SummitRN BSN, RN

ICU + Infection Prevention


About SummitRN

SummitRN has 12 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU + Infection Prevention.

I love learning. I love caring for patients. I love medicine.

Latest Activity

  1. SummitRN

    Incompatible IV Meds

    If you speed up your infusions to 999 then there is less time for them to react in the line after the Y ?
  2. SummitRN

    Predatory New Grad Contracts

    In another new grad contract thread in 2017, someone made the claim that training a new grad can "cost up to 60k" good to see it has only doubled in the intervening 4 years ? In that thread I posted the following about grossly inflated "c...
  3. SummitRN

    Predatory New Grad Contracts

    The only bigger joke than those made up numbers is that a profession full of critical thinkers keeps repeating them like the gospel.
  4. SummitRN

    Got The Vaccine! Share Your Experience

    3 days out, no issues other than craving for tasty human brains... Over 1.1 million vaccine doses given... no deaths. How many deaths for 1.1 million COVID cases, even in lower risk groups? Morbidity and long term effects of COVID? I'm glad...
  5. SummitRN

    COVID-Positive Nurses Working: Irresponsible or Smart?

    You would think this was a satire, but it's real.
  6. SummitRN

    Is PPE really helping?

    People take off their masks and hang out in the breakrooms People socialize outside of work People are imperfect at donning, doffing, and hand hygiene
  7. SummitRN

    Wilderness Medicine

    Some general rules about Wilderness Medicine as a field: 1. There is no money in it. 2. When there is money, it isn't much. 3. The more money there is, the less wilderness medicine is involved. 4. The most reliable pay is in teach...
  8. SummitRN

    Contested a Doctor's Order Psych ?

    Severe endometriosis is poorly understood by most healthcare providers. Commonly it is misunderstood. Yea, it is inflammatory. Yes, NSAIDs are great for inflammatory conditions. But Endo pain can well beyond the capability of 1g of APAP a...
  9. Wow. I'm not about to defend the general business idea of IV vitamin therapy without indication, but let's be honest: The average customer at these businesses is there for a hangover cure or similar. These businesses operate under the license of a ph...
  10. SummitRN

    Advocating for Nurses: Allow Nurses Their Own PPE

    Anyone ordering you to take a contaminated iso gown off over your head should be slapped in the face with a covid contaminated glove. That's the height of idiocy. There are better ways.
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    Advocating for Nurses: Allow Nurses Their Own PPE

    If the hospital provides appropriate PPE, then they get to say what you use. If they don't... well that is a different story! But it is also remarkable the amount of ignorance about PPE. I've seen people using exhalation port respirators - BAD. I've ...
  12. SummitRN

    Are KN 95 masks as good as N 95 masks?

    There are a great deal of counterfeit KN95 and N95 coming from China. I saw one today. It was not even the equivalent of a surgical mask.
  13. SummitRN

    PPE observers?

    We are using observers. Just contact or just airborne, it's not to hard to get it exactly right every time. Contact+Airborne+Eyepro the opportunity to self-contaminate during doffing goes up exponentially. You need to get it right every time. We know...
  14. SummitRN

    Coronavirus (COVID-19): We Want to Hear from You

    The risk of nosocomial infection is high if you read the data coming from Italy and China. We have to protect healthcare workers AND patients. If you are caring for a COVID+ or PUI you should NOT being taking care of other patients if at all possible...
  15. In the 1918 pandemic they closed all the nursing schools and medical schools and sent the students to the bedside to work.

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