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KEVIN88GT

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  1. KEVIN88GT

    On call PICC nurse? Does such a thing exist?

    how's the pay? May I ask how much they reimburse you per pic placement?
  2. KEVIN88GT

    Weird incident in the MRI room..

    Frann -there is not enought ferromagnetic material in the pump that would suck it into the magnet if it is hangin on the clip on your waist. The magnetic field WILL however damage the circuits and possibly discharge large amount of insulin into the wearer -The idea with the chain is ridiculous... while I understand you're trying to make it easier for the wearer you're missing a crucial point. There can be NOTHING ferromagnetic (electronics included) that can be taken into the MRI room without either becoming a danger to the patient or damaging the electronics Thus the MRI tech. is no different than an MRI tech who wears an insulin pump. They BOTH have to remove anything in their pockets before entering the room. Weather it's a cell phone or an insulin pump. We're beating a dead horse here.... to finalize things...being a pump wearer would not automatically disqualify you from working with MRI's I'll be glad to answer anyone else questions regarding this... even with my limited experiece with MRI's.
  3. KEVIN88GT

    Weird incident in the MRI room..

    as long as you dont enter the MRI room (you can even walk up to the open door of the MRI suite) nothing will happen to your pump. Why would you have to "RUN INTO" the MRI room to help a patient... having your pump is like having a cell phone in your pocket or a stethoscope around your neck... YOU HAVE TO TAKE IT OFF BEFORE GOING IN NO MATTER WHAT... this makes you no different than other people working in the DEPT. Dont let people discriminate against you because of their ignorance... they tried to do that to me at my job untill I wrote a letter to administration..... Fight the POWER! If there is anything I can do let me know.... feel free to PM me... just tonight I had several injections in the MRI suite... and guess what... NOTHING HAPPENED... the pump comes off just like the cell phone comes out of my pocket.... life goes on.
  4. KEVIN88GT

    Can a nurse obtain informed consent for a CT /MRI scan?

    mike RT thanks for the info...luckily at my facility we require a BUN under 32 or a Creatnine 1.5 or lower which would cover renal impairment... thanks for the info though...
  5. KEVIN88GT

    Can a nurse obtain informed consent for a CT /MRI scan?

    yup.. i meant with multiple myeloma
  6. KEVIN88GT

    IV nursing

    they can be used to draw blood but you have to account for the fact that the line may be heparinized or someone may have just flushed it with NS and the patient's sodium will be high...
  7. KEVIN88GT

    Can a nurse obtain informed consent for a CT /MRI scan?

    I know what multiple myeloma is...just didn't know that with IV contrast you can cause renal failure.... that is why I asked for supporting literature... I've never even read about this on the American College of Radiologist website...
  8. KEVIN88GT

    Can a nurse obtain informed consent for a CT /MRI scan?

    Mike RT why is Multiple Myeloma a contraindication for contrast.... any literature? Thanks in advance.
  9. KEVIN88GT

    On call PICC nurse? Does such a thing exist?

    you'd have to... I dont see how else you can find the basillic vein otherwise....
  10. KEVIN88GT

    Weird incident in the MRI room..

    you're missing my point... why should he revert back to shots.... he can take the pump off when he goes into the room....
  11. KEVIN88GT

    Weird incident in the MRI room..

    A tech who is a type 1 diabetic accidently walked into the MRI room wearing an insulin pump.. the pump flew into the gantry...luckily the patient wasnt harmed... however the tech recieved a large bolus (over 30 units) of insulin as the pump failed (because of the MRI magnet). He later was seen by a volunteer to be confused and then he was brought to the ER for treatment....treated with IV D50 x2 and released.... There are nurses in the department who are diabetic and use insulin pumps. Unlike the tech they rarely walk into the MRI room (maybe once or twice a shift to push contrast or start an IV) The management has made this tech (mentioned above) leave his insulin pump locked up in a locker and insist he do manual injections of insulin.... policy is being discussed as to what to do with the other staff members who use an insulin pump.... this is insane... does anyone see anything wrong with that? In my oppinion anyone can make a mistake and walk into the room with say a CELL phone... I've never heard management mandating a persons treatment of their disease to fit institutional policies. Any comments? Discuss......
  12. KEVIN88GT

    Can a nurse obtain informed consent for a CT /MRI scan?

    i should have added that this is WITH IV contrast...hence an invasive procedure.... sorry totally forgot to mention it.
  13. I overheard a physician saying how they are short staffed and wanted a nurse to obtain informed consent for CT/ MRI scans.... is this legal? From what I know it isnt.... this is in New York if it matters
  14. KEVIN88GT

    wow IV certification is so expensive... 200 bucks!!!

    the problem is I work there per diem for an agency.... no such luck
  15. KEVIN88GT

    wow IV certification is so expensive... 200 bucks!!!

    I'm guessing that is just an institutional policy where you work? I think our scope of practice in NY allows this...
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