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  1. I am planning to pick top schools (Duke, Weil, UC Davis, USC ... ). I also plan to apply to local schools in my area, which is in Florida (UF, Nova, Keiser). But I am not sure if I should consider this because of my spotty academic record (low gpa from 1st bachelors, withdrawing form a nursing school with good standing, and failing out of an ASN program). Is there any way to show adcom from these schools that I can be an equally competitive candidate than those with not so spotty academic records? I am planning to take between 3 to 4 years to build up a strong application. To address a spo
  2. Somehow I don't feel well rested after a nap. I guess I can hydrate myself through the day with the nap.
  3. Does anyone know how to stay focused even when they are tired throughout the day? My schedule starts early and ends really late. I've been tired lately trying to adjust to my schedule. It's been difficult for me to focus when I am tired.
  4. Aren't PA's suppose to consider holisitic medicine as part of the assessment, the treatment, and the care of patients? I've read that herbs can interfere with therapeutic responses of medications and procedures. Is that something that PANCE or PANRE would focus on?
  5. So far from what I have known as a CNA, I can perform CPR, ACLS, Heimlich maneurver, and emergency assessment of the situation by taking vitals, using a gluomonitor, and checking for both ABC and bleeding. I am told to report things to nurses and clinicans who are licensed to physicially assess and give further emergency intervention as needed. In assisted living facilities, nurses will usually check for BG level to determine if emergency intervention is needed. However in hospitals, CNAs can use a gluomonitor to check BG during emergencies. In all places, RNs are the ones who usually pro
  6. Thanks for clarifying everyone. I'll read up more on each person's role in the healthcare system.
  7. So do medics provide emergency intervention, and transport to hospitals for clinicans, such as nurses, doctors, PAs, or NPs, to evaluate the patient further?
  8. Thanks fakingpatience. The explanation from an EMS background is extremely helpful. From what I understand so far, the primary focus is emergency intervention. It seems that once EMS has ensured that the person is stable, they give them the option to go to the hospital for further evaluation. The explanation of patient options seem to be different with every scope of practice, and situation. For instance, during my work as a current CNA, I learned that I can not provide emergency treatment because it is not within my scope of practice. I can only give patients the option to speak to nu
  9. Thanks this was helpful. I will be looking at scope of practice in different states.
  10. My goal wasn't to complain about the situation. I wanted to make it more of a learning experience of what should be done and what should not have been done. The feedback will help me in the future. From what I understand, the goal of EMS is to make the patient stable. They measure BG wtih a glucomonitor to determine if the BG is within 60 mg/dL to 110 mg/dL. They initiate the IV with 180mL D50W in 1L NS to bring up the BG above 60 mg/dL. I was confused about the next step. Once they have achieved BG stability, it would be better for them to get a CT scan to r/o CVA? Once again, I'm jus
  11. Hi everyone, I recently had to deal with a family emergency. The paramedic team did not give us a lot of information when assisting with the emergency. One paramedic took the blood sugar of my family member and found the BG below 60 mg/dL. I saw one paramedic initiate an IV. The same paramedic reported giving D50W. I did not see the D50W administered. I saw a bag of NS attached to one of the IV lines. Even seenig the fluids administered to my loved one's body, the paramedic team said, that they were administereing "medicine." They did not specify that it was D50W. They also said that "HIPP
  12. Today I found out that PA's can not practice medicine under a chiropractor, or DC. What other types of physician titles can PA's practice medicine under? I know that they can practice under MD's and DO's. What about OD's, or optometry doctors?
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