Category Archives: Critical Care

Critical Care

My path to excellence. Step #2 Certification

As part of my ongoing path to excellence I had to look at my certifications. During that time where I thought I knew everything I obtained both my CEN and my CCRN.  The CEN was a legitimate certification.   I … Continue reading

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Establishing a culture were certification means something.

In an earlier post I questioned the validity of specialty certification.   With people cramming for certification, I think they have lost a little of what they used to mean. That doesn’t mean however that certifications are a waste of … Continue reading

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Preparing for NTI 2014. @AACNme #NTI2014

I started preparing for AACN National Teaching Institute or NTI 2014 in Denver, in May of this year, while NTI 2013 was going on in Boston.  This is my plan. (now I’ve also applied to be faculty, so who know’s … Continue reading

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Can nurses do it better?

There was a recent discussion on twitter about who runs a resus better.  Both Cardiac and Trauma were brought up.  On some side discussions, it was implied that nurses handle procedures and process better than the docs do.  So I … Continue reading

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Is CEN enough?

It would be nice if all Emergency Room Nurses were CEN’s, Certified Emergency Nurses. But is that enough in today’s emergency departments with what ED nurses are called upon to do.  The CEN exam focuses on Emergency Care, initial stabilization … Continue reading

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