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Joined Jan 22, '03. michelle126 is a RN. Posts: 3,356 (22% Liked) Likes: 1,357

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  1. Whether or not someone is oriented has nothing to do with whether they have a "mental disorder." Plenty of folks who do...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Be an adult. Corner the 2 people who you were talking to and say something like "apparently my joke was offensive. I want to...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Re: the one hour before or after window for meds thing.... I'm going to make some here gasp and clutch their pearls, but...
    michelle126
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Some unknown variables here. If the med list was received first (not at the same time as the "real" D/C orders), then I...
    michelle126
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  5. You are coming across as nitpicky and petty, and overly defensive. It is OK to be upset at these things, because you were...
    michelle126
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Part of the "boom" was the artificial inflation of census by way of inappropriate admissions, levels of care and...
    michelle126
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  7. This. Of course if someone is on sliding scale insulin they need to have BG checked. Or if it's a new med, definitely...
    michelle126
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. Nope, I disagree. Of course, the OP has not described the level of acuity of her unit, but for the usual LTC resident I...
    michelle126
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. Is taking a semester off and working more hours to make the money not an option? Sorry, but I have to disagree with what you...
    michelle126
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. I have heard it, I have used it, and have never considered it offensive at all. That doesn't mean I would use it in general...
    michelle126
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. CCM Over the years, I have read how you run your facility and FWIW, it sounds like a well run organization...you support...
    michelle126
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. CCM, you have a vacancy! Too bad you're too far for me to travel or I'd want to be on your doorstep first thing in the...
    michelle126
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Most of our orders state "May repeat in 30 minutes if not effective". If it didn't say that we can't give another until the...
    michelle126
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  14. Sorry, but you all are just wrong! *LOL* There is only *ONE* television nurse who is worth considering for her value to...
    michelle126
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Just think about it - those 30 pts probably each have many multiple co-morbidities. It would be all but next to impossible...
    michelle126
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. 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...
    michelle126
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. no need to give protonix at 6 am.
    michelle126
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Uh-oh, I'm going to get the beer and popcorn right now.:nono:
    michelle126
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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...
    michelle126
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. I've 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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...
    michelle126
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  45. Hooray!!!! You are already way ahead of the game just because you understand that all 3 shifts need their own goodies! And...
    michelle126
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  46. 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...
    michelle126
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  47. 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
  48. 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
  49. 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
  50. The OP works in long-term care, where residents generally do not receive daily head-to-toe assessments unless they are...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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