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  1. PCTs giving injections!
    Not sure why the emts are giving report to a tech. That is considered abandonment since they are transferring care to a lower level provider. Ultimately it's on them, but I'm a paramedic and I...
    Oct 10, '13
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  2. What makes IVP meds so scary?
    The only thing I can think of is unfamiliarity with the drugs and inexperience. You can have those with an RN or an LPN. Or like in my job, with a paramedic. ;) Good luck with the job. Your...
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  3. How high have you seen??
    Brought a girl in by ambulance the other night. She was unresponsive, snoring respirations, had near sine waves on her EKG. No IV access to be had. She had a port but we had no huber needles. She...
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Almost passed out during clinicals!!
    I saw a nursing student pass out while watching a lumbar puncture. No one made her feel bad about it they just took care of her. She's a great nurse now. When I started my first iv in EMT school the...
    Feb 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Paramedic to RN
    What state are you in? You may be better off doing a program in your area rather than excelsior. Not all states will accept excelsior grads for licensing. I'm in a bridge program in ga. It's one day...
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  6. Horizontal Violence - EMT's and Paramedics VS LPN's and RN's
    Actually, it's not the dispatcher's job to give a pt report to EMS. Dispatchers generally dispatch a call over the radio and it's an FCC violation to give personal information over the radio without...
    Nov 24, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Horizontal Violence - EMT's and Paramedics VS LPN's and RN's
    As a matter of fact, yes, I did indeed take the nursing prerequisites prior to attending paramedic school or even EMT school. Why? Because I was initially headed to nursing school. I was even...
    Nov 24, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Nurses, how are you going to vote?  2012 US Presidential Election
    Completely agree! Thank you for saying it better than I could. :D Sent from my iPhone using
    Nov 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Wedging my foot in that crack...
    A unit secretary is not a direct pt care job. As a us you will be transcribing orders and entering them into the computer. You will be calling doctors and telling them they have a consult or that the...
    Nov 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Jon Stewart Puzzled Why Combat Medics Can't Apply for Nursing Jobs
    I didn't see the show but I'm guessing a part of the problem is that school "nurses" are no longer RNs or LPNs. In my area, you can be a school "nurse" with a CNA license. They call them med techs...
    Nov 3, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  11. nurses and EMT's
    I agree completely Sent from my iPhone using
    Oct 29, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Horizontal Violence - EMT's and Paramedics VS LPN's and RN's
    I am a paramedic and also a nursing student. I've worked in urban, suburban and rural settings for 911 and transport services. Yes, many of my fellow paramedics and emts have attitudes about snf. And...
    Oct 29, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Is Your Name Important?
    This is what I was considering when I named my children. My daughter has always been the only Corinne in her grade, but she has a "real" name that is classic and feminine and truly fits her. I was...
    Oct 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Accident Scenes: Do You Always Offer Assistance?
    I was first on scene to a rollover mvc involving an SUV filled with 6 people. It happened right in front of us as we were driving to the store one afternoon. The front passenger was trapped upside...
    Oct 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP (physiology) (scary rant)
    I don't do well when the instructor just reads powerpoint slides. I have to mentally process the lecture while taking notes. I do especially badly when I'm taking notes on the preprinted powerpoint...
    Oct 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Thinking of starting nursing core with Biol 2115 not completed yet
    I think you can handle it if you're good at time management. I'm in the bridge program now and I still have micro and pe to do. I'm probably going to do one in spring and one in summer.
    Oct 8, '12
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  17. My coworkers are great because....
    Hahaha I love this! Sent from my iPhone using
    Oct 1, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  18. Why do students voluntarily drop out of nursing school?
    I went to a paramedic program that had a 100% pass rate. Wanna know how my instructor maintained that? She didn't sign the final paperwork that allowed you to take your boards until she knew you were...
    Oct 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Paramedic with unrelated BA degree... ASN Bridge or Accel BSN? Which to choose?
    What did you end up doing? Most of the medic/RNs I know had no trouble finding a job after getting their RN. You're right that maintaining a good relationship with the place you want to work is a key...
    Sep 30, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. Darton Fall 2012??
    Anyone know if we're supposed to do anything with the unit one objectives? I've been working on the reading but I'm curious if we're supposed to answer all of the objectives or just be familiar with...
    Sep 30, '12
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  21. Darton Fall 2012??
    Most of us will be at sandersville. I think a couple are at Albany. Where are you from? Are you an lpn or a medic? Sent from my iPhone using
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  22. Darton Fall 2012??
    I ended up ordering a pair of white kswiss sneakers. They were about the same as the "nursing" shoes but I liked them better. Lol I had to scramble to get the ppd done yesterday. I can't believe...
    Sep 27, '12
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  23. Darton Fall 2012??
    What kind of shoes did you guys get for clinicals? Sent from my iPhone using
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  24. Why would these IV meds be on my tomorrow patient's chart?
    Is the pt able to eat or are they npo still? Did they experience a lot of blood loss during surgery? Those are potential reasons for the iv fluids. The pt could have a history of gerd as well as...
    Sep 23, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  25. Interested in becoming a Clinical Instructor
    Go to your local school and talk to the faculty. They can tell you what the specific requirements are. In most medical fields you need to be at or above the level your students will be when they...
    Sep 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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