ambersky004 BSN, RN

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ambersky004 has 14 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in CardiacStep-down/Progressive Care Unit.

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    Fem sheaths

    We usually follows our hospital protocol to sit up the HOB of the patient not greater than 30 degrees. I usually check the pt's incision site every time we adjust the HOB or turn pt to side if they needed a bedpan. ­čśü
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    Retroperitoneal Bleeding

    How does retroperitoneal bleed develop after post pci? What are the possible causes of it developing? I was assisting in removal of arterial sheath with my co-worker, I was not able to monitor the patient constantly on our medsurg floor but was ...
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    Techniques on Femoral Arterial Sheath removal?

    Thanks for that description! Pt was tender to the touch in her inner thigh area while she pointed the site. Do you think the venous sheath was causing it? Anyway, I pulled arterial sheath then the venous sheath after when her aPTT was about 51. ...
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    Techniques on Femoral Arterial Sheath removal?

    Thank You wedgepressure. What is retrograde and antegrade stick? Can you describe it? I always feel doubtful when I pull sheaths because I am small but if I do have obese patients, I let a larger nurse pulled it. We pull sheaths on our cardiac-s...
  5. What are your techniques in removing femoral arterial sheath removal? If you are about 90 lbs in weight, does it matter or not when applying manual pressure to the femoral artery? Do you all have certain techniques on how to ace femoral sheath remova...
  6. Libra nurse Thank You. I do enjoyed being at the bedside. But for the past 2 yrs I have been more depressed. I have never tried changing jobs. So this is my first time moving to a different department. More of a specialty. I am just worried if a...
  7. Libra nurse Thank You. I do enjoyed being at the bedside. But for the past 2 yrs I have been more depressed. I have never tried changing jobs. So this is my first time moving to a different department. More of a specialty. I am just worried if a...
  8. I have´╗┐´╗┐ worked for 6 yrs now in cardiac stepdown/tele´╗┐ progressive care unit. 2 yrs ago, I posted about my burnout. But I thrive and stick with it again for couple yrs. Last yr covid pandemic, our floor was shut down, floated to med surg floor then ...
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    Need advice on switching from med-surg to GI Lab!

    I am also going for an interview in GI las/outpatient surgery. I have been a nurse in a cardiac stepdown unit for 6 yrs now which I enjoyed and enhanced my assessment skills. But I am feeling rot in that place. I am concerned of giving up my 12 hours...
  10. I´╗┐ have worked for 6 yrs now in cardiac stepdown/tele progressive care unit. 2 yrs ago, I posted´╗┐ about my burnout. But I thrive and stick to my unit again for couple yrs. Last yr covid pandemic, our floor was shut down, floated to med surg floor´╗┐, I...
  11. I have worked for 6 yrs now in cardiac stepdown/tele progressive care unit. 2 yrs ago, I posted about my burnout. But I thrive and stick with it again for couple yrs. Last yr covid pandemic, our floor was shut down, floated to med surg floor then bac...
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    Caregiver Fatigue

    Thank you.
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    Caregiver Fatigue

    Thank You.
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    Caregiver Fatigue

    I worked in a busy cardiac step-down unit/progressive care unit. For some reason over the weekend our unit was closed down due to low census. I came in the next morning and started my routine. We have ICU overflows, Post cath/post pacemakers, transf...