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  1. CRNA School in GA

    There probably isn't one around the area because georgia has i believe two AA schools and a high number of practicing AAs there.
  2. education after CRNA

    I have absolutely no desire to further my education. i feel like school totally squelched any desire i had, now i just want to live a humbled life with plenty of sleep.
  3. Capnography

    EtCO2 monitoring on vented patients is crucial, how else will you know you are ventilating the patient adequately? the once every few hours ABG?
  4. alveoli recruitment

    You could get the bilevel vent, whose goal is ultimate alveolar recruitment. functions on the concept of constant high peep (~ 30) that allows spont ventilation over by the patient. it sounds weird but has proven miraculous in many patients. you ...
  5. Using Propofol for sedation on vented pts?

    It is a great drug for sedation for vented patients. Of course you have to be careful with the cardiac depression, and long term administration can lead to acidosis in children. Some of the other positives include bronchodilation and antiemetic pro...
  6. Using Propofol for sedation on vented pts?

    It is a great drug for sedation for vented patients. Of course you have to be careful with the cardiac depression, and long term administration can lead to acidosis in children. Some of the other positives include bronchodilation and antiemetic pro...
  7. STAT intubation advice PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!

    the first thing i do is ask what's going on as i visualize the patient, i get a brief synopsis (allergies, events leading to) of the situation as i'm looking to see if there is already a blade, tube, and working suction at the head of the bead. I th...
  8. Okay, I have to say it. So as an ER nurse you're taking care of a balloon pump patient, do you actually know how to adjust it and what you're looking at and why you should adjust it? ICU nurses have to take classes and be oriented on the unit for a...
  9. LMA Insertion

    I have done both ways. With it deflated i find it folds back easily and usually requires use of the second hand to reposition the tip. With it partially filled it can be difficult to get in the mouth past the tongue but overall easier to insert.
  10. CRNA vs Physician Salaries

    My statement is not a mockery, it wasn't meant to insult. I was basically clarifying for an above poster about the cost of training a resident versus srna for the hospital alone. Nothing at all to do with the amount of debt a person ends up in, rat...
  11. CRNA vs Physician Salaries

    Cost of education is the cost that the hospital pays not what you pay. SRNAs don't get paid, in fact they pay to learn. MDA residents get paid, in addition to all of their food and some get help with housing, in addition to the cost of training the...
  12. Deciding whether to drop out CRNA school?

    I had a short rotation in a place I absolutely hated, I realized that I did become a little depressed during that time. Keep your head up, I think antidepressants might actually be a good idea. There are many people on antihypertensives, antireflux...
  13. Does time pass slow in the OR?

    I wouldn't call it necessarily boring, maybe sometimes lonely because your always someplace different. We have our busy times, beginning of a case, end of a case, in between cases. So I actually welcome the chance to sit for a while and catchup on ...
  14. NICU (cardiac) experience for CRNA ?

    What i meant by plain NICU was that without post cardiac surgery. My classmates had experience in post cardiac surgery, ecmo etc. If you have anything other than that, then the anesthesia school may suggest you get adult experience or some sort of ...
  15. CRNA anything like nursing?

    Must be nice to get lunch and 3-4 breaks per shift. As a student I used to get lunch, and hopefully a morning break if my case wasn't just starting or ending. I also remember plenty of 12-16 hours days that were supposed to be 8. I find the work c...