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medictorninfl32

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medictorninfl32 has 12 years experience and specializes in ER.

Worked as a Medic in an ER for 7 years; on the road for 6 years, tired of the 24 hour shifts and 48 hour shifts and sometimes 60 hour shifts. Loved working the Peds ER and anything cardiac- hopefully when I'm done with school I'll go back to the ER for a little bit and then transfer to the Cath Lab!!

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    Nurse refused to give CPR

    I live in Florida- land of the newly wed or nearly dead- with that said- there is an ALF/SNF or a "retirement whatever" on every street and sometime multiple on the same street. When I was working as a medic and got the call for "unconscious/unresponsive" at one of these gems- staff would be performing CPR; sometimes on a patient with a pulse that was responsive, sometime on a pt that really needed it and sometimes on a pt that needed it 6 hours ago. Point is they NEVER withheld CPR if they believed it was necessary. I cannot fathom how a "medical professional" could withhold CPR on a person that needed it- unless there was a DNR. That facility needs to be investigated, and if that "nurse" is really a nurse- there should be consequences for her. Hell, you can't even get a job in the medical field in the state of Fl without being at least BLS certified. And I think there is also more to the story than what is being reported- go figure.
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    CPNE

    then you should get a date rather quickly :)
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    Got CPNE Date

    Thanks!! Yea- I applied to all the NPAC sites after I talked to somebody at the school and I was really hoping for November- I gave a Nov. ready test date- I go to ATL in Oct. for Sherri Taylor's workshop! I'll do my best to keep people updated on my studying- I started this past week and I'm already frustrated sooo many little things! I'm breaking it down one thing at a time and doing it that way- we shall see! Good luck to everyone!
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    CPNE

    depends on what region you apply to- I had a test date in less than a week- Applied Aug. 31, and my CPNE is Dec 7-9 in Albany. I hear you can get a date in the NPAC the quickest
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    Got CPNE Date

    Submitted my application this past Friday (8/31/12)
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    Whos attending Sheri Taylors october workshop

    I will be there- just got my confirmation letter today :)
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    Got CPNE Date

    Got my CPNE date 12-7-12 at St. Peters Hospital in Albany.....can't wait to be done :)
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    LS3

    A 74% is good. Helpful hint know your disease/disorders and appropriate RN DX's for each. Notice the "patterns" of the treatment modalities. This exam really puts everything together and the nursing process is imperative! Good luck!
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    Passed LS2 today

    Congrats!!
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    If I take LS3 on 6/26/2012 will I have time?

    Yes it should- just call EC the day after your exam and have your adviser update your transcripts- that's what I was told to do.
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    Rescheduled LS3-Worried

    Thank you- that help's a lot and yea I have street and ER experience. This is my last exam and I just want to be done already! Thank you again!
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    Rescheduled LS3-Worried

    Thank you- that's what I'm aiming for- I always go into these tests nervous but somewhat calm and come out thinking I bombed them only to realize I did really well- I believe in self confidence and all but I never want to get cocky- I've seen way too many medics/ nurses get cocky and screw up big time- so I like to walk a fine line :) Thank you all again for the encouragement!!
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    On to LS3

    I ended up rescheduling for Wednesday- I started freaking out after reading the discussion board on EC website
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    Rescheduled LS3-Worried

    So- I was going to take my last exam Monday afternoon- but after reading posts on the academic discussion board on Excelsior- I think I freaked myself out- there were just too many posts about people failing this exam 3 times and were on their last shot- even though they had initially done well on EC practice exams and passed all the other tests no problem. I know there is a lot of material to cover but I think I have a grasp on it. I was told by one of the faculty that this test is heavy on the Nursing Process/Management of the pt. specific to the disease- I feel like I know it and that it really is common sense- but..... So I decided to give myself 2 extra days of studying. I haven't been this nervous about any of the other tests and I don't know if it's because it's my last one or if everyone freaked me out or both? SO- if anyone has ANY ADVICE WHAT SO EVER- I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR IT OR any feedback in general- good/bad or indifferent!
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    Passed LS2!!

    yes EC practice exams
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    Yippee!!! Passed Health Differences!

    Congratulations!! :cheers: