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BostonFNP is a APRN and specializes in Adult Internal Medicine.

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  1. BostonFNP

    Online FNP program??

    If you really enjoy the classroom atmosphere why would you consider going online for NP school?
  2. BostonFNP

    What to do about DNP and flu shot?

    Thanks for your well articulated and researched post. It would be helpful if you could provide us the primary source for your statements on efficacy; its not that I don't trust your word, but I like to read it straight from the original source. I am curious which metals you are concerned about and why you suspect that despite of their presence, the fact they are highly neurotoxic, and the vast number of immunizations given, safety studies demonstrate no evidence of this? Efficacy: Belongia, E. A., Simpson, M. D., King, J. P., Sundaram, M. E., Kelley, N. S., Osterholm, M. T., & McLean, H. Q. (2016). Variable influenza vaccine effectiveness by subtype: a systematic review and meta-analysis of test-negative design studies. The Lancet Infectious Diseases, 16(8), 942-951. Safety: Vellozzi, C., Burwen, D. R., Dobardzic, A., Ball, R., Walton, K., & Haber, P. (2009). Safety of trivalent inactivated influenza vaccines in adults: background for pandemic influenza vaccine safety monitoring. Vaccine, 27(15), 2114-2120.
  3. BostonFNP

    What to do about DNP and flu shot?

    Only one approved influenza vaccine is cell-based, Flucelvax. As stated many times above, influenza vaccines are predominately egg-based, with available recombinant as well. You continue to post about it suggesting you either understand this and are purposely continuing a false narrative or you don’t understand it despite your extensive “research”. If it is the former, then it’s a hard argument to make about the morals of using cell based vaccines while lacking moral integrity. If it is the latter, perhaps more research is indicated.
  4. BostonFNP

    What to do about DNP and flu shot?

    Do you ever research yourself or just regurgitate anti-vax propaganda? Flu vaccines have zero to do with “aborted fetuses”. So want to drop by for your shot?
  5. BostonFNP

    What to do about DNP and flu shot?

    1. This doesn’t mean what you think it means. 2. Read the actual study and don’t be a sheeple. 3. It is not a “large study”.
  6. BostonFNP

    Nursing instructor bullying

    Did you put the effort in to understand why this is wrong?
  7. BostonFNP

    What to do about DNP and flu shot?

    Which people?
  8. BostonFNP

    Acute Kidney Injury

    AKI is diagnosed on the basis of a sudden reduction in renal function as measured elevation of serum Cr (>0.3mg/dL or 150% increase in serum Cr), reduction in urine output (<0.5mL/kg/hr for >6hours), or need for renal replacement. It also may have happened earlier in the hospital course/ED.
  9. BostonFNP

    What to do about DNP and flu shot?

    I don't have any reason to doubt that you are a caring person but this issue isn't about that at all. Your statement above demonstrates the crux of the issue: it is not a matter of believing what other believe rather it is about science and the scientific method, which has no room for your (or anyone else's) beliefs. It is objective. You mention how well read you are, so please share the studies that are the foundation for your choice to never have the flu shot.
  10. BostonFNP

    What to do about DNP and flu shot?

    Was this an actual oncologist or an "oncologist" natropath? FWIW, I don't buy the story as being factually true.
  11. BostonFNP

    What to do about DNP and flu shot?

    Her oncologist advised her against getting the IIV/RIV4 vaccines (as well as the LAIV4 vaccine we avoid in immunosupressed individuals)? Something seems strange there, or there is more to the puzzle missing. In any account, it it a reminder of why it is important for people without contraindications to receive their vaccines to help keep your cousin safe.
  12. BostonFNP

    What to do about DNP and flu shot?

    I thought your post was kind to the OP and constructive advice. I’m not sure what you are basing this on, but no vaccines are made by the CDC or any other government agencies. Here is the list of manufacturers: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/admin/storage/downloads/manufact-dist-contact.pdf
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    What to do about DNP and flu shot?

    I am not sure if it is difficult to follow your comments because I don't understand them or if it is because you yourself don't understand what you are commenting v. what you are posting links about? You said above that flu shots only help the person who gets the shot, and then you like to an article about vaccines reducing pandemics. Do you understand that directly contradicts your prior statement? From your link: "Unfortunately, the decision not to vaccinate oneself or one’s children doesn’t just affect them. The large number of people refusing vaccines has led to the reemergence of infectious diseases in areas where they had been eradicated or nearly gone."
  14. BostonFNP

    What to do about DNP and flu shot?

    You do understand that there is a danger to just throwing something up that that you don’t have even a basic understanding of right? Especially when you work in healthcare because people assume your opinion is based on scientific principle and expertise of the topic.
  15. BostonFNP

    What to do about DNP and flu shot?

    This couldn’t be more wrong.
  16. BostonFNP

    What to do about DNP and flu shot?

    Of the 180 kids that died of flu last year, 80% were unvaccinated.

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