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  1. Pain is NOT subjective
    Being a patient advocate also means looking out for the patient's best interests, especially when they contradict their wishes (e.g., opiates for FM).
    Apr 4, '09
    Forum: Pain Management Nursing
  2. Nursing programs that integrate acupuncture
    It's one of those Worsley / Lonny Jarrett / 5 Element classifications. I hardly use "Classical Five Element" acupuncture since I think of all the styles of acupuncture that I've seen, it is the most...
    Mar 18, '09
    Forum: Holistic Nursing
  3. Nursing programs that integrate acupuncture
    It is an error to assume that a master's degree-level (or beyond) acupuncture training program focuses only on the didactic aspect of acupuncture and ignores the "spirit" of the medicine, and it is a...
    Mar 17, '09
    Forum: Holistic Nursing
  4. Nursing programs that integrate acupuncture
    Nurses shouldn't be doing acupuncture unless they have completed a master's degree program (even if legally they can). Three years of solid acupuncture training is just the tip of the iceberg and you...
    Mar 16, '09
    Forum: Holistic Nursing
  5. Question about AA's
    While that is true that you can have any kind of bachelor's degree for AA school, the basic science prerequisites for AA school meet and exceed the classes nurses take as a part of their BSN.
    Mar 3, '09
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  6. Pain is NOT subjective
    That's why I like pain scales that illustrate the patient's functional ability instead of the patient's "perception" of what their pain should rate (look under "Activity Tolerance Scale") : ...
    Jan 12, '09
    Forum: Pain Management Nursing
  7. Pain is NOT subjective
    Methadone for fibromyalgia? Wonderful.
    Jan 10, '09
    Forum: Pain Management Nursing
  8. Who's going to Anesthesia school?
    Only applied to UMKC's anesthesiologist assistant program with a 3.3 science GPA and 29 MCAT, interviewed, and accepted. Start in January 09 and currently reviewing Lange's Pharmacology chapters on...
    Dec 8, '08
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  9. My pet peeve regarding pain issues
    Unfortunately, some nurses fail to administer pain medication because they erroneously believe that the patient is drug seeking. But unfortunately, some patients are indeed drug seekers. In...
    Nov 15, '08
    Forum: Pain Management Nursing
  10. How can I become a nurse anesthetist if I have a bachelors degree in biology?
    While CRNA's can practice independently in some locations, in the metro center I live the only place CRNA's function in that manner is outside of hospitals or out in the rural areas. In order for...
    Nov 7, '08
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  11. How can I become a nurse anesthetist if I have a bachelors degree in biology?
    So is there any research showing decentralized anesthesia is more cost-effective and as safe as anesthesia delivered by the ACT model?
    Nov 6, '08
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  12. How can I become a nurse anesthetist if I have a bachelors degree in biology?
    So it is cheaper for 4 rooms to be run by individual CRNA's and anesthesiologists than it is for one anesthesiologist to supervise 4 rooms run by midlevel's that are paid 1/2 to 1/3 their salary? It...
    Nov 1, '08
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  13. How can I become a nurse anesthetist if I have a bachelors degree in biology?
    I had a BS in biology and went into an accelerated BSN program, but instead of applying to CRNA school, I applied and was accepted into AA school. If you plan on working in the city under the ACT...
    Oct 30, '08
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  14. Complete 1 yr ICU req. in the first year of CRNA Schoo?l
    Or if you plan on working in a major metropolitan center where most midlevels practice under the ACT model, then the term assistant is just semantics and rhetoric. To be honest, do you really...
    Oct 28, '08
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
  15. Anyone work for a HCA hospital?
    I think that HCA hospitals in the greater KC area are all increasing their wages for staff nurses, although it is taking many months to get it finalized [back pay, anyone?]. I work outpatient...
    Oct 21, '08
    Forum: Missouri Nursing
  16. RN's w/chronic pain, using narcotics
    So the participants in the study we tested while taking a small oral dose of oxycodone, then titrated to a low level of transdermal fentanyl, then tested again with the results compared to their...
    Oct 18, '08
    Forum: Pain Management Nursing
  17. Drug seeking or real pain?  How do you tell?
    When we fire a patient, we do offer to taper them off for six days and also encourage them to do an inpatient detox. There is always a choice.
    Oct 18, '08
    Forum: Pain Management Nursing
  18. Senior SRNA Accepted to Medical School.  Now what?
    Probably just like PA's did because obviously they were underprepared because they weren't nurses first. SRSLY? KTHXBYE.
    Oct 5, '08
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  19. Dr. Oz says energy medicine the next big thing
    Just to clarify, acupuncture has little or nothing to do with "energy".
    Aug 3, '08
    Forum: Holistic Nursing
  20. Holistic RN or chiropractic?
    You might be able to legally practice as a PCP in several states, but ND schools lack the training necessary to ethically practice as one. Four to six hundred patient contacts in school combined with...
    Aug 3, '08
    Forum: Holistic Nursing
  21. CRNA vs AA:  pros and cons of both
    Yeah...if the failed RN takes additional basic science classes and does well on the MCAT, they might get into AA school.
    Jul 25, '08
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  22. Blood Patch
    I work in pain management as a murse, and blood patches tend to have a negative connotation, usually because the patient gets pushed onto the schedule [rightful so] to relieve a rare complication of...
    Jul 18, '08
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  23. CRNA vs. anesthesiologist
    Do you honestly believe that a BSN program is comparable to medical school? How about 1 year ICU experience + 36 month CRNA school being comparable to a four year anesthesiology residency? ...
    Jul 15, '08
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  24. CRNA vs. anesthesiologist
    That statement is entirely wrong. Since the use of anesthesia actually dates back to the father of Chinese surgery, Hua Tuo, then CRNA's/AA's and MDA's are all actually practicing Traditional Chinese...
    Jul 15, '08
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  25. Distance Degree in Holistic Nursing or Alternative Medicine
    If you are interested in candor on TCM schools, probably the only websites with much of a pulse [pun intended] on the message boards are: ...
    Jun 20, '08
    Forum: Holistic Nursing