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    HI we are surveying NPs for a Grad school project. PLease help! Thanks!
    www.texasnursepractitioners.com

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    Hi, we are a group of Grad students conducting research on NP reimbursement. Please help by answering our survey.
    Go to www.texasnursepractitioners.com click on the opening link. No registration needed. Thanks!

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    You can send me a private message.

    I am a NP student there.

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    Quote from zozzy777
    I was a traveler at Columbia Neuro ICU (in NYC) last year and they very actively used it. You might call them and see if they can give you a copy of their protocol. They are really nice. I am having a brain moment and can't remember the manager's name!! Good luck!!
    Thanks for the tip! I will definitely explore this lead! :spin:
    Avery

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    Quote from connyrn
    Pardon my ignorance but I never heard of the Arctic Sun before!
    I cannot wait to see what replies that will come out of your question and I am very curious of the protocol you will come up with.

    Would you consider e-mail it to me so I can have an opinion too?

    Personally, I like to keep my patients cool. Specially if they are COPD pts, they breathe better when cool, if a patient tries to get out of the bed unassisted, I like to keep the room on the cool side too! So the pt has a tendency to curl up to stay warm bed!
    Hi,
    This is a machine that our hospital uses to chemically induce hypothermia in patients who have cardiac arrested to help improve neurological outcomes.
    Avery

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    Hi,
    I was wondering if anyone uses the arctic sun on their unit and has a hypothermia protocol? I am in the process of reworking ours and was interested in problems/issues/pt safety that others at other hospitals have encountered.
    Thanks, 'Avery

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    Quote from ERRNTraveler
    For acute MI in the ER: 5mg IVP x 3 doses- can give each dose over 2 min, with 5 min. between doses. Hold for HR <60 or SBP <100.

    This is how we give it in the cardiac ICU
    Avery

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    Hi,
    What is it you think they do in the CCU? What patient populations will you be working with? What type of hospital is it? Teaching/university/magnet etc.
    These are some starting points

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    You can do it and you are setting yourself up for success by becoming mentally prepared! Keep us posted.
    Avery

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    Hi,
    How are you doing in school? Are you able to apply things clinically? Are you a good test taker? I think these are just as important. I took the HESI exit last year in April, studied for two days (about 6 hours each day) and took the test. I do not think more studying would have personally helped me. The questions are not straightforward, there are things embedded in the questions to pick up on. The HESI cd was horrible for me, it was much harder than the actual exam. Good luck to you, you are on the right track, I did take a Kaplan review course which helped me with overall test strategies and did tons of nclex review questions. The rationales for the nclex answers helped me a lot.
    You can do it.
    I got an 1150 on the HESI exit what do you all have to get to pass?
    Avery

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    I am sorry you are in an unsafe situation and I think that based on the questions that you posed in your post, you know what you need to do.
    Best of luck to you,
    Avery

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    Wow,
    First, I think you need to surround yourself with positive people. I have never had anyone who told me I couldn't do something but rather they helped push me on my journey!
    When I started nursing school, my boys were 1 and 5. My husband runs a large corporation and my parents lived eight hours away.
    I graduated four years later, with my BSN, was president of my school's nursing student association, had four years of diverse experience in er, icu, nicu, and cvicu. I graduated Magna Cum Laude.
    So my answer would be yes, if you are determined, you can do anything!
    Btw, I am in grad school now to become a NP. I will graduate in 2009.
    Avery

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    Am going to school to be a FNP. Will graduate in 2010! Taking it one class at a time so I can enjoy my current job!
    Avery

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    How about using the ROME rules?
    Resp is opposite
    Metabolic is equal
    This applies to the arrows and whether they go the same way or opposite ways in regards to pH AND Co2.
    It cannot be compensated if the pH is not normal, it can be compensating.
    Hope this makes sense.
    Avery


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