In many states nurses are exempted from the massage practice act and can practice without a massage license. Some schools will give you credit for the A/P portion which accounts for 1/2 of most massage programs.
sethmctenn replied to JackStrawRN's topic in Education
What I usually tell people is that while I believe E Cigs are probably less harmful than cigarettes, there is little data on the effects of the chronic glycerin exposure to the lungs from the vehicle. The nicotine we understand. As glycerin is a humectant, it may pull more moisture into the lungs. I think they can be a great way to get off smoking IF you start at an appropriate dose of nicotine AND wean the nicotine down. I usually have them do so on a 2 week to 1 month basis. I recommend that they vape nicotine free for 2 weeks to 1 month after getting off the nicotine then stop. The thing I most hate about vaping is that people feel like they can do it anywhere and I find the smells of the flavors to be offputting. I also do not want them exhaling nicotine in my presence. It's still important to go out side and not do it around your children (or me). I think the FDA will take action in the next year due to flavors being enticing to children.
It was way easier than I expected. I watched the Laura Gasperis Vonfrolio DVDs. There were tons of swan-ganz questions that gave art line pressures, wedge pressures, CVP, and you had to know what was going on based on them. Other than that, I was surprised how much was pretty obvious to anyone with any experience at all.
sethmctenn replied to Blueberries's topic in Nursing
I use 2 pads that are normally placed under the patient. I fold it into a J shape with the bottom part of the J under their neck like a cervical pillow. The water will collect in the loop of the pad. You can place a yankauer into the fold. Use a toomey syringe filled with hot water to rinse. The yankauer sucks up the water. It's a no mess method. I can usually do it without even having to change the sheets afterward if they are already clean.
If you don't want to get dragged in but feel somehow morally obligated to inform him, consider doing so anonymously by email from a hotmail or yahoo account you set up then delete later. If you do so, I wouldn't tell anyone that you did
I have a male friend who was recognized from some website modeling he did. When the patient asked him if he had been on the site, he just replied, "that is so kind that you think I could be on a site like that" and walked off. Even if she is recognized, she doesn't have to respond to that recognition by acknowledging or denying it. She will not be under any requirement to talk to patients or staff about every aspect of her personal life.