Lori Ann

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  1. IR Scheduling

    To my fellow IR nurses! I work in a 315 bed hospital with 2 well trained IR doctors. (Only 1 IR doctor scheduled per day.) Our procedures performed at present are paras, thoras, biopsies, abscess drains, joint injections, blood patches, rhizotomies,...
  2. When patients have contrast allergies, our Radiologists prefer oral preps. It is a 13 hour prep. We have standing orders for inpatients. How do other hospitals prep their outpatients? At present, our outpatients come in the day before, and our CT tec...
  3. code blue in ir

    We call the hospital code team. I worked ER before Radiology. I handle the code until the code team gets there. Then I just do what's needed. That's our hospital policy.
  4. Rad Tech degree useful as RN in Radiology?

    Thanks for the interest! From what I've learned, every radiology nurse has a different "typical day"! First of all, we have an unpredictable schedule. When I left for today, there was 3 patients on for tommorrow. When I go in in the morning, ther...
  5. Radiation Protection

    Good topic!!!!!!! Our department does all angio except heart. We also do nephro tubes, AV shunts and stents. Recently, we got a new CT scanner that can fluoro. Since there are only 2 of us, my badge readings went thru the roof when the other girl ...
  6. Rad Tech degree useful as RN in Radiology?

    I was a RT for 7 years. The last 2, I went back to school for my RN. Now, I'm a rad RN. The radiology background has been very helpful, even when I started in the ER. However, you don't need recertified to remember the basics. I wouldn't waste m...
  7. Hello out there!!

    Hi all! New to this site too. It's nice to hear from other rad rn's!!!!! I'm also a RT. I think this helps alot. Don't get me wrong, I like my job but in my hospital I think we're taken for granted. We have 1 full time and 2 part timers. We d...