SuesquatchRN 47,949 Views
Joined Jan 26, '06 - from 'empty'.
Posts: 13,197 (46% Liked)
The Hardest part of the LTC med pass for me always was running to the supply closet when I found the empty bottle of test strips, ... then to replace the tylenol bottle with 1 tab in it, etc., etc......:selfbonk:
I like LTC. Don't love it but like it. I hated being a floor nurse there but then, I hated that in the hospital, too. I am now doing hospice, visiting, and love it. Lots of freedom, lots of autonomy, and no MDs changing orders every 30 seconds.
It depends to a degree on your state. I started in NY and LTC was very tightly watched by the gov't so the corner-cutting I see here in TX, where they have actually outsourced a lot of survey, wasn't possible. But it's hard, wherever you are.
Seriously. Only when men started becoming nurses were we permitted to stop dressing like nuns. Now RNs are supposed to start dressing like Student Nurses/orderlies again, go figure.
Oh girl if it means that much to you!
Will see what is in my old bedroom closet back at my parent's house. Failing that am sure lots of friends still have theirs chucked into some closet somewhere.
Whatdoya want? St. Vincent's (no stripe), College of Staten Island (stripe), Wagner College (stripe), maybe even can scrounge up a Hunter-Bellevue (stripe). Choice is yours, knock yourself out!
I didn't get a cap or a stripe. And I want one.
You tell the nurse that you need to get up because the cows got out. See? Yonder beyond the crick!
If you keep falling because you keep forgetting that you can't walk and need to pee and have a Foley you might have a problem.
If you and the wife leave to go to Walmart and are intercepted by the RCMP because you overshot the mark by 100 miles, you may both have a problem.
If you crack up the car before you get out of the garage and think the tow guy is trying to steal it, you may have a problem.
If you are on the dementia unit and are looking for your car and are told it's in the parking lot and decide you have yet another car, you might have a problem.
If you have been looking for your purse for six months and accuse everyone you see of stealing it, you might have a problem.
Diuretics aren't generally given in the evening. Needing to pee constantly harshes the patient's night's sleep.
....i feel your rant BUT i can honestly say i have NEVER felt like that toward a PT family...never...no matter how much they call and check or pop in at the work site.......
The online program has all the accreditation of the brick and mortar school.
I'm starting in March, too.
It is a proven fact that abortion affects women emotionally for a very long time.
It hurts to be accused of neglect, particularly when it isn't true.
I agree WHOLE-HEARTEDLY that Narcan should not be used on an actively dying patient but it is good to have it nearby for the same reasons we do of what we do......the families.
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