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  1. Great article. I work in an outpatient endo center too. Only physicians do the procedures where I work. CRNAs give propofol for sedation and it works soooo much better than the old versed/fentanyl sedation. The only difference I see is that we don't use room air for inflation. We use CO2 which almost totally prevents the "toots" afterwards. The CO2 mostly reabsorbs in the system and the patient is much more comfortable post-procedure.
  2. In my 2 years in a GI center, I've seen 3. One only had a small portion of colon, one claimed he had no pain or discomfort, the other said it was very uncomfortable at times and he nearly had us stop and sedate him. Why do you ask?
  3. Do you have family history? That could be the reason.
  4. No no no! It is not even in the same category. Insist on a colonoscopy...and not a Cologuard either! I wonder how out of touch your physician is about other medical conditions. I can't even count how many times in my 2 years assisting with colonoscopies that I've seen colon cancer in ppl age 70+ who just never could see the need for one. People are so afraid of the prep and my thought on that is always, do you think chemo-radiation-surgery-colostomy wouldn't be scary?
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    Need ideas for safe Insect repellent

    Because this post has popped up on the homepage, I don't think everyone realizes it came from the Recovery forum.
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    Do nurses get away with nurse brutality

    I thought the same when the OP talked of "straining" a patient
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    April Fools Jokes

    As in I hate those meeces to pieces!
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    And we were having such a nice day, too...

    We used to fear the frequent flier name too. Every so often, someone would bring up someone's name and we'd all cringe until they said "it's ok to say their name, they died".
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    What are Your Goals for 2018??

    Continue my weight loss/getting healthier journey. Have lost 16 pounds since Nov 9th Increase my exercise level Finish my RN to BSN program and graduate in May!! Enjoy more free time after May :)
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    Old Dog, New Tricks

    Thought I'd chime in here about change. I spent 30 years working in the same hospital with 27 of it as an LPN before I went back to school and became an RN. The past few years a lot of things changed in the hospital and I found myself unable to get off the unit I worked on. I finally bit the bullet and applied for a job in another town. I now work in an outpatient endoscopy center. What a huge adjustment with going from knowing pretty much everything about the unit I was on to working in GI which was never something I had done much of. I was scared to death but after >6 months at my new job, I totally love it! It was a great move (plus having weekends and holidays off is something I'd never experienced). Good luck to you Davey Do in whatever you decide but just know change can be just the thing you need.
  11. Sorry if this has already been posted. Utah Officer Fired For Arrest Of Nurse, Recorded On Video : The Two-Way : NPR
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    Amazon Textbook Rentals?

    I rent all my books because I don't want to have to mess with selling them and my classes are only 8 weeks. Amazon is good but I really like campusbookrentals.com with their great prices and they also send you a mailer to send the book back in.
  13. When I worked for an SSM hospital, they partnered with SIUE for nurses wanting a BSN. Be sure to ask about it.
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    Is there still a nursing shortage?

    You are making a lot of assumptions about somewhere you know nothing about.
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    Is there still a nursing shortage?

    Call it what you will but in this area, we call it a shortage. If you want to find a job as an RN, come to Columbia MO area where there are $10,000 sign on bonuses being offered.