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  1. NP Independent Practice States
    Maine is independent after 24 months of supervised practice.
    Jun 2, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  2. Do you interrupt report to give  pain meds?
    That's the best way to handle this issue--plan things so that the patients are taken care of before report. That way nobody has to wait around in pain, and report can be uninterrupted (I happen to...
    May 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. What do ER's hire more:  PA-C, FNP or ACNP ?
    Physicians go through residency when they get out of school...they are under the supervision of the attendings during this time. The two years of supervised practice for NPs seems, to me, analogous....
    Apr 27, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  4. What do ER's hire more:  PA-C, FNP or ACNP ?
    It is interesting how different the states are. I am about to start working in Maine, where NPs are required to have a supervising physician for their first 24 months of practice and then can be...
    Apr 27, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  5. An upset elderly patient...
    From the description of the situation, I think the doctor's reaction was inappropriate--sometimes we all have to talk to grumpy/upset patients and it's just part of the job. I had to chuckle at the...
    Apr 25, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Unsafe ?? Need opinions....
    Having worked agency in LTC facilities, I can vouch for this!! Extremely unsafe, especially on a unit where the residents are not alert and oriented (at least for residents who are A&O you can ASK...
    Apr 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What's the most dangerous thing that's happened to you while working?
    YIKES. I give you a lot of credit for working in that environment--you're a braver woman than I!
    Apr 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. What's the most dangerous thing that's happened to you while working?
    Well, I haven't had anything all that bad (just the occasional demented patient taking a swing) but here's something bizarre and potentially dangerous that happened a couple of weeks ago when I was...
    Apr 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. CNA'S suffer second hand smoke
    That's how I've usually seen it done...why so many CNAs (and nurses!) smoke I do not know, but there always seems to be someone. This thread reminds me of one facility I worked in where there was a...
    Apr 11, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. How about your favorite Old Wives Tales related to health?
    That's pretty much right on. The alcohol dries out the water so the bacteria don't have a chance to grow in a nice warm moist environment and cause swimmer's ear. I was on swim team for years and...
    Apr 11, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  11. How to prevnt Medication Administration Errors
    How about a better way to identify patients/residents on LTC units? I am temporarily doing agency nursing in these facilities and this is a huge problem--the residents very often do not have their...
    Apr 1, '11
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  12. Funniest/strangest dementia patient stories
    I'm sure we all have them, especially those of us who have worked in LTC. Here are some of mine: -climbing into other residents' beds and taking a nap...one time we found the resident sleeping in...
    Apr 1, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  13. How about your favorite Old Wives Tales related to health?
    I'm surprised nobody posted this one yet...some people swear that Chihuahuas cure asthma.
    Apr 1, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  14. How about your favorite Old Wives Tales related to health?
    So I suppose you never ate clam chowder...:D
    Apr 1, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  15. How about your favorite Old Wives Tales related to health?
    I'm not sure how "nice" that tradition is for a whole month...the part about having the help and learning from one's mother sounds good, but not being allowed away from the house for a whole MONTH? ...
    Apr 1, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  16. Any NPs in Maine?
    I think it depends on whether you've practiced under physician supervision for 2 years yet or not--if not, you need verification of physician supervision in whatever job you'll be in which does mean...
    Mar 31, '11
    Forum: Maine Nursing
  17. Job market for new grads
    I am waiting for the Maine licensing paperwork to go through right now, as well as the hospital's own credentialing. As far as the state licensing, you can get the forms from the state board's...
    Mar 31, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  18. Nurse Practitioner in hospital setting?
    This is true...we work under our own license but in some states are required to have physician supervision or collaboration. Should have clarified this in my previous post.
    Mar 27, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  19. Nurse Practitioner in hospital setting?
    Sure can...there are hospitalist NPs in a lot of places, who work with the hospitalist physicians. I'll be starting on such a service soon, once the paperwork goes through for me to be licensed in...
    Mar 27, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  20. Things patients have taught me NOT to do...
    Contributed by one of my Alzheimer's patients at the LTC facility where I used to work: Do not put your pajamas in the toilet and then proceed to have a very large BM on top of them. The CNA...
    Mar 27, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  21. Starting first NP position soon...advice?
    I have just finally found an NP position almost a year after finishing my program...it will be a few months before I can start, because of all the credentialing paperwork etc. that has to go through...
    Mar 26, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  22. Job market for new grads
    I must say the market is pretty tough...I graduated in May 2010 (ACNP) and just finally got (and of course accepted) an offer this month so it took me close to a year. And it will still be a few...
    Mar 26, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  23. What freaks you out?
    I can usually handle gross things pretty well. However, I did get vagal a couple of times in clinicals...didn't pass out, but felt like I was about to. Once was in RN clinical while watching an...
    Dec 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. new grad NPs, do you have a job?
    Well, I graduated from an accelerated program in May of this year, got my certification as an ACNP in August, and am STILL looking for a job. It probably doesn't help that after finishing the RN...
    Oct 29, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  25. Critical access hospitals?
    I am graduating from an ACNP program and looking for a job, and have been coming across some positions at "critical access hospitals". Is anyone familiar with what exactly these are and what it...
    May 3, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)


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