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  1. ECMO
    Never heard of RT's running the ECMO circuit. We send any ECMO pts to the ICN. They sometimes have a problem with the size issue (up to teenagers, but the PICU/ICN Critical Care Floats do the pt...
    Feb 9, '01
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  2. Catching Hell
    Pamela A, You incurred the wrath of an angry subscriber, God would be more tolerant. I acknowlege the stress of the situation and tell the person that I will not tolerate the behavior. I have been...
    Feb 8, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. A Crying Shame
    Thanks for posting the story. I hadn't heard about it and I work in a major pedi cardiac center! The PICU docs share some of the RN's frustration about the cardiac cases. Even they find out late...
    Feb 8, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. I just asked and I got it!
    Boomboom, Check out the possibilities in your area. Do you have any acute care experience? Kids physiology is different than geriatric population. But motivation to learn always makes a...
    Jan 28, '01
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  5. I just asked and I got it!
    Thanks Allnurses!! PICU is very specialized and I'm always finding myself trying to check off both boxes on surveys, ICU and Peds but it never really fits well. So I wrote Allnurses to ask if there...
    Jan 27, '01
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  6. PICU
    Well, 3 mo later here's a reply. Start looking at the jobs available. In the nursing shortage going on right now we are hiring strong new grads. RN's with experience are considered a plus. Look...
    Jan 26, '01
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  7. WHAT DO YOU HAVE PLANNED FOR THE HOLIDAYS???
    We must have great scheduling policies cause it goes by senority and holidays worked the last year. I got both Christmas and New Years off, worked Thanksgiving. (One of the perks for sticking around...
    Dec 29, '00
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. It's hard to live with a nurse because...
    When my son was about 10 yrs old his father calls me at work to say he is bringing him into the ER, he had fallen from my horse and prob. had a concussion. I'm asking about pupils and he's trying to...
    Dec 29, '00
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  9. Any new grads that went into the ICU?
    I was a new grad in a PICU 14 yrs ago. Still there, have been up the ladder to mgr, back to my passion of patient care. I have oriented and hired new grads and with solid support they are doing...
    Aug 4, '00
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  10. Pay Scale
    When I read the regional quotes I was astounded! But since I live in CA and the cost of living is absurb maybe I shouldn't be. I have 14 yrs. experience, some in mgmt, I recently got a 3% increase,...
    Aug 4, '00
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  11. 12 hour shifts
    I have worked 12 hr shifts all my career, 14 yrs. It is wonderful. My unit would not want anything but. ICN does some 8 hr but only because of a merger, it makes the schedule difficult. I did mgnt...
    Aug 4, '00
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac


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