Palliative Care, DNP

Palliative Care, DNP

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  1. What is the fastest respirations you've ever taken in an adult?

    Sadly, in the 40's but that's what it finally took before a family decided to transition a patient to comfort.
  2. Shockingly low NP pay !

    I went into a specialty after graduating because Family Practice doesn't pay. My hospital system offered me $74k/year to work in Family Practice. I make $108k/yr in Palliative. Looks like I will continue to have goals of care discussions and assist w...
  3. NP Jobs still looking pretty good.

    I work for a hospital system who has a monopoly in my area. There are only 3 job openings currently in the entire system. I know 1 RN who has almost been a licensed NP 2 yrs but is still working as a floor nurse. She can't find a job. Our market is s...
  4. What do you hate about nursing and why?

    My biggest complaint is that healthcare has become the equivalent of the Burger King drive thru. Patients come in and order Care their way. Providers are expected to bow and give them whatever they want. It is no longer about doing the right thing bu...
  5. Writing order and having Dr sign later..your thoughts?

    I'm not a physician but I can assure you, that I'm not signing any orders that I did not write or discuss. I would also not take kindly to that happening.
  6. Prescriptive Auth in SC

    Planning to relocate to SC. Reading through requirements for the state. Am I understanding correctly in SC that you must have a supervising physician before you can obtain prescriptive authority? I thought I would ask here but will follow up with cal...
  7. How do new grad Nurses that don't have BSN manage to survive this job market ?

    The hospital system that I work for will hire ADNs but they stipulate a date by when that nurse must complete the BSN. Our ICU only has BSNs who are also certified in critical care.
  8. Seasoned Nurses VS Newbie Nurses

    My suggestion is learn as much as you can from everyone you can. There is something to learn from every person from the environmental services folks through management. Take what you learned in school and intermix what you learn on the job. Create yo...
  9. Palliative Care - Interview with a Nursing Leader

    We work in a team at my facility. We have a MD, 2 NPs, & a PCSW. We provide symptom management for chronic & life-limiting illnesses, have family meetings to determine goals of care, assist with advanced care planning, offer support, and assi...
  10. Comfortable dealing with end of life

    Thanks, I do that everyday. My point is these conversations would make decision making a lot easier in the moment. I realize everyone is different and do meet people where there are. Just as you should realize that we see many people suffer due to th...
  11. Comfortable dealing with end of life

    Yes, my family has had all of those discussions. My parents are both DNRs with advanced care plans. My husband's family are the miracle "do everything" people. My husband and I also both have advanced care plans. Our kids already know what we would w...
  12. Comfortable dealing with end of life

    Sadly, it is not only in the NICU that people want "everything." Our culture is simply not comfortable with death. It is amazing how many people simply do not discuss the topic at all. I had one woman recently tell me that she would rather decide whe...
  13. Soo tired of bedside...

    Floor nursing was not for me at all. I knew it would not be sustainable for me. I went back to school and I have found that I very much prefer being a provider.
  14. Comfortable dealing with end of life

    We have to provide daily education to physicians where I work. Many equate us with hospice. We are not the God Squad going room to room celestially discharging patients. Palliative Care provides symptom management and support to patients with life-li...
  15. Why do you smoke?

    I currently work with a pulmonology and critical care physician who smokes. He says the stress of running the ICU makes it next to impossible for him to quit. When I was still a floor RN, I worked with an RT that had lung cancer and he was still smok...