RescueNinja

RescueNinja

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RescueNinja has 1 years experience and specializes in ICU, ER.

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  1. What is the most interesting case you've seen in the ER?

  2. IVP vs IVPB

    I'm really surprised to see people saying you need an order to piggyback something. I have never seen an order for anything other than "IV." You can dilute things as much as you want as long as it meets the minimum as specified in the policy or instr...
  3. Holy guacamole, this new grad just scored an awesome gig!

    Congratulations!
  4. First shift off orientation.

    Wow I'm so jealous of all your orientations! I had 8 shifts before I was thrown to the wolves.
  5. What the what??

    Here you go :) Push the little pronunciation button at the top http://www.drugs.com/metoprolol.html
  6. What the what??

    So many of these drive me bananas. The worst is O2 Stats. Or the patient is statting at whatever. Those make my skin crawl! Shortly after I started a new job about an hour and a half from where I live (not far, but *very* different culture) I asked a...
  7. low pressure alarm if trach comes out?

    I did not read through all the posts so this may have been posted already, but the very first thing I check when I have a trach patient (okay, second thing after code status) is that I have an extra trach at the bedside so that I can pop that sucker ...
  8. first code

    I have taken part in many codes including a few hours ago and yesterday too. My first was in my third semester of NS. None of them were my patients and none of them survived, unfortunately. Since I work in the ED, most of the codes I see now are peo...
  9. Oxygen by mask

    I agree with other posters. I would never wait for an order to put my pt on O2 if I felt it was necessary. You do need to be careful, but you will learn who can tolerate the O2 and who can't. Now I work in Emergency and we have a lot of directives th...
  10. Nursing in Nova Scotia

    It doesn't look that way, but I don't know for sure...here are the websites for the nursing Colleges. Good luck with whatever you choose. http://www.crnns.ca/ RNs & NPs http://www.clpnns.ca/ LPNs A lot of nurses I know have used Athabasca to obta...
  11. What can you run iv tylenol with.

    The only incompatibilities listed on Medscape are diazepam and chlorpromazine.
  12. Drugs used on adult critical care unit

    We use Propofol almost exclusively, but if BP is an issue and Levophed is not working well enough or if we are unable to wean pts off the Levophed within a day or two, we tend to ask for the Versed/Fentanyl combo also.
  13. critical care texts

    http://www.amazon.com/Critical-Care-Nursing-Made-Incredibly/dp/1609136497/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1322615881&sr=8-2 I don't have this book in particular, but I have several others from the series and LOVE them. They make everything so easy to ...
  14. am I covered by my facility when transporting?

    Your facility should have a policy on this. Mine does. As long as we follow our facility's P&Ps for our department/specialty we are covered.
  15. Scope of practice ?

    We thought this at my facility (LTC) too until one of our local coroners was angry that we hadn't been putting anything in the preliminary cause of death section of our facility's internal paperwork. He told us that it is not a legal diagnosis, but i...