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  1. Anonymous666

    Getting back to work after a year off?

    Yeah, I’m currently stationary. Unless things get worse, like war zone-style, I have no desire to hit the floor during all this mess.
  2. Anonymous666

    Crisis travel assignments for Covid-19?

    Don’t do it!! Just kidding. Do what you want, obviously.
  3. Anonymous666

    Crisis travel assignments for Covid-19?

    No health insurance. No job security. NY 48hrs/week x8 weeks, $100/hr https://www.indeed.com/m/viewjob?jk=6ee606ee8305a1a1&from=serp&prevUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.indeed.com%2Fm%2Fjobs%3FsameQ%3D1%26q%3DRN%2Bcrisis%26l%3D%26from%3DsearchOnSerp
  4. Anonymous666

    Coronavirus and Pay

    All this ‘if you don’t feel safe and fear for your patient’s safety, etc.’ is all well and good, but... we all know the reality. In a crisis situation your manager is not gonna wanna hear your concerns about whether you’re comfortable or not. You’re gonna have to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in or people are gonna die. As for charting and CYA, you’re on your own. There’s tons of travel assignments out there and more coming. I just saw one in NY for 8 weeks, 48hrs/week, $100/hr. Nurses are to COVID what firefighters were to 9/11. Don’t take any ***
  5. Anonymous666

    Acute COVID, What We're Seeing

    Regarding the ACE thing, Fauci acted like it’s a given that COVID hooks up with ACE receptors. I didn’t realize this was common knowledge. A little worrying selfishly as I just started taking Lisinopril for HTN
  6. Anonymous666

    Covid-19: New York starting to feel it

    New York City hospitals are already straining under the onslaught of novel coronavirus cases, even as state officials say the real peak of the outbreak is nearly a month and a half away. https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-cases-strain-new-york-city-hospitals-were-getting-pounded-11584719908
  7. Yeah, kinda like the thing you wear for N95 fitting, but air-tight, obviously. Looks like it’s some kind of non-invasive mechanical ventilation https://www.Google.com/search?q=european+icu+bipap+mask&tbm=isch&ved=2ahUKEwjhk72K4anoAhWBCVMKHaJtAkgQ2-cCegQIABAC&oq=european+icu+bipap+mask&gs_l=mobile-gws-wiz-img.3...10387.12225..12982...1.0..0.85.384.5......0....1.Ztk_l8J75UE&ei=oRV1XqG_HYGTzAKi24nABA&bih=553&biw=375&client=safari&prmd=sinv&hl=en-us#imgrc=jgJQFOZfYfxYtM
  8. You know, the ones that look like the pt has a fish bowl in their head? If so, I think they look cool. Less claustrophobic, and they have a zipper at the front for taking meds
  9. Anonymous666

    Nursing for Intimate care for men

    As a man who's received a prostate exam by a male doc and had a testicular ultrasound performed by a female tech, I'd rather have a female take care of all that "intimate" stuff. If they're professional, it doesn't bother me at all. To be honest, I saw a new cardiologist the other day, a male, and he made me a little uncomfortable by kinda "mounting" my knee while checking my BP manually. I was up on the exam table. It was as if he was rubbing his junk on my knee. I've taken many blood pressures and have always been extremely careful not to make females feel uncomfortable. Either this dude didn't care, or he was a creeper...
  10. Anonymous666

    Getting back to work after a year off?

    Hey guys, I've been taking some time off and doing some travelling. Approx 13 months off now. I worked ICU as a new grad for a couple of years but have over 8 years experience as an LVN/LPN med/surg, LTAC, home health, SNF... Just wondering if I wanna get back to work, how long out is too long? I'm hoping to back at it in November, so 21 months... What do you guys think?
  11. Anonymous666

    Do nurses make a difference?

