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  1. Standards for icu set up
    I realize this was a serious event and I am following the appropriate chain of command. My question was "Are there standards set by a professional organization?" I went to AACN website to see if they...
    Feb 11
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  2. Standards for icu set up
    I was wondering if anyone knows of standards of care for icu room set up? I was called to intubate a patient in the icu and when I got there, there wasn't any suction set up, no ambu bag was in the...
    Feb 11
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  3. Anti-CRNA website= such B.S.!!!!
    I would love it if every patient that came in for surgery requested an MDA. Ha Ha, wouldn't they be surprised when they would have to reschedule their surgery because there aren't enough MDAs...
    Oct 15, '11
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  4. Recertification changes for CRNAs
    Actually, there was no standard until 4-5 years ago. You could take the NCE as many times until you passed. I know of a graduate who took 4 years and multiple, multiple attempts before she finally...
    Sep 14, '11
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  5. What do Masters Degree Prepared nurses do in L&D??
    I am a CRNA and I worked in a L&D unit for 2 years. I did spinals and epidurals for laboring moms and anesthesia for c sections. I also worked with many CNMs (certified nurse midwives). They were...
    Aug 31, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  6. Recertification changes for CRNAs
    I think 8 attempts and 2 years to take/pass the NCE is actually a little lax. You have 4 years and 4 attempts to pass the recert exam which seems reasonable to me.
    Aug 21, '11
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  7. Recertification changes for CRNAs
    Did anyone go to the meeting in Boston? I've been getting my info from the NBCRNA website. I'm curious as to what was said at the meeting.
    Aug 21, '11
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  8. Recertification changes for CRNAs
    from the nbcrna website continued competence for nurse anesthetists recertification examination successful completion of a standardized recertification examination based on a published content...
    Aug 21, '11
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  9. Recertification changes for CRNAs
    Yes, according to NBCRNA (our certifying body) we will have to pass a standardized test every 8 years. If you fail to pass in 4 attempts, you have to re-take boards. Scary! I've been out 2 years and...
    Aug 20, '11
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  10. English expressions in anesthesiology
    I would say "I'm going to attach some monitors and start an IV"
    Oct 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Which Nursing Jobs are the Least Stressful?
    If you are an ICU nurse, you might consider the PACU. You would still be able to use some of your critical care skills but it tends to be a less stressful environment. The PACU is known as the "ICU...
    Sep 23, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. Shadowing
    Typically, its a little easier to follow a CRNA at a hospital you work at. Also, the anesthesia school I went to would help potential SRNAs arrange shadowing opportunities. You might want to contact...
    Sep 15, '10
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  13. Who Should Provide Anesthesia Care?
    Interesting editorial from the NYT. Editorial - Who Should Provide Anesthesia Care? - NYTimes.com
    Sep 7, '10
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  14. atropine oph for excessive secretions
    from the package insert........... duration of action: long-acting; effects on accommodation may last 6 days; {48} mydriasis may persist for 12 days. {48} read more:...
    Aug 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Going back for DNP
    The info from Baylor isn't very clear, but they offer have a DNAP completion program. (Application Procedure - Graduate Program in Nurse Anesthesia - Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas) They...
    Aug 15, '10
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  16. Going back for DNP
    I'm actually looking for CRNAs who are going for their DNP. I'm teaching a class for my anesthesia school this fall and the hospital I work at will be a clinical site for SRNAs this spring. Thanks...
    Aug 15, '10
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  17. Going back for DNP
    I've been thinking about going back for my DNP. I've been out of anesthesia school for about a year and I'm thinking at some point in my career I'd like to teach. I looked at some of the bridge...
    Aug 14, '10
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  18. CRNA- is a strong science background really relevant towards being a CRNA
    Everything you have posted has shown just how ignorant you are regarding CRNA practice. If you don't like or are not strong in science, you will not survive CRNA school. Who do you think designates...
    Aug 12, '10
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  19. Critical care residency for CRNA school
    You have to have one year acute care experience (ICU/ER). That is the requirement set forth by the council on accreditation and all accredited programs must follow the guidelines by the COA. If you...
    Jul 25, '10
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  20. To recommend or not to recommend?
    Ok, so you know of 3. I was a critical care nurse for 10 years before I went to CRNA school. After I was accepted, my fellow co-workers treated me like crap. BTW, CRNA is a practice of nursing and...
    Jul 24, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. To recommend or not to recommend?
    What's wrong with someone who wants to go on to CRNA school?? ICU is the best place to gain the experience someone needs to become a good CRNA. I've noticed, when someone makes it known they want to...
    Jul 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. To recommend or not to recommend?
    You must have at least one year of ICU experience in order to be admitted to CRNA school. Kudos to your manager for not writing her a letter of recommendation. I've interviewed candidates for CRNA...
    Jul 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Time to call a duck a duck?
    I have to say at this moment I am sad and nauseated after reading your post. I have been a RN for 13 years and a CRNA for 1. You miss the whole point why nursing schools call for nursing to be a...
    Jul 21, '10
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  24. Precordial stethoscope?
    I found tubing for my precordial at a hobby shop. They sell tubing for miniture airplanes that fit my ear piece perfectly. I use a precordial stethoscope on all peds.
    Feb 10, '10
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  25. Paralytics and bronchospasm
    Muscle relaxants work only on skeletal muscle. All muscle relaxants work by binding to the nicotinic receptor at the motor end plate. Smooth muscles contain muscarinic receptors. Muscle relaxants do...
    Feb 10, '10
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)


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