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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

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    Try county colleges

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    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

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    chare likes this.

    Quote from 1nurse4you
    This was my same question. Does anyone know if Oklahoma will allow this with an inactive license in Texas
    Again endorsement is generally restricted to unencumbered active licenses. You likely need to reactivate your TX license to endorse.

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    Quote from MedSurgRN14
    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...
    Most recent reports minimal staffing nursing is needed due to lack of access. The one link above has a registry of nurses. Note there are less scrupulous staffing agencies that try and profit off disaster claiming to have staff ready to go for devastated facilities charging premium rates like the strike staffing agencies. Do your due dilligence . If you are truly interested in travel nursing check out the travel nursing forum

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    Quote from maahi123
    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.

    Yes now all IENs must do the same procedure for endorsement as for initial

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    Quote from Flatlander
    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.
    Why would you do this if you don't feel guilty? The family & client has likely moved on at this point and now your note may reopen old feelings. Especially since your agency told you not to, in my agency this could be grounds for termination.

    Two weeks notice may not be for the family SmartNurse it can be for the agency to cover shifts. I did two weeks notice for leaving. I was explicitly told to not discuss it with the family as the mom rarely took rejection well.
    As far as food. Being a vegetarian with a food allergy (I rarely reveal my specific allergy) those offers stop quickly without insult. I work nights so not much of an issue. Unlike others that there are photos of nurses drinking wine as they work a child's party...i don't do parties. I may do a thoughtful card. I manage to have shifts or other obligations during the parties.

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    Here.I.Stand and shibaowner like this.

    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

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    dishes and jeastridge like this.

    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.

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    Quote from NurseYannie
    Is the flu patch better or the flu nasal drops or the vaccine ? Has anyone gotten the flu patch ?
    The only way to get the flu patch is to enroll in the clinical trial. Phase 1 was recently completed so it's at least 5-10 years before the patch is available.
    Researchers develop microneedle patch for flu vaccination | National Institutes of Health (NIH)

    Nasal & standard shot are relatively similar unless you are in a contraindicated group such as those who have asthma

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    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)

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    (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

    other organizations:
    National VOAD

    Unless you have already been trained, background checked and credentialed don't expect to be sent out for a few weeks

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    Quote from kjnsweets
    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
    Red Cross: Health & Mental Health Volunteers Needed | American Red Cross

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    Quote from Ksmaltbie
    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!
    Red Cross does not need your icu skills but if you are willing to go through the process: Health & Mental Health Volunteers Needed | American Red Cross

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    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.