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    ventilators vs ambubag

    I have seen patients bagged with sats falling just into the lower 80's when on a ventilator. Even when the pt was ventilated with the BVM, the sats did not seem to improve in this particular case. Although I agree with the others - I would have suctioned and used the ambu, then more than likely had RT come have a gander.
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    Utah surgeons against AA's

    I personally believe that AA's need to be phased into the picture more, especially in large hospitals. The salary is less than an MD/CRNA which would save the hospital money and they can be a knowledgeable and effective part of the healthcare team. The arguments I'm seeing here are simply dead-ended. For example, on the website you posted they said something along the lines of "anyone can enter an AA program with no healthcare experience and become an AA in 2 years". Hmm, what other profession does this remind me of? Nursing, Surgical Technicians, X-Ray Technicians, Paramedics, PTA's, OTA's... Additionally, they say that there is a lack of evidence supporting their effectiveness and safety. Well, this is probably because there is a lack of AA's all around!
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    so I blush really bad...

    I am an ex-sufferer of this embarrassing nonsense as well. Check out this link: Blushing explained | Better Health Channel Personally, I had great success with 0.5mg of Xanax in the morning. Eventually after going through psychotherapy and discovering the root of my problem (which actually was a very interesting and almost dormant case of social anxiety), I was put on 20mg of Lexapro. I take it once a day, and am still "blush free" (unless it's a truthfully embarrassing moment).
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    New Grad Geri help

    Davis's Notes are absolutely awesome. If you go to Borders or Barnes & Noble, you'll see them in the Nursing Review and NCLEX sections. They're little spiral notebooks that are made for this purpose. They have them on just about every topic imaginable, so I'm sure they'd have one for Geriatrics. The 4 I have cost $24.95 each (this was about 1 year ago). They are about $5 cheaper on Amazon. Here is just an example (this is the first one that I bought too): http://www.amazon.com/Rnotes-Nurses-Clinical-Pocket-Guide/dp/0803613350/ref=pd_sim_b_3
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    what is BEDSIDE nursing?? Essential?

    Beside nurses - this is a nurse that cares for patients while they are sick, LITERALLY at the bedside. It's slang. Assess- to look at the patient, gather information... the Nursing Process. Essential- required or needed, very important
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    teaching phlebotomy class

    http://www.borders.com/online/store/TitleDetail?sku=0781761387 I was actually just looking through this book yesterday since it caught my eye. It appears to be rather detailed. In the procedures section, it provides the rationale for each step which will be helpful for you and your students.