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  1. Hi, Needing help. Patients with colonized MDRO's such as MRSA, VRE, ESBL, and etc..... Do you isolate (Contact precautions). We isolate (contact) for all MDRO's, c-diff, acinetobacter, ESBL's and etc....I have seen facilities in other states only pro...
  2. Platt RN graduate BSN Options

    For those who have graduated from the Platt RN program, what are your BSN options. I know they have a BSN program now, but what are the other options. I know U of Phoenix is an option, but do any in-state colleges accept platt graduates. I know th...
  3. Pharmacy Access by Nurses

    Hi, I am not sure if this is the proper forum, but any assistance would be appreciated. I have recently accepted a position as a CNO for a LTACH hospital. They have a practice here that i believe is no longer acceptable according to JCAHO/CMS. Pharm...
  4. ACLS instructors

    Hi, One way is to submit through your board of nursing for CEU's. The AHA does not provide CEU's. Also if you have a good relationship with a ANCC CEU Provider, they can award your classes CEU's. There is some paperwork involved, but not to difficu...
  5. PICC bu$ine$$ info dump

    I have been contacted to place piccs at a couple of smaller facilities. I am curious as to how much you bill the facility to place the line. If those of you out there would feel comfortable giving me a ball park figure i would appreciate it. I don...
  6. "Looping" IV Tubing

    Looping IV tubing is simply bad practice. THe problem with it is most nurses dont swab the port before attaching the end of the tubing into the port. This contaminates the tubing. Now if your changing your tubing every 72 or 96 hours,, you have co...
  7. Please help identify cheesy, tan residue on PICC

    Sounds like fibrin and possibly biofilm build up. IF you go to the cathflo website, they have a pretty good base of education, powerpoints and so forth that describe this. I also agree with the above poster that the line should have been fixed or re...
  8. Lpn

    Have you looked at the military base. You probably could get a position at the military hospital or one of the clinics. Back in my day we called it the CPO office (civillian personell office). This is where you would apply for civillian jobs. Ther...
  9. PICC Insertion Business

    Hi, Ive been offered several times over the past year to come and place piccs at smaller specialty hospitals. I think its time i pursue this. Anyone out there have their own picc business? I have a few questions if anyone out there might be of assi...
  10. PICC nurses...do you read your own tips

    Im just curious reading this as we might look at the possibility of the PICC nurses providing a initial read of the xray and the radiologist will read it at a later time (hours later) to confirm tip placement. Does anyone know if the Infusion Nurses ...
  11. PICC lines-infusion pump required?

    I personally feel that all infusions should be administered via pump through picc lines. Just think about it. Your administering blood through a picc and the flow is decreased...Patient coughs, tubing kinked or some other external/internal force. ...
  12. Ethanol 70% Sterile

    Hi, Ive been reading about using Ethanol for declotting lines with lipids. Is anyone doing this out there and where do you get the ethanol? Thanks
  13. Fyi

    I personally dont see why we dont train the students. I think it would be a great idea to incorporate CPR into the school system. The AHA has a CPR in Schools program.
  14. administration of sodium bicarb

    Hi, We routinely give bicarb when indicated. I have never heard otherwise. Not sure why there seems to be so much concern about hanging bicarb or magnesium? I guess you might look at the indications for administration. Like in a code or prearrest ...
  15. Fyi

    I dont have a link. I am a BLS Instructor and was going to help with providing free Heartsaver CPR for the teachers. I am sure you can do a search on it. I can pm you the city where it happened if you want. On a side note, i can tell you that i do...