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  • Apr 25

    Touro University Nevada has an online DNP program specifically for nurse academic educators.

  • Apr 18

    Ahh I always enjoy these.

    I will suction all trachs, watch all wound debridements, and assist with all bedside burr holes for everyone who previously posted. I will also handle cdiff as long as a mask is handy. I'm also not afraid to mop a floor following a graphic incident should the need arise.

    I need someone to provide foot care and eye care. Especially if the eyelids are stuck shut with goo or if there is a foreign object protruding at me. Eye surgeries in the OR were the nearest I've ever come to passing out. The graphic traumas? Insides on the outside? Not a flinch.

    I also need someone to step up and manage blatantly manipulative families or manipulative post open heart patients who absolutely refuse to get up and participate in basic cardiac rehab or a cardiac diet. I fall short on the line of distantly firm and professional and tend to drift towards heinous drill sargent witch.

    The incessant whining of a few of these types juxtaposed with my other patients who are doing everything possible to live long enough to maybe get a heart, and who are oftentimes surrounded by the nicest families in the world, really turns my crank.

    I also need someone to have a word with people regarding the use of their friendly call light instead of coming to the nurses station and "hovering" for a Sprite while I'm on the phone discussing privileged information.... Like giving a full report to the on-call OR team regarding my post heart transplant who just coded.

    Sorry. Long few weeks so the list may be more extensive than normal.

  • Apr 14

    Quote from NotAllWhoWandeRN
    I... I... just realized you said ice, not ice cream. I was confused and intrigued. I may still try ice cream in wine.
    Oooo. Me, me, me! I wanna try it!

  • Apr 13

    Quote from ®Nurse
    Confession: Sometimes I put ice in my wine.

    Will I still be allowed over for a drink too?
    I... I... just realized you said ice, not ice cream. I was confused and intrigued. I may still try ice cream in wine.

  • Apr 13

    Quote from BCgradnurse
    You beat me to it. She just jumps in, stamps her feet, and flounces away.
    Attachment 21661

    Did you say *flounce*???
    I'll bet BostonFNP doesn't flounce. Muno? No flouncing. heron? Mmmaaaybe...

  • Apr 13

    Quote from ®Nurse
    Confession: Sometimes I put ice in my wine.

    Will I still be allowed over for a drink too?
    . . . . well, ok.

    Penalty box for poor health care reportingIn the Q&A that followed the talk, managing editor of The Daily Briefingand Forbes contributor, Dan Diamond, asked Offit if journalists write stories about “debate” on vaccines– and people die from not getting vaccinated–are they party to murder.
    Offit responded with the idea that we should have “journalism jail” for such individuals.
    Although that kicker brought some laughter among the audience, Offit later added more solemnly, “You work in a hospital and you watch children die from preventable disease–it makes you passionate.”

    Forbes Welcome

  • Apr 13

    Quote from [emoji768
    Nurse;8995681]Confession: Sometimes I put ice in my wine.

    Will I still be allowed over for a drink too?
    Where the hell have you been?

  • Apr 12

    Quote from banterings
    If one really believes that the film is wrong (I am NOT making any comments if the film is right or wrong), then why would you not want people to see it?
    Honestly Banterings, you've written approximately 80 posts in a thread about the film "Vaxxed". That suggests to me that this is a topic that you have strong feelings about or are highly motivated to discuss for some reason. Yet you will not disclose your standpoint on the the film's main message; namely that the MMR vaccine is linked to autism. This is difficult for me to understand. I'm not sure which message you intend to convey, but how we're perceiving you is quite clear. Look at the "likes" your posts are getting. The vast majority of them come from posters who seem to think that Andrew Wakefield's fraudulent research actually has scientific credibility. I really would want to know, do you think that the film "Vaxxed" has some merit or do you think that it's a load of ****? You know what I think it is

    I am quite clear on why I started this thread.

