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OBigdog26 has 8 years experience as a MSN, RN, NP.

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Any NPs here in pain management? I am a new grad FNP with a specialty in ortho. Any thoughts or experiences in this field? It seems like this field has many benefits in the long run. 

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djmatte has 7 years experience as a ADN, MSN, RN, NP.

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As a new FNP, that is the last field I would want to be heading toward.  But that's just me wanting to keep my license far from the list of top opiate prescribers in the state. 

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traumaRUs has 27 years experience as a MSN, APRN, CNS and specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU.

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I apologize if I'm being dense today but you are looking at an ortho practice managing pain? 

Or strictly a pain management position? If this is the case:

1. Is it strictly a pain clinic?

2. Do they have a multidisciplinary approach? ie anesthesia for blocks, social workers, counselors or is strictly giving out narcs?

3. Will you see pts in the hospital or only outpt? In the large hospital I worked with, they had a pain management team that were consulted just like neuro or cards.

 

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Spadeforce has 1 years experience.

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is it a perc bus or actual legit pain management practice ?

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OBigdog26 has 8 years experience as a MSN, RN, NP.

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Seems like a legit place and not a pill mill. I'll have the opportunity to do procedures such as nerve and joint injections. I feel like this place is very similar to my orthopedic rotation in sports medicine when I was in NP school. I don't know, maybe I'm just too green.

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