LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)

LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON) is the place for long term care directors of nursing and assistant directors of nursing to discuss the life of the LTC DON/ADON. LTC nursing poses unique challenges: how to provide quality medical care to an often fragile population in what is now their home. So, how do you do it?

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  1. Nursing Home VS. Assisted Living
    by quicksoapy Apr 14
    2
    quicksoapy
  2. Just accepted Unit Manager Position with no LTC experience....
    by virgojd Feb 25
    9
    twinsmom788
  3. Federal Regulations for Nursing Homes
    by OvertimeMom Sep 8, '13
    6
    twinsmom788
  4. New ADON
    by june2009 Apr 10
    1
    CapeCodMermaid
  5. Documentation
    by miccay Apr 4
    4
    CapeCodMermaid
  6. RNs vs LPNs
    by CapeCodMermaid Jul 12, '13
    17
    mds1
  7. ADON ready for promotion?
    by GulfcoastFLRN Mar 26
    8
    NurseGuyBri
  8. Wrong patient. Wrong narcotic.
    by chavezm1109 Mar 29
    8
    NurseGuyBri
  9. Management of Personalities Question
    by NurseGuyBri Mar 29
    5
    NurseGuyBri
  10. DON: Do you hire nurses with misdemeanors?
    by SuzieVN Mar 31, '13
    9
    twinsmom788
  11. How to get ready for Survey?
    by mikijam03 Nov 20, '13
    2
    twinsmom788
  12. DONS q on hiring turnaround for SDC
    by Kitty Hawk Mar 12
    8
    NurseGuyBri
  13. FRI or No FRI?
    by DHawkinsrn Mar 21
    9
    NurseGuyBri
  14. What is your nurse/patient ratio?
    by GulfcoastFLRN Mar 24
    3
    NurseGuyBri
  15. Accepted DON Position!
    by DHawkinsrn Feb 24
    15
    DHawkinsrn
  16. ADON On-Call, Med-carts, and Comp Time
    by bmcqueen Jan 8, '13
    10
    NurseGuyBri
  17. Meds for personal care home
    by adamsmom2 Sep 27, '12
    1
    DPRN
  18. Any "games" for CNA's to encourage teamwork
    by diamondsragurls May 16, '13
    11
    LTCRN4LIFE
  19. FMLA
    by CapeCodMermaid Feb 22
    3
    Nascar nurse
  20. EMR
    EMR
    by LTCRN4LIFE Feb 22
  21. Rant: Staffing issues & coverage for call outs
    by pinkiepieRN Jan 18
    8
    Havin' A Party!
  22. Geriatics is my Passion.. How do I get into this field ?
    by DixieGrace Feb 11
    5
    Sam J.
  23. Doesn't It Make You Want To Scream, Part 3
    by CapeCodMermaid Feb 4
    8
    ktwlpn
  24. Coumadin protocol
    by CapeCodMermaid Dec 16, '13
    8
    CapeCodMermaid
  25. PICC and Portable X-Ray Billing
    by Asystole RN Feb 4
    5
    Sam J.
  26. 8 hr vs 12 hr shift
    by RNinIN Feb 1
    9
    RNinIN
  27. New nurse with LTC experience terminated from med surg floor
    by LTCnurse11 Nov 16, '12
    11
    LadyFree28
  28. How could a DON not know?
    by Kitty Hawk Jan 3
    10
    RNinIN
  29. Trach MAR
    by TiffanyRN!! Jan 26
    7
    Sam J.
  30. My first survey as ADON during noro outbreak!!
    by Milehighnurse Jan 15
    8
    Sam J.
  31. GNA staffing, retention and burn-out
    by pinkiepieRN Jan 30
    5
    pinkiepieRN
  32. Shift Round Checklist
    by kekecruiser Jan 24, '13
    6
    LovinthislifeRN
  33. white board
    by nrsbetrn Jan 21
    3
    LTCRN4LIFE
  34. 4 Steps for Beating DON Burnout
    by ldcarter Jan 16
  35. Polypharmacy reduction strategy implementation
    by Milehighnurse Dec 31, '13
    4
    rn360_
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