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  1. Pharmacology
    avail: 2mg/ml & order: 30ml/hr a. mg/hr=2mg/250ml x 30ml/hr=60/250 = 0.24mg/hr b. mcg/hr=1000mcg/1mg x 2mg/250ml x 30ml/1hr = 60000/250 = 240mcg/hr c. mcg/min=1000mcg/1mg x 2mg/250ml x...
    Oct 10, '11
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  2. Which graduate position would you take and why?
    ICU experience is an awesome choice. They help you learn great amounts of information that school never really touched upon and hone your assessment skills to a science!
    Oct 5, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Swan-Ganz Use
    Always had post CABG, usually pulled by 3am if patient stable.
    Oct 5, '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  4. Highest Troponin Levels You've Seen?
    Up to 500 often and usually >1000's post cath.
    Oct 5, '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  5. Nitro vs Morphine
    Keep a close eye on them and if it does not relieve call the on call cardi to report. Had one of these guys much like yours. Young (38ish), no initial ekg changes, Morphine prn, and BP good. However,...
    Oct 5, '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  6. UTA Spring 2012
    Just put in my RN-BSN via academic partnership online for hopefully Jan-Feb start. Got just a few pre's I need for the BSN that I didn't need for the ADN. Hopefully, this school will fit the bill!
    Sep 26, '11
    Forum: University of Texas Arlington Online Nursing
  7. RN won't give pain meds
    Always advocate for your patient. Insist the RN assess the patient fully. A patient has a right to pain management. Unfortunately, society and a fracked up legal system has allowed too many frivolous...
    Sep 22, '11
    Forum: Pain Management Nursing
  8. Open Heart Recovery Training
    Would like to know what your best references for when you started your Open Heart Recovery training? In our unit you "heart train" after about a year. I am looking for the best information that...
    Apr 12, '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  9. Nurse to Nurse Communication
    The nurses on our CVICU use a very simular process. Everyone has their own "report" form they like to use. I use one I designed for myself and keep it for as long as patient on the unit in cases I...
    Apr 12, '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  10. First day of clinicals .. does this get easier?
    LOL, first BREATHE! Yes, it will get easier with study and practice just like everything else. Like the first time you tried anything and maybe you got it but it was akward but each time you tried...
    Mar 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Where to find a good stethoscope?
    Littman great and hi dollar. If you need a lesser dollar, Kila.
    Mar 21, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  12. Littmann alternatives
    Kila is a great alternative, I have Littman Cardiology III and Master Cardiology but also have the single master Cardiology from Kila and it works really well. Kila new $70, used with new eartips...
    Mar 21, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  13. Replacing Littmann Classic II Diaphragm
    They wear and depends on what you clean it with. Some cleaners dry the band and make it less "snappy". Steeles.com has the original parts and very reasonable (approx $7-8) and they are fast and...
    Mar 21, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  14. Littmann Cardiology III OR Master Cardiology Stethoscope for a student?
    I could hook you up with a Kila used but with new eartips and diaphram cover for cheap if you interested message me.
    Mar 21, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  15. Littmann Cardiology III OR Master Cardiology Stethoscope for a student?
    I have the Cardiology III, the master Cardiology both in Littman and the master Cardiology in Kila. My personal fave is the Cardiology III. BUT for school where the poor thing gets thrown...
    Mar 21, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  16. Forced Flu Shots
    The flumist is a live virus vaccine which increases risk.
    Dec 1, '10
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  17. New RN can't find a job!!!!!
    Look specifically for New Grad internship to get some experience.
    Dec 1, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. question about CCRN, PASS CCRN, and the self assessment exam
    I am soon to start studying for this exam and plan on getting the "Pass CCRN". Glad to hear it is helpful. If anyone is interested in gettting rid of their books/cd PM me. Congrats to all who...
    Nov 28, '10
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  19. Albumin/fluids and svr
    Usually with Levo a little fluid is not a bad thing. It doesn't help to "tighten everything up" if there is not sufficient "fluid" in lines.
    Nov 28, '10
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  20. Precedex
    I do not like Precedex as it usually does not work well at all. The patients are mostly too awake and still agitated. Also, the hypotension issue.
    Nov 28, '10
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  21. Levo and pH
    PH and volume both sound as though they may have been a contributing factor. If there is no volume, you can squeeze the Levo all you want but it will not help if there is nothing there. (Csection...
    Oct 17, '10
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  22. BEST Nursing Shoes??
    Alegria Shoes and $59 Closeout Alegria Shoes from the Original Alegria Shoes Shop These shoes rock, period! They come in the "mary jane" option which is the closed back. They are the only shoes...
    Sep 14, '10
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  23. In need of comfy nursing shoes (school)
    Alegria Shoes and $59 Closeout Alegria Shoes from the Original Alegria Shoes Shop These shoes rock, period! They come in the "mary jane" option which is the closed back. They are the only shoes...
    Sep 14, '10
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  24. Need shoes for plantar fasciitis
    Alegria Shoes and $59 Closeout Alegria Shoes from the Original Alegria Shoes Shop Here is a great site if you cannot find them near you. They run European sizes. Like an 8.5 = 39, ect.
    Sep 14, '10
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  25. Need shoes for plantar fasciitis
    I can say I have tried a ton of different shoes. My heels used to kill and legs tired and I have high arches. I used insoles in several ect. I can say ONLY 1 shoe I have bought does not hurt my...
    Sep 14, '10
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear


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