Latest Comments by bebbercorn

bebbercorn, BSN, MSN, NP 10,267 Views

Joined: Feb 25, '13; Posts: 442 (50% Liked) ; Likes: 740
from US
Specialty: 10 year(s) of experience in Family practice, emergency

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    poppycat, AceOfHearts<3, pixierose, and 13 others like this.

    We're always telling them to use protection...

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    ivyleaf, poppycat, atehortuak37, and 7 others like this.

    An actual, uninterrupted lunch break.

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    You are right. Your preceptor was wrong. I work with marginalized populations and I make it a point to shake hands, touch skin, make them feel welcome and not like a leper. Drawing blood? Gloves. Shaking hands? No. I had a brother with HIV, and we shared drinks, hugged, and went on as normal. My status is negative. As far as how it is transmitted, the most likely way to get it is intercourse (especially anal) or through blood (shared needles, potentially an accidental needle stick). Not by "touching things in his environment."

    And I agree with hherrn about their point regarding standards... I would like to refer to them as "fake standards."

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    Would it be possible to appeal to the BON?

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    CBD is one of the compounds of the cannabis plant. There is no apparent psychoactivity from this substance. It is hard to find genuine CBD oil as THC is found in many of the oil products, vaping products, etc. There have also been reports of synthetic cannabinoids ("spice") in these oils/edibles. I can't speak to the effectiveness, some patients of mine swear by it, and I don't tell anyone to actively avoid it, I do tell them to keep marijuana products, especially oils, away from kiddos. I do warn them that it is possible that even though you think there is no THC in the oil, it's possible it's there. We have found it even it pts here in Oregon where it is legal, they have brought in the product and still tested positive. An eye opener sometimes. Just be careful. Also, I do tell patients...even snake venom is 100% natural and organic.

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    I am an FNP who works in an FQHC clinic with a couple of naturopaths (we have NPs, MDs, residents/students of all sorts). One of them is the least crunchy provider I have ever met. The other one is slightly more crunchy but is our go to for women's health and contraception. I do like to hear alternative methods and to be familiar with pts that use CAM - like what the heck are people taking elderberry for? One semester should not be that bad, it will be dependent on the provider, and your efforts in learning (as well as clinic support). Also, if there are other providers there it is likely a collaborative environment that can teach a lot. I do hope that you will train mostly with NPs, but I think the future of healthcare education will have a lot more crossover between fields. Good luck!

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    Fiona59 likes this.

    Safe injection houses keep needles off the streets, can intervene in overdose, and is safer for our most vulnerable populations. Resources can be given for those looking for medically assisted therapy, rehab, or treatment for HIV/Hep C. These are diseases also less likely to be transmitted when clean needles are available. People have been chasing highs forever and they will use drugs if there is a safe space or not. So let's have it. It is a harm reduction method.

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    Quote from offlabel
    For example if a non-religious gyn NP were presented with a transgendered woman that insisted on a pap smear despite there not being a cervix in the interests of advancing the transgendered woman's sexual identity, would that NP be forced to perform a sham exam despite his or her objection on ethical and conscience grounds?
    I work with trans women and this has never happened.

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    ruby_jane and wondern like this.

    I completely agree with KatieMI. Ask for confirmatory testing. They can do so through NMS labs.

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    Hi all, applying as an NP. DTI 137%, Facility score 21.

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    Salsacat, babychickens, elkpark, and 1 other like this.

    As a Muslim I have traded Friday's for Sunday's, Christmas for Eid... I have mostly had good luck. If you can speak with your rabbi then this may help, if you have to alternate fridays is this acceptable for you? I have worked in ED, Trauma, and have held pressure on bleeding wounds, done chest compressions, and held hands right through when I'm supposed to be praying. I'm no religious scholar, but I know in my heart that this is not a problem. I pray it goes well for you , if this is the best job meant for you!

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    Thanks for the tips!!!

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    Nursetonp and ICUman like this.

    and p.s... Doctors Recommend Careers as Nurse Practitioners vs. Primary Care Physicians | University of Arizona

    Both Doctors and NPs recommend those wanting to go into primary care pursue a route as NP.... just sayin'

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    Any nurses or NPs working in a mobile clinic setting? I know that starting a business definitely have lost revenue, but I'm trying to estimate how many patients one would see in a large city in a day? Is 8 a fair estimate... (for a newbie) And do you travel to them or do they come to a site? Thanks for the input.

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    PB_15, EJN, RN, BSN, and PANYNP like this.

    You will find that many people, nurses included, can be very toxic against NPs. Keep your head high and put your best foot forward. We are advancing on what was historically their territory, and I hate to say, giving a lot of power to women in a traditionally male dominated field. There's a number of reasons to be defensive about it, but essentially, that's the way healthcare is moving. Study after study proves we give as good care or better than doctors across the field. And your teacher is full of snot.