Elvish BSN, DNP, RN, NP

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Elvish is a BSN, DNP, RN, NP and specializes in Community, OB, Nursery.

Wife, nurse, mom, bookworm, FNP student, Elvis fanatic, Brokeaholic, and LOTR junkie.

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    Physical exam form question

    Is there a spot on the school form to indicate? If not, then don't chart more than you have to. On school/work PE forms, I fill out what's asked and no more. Of the occupations/schools a) that require a PE form be filled out, and b) where a person's...
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    Mandatory co-author?

    At my school/for my project, we were not required to list them as co-authors of the actual project manuscript write-up/dissertation/whatever your school calls it. That was ours and ours alone, although to be fair our (or at least my) project chairs w...
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    NAS babies

    Cluster your cares. Swaddle, white noise, dim the lights/cover isolette/crib with a blanket if you can do so safely. Pacifiers are your best friend. Anything you can do to decrease your baby's exposure to stimuli will help. Do you have something that...
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    Wearing gloves with HIV positive patients

    I would also highly recommend How to Survive a Plague by David France. It's mostly patient centered, and focuses on people with HIV/AIDS and how much of what we know now, and many of the medicines we use to treat HIV, we have because people in those ...
  5. I don't think there's anything wrong with keeping your social media life and your work life separate, and I wouldn't be offended if a coworker told me they do this. I do think it's probably better for workplace relationships if you tell why, though. ...
  6. Thanks for the clarification. So, if a kid is questioning their sexuality, they're probably not going to be on hormones unless they're also certain their gender identity differs from their assigned sex, and sometimes not even then until they're a ce...
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    Wearing gloves with HIV positive patients

    If you don't want to contract HIV from your patients, don't have sex with them, share tattoo or IV drug needles with them, or transfuse yourself with their blood. If you don't do those things, you will be fine. Furthermore, the CDC's most recent sta...
  8. I do think it's important for primary care providers to discuss this with adolescents at office visits, and I agree with the member who said we mostly need to be listening. But if we don't ask we risk not uncovering what may be a source of great anxi...
  9. This. Just like the ADN, BSN, whatever is the degree you hold and the RN is the license, it's very similar with NP certifications. The DNP (or MSN, whatever) is the degree one holds, and NP is the certification. There are a ton of different NP cert...
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    Dangers of teaching kids they can be boys or girls

    Identifying obvious bias, calling out poor-quality evidence, and outing unreliable (i.e. clearly flawed and/or unreproducible) research qualifies as neither bigotry nor an attack. Darling, please. Christians are not under attack in this country. Thi...
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    Dangers of teaching kids they can be boys or girls

    OMG, something similar happened in our house when our son (4 at the time, now 13) asked for a Tinkerbell tea set and tree house. My husband flipped his lid and said his son wasn't gonna be playing with girl toys. I asked the husband what he would do ...
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    National Walkout Day March 14 at 10am

    A lot of people don't know this, but it's possible to care about more than one thing. Your post reeks of, "I can't logically refute their actions, so I'll deflect to other stuff and attack their appearance."
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    National Walkout Day March 14 at 10am

    Two completely different discussions. Yes, kids should be kind to those in their midst who might be lonely. But that's not going to help with the issue of legislators in bed with the NRA and refuse to do ANYthing to help them be safer in school.
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    National Walkout Day March 14 at 10am

    They're kids. They're doing a hell of a lot more meaningful stuff than I did at 13. They don't hold a lot of political power, so they're doing the best they can with what they have. I'll cut them some slack for stopping off at the school nurse. They'...
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    National Walkout Day March 14 at 10am

    My kid's school district supported any kids who wanted to walk out. At his middle school they're having a voluntary 'walkout' assembly today where they could talk about what they think needs to happen for school shootings to stop, and if they want to...