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nurse2033 is a MSN, RN and specializes in ER, ICU.

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    Endocannabinoid DNA panel

    I'm a nurse and epigenetic health coach and we just came out with a genetic panel sequencing over 50 genes to predict a patient's endocannabinoid function. As you probably know the endocannabinoid system is found in almost every cell in your body. It regulates many functions but most notably mood, memory, and cognition. Did you know that variations in the CNR1 gene codes for attention and working memory? This is why some patients will have poorer working memory under the influence of THC and some do not. Some users will actually have the volume of their hippocampus decrease. The gene SLC6A4 is associated with a decrease in motor skills. CYP2C9 variants control the metabolism of THC, and CYP2C19 does the same for CBD. I'd love to hear from any pain or cannabus professionals who have any questions or comments.
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    Current Pay in Colorado area?

    Pay is relatively low in Colorado. I think you could expect mid 20s per hour. Childrens is one of the best employers. I haven't worked there but everyone who does loves it. Otherwise, it's mostly large, faceless health systems.
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    Homicide Investigation

    I attended the St. Louis Univ Homicide investigation course (5 days). It was mostly homicide detectives but there were a few forensic nurses. A few of them had carved out unique positions, one I think with the coroner. If you advocate, educate, teach, and network, you might be able to find something. Good luck.
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    How do you get called in?

    Whatever she does, make sure she puts it in writing via email how best to contact her.
  5. Well let's start with peopel who don't like to fly. Or anyone that can't face the ever present possiblity of unplanned landings. When they issue you fireproof clothing, that should be a clue that bad things can happen. I've been foot printed because that part is best prepared to make it out, being protected by a boot. Morbid possiblities aside, there are a number of different types of flight nursing. But they they all include being isolated, and without resources when flying. This means you need to be a strong and independant practitioner. You must also be flexible and sometimes have long flights and naturally travel often.
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    Marching Band Nurse

    Well I've been both in the marching band, and as medical standby for everything from rodeos, to the Bolder Boulder, to polo matches, to Burning Man, and once to a horse rescue. I would bone up on heat emergencies and ETOH abuse. You might get strains, spains, blisters, or hemisemidemiquaveritis. Rock on.
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    Paramedic looking for a career change...

    I am an EMT turned paramedic turned nurse turned commissioned officer. If you like helping people nursing is great. There are so many options. I still work in Emergency care so it is immediate and gratifying. It is different than in the field in both good and bad ways. And thank God for alcohol! I just look at it as job security. Been doing this since 1994, still waiting on burnout. Good luck.
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    Paramedic looking for a career change...

    Agree, once you are a PA, or a nurse, or a NP, you can commision at almost any reasonable age. The Air Force is 48 for medical practitioners, and they will waiver older (although I believe the AF has the highest age limit).
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    Checking consciousness by touching the patient?

    Of course, you would be negligent if you didn't. You can give a brief trial of talking to them, then "Annie are you OK?" shaking, then pulse check. It is your duty to identify and treat any life threatening condition. Unresponsive qualifies.
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    Male SANE ?

    I am male and trained as a SANE but couldn't work the schedule. I am aware of a few others around the country. There is evidence that a positive male interaction following a sexual trauma can be theraputic for victims. But not all victims are female, and not all perps are male. A SANE should be a competent, compassionate, professional. Please let's work to break down barriers not perpetuate sexism.
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    Yes Ma'am, I mean Yes sir

    I correct my director every time she refers to a nurse in the female. I say, "you mean his or her", and she rolls her eyes every time. This have been going on for years.
  12. Oh for the old days. I work with a nurse who told me this. They would sometimes suture a patient's ear to the bed sheet so they wouldn't get up. True story, (granted this was a long time ago...). Close your jaw, now close your eyes, imagine, and SMILE!!
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    Flight nursing in reserves

    Yes you can be a FN in the Air Force Reserves or Guard. Your experience would be valued. You would need at least a BSN to commission though. Patient acuity is low but the mission is great. Delployments are 4 months every few years. Good luck.
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    Society for the Advancement of Disaster Nursing

    Oooooooo.... Mongo like!!!!!!!
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    Hoping you guys are more helpful

    If you are hired as a FNP you would work in that capacity. If you are interested in Guard or Reserve, it helps to find the unit you want to work in and contact them directly. This assures that you will enter into that unit. If you want active duty, find a medical career recruiter to find out your options. I know from many posts here that regular recruiters are about as reliable as drunk monkeys in giving out information. A non-health care recruiter is NOT your friend. They simply don't know what they don't know and will tell you anything for a signature. Good luck.
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    CVICU to ER

    As for switching units, you will need to massivelly adjust your workflow. I tell new people, there is no later. You do it now, chart it now, because you will turn around and someone has discharged your patient or transported them upstairs. There is no later. You are are also not doing a deep dive into many patients. Healthy person with a fracture? I'm only going to rule out multitrauma, and I don't care when they last pooped or what their dog's name is. Typical time in a room with a patient ranges from 30 seconds to 5 minutes (for like starting an IV). You have to give up a lot and accept you won't get everything done, nor should you try to. You have to prioritize your workflow to what really matters. So have an open mind, and be prepared to exit your comfort zone! Good luck. Oh, and read Sheehey's book on ED nursing.