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Joined Jan 22, '03. michelle126 is a RN. Posts: 3,321 (21% Liked) Likes: 1,317

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  1. Why all the drama over a write up? I would have commented on the form that I had only been there for 3 weeks and hadn't been...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. Wow brandy 1017 that is insane, how can they treat employees this way and get away with it? How many lates are you allowed...
    michelle126
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Fall on valentine's day and go to the ER after twisting both ankles insisting the left one is just fine and only have them...
    michelle126
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. no need to give protonix at 6 am.
    michelle126
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Uh-oh, I'm going to get the beer and popcorn right now.:nono:
    michelle126
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. You should never, ever, "buy your own supply" of OTC meds to administer if the facility runs out. I'm pretty sure that's all...
    michelle126
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Be careful Blackcatt, being "being lucky today' may just get you fired tomorrow for taking some of the NH's property home...
    michelle126
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. My mother in law, God rest her soul, was one of those very idealistic women who vow never to put their loved one in a home...
    michelle126
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. I think people who have issues with placing loved ones in LTC would be surprised just how many residents actually *flourish*...
    michelle126
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. I will say that I have two very close family members that did an excellent job caring for elderly loved ones with medical...
    michelle126
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. Just so it doesn't seem I'm dumping on home care workers, let me stress that they provide a valuable and necessary service....
    michelle126
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Really? You do realize that going "100% broke" paying for home care will only result the family and their aged loved one...
    michelle126
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Simply start applying for open positions. Everything you said in your post indicates you have enough experience to continue...
    michelle126
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)
  14. Blackcat, based on the number of posts from you re:your job, I gather your current job is a hot mess. I don't normally...
    michelle126
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Have the discussion with your DON. If you're lucky, there may not be much of a need for you to be called in too often. ...
    michelle126
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)
  16. Each of us is responsible for our own practice. Why in the world would the supervisor be at fault??
    michelle126
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)
  17. This is not 'patient abandonment'. If the doc knows the situation, that is, if you have notified the doc's office every...
    michelle126
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  18. I still have not found anything! I've torn apart Google looking for this kind of information, but I'm afraid you're right....
    michelle126
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  19. When I worked ltc we had a happy hour once a week. We just got the doctors to sign an order saying it was ok
    michelle126
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. A shot of brandy has fewer side effects than most sleeping pills. Who cares if she drinks? Is she getting in a car? Is she...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. I stopped having "mandatory meetings" a long time ago basically because hardly anyone ever shows up. I even tried having a...
    michelle126
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. Nurses get into trouble when they chart without interventions. IE. patient short of breath. You better darn well show what...
    michelle126
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. I've been involved in many reviews of cases where lawsuits or BON discipline was involved, only one was due to insufficient...
    michelle126
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. I often say "I have brought you your vitamins today" or "you know how those Drs can be but we have to do as they say to stay...
    michelle126
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. All I have to say is that I may lose my job for excessive OT but I may lose my home, car, license if there is ever a...
    michelle126
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  26. Iíve been asked the same question by members of Allnurses.com, real-life coworkers, and even some of my own family members:...
    michelle126
    Article Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  27. A breathing treatment? With those s/s? Really?! To echo the sentiments of all who have posted, you did a great job!!! ...
    michelle126
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  28. It sounds like you did a great job... A few points that come to mind: 1. The nebulizer tx? Uh, no. Just because...
    michelle126
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  29. Yes, I think you would need an order, and don't be surprised if the doctor does not give you one. I assume the patient...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  30. Hooray!!!! You are already way ahead of the game just because you understand that all 3 shifts need their own goodies! And...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  31. I usually don't ever feel guilty if I make someone happy even if it's just for a minute. She asked me again today...I told...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  32. If a visitor threatened one of my nurses, I would expect that nurse to calmly walk away and call me so I could deal with it....
    michelle126
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  33. I had one family member very much like you described. Management was always getting calls from the patient's daughter....
    michelle126
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  34. I've been in trouble in the last few weeks for having a resident fall and the bed alarm not being turned on, so I feel...
    michelle126
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  35. The OP works in long-term care, where residents generally do not receive daily head-to-toe assessments unless they are...
    michelle126
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  36. He is not getting enough meds. Period. Talk to MD
    michelle126
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  37. Its almost the equivalent of letting toddlers at a daycare center run all over the building without supervision. Everytime I...
    michelle126
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  38. Call the doctor again and document every time you call. Call the medical director if the doc doesn't call back by the end...
    michelle126
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  39. Wonder what OP thinks about the responses?
    michelle126
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  40. Right, I wouldn't expect that kind of email from my nurse manager. But if I had a work environment like the one described in...
    michelle126
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  41. No manager should have to say that. Apparently professional behavior is hard?
    michelle126
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  42. I've never used a padded geri chair in the shower. I have used reclining shower chairs and shower beds which worked great.
    michelle126
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)
  43. I imagine there is an investigation going on into why the other nurse gave all that oxycontin. I hope you had a doctor's...
    michelle126
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  44. Rectal use of opioids is not uncommon in hospice care. Notify the MD and reconcile the meds...
    michelle126
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  45. Call your malpractice insurance to get an attorney. To be fired for one mistake? Something hinkey is going on.
    michelle126
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  46. send her out in a wheelchair
    michelle126
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  47. Maybe your husband should check if perhaps his schedule can be bent. You shouldn't automatically have to do all the...
    michelle126
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  48. And no documentation = no psych eval or no intervention to help calm or possible correct the behaviors.
    michelle126
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  49. There are good LTC's out there...I've worked in them...I've run them. The business is getting harder by the day but you can...
    michelle126
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  50. Legally a skilled facility can not operate without a DON. Something smells fishy.
    michelle126
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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