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  1. Rapid Response Team & ICU
    Our RRT is shared between all units. Basically each unit, CCU, MICU, SICU and CVSU take turns..rotating on a weekly basis. Each week the pager is transfered to the next unit. When a rapid response...
    Jan 19, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  2. You Know You've Had A Hectic Shift/Day At Work
    you leave work, get out of the parking deck and stop at the 4 way stop sign, and sit there for ten minutes waiting for the nonexistant light to turn green so you can go.....
    Jan 11, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  3. Nurses Say the Darnedest Things!
    BSE..maybe bedside eval?? just a guess since it was preceeded by PT/OT/ and ST. And reading these before going into a 3 day long ICU stretch was just what i needed :)
    Dec 26, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. pressors and sepsis
    Wow thanks guys! I have been in ICU for 9 mos now, and i always knew that Dopamine wasnt used as much because of the higher HR, but i never realized it had anything to do with O2..not sure if i just...
    Dec 26, '09
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  5. Wildest lab values you've ever seen?
    Glucose 2300. Patient came to us from ER, with orders for IV insulin per protocol..ER started at 1 unit/hr!!! Needless to say on admission we started the correct infusion..but his SATs were in the...
    Dec 26, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Best Hospital for New RN Graduates?
    I work at Brookwood, and i am not sure how often they start the residency program, but from what i see on the calendar, as far as education days for new hires, it looks like they restart pretty...
    Sep 5, '09
    Forum: Alabama Nursing
  7. anyone know of places accepting new grads??
    brookwood in birmingham usually will for most all areas of the hospital. I started out as new grad in ICU and we just hired another 3 new grads for our unit and several other areas.
    Jul 30, '09
    Forum: Alabama Nursing
  8. Biggest mistake you've made in clinical
    We all make mistakes, and hopefully they do not cause the patient any harm. Anywhere from little mistakes to big ones, from students all the way up to upper management. They are all teachable...
    Jul 25, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Why Do Nurses Write: "no new orders received"?
    I always make note that orders were or were not received, anytime i speak with a doc regarding change of status, or even if the doc was a bedside with the patient. Its a definite CYA thing. I also...
    Jul 11, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. What to expect during clinicals
    And whatever you do, when asked to do soething by someone, as long as it is within your abilities as a student to do or to help with, never, ever turn up your nose or act like you didnt hear the...
    Jul 10, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. The Dreaded Death Bath and a Moral/Ethical Dilemma?
    Actually, we faced this situation recently. Very unstable patient with severe pulm edema, ascities, very unstable respiratory wise, on multiple pressors, CRRT and a no code at that (actually, no...
    Jul 10, '09
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  12. Positive things you'd like to say to your workmates, but sometimes forget.....
    Thank you..thats the most important. Sometimes we tend to get caught up with different things going on, and we always EXPECT to be helped, and usually forget to simply say thank you, or good job.
    Jul 8, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Waiting to hear from CACC
    I graduated CACC childersburg in December. I got my letter in the second week or so of July, but it wasnt good news. I was wait listed. I was very upset, but i kept my head up..i still had a couple...
    Jul 8, '09
    Forum: Alabama Nursing
  14. Dealing with ICU visitors
    we usually do the same..but usually they call back in about 10 minutes...something about an "hour or s" just isnt comprehendable to some people!!
    Jun 30, '09
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  15. Dealing with ICU visitors
    We have oopen visits, with certain "rules", that are never followed. Supposed to be open from 0830 to 1800, but we ALWAYS have familys rolling in at all hours, while were are trying to give/get...
    Jun 29, '09
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  16. Labs and vasopressors..new icu nurse needs advice
    I agree an A line is best, but in the real world..at least my unit,it isnt always there. Usually on a patient that has one or two pressors and are only expeted to have them for a short time, the docs...
    Jun 29, '09
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  17. New Grads- What floor where you hired for?
    Hired straighed from nw grad io ICU nurse, whic was my top pic?
    Jun 20, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. PDA or Cell phone with Sprint provider?
    i use my PDA and cell separate
    Jun 19, '09
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  19. case study
    i agree..i think that both the ineffective airway should be priority, but i personall would go with the first one because it provides more depth and information.
    Jun 19, '09
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  20. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    Actually told a patient this.."No, for the hundredth time, your boyfriend is not in the waiting room, and i will not go back out to look for him.I have very sick patients to deal with, and i will not...
    Jun 19, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. case study
    i wouldnt say at risk for sepsis because apparantly he is already septic. Because sepsis is a medical diagnosis you cant use that. I would go with one of these. 1. Ineffective airway clearance...
    Jun 19, '09
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  22. New Grad Shifts Cancelled While in Orientation
    During orientation, never got called off. Been off orientation about 5 weeks, and still no call offs...actually, i am getting one or two extra shifts a pay period. Our unit exerienced a staffing...
    Jun 17, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. How high have you titrated levophed?
    OUr policy states up to 30 mcg levo, and i havent seen it titrated higher. Although i have questioned it, and was told that "the policy states that, but you do what you have to" Usually, when we get...
    Jun 17, '09
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  24. sterile or tap water for meds?
    I dont see why sterile water is preferred over tap, but in our facility this is how it goes.. when giving meds through tube, we can dissolve them in the warm water that comes from the coffee maker...
    Jun 17, '09
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  25. Labs and vasopressors..new icu nurse needs advice
    yup..never turn off the pressors, even for a minute..ive seen too many BPs bottom out, quickly! If you have a lumen with nothing going to it, use that one..flush well, draw the labs then flush and...
    Jun 17, '09
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing


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