NRSKarenRN BSN, RN

Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion

Patient and Nursing advocate offering advice and support to Allnurses nursing community.

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NRSKarenRN has 45 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!!  

"If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair" - Shirley Chisolm

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    Taking a Long Leave of Absence from Work

    Took FMLA for 5 months ~5 years ago due to wound dehiscence --- returned refreshed.
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    President Biden thread

    I'm posting from my Summer camp position, find name calling, tit for tat response, irksome to wade thru and doesn't add anything productive to conversation, especially at this fragile time with our U. S Republic democracy on the line.
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    President Biden thread

    Clarence Thomas' wife linked to Jan. 6 insurrection organizers: report Fox News Jun 18, 2022 Ginni Thomas says she cannot wait to meet with Jan. 6 committee to 'clear up misconceptions' June 29th, Yahoo Ginni Thomas' la...
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    How to train for Clinical Documentation Specialist

    Knowning Medical Billing and Coding, either hospital or out patient, is any easy way to add to skill set -- teaches what documentation needed to assign appropriate billing code for Medicare/Medicaid and private insurance payers. In my area, cou...
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    January 6 Select Committee

    20yrs experience with Respiratory nursing and vents, I sure thought that steroid euphoria influenced the Presidents motorcade trip around Walter Reed ( I can't let my people see me being sick). Along with the "piles" of folders (reported as blank)...
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    January 6 Select Committee

    Tonight, January 6 committee subpoenas Trump White House counsel Pat Cipollone for testimony https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/29/politics/pat-cipollone-January-6-committee-subpoena/index.html
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    Roe v. Wade abandoned by Supreme Court

    Finally got internet access after 7 days...talk about withdrawal....phone not the same. MOBILIZE!! https://www.mobilize.us/ This is website I participate with in PA to get out the vote, events, petitions and volunteer opportunit...
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    Roe v. Wade abandoned by Supreme Court

    PA especially Philadelphia area has camping sites too! While visiting, the Elizabeth Blackwell Center can assist in providing sexual health info if you forgot birth control meds or need Gyn care.
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    President Biden thread

    Gas tax holiday is for 3 months being proposed. PA has highest state gas tax 58 cents/gallon.
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    January 6 Select Committee

    Remember these are mostly REPUBLICANS who are providing testimony under oath. Video testimony presented is often from Trumps own appointed staff, with pertanent parts of their testimony pertaining to "stolen election" shown. Entire conversations a...
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    Nursing Graduates from Widener University

    Widener well known school with good instructors. Over past 5 years, above 88% NCLEX pass rate, except for Sept. 2021 79.21% -- just one class graduates, during COVID year. US national average = 83%, not that far off. https://www.dos.pa.gov/Pro...
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    Lock Downs - Do you think they were necessary?

    Ran across this article today: When Covid Came for Provincetown Those infected in Provincetown, Mass. last Summer, despite immunization, practiced self isolation post finding out COVID positive upon return from vacation there--thus stop...
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    License Investigation

    PA Board of Nursing has a moral clause in Nursing Act, other states have one too. Since you mention being contacted by an investigator, you need a lawyer immediately. If you have malpractice insurance, contact carrier tomorrow as they provide repre...
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    Business idea for busy families with elderly relatives

    Don't give up on the idea. Ideal for those families who live distance from parents/elderly relatives. Look to see if you have service in your area, otherwise consider for a side job and develop a clientele.
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    Business idea for busy families with elderly relatives

    Geriatric or Elder Care Coordinators/Managers (GCM) have been available for about 10 yrs now most often on a private pay basis independent practice, found at Elder Care Attorneys offices or through a home health care agency in some communities. Geri...