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You don't have to break the law to fail a
pre-employment drug test. In fact, you could lose your job just by using
countless products hanging on the wall of your local gas station. That's
because at my hospital, when an
employee's urine drops into that little plastic
device during a pre-employment drug screen, it is checked for ...
Editor's note: This blog is written by Miguel
A. Bustillos, department chair and professor at California University of
Management & Sciences in Virginia.
us have heard about the Medicaid expansion and how states like Florida, Texas
and Virginia are against it. Some do not understand why the Medicaid expansion
has become such a ...
could give any future medical student advice about the ER, my three most
important words would be: Vicks Vapor Rub. When I first entered the ER, I was
prepared to be jaded, but I was not prepared for the smells: abscesses, STDs,
rotten teeth, body odor, mildewed t-shirts, alcoholics, chain smokers,
drug-addicts, and diarrhea diapers, to ...
Each month, ADVANCE for NPs & PAs compiles your
comments on the latest issues in our Comments & Feedback column. We'd love
to hear from you with topics of concern, the latest news for NPs & PAs,
what your state organizations are up to, or anything else that piques your interest.
Below are three of our latest
Comments & ...
''Mr. Lee'' is a 35-year old Asian male with HTN, HLP and DMII
who had s/p stent placement in his LAD two years ago. He has stopped taking
simvastatin, lisinopril, Metformin and aspirin, does not exercise, continues to
smoke, and does not check his blood glucose at home. Despite adequate amounts
of patient education (and a psych evaluation), ...
Last week, the Facebook
post below caught a lot of attention. What's your opinion?
''Both the American Nurses Association and the American
College of Emergency Physicians have issued calls for a ban on the sale of
assault weapons. Do you think it is the responsibility of healthcare provider
organizations to urge this type of action?''
I am currently in a
class called ''Societal Forces'' as a precursor to my first semester of
advanced assessment in the Adult/Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner track.
The teachers are passionate and well informed. The speakers are excellent, but
the subject matter...The subject matter is frankly depressing. The class theme
seems to ...
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Over the past month I have had some very challenging
patients. I will often question, why and how did someone end up here at the
correctional facility? I believe it is better I do not know. Actually, it is
none of my business; it keeps the care unbiased and pure and it does not impact
how I treat them. If one of the inmates upsets the ...
''Suicide is so
frowned upon in this society, but honestly, life isn't for everybody. It's sad when kids kill themselves 'cause
they didn't really give it a chance, but life is like a movie: if you've sat
through more than half of it and it sucked every second so far, it probably
isn't gonna get great right at the very end for you and ...