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By michelle126

Joined Jan 22, '03. michelle126 is a RN. Posts: 3,328 (21% Liked) Likes: 1,324

Comments left by michelle126.

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  1. How is your retention? Can you offer or start a preceptorship or long orientation program? I know this isn't common in LTC...
    Dec 27 '12
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  2. I see exactlty what the OP has decribed! But imagine this...our facility is changing more to short term rehab with younger...
    Dec 27 '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  3. Wow, wow, wow. Aweful, you have to wonder what else is going on there, huh? Why isn't the DON moving on this/ these...
    Dec 27 '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. I would love, love, love to see more orders like this! Everyone wants a pill...a nice glass of wine or mixed drink would...
    Dec 26 '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Have you found any info on this? I find that in PGH, finding out how much nurses make is rare...no one wants to talk, haha....
    Dec 22 '12
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  6. I like that idea of floor conferences. I'll be honest...I don't go to alot of "mandatory" meetings. It seems like we have...
    Dec 22 '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. I dunno, maybe I'm numb to alot of things since I'm only part time and have been in LTC for ever, but I don't think I was...
    Dec 22 '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. "This is your happy pill" works for one lady. Might not sound too PC, but she tells everyone.."I like to be happy"
    Dec 14 '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. In my LTC we do vitals on 11-7 shift. All new admits get vs q shift x7 days, same for re admits. Incident reports q shift...
    Dec 14 '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. Um..no. Many residents can have a UTI or bacteremia, but not urosepsis. Yikes! ICU....you picked up on this person...
    Dec 3 '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. A fruit basket!
    Dec 3 '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Yep..as soon as your mom or dad gets home from work you can leave....hey..lets have dinner while we wait! Rats! Where...
    Dec 3 '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Do NOT do 1:1 with these type of family members....always have another staff member around. could be come a he said- she...
    Dec 3 '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. How about "hey, lets do report and count now so I can get started and out of your way if you want to chart?"
    Nov 19 '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Oh....heck no. The other nurse wasn't disciplined? No, no, no. Yes, you had a med error, but (and I have to admit,...
    Nov 2 '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  16. It happens! Have you checked your pockets or even the drawers in the med cart or desk? I love how we need do be...
    Nov 1 '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Sometimes you can't win. Esp when it gets to the staff in a union. Around the holidays they like the calls to come in and...
    Oct 29 '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. I don't think they are much different or not any harder to take care of than the other medically complex residents that we...
    Oct 29 '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. It is a chain of command issue. Mention it to the shift supervisor, if nothing done..go upwards.
    Oct 29 '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. It will all depend on your facility. I had a similar title years ago. Large building with 6 floors. Each floor had a...
    Sep 19 '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing

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