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GoodNP

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GoodNP specializes in Cardiology, Research, Family Practice.

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  1. GoodNP

    Prescribing Phentermine in ohio

    Wait, so NPs may prescribe Qsymia, but not phentermine? I wonder whose pockets got lined with that one.
  2. GoodNP

    Gender discrimination in pay

    That's BS. Hospitals should be ashamed to treat their existing employees with such disrespect and lack of appreciation. LOLOL what am I saying??? I crack myself up. Anyway, I would not be able to stay there unless I was paid equitably. Sounds like it's time for a change of scenery.
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    The culture of silence and police brutality

    Well said. That said, nurses, aka imperfect human beings who make mistakes like the rest of the world, are taught the ethical principles of nursing. Beneficence, Non-maleficence, Autonomy, Justice, Veracity, Fidelity, and Integrity. Admittedly, we are none of us perfect role models, but I do believe that the time spent learning these principles is valuable. And perhaps we need refreshers on this stuff with greater frequency, specifically with case studies that provide meaningful opportunities for learning rather than just rote regurgitation of warm of fuzzy words. I wonder if similar ethics training exists in law enforcement?
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    The culture of silence and police brutality

    Nurses and police are both in positions of power over vulnerable populations. Power corrupts. Can't count the number of times I've seen a nurse on a power trip. So yes, there are similarities between nurses and police.
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    NP's how are you these days?

    Eleven frontline employees in my clinic furloughed yesterday. Heard the hospital group I work for has laid off 15 providers in my city. But, we have surgical masks LOL.
  6. I've seen these posts on Twitter, and I agree, you can't tell what's going on inside the hospital based on an empty parking lot. The thing is, even here on this forum, there are many nurses reporting low census, no hours, etc. My nurse friends in NY and FL tell me the news reports are not the reality they are experiencing. In my area, hospitals are indeed empty with staff being furloughed or laid off. No doubt I will be excoriated by some members of this forum for daring to think these things aloud...
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    Has anyone left nursing job due to COVID19 virus?

    😀 😁 😂 🤣🤣🤣 People who all of a sudden NOW give a crap about their health crack me up But...she's right, she's at risk of being exposed. We all are. It's everywhere. When you say she wants "medical leave" do you mean she wants use FMLA? Because if that's the case at least you won't have to pay her.
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    Has anyone left nursing job due to COVID19 virus?

    To those whose hospitals say they are not allowed to wear masks: Wear one anyway, even if you have to furnish your own. If you are disciplined/fired/whatever, call the news. And a lawyer. Perhaps I'm naive, but I believe that very soon we will have an abundance of masks and other PPE. By then, most of the entire country will have been exposed so the point may be moot anyway. BUT! We will never forget! Our hospitals do not care about us. We already knew it, and they just proved it. That is the inarguable truth. Assuming we all have been or will be exposed, I am preparing myself for the inevitability that I will get the virus. But I believe I am healthy enough that I will be OK. If you feel otherwise about your health, then I recommend staying home.
  9. Amen to this. I'm sick of the uber-wealthy preaching at us in general, but especially right now. A few have made donations - but at such a tiny percentage of their net worth. There are billionaires out there. Why aren't they paying for masks and vents to be made? I've heard people mention nurses and our "social contract". What about the social contract for those who became wealthy off of ordinary people buying your iphones, or watching your talk shows/subscribing to your magazines, buying your vagina-scented candles, etc.? Take one for the team!
  10. not to mention the number of false negatives, considering rapid flu tests have a sensitivity varying between 10%-80%
  11. I wish I had adequate PPE. The death rate in my age group is 0.25%. If I had no mask at all, I would willingly strap on a bandana and take care of a patient who would likely otherwise die.
  12. If you are referring to yourself, please do not come back from retirement unless you're going to work phone triage or something like that. You have done your part and we thank you eternally.
  13. GoodNP

    Considering Quitting my Job

    The point I was trying to make is that in the beginning, PPE shouldn't have been treated as if they were neverending breadsticks at Olive Garden.
  14. GoodNP

    NP's how are you these days?

    Yes, the medical assistants are now being offered positions in drive through testing sites. Volume improved some today. We still have people with COPD exacerbations, or extremely high blood sugar, blood pressure, chest pain, abscesses, etc. And, in order to get covid testing here, patients must first have a negative strep and flu test. So we're not back up to full speed, but getting better. Front desk staff still at risk though because of so many virtual visits. Sigh.
  15. GoodNP

    Considering Quitting my Job

    Agreed. Who knows how comparable this is to covid19, but for influenza aerosols surgical masks not inferior to n95: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190903134732.htm Also, I've been thinking the one time use and disposal of these supplies is unnecessary and extremely wasteful. Sure there are "best practices", but isn't there also a time for "good enough practices"? How many respirators and masks would we have today if we were being a little more frugal from the beginning. Going through 6 months of supplies in one week? Initially I was angry with my clinic for not providing more masks to us. However, when there are no masks, what are they supposed to do? The government and private companies are working to manufacture supplies for PPE and testing. We'll have what need very soon.