Push Dose Pressors – The Full Safety Dance

I’m not a powerful Jedi Master with Force Visions and frankly, unable to see into the future. Hello Star Wars fans! This is a follow-up bonus episode in response to Episode 5 Push Dose Pressors, listeners’ questions, and also in light of recent journal articles that recently got published. Timing was completely coincidental when Episode… Read More Push Dose Pressors – The Full Safety Dance

Push Dose Pressor – Safety Dance

Hi Everyone! Thank you all for listening and sending me comments about the Push Dose Pressor episode that was released a few days ago. A safety issue has come up about mixing epinephrine for push dose concentrations and it warrants a follow-up comment.  Everyone thank Craig Button, RN! It is advised to NOT used pre-filled… Read More Push Dose Pressor – Safety Dance

Push Dose Pressors

Why Use Push Dose Pressors? To buy yourself some time with your super hypotensive patients!! Ensure your patient’s perfusion status while you are trying to: intubate managing transient hypotension preparing a drip preparing a central line Know which medication to use based on clinical presentation of patient. Dr. Scott Weingart’s Easy Push Dose Printout (It… Read More Push Dose Pressors

Own Your Practice!

“Use your critical thinking skills!” Do any of you remember hearing that being drilled in nursing school? How many of us are actually make critical decisions for your patients or are you deferring all decisions to the providers?  Really think about this. Decisions in triage – nurses do everything in this domain.  Most ED’s don’t even… Read More Own Your Practice!

Hello Modified Valsalva Maneuver. Good-Bye Ice. Adenosine, Take a Backseat.

Chief Complaint Pt comes in with a heart rate of 170-200. Complains of palpitations/sob/chest pain/dizziness/or nothing.  Is this SVT or A-Fib? Hint! Today we are talking about SVT. Bedside Checklist Take off clothing waist up. Put on a hospital gown. Immediately place pulse ox, leads, and bp cuff – in that order. If oxygenation is… Read More Hello Modified Valsalva Maneuver. Good-Bye Ice. Adenosine, Take a Backseat.

Your Standards Are Too High!

Welcome to the very first episode of the Resus Nurse Podcast! Spoiler alert: The goal is elevate emergency nursing, so we are practicing at the highest level in order to achieve the BEST outcome for our patients—no matter what the situation presents. Nursing care in the ED matters! The “real care” starts in our EDs, not after a… Read More Your Standards Are Too High!