I currently work at a LTC/SNF Nursing Home. I enjoy my job, co-workers, and patients.
But the huge work load, nurse/patient ratio, and the "never ending" med pass, is pretty overwhelming at times.
I would like to know what EXACTLY
is involved in A L nsg. As we all know the "devil is in the deets"
.. Especially when it comes to nsg. Please lay out the duties of the nurse as she/he goes about her/his day.
Share what you like and don't like about A L nursing? I've heard they may use "Med Techs" to do the med passes and that the LVN/LPNs do administrative work, nursing care plans
, and supervise support staff. Is this true? How advanced do your computer skills need to be? Please fill me in. Remember lots of details. All ideas welcome.
Bottom Line is please give me the "Assisted Living Nursing 101" or the "Assisted Living Nursing for Dummies" versions of the LVN/LPNs job description. Also any good Nursing books
or resources you know of would help too. How does the pay differ? THANK YOU NURSES! YOU ROCK:heartbeat
Jul 12, '11
I am an LPN working at an ALF that uses only LPN's and not med techs. I pass meds to 15-30 people all based on which shift I work. The treatments are very minor like skin tears and if anything beyond that then a wound care nurse comes in from the outside and do those things. I supervise staff that works with the residents ranging from 4-8 people all based on which shift. Incident reports if the resident is found on the floor or with a skin tear. Chart in the LNS book which resident had treatment done, receive oxygen during my shift or sleeps with a CPAP on my shift. Their are no IV fluids to be concerned about and if they have a foley it is for a very short while. Drama can be anywhere but you usually have a much smaller staff at ALF than LTF. If an ER arise than you send them out to the hospital do all the necessary paperwork as normal. This is what I do and the pay is not bad at all.I hope this is a help.
Last edit by idobelieve on Jul 12, '11
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