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    Well good luck!! Some aides are good, some are bad !! Usually the bad ones influence the good ones. Then you're up the creek!! You do what you can to get them to do their job, then you write them up. That's when you realize your D.O.N. is useless.... Who suffers? Residents.

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    In the state of Georgia, you would probably be fired just for mentioning a union!!
    I think it would be great to be in a union. Might prevent some of the crap we have to put up with!!!

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    I hate 12 hr shifts!! I would never work seven straight! I had more energy on 8 hr shifts. It takes me several days to recoup after working 3. I work straight nocts.

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    I think it depends upon the state

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    Why use sterile water to flush the tube??

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    Quote from shelynch
    don't be offended by the "off her butt" bit. i apologize for that if it upset you. i can only speak for the RN in my facility. i will be an RN in a couple of months and i hope i am not the kind of RN that is referred to as she is. my point was that the LVNs are being forced to do something that is out of their scope of practice, corporate knows it, the RN that accepted the responsibility as DON knows it, LVNs probably don't realize it because they haven't been to a higher level of education to learn it (how many LVNs do you know that are familiar with the NPA?) and it's a prescription for disaster. someone could lose their license behind that if something vital is missed in an initial assessment. in my facility, the only time the RN (which by the way the only 2 RNs in the building are the DON and the ADON/Medicare coordinator) assesses anything about a patient is if the LVN brings something to her attention that is grossly out of scope of practice.
    how many LVNs do you know that are familiar with NPA?
    A little condescending??

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    This is a lawsuit waiting to happen!!!

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    How about lighting where it's needed!!

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    Not where I work!!

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    Is this what was once called clysis???

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    This course is the whole kit and kaboodle.We have to do a mega code,everything!! Lpns do respond to codes in our facility. We participate, but we don't direct the code, or intubate! I don't mind learning the drugs,etc. I could certainly do without the stress of the mega code. The course is only two days!!

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    Recently, all nurses at our facility have been required to take the ACLS. Our boss states (your job isn't dependent on passing)
    I work on a Med/Surg floor, am an LPN.have no interest in this certification..Opinions ???

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    Southeast,here!

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    Great idea!!


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