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. Wrong patient. Wrong narcotic.
    by chavezm1109 Mar 29
    8
    NurseGuyBri
  2. How to get ready for Survey?
    by mikijam03 Nov 20, '13
    2
    twinsmom788
  3. DONS q on hiring turnaround for SDC
    by Kitty Hawk Mar 12
    8
    NurseGuyBri
  4. Accepted DON Position!
    by DHawkinsrn Feb 24
    15
    DHawkinsrn
  5. ADON On-Call, Med-carts, and Comp Time
    by bmcqueen Jan 8, '13
    10
    NurseGuyBri
  6. Meds for personal care home
    by adamsmom2 Sep 27, '12
    1
    DPRN
  7. Any "games" for CNA's to encourage teamwork
    by diamondsragurls May 16, '13
    11
    LTCRN4LIFE
  8. EMR
    EMR
    by LTCRN4LIFE Feb 22
  9. Rant: Staffing issues & coverage for call outs
    by pinkiepieRN Jan 18
    8
    Havin' A Party!
  10. Geriatics is my Passion.. How do I get into this field ?
    by DixieGrace Feb 11
    5
    Sam J.
  11. Doesn't It Make You Want To Scream, Part 3
    by CapeCodMermaid Feb 4
    8
    ktwlpn
  12. Coumadin protocol
    by CapeCodMermaid Dec 16, '13
    8
    CapeCodMermaid
  13. PICC and Portable X-Ray Billing
    by Asystole RN Feb 4
    5
    Sam J.
  14. 8 hr vs 12 hr shift
    by RNinIN Feb 1
    9
    RNinIN
  15. New nurse with LTC experience terminated from med surg floor
    by LTCnurse11 Nov 16, '12
    11
    LadyFree28
  16. How could a DON not know?
    by Kitty Hawk Jan 3
    10
    RNinIN
  17. Trach MAR
    by TiffanyRN!! Jan 26
    7
    Sam J.
  18. My first survey as ADON during noro outbreak!!
    by Milehighnurse Jan 15
    8
    Sam J.
  19. GNA staffing, retention and burn-out
    by pinkiepieRN Jan 30
    5
    pinkiepieRN
  20. Shift Round Checklist
    by kekecruiser Jan 24, '13
    6
    LovinthislifeRN
  21. white board
    by nrsbetrn Jan 21
    3
    LTCRN4LIFE
  22. 4 Steps for Beating DON Burnout
    by ldcarter Jan 16
  23. Polypharmacy reduction strategy implementation
    by Milehighnurse Dec 31, '13
    4
    rn360_
  24. Falls QM Report
    by g8torlpn69 Jan 15
  25. New don seeking advice from experienced don's
    by KellyRN2013 Dec 9, '13
    9
    Nascar nurse
  26. First DON job!
    by savoytruffle Jan 12
    2
    savoytruffle
  27. Meeting outlines
    by quicksoapy Dec 31, '13
    3
    rn360_
  28. Just had our survey!!!
    by AlleeBooRN Dec 12, '13
    6
    ncarranza
  29. Just Rude!
    by CapeCodMermaid Jan 7
    6
    DHawkinsrn
  30. Census
    by quicksoapy Dec 26, '13
    3
    nancyjean68
  31. Wound Care Nurse Inservices
    by iqtpa2t2 Dec 29, '13
    2
    lswehla
  32. Long Term Care Policies and Procedures
    by lovesduckdynasty Dec 24, '13
    2
  33. Infection control logs
    by 4668 Jan 31, '11
    13
    hali
  34. Should I take a job at a failing facility?
    by HeyHeyitsMaay Dec 1, '13
    8
    DHawkinsrn
  35. Terminating
    by EmeraldCoastRX Nov 22, '13
    12
    miasmom
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