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NRSKarenRN BSN, RN

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NRSKarenRN has 43 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

Homecare Guru & Nursing Advocate. Widow + 2 adult sons. Needlepoint addict --watch out for needle sticks.


"The sky's the limit if your heart is in it."    "ATTITUDE: The Difference Between ORDEAL and ADVENTURE!!

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    Poss of Marijuana on background check?

    OP last posted in December.
  2. Trump now considering giving Republican renomination acceptance speech from the Rose Garden. Uproar ensues due to violation of HATCH ACT --only he and VP Pence not affected by act---all the other White House staff unable to participate on pulling off event.. Trump Puts Aides on Tightrope With White House Acceptance Speech Hatch Act Law prohibits campaigning on duty or on government property https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-08-05/trump-puts-aides-on-tightrope-with-white-house-acceptance-speech
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    My post-polio patient

    I remember standing in line to get my sugar cube Polio vaccine (live virus) at High school near my grandmothers home - I was 6 in 1961. Other than tetanus, it was the only vaccine I received as a child till the flu vaccine as young adult. What a sugar cube can teach us as we develop a coronavirus vaccine https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/23/opinions/polio-sugar-cube-coronavirus-vaccine-kinch/index.html Pictures of leg braces/ calipers/ Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis =KAFO used for post-polio syndrome, partial paralyis and spina bifida today https://www.Google.com/search?q=polio+leg+braces&client=firefox-b-1-d&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=h0BK9iGdrQxAJM%2CtJ-68K5H479ClM%2C_&vet=1&usg=AI4_-kSTK5jLRQYO2oj7tm_8Lan1VblRXA&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiJhPhyoPrAhVlTt8KHQgRDiEQ9QEwA3oECAcQMg&biw=1649&bih=834#imgrc=h0BK9iGdrQxAJM
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    Walden University acute NP online program.

    Lots of info on NP programs in AN's student NP forum: https://allnurses.com/student-nurse-practitioner-c186/ Biggest issue you will face is having to arrange your own clinical preceptors; with COVID-19 now, others finding it difficult. Some hospitals will not hire NP's from online programs -- check to see hiring requirements in your area.
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    RN TO BSN IMPORTANT QUESTION

    Unitek College, California + Nevada offers LPN/LVN degree and Associate of Science in Vocational Nursing programs; along with generic BSN and BSN completion programs. They do not offer a diploma nor associate degree in nursing ASN/ADN. The college does not grant one a license-- licensure is a function of state government. Upon college completion, one submits application to the state to take the national nursing exam NCLEX-PN or NCLEX -RN and upon passing obtain state issued nursing license. So if you passed RN NCLEX exam, should already have a BSN from this college. https://www.unitekcollege.edu/disclosures/licensure-disclosures/
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    Reusing IV Flushes on Same Patient

    2018: Saline Shortages — Many Causes, No Simple Solution | NEJM https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1800347 5/2019: B. Braun invests $1B in IV fluid manufacturing to alleviate shortages https://www.medtechdive.com/news/b-braun-invests-1b-in-iv-fluid-manufacturing-to-alleviate-shortages/554855/ 8/2020 FDA Drug Shortages -Sodium Chloride still on the list https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/drugshortages/dsp_SearchResults.cfm
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    RN CPR instructor

    CPR Instructor - Canadian Red Cross https://www.redcross.ca/training-and-certification/become-a-training-partner-or-instructor/first-aid-instructors/CPR-instructor Job search engine: https://ca.indeed.com/CPR-Instructor-jobs-in-Toronto,-ON
  8. Still have my major nursing and A+P textbooks from 1977 -1982 sitting on my book shelves, ever few years pull out for odd disease or son's physiology question. Did donate ton of Nursing magazines: AJN, Nursing, Critical Care Nurse and RN magazines
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    Is malpractice insurance worth it?

    Malpractice insurance is one of the most frequently asked topics at AN. Lots of member responses: Should I Carry NursingMalpractice (Liability)Insurance ? https://allnurses.com/should-I-carry-nursing-malpractice-t278767/?tab=comments#comment-2643322 Anyone Ever Actually Used Their Malpractice Insurance ? https://allnurses.com/anyone-ever-actually-used-their-t713308/?tab=comments#comment-7521154 Should I Carry My Own Malpractice Insurance ? https://allnurses.com/should-I-carry-my-own-t675648/?tab=comments#comment-7079482 Liability insurance companies https://allnurses.com/liability-insurance-t720349/?tab=comments#comment-7622542 CM+F company offers discount for AN members: https://www.cmfgroup.com/about-cm-f/cmf-partners/allnurses-members/
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    Med-Surg IV Meds

    Smaller hospitals without oncology unit do administer as they usually only have ICU, Med Surg and ED hospital units.
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    Med-Surg IV Meds

    Intravenous Medication Administration: What to Know Most Common IV Push Meds on Med-Surg: https://allnurses.com/most-common-iv-push-meds-t208488/ What are the top 20 drugs to memorize for Med/Surg? https://allnurses.com/what-top-drugs-memorize-med-t290028/ Blood and Blood Products: https://www.registerednursing.org/NCLEX/blood-products/ https://nurseslabs.com/blood-transfusion-therapy-nursing-management/ Emergency cardiac drugs: Essential facts for med-surg nurses https://www.myamericannurse.com/emergency-cardiac-drugs-essential-facts-for-med-surg-nurses/ Best wishes with the new position.
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    Trouble Finding Salary Website

    Allnurses 2019 Salary Survey Results Part 1 https://allnurses.com/salary-survey-results-part-t700011/ Allnurses multiple year salary surveys: https://allnurses.com/salary-surveys/ Nursing Salary Map + tables by state: https://nurseslabs.com/nurse-salary/#nurse_salaries_by_state
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    New Jersey License Status

    Contact your NJ state assembly representatives as they can interceded with BON staff on your behalf.
  14. The Atlantic 7/31/2020 David Frum Where the System May Break A war-game exercise simulating the 2020 election unmasked some key vulnerabilities. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/07/how-2020-election-could-go-wrong/614842/
  15. No TV spectacular??? Great, my BP will remain normal on my birthday. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 8/1/2020 Reporters won't see Trump nomination
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