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Thanksforthedonuts BSN, RN

Just another nurse who likes donuts.

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  1. Thanksforthedonuts

    Best States for RN's and NP's both in terms of pay and practice?

    Best of luck to you, Inslee's new mandate is making this considerably more difficult. Even though the mandate excludes you when you are outside and can maintain social distancing, I got quite a few stares going without a mask yesterday. However I refuse to wear one when out an about, the only exception being in direct patient care.
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    Best States for RN's and NP's both in terms of pay and practice?

    As someone pointed out earlier in this thread, that a old house in Seattle costs nearly 800K for a 2 bedroom, dated, shack... I bought that kind of house to live here. The house is 50 years old and has never touched, I bought it for a whopping $800k. I remember thinking that Dave Ramsey would probably kill me for buying a house like that, but the opportunities in the future persuaded me. Thank you for your comment, makes me feel a little bit better!
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    Best States for RN's and NP's both in terms of pay and practice?

    Libertarian and opinionated fit in well for Seattle 😉 I’m conservative and opinionated so I’ll just stick to Bellevue 🤣. Although, conservatives are dissappearing in this area. Anyway... I do think you could charge $150 cash for a Telehealth appointment. I was speaking to a new HH agency out of Seattle that does not accept insurance, I believe their per hour rate for RN services was $175 an hour. Mind you this is for injections, IV management, & wound care In the community health setting. And as I pointed before, nurse concierge services, which are slowly becoming more popular, charge $175 an hour for providing nursing recommendations and services.
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    Best States for RN's and NP's both in terms of pay and practice?

    I still think you could charge more even straight cash. Private RN nurse managers Charge $175 an hr in my area for mediocre supervision. I also charge $50 hr. just to drive seniors to appointment or attend an appoint, which is crazy cheap but I do it as a courtesy.
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    Best States for RN's and NP's both in terms of pay and practice?

    Not sure if it’s relevant. In the Seattle areA, I charge $400 cash just for a LTC nursing assessment. And $200 for nurse delegations and $75 for review every 90days... you *might* want to boost your numbers up as an ARNP is your doing advanced practice work.
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    Facial coverings effective?

    Yes you are correct. But I was playing on words.
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    Facial coverings effective?

    WHO agrees with who? ☺️
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    Facial coverings effective?

    While I would have to agree with you, our state medical suppliers did a pretty good job immediately re-routing all PPE to acute care settings first, and as PPE became more available, to other healthcare settings. Everyone besides acute care started getting PPE only consistently within the past 3 weeks. However, I still can't imagine how Costco got their hands. Gloves and masks were rationed up until the past 2 weeks for us.
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    Facial coverings effective?

    I don’t know. ... I assume for a season or two maybe.
  10. Thanksforthedonuts

    Facial coverings effective?

    How About this, for people who have already had and recovered from COVID, should They continue to wear a mask in public?
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    Facial coverings effective?

    This isn’t a debate, it’s a discussion. Simple as that.
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    Facial coverings effective?

    Is the goal to completely eradicate this virus? Even with a vaccine, I am not hopeful that that will be ever achieved globally. I am seriously just having simple conversation here, not being snarky at all; but what about heard immunity? Have we considered if it will be helpful to establish that and how?
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    Facial coverings effective?

    But if you have no cough? In my area (Greater Seattle) there are so many precautions in place: There are taped square outside stores for lines to stand 6 feet apart. Only 50 people allow inside a store at a time. Grocery carts are disinfected between each person. Grocery store isles are 1-way only to guide the flow of traffic. There is plexiglass installed at each checkout counter between the customer and the salesperson. The salesperson does not even touch the receipt anymore but expects you to grab it without touching anything else. re-usable grocery bags are no longer allowed Special store hours for seniors at all major retailers employees are watching at every isle to guide the flow of traffic and ensure that people are 6ft apart and families are together, not mingling with others. no returns accepted at stores. We can't put food on the belt before the other customer has finished and gone. They don't touch credit card or membership cards
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    Facial coverings effective?

    I don't think you're being snarky. I feel we are having a good, stimulating, but respectful conversation. I am teachable. I proposed this questions/statement to learn from my fellow nursing community, that is all. I am aware that coughing into my elbow is good practice. As is washing your hands thoroughly. However, if I work from home, and shelter in place like Washington state currently is ordered, then my spread risk is quite low. I feel that for healthy individuals, coughing in your elbow and washing your hands correctly and routinely, is the best way to go. Sick people should wear masks, as was always the expectation even before this pandemic.
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    Facial coverings effective?

    Agreed! Recommended but NOT required.
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    Facial coverings effective?

    Very true, and I am sure there are no studies (and probably won't be very many) regarding this issue. I have a 3 month old and I do not like that he cannot see me face with the mask on. His eyes are usually GLUED to my face as he watches me around the house. He learns by seeing me face. Imagine in settings where providers for children had to wear masks 8hr+ a day. I think the impact would be profoundly negative.
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