NewFNP's clinic so rarely prescribes scheduled drugs that newFNP always feels a little hesitant to write for them. Of course, there are exceptions to this, but these exceptions tend to occur in established patients with acute pain or anxiety or what-have-you.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
NewFNP returned from a quick yet lovely weekend trip to a nearby vacation island and was welcomed back to the clinic with a gloriously light day. Eighteen patients, two of whom were 'productivity boosters', a phrase newFNP has coined to describe patients for whom one signs a superbill yet who require minimal care, such as vaccine visits or family planning counseling visits.
Posted by newFNP at 7:06 PM
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
NewFNP just received an apology e-mail from the offending doctor.
Posted by newFNP at 7:57 PM
Oh, how the tide changes from one day to the next. Yesterday, newFNP was busy as hell, yet she didn't feel as though she had been crushed by a wooly mammoth when she returned home. In fact, as readers may recall, she actually felt wonderful.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
It would have been easy for newFNP to just blow off the attitude of the almost thirteen-year old obese boy who begrudgingly attended his well child visit with his mom today. Eyes steadfastly examining a single spot in the floor, his 213-pound frame turned away from his mom and from newFNP, he initially refused to respond to newFNP's questions or to his mom's exasperated pleas for the responses.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Yesterday afternoon, as newFNP looked at the pregnant seventh grader sitting across the room from her, she searched her eyes for a glint of fear, of recognition of the gravity of her gravid situation, and for a seed of doubt that would allow newFNP to introduce the topics of abortion or adoption. She struck out. She brought them up anyway.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
NewFNP walked into clinic Tuesday - a different site from where she usually works - and her MA asked her to please take a gander at the little girl in room 3 with a rash.
Sunday, March 09, 2008
If there is one thing to which newFNP is sensitive, it is to the discussion of acne.
Thursday, March 06, 2008
School avoidance is a universal phenomenon. Say, for instance, you are a student at a very fancy, very name-brand nursing school and you are about to graduate and you have a horrible coma-inducing class from 5-7 PM on Thursdays. That situation is a perfect set-up for school avoidance!! Not that newFNP ever found herself in such a situation - she's just sayin!
Monday, March 03, 2008
NewFNP has recently begun to wonder more and more -- is she part of the solution or part of the problem?
Saturday, March 01, 2008
There are aspects of any new NP's experience that are less than savory. These may include the retrieval of a malodorous weeks-old feminine hygiene product from a vagina, the careful examination of moist fungal foot lesions or the olfactory assault during the always enjoyable abscess incision and drainage.