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  1. Intralipid (20%) infusion administration
    We pretty much always run TPN and Lipids together and it's pretty much always central (can go peripherally with the proper dextrose concentration) I've seen drips run with TPN/IL when access is an...
    Dec 6, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  2. Question about zeroing lines
    Yes!! Thank you :up:
    Nov 18, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  3. Question about zeroing lines
    janfrn, your explanation makes a lot of sense, it was never explained to me that way. So once you've zeroed your line initially you don't need to do it again, but you do need to relevel when you...
    Nov 18, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  4. daily weights in your unit?
    Usually the most we would weight a patient is 3Xweek. All our beds weigh and some of our cribs. For the beds people ususally zero the bed and attach a sticker at the bottom of the bed stating what...
    Sep 6, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  5. Sedation Woes...
    Jan I would be interested to hear if you learn anything from the rep. I have seen both, some kids awake and calm on the max dose of precedex, and also awake and agitated. I've also given it as a PRN...
    May 25, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  6. Sedation Woes...
    DO you guys like precedex? We've been using it more and more lately but I seem to find that we have kids on the max dose and they are still wide awake and require the versed anyway...We used to only...
    May 22, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  7. Magnesium Sulfate for Bronchospasm
    We also still use mag regularly in our asthma pathway. I haven't seen the use of ketamine for status asthmaticus at our facility yet, though I am still new :) we use terbutaline IV if continuous nebs...
    Jan 20, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  8. probably a dumb question about PIVs and drawing blood...
    i work on a PICU and we will draw labs from a PIV if we can get them. We don't return waste on a PIV however, only on PICC lines or CVL's. Why is drawing labs off a PIV with MIVF running so different...
    Dec 3, '11
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  9. Does anyone have info on IV potassium in their clinic?
    Patient Type Type of Infusion Maximum Rate Site of Infusion Maximum Concentration (a) Monitoring Guidelines ...
    Nov 23, '11
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  10. Preceptorship:  Peds Med-Surg or Peds Onc
    this was a very hot topic in my nursing program: should i request a preceptorship in the area i want or in med surg for a "well rounded experience?" in my opinion, you mind as well go for what you...
    Nov 21, '11
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  11. Bathing Policies
    chlorhex wipes on anyone 2 months or older daily, if under 2 months soap and water daily. Might not happen on fresh post-ops mostly because people dont get to it as opposed to the surgeons saying no....
    Oct 21, '11
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  12. Test your PEDS critical care knowledge
    did decreasing the dwell time work or did the patient end up needing hemodialysis?
    Sep 29, '11
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  13. Test your PEDS critical care knowledge
    would you want to decrease dwell time to say 30 minutes? i think the amount of waste products diffuse more quickly at the beginning of the dwell when the concentration gradient is steepest. Isn't it...
    Sep 28, '11
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  14. iv calculation question. help!
    the gtt's/mL don't matter. Think about it, if the fluid runs at 125 mL's and hour and there are 1000 mL's.... 1000 divided by 125 = 8 So it will take 8 hours for the 1000mL's to run out. If you...
    Sep 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. stony brook 2 year and work part time?
    You can do it! As long as you are focused and organized I think you'll be fine! Realistically most people have to work these days to make it through school, I know I did! I'm not saying it will be...
    May 25, '11
    Forum: New York Nursing
  16. New Grad PICU interview
    Best of luck!! I started on the PICU 2 months ago and love it so far! Its challenging and every day is something different! With your experience I'm sure you'll do great!
    May 13, '11
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  17. INR (international normalized ratio) help!
    Enoxaprin is administered to thin the blood to prevent clots, or prevent dislodging a clot that already exists. You would administer the dose because you want to increase clotting time (and therefore...
    May 10, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  18. Back to the drawing board...again!
    I would suggest biting the bullet and going for your BSN if that is your ultimate goal. If you go the other routes, there could be many road blocks that make your journey just as long if not longer...
    Apr 23, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. Potential dream job AFTER I started orientation (beware, really long)
    Apply for the job, and if you get it take it!! you have to look out for yourself and follow your dreams! You won't be the first person to leave during orientation, and you certainly won't be the...
    Apr 20, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. HELP. Torn between Internships - which matters more?
    I would go with number one...making connections at the hospital you want to work at will pay off in the long run! Best of luck!
    Apr 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Question about g-tube flush
    I am also a new grad, but it is my understanding that this is a standard order, to make sure the gtube is patent, and is independent of the meds/flush that goes with meds. For example if the patient...
    Feb 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. MGH is offering new grad ICU internship for $11.44 an hour?
    My question is how this will effect things in the future. I think we all agree the experience itself is great. I have no doubt the program will attract a lot of well qualified candidates therefore be...
    Feb 14, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  23. MGH is offering new grad ICU internship for $11.44 an hour?
    I'm so glad i'm not the only one who is outraged by this! when I got the email saying what a great opportunity, my heart about stopped when I saw the salary. I agree it is a great opportunity but I...
    Feb 11, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  24. Getting a new license in another State without endorsement
    I believe you can have a license in as many states as you like as long as you maintain them according to each states rules. endorsement is just the name for the process of obtaining a license in...
    Feb 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. BSN vs. a different degree then accelerated BSN
    ahhh yes thank you for the clarification, my bad if i confused anyone!!
    Feb 4, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student