PeeWeeQ ADN, RN, EMT-B

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PeeWeeQ has 4 years experience as a ADN, RN, EMT-B and specializes in Cardiac ICU.

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    The Wage Gap Myth

    This isn't rocket science. It's not conditioning, misogyny, or patriarchy---men and women ARE different. Let me set this up--where I work, we are EXTREMELY short on RN and CNA staff. For several months, our facility is offering an incentive pro...
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    Paramedic discrimination?

    As an EMT as well as a nurse (I have been the former for a lot longer) I have started to see where these problems arise. I think the main thing is that nursing (even in the ER) has different goals than pre-hospital care...
  3. Just had a computer training module on this a few days ago. Apparently, the research shows that the because the stomach and the lungs are in close enough proximity that the test could yield deceptive results. It also that stated a tube in the lungs...
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    Newbie Cardiac Nurse

    Hello Everyone, I'm a brand new RN, just graduated in December. I start basic orientation next week and start orienting on the floor with my preceptor for 90 days on the following week. I'm in my early 40s, have been an EMT-B for many years, an Infa...
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    Paramedic discrimination?

    I also went into nursing with an EMS and Army Medic background. I don't know about you, but, I struggled in nursing school trying to get out of the EMS mindset. Its not easy. EMS goals are different than nursing goals--even in an ER (I worked as an E...
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    The Wage Gap Myth

    The statistics don't lie. Statistically, across all professions, in an apples to apples comparison, there is no gender wage gap. Its not there. Is there anecdotal evidence to show that there are situations where it happens? YES--they are anomalies, n...
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    Newbie Cardiac Nurse

    Hello Everyone, I'm a brand new RN, just graduated in December. I start basic orientation next week and start orienting on the floor with my preceptor for 90 days on the following week. I'm in my early 40s, have been an EMT-B for many years, an Infa...
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    Best pathway for becoming flight nurse?

    So, what I'm getting here is that there is really no substitute for CCU experience. I'm about to enter my 4th and final semester in my ADN and will be continuing on with to my BSN. I have some years of Army Medic and EMT-B experience, but, I was won...
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    Is Shortage in Nursing really a hoax?

    You should really look and see how well having the government "pay facilities...to hire more nurses" is working out in the UK. Hint: its not. It always strikes me as funny (and sad) when people think "the government" just has the money to do, whate...
  10. "My truth", "careers are BS", "not my dream job", "stuff I'll never use"---yup, you've honestly just confirmed that you basically are or are just like a whiny millennial. And, don't give my that crap about 'labels' either because I just don't care. ...
  11. It doesn't have to be that way and it shouldn't be. How many nurses work in the exact same specialty their entire careers? From what I've seen, not a lot. A nurse is literally a jack of all trades, master of some. Look, I work 40-48 hours per week ...
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    Is Shortage in Nursing really a hoax?

    As if a surplus is the single indicator of a healthy economy.... Sorry, Reich is quite simply a "tax the rich and find ways to spend it" economist. And, the Sec of Labor does not "preside over an economy". Have you tried Sowell or Friedman? I'm neit...
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    Is Shortage in Nursing really a hoax?

    I live in WI....
  14. I'm almost 3/4 of the way done with my ADN and I can tell you from the clinicals I just finished on the cardiology floor that YES---you need to know and UNDERSTAND your A&P. In the program I am in, we have progressive courses that build on A&...
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    Is Shortage in Nursing really a hoax?

    Shortage isn't a good word for it. A better word, from an economic standpoint, is 'scarcity'. Economics is defined as "the use of scarce resources, which have alternative uses." Scarce simply means not enough to go around, and, in nursing, there are ...