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    Code Blue: Just Trying Figure Out What Happened?

    A less likely option, but just for the heck of it, perhaps the Zofran threw her into a fatal rhythm r/t her history of arrythmias/HF.
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    ACNP clinical rotations

    That's great advice. Thank you!
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    ACNP clinical rotations

    Hi! I'm starting to look at setting up my clinical rotations and I have to have a hospitalist and intensivist rotation, and have the ability/option to also do a specialty rotation to meet the total hours requirement. I was wondering for those of you who had a speciality rotation, what was it and do you feel it was beneficial to you overall? I just want to make sure my clinical rotations help me succeed/learn and are not only to get hours for graduation. Thanks!
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    Best podcasts

    Thanks for the great recommendation!
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    Best podcasts

    Thank you!
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    Best podcasts

    I'm an ACNP student and was just wondering if anyone has recommendations on good podcasts? I would really love to use my commute to expand my knowledge base. Thanks!
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    Does anyone have a recommendation for some good podcasts? I'm trying to expand my knowledge base and would love a good podcast to subscribe to for my commute. Thanks!
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    Beta Blockers PreOp

    Thank you!
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    Beta Blockers PreOp

    Great article, thank you!
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    Beta Blockers PreOp

    I'm new to PACU and was just wondering why a preOp evaluation inquires specifically about beta blockers? Also, why do or don't you want a patient to have taken their routine beta blocker preoperatively? I'm just trying to better understand the significance of beta blockers in this specific setting. Thanks!
  11. Thank you for the feedback! This really makes me feel so better. To answer the two previous posts, I have 1.5 years of ICU experience and do not have yet have my preceptors lined up as I don't start clinicals for over a year. I will be looking to line those up in about January per the school's suggestion. Thank you again for taking the time to reply!
  12. I currently work nights in an ICU and am in school to become an ACNP. I'm burned on nights but can't work 12 hour days because of child care. I'm considering a change to 8 hour days in a PACU but am worried that leaving the ICU won't look good for my ACNP program (I.e. finding clinical placement will be more difficult and then finding a job after graduation will be more difficult). I don't graduate for another 2 years. Any thoughts/experience with this? Thanks!
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    Is all nursing experience treated the same?

    I think you're well within your right to apply to any and all positions to find the right fit for you. Due to personal circumstances, I had about a 2 year gap between the time I graduated and started applying for jobs. It took about 2-3 months but I was hired on a med surg floor at a great hospital and I had no issues at all learning the floor. I did refresh my book knowledge prior to starting and looked up everything as I worked, but it comes back quickly. Just have confidence in yourself.
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    Weight changes in IV pumps

    We do not and the justification I've been provided is that you want to use the patient's dry weight (for consistency and accuracy), instead of a weight that may be higher due to fluid volume, for example. Also, if the titration is based on labs, such as would be with heparin, then you risk changing the dose based not on the lab measurement but on the weight.
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    Is it fianally time to retire NETY?

    Agreed, people now get trophies for showing up and we wonder why the newest generations grow up so entitled. To hppy, I am impressed by you and your response to the idiot at the nurses station you referenced. No one deserves to be disrespected at work and we can all do our part to instill a positive culture at work.
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    Failed 1,2,3,4,5,6xs.....7th Passed

    Congratulations, you must be very excited!

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