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^^ Right? You'd think these decisions and programs would be evidenced based since that's what nursing theory is all about ... SMH ...
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Dh was helping another nurse change a poopy patient. He happened to have his mouth wide open, laughing, when her projectile diarrhea cought him square on. In the mouth. Did I mention she had C. Diff? He got C. Diff, and it was unresponsive to antibiotics, including oral Vancomycin (which is hideously expensive, by the way.) After months of having up to 30 bloody bowel movements a week and temperatures to 105, I finally got him to see the right doctor. He was hospitalized, placed on TPN for a few weeks and ultimately diagnosed with ulcerative colitis secondary to the C. Diff infection. He now has to take four enormous pills four times a day to keep it under control, and still has flare-ups.
I know this doesn't help you, but in Canada it is illegal to do random drug screens except in specific situations, and I have never heard of anyone having one before. Crazy.
Why do people think $220 k is too much for an NP? I'm honestly curious about this. Why do NPs feel unworthy? For the responsibility and work involved, I find the $200,000+ range completely reasonable.
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Honestly, the mobile app is what alerted me to this forum because on the What's New feed, everything shows up by time of posting. Also, the name of the forum it was posted on is in tiny font in a lighter tone, so sometimes it is missed -- especially if the post title is interesting.
I'm usually drawn to posts from this forum because they are very real, human experiences. Also, because I do not have experience with the recovery process and it intrigues me. I have learned a lot about stipulations and different approaches from this forum. As someone else mentioned, it is not a subject people are open about. I only met one nurse who had been caught diverting narcotics and his story was my idea of how things went down in general. He told about how wonderful his employer had been, how he went into inpatient rehab and was transferred to work within the same system as an addiction specialist. Never lost his job or benefits, it was like a fairy tale story. Now I realize he must have had stipulations from the BON too. Unless the employer handled it all in-house? I wish I'd known what to ask back then... He was giving a talk during orientation to encourage those with addiction issues to speak up and voluntarily enter the state program. Crazy! He never mentioned the legal aspect of dealing with the BON. He made the program sound like an understanding environment where if you self-reported you would be supported and not punished...
The stories of success are wonderful, although often I am left with anger towards the strictness and across the board mentality of the BONs. It seems the punishment is too harsh for the "crime" on many occasions.
Anyway, I appreciate the wisdom of this forum. Thank you all for sharing your experiences.
The family admits to encouraging her to talk & giving her a Popsicle in the immediate post op period despite instructions of NPO & voice rest (they gave her a white board to communicate) then reports that the bleeding started. Based upon family reports, it seems that the family at least contributed to the post op bleeding. Though they vehemently blame everyone else.
While a question is asked again and again...that doesn't mean that THIS poster has ever asked it before. I think we need to remember that members have wide ranges of experience that other members and it is common for younger members....brought up with social media to post questions. Schools are making the internet an integral part of the class work. To them this is asking associates and associate it with a pen and paper. Heck some schools at the grade school level are not even teaching cursive (huge mistake) and have "keyboarding as the required" writing' class.
Coffee filter filled with ground coffee in a corner. Does a good job of absorbing those horrible smells of decaying bodies, c diff, melena (ICU setting).
I didn't invent this, the aides do it without being asked. I was surprised the first time I saw it, but it does work.
Oh my G-d! I would kill for a Baylor shift. Full pay and only work weekends? Where do I sign? You need my firstborn too? No problem.
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personally i would never get my degree online. I've taken online classes before and with online classes, you lack the intensity, and discipline, and monitoring. it's a lot easier for people to get away with things. I've avoided getting an online degree because I fear employers would not approve. That being said, would you want your doctor to get an online degree? same thing with nurses. I would never go to a NP with an online degree. A person with an online NP degree has prescription power just like MD!
Is this a troll thread or something?
I have an armpit length kinky/curly fro. I rec'v compliments from everyone.
Even I didn't - I doubledog dare anyone to look me in my eyeballs and call it 'unprofessional' -- suggesting that I "do something about it".
No. Braids, dreds, sisterlocks, fro's, etc... are not fads. They're black hair styles. It's deeply cultural.
As for my curls -- this is how my hair naturally grows from my frickin' scalp. Hell, yeah - it's BIG! LOL I don't need to 'do something' about it. OUR hair doesn't need to be 'fixed'.
I'm not going to alter the very structure of my hair shaft to fit some idiot interviewer's WARPED beauty ideal.
Should I change my skin color,too? Maybe, get the fat sucked out of my lips...or butt ( could be lucrative considering all of these 'boxy'-looking pancake *expletive* females getting butt augmentation these days). LOL
I've enough to spare!
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