Latest Comments by jt43

Latest Comments by jt43

jt43 3,265 Views

Joined Jan 9, '12 - from 'Suffolk, VA, US'. Posts: 158 (27% Liked) Likes: 162

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    VCU has one. The deadline to apply is Jan. 31. Look on VCUHS website and search summer extern.

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    A 94-10 B 87-93 C 80-86 Below 80 is failing. The number of questions varies. Usually around 50-60. I prefer and do better on exams with 50 questions than exams with 100+ questions. Most classes have 3 exams and a final. A few classes have a paper or group project in addition to the exams.

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    You don't even have to have a CNA to be a "nurse" in my kids' school district. It's horrible. There should be some standard regulation about that across states

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    mzmae likes this.

    Stabilizing the vein really helps imo (one finger above and one below the insertion site). Just be aware that some instructors will criticize you for a finger above the site as it is easier to accidentally stick yourself that way. You might want to ask if you instructor about it first. You can always stabilize with a finger below the insertion site. Apply slight pressure down and away from the point of insertion. You'll get it! 6 tries isn't a lot.

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    Thanks for the feedback. I really appreciate it. It definitely wasn't a swishing sound. More of a lub-dub-dub. I feel so inadequate when it comes to heart sounds

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    dudette10 likes this.

    A&P and Microbiology.

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    I have no idea what you school's policy is on this, but hopefully it is clear. I'm a current nursing student and my opinion is that purchasing a test bank for a current textbook is *at best* in a murky area of potential cheating. It's definitely cheating if you know your teacher uses the test bank. I assume most, if not all, of my professors use the test banks for our books. A safe study resource would be to buy the study guide that comes with your textbook. They usually provide sample questions/quizzes.

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    erinkels likes this.

    I'm a student and was wondering if it's normal to hear a split S2 sound on newborns? Sometimes when I'm auscultating and counting, it seems to me like there is an occasional 3rd sound. I asked a floor nurse about it and she thought that possibly I was getting confused hearing the couplets (lub-dub) because the heart rate was so fast. My perception was that there was definitely a third sound.

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    Does your school require you to cover them? It's healthier for you and your patients to be bare below the elbows.

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    I'm curious what your coworker's response was when you said his/her words hurt and upset you?

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    Our local burn center is 16 beds.

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    We have limited absences in our district. 8 are allowed. Also, my child has a cough all winter every winter, so I certainly don't keep her home for her "nuisance" cough. My children also have very sensitive skin and if I kept them home everytime they had a rash, they would miss half the year. Just a partent pov

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    JW2011 likes this.

    First I want to say that I'm so sorry for your loss and I hope you find some peace.As for me, in this siituation, if there was an obvious head injury, I wouldn't move the injured person even if that meant they stayed face down in the middle of the road. I would like to think I would be calm enough to take a pulse or make sure the injured person was breathing, but if they weren't, there wouldn't be much I could do about it without equipment. My focus would be on calling EMS. FWIW, I can can be sympathetic to someone having difficulty giving directions to their location. I frequently drive on roads that are a mile or so from my house without knowing their exact name. Being emotionally upset (as I imagine anyone in that situation would be) can be disorienting. I would caution you about creating scenes in your head. Do you know for a fact that your son died without anyone touching him or saying anything to him? Maybe finding out more information could be helpful, but it could also cause more trauma. Some counseling for yourself and your family would be beneficial as you try to move forward. Again, I'm so sorry.

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    morte and Ginapixi like this.

    The latest Cochrane Review found that influenza vaccination was completely ineffective at reducing transmission. I don't see why we are still discussing this.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0010949/

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    FMF Corpsman likes this.

    Ok, strictly speaking, if they are over 21 I wouldn't throw it out without their consent. I would give it (with their permission) to a family member to "take home". Not sure what my hospital's policy is about having alcohol in the hospital. I suspect it either has to be put in the safe or thrown away. If there's a policy to throw it away, I would do that. From a strict ethical standpoint, I think it's their property.


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