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Dr. Pimple Popper Thinks Nurses Have No Place Educating Patients

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CaffeinePOQ4HPRN has 10 years experience as a BSN, MSN, LPN, RN.

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MadeinUSA has 1 years experience.

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2 hours ago, NurseJDubbs said:

Honestly I think this whole thing is being blown way out of proportion by sensitive nurses whom rightfully are knowledgeable—but doctors are always getting the credit. I don’t believe Dr Lee meant this as a slight on nurses. I believe she was coming from a place of “her specialty.”

The general article just said “registered nurse,” so perhaps some more context was needed (a registered nurse of 15+ years). 

The ambiguous title “RN” is so broad. Even though they are both RNs, I wouldn’t want an ICU burn specialty giving advice on L&D or vice versa.

(Disclosure: I didn’t read the WebMD article)

I think everyone needs to take a breath and not make this an attack on nurses because I honestly don’t think Dr Lee meant it as such. 

While I applaud your positive input it is pretty clear exactly what she meant. She meant she is better equipped to educate than the RN. If she feels that way she should empower all physicians of all specialties to take on those roles since we are so inadequate. It’s only blown to the extent of which it was stated. That was her choice, not the RN. 

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DallasRN specializes in ICU/ER/Med-Surg/Case Management/Manageme.

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On 6/22/2020 at 10:43 AM, Rose_Queen said:

Well, Dr Pimplepopper is entertainment sooo.... I’ll stop there

Well, I was going to say something along this line but I'll just tag with Rose_Queen.  

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As the director of an accredited program that is specifically for nurse patient educators, its preposterous that anyone would question why a nurse would educate a patient/client.

The scope of practice of all nurses, across the board, includes patient education. There are also specialty trainings for nurses such as diabetes and asthma educators, as well as chronic disease patient educators and population health a.k.a. CCP educators.

The doctor might want to consult with a nurse patient educator to have a better understanding of how and why nurses are a primary source of individual patient health education, and learn something she can pass on to patients!

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Bandaide specializes in Phlebotomist, nursing student.

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I wouldn't be surprised if Dr. Lee doesn't have a nurse in her office - just MAs that she calls nurses. I've seen that in more offices than I can count.

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TriciaJ has 39 years experience as a RN and specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory.

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6 hours ago, Bandaide said:

I wouldn't be surprised if Dr. Lee doesn't have a nurse in her office - just MAs that she calls nurses. I've seen that in more offices than I can count.

Let's hope she's not committing fraud by calling them nurses.  I never heard her do it on her show so she probably isn't.

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BSNbeDONE has 34 years experience as a ASN, BSN, LPN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg, LTACH, LTC, Home Health.

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9 hours ago, Bandaide said:

I wouldn't be surprised if Dr. Lee doesn't have a nurse in her office - just MAs that she calls nurses. I've seen that in more offices than I can count.

...so much so that the MAs call themselves nurses.

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RN-to- BSN has 6 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in SCRN.

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She needs to be educated on what a nurse is.

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It doesn't take a boutique dermatologist like herself to explain and know the difference. How the hell would the nurses who work in her office feel if they read that? She needs to get off her princess pedestal.

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On 6/24/2020 at 6:21 PM, TheDudeWithTheBigDog said:

You don't need to be a nurse either.  I don't get why either has to monopolize educating.  Lab Techs, CNAs, Dieticians, RTs, PTAs, OTAs, all know enough about the work they do to be able to educate patients on things that apply to their jobs.  But unless you have the "RN" or "MD" after your name the medical world treats you like you're too stupid to explain how to get to the bathroom without falling.  Healthcare needs so much less ego.

I have "RN" after my name, and believe me, some (not all, now, I said "some") NP's and MD's treat us like we are too stupid to go to the bathroom without falling, too.  

 

 

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Because we can! 👍🏾

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CKPM2RN has 3 years experience as a ASN, EMT-P and specializes in Emergency/Med-Tele.

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Honestly I hate the term "sun poisoning", it just sounds stupid. Effectively it's a second degree burn with the associated dehydration, potential electrolyte issues and such so can we give it a better name? I already have too many patients who think that because the "have the poisoning" it has nothing to do with anything they did to themselves. I'm just grumpy and tired of patients blaming outside forces for their own foibles. 

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CKPM2RN has 3 years experience as a ASN, EMT-P and specializes in Emergency/Med-Tele.

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On 6/27/2020 at 7:18 PM, Bandaide said:

I wouldn't be surprised if Dr. Lee doesn't have a nurse in her office - just MAs that she calls nurses. I've seen that in more offices than I can count.

No kidding! Not even an LPN to be found,  just low-cost graduates of the local for-profit school.

 

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