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  1. Help with amiodarone drip
    So you would've started the drip even if the pt converted back to NSR?
    Nov 20, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  2. Help with amiodarone drip
    Had an admission with new onset a fib with RVR. Pt was stable when she came to my floor, however her a fib came back with HR jumping to 150s, down to normal, then jumping to 160s. Although vitals...
    Nov 20, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  3. Good Samaritan Hospital San Jose
    @coolnursegirl, I saw that you had an interview at Valley Medical way back. How was your interview experience and what kind of questions did they ask? Thank you for any response!
    Nov 15, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  4. Valley Medical Center Clinical Nurse I Critical Care
    Does anyone know when this program starts? SCVMC in SJ
    Nov 9, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  5. My instructor said...
    "I'm more of a back door girl than a front door girl." "Make sure to flush out the bacteria after you have sex." Both were said by the same female clinical instructor... o_o
    Oct 28, '13
    Forum: About A Nursing Student - Nursing Cartoon Series
  6. Using in line filter
    What other cardiac drips besides from amiodarone are in line filter used? What's the reasoning behind this? Thanks!
    Oct 25, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  7. September 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    Miss Kansas for Miss U.S. pageant: *wakes up instantaneously* WHERE THE HECK IS MY CROWN?!? Doctor: (thinks to self) Yup, still delusional... *checks box for 5150 hold*
    Sep 16, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  8. How did you feel when you got your first nursing paycheck?
    On my first nursing paycheck, I went and bought pizza for the nursing staff. I remind myself that I shouldn't let money change me because I've seen it with former classmates.
    Sep 16, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  9. Survey about med administration for a class
    Sorry 6 out of 7 doesn't pertain to me. We're on computer charting and our facility doesn't allow verbal orders. I scan the patient's armband before giving the medication and if s/he is allergic to...
    Sep 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Question about changing chest tube dsg...
    I work on a unit where we don't get many patients with chest tube and was wondering what the steps are for changing (not reinforcing) a chest tube dsg (if for instance it was soiled, etc) I always...
    Sep 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Any ICU nurses come from med/surg?
    Hi guys, I have been an RN for about a year now and am on the med/surg floor. I float to tele at times. Would really love to be an ICU nurse, specifically in the CVICU setting. Anyone go into...
    Sep 6, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  12. How to properly measure intervals in an EKG
    Yes it does make sense. You mean to say that you look for a beat with the Q directly on the vertical line, right? Lol
    Sep 5, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  13. Calling all new grads/new to the ICU starting Feb. 2013!!!!
    Hey all. This may not be the proper thread, and I'm sorry in advance if I offend anyone. I've been an RN for almost a year now and eventually want to head to the ICU path. Does anyone know of any...
    Sep 5, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  14. When you actually ''save'' a life
    Thank you. I have even a stronger reason to keep my passion for nursing alive, as well as my compassion for my patients.
    Sep 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. How to properly measure intervals in an EKG
    Yes. Guilty as charged. I use poor man's calipers. Haha.
    Sep 4, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  16. WCU BSN program
    A friend of mine goes to WCU and he likes the program. He's graduating in about 2 months, I believe. I personally wouldn't enroll myself in a school that has a ridiculously high tuition... for...
    Sep 4, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  17. Any IV certified RN or taken a class?
    Did you actually learn anything from taking the course? There's mix reviews about taking this sort of class... Thanks!
    Sep 3, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  18. How to properly measure intervals in an EKG
    Do you average out the intervals or do you take just one PR interval (for instance) when calculating an accurate measurement? Unless it's appropriate to document a range (ie. 0.12-0.14). Thanks!
    Sep 3, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  19. How to properly measure intervals in an EKG
    Hi guys, Is there a proper way of measuring PR, QRS and QT intervals in an EKG strip? I swear I'm always 0.02 or 0.04 off (when practicing in my EKG book). Thanks!
    Sep 3, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  20. San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center Critical Care Training Program
    I'd like to know more information about this too. For current SFGH nursing employees or past trainees of this program, please respond.
    Aug 30, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  21. Has anyone heard from SETON MEDICAL CENTER?
    Aw, boo! Thanks for the update
    Aug 23, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  22. Has anyone heard from SETON MEDICAL CENTER?
    They opened up positions for a Clinical Nurse I per diem just this month. Anyone heard anything? Thank you for any info!
    Aug 22, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  23. Pregnant Teen Mom Who Just Turned 18
    I know a teenager who got pregnant just before she turned 18 a few months back. Her baby is now 28 weeks old, and the father of the child was well over 21 years of age at the time. If she delivers...
    May 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. SBO and c diff?
    Days ago, this pt was tested + for C Diff. However, she had an abd x-ray done and findings were suggestive of SBO. After the x-ray, she had a CT of abd/pelvis w/o contrast done. Notified the MD that...
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. John Muir Fall 2012- New Grad
    Just got the call too. This makes me so depressed...The recruiter doesn't even know if they'll open the program back up. She didn't seem too confident about the program coming back alive when I asked...
    May 30, '12
    Forum: California Nursing


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