0.9%NormalSarah ADN, RN

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Fairly new ICU RN learning every day in every way

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0.9%NormalSarah has 3 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in ICU.

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    Moderate Sedation

    Physician and myself. I can put in an OPA if I need an airway which we always keep in the room, I can jaw thrust and call for someone to get me a reversal if we over sedate. We start low and go slow, the risk is low. I always have suction and O2 set ...
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    What is your final "goal" for nursing? What if I don't have one?

    I agree with commenters saying one should have to get a CNA before nursing school. My school required this and I think it was pretty valuable. At the very minimum nurses have to be able to learn basic care and how to act in the medical environment, a...
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    Peripheral Vasopressor Administration - Considering Catheter Gauge

    @Wuzzie yeah that is a good point, the sooner to catch the extravasation certainly the better. I personally have seen vasopressor extravasation in larger bore IVs, 18g and 20g and I do think it was caught fairly early due to the pain the patient felt...
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    Giving Report and IV Access

    Good discussion. I actually mentioned above I've taken this thread off-topic, so I decided to open a new discussion, and here is the link! As I state in the new topic, thanks to you who have questioned my statements as I've been able to get ou...
  5. A recent discussion here on Allnurses was initiated to discuss the importance of lack thereof of reporting off the size and location of peripheral IV access during change of shift report. In a response regarding catheter size and the request to get a...
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    Giving Report and IV Access

    Yes definitely, point taken. I agree that it’s not the nurse’s fault there’s not central access. I just made this comment originally to say that there were a couple scenarios where I’d ask if they had time to grab another IV that would be nice. I’m n...
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    Pressors with low EF and CHF

    Enjoying this discussion on the hemodynamic evaluation and management of heart failure patients!
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    Classmates Using Test Banks

    Get out of that group chat stat. It wouldn’t be my style to report it because I think the people using these will get their due when they can’t think their way through an original question or clinical situation. But I get it if you’re wanting to clea...
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    Giving Report and IV Access

    Peripheral vasopressor and inotrope therapy require a larger bore, according to most policies and medication admin guidelines. But yes your point about fluid resuscitation is fair. Hopefully some poor resident is preparing to get a central line in LO...
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    Giving Report and IV Access

    I’ll respectfully disagree with this one part about having a 22g, just because so many times when I’m getting a patient sick enough to come to the ICU, they tank on me as I’m receiving the patient and moving them over to their ICU bed. I need a large...
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    Depressed and Anxious Experienced Nurse

    Find out if you can get some disability or any type of pay that can allow you a break. SI are very serious and you know that, you have to take care of yourself. Ask someone for help, anyone in your family or friends, can they help you out so you can ...
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    Giving Report and IV Access

    Eh, I always say what lines I’ve got and where in report. It’s just part of my process as I go through systems, and I am someone that likes to be extremely thorough even on things that probably don’t matter as much. But I also don’t get upset if the ...
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    Home stretch!

    That schedule is temporary and you will get through it! Enjoy your last bit of nursing school, I actually miss going to class and having my peers. Good luck!
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    Dislike Everyone In My Cohort

    Study groups can often be a hindrance, they certainly were for me except when we’d get together to quiz each other right before a test. Side note: keep your head down and do your own thing and don’t talk about what others are or are not doing in...
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    I HATE nursing school. Now what?

    Nursing school is temporary and yes it sucks, for a multitude of reasons. The first year of nursing also sucks, and potentially longer depending on where you’re at. It’s certainly not an easy profession and yes there are times where you encounter vio...