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eroc has 2 years experience and specializes in CVICU.

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    Medications to hold before a cardiac stress test and cath

    Hold beta blockers for exercise stress, not much of anything else for a nuclear, including giving beta-blockers. Depends on the cardiologist. Sure people may argue, but the cardiologists is the BC MD. There are a few reasons not to give a beta blocker, but not all cardiologist agree as to whether it effects the results or not.
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    Males considering nursing?

    Sorry, your not an intellectual. Good luck trying to achieve a more difficult degree than the one you have achieved.
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    An open letter to the #NursesUnite movement

    I don't have those issues where I work (that the author suggests). I did at my last job….I left.
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    The Controversy: Mandatory Flu Vaccines

    In the world of fairy tales and pixy dust, no one has anything to gain. Everything is free. It amazes me the amount of trust in our government. And even more comical that people think the billions spent by lobbyist is ethical. (But then again people don't think for themselves)
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    The Controversy: Mandatory Flu Vaccines

    There's no billion dollar support for that type of thing. So research will not be plenty, if any. Now cancer treatment that is extremely profitable….. Very sad people don't understand how "research" really gets funded. There is a middle ground, but one has to think beyond what hey are told or read. There is a much bigger picture that these "educated" people tend to look blindly past without questioning.
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    The Controversy: Mandatory Flu Vaccines

    I do support some use of vaccines, but I don't blindly buy into misdirection. But I love the the comeback from the anti-vaxxers, "[h=1]"Why are you worried about my unvaccinated kids if you're so sure vaccines work?"[/h]
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    The Controversy: Mandatory Flu Vaccines

    I found it she was right it has been 47-60% over the five years before this year, but was much less in years before. So it did have a good run at roughly 50% of preventing people from getting "flu like symptoms". U.S. Flu Vaccine Effectiveness (VE) Network Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness, 2005-2015 | Health Professionals | Seasonal Influenza (Flu)
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    The Controversy: Mandatory Flu Vaccines

    Just to broaden your outlook. Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness in the Community and the Household
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    The Controversy: Mandatory Flu Vaccines

    Please post your claims of 47-62% consistently… I am not going to manipulate data to back my claims….or justify my line of support. But I have stated pure data, not "what if" speculation. WHich is what you just posted. Overstating is bad science.
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    The Controversy: Mandatory Flu Vaccines

    The CDC Website. Definitely not a 2010 article citing 2015 stats. CDC Presents Updated Estimates of Flu Vaccine ... And I want to people to understand the "estimate" is based on wording that can be broad and non-specific allowing for the number to be improved on the 19% VE. (You have to think for yourself, being told info is not understanding info)
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    The Controversy: Mandatory Flu Vaccines

    From the CDC website: These updated estimates were derived from data collected from the U.S. Flu VE Network from November 10, 2014, through January 30, 2015, and include an additional four weeks of data in comparison to CDC's early VE estimates released in mid-January. When VE against all influenza viruses was combined, the overall VE estimate was 19% (95% CI: 7%– 29%). In practical terms, this means the flu vaccine reduced a person's risk of having to seek medical care at a doctor's office for flu illness by 19%. Sure keep telling yourself it's EBP. SO sad bandwagon misinformation is spread in our profession….and others claiming people with data are the ones spreading misinformation. "It's 19% effective, so you should just take it"….simple minds, simple minds.
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    Attorney contacted me about lawsuit

    Lot of bad advice in this thread, even from people who have "experience." Listen to your attorney/friend….people acting like you are in some kinda trouble.
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    Are too many certifications a bad thing?

    It is the amount of hours…not years…of bedside care. The year criteria is so that you can show you are actively working as a bedside nurse. Initial Eligibility Requirements And good luck explaining being a med/surg nurse if you are audited by the ACCN.
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    Why don't you just read the chart?

    Actually it is not, because either way you have to assess your patient when he hits the floor, and you should immediately see the gauge when you look at them. It's not a secret code that only I can see, but if you need a cheat sheet to know which colors each size catheter is…. But I have never had a ED nurse not tell me if they are a hard stick, which is subjective.
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    Help with a school assignment

    Does it blow your mind that this site promotes this type of thing? And you are incorrect in your assumptions.
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    I'm a sexless nurse

    I'm sure your idea of unscientific and scientific falls under different parameters than mine also. Your thinking is most likely following an outline based off a theory and BAM!! "It's scientific research" You show through your posts that to like to study the effects versus the cause. Dang the cause, you say, I have "data" support any vague claim I want. So yes, anecdotal meaning something different to me and my direct views on most research as a whole.