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Old 06-23-2007, 07:19 PM
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There's no introduce yourself type forum, so I thought I'd start a thread for Critical Care nurses out there who will be posting here!

I'm geena, I've worked in CCU for almost 10 years with some stints in inpatient dialysis/apheresis and med/surg.


My CCU pet peeve is single lumen central lines! If you're going to go through the trouble of cannulating someone's subclavian or jugular vein, just put in a TRIPLE!!
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There's no introduce yourself type forum, so I thought I'd start a thread for Critical Care nurses out there who will be posting here!

I'm geena, I've worked in CCU for almost 10 years with some stints in inpatient dialysis/apheresis and med/surg.


My CCU pet peeve is single lumen central lines! If you're going to go through the trouble of cannulating someone's subclavian or jugular vein, just put in a TRIPLE!!
I go through this every time a doctor wants to put in a central in the ER. I just hand them a triple - it's going in the same way to the same place, for pete's sake! And I'm an old ICU nurse, so I appreciate the value of those triple lumen gems!
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I'm not sure I understand why they even bother putting it a single. Anyway, I'm glad you hand 'em a triple... your ICU nurses thank you mightily!
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ack trying to reply and i keep getting bumped... you guys having trouble with the website?
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Old 06-25-2007, 05:25 PM
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anyway, hi everyone...my critical care pet peeve?...administrators who are more worried about coffee cups than patients
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anyway, hi everyone...my critical care pet peeve?...administrators who are more worried about coffee cups than patients
You guys actually get coffee cups?

My pet peeve: admin is more concerned that the cupboards are locked than they are in the patients. Can you say "Joint Commission"?
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Old 06-27-2007, 01:29 AM
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Hi! I'm Gen, 32yo in Sydney, Australia.

I am a critical care nurse, who majors in cardiothoracic ICU. I've been out of nursing for a few years until recently, working for a medical device company as a clinical teacher/medical liaison. Nursing has changed just in the few years I was out of it, and I definitely forgot how hard it is!!

I've just passed the NCLEX RN exam, and got my US nursing license, and I'm hoping to be over in Pittsburgh by the end of the year. I spent a year working there in 05-06, and I can't wait to get back!

I look forward to hearing from nurses around the world!
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Old 06-27-2007, 10:27 PM
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You guys actually get coffee cups?

My pet peeve: admin is more concerned that the cupboards are locked than they are in the patients. Can you say "Joint Commission"?


ha ha you guys get cupboards?
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Old 06-27-2007, 10:30 PM
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[QUOTE=KimRN;63]You guys actually get coffee cups?


The ER is the only place where you are rewarded for efficiency by getting more patients!

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kim... no it isnt...critical care units are like that too
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Old 06-27-2007, 10:31 PM
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Hi! I'm Gen, 32yo in Sydney, Australia.

I am a critical care nurse, who majors in cardiothoracic ICU. I've been out of nursing for a few years until recently, working for a medical device company as a clinical teacher/medical liaison. Nursing has changed just in the few years I was out of it, and I definitely forgot how hard it is!!

I've just passed the NCLEX RN exam, and got my US nursing license, and I'm hoping to be over in Pittsburgh by the end of the year. I spent a year working there in 05-06, and I can't wait to get back!

I look forward to hearing from nurses around the world!
congrats on passing nclex!
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