Jolie 22,271 Views
Joined Oct 17, '01.
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Were you upfront with your manager when you interviewed for your position? Did she know that you were transferring with the intention of gaining enough experience to apply to school, or did she believe that you had a long-term interest in the unit?
If the former is the case, go ahead and ask for the recommendation. If the latter is the case, go ahead and ask, but don't be surprised if you get a less-than-glowing reaction and recommendation.
What do your state and school district allow to be dispensed without a provider's order and/or parental consent? Makes no sense to keep anything on hand in a classroom that might lead to compliance issues with the regulations that guide your practice as well as policy and procedure.
Vinyl gloves. Soap. Water. Bandaids. Maybe individual packets of petroleum jelly.
Anything else will probably cause more trouble than it's worth.
Tell them they can have their ammonia inhalers when they stop ostracizing kids from school for a single nit.
You'll need them for the increased incidence of fainting
Honestly, I've never used one. Do they really work?
They do. They are magic.
I do not know of any situation where it is desirable to give an IV med. arterially. Even in patients with arterial lines, the primary purpose of the line is to monitor B/Ps and allow for ABG sampling, not to administer meds. Arterial lines tend to have a limited lifespan and one would not want to jeopardize the integrity of the line by giving a med, which is likely to be an irritant to the artery and cause spasm, thus risking the line. If a patient is sick enough to need an art line, s/he is sick enough to have IV access as well, which is the appropriate route for meds. In a dire emergency, with only arterial access, it occasionally happens, but to my knowledge, never if there are other alternatives.
What is TACE?
Edited to add: I Googled TACE and see that it is a special procedure where chemo is given via artery to treat liver cancer. This takes place in a procedure room, under highly controlled circumstances. Not the same as a nurse giving a med in the ICU.
Actually I support a single payer system like Canada or England or Cuba. But that's not the system we have here. Until we do, then providing healthcare for employees is an expense of running a business.
If employee provided healthcare is a moral imperative, why should it end with single payor?
Just like wages. Your business would probably be more profitable if your employees would work for free. Their desperation that makes them willing to work without getting health benefits is going to cost ALL of us when they end up in the hospital and can't pay their bills. Sorry I don't want to subsidize YOUR business with MY money when your uninsured employees get sick and can't pay their hospital bills, raising MY bills, raising MY insurance premiums, raising MY taxes.
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