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  1. Heart transplants and high risk cards, oh my
    A lot of your questions will be answered by any literature on pre and postop heart transplant. ABTC has a course that leads to CCTN certification that has a good book about transplant. Re VADs:...
    Mar 25
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  2. H-1B visa for ICU RN at magnet status hospital?
    Did you ask your employer? I wouldn't base your decision on message board replies. The only ones who can tell you how likely it is are your employers. And no you cannot work fulltime while studying...
    Mar 25
    Forum: Advice on Immigration
  3. Hemodynamics on HOCM question.
    Why don't you tell us what you think first?
    Feb 13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  4. Nurse Practioner on H4
    She doesn't need an F1 visa if she has a valid H4 visa-you're allowed to study on an H4.
    Feb 13
    Forum: Advice on Immigration
  5. Vandy Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program
    The programs usually publish the % of people admitted or let you know if you ask don't they?
    Feb 6
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  6. acute care nurse practitioners?
    I work with a cardiothoracic surgery team in inpatient heart transplant/mechanical support program. I am mainly based on the stepdown floor taking care of patients once they are transferred up from...
    Jan 11
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  7. Clots related to fast afib
    I'd have to know the patient's history to determine the correct treatment - if they have heart failure, which wouldn't be surprising in an 80+yo, they may be fluid overloaded and giving more fluid...
    Jan 8
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  8. Do you ever hold Lantus?
    I wouldn't order it held because of the scenario you mentioned because as others said, it's not going to affect the sugar right away, it's going to have its peak effect the next early morning. I have...
    Dec 29, '13
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  9. OZ Nurses in E3 visa
    Are you Australian?
    Dec 29, '13
    Forum: International Nursing
  10. Inpatient NPs - what is your patient load?
    Uhh.. okay. My question was asked and answered. There are several members here who have "known" each other and discussed various issues over years. But thanks for the input and have a nice holiday.
    Dec 29, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  11. Inpatient NPs - what is your patient load?
    David, I appreciate the input. You may be correct, although I haven't worked a floor nurse for a long time. I definitely need to be better at delegating things that I "can" do easily myself to the...
    Dec 21, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  12. Discussion about Cardiology NP reading stress tests
    What is your question?
    Dec 21, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  13. My NP job search--Cue the crickets and tumble weeds rolling by..
    Can you ask anyone who interviewed you why you were not successful? Otherwise just keep applying. Maybe try places you did clinicals with - I know most of my class had job offers before graduation...
    Dec 21, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  14. H4 visa to H1 as RN in US?
    You may not work on a H4 dependent visa. You will have to reapply for VSC and pay again and have all the documents sent again to renew. I wouldn't do it until you have a job lined up with an employer...
    Dec 21, '13
    Forum: Advice on Immigration
  15. HELP! Failed NCLEX-RN 6 times!
    To the original poster, why are you failing? Do you fail to understand the concepts? Are you a poor test taker?
    Dec 21, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  16. Torsades de Pointes
    Medscape: Medscape Access
    Dec 21, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  17. Pacemaker interrogation
    Depends what you mean. If you mean external pacemaker attached to epicardial wires, often cardiac ICU RNs can check the settings. If you mean permanent implanted pacemaker/defibrillator, it's someone...
    Dec 21, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  18. Inpatient NPs - what is your patient load?
    Thanks for the replies. BeeGeeRN, it's a transplant floor with very sick/complex patients, so the RNs are usually very busy. I'm the one the physicians ask for results on rounds, and I can't say...
    Dec 18, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  19. Anyone ever taken the CSC exam?
    As for study tools, use the test plan outline from AACN - it sticks very closely to what is tested.
    Dec 18, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  20. Moving to Australia considering US DNP
    I don't understand the question. How "critical" do Australians look at US schools? What does that mean? Look at them for what? Can you attend any school... for what purpose? I mean, what do you mean...
    Dec 18, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  21. Anyone ever taken the CSC exam?
    Yes, CMC and CSC. I posted at the time, try checking the "Search" function as I don't recall exactly where I posted it.
    Dec 17, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  22. Inpatient NPs - what is your patient load?
    As the title says, if you work inpatient acute facility, what is your patient load? Are you able to round and see people then write notes in an office and be done, or are you on the floor for your...
    Dec 17, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  23. Can Anyone explain TEGs to me?
    We also use TEG to guide our antiplatelet therapy in LVAD patients - alpha or MA >70 and we increase the aspirin.
    Dec 8, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  24. Question???? Please reply
    Depends on the reason too - if someone was significantly hypotensive, I'd drop the propofol due to its shorter half life and more immediate improvement to hemodynamics. Sedation wise, certainly drop...
    Dec 5, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  25. Documenting IABP numbers
    Yes. You have to go to 1:2 in order to assess the IABP timing, which is obviously not possible in 1:1. It is certainly not equivalent to reducing inotropes by 50% - you only have to go to 1:2 for a...
    Dec 5, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac


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