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  1. Question for nurses working in various ICU settings
    Wow. I would have had some words with that nurse too! I work with a PCT who has a similar habit and I've had some words with her (and management) about it.
    Mar 11
    Forum: Trauma ICU
  2. Ribavirin exposure
    I see what you're saying about the RT's - I guess I was just thinking of it from my perspective and not theirs. As far as visitors go, none are allowed in during the Ribavirin (they can go in 10-15...
    Dec 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Ribavirin exposure
    Thanks Esme! Yes, PPE is available.
    Dec 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Ribavirin exposure
    We only have 2 negative pressure rooms, so we have max 2 Ribavirin patients out of a 30-bed unit. TraumaSurfer, when I was reading up on this it was found that the RNs have much more exposure than...
    Dec 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Ribavirin exposure
    Thanks TraumaSurfer! No, my unit is not heme-onc or HIV. Unfortunately, I don't have a choice about going into the room while the Ribavirin is running - it runs for 6 hours at a time, so it would be...
    Dec 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Ribavirin exposure
    It's not that I want to pick & choose; I am legitimately concerned about exposure to a specific medication that is proven to cause birth defects.
    Dec 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Ribavirin exposure
    I work on a unit that often gets patients with RSV and other viruses that require aerosolized Ribavirin treatment. In the past, our charge nurses assigned these patients only to men or women who are...
    Dec 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Texas Tech Spring 2014 RN-BSN
    Oh and yes it looks like just 9 hours at a time :) can't wait to start!
    Oct 13, '13
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  9. Texas Tech Spring 2014 RN-BSN
    I'll be in TTU's RN-BSN spring 2014 too! Rebecca, from what I can tell the orientation is completely online. I think you find your own preceptor for the clinical assignments - most people do them at...
    Oct 13, '13
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  10. Reconstituting Nexium - dumb question
    Thank you GrnTea! I thought about posing this question directly to you because you are always sharing your wonderful wisdom on this board!
    Aug 26, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Reconstituting Nexium - dumb question
    Every time I go to reconstitute Nexium (I guess it could apply to any med but Nexium is what I reconstitute most often), I have a hard time getting the saline to go in (it feels like there is a lot...
    Aug 26, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. IV Push Times?
    Soxfan, would you mind posting your list on here? I could really use this (I work on a cardiac/tele floor). Thanks!!!
    Jul 21, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Becoming marketable to a neuro ICU
    Great, thanks for the feedback y'all! Good tip about the stroke certification - I wasn't sure which ones I can work toward while working on a non-Neuro unit. You are referring to the NIH stroke...
    Jul 20, '13
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  14. Neuro ICU interview tomorrow!
    How long did you work in tele before applying? Wondering how much experience I'll need to make the same transition :)
    Jul 19, '13
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  15. Becoming marketable to a neuro ICU
    Hey you critical care RNs! I recently started an internship on a cardiac PCU and am wondering what skills I should develop to eventually become successful in a Neuro ICU. I did my preceptorship in...
    Jul 18, '13
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  16. Heart failure resources
    Do any of y'all have a good online resource that covers the etiologies surrounding heart failure & the medical and nursing care of these patients? Thank you!!
    Jul 6, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  17. New Tele Nurse
    BosSM, here are some similar threads I've been reading for tips: http://allnurses.com/general-articles-about/tips-surving-cardiac-292430.html ...
    Jun 30, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  18. New Tele Nurse
    More experienced RNs, please do chime in soon :) I just started as a new grad on a cardiac floor (mostly heart failure pts, but we also get pts with arrhythmias, NSTEMIs, etc) and could use any tips...
    Jun 29, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  19. Pop Up Trick
    Phew!!! :) Thanks y'all!
    Jun 14, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  20. Pop Up Trick
    I've seen two pop-ups mentioned here... I got one that says "Our records indicate you have recently scheduled this exam. Please contact your BON for further assistance. Another registration cannot be...
    Jun 14, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  21. My daughter graduated BSN May 10th still hasn't received her ATT. Has anyone
    You can call the BON to find out how long they have to send the ATT after they receive affidavit of graduation from her school. I'm in Texas and they have 15 business days from the day they receive...
    Jun 14, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  22. Question about Metabolic Acidosis and Alkalosis
    But eventually they do, correct? That's what I am a little confused on. Thank y'all!!!
    May 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  23. Question about Metabolic Acidosis and Alkalosis
    I am reviewing for the NCLEX and really trying to make sure I understand all the basic concepts before I start doing questions... I'm reviewing acid/base balance and am not understanding something...
    May 25, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  24. DFW Internships 2013
    It was about a week or 2 ago that she got the info from parkland. Did they tell you something different? Maybe they have moved up the date? My interview at UTSW was last week in the cardiology...
    Mar 12, '13
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  25. New in Cardiac/Telemetry Nursing
    Moderators - any chance this could be a stickie note topic? I get the feeling that this board is about to have lots of questions from new grads (myself included!!) about advice for starting on a...
    Mar 9, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing


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