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  1. 6 months into CSICU..
    Don't do 3 days in a row. This sounds exactly like the unit I just worked in for the last 3 yrs.
    May 24, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  2. CSC Exam
    Agreed. After taking it I realized I went a little overboard with the studying but I thought it would be a good review and learned some new info.
    May 22, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  3. How old were you when you started CRNA school?
    I've never taken organic chem. it wasn't required for the particular schools I applied to. I did take an online biochem class through UNE- the school I ended up choosing- which I found challenging...
    May 13, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  4. Gifts vs. bribes...is there a line?
    You did the right thing. I feel that it's inappropriate to take money from pts or family. If you happen to run into her just say that you appreciate the gesture but its against company policy. I've...
    May 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. "I am sorry - I refuse to float to Peds!"
    Just got asked to float to the peds unit tonight. I'm an adult ICU nurse. I know nothing about peds!!! I said no way!
    Apr 27, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  6. Not qualified for CCRN will CMC certificate work?
    I believe you need to have your CCRN or other clinical nursing specialty (such as PCCN, etc) in order to get a subspecialty certification such as the CSC or CMC. I think that is what you're asking...
    Apr 25, '13
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  7. Saying no when work calls
    This.
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Picc line question
    I was also taught to return the "wasted" blood back to the patient.
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Terrible Medication error
    Take a deep breath. I have made a pretty bad error as well and I know how you're feeling. It's a lonely, guilty, sick to your stomach kind of a feeling. The pt was eventually ok and that is what...
    Apr 17, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  10. Tricks of the trade: Diversion- stories of the stupid and sly?
    Oh my god. Ew.
    Apr 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. What's the biggest mistake you've ever made as a nurse? What did you learn from it?
    To be clear I gave the 20 meq of k over about 1/2 hour and was surprised that nothing happened. Yes you are correct the pt would not have pvc's I was wrong about that. I was surprised that their...
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. What's the biggest mistake you've ever made as a nurse? What did you learn from it?
    So I feel like mine are so much worse than these! But here goes: I had a post-op CABG pt and have 20 meq of kcl via the central line. I got distracted and programmed the iv pump as an antibiotic and...
    Apr 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Dreaming About Work
    These are awful! I had a dream that my pt stood and ripped his IABP out and started exsanguinating everywhere!!
    Apr 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Have you ever performed CPR? Results?:
    I've done CPR many times; I work in the ICU. It really depends on why the person is coding as to whether they'll make it or not. For example the numerous septic, MODS patients on high dose pressors...
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  15. Resume help!
    I'm not sure what you're asking... Are you looking for a resume template or are you asking if that is suitable experience?
    Mar 30, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  16. Homemade Saline?
    Shouldn't you be using sterile saline to clean wounds? This would not be possible to make at home. I don't work home health but this policy doesn't seem to make any sense.
    Mar 29, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  17. A Complicated Surgery for a Politician
    I don't get it either.
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  18. Suicide patients
    Ehh.. A lot can happen in 15 mins. I'm not sure of the legality or not though. I work at a hospital where all patients who are suicidal have a 1:1 sitter. I'd be extremely nervous without one. My mom...
    Mar 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  19. B.S. In Biochemistry
    You need at least one of ICU experience as a registered nurse as a requirement to get accepted to any CRNA program. So you need to become a nurse first. I would also strongly suggest shadowing a CRNA...
    Mar 21, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  20. Discrimination against males in the nursing profession.
    I just hate it when I tell people outside of healthcare about my job/ day and get rude comments about my coworkers. I work with a lot of male nurses and if it comes up in conversation I always seem...
    Mar 19, '13
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  21. Norovirus
    Ugh I had the norovirus several years ago...got it from a pt. Lost about 10lbs in 3 days. It was awful and I got my boyfriend sick too. I felt so bad! I almost went to the hospital because I...
    Mar 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. I got into Otterbein CRNA class of 2014!!!
    Thank you! In going to University of New England in Portland, ME.
    Mar 15, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  23. 1year RN, I think I hate it. Advice?
    I felt like this at about 1 yr as well. When I was really new I wasn't as afraid to ask questions because I could give myself more of a break...( ie I've only been doing this for a month it's ok I...
    Mar 15, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. I got into Otterbein CRNA class of 2014!!!
    Oh gotcha! I must've misread. Congrats!! I start in may and am starting to get really nervous..
    Mar 15, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  25. Bedside report in ICU
    Yes. We do it and ask that visitors/ families leave from 6:30-8 to give us a change to talk and assess pts. We also do report at a table right outside the door so it's not technically right next to...
    Mar 15, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing


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