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  1. Board Exams
    if paperwork is submitted to NBCRNA, you ca take boards before actual walk across the stage graduation if you wish. It all depends on how fast your program submits your paperwork to NBCRNA.
    Apr 27
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  2. Improve GPA for Grad School CRNA
    Had a 50 year old in my class, she did fine. Do it.
    Apr 7
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  3. Is CRNA realistic?
    36 when I graduated nursing school. Worked SICU for 3 years. Graduated CRNA school and passed boards at 41. And I had both wife and child. It can be done. A lot of time and hard work. I missed a...
    Mar 27
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  4. Unifying the Advanced Practice Roles
    CRNAs can write prescriptions in some states. I have prescription privileges and DEA number.
    Mar 6
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  5. Plastic Cases-IV Fluids
    I don't always reach the fluid goal. It is more of a guideline. Other factors way in also. Urine output if foley. Stroke volume variation if there is an art line and monitoring. CVP. There are also...
    Mar 5
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  6. Plastic Cases-IV Fluids
    Fluid requirements are based on a couple of things. I can give a quick example. 1) Fluid Deficit. (NPO time - calculated from night before) 2) Hourly maintenance fluid rate 3) Anticipated 3rd...
    Mar 5
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  7. Sepsis + Antibiotics = Severe Hypotension?
    SVV monitoring with the Vigelio has 3 very important limitations. 1) Patient ventilations need to be controlled (they should be intubated), because respiratory variation will skew your numbers....
    Mar 5
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Migraine treatment in er
    Not necessarily in the ER, but I will give 30 mg IV Toradol and 10 mg IV Compazine along with some fluids. If patient is older than 60, I will drop Toradol to 15 mg. Works great and I can avoid the...
    Feb 28
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. CRNA vs AA- FL…please HELP!
    Not to sound rude, but you came onto a nursing website in the Pre-CRNA inquiry section to ask if you should become a CRNA or an AA. I think most people here are going to go with CRNA. But that is...
    Feb 26
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  10. What is your work schedule like?
    At work an hour before case.
    Feb 13
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  11. Defining the Criteria for PACU lengths of Stay
    Without casting stones, it sounds like your patients may be over anesthetized. When I roll one of my patients into PACU, that are usually awake or at least arousable after general anesthesia; or able...
    Feb 10
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  12. What is your work schedule like?
    I am scheduled for 4 10 hour days that usually start around 06:30. Some days are as early as 05:30 depending on early OR starts. So the schedule is loose at best. We can generally get out on time...
    Feb 10
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  13. Hyperkalemia and order of meds
    This was supposed to be in response to above post. don't know how it was added to the bottom of previous. Sorry. Beta2 agonists (Albuterol) also may be beneficial for lowering the potassium level....
    Feb 2
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. Hyperkalemia and order of meds
    [QUOTE="KlamsterRN;7731639"]I know this post is really old, but here's my 2 cents from the icu perspective. (From a trauma I major university hospital). In an emergent situation, give calcium first,...
    Feb 2
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. How did you afford CRNA school and do you have any advice for me?
    There is an ignore function.
    Feb 1
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  16. Are you satisfied?
    Cool. Just wondering. Sometimes people try to gather information for other than honorable means.
    Jan 30
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  17. The Infamous Cab-ulance
    My rule on the ambulance. If I medicated you, no matter what it was(even a simple D50 for low sugar), I transported you. Never got into trouble that way. Only told 1 patient I wasn't going to...
    Jan 30
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Are you satisfied?
    Is this for personal use, project for school, if for school has it been IRB approved? You may get more information if you explain why you are requesting personal information such as salary on an open...
    Jan 29
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  19. Shadowing a CRNA
    You don't want to be dishonest about it, but tell her that you want to understand the expand role of the advanced practice nurses that you work with on a daily basis. It will help your role grow as...
    Jan 28
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  20. CRNA student having doubts
    When you really start to practice anesthesia on your own (not as a student), I think you will find an increase in satisfaction. When you truly start to understand the art of anesthesia, you won't...
    Jan 27
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  21. Going to Georgetown, advice?
    Yes you are correct I was wrong. I did say LPN. My bad. Good luck with your educational endeavors.
    Jan 26
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  22. Going to Georgetown, advice?
    When did I ever mention or even hint that you were an LPN, or the fact it was even relevant? Other than maybe the fact this a Masters or Doctorate level degree that advice is being requested. I never...
    Jan 26
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  23. Going to Georgetown, advice?
    wrong thread
    Jan 26
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  24. Going to Georgetown, advice?
    Wow. Little defensive. I went back and read my post. I never mentioned not to take classes that would transfer into the school you planed to attend. In fact, I never mentioned not to take class to...
    Jan 26
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  25. Going to Georgetown, advice?
    I do find it it quite humorous that Ultraposh is a PDN as an LPN and spends all of his/her time trying to give advise in SRNA/CRNA forums since joining in the middle of December and has not posted...
    Jan 26
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist


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