You are supposed to work in areas for which you've been appropriately trained, educated and licensed. What that means still varies a lot between states. I work in...
    May 23
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  19. What do you fellow NP's think of this?
    Our hospital changed to "Advanced Practice Providers". Definitely can't stand "physician extender".. ugh!
    May 23
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  20. OZ Nurses in E3 visa
    If you have a specific question about E3 visas please post it. I started on E-3 status back in 2008 and have been in the US with E-3 renewals since then.
    May 13
    Forum: International Nursing
  21. Is the CVICU for open hearts the most acute ICU?
    Cardiac patients most often have longstanding, multisystem disease and are very fragile. When excrement hits the fan, it happens fast. This is possibly why this idea that CTICU is "more acute"... but...
    May 12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  22. Are NPs and PAs "Interchangeable"
    I would not. I post them as NP/PA and then take the applicants on individual experience and training. I have had great NPs and PAs and not so great NPs and PAs. It entirely depended on the...
    May 12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  23. Suction event
    Renardeau - excellent explanation! Dysrhythmias are difficult because it's a case of chicken or egg - VT causes decreased preload to the VAD so in a fixed speed device you can have suction events...
    May 12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  24. Please explain fluid shifts post-op vascular surgery
    Also look at CPB sequelae for procedures done on bypass
    May 11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  25. How do you learn it all?
    You don't remember it all. School is meant to make you a safe beginner practitioner. Thereafter you learn on the job, and learn a lot more in your specialty and forget a whole bunch in other...
    May 11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)


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