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  1. paramedic-RN

    MD signature on verbal orders????

    I can't seem to find a clear statement on this within the Texas BON stuff. If I'm working in the outpatient setting (med spa) where there is no medicare/medicaid/CMS etc. is a MD signature needed on a verbal order?
  2. paramedic-RN

    Front Desk Refusing to .......

    I'm running into so much frustration trying to find a preceptor the biggest hurdle has been trying to get past the clinical practice managers and front desk people. Our school told us 'the clinical practice managers will rarely get back to you so go directly to the site and give your resume directly to the provider' so I've gone to at least 10 sites attempting that and have been met with so much hubris from the front desk people. I'll politely introduce myself and explain that I"m a student, etc., my school instructed us to have these forms handed directly to the provider And they'll say something like "oh no this has to go to the clinical practice manager" and I'll be like "no I've already reached out to them and not heard back please just hand this to the provider" and they'll say they can't. As far as I"m concerned that's basically mail, you don't screen their mail so why are you screening a document that I"m just asking you to hand to them, let the provider do the screening. So frustrated, still no preceptor, not even sure half of them got the resumes I dropped off.
  3. paramedic-RN

    Classism in the Hospital-MD vs. RN

    Whoa whoa whoa, you're totally missing my point which I why I said in my post, but I'll reiterate here, I don't have any problem calling a doctor 'doctor', and I have a ton of respect for doctors and love the doctors I work with. But you're just blind if you can't see the subtle classism that exists in the hospital, why do you think that's there?! Why is the average nurse hesitant to page a physician sometimes? Are you even familiar with 'to err is human' where this exact problem was identified? There was one hospital which was so bad (in this area) that nurses in the OR were afraid to speak up during time out if a problem was identified during time out and that hospital had many 'wrong limb' errors in their operations. My goal here is to open the discussion on the psychology of this issue. And again where I discuss sleeping rooms and parking spots it's in regard to MD's on 12 hour shifts and MD's working at that hospital not MD's that are moving around to different facilities all day. Mini I see that you've been a nurse for one year so perhaps you haven't been exposed to this yet. Also what is "SJW"?
  4. paramedic-RN

    Classism in the Hospital-MD vs. RN

    I hear ya and I hope that's not the impression I gave off. I'm currently working on my masters and agree with you to an extent but in a different way. I haven't really noticed that among nurses but I have among just regular people (that haven't gone to college) who downplay how much work is involved in just getting a bachelors (especially one in health science, biology, chemistry, etc.)
  5. paramedic-RN

    Classism in the Hospital-MD vs. RN

    Interesting and to be clear I have no problem calling any Doctor...doctor. As I said in my post I have great respect for doctors but there's definitely a psychological component at play in the nurse doctor interaction and I'm curious what kind of things feed into that.
  6. paramedic-RN

    Classism in the Hospital-MD vs. RN

    Oh wow now that's crazy. I worked on a unit where we had like 10 COW's just for MD's and every time the MD's rounded they would never use the COW's that were "off-limits" to the nurses but instead always take up a nurses charting area lol. (insert face-palm emoji) Again no hate here for the MD's, just starting a discussion.
  7. paramedic-RN

    Classism in the Hospital-MD vs. RN

    Interesting point but who's making theses decisions? Doctors aren't usually the ones building hospitals so what makes a hospital CEO say I think the doctors should park right next to the door or have a fully stocked lounge? I doubt doctors are calling up hospital CEO's who are building a hospital to ask for premium parking spots so why does that just automatically happen? And I agree with you on the 24 hour shifts but I"m talking about 12 hours shifts.
  8. paramedic-RN

    Classism in the Hospital-MD vs. RN

    This is not at all meat to be a rant about doctors, I have a ton of respect for doctors and love the doctors I work with but my boyfriend made a recent observation about how hospitals play into the classist separation of nurses and doctors I thought it was an interesting point that I just wanted to share. At my hospital all the ER nurses have to park in the garage then walk to the hospital but the ER physicians have premium spots right next to the ambulance bay. Why can’t they park in the garage with the rest of us? Our “doctor’s lounge” is fully stocked with free snacks and a mini buffet all the time. There’s no “nurse lounge” just break rooms. At many free standing ER’s and small ER’s there is a “sleeping room” for the doctors and I’m not talking about an “on call” room I’m talking about the doctors who are like on the clock working that shift. Why don’t nurses get to nap on night shift? Sure someone has to stay awake but the nurses could take turns napping. Why are physicians formally addressed as Dr..(last name) but nurses aren’t formally addressed as Nurse (last name). Why is it blasphemy to call a physician by their first name but not a nurse by their first name? All these little details add up and subconsciously play on the psychology of nurses and doctors so it’s not surprise when you hear a near who’s hesitant to page a physician because she doesn’t want to “bother” them with an order they forgot to put in! Or nurses that are scared to question physicians over an order. Do you guys see any other examples of this in your hospital?
  9. paramedic-RN

    Can I be your student?

    Okay thanks for the replies, my only hesitation about seeing them in person is that I think it kind of puts them on the spot. They may feel pressured to say yes while an email or voicemail would give them time to think and formulate a response.
  10. paramedic-RN

    Can I be your student?

    Okay thanks, when you sent an email was it basically just you introducing yourself and stating why'd you'd want to precept with them?
  11. paramedic-RN

    Can I be your student?

    Hello, Forgive me if this has been asked, I searched for it a few different way and couldn't find a thread, although I'm sure there is one. I'm a few months out from my FNP clinical rotations and have to start figuring out who I"ll be precepting/interning? (not sure the word) with. My school has a list of approved sites/providers however I was told it's pretty easy to get someone approved who's not on the list. So I have a list of MD's in mind who I'd like to work with that aren't on the list. Question: I don't actually know any of them so how do I go about this? Do I send an email? stop by their office? Send my resume? I was thinking about sending an email introducing myself and why'd I'd like to precept with them? How does this typically go?
  12. paramedic-RN

    Seriously?!?

    This sounds like all my patient's every day, you must be used to a more educated and sensible patient population. This won't be the last ignorant and ridiculous patient you deal with.
  13. paramedic-RN

    UTHealth Houston FNP Spring 2019

    Geez! How long did evalue take to verify everyone's vaccines?! It's taking forever.
  14. paramedic-RN

    UTHealth Houston FNP Spring 2019

    Nevermind! Figured it out
  15. paramedic-RN

    UTHealth Houston FNP Spring 2019

    I'm also waiting on evalue to verify my vaccines, question though. - One of my holds in applyUTH is 'identity management hold' it says my ID has to be verified during orientation but orientation isn't until January so how am I supposed to register for classes if I have to wait until Jan 9 to have my ID hold lifted?
  16. paramedic-RN

    UTHealth Houston FNP Spring 2019

    Disregard my last post, figured all that out, still not sure when orientation is though.
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