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  1. 9 months until classes begin.  What should i spend this time learning/reviewing?
    agree with Wtbcrna....enjoy your freedom...Miller is a great book....read when bored and nothing better to do....work some overtime....drink a few....but in all honesty...just enjoy your free time...
    Nov 19, '12
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  2. RNs pulling pleural chest tubes
    Acutally pulling the midiastinal CT would make one be more cautious....pleural CT are not an issue whatsoever!
    Nov 15, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  3. CRNA Program without BSN/RN?
    Hey there...I hate to burst your bubble but there are no Nurse Anesthesia programs that allow non-nurses in, even with your background. As a CRNA, your liscense is through your states Nursing Board....
    Nov 12, '12
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  4. New Grad, First Job (ICU)
    hahaha...get a plastic binder for it? Just remember the most important rule for an ICU nurse.....LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKES and pray you don't make one that really harms a patient....In my 8 year...
    Nov 7, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  5. Did I do enough?
    For starters...don't think you could have done more. Doesn't appear the patient was going to make it from the get go. Also people with anoxic brain injuries can develop cerebral edema enough to...
    Nov 6, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  6. Trendelenburg positioning
    That has been a debate for quite awhile. There are times when it is appropriate and times when it is not. If you need to buy yourself time until you can get a pressor started then by all means I...
    Nov 5, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  7. Is this common practice?
    Most places do not practice like that espeically in a SICU....If you need some backup there are numerous articles about post-op pain and length of stay in ICU on both intubated and non-intubated...
    Nov 5, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  8. How would you handle this..?
    That's wrong. However, what were the patient's vitals like? If they were stable and he/she was intubated why not load up on narcs and sedation, especially if he/she was writhing in pain. Knock me...
    Nov 4, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  9. Raleigh School
    also, they hire new grads into ICU's here in Raleigh. there is 6 area hospitals...my wife works in a MSCIU at one of them and precepts new grads all the time...
    Oct 19, '12
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  10. Raleigh School
    Hey Chris, Well for starters, most programs look at grades and GRE scores. It appears as if your wife would have no problem on that end. RSNA, I would say looks at those more highly than someone...
    Oct 19, '12
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  11. How old were you when you started CRNA school?
    34 when I started and will be 36 when I graduate....most in my class are 27-30...have some outliers both ways though...ie 23yr old and a couple of 40+
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  12. Rash of A-line dislodgements
    From an anesthesia point of view, No, most MDA/CRNA will not suture in the Aline as we only need it for the duration of the case. In addition, our patients are anesthetized so we do not have to...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  13. Raleigh School
    Chris, I heard that RSNA is going to $10,000 per year. That doesn't include UNCG fees, however I don't believe that it is close to $42 G. Thinking its about $9000-11,000 for UNCG for both years...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  14. Am I on the right track if I want to eventually work in SICU?
    Not a problem...Hint of advice though. In all honesty, ICU patients are NOT all on the brink of death, many of them are there to PREVENT bad things from happening to them. I might even say that...
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  15. Am I on the right track if I want to eventually work in SICU?
    Honestly don't wait a couple of years, I would suggest get a year on the floor you are at then start applying as soon as you can. I also would not recommend attempting to get into a smaller ICU...
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  16. CCRN needed for SRNA?
    The thing you have to remember is that usually everyone else has a good GPA and GRE scores if they are applying. The CCRN can set you apart from them. Although many schools are now requiring it to...
    Oct 12, '12
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  17. Critical Care Tips
    Know these key points! Got to swell to get well. If your patient has no holes you create them, if they have holes you plug em... Steriods don't cure anything but they help everything. ...
    Sep 30, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  18. Considering an ADN over a BSN but already have a bachelors
    You got me good itsnowornever.....however just for my own sanity and the fact that I only look a pictures in big books only because I don't need to read anymore....please tell me where I stated that...
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  19. Considering an ADN over a BSN but already have a bachelors
    Wow...didn't take long! :) Was going to right a rebuttal however by the number of responses, I'm sure you are smart enough to make a decision. Again bro, do what is best for your situation...
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  20. Considering an ADN over a BSN but already have a bachelors
    Hey man, you will hear a lot of varying ways to go about this. In all honesty, you really need to pursue the avenue that best suits your family, which usually is the cheapest route in my book. I...
    Sep 25, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  21. Why not Levo?
    so does hypotension!! :yes:
    Sep 25, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  22. help? advice?
    I agree with wtbcrna. Your plan sounds great however VCU is an excellent school that accepts, in all honesty and as cliche as it sounds, the best of the best! I would seriously plan on applying...
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  23. Can a New Grad become a Critical care RN?
    Yes a new graduate can become an ICU RN. I went straight into ICU after i graduated with my ADN. I continue to tell people whom pursue nursing as a career to not really worry about "what" school...
    Sep 12, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  24. Why not Levo?
    Honestly, i really don't believe that the lung builds "collateral" circulation for purposes of getting O2 to the heart especially because there is only two routes really to and from it PA/PV...the...
    Sep 2, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  25. EBP
    EBP
    Hyperventilation does in fact lower ICP by means of cerebral vasoconstriction but if i recall most literature states that the effect doesn't sustain past 12-24hrs.....just off top of my head.. that...
    Aug 30, '12
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing


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