    *I'm a nurse.
    *I believe that vaccines saves lives.
    *I've personally experienced (seen, heard and smelled) people who have died from vaccine-preventable diseases. The thought of even one more child or adult dying needlessly causes me frustration and great sadness.
    *I believe that there is no link between the MMR vaccine and autism. Scientific evidence supports that belief.

    I know why I'm here. Why are you here? What motivates you?

    In a court proceeding the best thing that you can get someone to do is make a false statement openly. When someone asserts their 5th Amendment rights, the assumption is that they are guilty.
    Society and people don't function like a court of law.

    The other issue that I see is either thinking that people are either so weak minded, unintelligent, or ??? that they make life and death decisions based on a movie. That is insulting to people who may have chosen not to vax for other reasons.
    As we all now, half the population have lower than average intelligence. But what matters here isn't intelligence. The problem is ignorance; ie the lack of accurate information and understanding. That's a knowledge deficit and the good thing is that there is a cure for that.

    In the same way, a campaign by the provax community urging people to see the film and see the nonsense (as someone on this thread described it) would add more to the credibility of the provax argument than suppressing it.
    I don't think that anyone is suppressing anything.

    Finally, if a movie is so influential, why has healthcare not made a movie that refutes Vaxxed’s assertions? If people do make life decisions based on movies, then is not a pro vaccination movie the solution to the problem?
    I really wish it was that simple, but it isn't and I think that you know that. You can't pretend that confirmation bias isn't a real thing. You can't ignore the very powerful need of many individuals to be able to have something tangible to direct their anger, hurt and sadness at when something bad happens to them or even more so their child, like for example a disease. You can't overlook the impact watching highly emotional scenes has on people, like for example seeing a little baby cry in pain or hearing grief-stricken parents tell stories of pain and hardships. People are so often easier swayed by emotional arguments than rational ones.

    It's clear in this thread. The resistance and distrust of science is quite clear in some cases. I sadly don't expect a campaign with just the scientific facts regarding vaccines presented, would make much of an impact on those who've already decided to trust individuals supporting the anti-vaccine movement.

  • Apr 12
  • Apr 12

    See what I mean about the noise machine? Same old schtick over and over and over.

  • Apr 12

    Quote from Ankh
    I am going to see this film later in the week. I really find it so unprofessional to polarize the topic into pro and anti vaxxer without any discussion. There are many corporate interests embedded in the kinds and number of vaccines recommended for children, teens and adults alike. Personally, I believe as a nurse it is my job to critically think through all perspectives regarding vaccines, not just what my nursing textbooks and the CDC say. I find it simply appalling that some health professionals do not take harm caused by vaccines seiously. I don't consider myself an anti vaccine promoter but let's look at documented cases of real harm people including young children have experienced. Saying it ain't so and let's just keep injecting SIMPLY ISN'T AN ETHICAL RESPONSE. At a bare minimum our oath to do no harm requires respect for people's experiences and a desire for better investigation and safety.
    I can excuse banterings to some level. You are a nurse.
    I don't understand how you don't get that there are no documented cases of autism from vaccine.
    It's embarrassing.
    There are pages and pages here of legitimate scientific publications.
    What are you not comprehending?

  • Apr 12

    Quote from Ankh
    I am going to see this film later in the week. I really find it so unprofessional to polarize the topic into pro and anti vaxxer without any discussion. . .
    We've had in-depth discussion in this thread for days and days. I'm wondering if you've read it.

  • Apr 12

    Quote from banterings
    Yes, I am quite versed in SCIENCE. Thank you for noticing.
    We haven't noticed ...

  • Apr 12

    Quote from banterings
    The article, “How facts backfire - The Boston Globe” seems like it is based on pseudoscience...
    Well, if there's a topic you know about, that would be it!

  • Apr 12

    The irony of discussing the Tuskagee trials related to the mistrust of vaccines while overlooking the forefather of the anti vaccine movement and the producer of the movie in question having his medical license revoked for designing and conducting a trial which abused children by not following the ethical rules that came from the Tuskagee trials.


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