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BTW - I've only been doing this 5 1/2 years. My nursing background is ER/ICU.
The reason I was hired was that it was felt I could handle the attitudes of the pts.
LOL! That's the same reason they assign me all the "difficult" patients! Keeps it interesting. Thanks for you input. I have one patient that I think it may be good to try the 11ml/kg/hr on. As for your experience, the 5 1/2 half years are more than adequate as it appears you put the work into knowing what you are doing. When I was complaining about the NP I work with I was trying to point out that he doesn't care to put the work in and relies only on what the nurses tell him. It's awesome when docs and NP's listen to us but, if they do not put in the effort to learn the field they are practicing in, I have a hard time giving them the respect they "deserve". Maybe I'm being a little hard on him, but if I saw any effort from his side, I wouldn't be so harsh....