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LessValuableNinja has 8 years experience and specializes in Cardiac (adult), CC, Peds, MH/Substance.

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  1. Nurses! Let's stand up and help the victims of Hurricane Harvey!

    Both the medical nurse corps and red Cross are accepting nurse volunteers for shelter ops and deployment to coastal areas impacted.
  2. QT correction methodology

    [h=1]Hey All, While many articles and studies tout the importance of correcting the QT interval for either R-R or rate, there seems to be little consensus on what this means. In fact, many educational materials discuss this concept, then provide (po...
  3. NEW RN: Need recommendations

    AACN has some useful stuff. Notably their essentials of critical care and procedure manual (2 different books). If you aren't already a member, it's well worth it. You get sent two critical care journals and have access to old issues online as part o...
  4. Being called a baby nurse

    "Baby nurses work in the NICU. I've been an adult nurse for 7 years."
  5. Telecommute only

    ...and the question is?
  6. Are My Stats good enough to get me into an Accelerated Nursing Program?

    Depends on the program. Ask them where you fall in a typical applicant pool.
  7. Orders from hell...

    "phos was # this am." "Ok. Go ahead and milk him." "Like a cow?" Confused voice, "Oh. No. I mean give him some milk and recheck tomorrow." "So, not like a cow?" "No. Not like a cow." "Alright. Just wanted to make sure." Real conversation this week.
  8. Depression Referral Centers - Ketamine

    You'll get better location-specific answers if you ask on APNA forums.
  9. why can't nurses get safe staffing laws passed

    $: summed up in one character, but AN makes me provide >5.
  10. First Emergency Scare

    Psychological versus physical precursor doesn't preclude vasovagal connection. Both can be causal, much like hypertension can have either trigger. People react differently to stressors. The vagal nerve is simply the mechanism of transmission that tr...
  11. Online Nursing programs

    There are no 100 percent online prelicensure nursing programs in the US. All require clinicals.
  12. Melatonin ok?

    I know that it's commonly given to patients in substance centers and doesn't show up on standard drug screens. It's also already in your body.
  13. Newgrad+Nights = Study Time?

    If your patients are cares for better than any others on the floor, there's nothing wrong with reading professional materials. However, if you're not to the point where you can honestly assess the status of the situation and know from experience tha...
  14. Accelerated Nursing Program

    It really depends on the program. I'd advise you to talk to schools of interest, and ask to talk to current students near graduation, or those who graduated in the last couple years. There's a lot of variance in ABSN programs. I could advise you on ...
  15. University of Arlington Texas bsn program

    Congrats! And good luck.