athena55 BSN, RN

critical care: trauma/oncology/burns
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athena55 has 38 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in critical care: trauma/oncology/burns.

Burn ICU BAMC/SAMMC

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    What makes a COB crusty?

    Glass syringes After you counted your needles, they had to be sharpened I saw the introduction of art lines and the swan ganz Making our own TPN under a hood Standing watching and counting the drops of the IV and having to know the difference betwee...
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    Passed ANCC Adult Gero NP

    Congratulations! And thanks for listing what helped you as you studied for the ANCC Adult Gero Exam!
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    Absn with army reserve

    Welcome, Unakadh!
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    LPNs in ICUs titrating drips

    Thanks for responding ktwlpn May I ask, which state?
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    LPNs in ICUs titrating drips

    Hello Everyone I work in a Military medical center and we utilize LPNs in our burn unit but the rumor mill has churned out that in the near future only military LPNs will be hired. My question is: How many LPNs/LVNs are currently working in an ICU a...
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    Hard of Hearing and school issues

    Hi Amber My question to you is, did your LPN program know or were aware of your hearing loss when you applied? Were you hearing while at the LPN program and then lose your hearing after graduation as a LPN? I would hope that you would be accepted int...
  7. mcdebb BTE = Behind The Ear. I take mine out when I am in a room for a few hours (I work in a Burn ICU and the inidividual rooms are cranked up to 90 degrees F and boy do I perspire) so I take them both out and place them in a sealable bag that came ...
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    so many choices....so little time

    Nalon1: Thank you for responding. I have sent the information to him. :)
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    so many choices....so little time

    Hello All My friend is moving to Houston, Texas for a new job and he asked me about choosing different utilities in the Houston, Texas area. I know nothing about gas, electric, water, cable in Houston (currently stationed in San Antonio) Which electr...
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    Job offers

    I totally agree with KerryNurse on this. How would you feel if you spent two plus weeks orientating someone to a position and then they tell you they are leaving for another job, one that they really wanted but they took this one hoping that the oth...
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    Can I still become a nurse with a disease

    Hi! Please do not view me as being insensitive, but..... Not sure why it would? If they don't ask, why would you tell? Does the Celiac disease drastically alter your Activities of Daily Living? Can you do just about anything EXCEPT eat anything and e...
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    oral Distress of Critical Care Nurses

    Hi casalamar Ummm....not sure what you are looking for?
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    Just Got Denied at VA for New Grad Program

    I echo the others who have posted above me.... You are barking up the wrong tree! I was with the Reserves then went to the active side-of-the-house. Those who are RC raise their right hand and state the same Oath as you did/do. Those group of Reservi...
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    I cant believe I passed my CCRN today! 8/27/13

    Hi Five and Good For YOU! Congratulations on passing CCRN.
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    PCS-ing to San Antonio, BAMC

    Hi Lunah! Yeah, well I have been home almost six months post deployment (wow how time flies.....) and I shouldn't be deployed again for 14 months (which has been my average, smile) Thank you for the tip about the Converse area. Hey, watch your six wh...