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Emergent has 25 years experience.

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  1. Emergent

    Helping Patients Make Healthier Food Choices

    The medical profession is so behind the times on nutrition, it's a joke. In America, it's all about metabolic and inflammatory disorders resulting from the totally unnatural constant availability of carbohydrates in highly processed foods. Human beings did not evolve under these circumstances. Instead, we've been advising low fat yogurt, laced with sugar, lots of pasta, which has very little nutrition in it, and diet soda, which is full of chemicals. Also, low salt, and salt is not a factor in the majority of people's htn. Also, the industry has pushed drugs, drugs, drugs. Meanwhile, obesity is at all time highs. We are only maintaining life expectancy very expensively with advances in technology.
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    "He's Okay"

    Lil, then the doctor asks the patient " Are you nervous?". Patient says yes and the doctor says "So am I!" Lol, very clever!
  3. Emergent

    "He's Okay"

    What's your suggestion as to an answer when asked your opinion regarding a doctor that you think is less than great?
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    "He's Okay"

    Have you seen the commercial where the patient awaiting surgery asks the nurse what she thinks of Dr So and So. She replies "He's okay". The patient reads between the lines and gets instantly nervous. I forget what they are advertising but I like the commercial. I actually think I've used the same reply. The commercial shows the power of nurses to communicate the truth with finesse.
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    New Grad Dilemma

    Many comments are unnecessary on public forums. I wish you well, you're in for an eye opening experience, business owner...
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    New Grad Dilemma

    I would advise not to bring that attitude into the nursing workplace, wherever you land. The seasoned nurse will view you as an elitist snob and make your work life more difficult.
  7. Emergent

    Why Nurses Should Join the Gig Economy Right Now

    Universal healthcare would make things more flexible for us all. I like the concept. My side gig is managing my rentals, which is also part of my retirement plan. My FTE commitment is less than fulltime, although at the moment I'm having them schedule me fulltime. Eventually nursing will be my side gig. I'm also starting a small venture soon of reclaiming barn wood and reselling. I notice a few here seem almost threatened by the ideas presented here. I was surprised by that.
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    Considering ICU.... among several other options

    My guess is that there were many more occasions of concern than the ones you cited here. Also, you are probably committing major social faux pas that you are unaware of, and have poor communication skills. Often, not fitting in socially will tip the scales in nursing.
  9. Emergent

    Depressed and Suicidal at work

    Find a less stressful job.
  10. Your post actually seems to be targeting the chemical NaCl specifically. My point is that it's not particularly relevant in light of new research. I agree, junk food is bad, filled with cheap carbohydrates, sugars and low quality fats, and meat from factory farms...
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    Preceptor is SO BAD!

    A good way to put a person who fails to introduce you properly to shame is to politely introduce yourself. Be extra courteous, that will spotlight their lack of manners and you'll look gracious.
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    Preceptor is SO BAD!

    Regarding the shameful taking of Adderall in front of someone, she needs it obviously so she can notice that someone is in the room watching her faux pas of brazenly pouring urine down a sink, which is obviously a breach of etiquette, along with failing to introduce her preceptee.
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    Preceptor is SO BAD!

    I hope no one is washing dishes in a hospital sink!
  14. Emergent

    Preceptor is SO BAD!

    Hands are dirtier than urine. Also, no one rubs their hands on the sink basin I certainly hope.
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    Preceptor is SO BAD!

    Can someone explain what is so intrinsically wrong with pouring urine down a sink??? What if you immediately rinse the sink? And no one is watching?
  16. Emergent

    Preceptor is SO BAD!

    I'm very strict about never pouring urine down a sink if someone is watching.