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Everything posted by mcclane

  1. I think false positives with PCR are rare without a break in laboratory technique. And influenza is a negative single stranded RNA virus, so the assay would be a rtPCR. I am unsure that cross reactivity is even possible between PCR and rtPCR. I would suggest asking the lab or the pathologist or at least getting your hands on the package inserts for the tests your lab uses for review. More likely, a statistical anomaly, or you are over reading something that isn't there.
  2. Probably took one look at the user base and modding on this forum to "yeaa nope" PA's off that list.
  3. As you are aware, these are fairly diverse groups who come to health care from a variety of different backgrounds, so a carefully designed definition of "cost" might be needed. However, overall, broadly speaking, the big average - PAs probably do pay more and PAs generally receive a more condensed education that directly generates a PA. I suspect that astute students of either profession can make certain choices that significantly reduce or significantly inflate the expense of pursuing either profession.
  4. Strong impact factor on Stormfront, I am sure. Immigrants spreading disease is a racist dog whistle. Drug decriminilization has an effect opposite of what you have described here. Your thoughts on the matter are very indicative of what blogs feed your opinions. Lastly, it is, of course, very important to your arguments that public health = politics = leftism /activism, so you will inevitably repeat them. You desperately need methods to broadly discredit an entire field of science and a simple, false equivalency is a powerful propaganda tool.
  5. Oh, "butt butt butt"? You are more than welcome to become a public health scientist and prolific publisher in peer reviewed journals. Until then, your position isn't much different than any other anti-vax, flat earther with an education based on blog posts and Russian troll-bot farms. The reason medical societies persistently take public health stances that align with published literature has nothing to do with "incredibly biased" anything, but rather the result of decades of research that consistently returns the same conclusions, and conclusions that play out as anticipated. You want
  6. Not worried about AAPA taking up either position. You guys are welcome to hold these beliefs, but they do not align with vast preponderance of established public health science. It would be extremely unusual for a professional society for medical professionals to take a position contrary to public health science. Unusual enough that the isolated, rogue group could be easily disregarded, especially one as impotent as anything advocating for PAs.
  7. One must not equate public health issues such as gun control with political activism. That individuals would choose the side of greater human suffering rather than support the public health initiatives of many medical organizations speaks to the effectiveness of defaming public health with the unsupported accusation of activism. A "poll" performed upon PA forum, hah, you'll never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.
  8. Oh, we are doing the poor, white pity party thing in here now?
  9. Let's have those opinions on the subject, then, rather than the backhanded mechanisms of systematically locking threads, deleting comments, and banning dissent. Right wing, anti-nursing, anti-woke threads receive your support through bans, careful pruning, and timely locks to allow the quasi-hate group circle jerk to maintain a dominant presence on this forum. The number one best thing for the PA profession right now would be burning this trash forum to the ground.
  10. Backtrack all you want. This is the dangerous sentiment you expressed. This is the attitude that leads to patient safety issues. And this is the approach that must be decried by forum moderators, rather than given a "like" by one. The relative safety of the order is not the issue, but the attitude held by the provider. As long as the leadership of PA forum continues to implicitly tolerate these attitudes, RNs will continue to lobby against expansion of PA practice rights.
  11. RNs are expected to navigate their way up the chain of command when an order does not seem appropriate. It is deeply ingrained in the training of any new RN. Just because a resident sticks to their guns, other healthcare professionals are not granted a free pass to execute a dangerous order, especially if the majority of other members of their own profession would have escalated the query. Everyone in every department at the hospital is supported by their management to second guess you. Your attitude here, and your "like" by an ex-RN, is antagonistic, dangerous, and non-team oriented.
  12. RNs are expected, at their relative level of education and responsibility, to consider if an order would be overtly harmful to a patient. Case in point, orders do occasionally get entered on the wrong the patient. This isn't spin, this is the job. The same goes for pharmacists, etc. No one gets a free pass doing things that hurt patients. Executing orders that the majority of members of one's own profession would find questionable is a fast way to get fired and potentially hauled before your licensing body. I am not making excuses here for bad actors or bad attitudes, as in the ori
  13. I'll say the same thing I did in the other thread shortly before a moderator cleaned up the thread by deleting their own posts and then locking it. RNs are aware of the medical hierarchy. It is ingrained in the profession that they should escalate up the chain of command if an unsatisfactory conclusion is arrived at through discussion with a (respectfully) lower rung. Do I think that this RN in this example is behaving appropriately? No. But going over your head, rejecting your thought process and explanation - this is going to occasionally happen. In most cases, nursing management is goi
  14. Nursing is aware of the medical hierarchy. It is ingrained in the profession to escalate up the chain of command if something smells wrong and interactions with the lower rungs do not result in a satisfactory conclusion.
  15. Having a hard time wrapping my head around why an ex-ICU RN would be unable to formulate a handful of reasons for difficulties between RNs and PAs/NPs and a few effective strategies for managing this conflict. Emphasis upon effective, because while your ideas so far might work for some providers, it sounds like your execution has been so terrible that you've doomed yourself to failure. And how exactly are you going to receive reasonable advice on a PA forum, especially this PA forum, especially with the attitudes that you are projecting here? Seriously, I think they can smell you a mile away.
  16. Don't take the bait ya'll, let these guys have their forum.
  17. Always watch out for the guy who talks in slippery slopes 95% of the time.
  18. mcclane

    Pay Disparity

    Have you seen what good plumbers, etc make these days?
  19. https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2019/08/how-to-help-physicians-end-maintenance-of-certification-nationwide.html
  20. It comes and goes here, too. Generally, the RNs / NPs get tired and fizzle out because the conversations are the same year after year and the PA students move on to forums dedicated to clinical topics (or nowhere at all).
  21. The original story here seems to be changing quite a bit over time as the inflammatory nature of it is sparking continued investigation and interest. At play, in part, is possibly a translation issue, and intentionally inflammatory phrasing by pseudo-news outlets. It seems likely that neither euthanasia nor physician assisted suicide occurred here. The individual stopped eating and drinking and a decision was made not to pursue force feeding.
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