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Joined Apr 5, '11 - from 'New Jersey'. Double-Helix is a Nurse, Children's Hospital. She has '6' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'PICU, Sedation/Radiology, PACU'. Posts: 3,249 (53% Liked) Likes: 6,152

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  • 3:44 am

    This is a potential risk when you share information with any third party, be it medical facilities, mortgage brokers, credit card companies, car salesman, a great multitude of websites. Identity theft is also a possibility any time you swipe your debit or credit card. There are still laws that prevent sharing of medical information and discrimination based on that information, and I don’t believe that will change under the current administration. The thought that an average citizen’s medical information will be secretly collected by the government and disseminated to potential employers is a bit too close to a conspiracy theory for me to be concerned. I see no reason why such a theoretical risk should prevent someone from seeking the mental health resources they need to life a full life.

  • 1:31 am

    I’ve heard of this as well. Typically I hear about patients choosing to have plastic surgeries like tummy tucks and breast augmentations outside the US to save money. Having surgery in a less regulated environment with no assurance of the qualifications of staff is not a risk I’m personally willing to take. In the majority of cases, I’m sure everything goes just fine. In the cases that don’t go well, though... I think they get featured on “Botched."

  • Apr 23

    The answer will depend on the specifics of the situation, the nurse practice act in your state, and the policies at your facility.
    In many states, RNs may administer IV medications as part of procedural sedation under the direction of an MD. In other states, RNs may not administer the first dose, but may give subsequent doses. Have you asked other nurses that you work with? Looked up your facility’s procedural sedation policy?

  • Apr 23

    Quote from Volley88
    Sorry I should clarify a few things

    1. Jon is known to be the party go-er in our unit. All my unit does, is talk about partying and going for 4/20.
    2. I have snapchat on my phone I saw him physically eating edibles on story.
    3. I showed the charge nurse, but she doesn't fully understand edibles. I would assume he deleted it after I confronted him.
    I noticed you neglected to explain how you happened to see his private text messages.

  • Apr 23

    Quote from .CJ.
    It's not that I've been praying all along about whether nursing is for me. I've been praying a lot RECENTLY regarding this since I'm not currently passing in my med/surg course and I don't know if God brought me this far just to fail out. I don't know if this is all for a reason and whether I should take what my instructor said as a sign or what.

    And I wasn't too sure if i should address this to fellow students or actual working nurses so I decided to put it in both forums to get a variety of perspectives.
    God didn’t “bring you this far” in nursing school. Nor is He planning for you to pass or fail. Jesus told his disciples to go and spread the good news of Christ. To love one another. To forgive. To be gracious and not pass judgement. To keep the commandments. To love God.

    Nowhere in the Bible are we commanded to “become a nurse” or obtain any other earthly degree to prove that we are walking in God’s grace. I firmly believe that one of the most common traps Christians fall into is to start believing that our success by man’s standards (academics, finances, relationships, health) is a reflection of God’s will in our life.

    I’ll reiterate this- God doesn’t care if you become a nurse, or a teacher, or a garbage collector. If you fail nursing school, it doesn’t mean you let God down or He let you down. It doesn’t mean you didn’t pray enough. It simply means that you didn’t score high enough in your coursework to pass the class. You’ll start to feel a lot more peace and a lot less pressure when you realize that the life choices you make (such as your career) don’t mess up some master plan that God has for your life. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. And love your neighbor as yourself. That is all you have to do.

  • Apr 23

    Quote from .CJ.
    It's not that I've been praying all along about whether nursing is for me. I've been praying a lot RECENTLY regarding this since I'm not currently passing in my med/surg course and I don't know if God brought me this far just to fail out. I don't know if this is all for a reason and whether I should take what my instructor said as a sign or what.

    And I wasn't too sure if i should address this to fellow students or actual working nurses so I decided to put it in both forums to get a variety of perspectives.
    God didn’t “bring you this far” in nursing school. Nor is He planning for you to pass or fail. Jesus told his disciples to go and spread the good news of Christ. To love one another. To forgive. To be gracious and not pass judgement. To keep the commandments. To love God.

