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  1. Searching For A Conference
    The next ARNA annual convention is March 2007 in Seattle, WA. ARNA has updated not only their website to include some new member forums, but also has revised the core curriculum (still costs $75). ...
    Aug 29, '06
    Forum: Radiology Nursing
  2. blood thinners
    Evidence supports the use of vitamin K as referenced above. Rather than holding coumadin 3-5 days or starting Lovenox. We have patients hold coumadin the night before and then take a 5 or 10 mg po...
    Aug 23, '06
    Forum: Radiology Nursing
  3. Sterile technique, to scrub or not to scrub in IR
    The American Radiological Nurses Association endorses the standards of practice created by AORN. AORN just published their new standards of practice and I have incorporated their standards into our...
    Jul 10, '06
    Forum: Radiology Nursing
  4. JCAHOs rules for contrast
    The first step is to identify why this standard would be important in an outpatient imaging setting: 1. Risk for renal impairment 2. Risk for invasive procedures with patients on anti-coagulation...
    Jul 10, '06
    Forum: Radiology Nursing
  5. informatics interview
    Let me throw this out there... I have been given an opportunity to interview for a position in informatics. I have 10 years experience with "bed-side" nursing primarily within the specialty of...
    Mar 20, '06
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  6. Perm Cath
    Our discharge instructions include statements about recovery from sedation: don't drive, no alcohol and the like. Then a section about catheter care: keep dressing d/i, if cath starts to come...
    Feb 27, '06
    Forum: Radiology Nursing
  7. po pre preoccdure protocols
    Standard at our facility is NPO after midnight with clear liquids until 2 hours prior to exam- for an adult. Our radiologists will consider doing conscious sedation case if there has been at least 4...
    Feb 23, '06
    Forum: Radiology Nursing
  8. Premedicating patients with contrast allergies?????
    We also created pre-printed scripts that can be called into a pharmacy or handed out at the front desk- (prednisone and benadryl). Another option is a quick prep (set of pre-printed orders) we do...
    Feb 23, '06
    Forum: Radiology Nursing
  9. sedation help please!!!
    RN's provide all of the Moderate Sedation in our Radiology Department with the exception of pediatric MRI Scans. All pedi MRI exams are done under general anesthesia. We follow a housewide policy...
    Feb 15, '06
    Forum: Radiology Nursing
  10. Standards of Care guiding the Angio RN
    A situation arouse recently that resulted in the question "What is your standard of care for groin site preps?" Realizing everyone in our department does it a bit differently, I had to admit that we...
    Feb 5, '06
    Forum: Radiology Nursing

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