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  1. Inspired By Silence

    What does this mean?

    Thank you, everyone. You've been absolutely helpful. My mistake, though. The ad did in fact say "credential," not "certify."
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    What does this mean?

    I read a job description for a nurse practitioner to serve as a clinical instructor for a well known school of medicine. Towards the end of the add it read, "The nurse practitioner, upon hiring, will be certified by the [state board of medicine] and [school of medicine] to perform advanced procedures such as bone marrow aspirations, scopies, biopsies, and other procedures as needed by the department of pediatric hemo oncology. My question is this, why would a school of medicine and the state board of medicine certify a NP rather than hire a MD, DO, or even a PA? Why would the medical board certify a NURSE practitioner rather than the board of nursing? Just a bit confused, please clear this up for me. Thanks.
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    Will my hair cause any problems?

    Legal issues with Locks of Love: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locks_of_Love#Criticisms Your friendly, caring alternative: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wigs_for_kids Give a child the gift of self esteem. The ability to look at yourself in the mirror is something we take for granted.
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    NICU nurse was a NICU patient herself

    I hardly think she remembers her stay in the NICU.
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    It Frustrates Me

    Why do male nurses need to be "chaperoned" when performing intimate procedures on women patients. For God's sake, they're professionals who underwent rigorous academic training to get where they are. Do male gynecologists need to be chaperoned? NO! How about male obstetrician? Again, NO! To suggest male nurses need to be supervised to do what they do is an insult to their intelligence. I'm sick and tired of being looked down upon because of my genetic makeup. I am not a sexual predator, I would NEVER purposely hurt a patient under my care. I long to work with children in a neurosurgical ICU / step down unit, but if I'm going to be eyed suspiciously for merely doing my job, then it's not worth it. The nursing profession needs radical change NOW! This sexism must be stopped.
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    Nurses and vaccines

    I had my chickpox vaccine when I was young. Pneumonia, too.
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    Not Convinced Nursing is an Autonomous Profession

    Wow. This thread really sparked discussion over the night. Thanks, guys (and gals).
  8. A nurse who did not want a swine flu vaccine, was fired after refusing to wear a mask. http://www.statesman.com/news/local/nurse-fired-over-refusal-to-get-flu-shot-168154.html What do you guys think? She seems a bit out of it, in my opinion. Just unwilling to comply with perfectly reasonable requests.
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    Not Convinced Nursing is an Autonomous Profession

    Very true. There's always a higher up authority.
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    Nurses and vaccines

    To my understanding, nurses are not yet REQUIRED to have the swine flu vaccine. The vaccines I know nurses need are as follow: Tuberculosis Flu Small pox Chicken pox Pneumonia This is an incomplete list, but are the vaccines I know nurses must have in order to practice with patients.
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    Not Convinced Nursing is an Autonomous Profession

    I'm not trying to stir up a war. I realize I've just started a thread on a very controversial topic here. But I'm simply not convinced nurses have much autonomy. There are some aspects of nursing that appear independent, such as how nurses are governed by other nurses in terms of licenses, credentialing, certifying colleges, etc, but in the clinical setting, you do what the physician says. You can't giving a patient watered down nasal spray without a physician order. Catheterizing, wound dressing, dress removal, aside from taking vitals, recording the information, and advocating for the patient, you can't do anything a physician hasn't ordered in terms of providing care. I understand I'm still young, and there are things about nursing I don't understand fully, so if you're willing to kindly explain how nurses can be considered autonomous health care providers, I'm more than willing to consider what you tell me.
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    So nurses can only work under the MD's or DO's orders?

    I'd love to get my dental needs there. I hate pain.
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    So nurses can only work under the MD's or DO's orders?

    Notice, please, how I said dentists and podiatrists when referring to administering prescriptions. I did not imply optometrists could prescribe medication.
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    Bathroom grab bars

    You're telling me management is compromising safety for vanity? I'm fairly certain there are laws that insist on grab bars in certain settings. I'd imagine a health care faculty's bathroom would be one of the settings.
  15. Are you not allowed to work for dentists, optometrists, or podiatrists? Podiatry seems very similar to medicine, except that podiatrists treat patients directly rather through nurses. Can a nurse work for a podiatrist in surgery or in the clinic? Can a nurse pass meds a dentist or podiatrist has given orders to administer? Lot's of questions that I'd appreciate answers to.
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