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scubanurse

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About scubanurse

  • Birthday 08/26/1987

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  1. scubanurse added an answer to a question question   

    Not a grammar Nazi, they just mean two very different things.
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  2. scubanurse added an answer to a question question   

    who couldn't care less
     
    There is an image that the public has of a health care provider, and a sloppy hair style usually does not fit that style.  
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  4. scubanurse added a post in a topic Can it be done?   

    Oh I was a member of the page back then lol.  We bag people sitting up all the time, especially the exacerbations that we are prepping to intubate, RT will bag them in fowlers while we're drawing up the RSI meds.
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  5. scubanurse added a post in a topic Can it be done?   

    I was still in High School!

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  6. scubanurse added an answer to a question Is a king airway considered a BLS skill when taking the NREMT?   

    https://www.nremt.org/nremt/about/psychomotor_exam_emt.asp
     
    Here is a list of the skills you are expected to complete for the NREMT Basic exam.
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  7. scubanurse added a post in a topic This is it - no more - never again - I'm done after this   

    I know some departments down in Montgomery County that would take ya!
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  8. scubanurse added a post in a topic Resolutions - Out with the old - in with the new   

    Yeah, it's going to be tough to convince the husband to move, but a girl can dream.  I'd love to work at UMD, but that might be a reach for me.
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  9. scubanurse added a post in a topic Resolutions - Out with the old - in with the new   

    Haha I think it would be by the ocean or in DE, I just miss my parents (in Pasadena) and being back over Christmas made me miss them even more!  Annapolis would be cool too.
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  10. scubanurse added a post in a topic Resolutions - Out with the old - in with the new   

    1) build up the courage to have my neck fused
    2) take The Certified Emergency Nurses exam in 2 weeks
    3) spend more time with my family
    4) decide where we're going to move to (Alaska, Maine, Maryland, or Montana are top of the list right now)
    5) loose weight and cook more meals at home
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  11. scubanurse added an answer to a question Why do we transport dead people?   

    I like the idea a lot.  I don't have a whole lot of free time with an infant, school, and work, but I'm happy to help out in any way you need.  I imagine maybe each chapter being a different topic, like "Field Pronouncement" and then the chapter discusses our experiences pronouncing patients in the field and tips for talking with the families?
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  12. scubanurse added a post in a topic BLS to ALS   

    Do you want to be an RN or a Paramedic?  In my experience going through nursing school takes up a good majority of your time and brain capacity, so if you want to be an RN, focus on that and succeed at that.
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  13. scubanurse added an answer to a question Why do we transport dead people?   

    Count me in!
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  14. scubanurse added an answer to a question Why do we transport dead people?   

    What you're describing is how I imagine it should be.  We often bring the family into the room as we're doing our last round with the chaplain and the doc steps back with the primary nurse and describes everything we did and when we get to the next pulse check, we call it and give the family time.  We had one family recently get very very hysterical because they thought since the paramedics were taking her to the hospital, we were going to save them and that just isn't the case most of the time.  
     
    Do you think most field providers are uncomfortable having that discussion with families, especially those who haven't run many codes in their careers.  It seems like we have a lot of new medics lately and I'm wondering if there is a correlation. 
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  15. scubanurse added an answer to a question Why do we transport dead people?   

    I agree 100% with you ruff, even that first paragraph.  I was hoping this would be more of a discussion on field pronouncements, but oh well.  Our local protocols have very liberal allowances to call codes in the field, yet it is hardly done and I am trying to figure out why.  Are field providers uncomfortable having the death discussion at the home?  Is it a CYA situation?  I've asked a few of the medics lately and one was bluntly honest and said they needed the practice and he hadn't run a code in a while.  I 100% appreciated and respected his honesty.  Others have said that there were too many unknowns to call in the field, which I don't really buy.
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