    A lot of the time I feel like I work in one of those human battery fields in the movie The Matrix. I feel like I’m part of a system that is keeping people who should be dead alive to create revenue for healthcare and pharmaceutical conglomerates. Also, in the case of someone who should be allowed to die (if you don’t know what I’m talking about when I say this and this hurts your feelings, I can describe this patient to you), but instead is continuously brought back from the dead and cycled back to the floor, to LTAC, and back to ICU to be brought back again, every body system is failing. This means that doctors from every specialty are seeing them—GI, cardiology, psych, pulmonary, renal, etc.—as well as every therapy discipline—OT, PT. Everyone is getting paid. Patients like this have become the humans from the matrix, kept alive only to power the machines, and we work for the machines. And some days I help an old lady get cleaned up and brush her teeth and hair, and she looks a million times better, is super grateful, and is discharged home to her cat the next day
  12. Anonymous666

    Nurse vs respiratory

    I’m sorry, but I really liked this part. What was the dose of the neb you gave? Half of 2 mg? Most places I’ve worked respiratory document their meds late. Sometimes they’ll sit on the MAR as not given/late, etc. right til the end of shift. They normally grab all their nebs for the shift right at the beginning and carry them around with them (and leave the empties on the bed—bastards). I would not give this neb without first checking with the RT. If the patient’s saying she didn’t get it, ask respiratory. If respiratory doesn’t give you a straight answer and the patient’s short of breath, ask respiratory to come and give a prn (I imagine if the patient is on scheduled nebs, they have prns). If respiratory wouldn’t give me a yes or no answer as to whether they administered a breathing treatment, I’d call the respiratory supervisor and ask them. They’re usually pretty good at pulling their troops into line. The worst part about nursing is trying to get other people to do their job while trying not to bruise anyone’s precious ego and creating an unpleasant work environment for yourself. You’re all a team. You have to work together. There will be a day when you’ll need respiratory big time, and you’ll be so grateful for them. Don’t throw anyone under the bus, but definitely be persistent when asking whether or not a patient had a breathing treatment and someone’s giving you the run around.
  13. Anonymous666

    Strange HTN case

    I thought if US positive, you’re supposed to do a CTA (according to you and the medscape piece you cited)... Also, the vascular surgeon would indeed order a CTA before going anywhere near a scalpel or to help size a stent...
  14. Anonymous666

    Strange HTN case

    What if the doc sent the workers to look for a dissection? Do you think they probably missed that, too? I wonder what else they missed... If that’s the case—these workers miss traffic congestion and dissections—even though these workers, per the literature you cited, are replacing the current gold standard for diagnosing subclavian occlusive disease in most centers, maybe they should be fired? As previously mentioned in this thread (I think maybe more than once) this particular doctor, rather than skipping protocol per the request of his patient (?), stated that given the data (the BP difference mentioned a few times before) that he would skip the usual protocol of less invasive tests first with more comprehensive follow up studies to be ordered after receiving the results of said more preliminary tests, as he was sure he would be ordering the more comprehensive tests anyway, and just went ahead and ordered the CTA. To any mods paying attention, I really am doing my best to restrain my sarcasm when responding by simply repeating myself over and over.
  15. Anonymous666

    Strange HTN case

    As stated before, the patient is now taking Norvasc 10 mg and Lisinopril 10 mg daily. He has been on a daily exercise regime and eating healthy for the last 2 weeks. He’s lost 7 lbs since his last office visit and checks his BP regularly throughout the day. He’s averaged out at low 140’s / 90’s on the right arm and 120’s / 80’s on the left. His HR now averages 70’s-90’s at rest, whereas his norm before was low 60’s. He is less stressed and remains asymptomatic. Surprised no one suggested he go see a cardiologist...
  16. Anonymous666

    Strange HTN case

    Absolutely. In this particular case, however, the doctor decided that the reports of traffic congestion were so extreme he figured he’d skip sending the drone up and employ teams of workers on to each intersection to get a better idea of what’s going on. The reports back from the workers show no congestion. MunoRN appears to be claiming that sending in teams of workers will not result in reports of congestion and that sending in the drone is the only way to see if there actually is a traffic issue at all, because teams of workers on each intersection are unable to see the traffic. So now what does our road surveyor do, given that he has reports of traffic congestion but negative reports back from the teams of workers on all the intersections sent to report on the congestion?

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