Susie2310

Susie2310

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  1. Does being addressed as “Nurse” annoy anyone?

    Well, we do train, or at least I hope that we still get to implement clinical skills/clinical teaching that we have been tested for competency on in skills lab along with use of the Nursing Process, on patients in clinical settings eg. acute care hos...
  2. Very important information. Thank you.
  3. My understanding is that in my state regular RNs' can be sued for negligence for following physician orders that they would be expected to know, with an expected RN level of knowledge, are likely to harm the patient or that would be contraindicated f...
  4. Inability to Bill Prevents Pharmacists from Prescribing Paxlovid

    I see this as a remedy for problems with access to care experienced by some people. This is a problem in my area - long waiting times in the UC/ER, staff and provider shortages, difficulties/inability to get through to a Practice on the phone. I un...
  5. Inability to Bill Prevents Pharmacists from Prescribing Paxlovid

    Not necessarily. As far as I know, the recommendation is that Paxlovid is started as soon as possible or within 5 days of a positive Covid test. Some people are unable to get an appointment with their physician within that time period.
  6. I think we have to be careful of presuming that family members are generally ill-informed and just get their health care information from the internet. My experience is that some people within the health care industry appear to be very threatene...
  7. Covid Delayed Cancer Screenings: How Will it Affect Us Long Term?

    The reasons for patient changes in behavior regarding health care utilization are, in my view, much broader and deeper than simply the fear of catching Covid/being exposed to Covid in a health care facility, but, so far, health care facilities focus ...
  8. End of Life Care: A Guide for Families

    Thank you for a very helpful, useful, article.
  9. Your Local Pharmacist Can Now Prescribe Paxlovid To Treat COVID-19

    In my area recently, the Urgent Care was so busy that it was hours before one could be seen after registering. Recent experience with the ER waiting room was similar, and some patients are spending upwards of 12 hours in the ER. There are shortages...
  10. Pulling Meds For Another Nurse To Pass

    In my state there are laws/regulations that govern RN, CRNA, and pharmacy legal responsibilities. In the type of situation you described, I would want to clarify my responsibilities, CRNA responsibilities, and pharmacy responsibilities, with my stat...
  11. In addition to the list of possible causes of delirium provided by the OP and others, I understand the following can also be causes/contributing factors: polypharmacy; certain medications; opiates; hypoxia; kidney failure; hypoglycemia; sepsis; anemi...
  12. I think the family presence is a hugely important aspect of both preventing and recognizing early symptoms of delirium and of counteracting the symptoms where possible through re-orienting the patient, interacting with the patient, and providing as m...
  13. Thank you for bringing our attention to this very important topic. I remember reading a study that showed delirium is under-recognized by nurses in the ER setting, due, if I recall correctly, to lack of knowledge of the symptoms, which without...
  14. Patient Died in ER lobby

    I think the changes in Admitting procedures that mean patients can spend many hours on Observation status have resulted in a lot of difficulties for patients/family and staff. This, combined with Covid and shortages of certain Providers. In the ...
  15. Another Nurse Accused of Homicide for a Mistake!

    In regard to comments about the nursing shortage, I have to say that I don't see this problem in my area. I'm not convinced even that there is an overall shortage of nurses, more that employers are very selective about who they hire. I don't see ma...