Medic2RN72 RN, EMT-P

Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Research

RN, CEN, TCRN, Paramedic, Army Vet/ SOF Medical & Trauma Instructor

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Medic2RN72 has 1 years experience as a RN, EMT-P and specializes in Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Research.

Ex-Army Vet, National Registry Paramedic, Board Certified CEN, TCRN, SOF Trauma Instructor. 

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    Leaving Education to Pursuing Nursing

    I know this is late, but I had teachers in my program. You can incorporate both. There are clinical educators in each unit (usually). Also, there are a nurse educator department in the hospital. Lastly, there is a MSN in Education for nurses. Come ov...
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    ICU to ER

    We use ED Narrator for charting. Really simple setup. Mostly charting things like your ED assessment, mandatory triage questions, etc. I work in a level 3 trauma center. Due to our volume, the task can get hectic I.e 4 patients. Pt 1 is a diabetic o...
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    Research Nursing, my experience

    Depends on the Phase. Phase 1 study may have a 7 day confinement (Mon - Mon) with lab draws q3 hrs, EKG q6hrs, and vitals q2hrs (all depends on your source or instructions for your study). Of that's the case, you may have shifts! Late phase work like...
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    Med Error

    I had one last week in the ED (Hyperk). Dude was a renal patient (missed Dialysis). His orders were Insulin IV, D50, Calcium Gluc, Sodium Bicarb, and Kayexalate. I only had ONE line! (You gotta love those)!! Good ole ED nursing!!
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    Med Error

    Some hospital systems don't require dual sign off for single admin. My system only require dual sign-off when hanging an insulin drip!
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    Research Nursing, my experience

    It depends on your role. If you function as a CRC (Clinical Research Coordinator), you are not doing pt care. Some nurses function as CRCs and not research nurses. Assessments are done by PIs & Sub PIs (Primary Investigators or Sub-Investigators...
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    Research Nursing, my experience

    Research Nursing is VERY different. I work PRN as a Clinical Research Coordinator/ Research Nurse for M3 Wake Research here in Raleigh, NC. I work mainly Phase 1. There CAN be a "bedside" component. We recently had a versed study via autoinjector. On...
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    Is it worth going from Paramedic to RN in Florida?

    He is talking about CCT transport.
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    Is it worth going from Paramedic to RN in Florida?

    Depends on your area! If you have ZERO experience maybe. Plenty of opportunity in my area! I was offered ICU & ER new grad positions at 3 level 1 trauma centers in my area WITH an ADN.
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    Is it worth going from Paramedic to RN in Florida?

    I'm a medic that recently became a RN through a medic to RN bridge at a community college in NC. Here is what I can tell you. If you plan to do 2 years in the ICU & get your CCRN. Take travel jobs. In MY state RIGHT NOW, ICU is paying $3800 weekl...
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    Termination From Employer For Refusing EUV

    She also has the choice to find another employer!
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    I Think I'm Done With Nursing

    Depends on where you live! I live in Raleigh NC. Do a search on indeed for clinical research nurse, or clinical research coordinator. Also try LinkedIn. Some hospital have research opportunities too, BUT the pay isn't as great.
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    I Think I'm Done With Nursing

    Have you thought of being a clinical research nurse? I work PRN in clinical research. It's LOTS of regulatory BS, BUT I research, I don't have to deal with stuff I deal with in the hospital (pts family, unruly patients, holidays & weekends, on-ca...
  14. I work PRN as a Clinical Research Nurse. I started as a research assistant in 2018, when I was a paramedic trying to find an alternative to EMS. Most people "overlook" research, but trust me "IT PAYS!!" Just being an RN opens sooooo many doors in res...
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    RN to Paramedic

    Take a Paramedic course if you are looking to get into "paramedicine", even if its a bridge. You will have to check with the office of EMS in NJ to see if you are eligible as a RN & EMT to "challenge" the paramedic state test. If NJ is a National...