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bebbercorn

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bebbercorn has 10 years experience and specializes in Family practice, emergency.

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    Layoffs - FQHC and others

    Hello, all. My small FQHC just started layoffs and hour reductions. Most providers were not impacted, but we lost psych, and there were a couple of providers that had modest reductions. However, we lost a lot of staff that do a lot of the paperwork, outreach, our social workers hours got cut... some of our other programs for marginalized populations were also cut or on an indefinite hold... apparently this has been needed for a while but I'm curious about other clinics and how you all are handling reduction in visits. We went to telehealth really rapidly and that's going well, but still can't fill all of the slots. We were told no more layoffs for at least another week. I'm a little concerned about how to handle loan repayment through HRSA, but they seem willing to work with me. This is a partial vent post and partial request to hear how you all are getting through.
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    2018 Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program

    Today I received a denial letter, despite being approved, signing a contract, and having a date established in my contract. When I log into my participant file, it looks like I still have an award... anyone else panicking?
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    2018 Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program

    I received the NHSC award, the lump sum one.
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    2018 Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program

    All of my application page is gone - I don't see anywhere that i can locate this, sorry! Here's hoping you will be next!
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    2018 Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program

    Good morning, I received confirmation yesterday (07/18) that I am now an award recipient and now a "Participant" not an "applicant." I'm so grateful and sending up a prayer that everyone else gets good news soon.
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    What happens when you fail a fit test?

    I know it's a hassle but I prefer the PAPR. Personal fan in an isolation room? Yes, pleeeeeease.
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    2018 Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program

    Congrats Sarahtrokey!!!
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    2018 Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program

    My credit was checked twice, I did apply for both. I was received the email for NHSC. My Nurse Corps status automatically changed to "declined award." I would have broke even either way so I was hoping for this one, I'm not over the moon yet because I know in prior years some have gotten the finalist email and then not gotten awarded.
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    2018 Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program

    It was my first time applying, hoping that it comes through in the end!
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    2018 Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program

    Hi all, so grateful to say I received a finalist email this morning for LRP. NP, site score 21, DTI 149%. Good luck to everyone, hope everyone else gets this amazing news today!
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    2018 Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program

    I also applied for both and got 2 credit checks. Here's hoping!
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    Condom snorting

    We're always telling them to use protection...
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    What Makes an ED Nurse Satisfied?

    An actual, uninterrupted lunch break.
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    Wearing gloves with HIV positive patients

    You are right. Your preceptor was wrong. I work with marginalized populations and I make it a point to shake hands, touch skin, make them feel welcome and not like a leper. Drawing blood? Gloves. Shaking hands? No. I had a brother with HIV, and we shared drinks, hugged, and went on as normal. My status is negative. As far as how it is transmitted, the most likely way to get it is intercourse (especially anal) or through blood (shared needles, potentially an accidental needle stick). Not by "touching things in his environment." And I agree with hherrn about their point regarding standards... I would like to refer to them as "fake standards."
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    Certification - Need your opinion

    Would it be possible to appeal to the BON?
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    CBD & Nursing don't mix

    CBD is one of the compounds of the cannabis plant. There is no apparent psychoactivity from this substance. It is hard to find genuine CBD oil as THC is found in many of the oil products, vaping products, etc. There have also been reports of synthetic cannabinoids ("spice") in these oils/edibles. I can't speak to the effectiveness, some patients of mine swear by it, and I don't tell anyone to actively avoid it, I do tell them to keep marijuana products, especially oils, away from kiddos. I do warn them that it is possible that even though you think there is no THC in the oil, it's possible it's there. We have found it even it pts here in Oregon where it is legal, they have brought in the product and still tested positive. An eye opener sometimes. Just be careful. Also, I do tell patients...even snake venom is 100% natural and organic.