MYSTICOOKIEBEAR

MYSTICOOKIEBEAR

Cardiac/Transplant ICU, Critical Care
Member Member Nurse
  • 144

    Content

  • 0

    Articles

  • 3,960

    Visitors

  • 0

    Followers

MYSTICOOKIEBEAR has 5 years experience and specializes in Cardiac/Transplant ICU, Critical Care.

MYSTICOOKIEBEAR's Latest Activity

  • Joined:
  • Last Visited:
  1. Switching from Neuro ICU to Cardiac ICU

    Cardiac/Transplant ICU RN checking in! Become familiar with your Adrenergic Agonists, vasopressors, and vasopressor like meds. You already have ICU experience so you know how to walk the walk, now it's just fine tuning your skills to a different spec...
  2. Emergency Titration Protocol ?

    I don't want to sound rude or unprofessional but you can tell them to stick to their check lists and office work. This is the big leagues not some Doctor's office or school nursing office. Bring it to their attention that we could have either A) Do ...
  3. Emergency Titration Protocol ?

    I don't want to sound rude or unprofessional but you can tell them to stick to their check lists and office work. This is the big leagues not some Doctor's office or school nursing office. Bring it to their attention that we could have either A) Do ...
  4. Neuro ICU vs. Transplant ICU for CRNA School

    I am a Cardiac/Transplant ICU and having worked dozens of shifts in other ICUs (SICU, MICU, CCU, NICU). My advice is go with the Transplant ICU. It will give you more experiences with SWANs, vasoactive drips, fluid resuscitation, aggressive extubatio...
  5. Being friends with residents on Facebook

    Sorry OP, I thought you were talking about Medical Residents NOT nursing home residents as in the patients . That being said, I completely agree that it is inappropriate to have a nonprofessional relationship with a patient that you took care of or ...
  6. New Graduate RN Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery Unit

    It is a great unit and you WILL learn a lot. I started out on a CVT stepdown and I am very happy that I did that. Being on a CT surg floor will make you a very strong floor nurse as long as you are open to learning, can move very fast, know how to pr...
  7. Worried about turning in my two weeks

    Before you give your two weeks, make sure you have another job lined up. That being said go and meet with your manager, tell him/her that you are putting in your two weeks, and also hand him/her a written resignation. Be polite, be stern, and be pro...
  8. Being friends with residents on Facebook

    Is there a specific reason as to why you have a problem with this? I don't want this to come off as rude, but maybe you should mind your own business? You seem unnecessarily and overly invested in who your friends are "friends" with on Facebook.
  9. New Grad RN going into ICU - prepare?

    Congratulations, that is quite a feat! One thing that is not really explained to well is what to do/where to be during a code. I made a video to help explain different roles and key positions during a code. I hope this helps! Let us know how you are...
  10. Going out with your co-workers (Mixing Business with pleasure)

    This is a very interesting subject because it has a lot to do with culture. In Japan, if you go out with your company for the monthly hangout, you are EXPECTED to get plastered with your coworkers, managers, directors, VPs, and senior leadership. The...
  11. Case Review: BP and Urine Output

    Did you have a SWAN in? If so, how was the CI and SVO2? How was your CVP? How was your Base excess/deficit on the gas? Did you choose those drips? There are a lot of questions that would help paint a better picture. If it were me I would say "These ...
  12. CCRN tips

    Pass CCRN was a fantastic guide and is a pretty good indicator of the types of questions that will be on the actual exam.
  13. CPR

    Hopefully no patients get cooked? The reason that we start the Arctic Sun protocol aka therapeutic hypothermia is if we are worried about Anoxic Brain Injury. By cooling the patient, decreasing their metabolism, decreasing their O2 needs, we optomiz...
  14. New Grad in the IICU Advice?

    First of all, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! You should be really proud of yourself for all of your hard work and landing a pretty sweet gig after graduation! Going into the Critical Care arena you find out very quickly that there are a ton of drips to lear...
  15. CVICU or NTICU?

    I am a Cardiac/Transplant ICU RN in a Top 10 hospital so I bet you can guess where I will tell you to go! In my CTICU the MDs (residents, fellows, attendings) heavily rely on our input and our insight for the very critically ill patients. The patient...