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I AM NOT AN ATTORNEY; I am a nurse. If anyone seeks a NURSE'S VIEW with an "old school" approach to patient care, I will go to great lengths to assist them. I was trained that mistakes can be avoided by a cautious approach to patient care. To prevent any errors the patient must come first. I CANNOT provide legal advice, but if I cannot guide a client in the right direction I will search out an answer for them. I have a strong background in pharmacology along with a working knowledge of hospitals,namely medical surgical units, including cardiac units; also outpatient internal medicine clinics; I have maintained excellent working relationships with physicians, and this can prevent many simple errors. I have some limited experience in Nursing Homes and rehab units where, unfortunately, many medical and healthcare errors occur due to under-staffing. I own many reference books which are up-to-date on procedures, treatments and pharmaceuticals (drugs). NOTE: I do not possess any operating room experience.

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As a nurse, I bring a strong background in pharmacology along with a working knowledge of hospitals, medical surgical units, including telemetry and cardiac units; some limited experience in Nursing Facilities. I possess an "old school" approach to patient care, in that mistakes are avoided by careful planning, and putting your patient first. I own many reference books which are up-to-date on procedures, treatments and pharmaceuticals (drugs).


Nursing school with diploma; Dean's List in college. 20-plus years nursing in general hospitals, med/surgical, cardiology; also nursing facilities, home health and rehabilitation centers. Additional continuing ed courses in Pharmacology. In recent years employed by psychologists to assist in preparation of Psychological Profiles for Social Security Disability Determination.

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Dean's List in college. Haven taken many continuing education classes specializing in cardiac and respiratory care as well as pharmacology.

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Rick10/31/16101010Nurse Patty, Thanks for the frank response .....
SKUMAR IYER07/27/141010Excellent. The expert has very clearly answered .....

Recent Answers from Patricia M

2016-04-08 Pain After Injection:

Arnold I found your question in my queue. Maybe I didn't answer it. If so, I'm very sorry. Anyway, cefuroxime is a cephalosporin antibiotic which should only be given mixed with lidocaine as a local anesthetic

2016-04-07 Pain After Injection:

Arnold could you give me the names of the drugs you got by injection? There are several meds that can cause long term pain or irritation in the muscle or tissues. That would help me.  Thanks!

2014-07-26 Effects of Eilesy Medicine Abused:

 I wanted to let you know that I've given your question a great deal of fault, and some research and as a nurse and from a nurses standpoint, there's not a whole lot that I can really say that a physician

2012-04-10 admin error:

Kyle,  It is NOT acceptable medical practice to lose records of any type, even immunizations. There is no excuse for them losing any records. I can tell you that much, however, I am not a legal authority

2011-09-27 released after eye surgery still under anesthesia:

Abe,  Thanks for replying. A torn retina is certainly a medical and visual emergency. Left untreated it can cause permanent blindness. You probably know that. I'm concerned that your wife saw you "bent


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