Role of nurse in assisted living?
- 0Jun 1, '12 by hotflashionI'm working in assisted living. The actual education I am receiving on the job can be described as piecemeal, on the fly, in the form of "Oh, and you have to do this..." (blabber, blabber, blabber). Does anyone know of any comprehensive formal education on the role of the nurse in Massachusetts assisted living facilities? I know what the reg is, I plan to slog my way through it, but I'm hoping for something more. I've found Mass-ALFA and they have a 90 minute video for $99 but I'd like to find out if there's anything else available.
- 0Jun 18, '12 by hotflashionI'm still looking for someone who can give me the skinny on the role of the nurse in assisted living. Any info on courses? Organizations? i.e., what is the best organization to join? I'm particularly interested in dementia, so am interested to hear about any specialized programs, classes offered, as well as specific book recommendations.
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I'm looking for anything that will help me move along a little faster in understanding how care/services are delivered in this setting.Last edit by hotflashion on Jun 18, '12 : Reason: spelling correction
- 0Jun 26, '12 by HA_LPNWe can't give injection, no IV's, trach, wound care or gtube since it's assisted living you don't get a lot of hand on clinical experience. Of course you still have to assess the resident if they complaint about any issues, than depend on their condition you can send them to the hospital via ambulance, have their family bring them to the dr or if they on service with vna than they can come and assess the patient as well. Also maybe different depend on the asl
- 0Sep 29, '12 by MelilemWorking in assisted living is considered unskilled nursing. My first job out of school was assisted living and i LOVED it, I got to spend a lot of quality time with the elderly which i enjoy. My supervisor encouraged me to leave and get a skilled nursing job though. My duties included passing meds, supervision of aids, calling the Dr on the patient's chart whenever someone got sick and reporting my assessment... monthly weights, making sure they made it to meals. There is really no extra training needed.