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Brett Groneman
Works at Riverton Hospital - Intermountain Healthcare
Attended University of Utah
Lives in Saratoga Springs, UT
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Clinical Informatics Analyst RN
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Nursing Informatics, Acute care nursing, Critical care nursing
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  • Riverton Hospital - Intermountain Healthcare
    Clinical Informatics Analyst RN, 2014 - present
  • Adult ICU - Utah Valley Regional Medical Center
    Registered Nurse, 2009 - 2014
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Tingewick, England - Dale City, VA - Orem, UT - American Fork, UT - Cedar Hills, UT - Provo, UT - North Carolina - Highland, UT
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Still looking for Waldo
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Husband.  Dad.  Informatics nurse.  Indifferent mostly.  Adamant rarely.
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I was accepted to Duke University's Nursing Informatics program for 2012! I turned them down for the U of U.
Education
  • University of Utah
    Master's of Science - Nursing Informatics, 2012 - 2014
  • BYUI
    BSN, 2010 - 2011
  • UVU
    ASN, 2005 - 2009
  • BYUI
    Computer Science, 2002 - 2002
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+Kim Groneman I think you would find this interesting.  At least +Katie Groneman and I did.  It's a video of the "really slow speed of light" -- which is obviously fast, but if you had a camera "looking" back as you traveled away from the sun, this is what it would look like, which kind of seems slow in a way.

1.  No, I haven't watched this whole thing
2.  No, I don't intend to either -- you get enough in the first few minutes (and then I skipped to the 8 minute mark to watch the Earth fly-by.
3.  I also realize that if this were an actual camera traveling at the actual speed of light, the camera wouldn't actually be recording anything.  I'm willing to look beyond that detail.
4.  They have their shadows on the planets very wrong -- maybe they didn't understand where the light source was coming from.  But again, a camera at the speed of light wouldn't see it anything like that anyway.
5.  Space has a ... great sound-track at super high speeds.
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That's pretty cool Brent - I like that "Mine Craft World" is included.
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Peanut Flour Dosing
Since each week she goes back for an "escalation" dose of this peanut protein, and since the end-goal is for her to be eating 24 peanuts at a time to "graduate" from this program, of course that means that eventually she'd have to come off of the liquid syr...
Since each week she goes back for an "escalation" dose of this peanut protein, and since the end-goal is for her to be eating 24 peanuts at a time to "graduate" from this program, of course that means that eventually she'd ha...
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So much relief to have progress in that regard being made.!! Seriously!
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Katie made a Hobbes and I made some wood blocks for Christmas. I'm pretty happy with how both turned out. 
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+Chad Groneman One of my biggest complaints about G+ is that if you are looking at the "All" tab, sometimes stuff gets left out.  OTOH, if I look at my "Family" or "Immediate Family" circle tabs, everything seems to be there.  For what it's worth.  I use G+ for JUST family stuff now, I use Facebook for friends, etc.  I have one circle that has everyone I'm related to in it.  I have three other circles that are subsets of my family circle:  Immediate Family, Haslem Family, Groneman Family.
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If you think we're a little nutty about this #peanutallergy  problem, you're right.  
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That is what we have been doing for quite a while already, +Kim Groneman .  No chances there.
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This is my first year at a job that doesn't require me to work on Thanksgiving or Christmas.  I'm very thankful for my good job -- but I've been thinking about the ICU staff (and others) who worked on Thanksgiving, will be working Christmas morning, and who are working right now when they would really like to be with their families.  I know there are plenty of others who also have responsibilities that take them away from family on days like today -- but a thank you to the few docs and many nurses who are taking care of patients over these holidays rather than being where you really want to be.  There are some good people out there in the healthcare world.  Thanks for doing what you do, and being there for those who need you. I hope you all have a good Christmas with however you adjusted the traditional schedule to make it happen.  Merry Christmas y'all.
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First day of peanut allergy treatment: I never knew we'd be making such a big deal about eating so little of a peanut...
No, seriously, I did the math -- and that's it.  Given that the average peanut is 0.95 grams (or that's what this clinic is using as their official "average"), that means that Thursday was all about consuming a total of 7.6/1...
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No problems. She didn't react at all that we noticed. 
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2:30 - 3:30 am (and beyond?): An excellent time to wake up and sing and babble for a one-year-old of mine. He didn't ask for my opinion about the timing -- but hey, he's cute, so we'll let it slide. 
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I guess he must have had a good dream and just had to share.
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On a February night in Utah at 10 pm, I should not be able to walk outside and see squash bugs crawling around on the ground in 61° weather.

Winter isn't doing it's job right.
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No flashlight -- just a back yard light. I was rinsing out water barrels to refill them. 8 - 11pm is often the only time to get to-do-list stuff done with work and then putting little people to bed. 
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Good luck on the NCLEX tomorrow "Auntie Buff" +Breanna Groneman!
