Kiwi BSN, RN

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I am a classically-trained musician (violist) who fell in love with nursing! LIKES: the color blue, chemistry, old oak trees, "Office Space", babies' fontanels :), chess, swimming. DISLIKES: cruelty, irate drivers, exhaustion.

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  1. Hi! I am an experienced critical care RN. I have an interview in a couple days for Endoscopy. I'm interested in the position because I have seen many completed at the bedside in the critical care setting. I have been trained in conscious sedation nur...
  2. This summer I had a kidney tumor that kept me hospitalized:sniff: . I barely went outside, and now it's fall (and cold):penguin: . I want to be in a place where I can get my summer back! I must tell you... friends, I am pretty broke right now. But I ...
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    Valsalva maneuver

    Well, first you lift up the seat. Gather mentally-stimulating reading material. Sit down. Take a deep cleansing breath, prepare yourself, and go at it.......... j/k Just hold lips together and blow without air escaping from nostrils. That is about ...
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    relationship blues-school or love

    changed, check out this thread: https://allnurses.com/forums/f16/single-srnas-93159.html?highlight=single unfortunately, the quote from the movie "the shining": "all work and no play makes jack a dull boy..." rings true. years of reading posts on thi...
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    Anesthesia School Help

    This was a great website while it lasted. Maybe it was a class website?
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    huge juggling act with time as the enemy

    joli, I am glad I'm not the only one. I have had THE WORST day! Everybody has been talking down to me like I'm a nobody. Today I verbally stated to my boyfriend that I don't like being a nurse. I hope I can make it too.
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    Tranquilizer dart

    You have a point. When interviewed on the need for an occasional tranq dart, he stated with a grunt, "Take the day they left me in a temporary holding cage while they cleaned the display habitat. First off, it's a 10-by-8-foot space, so I'm reboundin...
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    Tranquilizer dart

    It was amazing to me that the Gorilla himself actually enjoyed the occasional tranq dart. What a junkie! To circumvent the dilaudid, succs, diprivan - and demonstrate attention-seeking behaviors so he could go straight for the dart...WOW! Heck, even ...
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    A Profession With A Proud History...

    LOL! For this montage of pics I googled "nurse anesthetist".
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    A Profession With A Proud History...

    ...To the next generation! WE'VE COME A LONG WAY, BABY! HAPPY NURSE ANESTHETISTS WEEK!
  11. From the first pioneers...
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    CRNA & NP: Advantages??

    Excellent insight BigDave.
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    Tranquilizer dart

    Upon reading this excellent article from The Onion... http://www.theonion.com/content/node/44692 I am asking (while trying to keep a strait face), what do you think is in a tranquilizer dart? What on earth could take a 500 lb wild animal out in ~10 s...
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    How many of your patients didnt survive anesthesia?

    Sorry, but per TOS on allnurses.com the anesthesia providers on this site can't give medical advice. It does sound as though you have different variables that could affect your plan of anesthesia.
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    texas crna's

    OP: use the PRE-CRNA FORUM. PLEASE!