Surgical Hrt RN

Surgical Hrt RN

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Surgical Hrt RN specializes in Critical Care Baby!!!!!.

I am the mother of 3 boys and have been a critical care open heart nurse for a longggggggg time now! I love it, couldn't see myself doing anything else!

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  1. Need Advice- stressing!

    i have been a nurse for over 10 years. i went to college after i had my children, so it wasnt something i did straight out of high school. like you, my life was tumultuous before and during nursing school. by the time graduation rolled around i was s...
  2. Descripton of tracheal secretion

    :lol2: Too funny!
  3. Milrinone vs Dobutamine

    where i first learned cvicu nursing primacor was the drug of choice. it worked great! however, it could cause some hypotension so you need to be careful when using it. the last few years, in a different hospital, dobutamine was the drug of choice. i ...
  4. chf question

    AMEN!!!!!! I HATE when docs order a BNP while on Natrecor! Pointless....but I am just the nurse what do I know?
  5. help needed for calculating drip rates

    That would be totally awesome!!!!!! I swear nurses need to gain control of hospitals! Life would be so much easier!
  6. ICU nurse to pt ratio "norm" on your unit?

    I totally agree with you! However.....Thank God I was not working there anymore when this incident happened. Things like this happen all the time though. Things really need to change. As I mentioned before, nurses are patients GREATEST advocates. I k...
  7. ICU nurse to pt ratio "norm" on your unit?

    I totally agree with you! However.....Thank God I was not working there anymore when this incident happened. Things like this happen all the time though. Things really need to change. As I mentioned before, nurses are patients GREATEST advocates. I k...
  8. ICU nurse to pt ratio "norm" on your unit?

    ok nurses hold on to your hats for this one!!! the hospital that i left is currently staffing nurses 4:1!!! can you believe this! hence, why i left! i just spoke with a nurse that still works in that unit and she told me a horrific story....so here i...
  9. ICU nurse to pt ratio "norm" on your unit?

    ok nurses hold on to your hats for this one!!! the hospital that i left is currently staffing nurses 4:1!!! can you believe this! hence, why i left! i just spoke with a nurse that still works in that unit and she told me a horrific story....so here i...
  10. sheath pulling tips

    Two finger method is the way to go. You also want to hold pressure at least 2 fingerbreadths ABOVE the puncture site. This allows you to still see the site while holding pressure. Most people think that holding with a fist works better, but you have ...
  11. Which pressor to use???

    I agree with most everyone here who said that Levo would be there drug of choice for this pt. What type of infarct was it? If it was right sided volume would be the only thing that would truly help this patient.
  12. Milranone and B/P

    My experience with Primacor has been much the same with the hypotension. However, it works great to reduce the SVR while increasing the CO/CI. You have to keep in mind though, that it WILL decrease your blood pressure related to the afterload affects...
  13. Best shoes ever?

    :yeahthat: I have tried everything from Danskos to Birks. Crocs are THE best shoes ever!!!!!! I have a bad knee and plantar fascitis (sp?) in one foot and after even 16 hours......zero pain! And, at $30 a pair....you can't beat it! I got almost the w...
  14. A few minutes meant difference between life-or-death...or something

    god was working overtime that day! you know it is funny how things unfold during a shift......and, how personally involved we can become. it is extremely difficult in situations such as these to leave your personal feelings aside. while this man at ...
  15. EKG training and ACLS

    mistydawn, how in the world can they expect you to work in an icu without ekg certification? legally, you should not be documenting strips without the certification. jcaho would flip over something like this and a lawyer would have a field day with ...