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commonsense has 2 years experience and specializes in ICU.

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  1. Hi there, im replying to your post of you just finishing you BSN.  Congrats! You must feel a huge weight off your shoulders! I have a question and maybe you would be able to guide me. I am currently in Nurs 4465 vulnerable populations. We received our first project and it is the windshield survey. I am pretty lost when it comes to completing this project. I have filled most of it out but have no idea if I am headed in the right direction because there are alot of cultural and race questions which I am getting confused about. Any advice or guideline I can go off of of yours? Thanks so much!

  2. Receiving a open heart patient

    Sounds much more efficient than me. I typically just look at the patient and scratch my chin a couple times while saying hmmm. However, that's receiving, if assisting I run into my patients room and try to act busy so that I don't have to do anything...
  3. frustrated with transition to icu

    It does get better, but a transition to the ICU does come with a pretty steep learning curve. I agree with Liddle Noodnik on speaking with your nurse manager, possibly more orientation is needed. I believe the individual you orient with does more for...
  4. The fact that you would even compare pediatric nursing as a male and pedophilia makes me seriously question the validity of your post, If I am incorrect, then I have no words.
  5. ICU RN Report- How does your unit do it?

    I'm fighting the urge to go off on a tangent, due to my extreme dislike of nursing report sheets. However, I realize this is a personal feeling and not up to date with the best practice. I'll start off with the fact that I have never tackled this iss...
  6. Senioritis / burnout / depression?

    Welcome to life as an adult student.
  7. Student Nurse

    As someone stated before, you homework will not be done for you, and you will be happy that it wasn't later in your career. With that being said, I'd like to make a few points. NDX: Good R/T: Is the diarrhea truly related to antibiotic therapy, or co...
  8. How do you feel when?..

    I am curious of how this is playing out as well cayenne06. Patients will respond much differently to ideas depending upon how they are presented. For example, A. This is John, he's going to look for an IV on you so that we can get your pain under con...
  9. Required to keep CCRN when accepted into school?

    I sure hope not. I'll start TCU's CRNA program in the spring and my CCRN will expire in sometime during the second year. I have an eery feeling that I'll have enough to focus on at that time without finding CE hours or retesting to maintain my certif...
  10. Are my stats competitive for CRNA (Samuel or Columbia)?

    Stats actually look ok man, my concern is why you only want to apply for schools in Northern CA or NYC. If it's a family or extenuating circumstances type of thing I get it, but if not you might want to give yourself a few more options.
  11. TCU CRNA

    I was recently accepted for the TCU CRNA program, you've chosen schools wisely. No biology courses needed, but organic chemistry is an important one. It didn't seem to matter that I took all my chemistry courses at a community college, but they shoul...
  12. Getting your BSN and having an appropriate GPA is not one way to get into a CRNA program, it is the only way. Best of luck in your future endeavors.
  13. Fluid bolus by gravity or pump?

    Go with your gut.
  14. 1750 hours for CCRN exam?

    As delphine22 said above, it depends on whether you are the primary provider for the patients. In my opinion, if you're doing all the charting, passing the meds, etc. with a preceptor watching over you, then you are the primary provider. If the prece...
  15. good report sheet

    ICU report is usually pretty basic because the nurses are generally type-A personality, no matter what you tell them they will double check anyways. I usually cover the background then go head to toe. -Admitted for: -MD: -HX: -All: -Neuro: -Cardiac: ...