RoxannMM

RoxannMM

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  1. Infusing peripheral nerve blocks

    ERIC, Thanks fro your response I actually have had to contact anesthesia mutiple times in relation to these nerve blocks and it seems that who ever is on call at night does not know much about the nerve blocks. That's why I was questioning thier ...
  2. Infusing peripheral nerve blocks

    It's neither of those. I know which you are talking about though inreference to the total shoulder. I have seen what we call a "Zimmer" Which is probably very similar to the Painbust Ball your talking about. The Zimmer is Pressure controled and is on...
  3. Considering Critical Care

    DeeDAWNtee, Thanks AGAIN! I can't wait to shadow/observe next monday. I hope what I am expecting plus more. YAY, starthing to feel like a llittle kid who is waiting for christmas. ESP. After my horrible night of work last night. I HATE COMPUTERS, ...
  4. Infusing peripheral nerve blocks

    Still Awaiting and feedback... Anyone even if you have jsut seen one Ijust want to know if they are being used in other facilities other than my own. Medication that is being used for the infusion is Ropivicaine. Thanks! Hope to hear from someone!
  5. Considering Critical Care

    Thanks Deedawntee! I deff. appericate your feedback. I most admit I myself in nursing school wanted to work in Critical Care unit but wanted to become more acustomed with my skills and assessments before. ALong with the put down from a follow class...
  6. Infusing peripheral nerve blocks

    I don't know if this topic has been brought up before. I am just looking for some feedback if anyone has had any experience with nerve block infusions. It's like a regional block except a catheter is used. Patient's get a loading bolus for the surger...
  7. Toradol

    I like this Thread Quite intresting, I did know all of this about Toradol which is more than frequwntly used on our unit with both joints, and backs. I didn't know that is deceases that chance of fusion with spines. Which is intresting to me. We use ...
  8. New RN to ortho

    Congrats Welcome to Nursing! Like tweety said, Circulation, Sensation, Movement. Priority everytime. DTV prevent also very important in these patient's. So Keep an close eye on your Saturation level. Antibiotic therapy is very important with the high...
  9. Considering Critical Care

    Looking for some feedback. I am currently an RN on a Med-Surg specially floor. I work with primarily Trauma/Ortho patients, and now I am considering a move to the ICU. Shock Truma we are a level 1 trauma center and I am truly loving my time with the ...
  10. ? about DVT

    I Work in Orthopeadic with alot of acute post operative Total knee replacements. I totally agree with you, about the pressure cuff what I refer to as SCD's (sequential compression devices) which help to prevent DVT. We use them in conjunction with C...
  11. One of your best moments in Med Surg is...

    I loved hearing all these stories unfortantely I don't have any of mine own yet but I can't wait till I do. Keep up all the good work and great care.
  12. Starting as Ortho GN in less than a week...

    I just wanted to say Thank You All for the POSITIVE feedback. It's been great and reassuring. I am glad that other nurses see questions as a good thing. I have always asked question thoughout school they were ones that needed serious thought and most...
  13. Wearing scrubs home??

    I have to agree with this statement. I understand that it is our job to take care of patients. Though at home I feel like we need to take care of ourselves so that we can continue doing our job. Exposure to germs is what keeps us strong. Just like w...
  14. Starting as Ortho GN in less than a week...

    Thank You Very Much. Great little helper!
  15. Starting as Ortho GN in less than a week...

    CMS?? or CNS?? Sorry. I have been through 10 ortho surgeries myself (as a child13-15yrs). I hoping that will help me.