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  • Dec 13

    Ten grand to re-take an exam? What the heck kind of school is this? (Let me guess- a for-profit, right?)

  • Dec 12

    A waste of time (and money). I'm a BLS instructor with the American Heart Association and teach this course. It's intended for the layperson. You'll learn all this stuff and more early on in your nursing program.

  • Dec 12

    Quote from Workitinurfava
    One day we might be choosing between dying from the flu or dying from the ingredients in the flu-shot. Stay woke. Either way you are dying but the shot holds a 100 percent guarantee.

    I can only laugh at this. Really, you should try science. It's fun, and beats the hell out of hyperbolic Chicken Little antics.

  • Dec 12

    Quote from Workitinurfava
    Sometimes I wonder if the flu will become unpreventable by vaccine one day. The strains are constantly changing and we keep making vaccines for it but can there come a point that the vaccine will kill us because the flu will will require a super vaccine that is toxic to our bodies?
    This shows a gross misunderstanding of how influenza vaccines work.

  • Dec 12

    Quote from Workitinurfava
    Sometimes I wonder if the flu will become unpreventable by vaccine one day. The strains are constantly changing and we keep making vaccines for it but can there come a point that the vaccine will kill us because the flu will will require a super vaccine that is toxic to our bodies?
    No. Vaccines don't become "toxic". The vaccine is essentially the same formulation every year except for different inactivated flu strains.

  • Dec 12

    Quote from Workitinurfava
    One day we might be choosing between dying from the flu or dying from the ingredients in the flu-shot. Stay woke. Either way you are dying but the shot holds a 100 percent guarantee.
    Are you even a nurse? Can you provide any peer reviewed scientific evidence that vaccines are more dangerous than stated in official vaccine literature?

    The flu vaccine has been in widespread use for 80 years and average lifespans have steadily increased, IQs, have steadily increased, and deaths from infectious diseases have steadily decreased.

  • Dec 10

    Moved to Nursing student assistance.

    Cassie - if this NOT homework please let us know and I will move this thread. Thanks.

  • Dec 10

    My black belt obligates me to teach/guide lower belt martial art students in my dojang.

    My nursing license doesn't say a word about it. As nurses, we are expected to do patient education, which has a very different focus.

    That being said, I love to teach and willingly precept, but since I am part time I don't get asked to, as they want a full time person for consistency. I teach through our local community college instead. But not everyone has the skills to explain themselves well, how and why to do what they are doing.

  • Dec 10

    I feel your frustration, but I also feel that you were wrong in volunteering someone who basically has made it clear that she did not want to be involved in the teaching process. I wouldn't want that done to me and I too would've called you out on it.

  • Dec 10

    Quote from ccasssie
    As nurses, how do you think we can promote a more positive image regarding the nursing profession using the media to the public?
    Very poignant question, ccasssie!

    I plan to promote a more positive image regarding the nursing profession by cleaning up my own backyard. I'm going to end my affair with my pharmacist supplier of illegally-obtained controlled substances for my own recreational use! Then, I'm going to stop euthanizing patients, without an order! And finally, I'm going back to school and pass an accredited nursing program, get my license, and stop impersonating a nurse!

    Yeah! Thanks, ccassie! You've really motivated me! And welcome to AN.com!

  • Dec 10

    Nissens can 'loosen' over time. The precautions are still appropriate.

  • Dec 7

    Per our terms of service, this is not an issue that we can help with - please take this issue up with the facility patient rep.

  • Nov 30

    I see, I've sent my transcripts as well but she's still asking for criterion 2 documents. Should I tell her to assess without them anymore?

  • Nov 26

    HIPAA isn't necessarily just posting name, MRN and/or SSN. A HIPAA violation can occur if you share enough of ANY information about a patient, that someone could use it to identify said patient. And not knowing exactly what you posted as you didn't share it, it could be very possible that you DID violate HIPAA with your post.

    If you had a case--and IMO, you don't--it would be a very poor one. HIPAA and patient privacy is part of almost any nursing school curriculum, both in the classroom and clinical settings. Plus, almost every hospital on the face of this earth gives their hires both initial and annual training in privacy laws. I don't work at your facility, but I find it incredibly hard to believe that you didn't receive any privacy training. Perhaps they may not have had the list "18 specific HIPAA identifiers", but you WOULD have had an understanding of what HIPAA is and what you can and can't share.

    I don't believe you had bad intentions...unfortunately, lack of ill intent doesn't mean you get off the legal hook. And to fight by insisting that you know nothing about HIPAA would make you look even worse, especially since this is something that you (should) have learned both in school and new hire training. They may start to see you as a liability, especially since those HIPAA fines can be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

    IMO, I'd tell them mea culpa, cheerfully complete any remedial training they may require, and promise them you will never make this mistake again. It could have been worse: you could have been fired and/or reported and face paying fines.

    If you are insistent on claiming that they really didn't train you...well, you may want to rethink employment there, as the government will not buy the "but the hospital never trained me!" excuse. Don't think it's just hospitals that violate and get fined for violating HIPAA: individuals can and have been fined for violating privacy laws. And the hospital certainly won't lift a finger to save you if that happens...they'd cut their losses (read: you) and focus on saving themselves.

    But again, almost no hospital would neglect to train their employees in patient privacy laws. Not when possibly having to pay fines--and taking hits to their reputation--is on the line.

    All the HIPAA info you could want is here: Health Information Privacy | HHS.gov

    And take some time to rethink your social media habits. Remember the Internet is forever: once you post something, that post is out of your control. Even if you delete it right away, whose to say that someone didn't copy it/forward it/screen shot it?

    Sorry if this isn't what you wanted to hear. Best of luck in sorting this out.

  • Nov 25

    Quote from lilfayfay
    Shouldn't she have just given me a 0 then? There's no point in giving me just 2 out of 40 points which is a 5%. If my calculations were correct, it looked like she initially gave me 11.5/40 which is a 28.75% but then 2 days later, for whatever reason because it's not showing on Blackboard, changed her mind and replaced it with 2 points instead. Idk if this is fair, but I haven't received an email or notification from either her or the head instructor.
    Perhaps your inability to distinguish the forest from the trees underlies your basic problem in your classes. As many times as people try to make a point, you insist on nitpicking the inconsequential while ignoring the big picture as well as the fine brush strokes in the picture. I dare say you have not received an email or a notification from anyone because, unlike you, these people are not dealing with work while on their holiday break. I would not be surprised if you get no response on Saturday or Sunday either.


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