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One thing for sure about the catheter insertion--hardware is not an issue---it's all about software.


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Acquainted,yes----inured? I don't think so. The mere mention of that 'C' word sends me a whiter shade of pale.
I got the constant impression--when I had a catheter fitted,that someone was taking the piss out of me.

There are worse "C" words than catheter! and it isn't Carl.


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April GHI is my medical coverage(Group Health Insurance)They're great for operations but their drugs are very expensive with that coverage. If I need pain killers NYC has the best street corners for eveything from chicken on a stick to a DVD copy of Rob Zombie's Halloween movie. Although this a forum for John meeting a RN  has been a pleasure and I've learned alot. Robbie

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I work for the National Institutes of Health -- we are a federal research facility and don't deal with insurance.  You do have to qualify for a study in order to gain admission.  Most of our work is done outside of these walls though -- we give many millions of dollars in grants to research facilities both here and abroad.  I have an administrative position now, and don't have direct patient care.  I miss it sometimes, but the shift work was a killer.


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One thing for sure about the catheter insertion--hardware is not an issue---it's all about software.


OK, I'm gonna remember that line forever, for a myriad of reasons.  Too bad I'm not doing patient care anymore ... or maybe not

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Impressed April, NIH!  Can you help me get funding for nanotube induced granuloma in the murine model?  Less fun than stiff catheters in soft places, but oh well.....

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Well, db, unless it's submitted to the Nat'l Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, I have no influence ... and even then I still don't .  I review clinical trials for their clinical implications/patient safety after they are scored and slated to be funded on concept to make sure they don't have any serious problems.  On the totem pole of them that's got the power, I'm not just at the bottom, I'm not even on the doggone thing.  Actually, I kinda like it that way.

I'd love to hear more about your research.

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...well April, it really isn't that interesting yet, it is part of something that I need to do in order to complete my fellowship in pulmonary and critical care...I'd much rather be in the unit titrating 17 drips, a transvenous pacer, intubating and managing the vent (which is why I said the anesthesiologist better have taken good care of Johan's cords)....

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Ooh, DB - a fellow adrenaline junkie!  Part of what I do is critical care of pregnant women.  Swans and art lines and catheters - oh my!!


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The transvenous pacer smarts when it's finally removed,too.
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Dang, you were awake for that?  I can't imagine how weird that must've been.

Pacers and art lines and IVs and catheters and monitors and vents ... talk about wired for sound.  The removal of each one is an event though, at least to the patients!

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Oh my, all this talk of insertions and removals...I need to brush up on my Latin.

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Goddess, for me, the act of baby catching and anything pertaining to that event itself is most definitely a practice of avoidance .  But, I worked NICU once upon a time....

So I guess here is the "Healthcare Providers for Wetton" section.
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