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As LPNs cannot work without oversight it's not within the scope of LPN to work telehealth. However insurance case management may be an option if you have strong clinical experience and relevant background
Try county colleges
The board of vocational nursing has the final say. If the CA nursing laws state there is nothing they can do since you waited 2 years to retest and therefore your application is abandoned there is nothing we can do to help. You need to reactivate your application or re-apply for a license. Very expensive lesson
This was my same question. Does anyone know if Oklahoma will allow this with an inactive license in Texas
Hi jusjfow, were you able to get in touch with Meridian? Am also interested in assisting with Hurricane Harvey efforts but not sure which travel agency to go with...
Iam trying to do RN licence endorsement from NY to NJ.I already sent online application for endorsement ,Scheduled fingerprint after 2 weeks . do I need
to do CGFNS credential evaluation?Iam a BSN from India.I already save the documents in CGFNS e -save,when i took nclex rn in NY. can I send transcript through e Das (saved transcript in cgfns)? or new CES?Please suggest me what I have to do next.Am confused ,My job is is waiting.
In my case, I think I'm going to send a brief note to my patient and another to the patient's family to briefly state that I enjoyed working with them, have made a change that will work out better for me, and hope they are well and remain so.
Check your honor code. Especially nursing schools knowledge of a bad act and not reporting is often as bad as being the perpetrator. Regardless of "target" and "snitch" can you live with the choice of inaction and remaining silent? Then you have your answer
Excellent advicd. Many don't realize the logistical nightmare of even sorting truckloads of well meaning supplies and items never mind they forget that a needs assessment should be done and then manpower required to distribute. Even gift cards (easy to ship, store and distribute) are a better choice for those uneasy sending cash plus it permits those affected to put funds back into the local/regional economy thereby facilitating rebuilding on a larger scale. But make certain what gift cards are useful. A $500 Wawa gift card when there are no Wawa convenience stores in Texas or Louisuana. But an H-E-B, Lowes, Walmart or Home Depot would have many uses. PLUS now the victim is empowered to choose what they want & need so the 6 year old boy now living in a shelter can get his desired D.C. Flash pajamas and underwear rather than "settle" for the donated Marvel Avengers pj's two sizes too big
Many local teachers adopted a classroom from the affected area via teacher union connections. Once the students return to school the TX teacher will alert the adopting teacher what they could use whether Staples & Walmart gift cards so the students can choose what they want, the class sharing an Amazon wish list of supplies and in turn the adopting class (many previously affected by Sandy or Katrina or other similar) can send cards and notes of encouragement to the students. In fact I know a class affected by Sandy that was adopted by a TX class when they were in second grade that has turned around and adopted the same class who helped them as sixth graders to return the favor.
Nothing says nursing floors/units can't do the same for this disaster, then they can personalize their efforts to assist. While my company doesn't have offices to service the southwest they are matching employee donations to a voluntary disaster relief organization as well as in contact with a major competitor who was directly affected both corporate and field employees to send directed assistance once they are able to certify need.
Is the flu patch better or the flu nasal drops or the vaccine ? Has anyone gotten the flu patch ?
Texas nicu transport team activated pre-Harvey evacuates neonates before storm hits: Special cargo: Lubbock NICU nurses help out during hurricane rescue efforts | Lubbock Online | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
(All part of OEM disaster planning. A lot was learned from Katrina, Sandy and other storms in the north and south east)
(Lived through several disasters and at one point was a disaster training coordinator. I have family in TX)
If you want to use clinical nursing skills rather than what the Red Cross needs there is a Harvey standby team
National Nurses United | RNRN Standby Form
Unless you have already been trained, background checked and credentialed don't expect to be sent out for a few weeks
I live in southern Louisiana. Been doing some research on this. Haven't found a lot. Will keep you updated. I know with hurricane Rita our hospital had a lot of travel nurses so check with them maybe
Did you find out any information? I am on hold now with American Red Cross to ask about volunteering. I, too, at an ICU nurse and feel compelled to help! Thanks!
To volunteer as a disaster health or mental health worker start here:
Health & Mental Health Volunteers Needed | American Red Cross
What is different about volunteering with the Red Cross?
Be patient and flexible. Situations in disaster change rapidly and service delivery needs are fluid. You may be asked to work at one site providing one type of service and then be switched to another site within a short period of time. 90% of Red Cross workers are volunteers just like you. You won’t have an office. Most disaster health and mental health work is done in non-traditional settings, like shelters and service centers. You may be providing support out in the community. Disaster Health Services uses a community health RN-led model to support individuals and communities with disaster-related unmet health needs.
o Helping people feel safe and secure o Obtaining food and water o Addressing physical health needs (e.g., first aid, medications) o Connecting to family, friends, and other social support networks.
Disaster Mental Health provides non-traditional mental health services.
o Psychological first aid, triage, crisis intervention, assessment and basic support o Early intervention is primarily focused on assisting disaster survivors and response workers in meeting their most basic needs. o Helping people feel safe and secure o Obtaining food and water o Connecting to family, friends, and other social support networks o Psychotherapy is not appropriate
The work is very rewarding …. And very frustrating. You’re working with people who have
immediate needs for physical & emotional support, food, shelter and other basics. The most crucial need is information, which you often don’t have because the situation is constantly changing. We do the best we can with the limited resources we have.
Why do I need special training?
The Red Cross has a specific role in disaster response which is different from the regular work of most health and mental health professionals. Training is needed to understand this role. In order to minimize frustration, it helps to understand the disaster response system and organization of the Red Cross. For Disaster Health Services volunteers Most direct health care interventions are not appropriate in the early aftermath of disaster, but your specialized skills and experience can be helpful in identifying those who are at risk for longer-term complications.
For Disaster Mental Health volunteers: What if I’m already a trauma specialist? Most trauma interventions are not appropriate in the early aftermath of disaster, but your specialized training can be helpful in identifying those who are at risk for longer-term complications.
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