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  1. inotrope via syringe driver or pump?
    We currently use a syringe driver when we infuse noradrenaline/levophed, but have had some incidents when we swap syringes with significant drops in BP, even when we have a second infusion ready to...
    Nov 26, '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  2. too much oxygen causes vasoconstriction?
    Somebody at work told me that too much supplemental oxygen can cause vasoconstriction. I can't find anything on this with a quick Google. Has anyone ever heard of this before? ;)
    Sep 8, '11
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  3. Should CVVHD be 1:1
    Australia
    Mar 2, '11
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  4. drug info ap'
    Can anyone recommend a good iv drug info application for smart phones? Something that has a good layout and gives you a nurses perspective, ie. how to draw up the drug, and how to infuse it? ...
    Mar 2, '11
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  5. crrt - replacement fluid?
    With regard to continual renal replacement therapy, from my understanding, replacement fluid is used to cause convection, ie. to flush the blood through the filter giving it extra 'umph' so that more...
    Jan 31, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  6. death of canadian icu nurses?
    Thank you. It's interesting to see how the truth gets stretched.
    May 31, '09
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  7. death of canadian icu nurses?
    One of the nurses on our unit (in Australia) is from Canada. She claims that "about 14 Canadian ICU nurses died during the SARS epidemic". :eek: Can anyone clarify this for me?
    May 28, '09
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  8. so much hypokalaemia?
    G'day all. Can anyone tell me why so many ICU patients need potassium infusions going? Is the missing potassium being used, or stored in the cells? Thanks for any help :paw:
    Apr 28, '09
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  9. Eating at the nurses' station
    Yep - I work in ER too. On night shifts everyone brings a plate and we have snacks through the night. Sanitary? You should see our tea room. What difference does it make if you eat a chip on the...
    Jan 4, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. What is the diff. btwn DKA and HHNS??
    Yeah, I'm lost on this one too. I get that there's way more sugar in the blood in HHNS, but why doesn't the body use insulin to store that excess sugar, and if the reason is that the body is...
    Oct 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. New ICU RN....former ER Nurse...Loving it!!...LONG
    Absolutely. I know exactly what you mean!
    Sep 3, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  12. New ICU RN....former ER Nurse...Loving it!!...LONG
    Unreal! Must be the same the whole world over. In a way I'm glad it's not just here in Australia :nurse:
    Aug 31, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  13. New ICU RN....former ER Nurse...Loving it!!...LONG
    Yes, I hear you! I've just left ICU to work in ED for some extra experience - to see the other shoe type of thing. I've been here a month now and I'm finding it very hard to appreciate. There's a...
    Aug 28, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  14. crrt - help!
    Thanks very much for your help. I also found a great article from one of those 'complete idiot' guides. That must be telling me something!
    Jul 1, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  15. crrt - help!
    Can someone please answer my question on crrt. From what I understand, haemofiltration involves convection, and convection involves solutes being forced through a filter by replacement fluid. Is...
    Jun 19, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  16. squar wave form test?
    thanks ever so much. That was just what I wanted to know. Very kind of you. sister s xx
    May 30, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  17. squar wave form test?
    Can anyone tell me what difference it makes if you get loads of oscillating lines after you do a square wave form test on your art line? Is this good or bad?
    May 29, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  18. Defining ARDS?
    I'm trying to come to grips with understanding the difference between ALI and ARDS. All of my resources state that the difference is: ALI has a specific definition: a PaO2/FiO2 ratio of less than...
    May 9, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  19. How often should you empty a catheter bag?
    Our ward protocol says that IDC bags should be emptied at the end of each shift. One of my colleagues says that she was taught at uni' only to empty the bags when necessary because opening a bag to...
    Apr 17, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. ICU nurse to pt ratio "norm" on your unit?
    Yep - so if the patient is ventilated they have 1:1 nurse. It's a 5 bed ICU ward (we don't separate surgical/medical etc, and there's a nursing float for the ward to fetch and help with stuff and...
    Apr 9, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  21. ICU nurse to pt ratio "norm" on your unit?
    Yep - so if the patient is ventilated they have 1:1 nurse. It's a 5 bed ICU ward (we don't separate surgical/medical etc, and there's a nursing float for the ward to fetch and help with stuff and...
    Apr 9, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. ICU nurse to pt ratio "norm" on your unit?
    In Australia if a patient is on invasive ventilation then they have 1:1 - like the UK I think.
    Apr 7, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  23. ICU nurse to pt ratio "norm" on your unit?
    In Australia if a patient is on invasive ventilation then they have 1:1 - like the UK I think.
    Apr 7, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. K+ and metabolic alkalosis
    This is before looking it all up again, but isn't it something to do with excess extracellular H+ means that potassium comes out of the cells to compensate? and therefore you get hyperkalaemia? And...
    Apr 7, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  25. newly qualified in UK - want to work in Sydney
    Yeah, that's what they're designed for - new nursing graduates with no experience. You don't pay - the government or private hospital pay you the going rate for a level one registered nurse. At the...
    Sep 29, '07
    Forum: International Nursing


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