Critical Care

When Nurses Should Call the Rapid Response Team

When Nurses Should Call the Rapid Response Team

Most hospitals have some form of Rapid Response Team that can be called when patients are becoming unstable to bring people and resources to the bedside quickly. In this episode, we discuss when to call a Rapid Response, what happens once one is called, and some of our own experiences calling or responding to them. Head to FreshRN.com/41 for the complete show notes of this episode. 

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New Grad ICU Nurses: Tips & Advice from an Experienced Nurse

New Grad ICU Nurses: Tips & Advice from an Experienced Nurse

Take it from someone who has been there and done that. You won’t find these tips and advice anywhere else, only from this experienced nurse. Working as a new grad is hard. Working as a New Grad in the ICU is even harder. Let’s look at some tips and advice from an experienced nurse.

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ICU vs ER/ED Nurse – What’s the Difference?

ICU vs ER/ED Nurse – What’s the Difference?

Both ICU (Intensive Care Unit) nurses and ER/ED (Emergency Room/Emergency Department) nurses work very fast-paced jobs that require them to think quickly and experience patients that have very serious diagnosis’. 

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Top Tips for New Nurses Working With Ventilators – From a CRNA!

Top Tips for New Nurses Working With Ventilators – From a CRNA!

Periwinkle is a lovely color. A soft, subtle blue, it looks best as Helen Hunt’s eyeshadow in 1995 or on an Easter egg. It looks worst on your patient’s skin. While waiting for the respiratory therapist to come bail you out, understanding some common sense and troubleshooting will keep your patient pink, or in my case, healthy brown instead of sickly green

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