Latest Comments by erklurwedklu

Latest Comments by erklurwedklu

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    Quote from Fatmah Jabr
    Hi nurses,

    I am seeking your advice regarding my research.

    I am going to search in antihypertensive medication adherence from patients’ perspective. I thought about using patient reporting method by providing questionnaire but this method has it’s disadvantage since patients might report incorrect information such as being adherent while they are not. The very accurate method according to the literature is electronic monitoring. In my sample I can’t use the electronic method because I don’t think all my participants will be using computer to report their medication information.
    Nurses, have you come across any ideas that can be suitable method or study design to assess patients’ adherence to medications?

    Another thing that I would like to know your opinion about is that this type of study that I am going to do is in the field of community nursing. In my future I am going to join a job that is based in medical and surgical nursing care. As you know that community nurses are specified for primary health care issue while medical and surgical nurses for secondary and tertiary care. How my search will add to my knowledge in the future? I am afraid that in the future if I am going to do some studies I will be stuck in primary care nursing care and I won’t be able to know much or search in medical and surgical nursing field. I am saying that because i am still student and new in the researching area.
    Your opinions about that are welcomed.

    Regards,

    Fatmah
    Also, are you able to speak with others living with them - sometimes you get more info from them. I don't know the size of the study but their medicine could be put in the day/week containers and see how many pills are left. Better yet is to have them take the pills daily from the bottle then count how many are left in the bottle and compare to amount dispensed.

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    Quote from Fatmah Jabr
    Hi nurses,

    I am seeking your advice regarding my research.

    I am going to search in antihypertensive medication adherence from patients’ perspective. I thought about using patient reporting method by providing questionnaire but this method has it’s disadvantage since patients might report incorrect information such as being adherent while they are not. The very accurate method according to the literature is electronic monitoring. In my sample I can’t use the electronic method because I don’t think all my participants will be using computer to report their medication information.
    Nurses, have you come across any ideas that can be suitable method or study design to assess patients’ adherence to medications?

    Another thing that I would like to know your opinion about is that this type of study that I am going to do is in the field of community nursing. In my future I am going to join a job that is based in medical and surgical nursing care. As you know that community nurses are specified for primary health care issue while medical and surgical nurses for secondary and tertiary care. How my search will add to my knowledge in the future? I am afraid that in the future if I am going to do some studies I will be stuck in primary care nursing care and I won’t be able to know much or search in medical and surgical nursing field. I am saying that because i am still student and new in the researching area.
    Your opinions about that are welcomed.

    Regards,

    Fatmah
    I don't know if it is possible to check their bounce back rates to the E.D. Or their PCP, what are their pressures at check up, possibly routine bp checks to look for variance and then ask them if they took their bp med this a.m.....

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    We have chart reviewers at our hospital. They are called documentation specialist. They saved the hosp over 500k in the first six months. They primarily make sure the doctors are documenting according to drgs. Did they have this or that... Check into it! They are typically under the case management umbrella. Good luck!

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    Many years ago I tried to tx after my husband relocated. I found the general thought was ". You couldn't possibly have learned any at the other school - you'll have to start over". I thought it would be easy with a 3.8 but it wasn't. Hind site is 20/20 it probably would have been better to get a small apt and finish it out. Instead I cut my nose off to spite my face a had another child. I did eventually go back and got my RN. Good luck to you. It was worth it!

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    I work in the E.D. death comes all to frequently. It is an honor and a blessing to be able to be with someone when they die. It help to keep us humble too I think. There have been many time the pt has died alone except for staff. I try to give the same loving care and respect in death. We also try ti make an effort in small comforting gestures before the family sees them maybe a warm blanket on a cold body, move the directional lighting away from the massive head wound on the right, don't let the family walk into a room covered in blood and trash... There are many things that we do in nursing that no one ever knows about but you.

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    Quote from georgieg
    ok i need some input. pleasse i had orientation to nursing program last week so friday i .do my pee drug test... i am worried because i have a rx for morph from pcp for when i cant stand the pain! i dont take it everyday so my question is will this show up on drug test and even though i have a letter from pcp saying this is one of my meds for emergencies? will they permit me to stay in program?
    As long as you have a legit reason for taking it, a script, and do not work impaired I can't see why there would be a problem. Those are the guidelines used by the TX board of nursing. School may be different, I suggest you be up -front with them and let them know you took "pain medicine" on what date.

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    Gold_SJ, beckster_01, and sapphire18 like this.

    Once I put too much air pressure in a Mucomyst bottle, rubber stopper popped out and it sprayed all over me and the station. It was humiliating (Mucomyst smells like rotten eggs)!

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    Joe V likes this.

    I have been looking at different master's programs; some offer research and even fewer offer clinical trials. I am specifically interested in clinical trials. Does anyone have suggestions regarding which type of program? Why?

    Thanks



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