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Joined Jan 22, '03. CoffeeRTC is a RN LTC. Posts: 3,733 (24% Liked) Likes: 1,813

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    Yeah, I don't think most places would accommodate you on this one, especially since this is the overnight shift. We often have nurses pick up a different shift. If they come in 15 minutes early, they really can be "trained" on the night shift. The facility layout is the same, the residents are the same...there will just be a few different tasks that you may need to perform.

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    In MDS

    Care plans can be updated at any time. As soon as we add or change the interventions, we update the care plan. At risk for falls is still an acceptable problem. They will almost always be at risk for falls. No new careplan is needed.

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    lpndeb, Beth1978, bluegeegoo2, and 2 others like this.

    I just can't imagine. How horrible. I do have to ask, "what was the staff thinking?" I understand that the adm might not have wanted to sound the alarm and send these people out but the nurses?? If there was any reason to disobey the administration, this would be one of them.

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    Athletic directors can be anyone with a sports background and don't always mean they have any medical or athletic training. My husband is an AD and he is clueless on these matters.

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    ltcnurse4u likes this.

    I'm confused. Were you written up or do you want to write up the CNA?

    Sounds like the CNA needs more of an orientation or help with time management. Is she new to the job and new to being a CNA?

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    Wowsa! So many things to say about this one!!!
    How do the other RNs feel about her?? As an RN, I would love to have a few words with her.

    I'm not sure anything you say to her would help. Sounds like she needs an education on scope and practice. Can you speak to your sdc and ask them to talk with her?

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    OP, please come back and update us when you can. I'm interested in finding out how things are going.

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    BSNbeauty likes this.

    Never offered one with any of my 5 kids. Now aged 18-8. I do remember the peri bottle. Life savers!

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    matcha-cat, herring_RN, Zyprexa, and 3 others like this.

    I would love to hear responses from the law enforcement side. This is just so crazy!

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    Another post in a different thread got me thinking about this med.
    Do you carry the nasal or injectable forms in your E Box?

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    Oh...hell no! We are a similar issue with this. I really don't want to be the nurse on duty when residents are sneaking or signing out, getting wasted and then coming back into the facility. BUT...for some reason this seems to happen. What needs to happen is the MD needs to sign a no LOA order. If they sneak out or leave without an order, they should be considered AMA or elopement and then discharged from the facility.
    We should be able to drug test too. yes...we have narcan on hand, but for real???

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    30 residents on an evening shift won't be that bad. Might be a good way to get your feet wet again.

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    Yikes. I would be working with the MDs and pharmacists to get the list of meds whittled down....especially all the extra MVIs etc.

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    LPNs can be supervisors, staff development coordinators MDS nurses and the list goes on in LTC. Since you wil be a supervisor, I would go up to her and ask her about last week.

    Sounds like it will be interesting. LTC is not for the faint of heart.

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    I've always wanted to move/ work in that area. My oldest will probably be going to school in DC.

    I'm from Southwestern PA and work in Ltc and make $35/hr. I would hope the pay would be higher in DC