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  1. What's it like to be a private duty RN?
    Wow. Thanks you guys. Is it mostly children that are being cared for or do you also have a population of elders/quad/para/...etc? Yes, I will continue reading other posts within this specialty...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  2. "Taking a verbal" = writing your own orders?!
    As said here; there are standing protocols for ordering common needed things such as the ABG. Often standing order sets exist which make this practice ok under hospital policies. The well- seasoned...
    Sep 4
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  3. Charge nurse taking patients in ICU
    A "magnet" hospital and this particular ICU had previously rarely had the charge nurse take patients. There are plenty of float staff and RNs willing to work extra shifts; but now it is becoming...
    Sep 4
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  4. What's it like to be a private duty RN?
    Just....what's it like? Is it terribly boring to hang out for eight to 10 hours at someone's home ? Of course you are doing your nursing process and duties; but compared to the 12 hour shifts of an...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  5. difficulties in transitioning to ICU
    Been doing ICU for about 18 months and yes, still feel overwhelmed at times. A lot of ICU nurses don't like to hear this. But one of the things that has saved me...(.because I have over 8 years of...
    Jan 28
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  6. How do you get co-nurses to customize their monitors?
    Simple question: How do you personally get other nurses to customize their monitor alarms when it becomes brutally obvious that it is not necessary to alarm with every PVC pair....or that the...
    Jan 28
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  7. Alarm Fatigue, Silencing Many Hospital Alarms Leads To Better Health Care
    Yes!!! Great article!!!! Please everyone....we do not need to respond to your PAIR PVCs all night long! Please, customize that monitor or fix that patient! Have courage to customize!!!!
    Jan 28
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. Alarms Fatigue: How are you planning to meet this NPSG?
    Thanks for this thread, know I'm coming in late on it. This is one of my biggest stressors in the ICU. I love my co-workers; but it becomes difficult conversation at times to notify some of them that...
    Jan 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Does the Clinical Ladder violate Labor Laws?
    It is clearly my experience that nurses of higher levels are resources for the unit they provide service in. They mentor (although inherent personality determines how well)....they can easily care...
    Jan 5
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  10. Proning ARDs patients
    Thank goodness this therapy is back in fashion. It makes sense and shows results. Our hospital is cheap with the rotos.....so as said....bundle up the team.....secure the lines....and get creative. I...
    Jan 3
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  11. Beginner's Blues?
    Don't know if you, poster are still reading here....you have probably gotten homey by now...because it sounds like people like you . That is the most important thing, I have found, in ICU. That your...
    Jan 3
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  12. Want to ICU travel?
    Where are you from, going to....and how long is your experience? Thinking of West Coast USA...as well, any advice will be greatly appreciated! How long has it taken ICU travelers to feel...
    Jan 3
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  13. New ICU- wanting helpful tips
    I'm sure that you are a member of AACN. That will plug you in to everything in the now/know. You are doing everything right so far. Experience and asking lots of questions of those you see as...
    Jan 3
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  14. Inquiry about breaking bad news
    I explain clearly to family and patient certain results are legally beyond my scope to discuss before physician discourses with them. I also tell them after physician has diagnosed/analyzed and...
    Jan 3
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  15. New nurse with bad preceptor in the CCU
    OMGosh. Been a stellar Med-Surg-Tele RN for seven years, been also inpatient rehab.....now trauma ICU.....just like a new grad again.....can't imagine being a new grad with no guidance in...
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  16. titrating FIO2
    Thank you so much Hodgie. I am not too far afield in my assessments in the trauma ICU by reading your response, (just a little unconfident). But this has helped much!!! Thank you Jackie too! Luckily,...
    Feb 18, '13
    Forum: Trauma ICU
  17. titrating FIO2
    Thanks Sun. The thing us RNs do with the vents is titrate the FIO2 only. Thank goodness we have so many amazing R/Ts! A question for you as the RN....how much do you stay aware of the changes in the...
    Feb 17, '13
    Forum: Trauma ICU
  18. titrating FIO2
    Hi,all. New to Trauma ICU at a teaching hopspital. Know well that Fio2 at 100% can be damaging and it ought to be used for short periods only. Pt was on PC. His blood gases were not great, PO2 like...
    Feb 17, '13
    Forum: Trauma ICU
  19. Anyone had serious doubts...about nursing and about self?
    Yes indeed. Talents more worthy naturally to be a lawyer, or an actor. But that would have been too easy. Nursing includes these two talents and many more that I need to perfect in this life. ...
    Jan 8, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  20. Advice for new to ICU in Trauma
    Thank you! YES....steep learning curve for sure!!!!! I am being a sponge and do feel years younger....almost like I did in elementary school; thirsty for every bit of knowledge and not enough time in...
    Dec 3, '12
    Forum: Trauma ICU
  21. Advice for new to ICU in Trauma
    I feel a little apprehensive about my new position in Trauma ICU. I've never worked in ICU before, yet read the journals regularly and am a member of AACCN...I've worked primarily in Med-Surg-Tele...
    Dec 1, '12
    Forum: Trauma ICU
  22. Saline bolus for high HR?
    Oh yes, 180 is kind of high......did pt. get a beta-blocker or something too? Yes, 180 is definetly too high for just N.S. bolus therapy! I would think......Why else was the HR high? I would want my...
    Dec 1, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  23. Saline bolus for high HR?
    We typically bolus for hight heart rate if it is probable dehydration. We bolus 1000 cc within one hour though....Did your paitent also have some CHF? Is that why doc. wanted to give it so slowly?
    Dec 1, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  24. acute rehab, med-surg tele..to Trauma 1 icu
    ok. My husband keeps telling me (a CCRN for 30 years)...that they hired me as Trauma ICU RN at this level I trauma teaching hospital because I am right for the work. I am feeling a little...
    Dec 1, '12
    Forum: Trauma Nursing
  25. masters degrees without ever working at the bedside?!
    Thank you for clarification. I work at bedside in ICU and not pursuing degrees....rather pursuing advancement through certifications and employment at Level 1 hospitals. So when I found this out I...
    Nov 11, '12
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student


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