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Good job Breanna! Very impressive! I was just about to comment on this to get the update from you. I told you you would do fine. Now you get to watch the DOPL website until you finally get your official license. And now you can finally relax; the best part of all. Except for maybe the pay raise.
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Witness to Success
In this peanut oral immunotherapy program, we go back every week to "escalate" the dose a bit more. I (Brett) got to go today. There was a 10-year-old girl there who officially "graduated" while we were there. They've driven for 2 1/2 ho urs each way every ...
In this peanut oral immunotherapy program, we go back every week to "escalate" the dose a bit more. I (Brett) got to go today. There was a 10-year-old girl there who officially "graduated" while we were there. They've driven ...
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There's a light at the end of that no so long tunnel.   What's also probably good about it is that even before she graduates, if she accidentally gets exposed, she probably won't have as bad a reaction as she would have.
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In honor of the holidays and the good food this time of year.

Merry Christmas everyone!

http://flowingdata.com/2008/09/19/pie-i-have-eaten-and-pie-i-have-not-eaten/
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I like pie.
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Journaling my daughter's peanut allergy treatment. Or to add more drama to it, yes, we plan on intentionally giving my child the very substance that could kill her, in order to prevent it from killing her.
I say day zero, because while we went to the clinic today, we didn't actually start the treatment.  Today was an education day to prepare for the rare opportunity we are about to experience in treating our daughter for her al...
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Good volunteering Buff!  Enjoy those Calvin smiles.
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We're currently in the process of buying a house through them. Justin Schauers is our agent, and I've got nothing but good to say about him. He has been absolutely fantastic in the entire process. It's crazy how readily available he's been with our every request to see different houses. As I'm writing this, we're at the stage where we found a house, and our offer has been accepted, and now we just do all of the other pre-closing stuff. If there happens to be anything that they do mess up out of gross negligence, I'll be back to update this review. Lets just say that I'm not expecting anything to go wrong. Also, you should know that I've reviewed a hand-full of businesses here on Google. You can look at my reviews if you want. People who rate everything 5 stars or 1 star bother me. Even if I really like the business, I rarely give a 5/5 star rating. This is one of those rare places that I think deserves it. I can't speak for anyone else in the company because I don't know them, but Justin Schauers has been absolutely great to us. Ask for Justin. [update March 2014] First, a disclaimer: Nobody at Home Basics (or anywhere) solicited this update to my review here. This is just me talking. Even a couple of years after we bought our house through them, and the "transaction" is done, we continue to be impressed by them. I happen to be connected to Justin on Facebook (Certainly not a requirement to do business with them, FYI) and after our baby was born recently, they sent us a congrats card with a free pizza coupon and a free redbox movie code. No big deal, but it was nice. That's just one example. Years out from the purchase, I'm still happy with the home-buying process with them. And these "extras" are not necessary, but it just shows the personalized attention they give. Again, props to Home Basics, and Justin Schauers specifically.
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reviewed a year ago
We went there for my birthday because I somehow got on their “Mail a free meal coupon for your birthday” list. I’ll stand by my previously written review. There’s a poor food quality-to-price ratio (As in, you need to decrease prices, not necessarily increase food quality) even with a free birthday meal coupon. We did the salad bar and abundant-meat-delivery-service for $21 each (See the photos for the actual price tag). We got 2 of those. We had water to drink. The total price tag without the free birthday meal coupon would have been $55.20, FYI. Oh yeah – and while I’m reminded of it – no, I did not have them sing pseudo-enthusiastically to me for my birthday. I just kept it quiet on that issue (You’re welcome other customers). I really wish restaurants would stop with this practice. Nobody likes it and Tucanos is over-the-top with it. As a note to management: it’s not the employee’s fault that they can’t maintain a true enthusiasm over a stranger’s birthday when they’re forced to do it over and over and over and over and over and... Please stop. We (the customers) hate having our conversations interrupted again and again. The employees must hate it too. Just stop the madness. My biggest complaint about this visit was the somewhat shady billing of the food. To their credit, when they brought us the checks, they did quickly say that because it was a party of more than 6, an 18% gratuity was automatically added. First of all, “Gratuity” is not your right to automatically add to my bill. Stick it in the price of the food and then say “Please don’t leave a gratuity” if you’d like, but I don’t believe you should ever be able to automatically add “Gratuity.” My other complaint with this is that with such a noisy restaurant, it would be easy to miss the brief announcement that they automatically added an 18% gratuity. Then they handed us the checks and there was *still* a place included on there asking for an additional tip and further gratuity calculations "For your convenience." It would be easy for Tucanos to do a fair amount of double-dipping as they automatically add “gratuity” and then people miss the quick announcement and then add *more* gratuity out of stupid American custom. Go elsewhere to eat. The food is fine, but the price is not worth what you get, particularly with them trying to double-dip on the gratuity front.
