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GrumpyRN NP

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Retired ENP, 35+ years of experience. From Scotland.

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GrumpyRN has 38 years experience as a NP and specializes in Emergency Department.

Retired and loving it. From Scotland.

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    COVID-19: Different For Women

    Worldwide more men die from Covid than women. This disease is ageist, sexist and racist. It kills older people more, it kills men more and it kills BAME people more. Not really the time to talk about "What disparities have you experienced or witnessed over the past few months?"
  2. As a (very) disinterested observer, as well as what previous posters have written I would be wondering where people are going to get mortgages considering the world economy is heading into a downward spiral because of covid and according to one source I saw there are about 31 million people unemployed in the US.
  3. Schrödinger's asthmatic. Their asthma is so bad that they don't want to wear a mask, while simultaneously being mild enough to ignore social distancing. "I can't breathe, better take my mask off" said no surgeon performing a 10 hour procedure, ever!! Put your mask on Karen!!
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    My post-polio patient

    Exactly, there were always children around in the 1950's and 1960's with these on their legs. I wonder if it was a Scottish term rather than the correct name. After a quick Google it appears calipers is a British term for leg braces.
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    My post-polio patient

    Interesting, remember when I was a boy there were always children about with calipers after having polio. They just "got on with it" as they had no choice in those days. There was always talk of the iron lungs and the children who were in them. My mother made sure we were always up to date with vaccinations (mid 1950's). I know of only one person now who had had polio, in his 70's now, fully mobile but still requires some kind of caliper and a stick to walk. I knew about post viral fatigue and other problems but had never heard of post-polio syndrome before. Does not bode well for younger people who contract the latest virus when they get older.
  6. The Government Stage 1: Nothing is going to happen Stage 2: Something may be going to happen, but we should do nothing about it Stage 3: We should do something about it, but there is nothing we can do Stage 4: Maybe there was something we could have done, but it's too late now "NO ONE CARED WHO I WAS UNTIL I PUT ON THE MASK" 😜😜😂😂
  7. A lot of people forget that with rights comes responsibilities both here in UK and in US. Does your right to live as YOU want override YOUR responsibility to your fellow citizens?
  8. Mandatory mask wearing has been active in Scotland for 2 weeks, it only started in England today. We are taking it very seriously as this headline from the BBC shows; "First person fined for not wearing face mask in Jedburgh shop." https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-53523574
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    Nervous

    These two sentences are incompatible with each other. You are an RN now so you are possibly getting frustrated at being treated as a CNA. Also the people there remember you as, and are treating you as, a CNA. Time to move on if you can find a job. You have spent the time and money getting your qualification - now use it. Good luck.
  10. GrumpyRN

    Make America Greedy Again...

    Came across this and thought it should be shared. Make America Greedy Again... It will cost $3000 per patient for a drug that costs a fraction of that. Profit before humanity every single time. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/30/us-buys-up-world-stock-of-key-covid-19-drug?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
  11. Trump now says he wasn't kidding when he told officials to slow down coronavirus testing... https://edition.cnn.com/2020/06/22/politics/donald-trump-testing-slow-down-response/index.html Coronavirus: EU considers barring Americans from travel list. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-53161447
  12. GrumpyRN

    "Life does not cease..."

    These are really nice Davey, a fine tribute to your sister from an obviously loving brother. Condolences and virtual hugs from over the water.
  13. GrumpyRN

    The Midnight Male Ninja Nurse!

    Now, now Davey, let's not go too far. No reason to stop the oogling.
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    The Midnight Male Ninja Nurse!

  15. GrumpyRN

    Coronavirus Second Wave?

    Did it what? Start in Kansas or kill 50 million? The answer is yes to both.
  16. GrumpyRN

    Coronavirus Second Wave?

    I was going to ask if that's the same N95 masks that the front-line workers can't get, never mind grandma, but previous posters have done the work for me.
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