what can you say - page 5

Howdy yall from deep in the heat of texas I will never understand nursing homes or nursing home nurses. After another lovely weekend with sick people, trauma of all sorts. psych... Read More

  1. by   teeituptom
    Quote from TheCommuter
    A person does not need the title of "RN" in order to provide competent nursing care. I know what is being implied, and it is disgusting. LPNs/LVNs are not merely "attendants" at nursing homes. I am employed at a nursing home, and I am certainly a nurse.

    Although this thread is old, I felt obligated to respond.
    must be 5 to 6 yrs old, didnt even know they kept them that long
  2. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from teeituptom
    must be 5 to 6 yrs old, didnt even know they kept them that long
    LOL ...Lots of threads get lost in Allnurses.com cyberspace.
  3. by   bigsyis
    In our area it was "get anybody that might require more than the basic attention out of the NH and into the ER for the weekend (or holiday.)" Several times the pts were evaluated and returned to their facility only to have them returned to us before our 12 hr shift was over!:smackingf
    That not only PO'ed all of us, but the MDs were really gnashing their teeth, and the same EMS crews that transported them the first time were alternately resigned and resentful at being manipulated in such a way. It was from them that we learned that the staff was significantly reduced because of the weekend or holiday. One of our MDs even reported the abuse to Medicare, but nothing ever came of it.
  4. by   teeituptom
    Nursing homes are what they are. Cant really say much else
  5. by   teeituptom
    Nursing homes never change

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