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Joined: 07-24-2001
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  • SCI-Nurse
    replied to Testosterone troubles
    in Care
    I think PCPs are great. It would be up to the PCP if he would handle testosterone replacement. But always another option. CWO
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  • No reason that they can't do both. I also frequently direct people from the FB page to this site for health-related questions. I don't think it is appropriate for the SCI-Nurses, who Wise recruited to be moderators here, to be doing this on FB, which has much less privacy, and doesn't share the information...
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  • SCI-Nurse
    replied to Testosterone troubles
    in Care
    Maybe..They say 15 months but .. if you quit your job as a nurse and did nothing else in life. And they make you do a paper. And to quit practicing as a nurse. I really don’t recommend, unless already has a lot of experience. But, good to hear the NP answered your questions and concerns. I just...
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  • SCI-Nurse
    replied to alternative for wet ones when cathing
    in Care
    I get facial wipes( make up remover etc) from Walmart or Dollar Tree . Some have mild cleansing agent which could be used . I use for Covid-19 and add alcohol in some and chlorox in others and label. You might try more medical supply places. I ordered masks and gloves from Amazon over 2 months ago and...
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  • SCI-Nurse
    replied to alternative for wet ones when cathing
    in Care
    I have been able to find facial wipes at Walmart/Dollar Tree for removing makeup that has a mild soap and sometimes a mild antiseptic. Just needs to be mild, no irritating . For Covid-19-I put 70% alcohol in mix up and then I have my Covid-19 wipes ready or chlorox to Really disinfect. CWO
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  • Nifedipine was discontinued for short term use . The PVA guideline is in revision. The VA Stopped dispensing purchasing and only medicine can order and has to justify. Nitropaste is the first line and then hydralazine if needed more or a similiar medication. The best intervention is to prevent triggers...
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  • The problem with dibenzyline is that it is slow acting...so not very good for use for those having an acute AD episode. Nifedipine is still the drug of choice for most practictioners for this, followed by nitroglycerine paste. I would suggest you share the clinical practice guideline on AD management...
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  • SCI-Nurse
    replied to Husband hit by a car
    Did your husband have an inpatient acute rehab stay? If so, where? Was his physician a physiatrist? Were the nurses CRRNs? Many of your concerns should have been addressed in a good rehab inpatient program, or at least followed up in an outpatient SCI rehab program that includes care from a physiatrist,...
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    Last edited by SCI-Nurse; 06-04-2020, 04:03 PM.

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  • The E&J Shower chair was the standard for many years, but E&J stopped making them years ago and they were sold their design to a different company (Graham-Field) who made a lot of changes in the quality of the product. We stopped buying them around 2000. They also do not work well for travel....
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  • SCI-Nurse
    replied to Cheelcare Companion?
    Found this video on Youtube:

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  • SCI-Nurse
    replied to Bowel Care Management Change
    in Care
    If you have been using a Fleets on your bowels for a long time, your bowel may not work without an that enema. We never use this first line. We use it as a rescue, if abdomen is distended and bp results not good.
    Enemeez is better for you than magic bullet. You can start with one Enemeez and...
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  • SCI-Nurse
    replied to intermittent, clear, frequent urine
    in Care
    Clear urine is not an issue. DM 2 urine is not necessarily clear. Frequent urination is not noticed by a lot of patients and some people deny it and the thirst. The more water you drink, the more clear your urine will be ( most people). With an SCI and bladder issues, it is really hard to go by that....
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  • SCI-Nurse
    replied to Testosterone troubles
    in Care
    What was your blood level? Dosing is based on that.
    Well it takes more than an 18 month online degree to become an NP and they must have 500 hours to complete program and to take the NP exam. The NP can work under any agreement with the urologist but the patient can ask to see the urologist or...
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  • SCI-Nurse
    replied to Two urgent urology questions.
    in Care
    Is it MRSA ? Ellura is a cranberry derivative pill prevention. D- Mannose or Methenamine would be worth a try. Fosfomycin is an IV antibiotic and recommend have sensitivity checked for Minocycline but if MRSA then doubtful. And it is nothing you have done, that is why they are called smart bugs, there...
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  • SCI-Nurse
    replied to New here. Stubborn staph UTI
    in Care
    We never prescribe less than 7 days but with the C. diff he was just being cautious. Hopefully 10 days will do it. If you were symptomatic then that is fine. If doesn't treat then you might have prostatitis or kidney/bladder stone that is keeping you from clearing.
    CWO
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  • SCI-Nurse
    replied to Quad suppository in commode?
    in Care
    Sometimes the suppository takes longer but, you could always eat, go to toilet put suppository in and have some nice warm/hot whatever with breakfast and maybe have some more while waiting for action. I admire your quest for total independence! You might have to try different things to get the right...
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  • SCI-Nurse
    replied to Two urgent urology questions.
    in Care
    I guess my idea of a vaccine is a shot once a year or less. URO vaxom is a pill you take for 3 months, consists of 18 uropathogenic strains. Studies showed modest success. It is marketed in Europe and Canada. I have never seen it used here and never read studies for SCI. E. coli has several options-...
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  • It is all the fluoroquinolones- those ending (generic) in floxacin. Cipro was used more commonly and in most reports. Symptoms-Abrupt onset of pain, with swelling, tenderness, warmth or redness over tendinopathic sites-90% achilles tendon. It is not a common occurrence. I personally have never seen...
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  • SCI-Nurse
    replied to Last Movie You Watched?
    I watched "The Painter and the Thief", an intriguing documentary about the strange relationship developed between a Norwegian artist and the man who stole two of her best known paintings.


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  • Do you have a close family member or friend who you would trust to manage your financial affairs? If so, you can give them a limited power of attorney (best drawn up by an attorney). Limited puts limits on what they can do. This does not give them power of attorney of the person, which would apply for...
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