    Nowhere in the Bible are we commanded to “become a nurse” or obtain any other earthly degree to prove that we are walking in God’s grace. I firmly believe that one of the most common traps Christians fall into is to start believing that our success by man’s standards (academics, finances, relationships, health) is a reflection of God’s will in our life.

    I’ll reiterate this- God doesn’t care if you become a nurse, or a teacher, or a garbage collector. If you fail nursing school, it doesn’t mean you let God down or He let you down. It doesn’t mean you didn’t pray enough. It simply means that you didn’t score high enough in your coursework to pass the class. You’ll start to feel a lot more peace and a lot less pressure when you realize that the life choices you make (such as your career) don’t mess up some master plan that God has for your life. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. And love your neighbor as yourself. That is all you have to do.

  • Apr 23

    Quote from Volley88
    Sorry I should clarify a few things

    1. Jon is known to be the party go-er in our unit. All my unit does, is talk about partying and going for 4/20.
    2. I have snapchat on my phone I saw him physically eating edibles on story.
    3. I showed the charge nurse, but she doesn't fully understand edibles. I would assume he deleted it after I confronted him.
    I noticed you neglected to explain how you happened to see his private text messages.

  • Apr 23

    Quote from Volley88
    Sorry I should clarify a few things

    1. Jon is known to be the party go-er in our unit. All my unit does, is talk about partying and going for 4/20.
    2. I have snapchat on my phone I saw him physically eating edibles on story.
    3. I showed the charge nurse, but she doesn't fully understand edibles. I would assume he deleted it after I confronted him.
    I noticed you neglected to explain how you happened to see his private text messages.

  • Apr 23

    Hmm, this is an interesting situation. Accessing a medical record to obtain information necessary to do your job is absolutely not a HIPAA violation. But are these observation patients in active labor and likely to deliver on your shift? I imagine things might get tricky if you’re in the habit of looking up every patient in L&D “just in case” you get called to the delivery at some point during your shift. Just like I couldn’t look up every patient on my unit “just in case” I get reassigned or asked to cover someone for lunch, you probably shouldn’t look up a patient until you’ve been notified that you need to attend a delivery. I’d discuss this with your hospital’s Compliance Officer and see what they recommend.

  • Apr 23

    Quote from .CJ.
    It's not that I've been praying all along about whether nursing is for me. I've been praying a lot RECENTLY regarding this since I'm not currently passing in my med/surg course and I don't know if God brought me this far just to fail out. I don't know if this is all for a reason and whether I should take what my instructor said as a sign or what.

    And I wasn't too sure if i should address this to fellow students or actual working nurses so I decided to put it in both forums to get a variety of perspectives.
    God didn’t “bring you this far” in nursing school. Nor is He planning for you to pass or fail. Jesus told his disciples to go and spread the good news of Christ. To love one another. To forgive. To be gracious and not pass judgement. To keep the commandments. To love God.

    Nowhere in the Bible are we commanded to “become a nurse” or obtain any other earthly degree to prove that we are walking in God’s grace. I firmly believe that one of the most common traps Christians fall into is to start believing that our success by man’s standards (academics, finances, relationships, health) is a reflection of God’s will in our life.

    I’ll reiterate this- God doesn’t care if you become a nurse, or a teacher, or a garbage collector. If you fail nursing school, it doesn’t mean you let God down or He let you down. It doesn’t mean you didn’t pray enough. It simply means that you didn’t score high enough in your coursework to pass the class. You’ll start to feel a lot more peace and a lot less pressure when you realize that the life choices you make (such as your career) don’t mess up some master plan that God has for your life. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. And love your neighbor as yourself. That is all you have to do.

  • Apr 23

    It’s true that some laboring women may not want males in the room when they deliver. It’s also true that some may not want nursing students involved in their care at all, regardless of gender. However, there will also be women that are happy to have both female and male students observe their delivery. This is a great chance for you to practice an important nursing skill called “empathy.” These women are vulnerable, exposed, and anxious. They simply may not be comfortable with a stranger- particularly a male- seeing them in that position. It’s not personal, nor are they intentionally trying to keep you from learning.

