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  1. Colorblind Flight Nurse in Military?
    I am very interested in joining the AFR or Air Guard as a Flight Nurse or CCAT, however I have been unable to locate any info regarding color vision requirements for Flight Nursing. I am Red/Green...
    Sep 21
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  2. Propofol Increasing HR?
    Before I read that you gave Hydralazine, I was gonna ask if you gave some. Hydralazine is known to raise HR. Nothing a little labetalol cant fix though.
    Sep 18
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  3. List of programs for nurses who wish to become paramedics
    I've done a lot of searching and creighton seems like the best option. I'd definitely like to hear if anyone comes up with something comparable.
    Jul 24
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  4. Critical Care Charge Nurses
    I have 2 jobs. One place that I work, the charge takes the same load as everyone else. The other place that I work, the charge nurse does not take patients unless we are short staffed or get a ton of...
    Jun 29
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  5. How long did you study for CCRN?
    I was a critical care nurse for a year and a half. I watched the Laura Gasparis DVDs at work one week, then I watched them again over the course of 3 days that I was off work (the last 3 days before...
    Jun 29
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  6. ICP monitoring and ventricular drain.
    In my unit, we close it when turning or bathing the pt, when we go on trips (CT, MRI, etc), and when we have an order to close it usually followed by a CT the following morning to see if the EVD can...
    Jun 29
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  7. ICU RNs running CRRT?
    Our ICU RNs do CRRT. It is 1:1. It's not a big deal... probably much easier than you think... the machine basically runs itself
    Jun 29
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  8. looking for self study materials.
    "The Neuro ICU Book" by Kiwon Lee is a common book floating around our Neuro ICU. Although I have never read it (reading is not my thing), many of the other nurses seem to think its the best. Sorry I...
    May 31
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  9. Drugs to know in the Neuro Icu
    In our Neurosurgical ICU the most common drugs are as follows: Nimotop Decadron Keppra 3% and 7.5% Sodium Potassium Tylenol for fever Mannitol Levophed for low BP Cardene for high BP
    May 31
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  10. Former Cardiac Patient Entering Nursing
    I think you are on the right track. It sounds like you have your goal and the steps it takes to get there. The only thing left is doing it. Good luck to you! and maybe you can give us an update or...
    May 19
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  11. Former Cardiac Patient Entering Nursing
    I can relate as I first considered nursing as a profession when I was a patient. I had 2 heart ablations in order to correct WPW when I was a teenager. I started out as a CNA on a med surg floor. I...
    May 19
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  12. CCRN CRAM :/
    A coworker let me borrow the DVDs. I think he bought them on Ebay. She also has a website for all of her review material products.
    Apr 17
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  13. Accelerated Nursing. Feeling so discouraged.
    Have you contacted any sort of advisor for the program that you are interested in? All programs are different and they rank their applicants according to different factors. Were you ever told why you...
    Apr 9
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  14. Applying into ABSN programs - does your major matter?
    How you are ranked will depend on your particular school and what factors they consider. My accelerated program ranked us solely on GPA in prerequisite courses. Although we already had degrees, we...
    Apr 9
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  15. CCRN CRAM :/
    The podcasts are no longer free on itunes. I did locate them by googling (I guess they decided they could make some money off of them), but did not purchase. I studied the Pass CCRN online questions...
    Apr 6
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  16. Should I get a gap year during nursing school? Not feeling well.
    you seem really focused on what others think... you need to remember that this isn't about anybody but you... don't think that a psychologist or psychiatrist is sitting there waiting to judge you;...
    Nov 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. RN pay Louisiana
    I work in the ICU for a large private hospital. New grad base pay is $20 per hr. $24 for nights. $26 for weekend nights. My wife (RN) works for a state hospital in the same town. She makes almost...
    Jul 7, '13
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  18. What was the HARDEST PART OF NURSING SCHOOL for you?
    Mental health... the exams. so much gray area. I partly blame my teacher. I liked the clinical portion and I rocked out the ATI tests, but 97% of our final grade came from the exams. Only C I made in...
    Jun 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Scrub the hub
    we use the caps with the alcohol soaked sponges on the inside, no alcohol wipes necessary.
    Jun 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Transplant RN Job Opportunity
    My coworker originally came to the transplant unit on a travel assignment. I guess she really liked the job or the city bc she was from all the way from upstate NY and decided to stay (in Louisiana)....
    Jun 10, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  21. Transplant RN Job Opportunity
    I think that this is a good opportunity for you. One of my coworkers started on a transplant floor before coming to our SICU (we recover fresh Livers, Kidneys, and Pancreases). I also think its great...
    Jun 10, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  22. Australian nurse stressed out about taking NCLEX exam
    well the good news is that we use the metric system here in america (in the medical field); everything is mg, kg, ml, liters, etc.... should be pretty close to what you are used to... i recommend...
    Apr 8, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  23. Our Lady of the Lake Accelerated BSN Program?
    we usually had 3 or 4 tests per class... they were roughly every week or week and a half. the amount of chapters varied; they jumped around a lot. if i had to say a number, i would say 3-6 chapters...
    Mar 30, '13
    Forum: Louisiana Nursing
  24. saunders review book questions????
    I used saunders too, did not do an online or in person review... i just did saunders questions from the cd. i did about 50-100 questions a day on my off days for about a month (i work 3-4 days a...
    Mar 24, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  25. Bladder Scan Question
    funny, i actually thought about this earlier in the week when i did a bladder scan that revealed a 15ml... thats the lowest (i can remember) i ever got other than 0... probably varies by brand
    Mar 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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