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IheartICUnursing

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IheartICUnursing specializes in Critical Care- Medical ICU.

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    Vigileo monitors

    Who out there is using Vigileo monitors? In which patients do you find them most useful? Also, I know SVV is inaccurate in A fib/ other arrhythmias. Is the same true for the other parameters? CO/CI, SV/SVI? I couldn't find a definitive answer on the Edwards website. One last thing- Overall, what is your opinion of the Vigileo monitor? Are you using the numbers to guide patient care in your unit? My unit just started using them (late, I know....)
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    VAMP on CVP lines

    VAMP actually stands for VENOUS and arterial management protection. There's really no reason for it not to be used on a CVP! Where I work, it is only used with A lines- the last time I put one on a CVP (for a pt who was extremely pancytopenic and did not need any extra blood loss or exposure to infection) I even took the time to label it CVP and write an explanation on it as to why it was there... because I knew someone would freak out about it :)
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    How old were you when you made the choice to become a NP?

    I went back for my NP after 2 yrs in the ICU... will graduate next year, at 23.
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    ICU RNs running CRRT?

    In my unit (MICU) ICU RN's run CRRT- we are still 2 patients/ nurse, but only one patient per nurse can be on CCRT. Even when your patient is fairly stable, it can still be busy with the frequent labs, gases, troubleshooting the machine, changing filters, changing settings hourly, etc. But it is fun :)
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    UTHSC at Houston FNP MSN Interview vs Acceptance

    Mine just had the same information as myUTH and the email I received after I accepted the admission offer. Official acceptance letter, orientation date/ location, and preadmission requirements.
  6. IheartICUnursing

    Your experiences as an ACNP student (or any NP student!)

    Thanks juandelacruz! I have access to UpToDate, I use it fairly frequently and find it very useful. I will check out the other resources you mentioned!
  7. I am going to be starting a full time ACNP program this Summer and was just wondering what to expect! I know it varies a lot from school to school/ program to program, but how was your experience? How did it compare to nursing school? Did you work full time? How was your clinical experience? ie did you feel like you were given lots of learning or procedure opportunities, did you feel respected, what was expected of you? Were there any books or resources that you found especially helpful? Thanks for any answers!
  8. IheartICUnursing

    UTHSC at Houston FNP MSN Interview vs Acceptance

    I'm so happy for everybody!! Congrats!
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    UTHSC at Houston FNP MSN Interview vs Acceptance

    Congrats Julia!! I got accepted too! So I guess they did all the ACNPs today maybe? SO glad the wait is over!! Good luck to everyone who is still waiting!
  10. IheartICUnursing

    UTHSC at Houston FNP MSN Interview vs Acceptance

    Maybe they did part time first? Idk. I still don't know why a select few found out a couple weeks ago that they were in. I just wish I knew the reason behind it all.
  11. IheartICUnursing

    UTHSC at Houston FNP MSN Interview vs Acceptance

    Same here! But at least that means they are working on it! It kinda sounds like they update myUTH at the same time they put together your acceptance packet. It would be so much more efficient if they would just take an hour or so to update EVERYONE's myUTH and then worry about putting together packets! Because honestly, I don't really care when I get my packet, I just need to know if I got in or not! I am so tired of my life revolving around that stupid green dot! Oh well, another day down! Keeping my fingers crossed for all of us :)
  12. IheartICUnursing

    UTHSC at Houston FNP MSN Interview vs Acceptance

    Jenifer, when was hers updated?
  13. IheartICUnursing

    UTHSC at Houston FNP MSN Interview vs Acceptance

    I talked to student affairs today... Sounds like decisions HAVE been made already! She said they plan to mail out all acceptance packets this week so they should all be received by the end of next week. She couldn't tell me exactly when myUTH would be updated, but did say it should be any day this week. So close yet so far!
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    UTHSC at Houston FNP MSN Interview vs Acceptance

    Nothing here either!! Ugh, I think I might go insane waiting :/
  15. IheartICUnursing

    UTHSC at Houston FNP MSN Interview vs Acceptance

    @Julia77063 I think its per year. The director said ~20 per expected graduating class, and everyone graduates the same semester whether you start in the summer or fall. At TWU, I think its like 15. So I wonder if ACNP programs have small classes across the board? Strange! I heard a rumor that this is a "count year" for UT meaning maybe they will take more students this year? Since it effects their reimbursement from the state or something... Just a rumor though :)
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    UTHSC at Houston FNP MSN Interview vs Acceptance

    @Jenifer819 I know right??? Such a small class! I've been checking myUTH obsessively. As far as I know they are supposed to have all decisions for FNP and ACNP on Monday the 15th because that's the day they send out acceptance packets. I am hoping that's true and that the update my UTH on that day as well or I might go crazy :)
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