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murseman24 MSN, CRNA

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  1. shameless self promotion for your CPR company. Click bait article without substance. These certificates are paid for by employer and required for continued employment. They do not infer expertise or advanced knowledge in any field of nursing, nor do they provide any advantage for job applicants. These are basic certs required by the hospital depending on the level of care required.
  2. This article sucks.... just sayin'. You're trying to promote your CPR company, which is all well and good, but this is crap.
  3. I still can't tell if this is satire or you're just saying ridiculous things to get a reaction.
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    CRNA Mills?

    Which one would that be? This sounds a bit trollish...
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    Fear-mongering in nursing school

    I hope someone makes this person cry in clinicals at least once. Is that bad?
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    CRNA Mills?

    I really don't think there are true "diploma mills" in CRNA world like there are for online NP schools. Sure there are some lower-level programs, but there is no part-time option and you still have to take boards. I imagine even some of the less desirable schools aren't particularly "easy" to get through. The amount of knowledge and clinical experiences needed in a set amount of time requires some degree of rigor.
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    ADN vs BSN Nurses' Competency

    Where I did my ADN the CVICU nurse manager that was interviewing me said the graduate from our school came out better prepared than the more expensive competing BSN program in the area. I think it's program and area specific, good and bad ADN/BSN schools. But yes, the curriculum outside of the ADN specific only to the BSN is nothing but fluff any way you slice it. Though the overall quality of the program is PROGRAM specific. Same with MSN and DNP. You do have a hiring advantage, as some hospitals prefer BSN graduates (Magnet) and the trend is moving toward BSN for entry level and DNP for APRNs.
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    Proning patients, face and neck positioning

    This would be a great contribution the OR nurses could make in the units.
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    I do not care if I sound stupid for asking

    What does your facility do for rapid response? I know of some hospitals where a whole team of people, including an EM physician show up to the bedside, and others where just a good critical care nurse responds. When I worked rapid response it was basically for when the nurse couldn't handle the situation themselves. If you know what you're doing just call the doc and handle it yourself. You should ask your charge nurse and other nurses in your unit for help before calling the rapid response nurse, if your charge says to call then call. That being said if you find a patient agonal breathing, completely unresponsive and can't find a pulse, that would be a code and you press the blue button. Are you working in ED? Every facility I worked in rapid response didn't handle the ED because the physicians are right there. Rapid is basically a middle man between the physician and you in a rapidly deteriorating patient. Chest pain but VSS? Call the hospitalist. Chest pain with BP 70/50 and dizzy? Call rapid STAT.
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    Pharmacists admitted to BSN Program

    Curious, why nursing? I would think PA or med school would make much more sense.
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    Heparin drips and lab draws

    cardiac output, basically your whole blood volume in one minute. We typically wait 3 minutes during cardiac surgery after a large bolus of heparin (like 30k units) before drawing an ACT, but this is after one single bolus dose. If you already have a drip running for a while you should be at steady state and not have to wait any time. You just don't want to be pulling heparin from the bag as you are drawing your sample.
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    Floating to Med-Surg Floors due to COVID 19?

    the society for critical care medicine recommends Non-ICU/ED nurses to start taking care of ICU patients, ICU nurses to help and oversee these nurses, CRNAs to manage care, non-ICU MDs and CC NPs to oversee the CRNAs, and an intensivist to oversee it all.
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    Has anyone ever let their CCRN expire?

    I let mine expire in CRNA school, doesn't really hold any merit anymore, but if I hadn't gone that route I don't know if I would have kept it. You can easily buy a book on EKGs or CXR or something and learn new skills. Doesn't sound like you need it anymore.
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    Why hasn’t pay increased? Hazard pay, etc.?

    Those actively seeking to bring down our profession should be handled properly, and removed from this site. student doctor.net has no qualms about disrespecting everyone outside of the physician realm, and it's often encouraged. We should learn to stick up for and take care of our own better.
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    Basic Seizure Care

    ABCs, make sure they are ventilating properly, maybe learn how to perform a good jaw thrust/chin lift, not obstructing. You can look up "Larson's Maneuver". Record seizure start time. Brain ischemia can result after a period of time, so meds should be top of the list. Not a ton of experience with seizure care tbh but first things that come to my mind.
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    Why hasn’t pay increased? Hazard pay, etc.?

    Tegridy, I see you've gone back and edited almost every single post here. Hopefully to clean up some of the nonsense you were spewing. I just reviewed your posts again and am here to tell you that you've still got a lot of work to do.

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