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  1. Trendelenburg positioning
    I read a study where it was documented that trendelenburg caused no improvement in perfusion in settings of shock. Right now PHTLS and ITLS are both recommending that trendelenburg not be done at...
    Nov 7, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  2. Blind/Non-English signing Hippa/billing forms
    We recently got told by our billing people that a patient must sign our Hippa and billing authorization forms even if they are blind or don't speak English. My understanding was that if the patient...
    Oct 18, '12
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  3. biggest gauge IV??
    14g in the ACs are fairly common in traumas and cardiac arrests. Most AC veins in a relatively healthy person can accommodate a 16g, when you donate blood they use 16g needles. I would say my most...
    Apr 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. New nurse with bad preceptor in the CCU
    What a kick to the groin! I agree with the other posters, you are better off out of that job. It almost sounds like you were set up to fail, how is your preceptor supposed to know that you aren't...
    Mar 27, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  5. Hospital wars in Denver
    It seems like Denver Health is starting to get strained from the decrease in nearby hospitals. The west side of Denver, near where the old SAC used to be is quite ghetto and sees a decent amount of...
    Jul 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Can paramedic or EMT administer an IM med like Haldol or Ativan to help unruly pt?
    Wow, I'm truly shocked at the EMS services in some areas. Paramedics absolutely can give Haldol prehospital, heck we even have Droperidol on the ambulance. We can also give Ativan or Versed to sedate...
    May 11, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. BCLS (BART)
    They really didn't think that acronym through did they? :lol2:
    May 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. PALS certification
    You can also ask your local EMS agency. Since all Paramedics are required to have ACLS and PALS for employment, most agencies typically teach those courses.
    Apr 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Mac or Sony?
    I'll second student4life, get a Macbook. I have a Macbook Pro and I LOVE it, works fast, none of the usual PC issues. I would recommend the regular Macbook (999.99) over the air, only because the Air...
    Apr 27, '11
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  10. Color blind/hearing restrictions for flight?
    OP, as a passenger abord the aircraft you don't have to pass any sort of "flight physical". Pilots have strict FAA requirements and color blindness is a no-go. However since you aren't flying the...
    Apr 27, '11
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  11. ASN or BSN???
    I would go for the BSN. The initial costs may be higher (you can offset them with loans as needed) but it will pay off faster. My understanding is that ASN graduates are having a tough time finding...
    Apr 27, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student

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