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  1. Mr_Edwino

    Weed

    Or not hire people that use alcohol in their off-time too correct?
  2. Mr_Edwino

    Weed

    In some CA hospitals there is a don't ask don't tell policy. There is onboard testing, but after that, just don't come to work high. What you do on your own time is your business and if you consistently give safe patient care, you won't be questioned or randomly tested. In other words use responsibly. Alcohol is more dangerous, we all know this. Laws are going to change once the general public gets educated. California won't be able to fire people for THC content in their urine for very long in other systems, they will never find enough employees if they do. Times have changed, once the federal ban is lifted, the BON will have to reconsider their antiquated policies regarding cannabis. I don't condone drug or alcohol abuse in any way for the record. Hope this helps.
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    Bringing in the Boys: How to Attract More Male Nurses

    No, I asked my wife about the gender pay gap and she laughed and said "that doesn't exist." She's also an experienced med-surg nurse, and she says she's never even heard of people making different wages on the same floor and stated "that's not even possible." So there's your reality right there.
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    Bringing in the Boys: How to Attract More Male Nurses

    Oh really? Same education level? Exact same level of experience? Exact same amount of time in that hospital? Same certifications? You negotiated your wage? Not enough information in your post if you want your story to be believable. If you want to believe that there is a wage gap and the powers that be control this, then you are limiting yourself and your potential. That is probably the reason why you are not earning the wage you think you deserve. What about the 91% of female employees in nursing that are paying the wages to these men (Since there are only 9% of male employees?) Is it a massive conspiracy of the 9% of male nurses that is controlling the wages in the entire nursing workforce? That kind of debunks your theory right there.
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    Bringing in the Boys: How to Attract More Male Nurses

    I'm glad you you touched on this because there is a lot of truth in what you are saying. ASK FOR WHAT YOU WANT! You'll never get it if you don't. Good post
  6. Mr_Edwino

    Bringing in the Boys: How to Attract More Male Nurses

    So men represent 9% of the entire nursing workforce, which means that most of the people in charge are women, and THEY are paying MEN more money? So why is no one asking why women are paying men more (allegedly)? I've never worked in a hospital where everybody made different wages with same experience and job description. You make what you earn. The gender pay gap (or feminists, take your pick) states that I can make more because I'm male, but I say I can make more if I show up, work hard, not complain, be reliable, and be a team player. I've succeded in every work endeavor that I've undertaken, and it wasn't because I'm male; So please don't chalk up my successes to my gender. It's insulting and undermining. I earned everything I've ever gotten, so just stop.
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    Med school drop out, now a CRNA. ask me anything...

    I think you probably know a lot about this topic than I do, and I respect your expertise (of which I have none on the topic) but what you are claiming is highly debatable: "EVIDENCE-BASED REVIEW DID NOT FIND NURSE ANESTHETISTS' CARE EQUAL TO THAT OF PHYSICIAN ANESTHESIOLOGISTS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In July 2014, The Cochrane Collaboration published a literature review, "Physician anaesthetists versus non-physician providers of anaesthesia for surgical patients." Of more than 8,000 titles/abstracts screened by the authors, only six articles were included in their qualitative review.1 In this review, the researchers attempt to assess the safety and effectiveness of different models of anesthesia care delivery. The authors properly conclude that, when considered as a group, currently available scientific evidence is unable to answer this question. Although the authors "hoped that this [the review] may lead to an increase in confidence in the skills of NPAs [nurse anesthetists] within the anaesthetic community..." (p. 4), their review provided no such support. • No new data were presented. • There were no studies that focused on outcomes for high-risk patients. The American Society of Anesthesiologists® (ASA®) believes it is time for a new research agenda. Among the questions to be addressed are patient experience measures and outcomes beyond death and complications resulting from anesthesia. We believe no other specialty is positioned better to help answer these questions." DEVELOPED AND ISSUED BY THE ASA COMMITTEE ON HEALTH POLICY RESEARCH. "Dr. Jane Fitch, recently elected First Vice President of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, began her career as a nurse anesthetist with a master's degree. Troubled by her limited knowledge compared to the physicians she worked with, she soon went back for eight more years of education-completing medical school, residency, and then a fellowship in cardiac anesthesiology. While she was a nurse anesthetist, "I didn't know how much I didn't know," Dr. Fitch says." https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2011/11/unsupervised-anesthesia-care-nurse-anesthetist-threat-patient-safety.html "Outcome Statistics Death within 30 days of admission was determined from the HCFA Vital Status file. Complications (table 3) were identified using a set of 41 events defined by International Classification of Diseases, 9th revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) and CPT (Physician's Current Procedural Terminology, 4th edition) codes available from HCFA databases for the hospital stay of interest, previous hospital stays, and outpatient visits within 3 months before the index hospital stay. CPT codes billed before the hospital stay were used to determine long-standing conditions that would aid in distinguishing complications from comorbidities. Failure-to-rescue rate (FR) was defined as the 30-day death rate in those in whom either a complication developed or who died without a recorded complication. " AND "After adjustments for severity of illness and other confounding variables, we found higher mortality and failure-to-rescue rates for patients who underwent operations without medical direction by an anesthesiologist." Anesthesiologist Direction and Patient Outcomes | Anesthesiology | ASA Publications I realize the bias involved in Anesthesiologist reports, but my point is that this issue is, and has been, debatable for a long, long time, as you probably are aware. I still side with the CRNA after all is said and done, but I'm not simply going to ignore and write off the research presented from the MDAs. I present this information only because I care so much about the future of CRNAs and anesthesia, and I only want the best outcomes for patients; with all due respect.
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    Med school drop out, now a CRNA. ask me anything...

    Duly noted, although there are seasoned MDs on SDN as well. You make a valid point.
  9. Mr_Edwino

    Med school drop out, now a CRNA. ask me anything...

    Sounds like a terrific program! I hope to have such a positive experience in anesthesia school.
  10. Mr_Edwino

    Med school drop out, now a CRNA. ask me anything...

    I'm very informed, thanks. I haven't been through med school or CRNA school, but OP has and yet he agrees. So maybe it's not so much speculation on my part. Google "CRNA Horror Stories" on Student Doctor Network and you will hear the MDA side of the story. Maybe you will get a different perspective on this.
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    Med school drop out, now a CRNA. ask me anything...

    I think everyone here is being too hard on the op. First, he/she gets accused of being a fraud, now he has to defend the screen name, which is really irrelevant to thread. This is his story and experience, so opinions aside, he can narrate as he sees fit. Let's be clear about another thing: The claims of a CRNA being equal/similar in training is not even comparable. While they essentially do the same job, the MDA has a vastly greater body of knowledge than the CRNA, and if the case is very complex, the MDA is the authority anesthesia care provider for these types of patients.
  12. Mr_Edwino

    Best men's watch for male nurses

    ...And the topic is what is the BEST, so there is your answer.
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    Med school drop out, now a CRNA. ask me anything...

    I too want the answer to all of these questions. I have no interest in any other area of nursing other than CRNA, so I'm doing all of the other for that end goal. Seems a little absurd that there is no direct route to that career path.
  14. Mr_Edwino

    Where to apply in Orange County, CA?

    I'm not aware of any hospitals hiring ADNs, new grad or otherwise, I'm sorry to say. You will probably have to apply to some LTC facilities because every hospital system in OC hires BSNs. Did you research this before moving here?
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    National University SD Cohort 55 - July 2018

    I'm in cohort 54. I'm at scripps too I'm the ICU and 11 floor tele. We should have coffee in the cafeteria and chat sometime. See you at scripps maybe :)
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