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    EMT-B + STNA = ER Nurse?

    Most EMS workers wouldn't do well in a definitive care setting. James, RN, NREMT-P, soon to be NP
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    Will EMT help me get a job in ER?

    it won't hurt, but i would try looking for a hospital that offers a "critical care new nurse residency". there are many that do here in the new york city area (i.e. montefiore, nyhq, etc.)
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    Passed CPNE at New York Hospital Queens

    How to pass the CPNE: 1. Get robs cpne video and e-books They were well worth the 70 bucks. 2. Read the cpne manual from excelsior and do the critical thinking exercises. It will inform you on the specifics of the exam. I.e. What to document on intake and output 3. Setup a sim lab and practice areas of care and labs 4. Download ivan harts notes from this site. They r very detailed and helpful That, in a nutshell, is how I passed first time with no repeats.
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    Passed CPNE at New York Hospital Queens

    i think it was around 6 months.
  5. Its obvious that I don't post much on here, but this site has been instrumental in my passing the CPNE this past weekend (June 25-27) at NYHQ with no repeats. A special thanks to Ivan and Lunarn for the notes and also ROBSCPNE. This week I will post a doc about my experience. Again, thanks to all on the site for their insights and help. More to come. Thanks, Sbuxdrinkr, GN
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    Warning - excelsior students

    this is a worthless post...i think we all know EC doesn't hold up in certain states...there is always VA or BOP... EDIT: News flash ***Colleges, especially private ones, are businesses*** of course they are in it to make money. they have a product that we pay for. EC is an extremely easy and pain free way to get the RN license. it is what it is.
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    Excelsior College nonLPN grads wrking in FL

    the hoops are worth it...hahahha...
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    Passed LIFE SPAN DEV PSYCH

    tcn= the college network purchase on ebay for about $10-20 if you have unlimited resources get the TCN guides and take the EC exams. i didnt have much time to study, hence the 'c'.
  9. refer to point 4. If now enrolled in the nursing program your degree should hold up in states that currently accept ec (due to "grandfather" clauses).
  10. it seems like most state boards have a "grandfather clause" including CALI........ Reasons I chose EC: 1. generous transfer credit 2. can go to school anywhere in us 3. reasonably priced 4. the degree holds up almost everywhere, and where it doesnt there is always federal work 5. the time investment is minimal (i was shocked at how easy the tests were...pretty much just common sense)
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    'One year med/surg experience REQUIRED'

    the level 1 trauma center in my old area would hire new grads all the time.....same w the micu
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    Passed LIFE SPAN DEV PSYCH

    I took my first exam today (Life Span Developmental Psychology). To study I took 3 practice exams and read a little of the "TCN" guide. I passed with a 'c'.
  13. agreed. but, when dealing with potent benzo's and hypnotics one must understand that each pt will react differently and the provider must be prepared to manage the airway appropriately and administer a reversal agent if appropriate. (not that one sets out to make the pt apneic, but at times it does happen) there are many documented cases of people dying in dental offices from what was supposed to be conscious sedation and turned into full blown anesthesia, if you will.
  14. To take it a step below propofol, we routinely use Versed for conscious sedation and at times the patient does become apneic. IMO the provider administering anything that can potentiate respiratory compromise should be highly skilled in airway management. It is an unacceptable risk for anyone not trained in ET intubation to be using induction agents/sedatives that can cause apnea without direct supervision from a skilled clinician.
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    Longer ambulance journeys raise patient risks

    This study appears to confirm what common sense tells us. Trauma is a surgical disease and therefore the sooner the surgical intervention(s) take place the better the outcome. If it is a complex medical case, the ambulance crew obviously does not have access to much of the diagnostic and interventional equipment (i.e. CT scan, transvenous pacer) that hospitals do.