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Joined May 6, '06. Posts: 411 (15% Liked) Likes: 104

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  1. Consider yourself hugged. I know the feeling. I graduate this May - I too have been dealing with the same problem here....
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. pt came in due to chest pain (9/10) ,positioning pt at supine position aggrevates the pain as reported by the so. pt also is...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. at my job we use sbar for communicating with md's. s - situation b - background a - assessment r - recommendation ...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. As a usual night shift, I was taking handover from my co-worker from previous shift. She continued her patient reporting,...
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    Article Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. I worked with a surgeon in OR who had a sense of humour and even gave these collections of hardened belly button matter a...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. If you are SURE it's a pressure derived ulcer then stage it. I would on the other hand just DESCRIBE what you see. I'm not a...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Just be sure if you make a med error, assess the patient to determine if any adverse effects, notify Dr of error. And above...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. The national statistics on the number of medication errors made every day is scary. Even with the 5 rights and doing things...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. Oh I am so happy for you! I wish you many more "good" days! Also awesome that you were actually able to remember...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. My co-workers and I were sitting at the nurse's station the other morning after a rough 12-hour shift. It was the first time...
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    Article Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Pay attention and hope you get a good orientation. Learn what you can from the nurses you orient with but don't necessarily...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. :nuke:Just as a FYI, dry off your alcohol before you poke, as alcohol converts to a sugar and will raise your blood sugar. ...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. It is not unusual to have additional visits if you are the on-call nurse. I have worked 15 hours straight on days/weekends...
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    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  14. LPNs function dually as charge nurses and floor nurses in LTCFs. Much of the time, they are the only licensed nurse in the...
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  15. I work at an ALF-101 unit facility- and most times I am the only LPN in the building. At first this was REALLY scary to me...
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  16. I can say as a CNA in the past, I knew to not interrupt my nurses. I can only pary my CNA's will know the same! I did...
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  17. I agree with TheCommuter... consider yourself lucky with 3 days of orientation. I only had two, and believe me...once you...
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  18. 3 days of LPN orientation at a nursing home for a new grad? Consider yourself blessed. 3 day orientations are the norm in...
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  19. Here are some common LTC shortcuts that are dangerous, and should be avoided at all costs... 1. Administering...
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  20. Okay, here goes. First off I would like to tell you that the times that are assigned to the meds are not usually set by the...
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  21. Well, thanks to all posters, but hold the applause, I didn't have the stomache for this job. I felt like a libertarian in a...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Hmmm, you're working in long-term care. It's taking you longer to pass meds than it does the other staff... who have been...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. I am one of those new nurses and I have a word of wisdom to share that one of the experienced guru nurses I work with told...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. I pack around a steno pad for VS, and to jot down MD orders as they come in, and any other issue that pops up. I easily...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. It is my understanding that every nursing home must, by law, prominently post the phone number of the State LTC Ombudsman. ...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  26. I totally disagree with that approach. Being young and probably not experienced in hiring people, you may not realize how...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  27. I can't believe I'm sharing this, but my family doesn't even know I'm in nursing school!!! I'm in another city (same state)...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  28. :paw:hi every one the first and last time i vsited this forum was 2 years ago when i have just started nursing school,i...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  29. In general SP catheter care is very similar to any indwelling catheter care. You want to prevent infection by keeping the...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  30. What skills you use most will depend on where you work. I have worked on an oncology unit at the hospital for the past 3...
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  31. NG's our hospital only permits RNs to insert. That's the only thing I'm not allowed to do that I trained to do.
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  32. Working in a clinic, I would say that there is much I have not been able to do. We vaccinate, give antibiotic injections...
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  33. I have worked in LTC, subacute rehab, and acute care. In LTC your main skill is to pass PO meds, some residents are on a...
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  34. I work in a clinic & theres lots of skills I learned in school that I'll never use there. However, I'm not worrried as I...
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  35. True Story (happened to me on vacation last week): You know you're a nurse when your 12-year-old daughter in the back seat...
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    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  36. Absolutely we can. I am trying to pray for each one individually who posts a request, but when I am not able to I always...
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    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  37. You do not hold long-acting even if patient is NPO (Lantus/Levimir). This is a basal insulin and the patient requires it...
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    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  38. Okay so I can't edit - here are links to a few charts. None of them is the same as mine, but they aren't bad. I wish I...
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    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  39. In LTC I give a lot of injections, like insulin, B12, Procrit, sometimes antibiotics (which usually require reconstituting)....
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  40. I just want to say how much I appreciate the response to this idea!! For those of you don't feel comfortable requesting a...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  41. I think a psych consult should be mandatory for admission to nursing school. Just my opinion
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  42. :up::up: It's all about balancing and finding the lesser of the evils to get through the day and get your patients through...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  43. wd40 to the fingers baby !! :chuckle
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  44. yeah, absolutely i can relate. and many other nurses i know think this way, too. after a while i have learned to laugh at...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  45. Hi, One of the first things you need to do is set a budget. How much do you make, how much do you spend, invest, etc.? ...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  46. Go for it! By the way, I have 20/20 in one eye and 20/200 in the other (WITH correcting lenses)- lazy eye. I too have...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  47. Ditto; I even say, now, "The worst possible pain you can imagine, like being dismembered in an automobile accident or...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  48. I've been watching this japanese drama for sometime now, and it's pretty interesting so i just wanted to share..it's in...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  49. I haven't read the whole thread but here is something I use Diabetes insipidus - Dries you out (high urine output --->...
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    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  50. 3 point crutch walking is the one used for non-weight bearing (why does that word look like it is misspelled) AGGGHHHH...
    natrgrrl
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum


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