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Tait

RN-MSN Ed, Pain and Spine
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    I have no credit...

    http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/how-to-build-credit-from-scratch http://www.clarkhoward.com/categories/personal-finance-credit/credit-reports-scores/ There are a few articles to give you some hints :)
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    Nurse opinion on this matter

    According to the OP she addressed dangers and legal ramifications in her response to the image when she saw it.
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    Nurse opinion on this matter

    People do stupid things. She is not your friend, I would ignore her on Instagram, and I wouldn't put myself through the additional stress of having an argument here about it. Yes nurses work with laxatives, however that doesn't mean we have any jurisdiction over what other people do with them.
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    Facebook Know-It-All Groups

    So I left all the baby advice pages behind. This morning a woman with diagnosed Grave's on her third child was complaining of numbness below the hips and cramping. She has two other children and "has never had this before". Someone told her to drink some water and she would be fine. I just can't be a party to a group that can't understand that sometimes saying "call your OB" is the safest option and will bring her the most peace. ./shiver
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    White to a wedding

    I think it looks great! Throw a little colored cardigan or shrug over it and you are set!
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    Facebook Know-It-All Groups

    Emma is getting a baby brother. Elliott James :)
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    Facebook Know-It-All Groups

    It's ok Esme :) Thanks for the advocation.
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    Facebook Know-It-All Groups

    Since this is now in off-topic land, here is a pic of my Emma. :)
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    Facebook Know-It-All Groups

    Oh I definitely agree!! I mean...I met my husband in an online video game so...lol
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    Facebook Know-It-All Groups

    It's funny too, when I posted this rant this morning I set myself up, and am still waiting, for someone to come in flying about how stupid FB is, how they never use it, and how nurses put themselves in jeopardy over it all the time. In fact I almost considered not putting the words "Facebook" in the title just to avoid the usual ravenous posters on the subject lol.
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    Facebook Know-It-All Groups

    I have been in the online arena for a very long time and I remember those first experiences with being whip-lashed over information. AN actually taught me a lot about being supportive, positive, and backing my comments up with evidence.
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    Facebook Know-It-All Groups

    This is very true and something I need to learn to accept. Everyday it gets easier, but some days it just makes me want to scream.
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    Facebook Know-It-All Groups

    Yeah I have actually been communicating with the one gal who runs one of them, the other (the lactation group) I just hid from my timeline. In reference to the pregnancy one I told her to be careful about medical advice issues. She has put a disclaimer on her page, but people still go crazy asking. I am learning to accept that there are just only so many things you can control, and most of the crap on FB are not those things. Back to posting cute pictures of my Emma for my parents up north!
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    Facebook Know-It-All Groups

    Yeah this PG 2 for me and I haven't been on a WTEWYE board at all. Definitely just a place to get misinformed and scared out of your wits. It is just interesting how it has started cropping up on my FB lately.
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    Facebook Know-It-All Groups

    I have to put this somewhere, and where better than AN. So one of the reasons I like to hang on AN is the level of responsibility most of us feel to each other. Yes there are definitely those who will rip down a new grad or badger someone who states they love nursing for the money, but those topics aside most of us seem to be aware that our comments here have the power to alter the direction that people take in their day to day. Lately I have seen a surge of FB pages that try to offer a sounding board to participants. Specifically for me, since I am 35 weeks pregnant, in relation to pregnancy and breastfeeding. It amazes me how quick people are to dismiss professional knowledge in favor or wives tales, random one line "oh I would never do that, it isn't medically necessary" (oh yeah where is your reference to the study to prove that?), or I am a "crunchy" mom which I guess really means "I ignore any advice given by medical professionals". One situation which really got my undies in a bunch was a woman who scored 180 on her Gestational Diabetes (GD) screening at week 26ish. The OB called her back and told her they were going to put her on the protocols for GD. Apparently because they described the test as a "screening" she felt it didn't hold any validity (I feel bad if she comes back with precancerous cells on her Pap screening), so she was going to do the fingersticks, but wasn't going to change her diet or use insulin. She was convinced she didn't have GD because she was measuring small. Ok so she posts about this on a small pregnancy FB page and everyone was giving her the "hell yeah fight the man" BS cheer squad. I posted asking why she didn't just go in and get more clarification on why she was being diagnosed with GD and wasn't having the 3 hour glucose "test" (which apparently she felt was more valid because it was called a test). I am all for patients looking for information, trying to be informed, I think that is fantastic, however I think pretty soon we will see AMA forms in medical offices for those who don't believe they need to follow the recommendations of their practitioners. So if I don't believe my doc is right about GD, refuse to follow the protocols, then have a 12 pound baby that requires a C/S, later in life gets diabetes and costs the health care system hundreds of thousands, should I have any right to compensation? I am definitely being way more black and white than I generally am, but I just wish people with merely anecdotal information would shut up, and those who do have some kind of supported evidence would come forward and prove it. Though I guess this could be said of anything really. Ah the Soundbite Society mentality drives me bonkers some days and clarifies some of the whack-a-doo things patients will fear when they come into the hospital. Thanks for listening, Tait
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