bgxyrnf

bgxyrnf MSN, RN

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bgxyrnf has 10 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Med-Tele; ED; ICU.

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  1. Help getting kicked out have a 4.0

    Oh, that sucks. It's quite unfortunate that you didn't ensure that you met the requirements. I'd be quite shocked if they weren't well-documented in your program's documentation.
  2. Do employers look at new grad grades?

    Some of us view grades as a significant piece of information to help form a complete picture of a candidate; others do not. Some people, in fact, express a bias AGAINST people with excellent grades, the common refrain being that excellent grades some...
  3. Do employers look at new grad grades?

    Some of us view grades as a significant piece of information to help form a complete picture of a candidate; others do not. Some people, in fact, express a bias AGAINST people with excellent grades, the common refrain being that excellent grades some...
  4. How do I become stronger clinically?

    Use the resources that the physicians used when they were learning... Harrison's is a great place to start.
  5. Mandatory Vaccination

    None of the anecdotal comments regarding one's experience with vaccines and illness are worth the pixels in their display. Science, and the meaningful statistics that it produces, are all that counts... Vaccines prevent disease... and do not cause au...
  6. Mandatory Vaccination

    Stigmatized? I think not. Plenty of people at both of my workplaces decline to be vaccinated and hence wear masks. These are fine nurses and nobody gives a rip whether or not they are wearing a mask. I often wear a mask DESPITE being vaccinated (twic...
  7. Mandatory Vaccination

    It is not a punishment, it's an infection control measure. The definition of "fair" is having the rules equally applied to all; it would be unfair to exempt certain people from the requirement.
  8. Troponin not flagged as critical?

    My experience, as well.
  9. Holding voluntary patients - illegally?

    If I were your patient and you refused to unlock that door, I'd certainly come after you in addition to your employers because you would be the one who had denied me my civil liberties.
  10. Holding voluntary patients - illegally?

    You made no assertion at all... you simply asked an honest question, and not a silly one at all. My 'patient not prisoner' remark is a deliberately blunt attempt to emphasize their autonomy and complete right to self-determination. My apologies if it...
  11. Holding voluntary patients - illegally?

    I can imagine it quite easily. By refusing to unlock the door, you are imprisoning this person against their will. Unless you can justify it based on the patient's evident lack of capacity, it's easy to envision a jury entering a judgment against you...
  12. Holding voluntary patients - illegally?

    Absolutely. Unless the patient lacks capacity, autonomy and self-determination rule supreme. They're patients, not prisoners...
  13. Holding voluntary patients - illegally?

    Encourage them, yes. Make them, not a chance. Stable or not, unless they have been deemed to lack capacity or you can clearly articulate why you believe they do, it is both unethical and illegal to prevent them from leaving. If the patient is willing...
  14. Holding voluntary patients - illegally?

    Patient: "Am I on an involuntary hold?" Nurse: "No, you are here voluntarily." Patient: "Um, I've changed my mind about being here and I choose to leave. I understand that I am doing so against medical advice and that doing so places me at risk for r...
  15. Scared.....No Nursing?

    That is just a new-nurse kind of thing. It didn't take me long to figure out that docs would always follow with a predictable set of questions when I'd notify them of abnormal findings... and generally focused on ABCD... which don't take but a couple...