    I understand why it’s frustrating to feel like other students are getting opportunities that you aren’t, but for what it’s worth, there isn’t really anything about witnessing a birth that is essential to your nursing education. Anything you need to know for tests, NCLEX, etc. you can learn from books. If you’re really interested in seeing what a vaginal birth looks like, there are plenty of videos on YouTube.

  • Apr 23

    Quote from .CJ.
    It's not that I've been praying all along about whether nursing is for me. I've been praying a lot RECENTLY regarding this since I'm not currently passing in my med/surg course and I don't know if God brought me this far just to fail out. I don't know if this is all for a reason and whether I should take what my instructor said as a sign or what.

    And I wasn't too sure if i should address this to fellow students or actual working nurses so I decided to put it in both forums to get a variety of perspectives.
    God didn’t “bring you this far” in nursing school. Nor is He planning for you to pass or fail. Jesus told his disciples to go and spread the good news of Christ. To love one another. To forgive. To be gracious and not pass judgement. To keep the commandments. To love God.

    Nowhere in the Bible are we commanded to “become a nurse” or obtain any other earthly degree to prove that we are walking in God’s grace. I firmly believe that one of the most common traps Christians fall into is to start believing that our success by man’s standards (academics, finances, relationships, health) is a reflection of God’s will in our life.

    I’ll reiterate this- God doesn’t care if you become a nurse, or a teacher, or a garbage collector. If you fail nursing school, it doesn’t mean you let God down or He let you down. It doesn’t mean you didn’t pray enough. It simply means that you didn’t score high enough in your coursework to pass the class. You’ll start to feel a lot more peace and a lot less pressure when you realize that the life choices you make (such as your career) don’t mess up some master plan that God has for your life. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. And love your neighbor as yourself. That is all you have to do.

  • Apr 23

    Quote from Volley88
    Sorry I should clarify a few things

    1. Jon is known to be the party go-er in our unit. All my unit does, is talk about partying and going for 4/20.
    2. I have snapchat on my phone I saw him physically eating edibles on story.
    3. I showed the charge nurse, but she doesn't fully understand edibles. I would assume he deleted it after I confronted him.
    I noticed you neglected to explain how you happened to see his private text messages.

  • Apr 23

    I’ve heard of this as well. Typically I hear about patients choosing to have plastic surgeries like tummy tucks and breast augmentations outside the US to save money. Having surgery in a less regulated environment with no assurance of the qualifications of staff is not a risk I’m personally willing to take. In the majority of cases, I’m sure everything goes just fine. In the cases that don’t go well, though... I think they get featured on “Botched."

  • Apr 23

    Quote from .CJ.
    It's not that I've been praying all along about whether nursing is for me. I've been praying a lot RECENTLY regarding this since I'm not currently passing in my med/surg course and I don't know if God brought me this far just to fail out. I don't know if this is all for a reason and whether I should take what my instructor said as a sign or what.

    And I wasn't too sure if i should address this to fellow students or actual working nurses so I decided to put it in both forums to get a variety of perspectives.
    God didn’t “bring you this far” in nursing school. Nor is He planning for you to pass or fail. Jesus told his disciples to go and spread the good news of Christ. To love one another. To forgive. To be gracious and not pass judgement. To keep the commandments. To love God.

    Nowhere in the Bible are we commanded to “become a nurse” or obtain any other earthly degree to prove that we are walking in God’s grace. I firmly believe that one of the most common traps Christians fall into is to start believing that our success by man’s standards (academics, finances, relationships, health) is a reflection of God’s will in our life.

    I’ll reiterate this- God doesn’t care if you become a nurse, or a teacher, or a garbage collector. If you fail nursing school, it doesn’t mean you let God down or He let you down. It doesn’t mean you didn’t pray enough. It simply means that you didn’t score high enough in your coursework to pass the class. You’ll start to feel a lot more peace and a lot less pressure when you realize that the life choices you make (such as your career) don’t mess up some master plan that God has for your life. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. And love your neighbor as yourself. That is all you have to do.


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