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  1. Vitals during an MI
    Esme, I probably should have qualified my statement. RV infarcts can cause hypotension but are much easier to correct and usually much more benign than LV infarcts*So hypotension in an anterior MI...
    Jun 17, '12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  2. Is Cardiac Care Unit considered just as intense as ICU?
    Are you trying to compare it to the medical ICU? If so, it really depends on the hosptial. At our hospital, the CCU is more intense but the patients turn around more quickly than in the MICU.
    Jun 11, '12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  3. Vitals during an MI
    It depends on the type of heart attack (ie what part of the heart it affects). In most cases, the heart rate will increase. This is attenuated by the fact that most people who have an MI will also be...
    Jun 11, '12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  4. Post-Master's FNP versus Med School
    OP, I had people in my class who started medical school at age 44. We had multiple people in their 40s and tons in their 30s. You will probably always wonder "what if" if you don't pull the...
    May 15, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  5. Just saying no to drugs.
    Minocycline treatment results in... [Allergy Asthma Proc. 2008 May-Jun] - PubMed - NCBI
    Apr 2, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  6. NPs practicing as DRs
    Yeah, no there't not. This guy you posted is a chemist who has an appointment doing research for the medicine dept. Specifically he has a PhD in biochemistry (ie not in medicine).
    Feb 14, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  7. NPs practicing as DRs
    Are you trying to say that 510 clinical hours is a lot? I think that is what some people are saying- the hours are insufficient especially when compared to what the DNP is trying to mimic.Let me give...
    Feb 11, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  8. NPs practicing as DRs
    First, wow, that was a very long post. Thank you for taking so much time to post your views. The difference here is that osteopathic education changed so that it now is IDENTICAL to allopathic...
    Feb 8, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  9. NPs practicing as DRs
    Actually I bet almost all of them would pass. Of course, we'll never have data to show one way or the other but for us, Step 3 of the USMLE is a really easy exam- by far the easiest of the 3 steps....
    Feb 8, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  10. Nurses Masquerading As Doctors (INSULTING)
    Ummm... the people who write those guidelines are clinicians AND the leaders in research who are CHOSEN to be part of the panels that write the guidelines. Almost none of them are from DC. Evidence...
    Feb 7, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  11. Nurses Masquerading As Doctors (INSULTING)
    Since a nurse is part of the healthcare team, I am not sure it would be a HIPAA violation, but I could be wrong.I think most physicians are realistic about how much a given patient will be able to...
    Feb 7, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  12. Just saying no to drugs.
    How bad is her asthma- how bad are her PFTs ? There is literature in COPD that daily Azithro decreased hospitalizations so if the FEV1 showed true obstruction you could make a bit of a logical leap...
    Feb 5, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  13. Nurses Masquerading As Doctors (INSULTING)
    No one works through medical school. There is no time. Almost every student takes out the full amount of loans to go to medical school. Very few people in my class had their parents paying for...
    Feb 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  14. Nurses Masquerading As Doctors (INSULTING)
    Well this is just ridiculous. First, no one is forced to work through undergraduate education. Second, I know plenty of doctors who did work through undergrad.Finally, put your money where your mouth...
    Feb 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  15. Future role of MD/DO in relation to APNs/PAs.
    The distinction here is the difference in education. MD and DO education is equivalent and very standardized. It involves 2 years of classwork and roughly 4000 clinical hours during school and...
    Feb 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  16. These classes are nonsense
    Seriously, why don't you all complain. That is really the only way you all are going to change anything in NP education. Lord knows the administrators aren't going to do it.
    Jan 27, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  17. Scary reading doctor forums about NPs...
    The negativity is directed at the NP lobby who is continually pushing for expanded practice rights despite doing nothing to improve the clinical education of NPs and the NPs who really think that...
    Jan 19, '11
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  18. combivent for a 12 year old
    The physiology of adding ipratropium is the same in COPD and astham; it adds extra bronchodilation. I agree though that a steroid burst should have been added for a flare.
    Nov 10, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  19. List of most commonly prescibed meds, please
    I'll bite: Anticoagulants/antiplatelets: Heparin Lovenox Coumadin (warfarin) Bivalrudin Aspirin plavix (clopidogrel)
    Nov 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. What  is your opinion on antibiotic use for acne?
    While I agree that antibiotics shouldn't be used in cases when there is not bacterial involvement, I think both cost and efficacy make it reasonable after topical treatments have failed. Think about...
    Nov 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Possible exposure?...So much anxiety!
    I agree. You should immediately talk to your employee health. I (in a non-medical advice kind of way) would recommend considering prophylaxis if you think the body fluids may have actually gotten in...
    Nov 1, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Make Advanced Practice Nurses Independent
    I'll give it a read. Again, this doesn't negate any of the other arguments put forth in this thread- a nice diversion but I'd love a response from some of the other arguments put forth.
    Oct 30, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  23. Make Advanced Practice Nurses Independent
    1) You can label it whatever you want- whether nursing or medicine, but diagnosing and treating whether a nurse practitioner or an MD is the same job. You can call it "nursing practice" if you want...
    Oct 30, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  24. Make Advanced Practice Nurses Independent
    Again, just because a politician gave you permission to have independent practice does not mean you have the skills or knowledge to do so. You are confusing the two. Whenever I bring up the chasm...
    Oct 29, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  25. Make Advanced Practice Nurses Independent
    ironic you allude to doctors as being the ones who are arrogant. now which group is it that is taking a short cut around tens of thousands of hours of clinical training, scores of hours of hard...
    Oct 29, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)


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