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mybanez has 3 years experience and specializes in Critical care, Emergency.

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    How critical is your ICU?

    I used to work at an ICU in a small town in NM. Needless to say, most of our "ICU" patients are very low acuity, if we even get patients. There would be days where we would have no patients at all for a week. Sitting down for 12 hours watching rhythm strips and waiting for the rapid response beeper to ring(we do telemetries and rapid response as well) can get extremely boring. When we do get patients, most, if not all of them are SAC patients. Our patient:nurse ratio is 2:1, it's like having 2 SAC patients in a very controlled environment. Anything higher acuity goes flown out to bigger hospitals.
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    MICU nurse becomes Trauma Pt.

    Thank you for sharing your story. It is sometimes rather difficult to put yourself in the patient's shows when you haven't experienced what they're going through firsthand.
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    Sedation in ICU... your opinions/ experiences?

    Our facility is fond of using Ativan drips, which I personally hate because of increased binding to fat tissue and people on Ativan drips are very difficult to ween off as opposed to Propofol (which we never use anymore). I also see Fentanyl and Ativan or fentany and versed used quite often in my facility.
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    Black - The New White For Nurses?

    I love wearing my black bottoms but all black is rather depressing. That being said, I am guilty for wearing all black but I do wear something colorful inside like bright blue and wear bright blue shoes or wear a bright orange sweater (it's always freezing at the hospital I work). Black is fairly easy to mix and match with the other stuff you wear IMO.
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    Being Gay and a Male Nursing Student

    Being gay has never really been part of my professional life and I don't think any of my patients care (not that I tell them) as long as they get the care they need. That being said, I am totally out to everyone and will disclose it if someone asks, me and my boyfriend's pictures are all over Facebook. Now comes that one co worker who has issues with that and gets really preachy to the point where it becomes offensive. That said co worker has long been fired for his unprofessional conducts but the moral is that some people will always judge and you should be ready for that. I am proud to say that I am a totally badass nurse and have been recognized by my patients and co workers for the work that I do. Just be the best that you can be and that will measure how good of a nurse you are and not your sexual orientation/race/religion/ whatever separate you from the "norm".
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    Hey everyone!

    Hey everyone, my name is Mike, I've been using allnurses.com as reference throughout nursing school but never made an account here. I've been working as a nurse for 3 years since I passed the boards. Worked at a local nursing home for 2 years and recently landed a job at an ICU unit at a local hospital. Been working both jobs since its very difficult for me to leave my grammas and grampas Registered here for more resources. I'm enjoying my time as a critical care nurse but there is so much to learn. Looking into travel nursing in a few months to further this career. Go nurses!