Dembitz 2,994 Views
Joined Mar 5, '09 - from 'New England'.
Dembitz is a Nurse Practitioner.
She has '4' year(s) of experience.
Posts: 52 (40% Liked)
I am a dyed in the wool liberal who doesn't live under a rock, and has no issues with anyone legally owning a gun, nurse or not.
Sweeping generalizations are usually inaccurate, Annie.
This was more common back in more sensible times. The patient is obviously a daily drinker and needs his maintenance dose.
My late husband got wine with meals in the hospital to help his appetite thanks to a very caring dietitian to whom I'm forever grateful.
America is still puritanical regarding alcoholic beverages. But with 5% of the world's population we consume 70% of the world's prescribed pharmaceuticals. We are one of 2 nations allowing direct to consumer advertising of drugs. Yet we get nervous at a daily glass of wine or 2.
Recently I heard our hospital will be forcing everyone to get a flu shot or they will have to wear a mask for their entire shift. I have had a reaction to it and usually just boost my immune system during flu season and this works well. I was told that even if we have had a reaction in the past and still don't get it, we wear a mask. This does not sit well with many of us at the hospital. Was wondering if others have experienced this and what they did.
Am I the only one in this thread dissagreing with her? Nope, I'm not. So why is she personally attacking me, but not someone else? Everyone is welcome to have an opinion, it's a discussion board. No need for personal nastiness.
And btw, I'm a GN, not a student.
"Garden variety" abscess I&D is a clean procedure. There's nothing wrong with setting it up as a sterile procedure, including doing appropriate skin prep but once that abscess is opened, whatever's in there comes out and completely wrecks sterility. Yes, the instruments used will be from a sterile pack but all that really does is limit the chance of new critters getting into the wound and causing a secondary infection on top of the initial one that was just drained. Abscesses can be packed or simply left open to drain. They're not closed. If an I&D was truly a sterile procedure, we'd close the wound to maintain sterility... but instead we leave the wounds open to drain. You can't keep those open, draining wounds sterile. Clean, yes but sterile, no. The body does an incredible job at cleaning up the mess...
I am not the only one having a different opinion than you, in this thread. Why the snark?
I suppose my views will go against the general grain...
There tends to be a difference in the types of students who opt for pre-med versus pre-nursing. For instance, we simply do not hear of pre-med students who struggle with 7th grade level dosage calculations or seek to be admitted to programs with low GPAs.
Nursing attracts its fair share of dreamers. Some of these dreamers lack the academic horsepower to work through the curriculum. I know I might receive some blowback for my thoughts, but sometimes an opposing view stings.
Why do nurses, with each degree, leave them on behind their last degree?
So, hi, I'm Offlabel, RN, CCRN, AA, BSN, MSN, DPN.
Why isn't it just Offlabel, RN? Or CNM? or NP? or CRNA?
I know that's the culture but doesn't, say, an MS imply that there is a BS in there somewhere? It's sort of aggrandizement that looks dumb. MD's or DO's or whatever don't do that so why do nurses?
It's as though some folks are trying to convince themselves that they're really smart and have an axe to grind.
It really looks unprofessional when certifications are mixed with degrees that are mixed with licenses.
I can't help the OP unfortunately but I had to chime in and state that what drug tests are testing is not the psychoactive component of marijuana. Typical screening drug tests in no way measure impairment due to marijuana. Typical drug tests are testing the non-psychoactive metabolite of marijuana which is THC-COOH. This metabolite can linger in the body for days or weeks depending on the level and frequency the user consumes the drug.
Therefore when someone fails a drug test it does NOT mean they are "high" or impaired when they took the test. It simply means that in the recent past (which can be a while) they used the drug.
Wow. You're lucky you got hired at all. This is very demanding of a potential employer and it says to me that you are not a team player.
I'm in the minority here, but every place I've worked has been very liberal about allowing for requesting off. What is your policy?
I work in an ED annex which used to be urgent care and usually the techs do splints and casts here!
I successfully raised two children to adulthood, made it to 45, have numerous friends who get headaches and have so far managed to keep my license. I also managed not to lose it before I ever started nursing school.
Your Prof is either highly illogical or sucks at allegory/metaphor. Not sure which. [emoji41]
How could it be a HIPAA violation if the parents have willingly shared the info with her?
There may well be some violations of some sort here, but I don't see HIPAA being one of them.
FNPs are able to move specialties if they want to without obtaining certificates in other areas. They, too, have a generalist education.
NPs go through extensive science-based courses, like patho and pharm.
Two years of schooling to become a PA is terrifying considering they will then graduate with diagnostic and prescriptive privileges without prior experience in healthcare. Literally, that is only two years gaining direct medical knowledge. Even in direct entry NP programs, they are accepting licensed RNs who have already put in 2 years applying knowledge gained to medical and nursing care. Organic chem is nice, but is it teaching you what is important to know about someone with new-onset a-fib?
I don't doubt it's rigorous, but if you're going to compare, at least know what you're talking about. I know nothing about PA programs, and am responding to your post based only on what you've stated here. Your conclusions about NP programs are incorrect.
Where's Boston? Boston loves a good conversation about what NP education and privileges are all about.
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