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First of all, I don’t know cars, but I’m impressed with them so far. I took my car in for safety/emissions testing yesterday. The exhaust system failed, and I asked them for a recommendation to fix it. He told me to go to “Rick’s Muffler” because he’s taken his cars here before for muffler work and “They only wanted $400 when the guys across the street wanted $800 for the same thing.” I took his recommendation because frankly I don’t have any other recommendations. I’m actually sitting in the lobby right now. I asked them how much it would cost to fix it; they said “Let me lift it up and tell you – it might just be a piece of pipe, or it might be the whole muffler.” A few minutes later they came back and said “Yeah, it’s just a piece of pipe rusted through. Your muffler is fine.” Impressed. They easily could have said that I needed a whole new muffler and charged me for it. Instead, he’s saying it will be about a $60 fix to cut out the old pipe and replace it with a new one. Update: The final bill was $58.77. I’ll happily recommend them to anyone in the future.
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I don't have a whole lot to say other than that they do a great job, particularly for a community style theater. The prices are a bit up there, but I suppose that's the cost of running live theater. They really do a great job.
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reviewed a year ago
I was impressed with them. Yesterday (1.8.2014) I went in to the store to get a new wiper blades. The problem with mine was that it somehow came off and I couldn't get the thing to re-attach after wrestling with it multiple times (I could get the passenger side to work but not the driver side). I was convinced a piece of plastic was broken off and I’d just need to replace the whole thing. I talked to Coby (or Colby?) who came out to look at it. He told me it wasn't broken. He wrestled with the blasted thing for a little while and finally was able to snap it back into place. I was impressed: He *could* have just said “Oh yeah, here’s the new wiper blades.” Which would have been easier for him and another sale for the business. I was impressed that he looked at the problem and just fixed it right there. He also helped me figure out fuse questions. Happy customer. I’ll be glad to go back to them when I need to again, even though there are a number of auto parts stores closer to home.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
My review here is on their service department. I've consistently taken it back to Doug Smith for service since I bought it in ~2006. From what I can tell, they seem fair and honest. They'll tell me if whatever issue is a more critical issue, or if it can wait for another 6 months or longer. And I’m no expert, but their prices seem fair, and I get the impression that they’re doing things right. My car is actually in there right now being worked on. When I get it back, I'll post details of exactly what they did to my car and how they priced it. There are other people out there who will know better than me if it's fair priced or not. Sept. 6: Dropped off my car. They said it might be done today, maybe tomorrow. In the evening, I called for an update for if it was going to be done today or not. Something in the phone system sent me to a voice mail while someone was supposedly going to check on it for me. I didn’t call back and neither did they. Sept. 7 @ 3pm – I hadn’t heard from them, so I called. They said they were not quite done but finishing up. They said the Service dept. closes at 4 and Sales closes at 7 and I could pick it up at either place. I asked if I should just plan on coming in to pick it up soon or wait for a phone call to tell me it’s done. They said they would call me when it’s done. I waited for the phone call. It never came. Sept. 7 @ 6:30 pm – Since the service dept. closed at 4 and they’ve all gone home for the weekend, I decide they must be done and I want to pick it up before Sales dept. closes. I picked it up from sales. They have a lot of “computer problems” taking my payment – which isn’t sales staff’s fault I realize. While he’s trying to charge my card, I expressed some frustration about the service dept. saying they would call me when it’s done, but not ever calling me and just going home for the weekend. The poor sales guy just didn’t seem to care probably because really, it wasn’t his fault. He didn’t apologize or respond to my complaints at all though. I dropped the issue just wanting to get out of there. When I went out to my car, my driver window was wide open. I realize there are reasons for a car service place to leave a window open, but the problem was that there had been a massive rain storm. Not a little un-notice-able storm – a front-page of KSL storm. Certainly someone noticed the storm. Certainly someone should have thought “Hey, we have customer cars out there with windows wide open.” Apparently that didn’t happen. My car was soaked. My door handle was filled with water that splashed on me when I shut the door. My shirt was wet and my butt got soaked from the rain on my chair. C’mon guys – first of all, call me when you’re done with my car like you said you would. Second of all, when the rain starts pouring down, realize that you have customer cars out there with their windows rolled down and do *something* about it. It’s not your fault there was a rain storm, but you missed a good opportunity to take care of your customers here. My prices: Front struts leaking – Labor: $329.00 Parts: $355.74 (They said that factory parts were currently cheaper than after-market, so that's what they did) Replaced 4 tires (I asked for “Medium quality/price”): 4 tires @ $98.95 each: $395.80 Labor: $59.95 Tire Tax: $4 Sales Tax: 76.98 Total: $1221.47 Now you people who know better about these things can decide for yourselves if this is fairly priced or not. If you're still reading this review -- really they're typically a great company to work with. They just happened to drop the ball on a couple of issues. Too bad they dropped the ball on the encounter I decided to write a review about. Oh well. That's how it goes. Hey Doug -- Lets fix this. Thanks.
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